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Posted: 04 Aug 2015 12:02 AM PDT
Mount Kalsubai - The Highest Peak of Maharashtra Height: 5400 ft. Grade : Easy Endurance:Medium Location: Igatpuri Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadris, the Everest of Maharashtra. At the summit is a small temple of Kalsubai. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view.The vastly spread out backwaters of Bhandardara attracts ones attention from the top. To the north of the mountain range forts such as Ramsej, Harihargad, Brahmagiri, Anjaneri, Ghargad, Bahula, Tringalwadi, Kavnai can be seen. To the east one can spot Aundha, Vishramgad, Bitangad, to the west Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar, Harishchandragad can be seen. Since Kalsubai is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb. Schedule Day 1: Aug 14 – Friday Pick up for Pune members: Swargate 10.30 Pm(In front of Nataraj Hotel) Shivajinagar : 11.00 Pm Pick up for Mumbai members: 11 Pm Dadar(Near Pritam Hotel) Reach base village Bari Day 2:15 August- Saturday Morning Wake up Get Fresh Breakfast Start hike towards Kalsubai Reach Top Exploration,Photo Session Start descending Reach Bari 2 Pm Lunch Start return Journey Reach Pun/Dadar by 08:00 PM (+- 1 Hour) Web Link :http://wildtrekadventure.com/independence-day-special-one-day-trek-to-highest-peak-of-maharashtra-mt-kalsubai-on-15-aug-2015/ Cost : For Mumbai Members : 900/- INR For Pune Members :950 /- INR Which includes : FOR PUNE MEMBERS : Pune to Pune Travelling by non ac private travel bus + 1breakfast ,1 lunch +EVENING TEA REFRESHMENTS FIRST AID ,EXPERTISE FOR MUMBAI MEMBERS :Dadar to Dadar Travelling by non ac private travel bus,1breakfast ,1 lunch +EVENING TEA REFRESHMENTS FIRST AID ,EXPERTISE Registrations are only through phone calls Please call for more details & booking regarding the event. PRASAD WAGH: 7767083232 SANDIP WADASKAR:7057457371 Last Date Of Registrat... Read more
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 11:50 PM PDT
Dear Venturers. Inviting you all to an experience some of the gigantic water bodies on Maharashtra. The visit to Randha, Umbrella waterfall and bandardhara Lake. Meeting point Kasara Railway station at 9:00 AM After breakfast we would head out for our destination by Private Vehicle. Places to be visited: Randha Waterfall Wilson Dam Umbrella Waterfall Bandardhara Lake Amruteshwar temple   We would be back to Kasara station by 7 PM. Visit Cost: 950/- Cost includes:• Travelling from Kasara to the base & back.• Evening Tea & snacks• Safety and other equipments required for the trek. Participants must carry:• 1 liter of water (atleast)• Packed Lunch• Sun cap• Extra pair of clothes (optional)• Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes• Good trekking shoes• Haversack to put all your things, so that your hands are free (avoid sling bags)• Camera (Optional)• Medicines that you require usually. (optional)• Electral/Tang powder/Glucone-D Please note:• Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.• Trek fees does not include extra charges incurred by the participants for extra food, drinks, transportation, lodging, etc. apart from provided by Keen Venturers & Trekkers.• Drinking and smoking is strictly Prohibited.• The above given schedule may vary slightly or completely according to the circumstances then.• Any kind of misbehavior with the organizers or participants will not be tolerated and such people will be expelled from the trek then and there. For Registrations and Booking please contact:Email: keenventurers@gmail.com, info@keenventurers.inCall us at:Kanwar Singh 9619262722Abhisekh Chaphekar: 9821815539 Like us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keenventurers join our facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/139560744712/ Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/keenventurers Visit us: http://keenventurers.in/ ... Read more
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 11:47 PM PDT
Dear Venturers,As Monsoon continues, so does all the thrill. Inviting you all to Waterfall Rappelling Vihigaon on 23-8-2015 with Keen Venturers Waterfall Rappelling Also technically known as canyoning and canyoneering are more often asssociated with technical descents those that require rappels (abseils) and rope work, down-climbing. An adventure sport, where you walk down a cliff amidst the gushing waterfall. Destination: Vihi-Kasara Height: Approx 120 ft Grade: Thrilling Cost: INR 800.00 Max size: 30 Schedule: People interested should get into this local from their respective stations with Kasara Return ticket  From kasara we will reach the base village Vihi by Local Transport. Mumbai_CSTCST 6:55 AM Byculla 7:02 AMDadarD 7:08 AMKurlaC 7:15 AMGhatkoparG 7:19 AMThaneT 7:35 AMDombiviliDL 7:47 AMKalyanK 7:54 AMShahad 7:59 AMAmbivili 8:02 AMTitwalaTL 8:08 AMKhadavli 8:15 AMVasind 8:22 AMAsangaonAN 8:31 AMAtgaon 8:40 AMKhardi 8:50 AMKasaraN 9:08 AM Meeting point -kasara station Cost includes:• Travelling from Kasara to the base & back.