Mumbai Hikers Community 19.11.2015

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Posted: 19 Nov 2015 12:02 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Jungle Trek to Vasota and Lake Side Camping on 28 and 29 Nov 2015 Leaving 27 friday night   Bamnoli lake Bamnoli famous for its natural beauty, is a major tourist attraction located in the Satara District of Maharashtra at distances of about 36 kms from  Satara City and 20 kmd from Kaas Lake. Bamnoli is a village situated on the banks of Shivsagar Lake, which is a backwater lake in the vicinity of Koyna Dam,  constructed on River Koyna. Vasota fort Vasota Fort (also called Vyaghragad) is located in Satara district in the Indian State of Maharashtra. Vasota fort is attributed to the Kolhapur  Shilahara Raja Bhoja II (1178–1193) of Panhala. Vasota always remained with Marathas, Shirkes & Mores in 16th century & then incorporated in Swarajya  by Shivaji Maharaj in 1655 during the conquest of Javli. Shivaji Maharaj named the fort "Vyaghragad" (Vyaghra – means tiger) owing to its difficult  natural defense. After Shivaji Maharaj, the brave Maratha Bajirao Peshwa carried on the Swarajya mission of ousting the Mughal invaders from our country.  In 1818 however, British bombarded the fort with heavy artillery thereby destroying many buildings on Vasota (Chandika mandir, Daru-kothar, etc.) & looted  property worth 5 lakhs. Today the fort stands in a dilapidated condition in a thick jungle with remnants of Shree Mahadev mandir,  the plinth of a huge  "sadar" (discussion place), the fallen ramparts & spectacular view of Nageshwar peak & Shivsagar lake (Koyna backwaters)     Places to see 1 NAGESHWAR TEMPLE 2 BABU KADA 3 Bamnoli boat Ride  4 Vasota Jungle   Some Information about the Fort:   Type : Jungle Fort Height : 4266 ft approx Region : Koyna Difficulty Level: Easy Endurance Level: Medium Trek Leader : Nishant seth Max Participants : 20.     Day 1, 27 nov 2015   Meeting at : Pritam Hotel Dadar East 11.00 pm on Friday night 27 nov Pikcup Point : Vashi Below Main Bridge @ 11.45   Day 2, 28 Nov, Saturday :   Reach Bamnol... Read more
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 12:00 PM PST
Dear Friends we Invite You for Paragliding Tour with MumbaiRangers at Kamshet on 29 Nov 2015   Paragliding is the recreational and Memorable adventure sport. It Gives you Wings to Fly with Birds.   Our professional experts provide this paragliding ride at Kamshet near Pune. Every healthy adult is eligible for this Activity.         Things to Keep in mind and Important :   1. Paragliding is a wind dependent activity and there's a possibility of last minute re- schedules or cancellations, which are beyond our control.  You need to be patient as their might be last minute changes and it might take an hour or so to confirm the wind forecast on trip.   2. The Video charges of the Paragliding activity is excluded from the tour cost. You may directly pay to the tandem for the video taken of your flight.     Category : Adventure Level : Easy Duration : 1 Day   Itinery:   Meeting Sunday Morning Pritam Da Dhaba dadar 6.00 am 06:00 am : Departure from dadar towards Kamshet  En-route pick up at Vashi chembur Reach Kamshet.  Have breakfast.  Proceed towards the activity site and enjoy the thrill of Paragliding at Kamshet.  Have lunch and proceed back to Mumbai.     Expenses for the Trek is 4300 /- which is inclusive of Paragliding charges ,Entry fees, Morning Tea & Breakfast, Travel Mumbai to Mumbai Private vehicle,  Lunch ,Mumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any.   For Registration call us: Amit Bhadouria :9819299164 Nishant Sheth : 8879418581 Registration accepted only through phone call..   Important things to carry : Carry some Ready to eat snacks like biscuits,chips.. Water Bottle (2 ltrs) optional Camera , cap Medicines if required.. Shoes..   Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited. Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, "When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories" The leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be... Read more
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 11:46 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Midnight Cycle Ride from Five Garden to Marine Drive on 28 Nov 2015 (Saturday Night)     Route Five garden - V J T I college - Byculla - Marine Drive - Gateway of India.   (Saturday Night) by Mumbai Rangers 28 Kms...   Go Green With MumbaiRangers Say no to Pollution Ride A Cycle Be Healthy.   Here we will see Night life of Mumbai again But on Cycle this time. So come Be a part of it and Enjoy it to the fullest. Ride to the beautiful costal route of Mumbai on cycle.   Some Information about the Cycle Ride   Category : Cycling Level : Easy Duration : 1 Night Saturday night 10:00 pm to Sunday early morning 4:00 Am. Total Ride of approximately 28 Kms. Lead – Subramanium Vedula   Disclaimer :-   1. No midway back out during the ride if you want you can drop the cycles on starting point on your own expenses. (in taxi ).. 2. There might be alteration in the route as per the situation.   Itinerary for the Cycle Ride: Meeting Coolers Hotel at Kings circle Sharp 10 oclock night Collect Cycles Starting Point:  Five Garden V J T I college Byculla Marine Drive Gateway of India Handover the cycle and Ride Ends Tour Concludes with Happy Memories   Tour Cost : Rs 950/- per person One Has To deposit full Amount In Advance for Booking Seat.   Inclusions:   1. Cycle Rental 2. Refreshments on tour (Energy Drink Gatorade ,Energy Bar) 3. First Aid 4. Cycle Mechanic 5. Expertise Charges   For Registration call us: Amit Bhadouria: 9819299164 Nishant Sheth : 8879418581 Registration accepted only through phone call..   Things to carry: – Identity Proof (Mandatory) A Water Bottle (Mandatory) Camera, Cell Phone (Optional) Medicine those if you require usually (Optional) A backpack to put all these things Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. All participants are requested to wear comfortable clothes for cycling and avoid wearing pants which are loose on bottom.   Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling s... Read more
