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  • Posted: 14 Aug 2015 11:41 AM PDT
    Imagine walking over frozen river with a large pack on your back and very cold water rushing a few inches below your feet! DarkGreen Adventures invites you for a trek which exists in the bucket list of all trekkers. The Chadar trek is a route which connects villages in the Zanskar valley to the road to Leh along the frozen Zanskar River. This route has been used for centuries and is most reliable in February. Unfortunately, this route will cease to exist after few years. The 'Chadar' is a perfect example of the resourcefulness of the Ladakhis and their indomitable spirit against such daunting odds. The landscape acquires a pristine grandeur in winter as the trail enters into the gorge of the Zanskar where temperatures sometimes drop to –30 degree Celsius. You will be dropped by a vehicle at Chilling. The trek passes through a narrow valley filled with breath-taking views of ice-peaks and unexpected hanging icicles. You will spend the night at cave camps with the help of a born fire.   Brief itinerary 7th Feb, Sunday - Fly to Leh 3500m Flying over miles and miles of heavily snowed mountains will tell you just why it's impossible to reach Ladakh by road in the winters. The moment you land at the Leh airport, you will feel the fresh and crisp air and a drastic drop in the temperature.   8th Feb, Monday - Drive to Tlad Do via Chilling Enjoy the sunrise from the Shanti Stupa and a panoramic view of the entire town of Leh and the peak of Stok Kangri. Later, a roller-coaster ride will take you to Chilling along the Indus. On the way we see the breathtaking confluence of Zanskar and Indus near the village of Nimu. To reach the camp-site, you have to cross the frozen Zanskar; and this is when you take your first steps on the Chadar.   9th Feb, Tuesday - Tilad Do to Gyalpo The biggest challenge of all the remaining days is to get out of the warm sleeping bags into the super cold atmosphere outside with some motivation from steaming cups of tea. Today, you will be walkin... Read more
    Posted: 14 Aug 2015 03:58 AM PDT
    दुर्गदर्शन : We Have Arranged A 1 Day Mansoon Trek To TIKONA FORT On Sunday 23rd Aug 2015  Little info about the fort :Type: Hill FortHeight: 3500 ft Feet above MSL (Approx)Grade: EasyRegion: Lonavala.Base Village: Tikona peth.Tikona Fort, also renowned as Vitandgad fort, is a major hill fort in Maval region near the Lonavala. Tikona fort, literally means triangle fort, had witnessed many dynasties ruled in the Maratha region. This was the nerve center of the many activities of entire Malwa Pawna regions. The small hamlet close to the fort is Tikona peth. The fort's mammoth entrance is a special attraction..The Tikona fort is a great trekking destination for the adventurous tourists.One can get the eye catching views of the Pawna Dam and the forts at Visaput, Tung and Lohagarh. The fort encloses a lake, Satvahan caves and the temple of 'Trimbakeshwar Mahadev'. The fort was built during the Silhara dynasty. There is a temple on top of the peak. The view of the Pawna dam, Kathingad and valleys from the top is breathtaking..The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:.Meeting Point : @ Kamsheth Railway station …. @ 08:35 Hrs on Saturday 23 Aug 2015.Mumbai People:.Board Indrayani Express From cst on Saturday 23rd Aug 2015 Morning at 5.40 am and alight at Lonavla by 8am. (With ticket till Kamshet) Time table of Indrayani Express :Mumbai CST : 5.40amDadar : 5.51amThane : 6.14amKalyan : 6.35amKarjat : 7.15amLonavala : 8.00am.Note: 1) People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience and meet us directly at Lonavla. {Train timetable is provided above} . Preferably try to get into second last general compartment as we will be boarding the same. 2) For Comfortable Journey, U can book reserved Tkts in the train if u wish to. 3)Alternatively, U can Opt for MSRTC bus service which goes through Lonavala bus depo, alight there & walk of 7-8 mins will take u @ Railway station (Suitable for Navi Mumbai ppl).Move forward to Kamshet by local train (8 :15am... Read more

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