• Evening Tea & snacks• Safety and other equipments required for the trek. Participants must carry:• 1 liter of water (atleast)• Packed Lunch• Scarf for Ladies must• Extra pair of clothes (optional)• Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes• Good trekking shoes• Haversack to put all your things, so that your hands are free (avoid sling bags)• Camera (Optional)• Medicines that you require usually. (optional)• Electral/Tang powder/Glucone-D Please note:• Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.• Trek fees does not include extra charges incurred by the participants for extra food, drinks, transportation, lodging, etc. apart from provided by Keen Venturers & Trekkers.• Drinking and smoking is strictly Prohibited.• The above given schedule may vary slightly or completely according to the circumstances then.• Any kind of misbehavior with the organizers or participants will not be tolerated and such people will be expelled from th... Read more
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 01:27 PM PDT
Dear All, Bhramanti365 invites you for one day trek at Kalavantin pinnacle on Sunday 09th August 2015 The fort of Kalavantin was used as a watch tower and is located right next to Prabhalgad fort on the old Mumbai-Pune route.The beauty of this trek is the amazing rock cut steps that zig-zag their way up the mountain to take you to the top of the fort. Here is some info abt the fort: Height: 2300 feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Medium - Thrilling Base Village: Thakurwadi Starting Point: Meet at 7.30 AM (Sharp) at Panvel Bus Depot on Sunday 09th August 2015 ( Please ensure punctuality ) Breakfast Move ahead to Base Village by public transport. Introduction, instructions and start the trek Reach the top in 3-4 hrs. Explore the fort and start descending by 2 pm. Reach the base till 5:00 pm. Start our return journey and Reach Panvel ST BUS depot by 7:30 am ( Depends upon available public transport ) For confirmation call: Amey Bhagat: 9987121415 Do sms if not reachable The charges for the trek will be Rs 400/- per head, which includes , BreakFast ,Transport , Expertise and First Aid Registration Process: Fill up one time registration online Form " http://goo.gl/forms/GzvHYUz9DB " or else you need to fill up the registration form before starting the event. One has to Transfer (NEFT) 400/- into the Bank account to confirm his / her Registration. (Non-Refundable) - Note: Payment Mode by NEFT / RTGS only In the Name of: Mr AMEY ARUN BHAGAT. Bank :- SBI BANK Branch : NEW PANVEL (EAST) Account No : 20134246954 IFS Code: SBIN0011758 Once done with the Transaction please msg or send an email on ab@bhramanti365.in then Fill Up The One Time Registration Form. From Link " http://goo.gl/forms/GzvHYUz9DB " For confirmation/ enquiry pls reply here or do contact on +91- 9987121415 : Amey Bhagat Drop a message or what's app in case your call is not attended.. If You are looking for some Do's & Dont's on trek Check below linkhttps://www.facebook.com/notes/amey-arun-bhagat/b365-dos... Read more
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 10:10 AM PDT
Nomad Hikers one day trek to kothaligad on 9th august 2015(sunday) #AO Peth fort / KothaligadHeight: 3100 feetGrade: MediumTrek Cost: Rs 250.00Location: Karjat region*Meeting Point KarjatAbout : Kothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle. Small water tanks and some cannon balls are scattered on the fort. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are specialty of the cave#Plan:Train Timing: Karjat Fast localCST          06:10Dadar       06:24Thane       06:50Dombivali  07:02Kalyan       07:10Neral         07:44karjat         08:00Itinerary08:30 Move 2 Ambivali village by tum-tum or sumo09:30 Ambivali Breakfast & Tea Break.09:45 Ascend11:00 Peth village12:00 AtopFort Exploration and FUN 3 Hrs03:00 to 17:00 Descend6:00 Karjat by tum-tum/bus/jeepoffer : come in group of 3 n have 50 rupees off on each memberif you have big group more than 5 members ask for special scheme to below mentioned members (once quota of hikers is full this scheme will expire). Please reach 10 minutes before on spot,  We will meet at karjat station. Things to carry1) lunch for the day & 2ltr of water3) A good trekking shoes or grippe sandal 4) electrol/enerzl powder5) some snaks & biscutt6) if have any medical issues pls carry your own medicine for confirmation or any other details (call or whats app) Yash : 9022727690 aniket : 9619583345 sushil : 9769754446 JOIN US ON FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/groups/707200822662380/ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nomad-Hikers/881815675194492  ... Read more
