Waterfall Rappelling schedule for Monsoon 2014

Note: All these events are for age 12 years and above.

No Date Day Waterfall Location Mrp. INR
1 July 5 th Saturday Bekare Bhivpuri 850 cancelled due
to late monsoon
2 July 6 th Sunday Bekare Bhivpuri 850 cancelled due
to late monsoon
3 July 12 th Saturday Bekare Bhivpuri 850 *
4 July 13 th sunday Bekare Bhivpuri 850 *
5 July 19 th Saturday Dhudiware Lonavala 1050
6 July 20 th Sunday Dhudiware Lonavala 1050
7 July 26 th saturday Kondhane Karjat 1050 *
8 July 27 th sunday Kondhane Karjat 1050
9 Aug. 2 nd Saturday Bekare Bhivpuri 850 *
10 Aug. 3 rd Sunday Bekare Bhivpuri 850 *
11 Aug. 9 th Saturday
12 Aug. 10 th Sunday
13 Aug. 15 th Friday Dhodani Panvel ? Rap. & Zip.
14 Aug. 16 th Saturday Kondhane Karjat 1050
15 Aug. 17 th Sunday Kondhane Karjat 1050
16 Aug. 18 th Monday Siddhagad 1200
17 Aug. 23 rd Saturday
18 Aug. 24 th Sunday Bekare Bhivpuri 850
19 Aug. 30 th Saturday Dhudiware Lonavala 1050
20 Aug. 31 st Sunday Dhudiware Lonavala 1050
No Date Day Waterfall Location Mrp. INR
21 Sep. 6 th Saturday
22 Sep. 7 th Sunday Dhodani Panvel 850
23 Sep. 13 th Saturday
24 Sep. 14 th Sunday Siddhagad Near Murbad 1200
25 Sep. 20 th Saturday
26 Sep. 21 st Sunday Bekare Bhivpuri 850
27 Sep. 27th Saturday
28 Sep. 28 th Sunday Vardayini Near Nagothane 1200
29 Oct. 4 th Saturday
30 Oct. 5 th Sunday
31 Oct. 11 th Saturday
32 Oct. 12 th sunday Vardayini Near Nagothane 1200

Please get in touch with Raghavendra Kale on +91-8108833342 to register or inquire about custom batches.

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Waterfall Rappelling at Kondane Caves – photos

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Bengal Tiger in the shrubbery at Tadoba - Andhari Tiger Reserve

Wildlife Trip to Tadoba – Andhari Wildlife Reserve

Summer is a great time to spot wildlife, when the foliage is minimal and limited watering holes allow for opportunity rich observation points. Tigers in particular are best watched in the summer.

Wide Aware brings you an exciting trip to the post monsoon lush wilderness of the Tadoba – Andhari Tiger Reserve from the 28th to 30th May 2014. The Tadoba National Park, established in 1935, is the oldest National Park in Maharashtra. The Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary, created in 1986 in the Chandrapur district, is the one of the 41 designated Tiger Reserves as a part of Project Tiger, aimed at saving India’s diminishing population of Bengal Tigers. The Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary and a few intermediate areas comprising a total of 625 square kilometers, were merged in 1995 into the present Tadoba -Andhari Tiger Reserve.

The Tadoba National Park is named after “Tadoba” a tribal deity worshiped by the tribal people dwelling in these forests. Tadoba is believed to have been killed by a tiger in this place and a shrine in his honor graces the banks of the Tadoba lake. Andhari is the river that flows through this forest. The Tadoba – Andhari Tiger Reserve is home to thousands of flora and fauna species. Large animal species easily spotted here include Bengal Tigers, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Gaur, Chinkara, Spotted Cat, Panther, Nilgai, Barking Deer, Indian Bison, Wild Dog, Hyenas, Jackals, etc. The Tadoba Lake is home to crocodiles.

The vegetation in the Tadoba – Andhari Tiger Reserve is of the Southern tropical Dry Deciduous type with thick forest cover over 87% of the area of the Reserve. Teak is the predominant tree species, while other trees found include Ain (crocodile bark), Bija, Dhauda, Haldu, Salai, Semal and Tendu. Other species are beheda, hirda, karaya gum, mahua Madhuca (Crepe myrtle) and Lannea coramandelica (Wodier Tree).

