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Posted: 28 Aug 2015 01:38 AM PDT
Details :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. There is a symbolic temple at the top.Height: ~ 5400 feetGrade: MediumTime: ~ Maximum 3 hrs from BariLocation: IgatpuriJourney Details:- One day Trek to Kalsubai - highest top in MaharashtraItinerary for Kalsubai Trek - 06th September 2015 - Travel upto Kasara by Kasara train00.10 am Mumbai (CST)00.18 am Byculla00.28 am Dadar00.38 am Kurla00.44 am Ghatkopar01.04 am Thane01.26 am Dombivili01.35 am Kalyan02:45 am Kasara03:00 am Assemble at Kasara Railway Station.03:15 am Travel Kasra to Base Village ( Bari ).05:00 am Fresh Up, tea & Breakfast06:30 am Start Trek toward Kalsubai.10:30 am Reach top of kalsubai,11:45 am Start descending kalsubai,14:00 am Lunch in Base Village.15:00 am Travel from Bari to Kasara.18:00 am Disperse at Kasara rail Station.( Return Journey Train 06.18 pm Kasara to CST )The cost of the trek is about Rs. 800 / – per headThis includes fare for private vehicle from Kasara to Kasara … Morning Breakfast-Tea + LunchSeats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit full amount on following A/c …Account no : 00021140008004Account Name: Deepak P JatBank Name : HDFC BankBranch : Khar (w)IFSC code: HDFC0000002Note: Once the Payment done please send us the details on our e-mail id wanderingsoulrider... Read more
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 10:36 AM PDT
Hello Friends, We are glad to invite you for Thrilling Trek to Gorakhgad till top on 6th September 2015. Fort Gorakhgad is quite small in size. It was having strategic importance during the reign of Shahaji Raje. However, no major battle is recorded to have taken place here. It was used in Shivaji's era to patrol the nearby region and was used as a stopover station during the journey to Junnar via Naneghat. Though small in size, there is enough availability water and a lot of space for accommodation. The fort gets its name from Saint Gorakhnath, who performed his "Sadhana" in this place.   Grade: Medium   Trek Itinerary:   Meeting Point: 07.00 am @ Kalyan Station (Platform No. 01) on Sunday 06th September 2015 07.00 am : Move to Dehari 09.30 am : Tea and Breakfast 10:30 am : Start Trek. 01:30 am : Reach the Top. 02.00 pm : Explore ,lunch and rest. 03.30 pm : Descend. 05.00 pm : Base 07.00 pm : Move to Mumbai                                                                                                    The cost for the trek is Rs. 500/-Includes  Transportation from Kalyan to Kalyan, breakfast,and Evening refreshments etc....   Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry: 1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking. 2. A bottle of water (1.5 ltr). 3. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry. 4. Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits (optional). 5. Torch with extra batteries. 6. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, mosquito's cream. 7. A good trekking shoes. 8. Bedding, extra pair of cloths. Contact :  8767142524  Our Facebook Presence : Mumbai Outdoors Email Us @  Mumbaioutdoors@yahoo.com    ... Read more
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 09:57 AM PDT
Hello Friends, We are glad to invite you for one day Trek to Irshalgad on 30th August 2015.  Irshalgad is a fort situated in the Karjat region. The name Irshalgad itself ia a misnomer; Irshal is not a fort but a pinnacle. This is the reason why it hardly figures anywhere in history. Shivaji Maharaj captured the vomplete region of Kalyan and Bhiwandi, up to Rairi in May 1666. This fort too, must have come under the Maratha rule at that time. Type: Hill FortHeight: 3700 Feet above MSL (Approx)Grade: MediumBase Village: Chauk Region: Karjat/Panvel   Trek Itinerary:   Meeting Point : @ Karjat Station at 7.45 am sharp on Sunday 30th August 2015 Move from Karjat to Base Village By Private Vehicle    08.00 am : Move to Base Village (Tea and Breakfast in route) 10:00 am : Start Trek. 12:30 am : Reach the Top . 02.00 pm : Explore, lunch and rest. 03.00 pm : Descend. 04.30 pm : Base 06.00 pm : Karjat    Train Time Table: You may catch Karjat slow local from respective stations and get down at Karjat station CST: 5.22 am Byculla: 5.30 am Dadar: 5.40am Kurla: 5.50 am Ghatkopar: 5.56 am Thane: 6.17 am Dombivali: 6.39 am Kalyan: 6.48 am Bhivpuri: 7.30 am    Karjat: 7:30                                                                                                        The cost for the trek is Rs. 400/-Includes  Transportation from Karjat to Karjat  by Private Vehicle, breakfast,and Evening refreshments etc.... Please carry Lunch for the day.... Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry: 1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking. 2. A bottle of water (1.5 ltr). 3. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry. 4. Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits (optional). 5. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, mosquito's cream. 6. A good trekking shoes.   Contact :  8767142524 Our Facebook Presence : Mumbai Outdoors Email Us @  Mumbaioutdoors@yahoo.com  ... Read more
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 08:04 AM PDT
Bhivgad / Bheemgad:-Height: 803 ftGrade: SimpleLocation: Karjat Region There isn't much known about this small fort. A small top, couple of water cisterns, a remnant is all that this fort offers us at the top. However, easy walk and small height, nice view of ranges around makes this a nice, little trek. --------------------------------------------------------------------------The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below: We will be starting with the Karjat Fast Local (time-table given below) Mumbai CST 6:10Byculla 6:18Dadar 6:24Kurla 6:31Ghatkopar 6:35Thane 6:50Dombivili 7:02Kalyan 7:10Ambernath 7:20Badlapur 7:27Bhivpuri 7:51Karjat 8:00 ****Missing the train means missing the event .-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Breakfast TimeMove to base09:30 Hrs: Trek Starts10:30 Hrs: AtopLunch, Rest, Explore13:30 Hrs: Descend15:00 Hrs: Base16:00 Hrs: karjatWe will be in Mumbai around 19:00 hrs tentatively The cost for the trek is Rs 500/- per head which includesBreakfast.transport from karjat and backEvening RefreshmentExpertise Registrations are only through phone callsTo Register CallJD : 7666 611 666Sai : 7738 783 657 Things To Be carried:----------------------------------------------------------------Identity proofLunch to be carried - V Imp A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs) CompulsoryMedicine those if you require usually Good trekking shoes, extra pair of floaters.extra pair of socks V-imp ( we will wear it over shoes if its slippery) this gives better gripA haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking.Pleases do not carry Jholas.Please avoid wearing JewelleryDouble pack your valuables in plastic bags. Rules---------------------------------No Smoking, tobacco and alcoholBe a group - its not a raceNO littering please...we are educated The leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained. Note- Please understand this ain't a... Read more
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 07:55 AM PDT
Tattva Adventure's One Day Flower Special Trek to Ratangad on 13th Sept 2015.(Leaving 12th Sept night on Saturday) Some information about the place:Type: Hill FortGrade: MediumEndurance Level: MediumHeight: apprx. 4255 ft.Base Village: Ratanwadi Ratan means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. It is located in the district of Ahmednagar and is located about 4255 feet above sea level. It lies in the Ajoba mountain range surrounded by great mountains of Kulang, Alang, Kalsubai, Katarabai, Ajoba and Ghanchakkar. Geographically Ratangad is at the banks of Bhandardara lake of Ahmednagar district. With views of lake and highest mountains in Sahyadris looks very much lost in time At the base of this fort is ancient Lord Shiva (Amurteshwar) temple. About 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva, the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, is an absolute paragon of high class architecture of our ancestors. Ratangad has still the remains of fort with bastions and stone walls. Cave on the top is cut from the rock face and can easily accomodate 25 people at a time. Water cisterns are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as water source. Eastern side of the fort has some fortification left, one can see Rani mahal here. From the southern side on can see Katrabai and Ajoba fort very close. This side has also some fortification left, but most of it is damaged. Climbing up on the northern side, one can see natural orifice (hole in rock, locally called nedhe) in the rock face, mostly made by wind. This orifice is big enough to be seen from base of the fort and can accommodate about 6-7 people at a time. Strong winds can be experienced at this orifice. Climbing down the nedhe to the western end of the fort leads closest to the Khuta pinnacle via tryambak Darwaza. The itinerary for the trek will be as follows: 12th Sept 2015, Saturday Meeting Point :Swaminarayan Temple Dadar East @11:30pmPickup Point : Nitin Compan... Read more
