About Us

Explore the unexplored! Experience in map reading and navigation heads out every year to mountains and jungles on wilderness treks, discovering beautiful locations while creating our own path.

Man and mountain have pristine spiritual bond. Himalayas have been work field of Vedic sages. Since mountains are beautiful to look at but difficult to dwell at, thus we have a vision of promoting adventure, sports and creating a general awareness about conservation of nature, among the students of this institute. Trekkers’ Club, JGEC, established in 1983, offers you to take into countryside settings denouncing hypocrisy and shame of moderns and bearing innocence, rusticity and humility of primitives.

In this long journey, the Trekkers’ Club have undertaken many such activities like organising adventure camps, treks, photo exhibitions etc. Pass few days with us without a mobile, internet, cars and know the elemental simplicities of life. We encourage the scientific minds in adventures and aware them about ecological sustainability. While enchanted by the austere beauty of the Mountains cape you will surely fall in love with nature, once in love neither you nor else dare to spoil the nature in your presence. Our trained guides will encourage you to take calculated risk on mountain slopes.

People choose to trek for a lot of reasons and, sometimes, for no reason whatsoever, which in itself makes it more rewarding. Since in future students may not get any more time for leisure or for any proposes it is one of the terrific opportunities to experience something new. But in the end, much like any other form of travel, each trekker – novice or veteran – comes out of the experience a more evolved person. Trekking is all about moving out of your comfort zone, and while doing so, you sometimes brave the harshest and most unexpected of conditions, and yet, you persevere with a smile, then that’s a life lesson even decades of living a routine life can’t teach you, let alone a handful of days. Trekking, if one may say so, is an express life-teacher. Do it once and you will come out a better person … Guaranteed.

"It is not mountain that we conquer but ourselves."

           ---Edmund Hillary

History

Year 2017

In February, a trek to Sandakphu-Phalut(12000ft.) via Maneybhanjan, Tonglu, Kalipokhri and Rammam was organized with 17 participants under the secretaryship of Ankit Chakraborty(ECE’17) .


Team Members: Ankit Chakraborty, Tanumay Paul, Chandan Paul, Manas Sardar, Soumyadeep Sarkar, Mahidul Islam, Prodipto Halder, Anirban Samanta, Soujatya Roy, Annweshan Chakraborty, Avijit Mondal, Saikat Biswas, Saptarshi Das, Shouvik Banik, Arunima Bhattacharya, Sourav Kr. Singh and Vikash Kr.Shaw.


Year 2015

In April a team of 11 students summited Goecha-La(16000ft.) via Bakhim, Dzongri, Thansing, Samiti Lake and Kokchurung.


Team Members: Mahidul Haque, Sanjay Jana, Arnob Ghosh, Arnab Sarkar, Debarghya Basu, Rajdeep Sahoo, Souvik Pahari, Subhadeep Das, Ankit Chakraborty and Soujatya Roy.

Year 2014

In April a trek to Sandakphu Peak via Maneybhanjan,Tumling, Kalipokhri, and Bikheybhanjan was organized.

Team Members: Samanway Ghatak, Mahidul Haque, Subarna Mitra, Gouri Khan, Sanjay Jana, Nissan Karmakar, Md. Raihan Sk., Santanu Adhikary, Soumen Dafadar, Rajdeep Sahoo, Souvik Pahari, Sanket Roy, Rehan Sk.

In October again another team trekked to Sandakphu Peak via same route.

Team Members: Kesang Tamang, Passangrita Sherpa, Nagen Ssapkota.

Year 2013

A trek from Hilley to Uttarey via Thulodhap, Kalijhor, Chiwabhanjan and Chittrey was arranged.


Team Members: Sourav Dey, Rohit Modi, Suvinava Basak, Samanway Ghatak, Abhirup Bhattacharya, Jayanta Sen, Ankit Saha, Aneek Sil, Santanu Adhikary, Arijeet Sarkar.




Year 2012

Singalila range expedition was organized.

Team Members: Sourav Dey, Amit Saha, Rupam Dutta, Pratik Mandal, Ramrup Chakraborty, Subhajit Das.

Year 2009

Trek to Goecha-La was performed.

Year 2007

An adventure camp was organized.

Year 2006

In October, a trek to Goecha-La was summitted via Dzongri and Lamuney.

Year 2005

An adventure camp was organized.

Year 2004

In April, a trek to Hilley, and Phalut was arranged.

Year 2003

Expedition to Talung glacier was organized.

Year 2002

Singalila Range expedition.

Members

 Dr. Dipak Kumar Koley

Associate Professor & HOD

Dept. of Computer Sc. & Engg., JGEC

Faculty Advisor, Trekkers’ Club, JGEC

Aniruddha Basu

Office Superintendent

JGEC

Soujatya Roy

4th Year, ECE

[Secretary]

Experience: Sandakphu-Phalut, Goecha-La, Tunganath-Chandrashila, Dodital Lake, Pindari Glacier.

Avijit Mondal

4th Year, CE

[Joint Secretary]

Experience: Sandakphu-Phalut

Saikat Biswas

4th Year, EE

[Cashier]

Experience: Sandakphu-Phalut

Shouvik Banik

4th Year, IT


Experience: Sandakphu-Phalut

Annweshan Chakraborty

4th Year, CSE


Experience: Sandakphu-Phalut

Saptarshi Das

4th Year, CSE


Experience: Sandakphu-Phalut

Arunima Bhattacharya

3rd Year, CSE


Experience: Sandakphu-Phalut

Sourav Kumar Singh

3rd Year, CSE


Experience: Sandakphu-Phalut

Vikash Kumar Shaw

3rd Year, ME


Experience: Sandakphu-Phalut

At  present the Varsey Rhododendron  Sanctuary  is  spread  over  a  total  area  of  104  sq  kms.  It forms a vital corridor in the  larger  Kanchendzonga  Conservation  area  connecting  the Kanchendzonga  Biosphere Reserve with the  Singalila  National  Park  of  West  Bengal.  The altitudinal  range  of  2200  m  to  4100  m  supports  a  wide  variety  biodiversity  values  ranging from  the  sub-Tropical  Forests,  Mixed  Broadleaf  Forests,  Conifer  Forests  and  finally  Alpine Meadows.  There  are  30  villages  comprising  6500  households  with  a  total  population  of about  40000  people  adjoining  this  sanctuary,  which  have  been  brought  under  the  Eco development  network. Hundreds  of  bird  species  are  found  in  this  sanctuary  including  three  species  of  spectacular pheasants  namely  Satyr  Tragopan,  Impeyan  Monal  and  Kaleej  Pheasant.  Notable  large mammals  include  Leopard,  Leopard-Cat,  Yellow-Throated  Marten,  Palm  Civet,  Wild  Dog, Goral,  Barking  Deer,  Himalayan  Black  Bear,  Wild  Boar,  Red  Panda,  Flying  Squirrel,  Crestless Procupine,  Dimalayan  Mouse-  Hare  etc.

Hilley-Varsey-Phalut Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Siliguri to Hilley (6 hr.).

Day 2: Trek 1 hr for & another 3 hr. trek to Deolingalidhap & stay.

Day 3: Reach Thulodhap.

Day 4: Cross Singalila pass and camp at Thorebhulebhanjan.

Day 5: Trek to Phalut. Night stay at Phalut.

Day 6: Reach Sirikhola from Phalut via Gorkhey. Night stay at Sirikhola.

Day 7: Drive to Rimbik. Then Rimbik to Siliguri.


Phalut 


Route Map


Tentative Date: 21.03.2018

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