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 10:08 AM PDT
TRAVOLUTION: ONE DAY MONSOON TREK TO KARNALA FORT on 9th AUGUST- SUNDAYTravolution welcomes you to another thrilling one day monsoon trek to the fort of Karnala.Trek name : Karnala FortHeight: 1500 feet above MSL (Approx.)Grade: EasyType: Hill FortDate- 9th August 2015 (Sunday)Fees- 500 /-Last day of registration – 6th August 2015 (Thursday)Karnala fort is a hill fort in Raigad district about 13 km from Panvel. Currently it is a protected place lying within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. It was a fort of strategic importance.Redeemed with the power struggle of many rulers, Karnala Fort stands as a specimen of the 13th century constructions. The fort was sparingly used by the Karnala rulers including Angres, Mudhan and Peshwas until 1818, by which time British rulers have taken over the grand old fort under their control.The Karnala Fort engulf a steep rock in the midst of greenish surroundings and has been a challenge to many adventurous trekkers all through the past and continue to be a great attraction among the fans of trekkers. The fort doorway is adorned with many carvings of elephants and tigers. One can see cute water reservoirs developed naturally in the rocks. The cool surroundings and the beautiful landscapes make this region a place for calm weekends.Itinerary:On 9th August 2015.08:45 am : Gather at Panvel station.09.00 am: Depart to Karnala base via Tum-Tum rickshaw.09.30 am : Reach Karnala and have breakfast.10.00 am : Start Trek.12.00 pm : Reach Karnala Fort and explore.12.30 pm : Descend towards Base.02.00 pm : reach Base and have lunch.03.00 pm : Leave for Panvel station via Tum-Tum Rickshaw03.30 pm : Reach Panvel station and Depart.Expenses: 500 INR per head( Non Refundable)Inclusions:1. Transportation from Panvel to Panvel( Tum-Tum Rickshaw)2. Breakfast & Lunch(Kanda Poha for breakfast, 2 sabjis,3 Rotis/2Bhakris, Dal, Rice. Pickle and Gulab Jamun) We can also provide Jain food on prior request.3. Expertise and Guidance Charges.Exclusions:1. Any ot... Read more
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 09:42 AM PDT
Kalsubai Peak is the highest peak of the Sahyadris in Akole Taluka, of Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. The vastly spread out backwaters of Bhandardara attracts ones attention from the top. To the north of the mountain range forts such as Ramsej, Harihargad, Brahmagiri, Anjaneri, Ghargad, Bahula, Tringalwadi, Kavnai can be seen. To the east one can spot Aundha, Vishramgad, Bitangad, to the west Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar, Harishchandragadcan be seen.Since Kalsubai is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at placeswhere it is difficult to climb.ItineraryOn 14th AugustBus leaves at 11.30 pm ( Pickup points will be posted later)On 15th August04.00 am : Reach base village Bari and rest in bus till sunrise.06.00 am : Breakfast07.00 am : Start the trek10.30 am : Reach at the top and Enjoy the views, surroundings and feel of being in the clouds.11.00 am : Start descending02.30 pm : Lunch & Return journey07.00 pm : Reach Mumbai(Schedule may vary according to the situation)Things to CarriedTrek contribution: Rs.1050/-We ensure the best experience Last date of booking: 12th August Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etcWater (2 ltr Minimum)Towel/Napkins, Extra pair of clothesGood footwear(preferably Shoes)Slippers or floaters (just to relax your feet before & after the trek) (optional)Personal medicines. (if u require usually/Optional)Wind Cheater2-3 bunch of papersOther things as per your choiceBagpack Informationhaversack or rucksack to put all these things (Mandatory)Pack your bags considering the rains into picture.Do carry small plastic bags to carry wet clothes homeBut no littering on the way or in mountainsDrinking and smoking is strictly not allowedWe do take utmost care of every member of the group during the event,but still each member will be responsible... Read more
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 09:02 AM PDT
