Mumbai Hikers Community 10.11.2015



Link to Recently Added Events RSS

Posted: 10 Dec 2015 12:53 AM PST
Ladakh is a region of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir that lies between the Kunlun mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir. "Ladakh", the Persian transliteration of the Tibetan La-dvags, is warranted by the pronunciation of the word in several Tibetan districts. Historically, the region included the Baltistan (Baltiyul) valleys, the Indus Valley, the remote Zangskar, Lahaul and Spiti to the south and Aksai Chin, including the Rudok region and Guge, in the east, and the Nubra valleys to the north. Contemporary Ladakh borders Tibet to the east, the Lahaul and Spiti to the south, the Vale of Kashmir, Jammu and Baltiyul regions to the west, and the trans–Kunlun territory of Xinjiang to the far north. Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It is sometimes called "Little Tibet" as it has been strongly influenced by Tibetan culture. Itinerary:  Day 1:   17th July: Arrival in Srinagar:  Day 2:   18th July: Srinagar  to Mulbek via  Sonmarg & Kargil.  Day 3:   19th July: Mulbek to Leh:  Day 4:   20th July: Visit Shey Palace, Thiksey & Hemis Monasteries  Day 5:   21st July: Leh to Nubra via Khardung La Top (18382 ft.)  Day 6:   22nd July:  Nubra Valley - Leh  Day 7:   23rd July:  Pangong Lake Excursion  Day 8:   24th July:  Leh to Sarchu.  Day 9:   25th July:  Sarchu to Keylong  Day 10: 26th July:  Keylong to Manali:  Day 11: 27th July:  Manali to onward destination: Cost:  Option 1: (Day 3 to 8) Rs: 32,300/- Option 2: (Day 1 to 8) Rs: 38,300/- Option 3: (Day 1 to 11) Rs: 48,800 /- Inclusions:  Airport pick up. Shikara Ride (not for option 1). Travel by SUV's from Srinagar to Manali (6 persons in a vehicle) OR Tempo traveler (depending on batch size).All meals (Veg and Non Veg) Inner line permits. Environment tax. Accommodation on twin sharing basis in all places as per given below or... Read more
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 12:21 AM PST
Mountrek India Sandhan Valley Trek on 9-10th JAN 2016 (Starting on 8th, Friday Night). 3rd Batch   Trek to " Sandhan Valley " on 9-10th JAN 2016 (Starting on 8th, Friday Night). 3nd Batch   How about a trek where you do not ascend, a trek where you can stay in the night on the rock-bed near a water -pond? 2km long valley, 2 rappelling patches, Natural Water pond at the base and 6-7 hrs of trek. How about it? Fabulous! Fantastic! N may be Adventurous! Sandhan Valley is situated in the western ghats of Sahyadris. The valley is located on the west side of beautiful Bhandardhara region near Samrad village. The village itself is located approx. at 3000 fts above sea level. Valley is surrounded by Alang, Madan , Kulang, Kalsubai, Ratangad and Ajoba mountain range.       Grade of the trek - Medium with 2 rappelling patches. Place: Igatpuri range   The itinerary for the event will be as follows: Day 0: Friday night We will be leaving by Kasara Fast Local . Time Table - 10:50 pm :CST 10:57 pm: Byculla 11:05 pm: Dadar 11:13 pm Kurla 11:18 pm: Ghatkopar 11:34 pm: Thane 11:57 pm: Dombivali 12:07 am: Kalyan 01:18 am: Kasara It is advised to board the second compartment of the train from your respective stations so that we can meet in the compartment itself. Day 1 - Saturday Reach Samrad by Private vehicle Intorductions and start trekking. Lunch Midway 05:30 pm – Reach at base, dinner, campfire & stay.   Day 2 - Sunday Wake Up early Finish morning refreshments Start descend towards Dehne Travel to Dehne. Lunch & proceed for Asangaon Reach Mumbai by Local train by 08:00 pm (depending upon the railway mega blocks) The cost for the trek is INR 1500/-   Which includes Transportation from Kasara to Samrad and DEhne to Asangaon, all meals & Refreshments + Rappelling Charges. Max Participant : 30   Payment details One needs to deposit INR 1000/- into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.   The amount is to be deposited in the following account. ... Read more
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 11:57 PM PST
