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Posted: 16 Oct 2015 12:34 AM PDT
DarkGreen adventures invites you for a thrilling night trek to Kalavantin Durg on the first weekend of January. Kalavantin Durg is located between Matheran and Panvel at an elevation of 2,300 feet.   Duration of the Outing: 1 Night/ 1 Day Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate   Itinerary: 2nd Jan, Saturday 18:45 Meet at Panvel railway station 19:00 Move towards base Village 20:30 Reach base village, Introduction and start the night trek to 'Prabalmachi'. 22:30 Reach Prabalmachi, have dinner and campfire. Overnight Stay at Prabalmachi.   3rd Jan, Sunday 06:00 - Wake-up call & morning chores 06:30 - Start ascending for the Kalavantin Durg. 08:30 - Reach at the top, have breakfast, explore the fort and take rest 11:00 - Start descend back to prabalmachi 13:00 - Reach prabalmachi and take lunch. Rest 14:00 - Start descend to base village 16:00 - Reach base village, back to Panvel by 17:30 tentatively   Fees: Rs.800 if you pay cash on the day of trek Rs.700 if you transfer online, on or before 31st December   Inclusions: - Transportation from Panvel to Panvel. - Accommodation at Prabalmachi - Dinner, Tea, Breakfast & Lunch. - Expertise and Guide Charges   Exclusions: - Train tickets till Panvel - Any other charges mention than above.   --- Send your money to following account: Name: Parth Pratik Upadhyaya Bank: Bank of Maharashtra, Mahim west. Account no: 6021 7193 534 Account type: Savings IFSC Code: MAHB0000108   For further inquiries feel free to contact, Parth Upadhyay: 9820468748 (Available on WhatsApp) Email:   Things to carry: - 3 liter water (compulsory) - A torch - Good trekking shoes or sport shoes - Your own sleeping bag or mattress with blanket - Mosquito repellent cream - A double strap bag. Sling bag not allowed in trek - We appreciate people carrying fruits like pears, pomegranate, dates etc     Facebook Link: ... Read more
Posted: 16 Oct 2015 12:31 AM PDT
How about starting the new year with a scenic range trek? Darkgreen Adventures invites you to join this first of its kind trek from Prabalmachi to Garbett point through Hasyachi patti. The main attraction of this trek is the bushwalking through the forest between Prabalmachi to Hasyachi patti where hardly any human trail exist. We have all seen and admired this valley when we earlier trekked to Prabalgad, Kalavantin or Sunset point of Matheran. Let's explore it now.   Grade: Medium   Brief Itinerary: 1st Jan, Friday 20:30 - Meet at Panvel Station and move to Thakurwadi by using local transport 22:00 - Reach Thakurwadi. Have Dinner and Introduction 23:00 - Start trekking towards Prabalmachi through an easy trail with gentle hike 00:30 - Reach Prabalmachi and sleep   2nd Jan, Saturday 05:30 - Get up early and start expedition to Hasyachi Patti. Be ready to cut some branches and duck the bushes while you walk through the undisturbed forests of Prabalgad range. 08:00 - One hour break for breakfast 11:00 - We take 4 hrs break for lunch and rest to avoid trekking in harsh daylight 14:00 - Start trekking again till we reach Hasyachi patti. We will be able to see all major peaks in region during this trek. Anti-clockwise it will be Matheran - Lousiana point and sunset point, Peb fort, Chanderi, Kalavantin, Prabalgad, Morbhe dam and Irshalgad 18:00 - Reach Hasyachi Patti and settle down. Later we will have some campfire, masti and delicious dinner cooked in front of us   3rd Jan, Sunday 05:00 - Get up early and climb towards Lousiana point. Enjoy the early morning mist of matheran and the call of Malabar Whistling Thrush (it's a bird) 07:00 - Reach Lousiana point and have breakfast and masala tea to get warmed up. 09:00 - Start walking towards Garbett point passing through the market of matheran. If you are very tired then you can take a taxi from Matheran to Neral at this point and then a local train from Neral to Mumbai. 12:00 - Reach Garbett point... Read more
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 11:41 PM PDT