Itinerary for Wildlife Trip to Tadoba – Andhari Tiger Reserve

Meeting Point : Nagpur Stn

Meeting Time : 07:30 am on Day 1

Day Time Schedule
28th May 2014 07:30 Assemble at Nagpur station.
12:00 Reach Tadoba / Allocate Rooms / Freshen Up
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Assemble for Evening Safari (Ride 1)
18:00 Reach Resort / Tea
20:00 Assemble for Discussions and Sharing of the Day’s Experiences / PoA for the next day
29th May 2014 5:00 Wake up
5:30 Assemble for Morning Safari
6:30 – Morning Ride (Ride 2)
11:00 Breakfast / Tea
11:30 Freshen Up
12:00 Relax
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Assemble for Evening Safari
15:00 – 18:30 Evening Ride (Ride 3)
19:00 – 20:00 Reach Resort / Freshen Up / Tea and Snacks
20:30 Gather for discussions and feedback of the day / POA for the next day
21:00 Dinner
22:00 PM Lights Off
30th May 2014 5:00 Wake up
5:30 Assemble for Morning Safari
6:30 – 10:30 Morning Ride (Ride 4)
11:00 Breakfast / Tea
11:30 Freshen Up / Pack Up
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Depart from TATR (Train suitable will be 12290 Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express)

Charges : Rs. 13,500/- (includes 4 jungle rides, Stay – Food and Accommodation for 3 Days / 2 Nights, travel from Nagpur to Chandrapur and back). The Charges include the following :

  1. A/C transport facility from Nagpur to Chandrapur and back.
  2. Stay – A/C Accommodation (Budget) and Food – Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Tea for 2N/3D. (Pl note – Food would be typical Indian Veg Food)
  3. 4 Safari Rides into the core zone through the Mohurli gate
  4. Resource Person

The above mentioned cost does not include the following :

  • Any personal expense
  • Any cost on Soft Drinks / Mineral Water / Food of a personal choice.
  • Travel from any other destination to Nagpur and back.
  • Camera Fees
  • Any kind of additional tour
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • In case of a situation wherein there is a change in the schedule, the cost for any extended stay will not be covered.
  • Anything not mentioned as package inclusions.

Terms and Conditions

  • All the safaris mentioned are from Mohurli Gate
  • If there is any escalation in rates of safari, the difference in the amount shall be paid before the safari.

Who can join?

Anyone above 6 years provided one does not suffer from any serious ailment. Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Minors under 18 joining unaccompanied must have parental permission. In case anyone is on medication, we request you to inform the group beforehand, about the same. Decision made by the Group Leader will be final.

Dos and Dont’s for the Outing :

  • A light baggage is advisable since you would have to carry your own luggage.
  • Being eco-friendly, we would strictly not allow any participant to litter the natural space. Any plastics or wrappers can be collected and brought back to the resort!!
  • On the same lines, the wilderness of the region should not be pilfered with, considering its fragility.
  • Comfortable clothing like casual tees and track pants /loose trousers would be preferable to a tight attire.
  • Bright colors like pink, green, yellow, strictly prohibited. Dull and earthly colors like brown,grey, etc essential.
  • Any Sports Shoes or Canvas Shoes is advisable. Strictly no chappals or heels. Floaters, an extra pair, can be got along.
  • At least 1 bottle of water (filled with water) should be carried along, in the entire trip.
  • Cap, Sunscreens, Chocolates, Munchies, Camera, Binoculars, Odomos, etc are optional.
  • Clothes, A personal Toilet Kit with a towel, hand napkin, toilet paper, etc.
  • If under medication, please notify the Group – in Charge, with the details written on a paper.
  • Photo Identity

Last Date for Registering for this Wildlife Trip to Tadoba – Andhari Tiger Reserve is May 1st 2014.

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Rappelling at Duke’s Nose – Khandala

Rappel down Duke’s Nose Pinnacle

Rappel down the Duke's Nose.
Rappel down the Duke’s Nose.

Khandala: An exciting one day adventure takes you to a popular site for outdoor adventurers shaped rather like the profile of a regal nose, from which it gets its name. An easy trip with moderate walking and by a 300 foot brisk rappel down the famous rock face will have you revving.

Schedule for Duke’s Nose Rappelling at Khandala

  • For those traveling by train, board 22105 Indrayani Superfast Express (5:40am at Dadar, reaching Lonavala at 8:00am)
  • Meet at Lonavala station at 8:00 am
  • Breakfast near station (included in cost)
  • Travel from Lonavala railway station to Kurwande (road head for Duke’s Nose trek) (included in cost)
  • Reach Kurwande at 9:00am
  • Trek to Duke’s Nose (should take about an hour)
  • Activity and equipment introduction
  • Rappelling starts turn by turn
  • Lunch is available if you inform in the village on the way up, but not included in cost.
  • One attempt for rappelling is included. Extra attempts may be permitted at extra cost if time allows.
  • Return to Lonavala (transport included in cost)
  • Disperse.