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 05:34 AM PDT
#AO NOMAD HIKERS trek to KALASUBAI (HIGHEST PEAK OF MAHARASHTRA) on 13th september 2015. (650 rupees each + DISCOUNT N OFFERS) Hiiii all adventure lovers, We are glad to invite you for NOMAD HIKERS trek to KALASUBAI (HIGHEST PEAK OF MAHARASHTRA). DATE : 13TH SEPTEMBER 2015 (sunday) Fort info Type: Peak Height: 5400 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Easy Base Village: Bari. COST : INR 650/- per head which includes, Travelling by private Non AC bus from THANE to THANE, Tea & Breakfast and Lunch.   SPECIAL OFFERS : #COME IN GROUP OF 3 OR MORE N HAVE 100 RUPEES DISCOUNT ON EVERY CONFIRMATION #EVERY NOMAD FAMILY MEMBER WILL HAVE 50 RUPEES DISCOUNT. P.S : ONLY ONE SCHEME WILL BE APPLICABLE AT A TIME ;-)   About: Kalsubai Peak is the highest peak (1646 meters) of the Sahyadris on the border of Igatpuri Taluka, Nashik district and Akole Taluka, of Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. 'Kalsubai' temple is located at the top most peak of Sahyadri mountain range of Maharastra. The main route starts from the village of Bari which is about six km from Bhandardara. The main route to the temple is at small climbing slope . It usually takes three hours to reach the top from Bari. There small huts in this area who could be very helpful in case of any emergency. There are three iron ladders along this route. There is a well near the last iron ladder as one approaches the top but the water is not potable during the summer. The rest of the route is without water, so it is best to fill water bottles in Bari. It is an easy hike, but parts of it are quite steep. Reptiles like lizards and snakes could be spotted sun-bathing during winter mornings near the ladders. 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 (s... Read more
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 05:04 AM PDT
We at Trekking Paradise Invites you all for a thrilling trek to Harihar on 13th Sept Sunday (will start travelling overnight on 12th September Saturday Night from Mumbai.) Please fill the details by clicking on the below link: http://goo.gl/forms/pv3Ku9M2HE ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Some Information about the fort: Type: Hill Forts Height: 3500 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Medium District: Nashik Trek Leader : Kunal | Omkar | Suraj Detail about fort: - Harihar fort appears to be rectangular in shape from its base village. It is built on a triangular prism of rock. Its three faces and two edges are absolutely vertical (90 degrees). The third edge towards the west is inclined at an angle of 75 degrees. A one metre wide rocky staircase with niches in it is carved out for ascending & descending the fort. There are 117 steps in all. After you climb the first rocky staircase (main entrance) we walk thru below a overhang with a sheer drop. Again one has to climb a set of steep stairs (with niches), then pass thru a staircase inside the rock (like Peth-kothligad fort) and then reach the top of the fort. The view from the top is excellent. After climbing these steps, we get up to the entrance door. The fort has got a tapering plateau with a raised level in the middle. There is a small temple of Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva on the plateau. A small pond is there in front of this temple. Water from this pond can be used for drinking. Making headway from here we come across a palace having two rooms in it. 10 to 12 persons can be accommodated in this palace. The itinerary for the trek will be as follows:  12th September, Saturday Night Meeting Point : Dadar @11.00 pm Pickup Point : Thane @11.45 pm Overnight Journey towards harihar base village  Reach Base Village by 5 am Rest in the bus till 6am Breakfast at the base village Introduction Round  Start Trek by 7.30 am Reach Top by 10.30 am Explore the Fort and Lunch Start D... Read more

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