JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

Guidelines & Joining Instructions for Himalayan Outbound Programmes

We would like to welcome everyone aboard our programme in Garhwal Himalaya. We assure you that it will be a journey full of education & discovery – not only about self and other team members, but also about our enchanting Himalaya which has inspired generations of poets, writers, philosophers, botanists, artists, photographers, meditators as well as nature lovers, adventure buffs and the spiritual seekers.  

Candidates will have to report at our Base Camp one day before start of the course, 10 Km further from Uttarkashi.
Reporting Location TSAF base camp at Kuflon Directions to Base camp from Uttarkashi.

Contact Person: Mr R S Pal (9690016162)



Reporting Time:

One day before the start of course at Base Camp. TSAF will provide meal from Dinner onwards. The candidates therefore should reach Base Camp after having their lunch


Dispersal:

Last Day of the course after lunch from Base Camp. The same day participants can reach Haridwar/ Dehradun by 8 pm (e.g. Course Date: 16 - 25 Nov. Reporting: 4pm, 15 Nov at TSAF Base Camp, Kuflon Dispersal: 1pm, 25 Nov)

  1. No specialized training is necessary. However, participants must carry out 5 km of jogging-cum-brisk walk as well as stretching exercises for 2 to 3 weeks before coming on the course. This pre-course toughening up would make the stay in the mountain a pleasurable experience.
  2. If one does not have a sport shoe already, purchase a new one now & start using it straightaway to iron out the pinching points
  3. Rucksack, sleeping bag, carry mattress & messtin will be Issued at Base Camp
  4. Your personal suitcase will be kept in safe Custody at TSAF store at Base Camp.
  5. Wind proof jacket will be available on hire at base camp at Rs 20/- per day.
  6. In case of any complaint related to the programme or other service provided by TSAF you can lodge the complaint through e-mail.
  7. You must be medically fit for the programme.

How to reach Uttarkashi?
  1. Rail Head : Dehradun or Haridwar
  2. Regular buses available from ISBT Delhi to Dehradun/ Haridwar or Rishikesh (5-6 hours)
  3. Shared Jeeps and buses are available from Dehradun & Rishikesh to Uttarkashi (8 hours)

Things to bring?
  1. Hiking Boots/ Sports Shoes - Rubber Sole recommended
  2. Long pants – Track pants/ Lowers
  3. T-shirts 3 (atleast 1 full sleeve)
  4. Thermocoat/ Underwear top, wool or synthetic.
  5. Socks (At least 3 pairs cotton & 1 pair woolen)
  6. Sun Hat
  7. Warm Hat
  8. Woolen Pullover
  9. Windproof jacket
  10. Water bottle ( at least 2 lits)
  11. Sun screen lotion, Lip Balm
  12. Dark Sunglasses
  13. Raincoats (for monsoon)/ Rain sheet (Can be purchased in uttarkashi)
  14. Rucksack cover to protect from rains
  15. Torch (with batteries)/ Headlight
  16. Shorts
  17. Writing Material (Pocket Diary)
  18. Spoon, Glass & Mug
  19. Personal medicine (if any) - Basic first aid kit is available in the camp
  20. Camera (optional)
  21. Candle, Match box, Pocket Knife
  22. Slippers/ Flip Flops (To move in camp)

Looking forward to your participation and having you with us. We assure you that it will become one of the most memorable experiences in your life.



Joining Instructions for Jamshedpur Outbound Programmes

We would like to welcome everyone aboard our programme around Jamshedpur We assure you that it will be a journey full of education & discovery – not only about self and other team members, but also about observing nature, living in wilderness of Tumung & Dimna. Candidates will have to report at at TSAF office at J.R.D. Tata Sports Complex (Eastern Wing)


Reporting time:

6:30 am, 1st Day of the course - At TSAF office


Dispersal:

6:00pm, Last day of course - TSAF office (e.g. Course Date: 1 Jan – 3 Jan. Reporting: 6:30am, 1 Jan at TSAF office, Jamshedpur Dispersal: 6pm, 3 Jan)