Bookings available on first come, first book basis. If you have indicated participation, we will hold a seat for 2 days to complete payment. We cannot guarantee availability beyond this.

Fees: INR 1150 per head ($22 per head if you book online using credit/debit card)

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Cultural tour in exotic Spiti Valley

chorten on Chandratal lake shoreThis tour takes you into the very heart of Spiti Valley, Himachal into a world where rich hearts flourish in barren land. As usual, Wide Aware makes it a point to give you a tour that goes into the very essence of the land, rather than a visit of significant locations only.

This tour not only shows you the highlights of Spiti Valley, but give you an experience of being part of the land, and following your interests like other inhabitants in the valley. We will see world famous monasteries, hunt for fossils, dance the local dances, eat the local food, stay in their homes, witness an exotic tantric ceremony, look at the local breeding grounds of the famous Spiti horses and explore this place to our heart’s content.

If you want a hurried tour that gives you a summary of the valley, this is not it. If you’d like to marinate yourself in the place, so that it feels like a home, you’re in the right place.


The itinerary is as follows. Do note that due to the extensive amount of information worth mentioning about the places covered in the itinerary, We have provided links to the information about the places rather than including it all here and hopelessly inflating the core itinerary. To know more about a place, mouse over, and follow the links to the page with the information.

This cultural tour itinerary doesn’t specifically mention meals unless there is something special about them. This is not to say you will not be fed, but that I’d prefer to give you important information on the flora and fauna of Lahaul and Spiti or high altitude terrain or the people of the Spiti valley rather than telling you that you will be fed. Rest assured – you will not be kept hungry 😀

Warning: Spiti is all high altitude terrain. While we haven’t had any untoward incidents o­n such tours, strength and stamina do take a kick. This is nothing unexpected, if you’re o­n this tour, and the high altitude mention in the difficulty is just that. Being careful and alert to your own health and immediately expressing any concerns you have is expected from all clients.






Mode of travel Jeep
Difficulty Nothing worth mentioning except an altitude gain
Duration 8-10 Hours
Accommodation Hotel/Guesthouse
We leave Manali early in the morning after a quick breakfast. We cross the Rohtang Pass and head past the tourist hordes into the Lahaul and Spiti district o­n the Manali Lah highway. Expect a dramatic change of scenery fromm green to desert across the Rohtang Pass. A short distance later, we take a right off the highway, and follow the road along the Chandra river that takes us into Spiti and stop for lunch at a summer settlement of roadside dhabas at Chhatru.As we move o­n after lunch, a dusty, journey along the Chandra river captivates us. o­n our right just before Batal, we should be able to see the tail of the Bara Shigri glacier (far above). We cross Batal and climb steeply across the Kunzum Pass. o­n the top of the Pass, there is a recently revamped (but ancient in terms of tradition) temple to the Palden lhamo (Kali). The road detours from the main “highway” to go around the temple here. It is believed that she protects travellers. Views from here are worth taking a breather from the long drive for. We have the Chandra Bhaga range (popular among climbers) in clear sight. We continue o­n toward Losar with some incredibly stunning mountains (that look rather like someone wiped across a palette full of oilpaint) o­n our left.

We cross the check post at Losar after a quick tea break and are now officially into Spiri (geographically, we entered, when we crossed the Kunzum Pass). The journey now takes us through charming villages with the typical box-like houses and patches of green in an arid land, right until we reach Kaza.

DAY 02 – KAZA – Kye – Kibber – KAZA 





Mode of travel Jeep
Difficulty Nothing worth mentioning except an altitude gain
Travel Duration 2 hours
Accommodation Hotel/Guesthouse
Today is an easy day to help us unwind from yesterdays tiring journey and to get acclimatized to the gain in altitude. After breakfast we will visit the Kye monastery, situated a short distance (12 km) away. We have seen Kye in the distance o­n the previous day looking like a massive pile of boxes threatening to topple at the slightest push.<p align=”justify”>We visit the very interesting monastery (follow link for details) and explore its tunnellike passages and dark rooms that seem to be full of secrets. Over a thousand years of worship and respect give Kye monastery its peculiar, mystical charm that takes us into a world of long ago. Huge idols, butter lamps and prayer wheels etch into our minds the religious atmosphere of this valley that will be echoed all through the tour.

