Some of the expeditions are meant to draw children aged between 10 and 18. The camps, varying from five to 10 days, are divided into batches, where each will contain a minimum of 20 travellers.

If you are fond of making new friends, sharing things in common, and discovering a new travel culture, it’s time to mark your calendar and pack your bags.

Whether one hopes for an altogether different trekking expedition in Dalhousie or go biking at Leh or meet a bunch of cycling enthusiasts to explore the less taken path in the Thar or like to get engrossed in the muted charm of Pachmarhi hill station, a handful of trekking adventures and mountaineering expeditions are in store for ardent travellers.

Connecting people from different parts of the country and catering to different age groups, the Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI) has listed its national winter adventure plan.

With a couple of captions such as ‘Home away from home’ and ‘One gathered honey’ to highlight the adventurous trips, a total of 14 camps have been rolled out.

Budget-friendly

Interestingly, some of the expeditions are meant to draw children aged between 10 and 18, and family members to sink in a whole new camping experience.

“The budget-friendly trips have a base camp, where people need to start their journey from a particular destination. We are keen on safety, food, and hygiene aspects as our team members, spread across the destinations, will guide the trekkers to help provide a homely environment,” says N. Nageswara Rao, State secretary of YHAI.

The camps, varying from five to 10 days, are divided into batches, where each will contain a minimum of 20 travellers.

The itineraries are scheduled from July and will go on till January next.

One can either register online or visit any of the units of YHAI across the country.

While the local chapter can be reached on 9989966767, details on complete schedule can be had by visiting the website: www.yhaindia.org.

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