Things to bring
  1. T shirts 3( at least 1 full sleeve)
  2. Track suit lower/ long pants
  3. Socks – 3 pairs
  4. Durable sports shoes
  5. Water Bottle
  6. Sun cap
  7. Sun glasses
  8. Writing Material
  9. Woolen pull over (in winter)
  10. Raincoat (in Monsoon)
  11. Personal Medication (if any)
  12. Camera (optional)
  13. Torch (with batteries)

For water based activities:
  1. Swimming pants/ Shorts
  2. Tshirts
  3. Swimming Goggles/ cap (optional)
  4. Hawai Chappal

Looking forward to your participation and having you with us. We assure you that it will become one of the most memorable experiences in your life.



BASE CAMPS


Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Our base camp is situated at Kuflon in Uttarkashi. "Kuflon", hidden above pristine waters of the Assi Ganga river, with abundant flora and fauna, is the perfect getaway into wilderness. Surrounded by lush greenery on all sides, amidst the snow clad hills Kuflon is nature’s paradise.


Height –

4,500 ft. above sea level


How to get there?

Kuflon is 385 kms from New Delhi. A 10 hour drive (non-stop) if you start early (4 am). To avoid the highway traffic, leave Delhi as early as 4 am, then it is a 4 hrs drive to Rishikesh and onwards it is a 5 1/2 hrs drive to be in time for lunch by 2 pm at Kuflon. Mind you, it excludes time for extended breaks, for photo shots / tea breaks etc.


Suggested route from Delhi

Ghaziabad, Modi Nagar, Meerut Bypass, Muzaffarnagar Bypass, Roorkee, Haridwar, Rishikesh Bypass, Narender Nagar, Chamba, ChinyaliSaud, Dharasu, Uttarkashi, Gangori, KUFLON BASICS


Common 2 wrong turns

Firstly you do not enter Rishikesh town, take the Bypass going to Narender Nagar and NOT to Devprayag. Secondly at Chamba, the detour to Uttarkashi is not marked. Please Enquire. You do NOT go to New Tehri. There are regular buses for Rishikesh from ISBT Delhi, departs after every 15 or 30 minutes till 10.30 pm (takes 6 hours). Buses from Rishikesh for Uttarkashi are available from the YATRA BUS STAND also called TGMO, from 4 am onwards upto 11.30 am (Takes 8 hours approx)

Shared taxi for Uttarkashi is available from Rishikesh Taxi stand at Natraj Hotel upto 2 pm (takes 6 hrs approx)


By Train

The nearest railhead is Haridwar, 175 kms. Train tickets need to be booked well in advance. Train number 4041 Mussoorie Express departs Old Delhi railway station at 10:15 pm and arrives at Haridwar at 5.40 am. Taxi onwards (175 kms / 6 hrs/ Rs.2500) to arrive at Kuflon for lunch. OR board the Shatabadi Express early morning 7 am to reach Haridwar at 11.40 am. Taxi onwards (175 kms / 6 hrs/ Rs.2500) to arrive at Kuflon. You can also come via Dehradun. Shared Taxi for Uttarkashi is available from Dehradun


By Air

The Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun - 175 Kms.


Tumung, Jamshedpur

Situated 20 kms away from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, this village is ideal for activities like rock climbing, bouldering and caving.


How to get there?

Nearest town is Jamshedpur which is well connected to all other cities by rail and road. For Tumung courses, transport is provided from TSAF office in Jamshedpur.


Dimna, Jamshedpur

Situated at an approximate distance of 12 kms from Jamshedpur, the base camp at Dimna Lake has provision for water-based activities including rafting, improvised rafting and skurfing.


How to get there?

Nearest town is Jamshedpur which is well connected to all other cities by rail and road. For Dimna courses, transport is provided from TSAF office in Jamshedpur.


Remal Dam, Odisha

Situated at an approximate distance of 11 kms from Bamnipal, the base camp at Remal Dam has provision for rock climbing, rappelling & water-based activities including rafting, improvised rafting.


How to get there?

110 kms away from Bhubaneswar - capital of Odisha, which is well connected to all other cities by air, rail and road.