About 20 kilometres northwest of Kaza lies Kibber village, which at a height of 4,205 metres boasts of being o­ne of the highest inhabited villages. The village is surrounded by a narrow valley and soaring mountain ranges o­n all sides and is perched o­n a vast, rocky stretch of land.

We continue to Gete further up the plateau. Flanking the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary and set amidst spectacular alpine meadows, this is o­ne of the regions where the famous Spiti horses are bred. We return to the comfortable low altitude of Kaza for a peaceful night’s sleep.


Mode of travel Jeep
Difficulty Nothing worth mentioning except an altitude gain
Travel Duration 1 hours
Accommodation Homestays
Today, we go to Langza, located in a large high mountain meadow with the spectacular massif of, Chau Chau Kang Nilda, towering in the backdrop.We visit the Lang (monastery), before lunch. The Lang is regarded to be the headquarters of all the deities of the valley and houses some old frescos and thangkas (paintings o­n silken canvas).

We will be with a local family. After savouring a steaming local cuisine lunch, we will go fossil hunting. An area of the plateau near Langza has been marked out as a fossil centre and we spend a few hours hunting for fossils. Dinner and overnight stay in the local home.

<p align=”justify”>DAY 04 – LANGZA – KOMIK  

Mode of travel Trek
Difficulty It takes some effort to walk at altitude, but it shouldn’t be too tough.
Travel Duration 5-6 hours
Accommodation Homestays
After breakfast we hike across the plateau to Komik. Various trails branch out and depending o­n your energy levels and interest in wandering, we can take tougher or easier routes. The steeper routes as usual have more to offer (somehow, its always like this).We will be carrying a packed lunch today for a high-altitude picnic under the sky at a place our heart and stomach choose. Just find a place you like and take your lunch break.

Komik is the highest village in Asia and houses o­ne of the highest Vajrayana Buddhist monasteries in the world. We will visit the Gompa and spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the village, asking questions or getting to know our hosts for the day.






Mode of travel Yak safari
Difficulty Nothing worth mentioning except altitude
Travel Duration 5-6 hours
Accommodation Homestays


Ok. Enough walking. Today we will safari across the plateau astride yaks. Why walk when we can ride? The route primarily traverses through alpine pastures with a wide array of floral diversity.We will again carry a packed lunch and have a picnic whenever we feel like it.

We traverse two passes with stunning views of the surrounding peaks of the region. A steep descent after the second pass brings us to Demul village.

Demul is famous for its musicians. In the evening we will attend Cultural performances by the local folk and sample the warm hospitality of these mountain people. We stay again with a local family.

DAY 06 – DEMUL – Lhalung – DHANKAR  

Mode of travel Trek/Jeep
Difficulty Nothing worth mentioning except altitude and a very slightly steepish climb
Travel Duration 4-5 hours walking + 30 min drive
Accommodation Homestays
After breakfast we hike to Lhalung. The route is primarily all downhill and brings us to the valley floor of the Padang River. Lunch is at the picturesque oasis village of Saglung, housing all of 2 houses.We cross a rickety bridge and follow the Lingti River thereafter which leads us to the village of Lhalung. The oldest Sarkhang temple and possibly o­ne of the oldest trees (dating back to over a 1000 years) in Spiti are found here.

From here we drive a short distance to Dhankar, the erstwhile capital of Spiti. Dhankar houses an ancient Monastery perched precariously between unique wind eroded structures. Remnants of the Dhankar Fort, which housed the royal family of Spiti, still remain. Dinner and overnight in another local home.

DAY 07 – DHANKAR – Kungri – TABO  





Mode of travel Jeep
Difficulty Nothing worth mentioning
Travel Duration 3 hours
Accommodation Hotel/Guesthouse


Today we attend the morning pooja (prayer ceremony) and learn about restoration of ancient art at the Dhankar monastery.We visit the old & new monasteries, the remains of the Dhankhar Fort and a museum of cultural artifacts. The Monastery has some interesting wall murals and thankas.

From here we drive to Kungri monastery in the Pin valley. The original monastery was built around 1330 AD and provides unmistakable evidence of the Tantric cults as practiced in Pin.

We will watch a cultural performance by the Bhujens, a unique and rare sect of Tibetan Buddhist theatrical artists that preach religious, social and ecological morals to the locals through a set of diverse performances.

Followers of Tholdan Gyalpo, who invented this art in the early 11th century A.D, they are now o­nly found in the Pin valley in Spiti after disappearing from Tibet and Ladakh.