Hello Wanderers,We are glad to invite you for exploring mystery of Lonar Crater on 7th-8th November 2015.                                                           *picture sourced from internet About the Place:  Lonar is one of Maharashtra's best-kept secrets. Home to the Earth's only hyper-velocity impact crater in basaltic rock, Lonar is named after the demon, Lonasura, and is ringed by fascinating temples, including one with erotic sculptures reminiscent of Khajuraho. The crater was formed fifty-two thousand years ago, when a meteor crashed into the earth at an estimated speed of 90,000kmph, weighing 2 million tonnes. It gouged a hole that was 1.8km wide and 150m deep. Over time, the jungle took over, and a perennial stream transformed the base into a tranquil, green locale. From the pack of meteors that plummet towards the Earth  – anywhere from 30,000 to 1,50,000 each year –  this is the Earth's largest and only hyper-velocity impact crater in basaltic rock. Meeting Point: Dadar Railway Station East at 11:30pm on 6th November 2015 Expenses: INR 5000/- per head. Includes:     Traveling from Dadar to Dadar by Non AC pvt. vehicle.     All meals during the travel.    Entry fees wherever required Excludes: Last Day dinner on 8th November 2015 Registration: For registration or queries, Call on : 8425076272 / 8425076270ORWrite to: For SMS Inquiry:Please drop a message as "trek inquiry" at 8425076270, we will get back to you ASAP. Things to carry:     A Water Bottle (~2-3 Ltrs),    Camera, Cell Phone, Cap(Optional)    Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.    Extra pair of clothes.    Personal medication those who require it regularly.    A haversack to put all these things Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments Let's enjoy the nature in Wanderers style with rules and lots of fun   Aberrant Wanderers Team.... Read more
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 11:12 PM PDT
Hello Wanderers,Get ready for one of the tough trek in Sahyadris.We are glad to invite you for a trek to Prachitgad on 14-15th November 2015. Leaving 13th night. About the Fort:Prachitgad (also known as Uchitgad or Rangna) is a in the Sahyadri mountain range in Maharashtra, India.Located on the mid western border of Chandoli WLS, this trek is an enigma for the trekkers.It covers an area of 5 acres. Its exact date of establishment is not known but it dates to before 1500 CE.Height: 971mtrsBase Village: Shrungarpur,Sangameshwar. Grade : Strenuous Meeting Point: Panvel railway station on 13th November at 11.30pm. We will be back to Mumbai on 15th November by 8pm. Expenses: INR 2500 per headwhich includes– Travelling from Panvel and back.– 2 Breakfast,1 Dinner and lunch.– Leaders expertise and charges. For Registration or queries, Contact: 8425076272 / 8425076270 OR write to: 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 first day.     Extra pair of clothes.     A Water Bottle ( at least 2 Ltrs)     Camera, Cell Phone, Cap(Optional, wrap it in plastic, water proof protection)     Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.     Please carry some bedding (sleeping bag/shawl) and torch. Albums : So, Let's enjoy the nature in Wanderers style with rules and lots of fun  Aberrant Wanderers Team.... Read more
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 10:38 PM PDT
Hello Wanderers,Welcome to one of the most delightful night trek in Sahyadri region…Night trek to Gorakhgad on 13th December 2015 (Starting Saturday Night)   General Information:Region : MurbadHeight : 2150ftTo See : temple of Saint Goraknath, Rock cut steps, Caves and water cisterns.   Grade : Medium     Meeting Point: Kalyan ST Depot at 10pm on 12th December, Saturday night   Expenses: INR 600/- per headwhich includes - Travelling from Kalyan to Kalyan. - Breakfast and Tea. - All required equipments and safety gears. - Leaders expertise charges. For Registration or queries, Contact: 8425076272 / 8425076270 OR write to: For SMS Inquiry:Please drop a message as "trek inquiry" at 8425076270, we will get back to you ASAP. Things to Carry: Good Torch (MUST) Please carry 3 liters of water. Please carry some bedding (sleeping bag/shawl) and as we will be taking some rest after reaching cave. Please avoid carrying valuable and ornaments   Albums:   Let's enjoy the nature in Wanderers style with rules and lots of fun   Aberrant Wanderers Team.... Read more
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 10:18 PM PDT
