JAMMU: Tawi Trekkers J and K, the premier trekking organisation of J and K, shall organise the second phase of Himalayan Trekking Programme-2017 by conducting a number of heritage treks for school students during October-November in Dharamshala area of Himachal Pradesh.
During the four-day Dharamshala venture the trekkers would visit the world heritage site of Kangra Fort, the largest fort in Himalaya and probably the oldest dated fort in India; the sacred Jwalajee Temple, one of the most ancient temples in India; Macleodganj, the seat of His Holiness Dalai Lama; Dharamkot, popularly called mini Israel; Bhagshunath, the beautiful Waterfall, Tapovan, Chamunda, Dharamshala and Nagini besides a visit to the beautiful Dharamshala stadium.
“The special attraction of the programme is a visit to a sprawling tea garden and a tea manufacturing company to learn about the complete process of production of tea. The participation fee which includes boarding, lodging, transportation and supervision by expert trekkers is Rs 3,400,” said General Secretary of Tawi Trekkers, Shawetica Khajuria.
The purpose of the programmes is to expose young boys and girls to nature and world famous Indian heritage and thereby imbibe in them the spirit of adventure and love and pride for the country and its glorious past.
It may be mentioned here that first phase of Himalayan Trekking Programme, the most popular adventure activity of the club among school students, was conducted by the club during summer vacations in Manali area of Himachal Pradesh.
Besides, the club has also conducted one adventure camp, two coaching camps for sport climbers, one at Jammu and the other at Delhi and a sport climbing competition. Five members of the club, Shashi Kant, Ambreen Fatima, Sakshi Magotra, Deepika Dutta and Sunil Chakharia successfully completed mountaineering courses at JIM, Pahalgam.
Above all, two sport climbers of the club, Shivani Charak and Mrityunjay Sharma represented the country at the Sport Climbing World Cup at Navi Mumbai. It may also be recalled here that Tawi Trekkers J and K is a voluntary adventure sports and social organisation run by highly dedicated young boys and girls whose only aim is to spread the spirit of adventure and love of nature amongst all strata of society without distinction of colour, caste, class or creed.
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