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JAMMU: Continuing its series of one day treks in the Purmandal, Surinsar, Mansar areas, Tawi Trekkers, the pioneer trekking club of Jammu and Kashmir shall organize a day-long trek to Bhupnergarh Fort on January 31.The group of about 20 trekkers, comprising veterans as well as youngboys and girls, shall be led by Sumit Khajuria, a highly trained mountaineer and shall include patron of the club Ashwani Sharma, former MLA; a founder member and now an Advisor of the club, Prof. Lalit Magotra; president of the club Ram Khajuria; former Deputy Director Doordarshan Kendra Jammu, Sanjeet Khajuria; Principal of Oriental Academy Senior Secondary School, Vivek Chauhan and Co- Chairman of the club, Zorawar Singh Jamwal.It also includes sports journalist, Sanjeev Sharma, Sushil Singh and Sonam Sidharth, treasurer and an executive member of Mountaineering Association of J&K respectively besides a host of other active members of the club including Abhimanyu Sherpa (joint secretary) and Sumit Singh.Ashmika Thappa, Shivani Charak, Arun Deep Singh (both international Ssport Climbers), Sakshi Magotra, Vishali Sharma (both trained mountaineers) and Bhanu Partap Singh.The 12 kilometer trek shall start from Sarain, near Nud in Samba district andculminate at Mansar lake after passing through Bhupnergarh Fort. The trek is unique as it involves four kilometers of beach trekking (wet sands), about two kilometres of gentle ascent to Bhupnergarh Fort and finally an enjoyable six kilometre trek to Mansar lake through calm and cool dense forest.Important to mention here that to promote this area in particular and other lesser known beauty spot of Jammu in general for soft adventureActivities, the club has already conducted four such day long treks from Mohoregarh to Mansar; Dhergarh to Mansar; Kattal Battal to Aitham via Pahairh Devta and a trek to Devi Pindian near Katra besides a trek from Dudu to Kaplash via Seoj Dhar during the last couple of months.
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