Hello Wanderers, Finally, the wait is over..We are glad to invite you for the most unique trek in Ladakh. Yes.! It's the Chadar frozen river trek. About the Trek: Total Duration :  7 Nights / 8 Days (ex leh) Region: Ladakh Maximum Altitude: 11,000ft. Best Season:  Mid Jan to Mid Feb Distance: 45kms GRADE: Difficult/Challenging Detailed Itinerary: Day 1, 22nd Jan:Reporting At Leh.Today you reach Leh, capital city of Ladakh region. We will receive you at airport and take you to the hotel. This is a day for acclimatization. Acclimatization in Leh is a must to be accustomed with the high altitude and low Oxygen level. If you are physically fit and not suffering from any ailment, your body will acclimatize easily in a day, before Chadar trek. This acclimatization is very crucialAlso sufficient time would be given for visiting market for shopping once we are done with Orientation & Briefing of the Trek Day 2, 23rd  Jan:Leh – Chilling – Tilat do (Drive/3-4 hrs & Trek/1 hr)Early morning you wake up, perform some physical free hand exercise in your room and freshen up. Next you have your breakfast. After breakfast we start our journey for the long waited Chadar trek. Today we need to go to Tilat do which will be the actual starting point of the Chadar trek. We take a beautiful drive on Ladakhi roads to reach Tilat DO via Nimoo. Nimoo is the confluence of Indus and Zanskar river. Culturally and Geopolitically  both these mighty rivers are extremely important to the vast region of Asia. From Nimoo we bid Goodbye to Indus follow the trail of Zanskar. Once you reach Tilat Do, you cross the Zanskar and reach the other side, which is the first camping site of your Cadar Trek. We camp here for the night . Day 3, 24th Jan:Tilat Do – Gyalpo (Trek 9-10 km. / 4-5 hours)  With the rising sun we start our day early. Once you freshen up, rejuvinate your body with a cup of energising cup of tea made by our expert guide and ever helpful porter. Have your braekfast and se... Read more
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 09:16 PM PDT
SANDHAN VALLEY:Sandhan valley is a water carved valley around 200 feet deep. Sandhan is located near beautiful Bhandardara region near village called Samrad. Samrad village and Sandhan Valley is surrounded bu Alang,Madan ad Kulang mountains. This place also has Ratangad,Ajoba and Kalsubai mountain ranges. Kalsubai is the highest peak in Maharashtra spanning 5400 feets. BHANDARDARA:Bhandardara sits by the Pravara River, and is a blend of natural beauty, waterfalls, mountains, tranquility, greenery, invigorating air and pristine ambiance. The Bhandardara Lake and the Randha falls are major tourist attractions.Bhandardara is full of attractions – from Wilson Dam to Arthur Lake. As legend has it, Shri Agasti Rishi meditated here for a year, surviving only on water and air, pleased with this display of devotion, God came down to Earth and blessed Shri Agasti Rishi with a stream of the Ganges river, which is now known as the Pravara River. Difficulty level:Easy Route: Thane – Kasara – Igatpuri – Ghoti – Bhandardara – Samrad – Bhandardara and Back Meeting Point: Korum Mall Thane.General bike riding instructions, introduction round and do's and dont's. Charges: INR 1500 per head Inclusions:     All Meals (02 Veg Meals and 01 Non Veg  Meal).     Accommodation in tent Stay.    ABW's administrative, Guide and Expertise Charges. Exclusions:     Fuel and maintenance.     Anything other then above mentioned inclusions. For registration or queries, Contact: 8425076272 / 8425076270 OR write to: FOR SMS Inquiry:Please drop a message as "Bike ride" at 8425076270, we will get back to you ASAP. Things To Carry: Bike's Legal papers and HELMET.(MUST) Extra pair of clothes. Camera,cell phone,cap etc (optional) So, Let's enjoy the nature in Wanderers style with rules and lots of fun  Aberrant Wanderers Team.... Read more
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 09:05 PM PDT
SPR GIRIRATNA HIKERS INDIA: Himalayan Chadar Trek 23rd  Jan '16 to 31st Jan 16. Chadar means a blanket, a blanket of ice that forms over the Zanskar River during winters. Zanskar is a wild river flowing through the gorgeous ravines and inaccessible canyons of Ladakh. Come and have a life time experience walking on the frozen river Zanskar in the high lands & the Buddhist Kingdom of Ladakh, where the temperature will be sub zero. This route has been used from Centuries as a trade link by Zanskaris. You will also have chance to mingle with the local Zanskaris and visit some of the ancient monasteries behind the Ice walls, wedged between the mighty Karakoram & the Great Himalayan mountain range. This specific trek is considered as one of the most interesting along with special journeys – an exceptionally Chadar Trekking special along with an extraordinary trek on shiny the rocks within the financial institution connected with Tsarap river.     Dear Friends, don't miss this golden opportunity to most thrilling amazing feeling of "WALKING ON THE FROZEN RIVER" @ Ladakh.   Best Time : Mid January to February.  