Mountrek India One Day Trek to Prabalgad on 3rd JAN 2016.     Prabalgad Fort is located between Matheran and Panvel in the Indian state of Maharashtra, at an elevation of 2300 feet in the Western Ghats. It was built on a plateau very close to Matheran, but unlike Matheran it does not have a good source of water. It was known as Muranjan until it was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces under Shivaji's rule. The fort contains a temple to Ganesh and some stone ruins.  Its sister fort is Irshalgad. The Ulahas River runs to the east of the fort. The Gadhi River, and the Chanderi and Peb forts are to the west. To the south is the Patalganga River, and Manikgad and to the north is the Karnala fort. Some info about the fort: Type : Hill forts Place : PrabalGad Location: Near panvel Elevation : 2300 ft Difficulty: Medium Detail Plan : @07:15 AM Reach Panvel station @08:30 AM Reach Base Village in TumTum @09:00 AM After Introduction Round depart for Prabalgad top @11:00 AM Reach Prabalmachi @01:00 PM Prabalgad Top. @02:00 PM Descend after Lunch. @05:00 PM Back to Base Village. @06:00 PM Reach Panvel Station and Evening Refreshment. Train Timing : CST – Panvel Slow Local CST – 05:47am Vadala Road – 06:05am Kurla – 06:15am Vashi – 06:34am Panvel – 07:04am Thane – Panvel Slow Local Thane – 06:20am Koparkhairne – 06:37am Nerul – 06:51am Belapur CBD – 06:58am Panvel – 07:13am Andheri – Vadala Road Slow Local Andheri – 05:17am Bndra – 05:31am Vadala Road – 05:42am The cost for the trek is INR 600/-  and would include: > Panvel-Thakurwadi-Panvel by Tumtum / ST > Morning Breakfast – Tea >Lunch Note: Maximum 30 seats Payment details One needs to deposit INR 400/- into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.   The amount is to be deposited in the following account. Account No: 31993192984 Name: AMEY SANJAY NIKAM Ifsccode: SBIN0012925 Branch: BAZAR PETH ROAD BRANCH, KALYAN   For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given belo... Read more
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 11:42 PM PST
 Ranthambhore.... This Dry Decideous forest is one of the best Tiger Reserves in India. A habitat for around 40 species of  mammals, including Leopard, Wild Dogs, Wild Boar, Cheetal, Sambar and of course - The Royal Bengal Tiger. Variety of avifauna, reptiles, mind blowing landscapes and ruins of forts and palaces add to the beauty of the forest. Take the thrilling experience of the big cat brushing your vehicle as you stand spellbound inside or a crocodile catching hold of a spotted deer drinking water on the lake....... Join us for a real 'Wild' experience this winter. Itinerary: Day 1 – Leave for Sawai Madhopur by BCT - Jaipur Express at 18:50. Overnight in train. Day 2 – Reach Sawai Madhopur at 10.30 . Check-in at Hotel.                Post lunch visit Ranthambhore Fort. Overnight in Hotel. Day 3 – Morning and Evening rides in the Park. Day 4 - Morning  ride in the Park. Free time in the evening for shopping. Post dinner leave for Sawai                  Madhopur. Board 12980 JP-BDTS Super Express at 22:45. Day 5 - Reach Bandra Terminus at 14:20. Cost:  Rs. 16,500/- Cost Includes:  To and Fro 3rd AC railway travel from Mumbai to Sawai Madhopur and back. Road travel from Sawai Madhopur to Ranthambhore and back by Non A.C. vehicle. Accommodation in AC resort on 3 sharing. Food- Veg/Non Veg North Indian style food. Three rides, Fort visit. Entry, Permit, Guide charges. Expertise.  Cost excludes:  Personal expenses like cold drinks, mineral water. Anything not mentioned in 'Cost includes'.   For details contact: Surendra: 9819091954... Read more
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 11:24 PM PST
 The Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary also a declared Tiger Reserve, lies on the northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills (Blue Mountains), in Nilgiri District, about 150 km  north-west of Coimbatore city in Kongu Nadu region of Tamil Nadu. It shares its boundaries with the states of Karnataka and Kerala. The sanctuary is divided into 5 ranges – Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota. The protected area is home to several endangered and vulnerable species including Indian elephant, Bengal Tiger, Gaur and Indian Leopard. There are at least 266 species of birds in the sanctuary, including critically endangered Indian White-rumped Vulture and Long-billed Vulture. The Western Ghats, Nilgiri Sub-Cluster (6,000 km2), including all of Mudumalai National Park, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site. Bandipur National Park, established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger, is a national park located in the state of Karnataka. It was once a private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore. Bandipur is known for its wildlife and has many types of biomes, but dry deciduous forest is dominant. Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary also known as Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka is a Bird Sanctuary in the Mandya District. It is the largest bird sanctuary in the state, only 0.67 km². in area, which is about 40 acres and comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri river.  Itinerary: 4th May: Leave for Bangalore @ 9:00 by 11301- Udyan Express Exp. Overnight in train. 5th May: Reach Bangalore @ 8:50. Leave for Mysore. Have lunch in Mysore and leave for Ranganthittu. Take a boat ride @ Ranganthittu and leave for Mudumalai. Check in. Overnight in Mudumalai. 6th May: Morning ride in Bandipur. Evening ride in Mudumalai. Overnight in Mudumalai. 7th May: Morning ride in Mudumalai. Post lunch leave for Mysore. Leave for Bangalore @ 15:45 by 16232 Mailaduturai Express. Reach Bangalore @ 18... Read more