Hello Wanderers, We are glad to invite you for rejuvenating Kundalika river rafting trip to Kolad on 23rd August 2015 The Kundalika river originates at Bhira in Sahyadri and is fed by the excess water from Mulshi Dam. We will be rafting approx for 2 hours covering distance of 12 kms. Rapids will be in range of 1 to 3 grade and we may face at least 11 rapids. Meeting Point:We will be meeting near Swami Narayan temple Dadar(East) at 5:15 AM (Please be on time) Expenses: INR 2500 per head – Book Now Includes: Traveling from Dadar to Dadar. Breakfast/Tea and Lunch.(Buffet) Rafting arrangement at Kolad with gears. Excludes: Anything not specifically mentioned above. For registration or queries,Contact : 8425076272 / 8425076270 FOR SMS Inquiry:Please drop a message as "trek inquiry" at 8425076270, we will get back to you ASAP. Please check pics of our recent trip to Kolad:https://www.facebook.com/aberrant.wanderers.5/media_set?set=a.1555580867999204.100006419172659&type=3 Things to carry: A Water Bottle. Wear comfortable clothing: shorts, t-shirt & footware you will get wet in. Camera, Cell Phone, Cap(Optional) Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments Medicine those if you require usually (Optional) So, Let's enjoy the nature in Wanderers style with rules and lots of fun    Aberrant Wanderers Team. ... Read more
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 09:02 AM PDT
Hello Wanderers, We are glad to invite you for a Trek to Ratangad via Trimbak Darwaja on 23rd august 2015 leaving on 22nd night (Saturday). General Information:The fort is about 2000 years old.Ratangad has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called 'Nedhe' or 'Eye of the Needle'.Ratangad was captured by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and was one of his favorites. The base village Ratanwadi has an Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings. The fort is origin for the river Pravara/Amrutvahini. The bhandrdara dam(arthur dam) is built on this river. The main attraction at Ratanwadi is the Amruteshwar Temple dating back to the Hemadpant Era – roughly from the eighth century. Grade: Easy/Medium Meeting Point: Kasara station Catch Second Last Kasara Local on 22nd August 2015 [Saturday night]For your convenience Kasara local time table is as follows:Time Table10:50 pm : CST11:05 pm : Dadar11:12 pm : Kurla11:18 pm : Ghatkopar11:34 pm : Thane11:57 pm : Dombivli00:07 am : Kalyan01:18 am : Kasara Expenses: INR 900 per head – Book Nowwhich includes– Travelling from Kasara to Kasara– Breakfast and Tea.– Leader's expertise and support. For Registration or queries, Contact: 8425076272 / 8425076270ORwrite to: info@aberrantwanderers.com For SMS Inquiry:Please drop a message as "trek inquiry" at 8425076270, we will get back to you ASAP. Things to Carry: Please carry packed lunch for the day. Please carry 2 litres of water. Good pair of shoes(with proper grip). Camera,mobile, cap etc(optional) Please carry some bedding (sleeping bag/shawl) and as we will be taking some rest.NOTE: Avoid wearing gold ornaments. Albums: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.847100138659189.1073741874.443370295698844&type=3 So, Let's enjoy the nature in Wanderers style with rules and lots of fun    Aberrant Wanderers Team. ... Read more
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 08:21 AM PDT
DarkGreen Adventures (DGA) invites you for the most beautiful and adrenaline-charged range trek in Sahyadris. This trek connects two of the most beautiful forts of Sahyadris - Ratangad and Harishchandragarh through Katrabai pass which connects Igatpuri region and Malshej region. A night will be spent amidst Kumshet village. Ratangad, Jewel of forts, was Shivaji Maharaj's favourite fort. The trek to Ratangad is through riverbeds, thick canopy, steel ladders and thick grass. At the top of the fort, there is a huge hole in the mountain caused by years of wind erosion. It offers breath-taking views of surrounding peaks such as Kalsubai, AMK, Ajobagad. Around half way to Ratangad there is a cross trail which goes to Harishchandragarh. The major attraction at Harishchandragarh is KokanKada cliff which is not just vertical, it is an overhang like a cobra's hood. It's beyond description and one must see it to experience the nature's architecture. In evening the sunset provides the divine feeling of being in the heaven.   Grade: Medium   Brief Itinerary: 24th December, Thursday 20:45 - Catch Kasara fast local starting from CST at 20:52 (Dadar-21:06, Thane-21:33). Try to board second compartment from CST-end 23:05 - Reach Kasara which is the final meeting point. Move to Ratanwadi in a jeep. Dinner on way.   25th December, Friday (Christmas day) 02:30 - Reach base village and settle down. 05:30 - Wake-up call and start trekking. Breakfast on the way 10:00 - Reach the top, explore the fort and take rest 12:00 - Have lunch in caves on the fort. 13:00 - Start trekking towards Pethechiwadi and Kaladgad. 16:00 - Climb Kaladgad 18:00 - Reach Pethachiwadi and settle down 20:30 - Have dinner, campfire and masti till you drop   26th December, Saturday 06:00 - Wake up call, have breakfast and get ready for the trek. 07:00 - Start trekking towards Harishchandragarh. 12:00 - Reach Pachnai and have lunch. 13:00 - Start trekking towards Harishchandragarh. 16:00 - Reach the Harishchandragar... Read more

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