Great Hyderabad Adventure Club - GHAC - Trekking - Outdoors Pages

Great Hyderabad Adventure Club (GHAC) is a registered Not For Profit Organisation (NPO) with the Government of India, vide Section 25 licence number :101681. We are based in Hyderabad city in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Our Club membership comprises of like minded individuals who take part in outdoor adventure and nature connecting activities throughout the year.


Diyanat Ali, Founder and Director of the club developed an interest for adventure when he was a child and has been a member of the NCC. After the term with NCC he didn’t let go of his love for adventure and turned it into a full fledged hobby. Together with a small group of friends, Diyanat would go on regular treks and participate in adventure activities whenever time permitted, till May 2008, when he came up with an idea of starting a club for like minded people who were keen on adventure. After a period of research and experimenting, he choose the meetup platform, at a time when the website was hardly known to few. He took the risk and started a meetup website

Hear the GHAC story by the GHAC Founder Diyanat Ali speaking at TedXDeccan July 2011

GHAC has a Purpose, a Cause and a reason to Exist.

GHAC exists because we believe in the power of adventure and mother nature. In the process We change lives. Everyday We make a difference to someone. We touch hearts. We make people feel good and happy. We make people confident, courageous, Healthy and better persons. We get like minded citizens and friends together as a community.

GHAC exists to add value to many lives and add life to the community.

Thats what we mean when we say "Get More Out Of Life"

GHAC belongs to its members. It is totally volunteer based club. We have a team of 100 trained volunteers, who are called outdoor group leaders, and known as organisers on the meetup website platform. They have been chosen for their ability to lead a group and serve selflessly. The club actively looks out for experienced members who love to share their passion and give back to the community.

The experienced and trained organisers conduct a range of adventure activities from Rock climbing, Rappelling, Bouldering, Water Rafting, Sea sailing, Trekking, Jungle Treks, Scaling hillocks, Camping, Caving, Mountain Climbing, Para Sailing, Scuba Diving, Exploring new places and anything that spells & smells of adventure & outdoors.


The club’s philosophy "GET MORE OUT OF LIFE" prompts us to venture out in the wilderness, mostly on weekends. Participation in the club activities is open to everyone, irrespective of gender, caste, creed, religion or economic status of any individual, subject to the participation requirements of an activity. The club activities are for both, the novice who wants to get started, for the amateur who wants to experiment and for the professional who want to share. Everyone with a good sense of team spirit and passion to know the world and self more thru adventure is welcome.

    The Club's Mission is to get people together for the purposes of:
  • Promote Adventure activities in Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh.
  • Nature Study, Awareness, Care and Conservation.
  • Bring adventure activity to the poor and underprivileged children.
  • Provide assistance to the society during natural calamities.

The age limit for joining us and particpation is :
Adults (18 - 60 Years) - can participate at free will.
Junior II (13-17 Years) - will need parent or guardian's written consent for participation.
Junior I (6-12 years) - can only participate along with a parent or a guardian.

Club's Core Executive Leadership Team
The Core Executive Leadership Team is the decision and policy making body of the club and consists of experienced outdoor group leaders with their respective nominated roles and responsibilities in conducting adventure activities, volunteers training, organisers mentoring, and monitoring of all other required standard operating protocol associated with field activities. This Team consists of the following outdoor group leaders.

Diyanat Ali : Club Founder & Director.
Col Rajeev Sharma : Co-Organiser & Outdoors Survival Skills Chief Trainer.
Deepam Morporia : Co-Organiser & All Adventure Activities Safety Evaluator.
Prof. Maj. Dr. Bakhtiar Choudhary: Chief Advisor - Sports Medicine
Dr. Vibha: Co-Organiser & Medical Advisor.
Ranga Rao : Co-Organiser & Climbing Team Lead.
Keku : Co-Organiser & Wilderness Survival Trainer.
Arun Raj : Co-Organiser & Wilderness Trekking and Survival
Mohit Kharb : Co-Organiser & Trekking Team Lead.
Naveen Kanakalandi : Co-Organiser & High Altitude Trekking Team Lead.
Farida Sultana : Co-Organiser & Membership Lead.
Suresh Kochattil : Co-Organiser & Club PR Team Lead.
Javed Razack : Club's General Counsel.

Click Here For Our Complete Outdoor Group Leaders Team List

Whats New @ GHAC
Our new integrated landing page for our website.

Now place your order for your GHAC Gear Online on this page :

GHAC Hyderabad Climbers
Our activity focused group for all rocks climbing meetups.

GHAC Sports and Fitness
Our Sports and Outdoor Fitness meetups in the twin cities of Hyderabad & Secunderabad.

GHAC Hyderabad Nature
Our Nature Connecting meetup group for all natural flora & fauna appreciation activities.

GHAC Social
Our meetup with community care initiatives and social cause help activities.

GHAC Wiki is a knowledge base and Info bank on adventure, adventure sports, outdoors and lots of adventure related info. The wiki is still work in progress and volunteers are invited to enrich the contents. Interested members apply at and contribute in this initiative.

* Now Get Twitter updates from GHAC via SMS by texting "follow hydadventure" to 53000 from any mobile in India.

GHAC Newsletter Editorial Team Members :Farida Sultana, Suresh K, Diyanat Ali, Rajini, Harshal Mahajan and Natasha Bali.
Do Read Our Previous Newsletters online at this link below:
*GHAC Monthly Newsletters Archive*

Members are invited to send their meetup experience with GHAC, in a writeup with photographs or share thier blog page with our newsletter editor on : editor(at) or to suresh(at)

GET MORE OUT OF LIFE … be a part of the movement
The following volunteering oppurtunities (see this page : are open with the club, If you are interested in volunteering, for exploring, planning, organising adventure and nature connecting activities with GHAC, please get in touch with us. By filling up and submitting this online form

GHAC is being encouraged by the Department of Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh for all its efforts to promote adventure in the state & country, and for the yeomen service being done of connecting the citizens of the twin cities with natural outdoors.

Contact us
By Email: info (at)

For Press & Media Only
Monday - Saturday (10 AM - 8 PM)
Suresh - 9849011006
Email: pr (at)

For All other Queries
Monday - Saturday (10 AM - 8 PM)
Office: 040 68888197

Our Operations Office Address:We call it our city base camp
Great Hyderabad Adventure Club
8-2-350/B/B, A.K Enclave Compound, Road No 3, Banjara Hills.
Landmark: Lane next to Pizza Corner
Phone: 040 68888197

For Corporate / Institutional / Team Outbound Requests, Training and Adventure OBL Activities, do visit

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Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
important safety advisory August 6, 2012 2:08 PM Diyanat A.
Team Building - Team Outing - Outbound Training July 20, 2013 6:59 PM Diyanat A.
Hans India news 7th Sept 2011 September 7, 2011 7:53 PM Suresh K.
Club Guidelines July 7, 2014 1:49 AM farida
Newsletter October 15, 2011 10:02 AM Amar D.
DC report 21st August 2011 August 26, 2011 12:25 AM Suresh K.
Postnoon report - issue dated 14th August 2011 August 26, 2011 12:09 AM Suresh K.
How to become a GHAC Outdoor leader and Organiser January 20, 2014 11:28 AM Diyanat A.
contact May 31, 2012 7:10 PM Diyanat A.
Donor List March 10, 2010 1:43 AM GHAC
Press July 22, 2012 9:21 PM Diyanat A.
buying a sleeping bag in india September 7, 2009 10:54 PM Diyanat A.

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