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 10:56 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Night Trek to Matheran Descend via Garbett Plateau on 29 Nov 2015 Leaving Sat 28 nov       Matheran has garnered a reputation of one of the most favourite hill-stations around Mumbai for some reasons. The bountiful rains, good greenery and waterfalls around. Garbett Plateau is located in the south – west direction of Matheran, offering a 360 degree view of one of our all time favourite hill stations. Matheran is Famous & splendid hill station in Maharashtra, it covers an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadris. This Fantastic spot was discovered in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the collector of Thane district. Garbett point is located on South-west side of Matheran with grand view of the plateau.Climate here is very cool with some breath taking views.   Some Information about the Place :   Type: Hill Fort Height: 2625 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Easy District: Raigad Range: Matheran Base Village: Diksal Trek Leader : Nishant Sheth     Train Timing CST – Khopoli Fast Local CST – 10:04pm Byculla – 10:11pm Dadar – 10:18pm Kurla – 10:26pm Ghatkopar – 10:30pm Thane – 10:46pm Dombivali – 10;58pm Kalyan – 11:05pm Neral – 11:39pm.   (If you miss the train you miss the trek so make sure you are on time to catch the train.)   People may board the same train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second Last boggy from CST side)   The itinerary for trek is:   From Neral Station Catch Taxi For Matheran Introduction Round Start Trek under moon light Tea Breakfast at Villagers House @06.00am Early Morning Reach Bhivpuri station by 8.00am Catch Local train from Bhivpuri. Reach Dadar by 9:30am…   Expenses for the Trek is 450 /- which is inclusive of Morning Breakfast & Tea, Taxi Fare from Neral to Matheran Station, Matheran Entry Charges, Guide, Mumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any..   For Registration call us: Amit Bhadouria :9819299164 Nishant sheth : 8879418581 Registration accepted o... Read more
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 07:34 AM PST
PARVAT BUDDIES: One Day Trek to NAKHIND on 29th Nov 2015.   Hello Buddies, The rain has gone, the flowers have all withered, the winds have turned cooler and The Mountains are calling! A carpet of golden grass welcomes the trekker and it's time for him to visit the lovely hills!   Some Info about the Mountain: Nakhind is a ridge situated in the Matheran Mountain range, rather steep as compared to the other peaks in the range. The peculiar feature about this hill is a naturally formed needle hole (called 'nedhe' in Marathi) in the rock wall. I call it 'The Eye of the Mountain' and it sure offers some breath-taking views! Travel will be by local train / private autos.   Grade: Moderate. No. Of Seats: Max 20 participants only (First cum First Serve Basis). Last Date for registrations & payment: 25th Nov 2015 (Wednesday). Cost: Rs. 350/- (non-refundable) (includes Breakfast, travel between Vangani and base village, Evening Tea, Trek Guidance)   Registrations strictly by phone call only!   Your seat will be booked only when we receive complete participant details along with the confirmation (transaction id/screenshot) of the online payment. Please call on the below-mentioned number to know the Bank Details for Funds Transfer.   Merely clicking on 'going' will not be considered at all J   Tentative Trek Plan: Assembly: At Vangani Railway Station @ 07:15 am sharp on Sunday, 29th Nov 2015.  We'd be boarding the last general compartment of the below train. You may get in at your respective stations. Please take return tickets on your own.S-5 KARJAT Slow (showing select stations): Mumbai CST   5:22 am. Dadar           5:40 am. Ghatkopar     5:56 am. Thane           6:17 am. Kalyan          6:48 am. VANGANI       7:15 am. ** We won't be waiting for latecomers ** After breakfast, we shall start journey for base village by private autos.8:30AM: We start our trek after a round of introductions & Warm-up. Reach the needle-hole by lunchtime (a... Read more
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 04:11 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Camping at Rajmachi on 28 29 nov 2015   Type: Hill Fort Height: 3600 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Easy Range: Karjat Trek Leader : Nishant Seth.   Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is a small village in the rugged mountains of Sahyadri in India. The fortification at Rajmachi consists of two forts , namely  Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan Fort. Rajmachi Fort is a popular trekking destination. It is a very famous fort located near two famous hills of  Maharashtra, Lonavala and Khanadala. Historically, Rajmachi fort was a strategic fort to control Borghat(ghat between Khopoli and Khandala on  Mumbai-Pune route) which was a historical trade route.     