Jaisalmer Desert Trekking Expedition
To groom the youngsters in the field of adventures, aware them about the rich Indian Heritage: both natural & cultural, Invincible - The NGO presents one of its unique style of camping programme in Thar Desert. Here, the young India will explore the barren land's beauty and landscapes, and will experience the typical Rajasthani culture through interactions and exploration.
About the Expedition
During the winter season, the desert area remains comparatively cooler than the summer and it creates an appropriate situation to feel and enjoy the real Thar beauty. The Thar Desert also nicknamed as the Great Indian Desert, is the world's 17th largest desert. It is divided among the countries India and Pakistan, with the majority part being in India. It is one of the most populated desert areas amongst the globe. In India, Thar occupies parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana. The region faces frequent draughts, also land degradation is major problem in the Thar Desert.
The expedition has main 2 aspect of leaning:
Jaisalmer is also known as "The Golden City" of India and is one of the largest city of Rajasthan and it also comprises of the Pakistan border on one of its sides. The town is the world heritage site and it mainly built of the yellowish sandstone.
The city contains various heritage sites like fort, lake, temples etc. Overall, its desert, fauna and varied culture makes it an attraction for the world. On the same side the city is famous for its food, culture and Rajasthani Accent.
Besides this, the fort was built by Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal, in 1156 at Meru Hills and named as Trikoot Garh has been site for many wars. The site is very suitable for camel rides. There are many diversities among flora and fauna.
Amongst the beauty of the this beautiful city, there is also a horror residing among its boundaries. This is a village which was destroyed 4 centuries ago and it is believed amongst the locals that the site goes live during full moon which makes it more interesting place to visit.
Kanoi is a village situated around 30 km from the Jaisalmer city, and around 7 km from the Sam Sand Dunes. The campsite is to be set up there. Due to its geographical conditions, the countryside charm and scenic beauty are enjoyable at Kanoi.
Sam Sand Dunes
The perfect example of the desert eco-system situated alongside the town of Jaisalmer covering large area. The land consists of craggy rocksand compact salt lake bottoms, fixed dunes, etc. There is abundance of bird life in the nearby region and it also forms site for the migratory birds. Site also contains fossils of plants and animals of 180 million years old. Also, depictions of dinosaurs are found.
It is a National Desert Park which is located around 14 km from the Sam Sand Dunes. Black-buck is the common antelope of this region. Alongside with the desert fox, wolf and desert cat. Birds such as sand grouse, partridges, bee-eaters, larks, and shrikes are common sights. During winters many foreign species add to the vivid beauty and charm of the park.
Barana village is located in the Bhilwara district of Rajasthan, India.The camp is settled here nearby the village and the joy of camel ride to Khoori desert can be enjoyed from here, on the other hand it also provides the feel of the typical village life of the locals residing there. The camp fire on the evening is like the icing on the cake.
Jaisalmer Desert Trekking Expedition is planned during the months of January-February and all expected batches will follow the below mentioned schedule.
Day 1: Arrival at Jaisalmer early morning, after over-night bus journey. Sight Seeing at Kuldhara, set up camp at Kanoi & trek to Sam Sand Dunes, back to Kanoi
Day 2: Drive to Sudasari and trek to Barna Village. overnight camping at Barna Village
Day 3: Camel Ride to Khoori desert and trek at Malan Baisa Temple, back to Jaisalmer city
Day 4: Free Day for sight seeing at Jaisalmer, depart for Ahmedabad in evening
Day 5: Reach Ahmedabad early morning
The registration can be done online by clicking "Apply Now" button given on website.
There are 2 steps of registrion:
Registration is considered as confirmed only on fees submission
Fees accepted in 3 modes: online(trasaction charges applicable), by cash or by cheque.