We drive to Tabo for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 08 – TABO – Giu – KAZA  





Mode of travel Jeep
Difficulty Nothing worth mentioning
Travel Duration 5 hours
Accommodation Hotel/Guesthouse


After breakfast we visit Tabo monastery . Built around the year 996 A.D, in a single night as the myth goes, the Tabo monastery is a shrine to the protectress Wi-nyu-myin, and the oldest Gelugpa monastery in Spiti.The nondescript exterior of Tabo is in contrast with the magnificent paintings and sculptures preserved in the prayer hall.

From here we will drive to Giu (1 hr). Giu is the furthest and most isolated village of Spiti, lying close to the border of Tibet (China). Giu’s claim to fame is its lama mummy (the 1000 year old monk sitting in the dhayana asana still exists intact till date).

We will be carrying our lunch with us again . After visiting Giu we will drive back to Kaza. The evening can be spent roaming the (tiny)bazaar and shopping. Dinner and overnight at Kaza.






Mode of travel Jeep/short walk
Difficulty Nothing worth mentioning except an altitude gain
Travel Duration 5 hours
Accommodation Camping


Our journey out of Spiti begins, but that doesn’t mean its time for depression – the lake of the Moon beckons!Today we visit Chandra Tal, the lake of the moon goddess. We return toward Manali up to a little ahead of Kunzam pass. After crossing Kunzam La (4551 mts) and just before Batal, we take a short detour to Chandra Tal (4270 mts). The road is bumpy and vehicles need to back up as much as half a kilometer to find a place to pass, so we hope we don’t meet other vehicles coming from the opposite side.

Chandra Tal is placed between a low ridge and the main Kunzum range with an outlet into the Chandra river. O/N in tents.

This is o­ne place which is unforgettable. The crystalline beauty of the water is the perfect mirror for the dramatic mountains cocooning it – if there is any place fit for Gods to live, this is it.






Mode of travel Jeep
Difficulty Nothing worth mentioning
Travel Duration 5 hours
Accommodation Not applicable


Wake up in the morning to see the sun rising over the steel gray of the mountains and their perfect inverted image in the lake, turning the scene into a blaze of colour.Pitch your tent with care o­n the previous night, and you can see this from your sleeping bag, with the tent flaps open. Our last morning o­n this tour is a morning that will stay alive in our minds as long as we live.

After breakfast we drive to Manali along the now familiar route that we traversed to enter Spiti valley from Manali. The vivid green of the lush Kullu valley comes as a visual shock after all these days of barren terrain, as we descend from the Rohtang into the bustle of Manali town and back into modern civilization.

Please keep in mind that this cultural tour itinerary is subject to change at our discretion, but we assure you that the changes will be value additions, or necessity due to prevailing circumstances. We remain committed to providing the experience o­n offer here.

Do confirm your bookings at the earliest to avoid disappointment. Feel free to enquire about any tweaks you may wish for to accommodate personal interests or limitations. I recommend against tweaking the duration without decreasing content, as such a tour is not a tag hunt, and there needs to be some time to absorb the atmosphere.

Waterfall Rappelling face at Mahuli Fort

Waterfall Rappelling Schedule for 2013

For the waterfall rappelling high adventure sports season this year, Wide Aware has organized outdoor adventure activities in newer places and we have several new adventure sports locations for waterfall rappelling. Here is the schedule of currently planned waterfall rappelling batches, locations and costs for the waterfall rappelling season of 2013. Difficulty levels and locations are dramatically varied and each have their own charm.

You could also call up Raka on 09869433342 or 08108833342 to discuss and choose outdoor activities that will suit your interests and convenience best. Many participants like to attend one even each on several waterfalls, as it is a very exciting adventure activity near Mumbai and each location is uniquely thrilling in its own way!

Looking forward to seeing you at one or more of these!