Some Information about the Fort:   Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route is from Kondivade village near Karjat and it involves climb-up of about 2000 feet.  The other route is from Lonavala, which is almost a plain walk of about 15 km. Opposite to Kalbhairavnath Temple, there is another fort  called Shreevardhan. The fort has lots of secret tunnels leading to battlements. There is a place called Manranjan behind the temple that  gives one a nice view of the plains. Kal Bhairava temple is situated in the col between Shrivardhan and Manaranjan. Local inhabitants worship  Kal Bhairava even today. The Buddhist caves on the western slope of Rajmachi plateau (at present known as Kondhane caves) were carved in the  period around 200 BC. The existence of these ancient caves indicates that Rajmachi had been identified as an important place right from the  Buddhist period.     The itinerary for trek is:   Meeting at : 8:00 am at Karjat Station   New Train Timing (Please Note Train Timings have changed from Saturday 15th Nov 2014)  This is a Fast train till Kalyan   CST – Karjat Fast Local CST – 06:10 am Byculla – 06:18 am Dadar – 06:24 am Kurla – 06:31 am Ghatkopar – 6:35 am Thane – 6:50 am Dombivali – 7:02 am Kalyan – 7:10 am Badlapur – 07:27 am Karjat – 08:00 am   (If you miss the train you miss... Read more
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 03:15 AM PST
DarkGreen Adventures (DGA) invite those different kind of traveler, who enjoy nature and want to sweat it out a bit in some outbound and group activities. Coorg, known for its coffee plantations, has been called the Scotland of India by the British. Cauvery river originates here in the forested slopes. Coorg is rich in flora and fauna. There are three wildlife sanctuaries and a national park nearby. We will have opportunity for trekking as well as some wildlife sighting. For this trip we will be staying at Misty Palms which is a very scenic accommodation located away from the hustle of human settlements. This place is surrounded by fruit orchards, pepper and coffee plantations and these are further surrounded by forests and streams. The only noises which you will hear in this forest will be from cricket and other insects.   Brief Itinerary: 22nd Jan, Friday 22:00 - Catch "12133 Mangalore express" from CST and halting at Thane (22:30) and Panvel (23:00)   23rd Jan, Saturday 09:00 - After crossing Madgaon, the train is likely to be empty. We can all sit and sing together in train 15:15 - Reach Mangalore and enjoy the local cuisine of Mangalore 16:30 - Move to Coorg in a private vehicle 22:00 - Reach our place of accommodation - Misty palms, settle down and enjoy delicious dinner of Coorg.   24th Jan, Sunday 06:00 - Get up early if you want to enjoy the super duper surroundings of the resort. See different types of fruits, coffee and pepper plants 09:00 - Take breakfast and take a walk to a beautiful stream which originates in nearby forest. Spend some time in the watchtower overlooking the brahmagiri range 13:00 - Take Lunch and get ready for road journey through the tea estates 15:00 - Reach Thorpatty and take a Jeep Safari ride in the jungles of karnataka/kerala border 17:30 - We can do some shopping in nearby towns for tea, coffee, spices and homemade chocolates. If we have sufficient time then we can also visit Tibetan monastery 21:00 - Retur... Read more
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 01:34 AM PST
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a celebrated walk at the foothills of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre ranges which takes you through a lot of captivating sights and finally to very heart of the Annapurna mountain ranges that will keep you absorbed in the moment. Mt. Annapurna, being the tenth highest peak of the world, every adventure seeker accomplishes a sense of pride after reaching its foot. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a break to be at the base of some of the world's highest mountains, a period to get enthralled being among the enormous glaciers, an occasion to walk through rice paddies, rhododendron and pine forests, temples, waterfalls; a prospect to watch the sunrise over the spectacular snow-capped peaks, an offer to get an insight of the people who inhabit among the Annapurna hills, and an offer to discover the flora and fauna in the subtropical forest to blooming rhododendron forest and pine bushes. Finally, Annapurna base camp trek is an opportunity to picture you with the Himalayan giants Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Manaslu, Hiunchuli and Tarke Kang and many others at the background.Itinerary: Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel Day 02: Take a tourist bus to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and walk to Tikhedhunga, (1540m/ 5042 ft) Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, (2860m/ 9383 ft) Day 05: Hike to Ghorepani to get sunrise view, back to Ghorepani and walk to Tadapani, (2630m/ 8629 ft) Day 06: Tadapani to Chomrong, (2170m/ 7120 ft) Day 07: Chomrong to Dovan, (2600m/ 8530 ft) Day 08: Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, (3700m/ 12139 ft) Day 09: MBC to ABC, (4130m/ 13550 ft). Explore around and back to Deurali,(3230m/ 10597 ft) Day 10: Deurali to Sinuwa, (2360m/ 7743 ft) Day 11: Sinuwan to Jhinu Danda (hot spring) Day 12: Walk to Nayapul, take a car, van, jeep to Pokhara. Fly to Kathmandu Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu Day 14: Fly back to Mumbai.Cost: Rs 62,500Cost includes: 3 nights hotel in K... Read more

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