|AMA team returns|
GUWAHATI, March 31 – Climbers of yesteryears, aged around 60 and above and also budding mountaineers below eight, comprising a 50-member team of the Assam Mountaineering Association (AMA) have successfully completed a unique high altitude trekking programme to San-Dak-Phu (12,000 ft) in the Himalayas.
The team of mountaineers left Guwahati on March 25 for the trek to Sangalila Valley in the Eastern Himalayas. During the six-day trek, the mountaineers had an opportunity to experience the serene nature in the Himalayas.
The trek started from Tumling on the morning of March 27 and the reached Kalapukhuri, a distance of about 12 kms, around 3 pm for a night stay. The second day’s trek saw the team traversing a distance of over 16 kms to reach San-Dak-Phu, located at a height of over 12,000 ft. The third and final day’s trek was the toughest and the longest– over 19 kms- from San-Dak-Phu to Rimbick in the return trip.
The team returned to Guwahati this morning after successfully concluding their high altitude trekking expedition.