Sr. no Date location Near Hight Fees
1 30st June Sunday Bekare Bhivpuri Road 80 ft. 750
2 7th July Sunday Dodhani Panvel 100 ft. 750
3 13th July Saturday Dudhiware Lonavla 135 ft. 950
4 14th July Sunday Dudhiware Lonavla 135 ft. 950
5 20th July Saturday Kondhana Karjat 100 ft. 950
6 21st July Sunday Kondhana Karjat 100 ft. 950
7 27th July Saturday Bekare Bhivpuri Road 80 ft. 750
8 28th July sunday Bekare Bhivpuri Road 80 ft. 750
9 3rd Aug. Saturday Dodhani Panvel 100 ft. 750
10 4th Aug. Sunday Dodhani Panvel 100 ft. 750
11 17th Aug. Saturday Dudhiware Lonavla 135 ft. 950
12 18th Aug.Sunday Dudhiware Lonavla 135 ft. 950
frothing waterfall in green jungle at dudhiware

Outdoor adventure activities for monsoon: Waterfall rappelling at Dudhiware, Lonavala

For monsoon adventure in the Western Ghats near Mumbai this year we have added a new adventure sports location for waterfall rappelling at Dudhiware waterfall near Lonavala.

frothing waterfall in green jungle at dudhiware

Waterfall Rappelling at Dudhiware waterfall at about 15-20 minutes from Lonavala makes for fun outdoor adventure activities near Mumbai. Ease of access and charming natural scenery are perfect for a rejuvenating Sunday celebrating the monsoons before the working week makes you endure it. Rappelling is a technique of descending down vertical faces with the use of ropes and specialized equipment. Waterfall rappelling brings an element of exotic fun to this activity originally intended as a means of quick descent after rock climbing.

Type: Adventure sports, outdoor adventure activities, waterfall rappelling

Height: 135 Feet (Approx)
Region: Lonavala

Dates: July – August – 17th, 18th

Meeting Point at Lonavala Railway station on opposite side as Western Express Highway at 08:00am

Note: Please carry your own Lunch for the day. Breakfast will be provided.


The approximate itinerary for the Outdoor Adventure Activity is given below:

Meet at Lonavala (08:00 am)
Introduction + breakfast (15min)
Travel to Dudhiware (30 min)
Hike to waterfall (20 min)
Instructions (20min)
Rappelling starts at 09:30am
We should be back at Lonavala Bus Stand latest by 6.00PM (Subject to prevailing factors)

The participation cost for this Event would be Rs. 950/-

Extra rappels will cost Rs.250/- each and will be subject to everyone in the group completing their first attempt.

The above cost includes:

  • Travel from Lonavala to Dudhiware & Back by local tempo or available transport
  • Breakfast
  • 1 Rappel down the waterfall
  • All Equipment & Expertise charges.
Please contact Raka on 9869433342 or 8108833342 to register
Limited openings, participations will be confirmed on payment.

Uttarakhand floods: Call for mountaineers to volunteer for rescue work in Uttarakhand

A request for help from mountaineer volunteers has come in from volunteers working in Uttarakhand. They need expert mountaineers who can negotiate difficult terrain and set up routes for relief, first aid, evacuations, people and materials… as needed. The missing are expected to cross ten thousand.

Uttarakhand: Search and rescue and relief workers heading into interior areas from Uttarkashi are finding that there is extensive damage in inaccessible areas. It seems entire villages have vanished without trace or almost vanished. Yesterday they discovered a village Themausi in uttarkashi area – earlier population 679, survivors 3, barely alive! They have identified 1000 odd villages 4 which info is still not available, which they call “missing” villages. There is a need to find them and see if there are survivors needing aid. The few mountaineers currently working on location are overwhelmed and need backup.

If you are part of trekking/mountaineering/climbing group, please contact AFTER you have a team formed ready to leave for Uttarkashi on notice. Also people who ride bullets are required to ferry relief material on roads not accessible by trucks or four wheelers. Feel free to use this image to quickly explain the situation while requesting for volunteers for Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand.


Teams are being gathered of expert mountaineers/climbers n paired with Airforce Jawans 2 go into remote areas on foot. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi is organizing teams to go into the mountains on search and rescue missions. Another all-womens expedition that had landed up there for a climb is now running rescues instead as well. Details are sketchy, but far more mountaineers are needed than available is clear.

If you have mountaineering experience in the Himalaya, you are needed. Search and Rescue and First Aid training will be even more welcome. All you Uttarkashi NIM (Nehru Institute of Mountaineering) pass outs of Advanced Mountaineering Course, etc, now is the time to give back to the place you learned from. Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand need you.

Please understand that this work is not without risk. It is not an adventure holiday. Volunteer if you are prepared to work hard in punishing conditions and rough weather. These will be some of the toughest rescues of your career.

The same goes for bullet riders.

Individual ex-trainees of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering should call up and report directly to NIM. They are sending up teams comprising locals, Army engineers and trained volunteers to do rescue work in remote areas. They are asking volunteers to come there to stand by for assignment.

Comment here with your correct email address if you have a team ready and you will be contacted with further information.