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Upcoming Event Date: 16th December 2018   Event: Nagphani to Umberkhind - Lonavala Region   Participation Fees: INR 800   Contact: Digambar Raut (0-98693 74378) & Archana Thakur (0-98191 55623)

Approaching the Mighty AMK! Harischandragad Trek: Nature's astonishing beauty... Sandhan Valley Trek: waiting our turn to get down the rocks Ratangad Trek: Magnificent Bhandardara dam at the background Rajgad Trek: Enchanting sunset from Sanjeevani machi.. Sagargad Trek: On the top of the world! Climbing stalwart Satish Rajput in action at CB14... Salher-Salota Trek: Salota as seen from Salher...

YHAI Mumbai Unit (027-MAH-02) - the best trekking group in Mumbai!

The Mumbai Unit of Youth Hostels Association of India is the oldest units set up in the city on the 01st of May, 1972. The unit since its inception has been consistently organizing treks in Sahyadris and Himalyas, Himlayan expeditions, rock climbing and rapelling sessions, star gazing programs and also various camps. The monsoon treks of the unit are eagerly looked forward to by the trekking fraternity. The unit has been a pioneer trekking group in Mumbai.

The Unit is more than forty years plus and still it is going strong. The years are not a landmark for us but still its a phase which is worth the applause for the contribution of all the people who made YHAI, Mumbai Unit.

We look forward to the active participation of all our patrons in the events organised and help us make them a huge success. You can also send us your suggestions and feedback on yhai.mumbaiunit@gmail.com which can help us grow as an unit.

Treks 2014-2015

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Some achievements that makes all members of YHAI Mumbai Unit proud - 
  1. In 1984, successfully organized trek to Raigad for Visually handicapped trekkers.
  2. In 1989, Government of Rajasthan organized the first desert trek and invited YHAI Mumbai Unit to organize participation. A total of 30 members participated in two batches.
  3. Successful Himalayan treks organized by YHAI Mumbai Unit include Ladakh (since 1987), Pindari-Kafni (1993 & 1996), Arunachal Pradesh, Sarang Sangla (1999), Markha Valley, Numbra Valley and many more.
  4. In 1987, trek to Chinchoti waterfall had a record participation of 300 trekkers.

Expeditions conducted by YHAI Mumbai Unit - 
  1. Kanghyashi (height-21,200 feet) in the year 1996.
  2. Stock Kangri in the year 2000.
  3. Gulab Kangri (height-18,000 feet) in the year 2003.
  4. Rudugaira in the year 2004.
  5. Friendship-Ladakhi-Shitidhar in the year 2007.

Cycling Rallies organized by YHAI Mumbai Unit - 
  1. In the year 1985, to participate in the Youth Festival in New Delhi a cycling rally was organized from Nashik to New Delhi. A total of 48 participants took part in the rally of which 38 were from the Mumbai Unit.
  2. In 1986, Mr. Narendra Singh organized cycle trail in Ladakh. 8 participants attended the event. Mumbai Unit again organized a similar event in 1996.
  3. In the year 1987, Mr. Narendra Singh and Mr. Raja cycled all the way from Mumbai to Kathmandu.
  4. From 1985 to 1987 to commemorate Youth Day, YHAI Mumbai Unit organized cycling rally from Borivali to Gateway of India.

Rock/Pinnacle Climbing organized by YHAI Mumbai Unit - 

  1. In 1985, Hadbichi Shendi was successfully climbed by Mr. Umesh Lotlikar.
  2. In 1985, Lingana was successfully climbed by Mr. Satish Amberkar.
  3. In 1990, Baan pinnacle was successfully climbed by Mr. Sachin Mayekar.
  4. In 1999, Mahuli Ranges were successfully climbed by Mr. Umesh Lotlikar.
  5. In 2002, Dukes Nose was successfully climbed by Mr. Umesh Lotlikar.