Trek duration : 06 days (shorter version). Focus : Ice trek, Ladakh's winter life, culture, monks and monasteries. Physical Challenge : Some long trekking days & Harsh Cold, Tough Expeditions. Highest Point : Leh 3,505 Mts.  Climate : Usually sunny days but dry chilly winds, temperature can drop up to minus 25 Centigrade (- 25oC) Day to day programme: ITINERARY   Day 01, Leh: In the afternoon meet at our office for a Chadar briefing and trek relating    information and introduction of participants and crew members.    Day 02, Leh to Tilat Sumdo: Today in the morning drive about 3/4 hrs. to Lamaguru near    Chilling (one of the most famous villages in Ladakh, known for metal crafts).Board the jeeps    and head to our camp side at Tilat Sumdo. In the afternoon meet your trekking crew at Tilat    Sumdo (3180m) and go for some acclimatization / training walk... Read more
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 08:55 PM PDT
Dear All, We at Bhramanti365 invite you for a Thrilling Night Trek to Kulang Fort on 31st Oct - 01st November 2015 Brief Information about the Fort Region :- Igatpuri – Nashik . Trek Grade :- Medium / High on Endurance Height :- 4822 Feet. Base Village :- Ambewadi. Kulang Fort is among the Trio Trek AMK ( Alang-Madan-Kulang) it is the last one to ascend among the three treks , falls adjacent to Madangad , There are 3 traverse to reach this fort hence making a thrill ascend. Schedule for the Event: - Meeting Point at Kasara Railway Station by boarding the below mentioned Train 10:50 PM Kasara Semi fast Local with the below mentioned timings. @ CST :- 10:50 PM. @ Byculla :- 10:57 PM @ Dadar:- 11:04 PM. @ Kurla :- 11:12 PM. @ Ghatkopar:- 11:17 PM. @ Mulund :- 11:27 PM. @ Thane :- 11:31 PM. @ Dombivali :- 11:54 PM @ Kalyan:- 00:03 AM @ Kasara :- 01:18 AM. Cost for the Event is 850 /- Per head Cost Includes: - Transport from Kasara to Kasara, Breakfast, Packed Lunch ( Pithala & Bhakri ) , First Aid , Gears and Expertise Charges One has to Transfer (NEFT) 850/- into the Bank account to confirm his / her Registration. (Non-Refundable) – (Payment via 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 then Fill Up The One Time Registration Form. From Link " " Things To Carry: - A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs a must) Camera, Cell Phone (Optional) Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc. Medicine those if u require usually (Optional) Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection) A haversack to put all these things Kindly note: - 1) Consuming Alcohol and Smoking is strictly PROHIBITED. 2) Expenses should be managed on your own basis. For ... Read more
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 08:41 PM PDT
Bhutan...Land of the Thunder Dragon Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India.The Bhutanese pride themselves on a sustainable approach to tourism in line with the philosophy of Gross National Happiness. Bhutan holds many surprises. This is a country where the rice is red and where chillies aren't just a seasoning but the main ingredient. It's also a deeply Buddhist land, where monasteries are part of the mainstream, and where giant protective penises are painted beside the entrance to many houses. While it visibly maintains its Buddhist traditions, Bhutan is not a museum. You will find the Bhutanese well educated, fun loving and vibrant.When you visit Bhutan, you will become one of the few who have experienced the natural charm of the first country where Gross National Happiness is deemed more important than Gross National Product.So why spend your money to come here? Firstly there is the amazing Himalayan landscape, where snowcapped peaks rise above shadowy gorges cloaked in primeval forests. Taking up prime positions in this picture-book landscape are the majestic fortress-like dzongs and monasteries. This unique architecture embodies Buddhist culture and sets the scene for spectacular tsechus (dance festivals)---------------------------------------------------------------------Exciting Bike ride covers below places:1. Simtokha Dzong :- the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 16272. Trashichhoedzong :- situated on the banks of Wang Chhu3. Thimpu valley view point4. Tashi-Chho Dzong :- Known as "fortress of the glorious religion", Tashichho Dzong, or popularly known as Thimphu Dzong, is an impressive structure that houses the Bhutanese 5. Bhuddha statue6. Tango Monastery :- breathtaking and filled with interesting sights and sounds7. Punakha Dzong :- The ancient capital of Bhutan. The Dzong is located a... Read more

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