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 11:06 PM PST
'Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the popular national parks in India located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968, with an area of 105 km2. The buffer is spread over the forest divisions of Umaria and Katni and totals 437 km2. The park derives its name from the most prominent hillock of the area, which was said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka (Ceylon). Hence the name Bandhavgarh (Sanskrit: Brother's Fort). With the tiger at the apex of the food chain, it contains 37 species of mammals. According to forest officials, there are more than 250 species of birds, about 80 species of butterflies, a number of reptiles. But many people have the species' list of about 350 birds along with photographs. The richness and tranquility of grasslands invites pairs of Sarus cranes to breed in the rainy season.  One of the biggest attractions of this national park is the tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) and its sightings. Bandhavgarh has a very high density of tigers within the folds of its jungles. The 105 km2 of park area open to tourists was reported to have 22 tigers, a density of one tiger for every 4.77 km2. (Population estimation exercise 2001). The population of tigers in the park in 2012 is about 44-49. There is a saying about the Park that goes: "In any other Park, You are lucky if you see a tiger. In Bandhavgarh, you are unlucky if you don't see (at least) one." Bandhavgarh tiger reserve is densely populated with other species: the gaur, are now extinct or have migrated elsewhere; sambar and barking deer are a common sight, and nilgai are to be seen in the open areas of the park. There have been reports of the Indian wolf (canis lupus indica), striped hyena, and the caracal the latter being an open country dweller. The tiger reserve abounds with cheetal or the spotted deer (Axis axis) which is the main prey animal of the tiger and the Indian leopard (Panthera pardus fusc... Read more
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 10:52 PM PST
Umred-Karhandla Wildlife sanctuary is about 58 kms from Nagpur, spread over Pauni, Umred, Kuhi and Bhivapur taluka.This sanctuary also has connection with Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve through forest along Wainganga river. The sanctuary is home to resident breeding tigers, herds of gaur and also rare animals like flying squirrel, honey badger and pangolin. From the last few years the number of tourists visiting here is increasing due to frequent tiger sightings. They are very easily seen by villagers around the sanctuary too.   Itinerary: Day 1:  Leave for Nagpur at 20:15 by 12289 Nagpur Duronto Express. (12135 Nagpur express at 17:40- ex Pune) Overnight in train. Day 2: Arrive at Nagpur and leave for Umred. Check in at Hotel. Post lunch proceed for Safari. Overnight in the resort. Day 3:  Morning and Evening Safaris in the sanctuary. Overnight in the resort. Day 4:  Morning Safari. Post lunch leave for Nagpur. Leave for Mumbai at 20:40 by 12290 Duronto Express. Overnight in train. Day 5: Reach Mumbai at 7:55. Tour ends.   Cost: Rs.12,950/-                  Cost Includes: 3rd AC train travel. Road travel from Nagpur to Umred and back by Non AC vehicle. Accommodation in AC resort rooms on 3 sharing. Food: Veg / North Indian style food. Four rides, Entry, Permit, Guide charges & Expertise. Cost Excludes: Personal expenses like Cold drinks, Mineral water. Camera charges. Anything not mentioned in 'Cost Includes'.   For details call: Surendra: 9819091954    ... Read more
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 05:41 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for camping at Prabalmachi on 31st Dec 2015 leaving 31st Dec Evening    The village of Prabalmachi is the 'base camp' for a trek up the Prabalgad Fort.  It is located near the Machi and Vajepur villages.      Prabalgad Fort is located between Matheran and Panvel in the Indian state of Maharashtra, at an elevation of 2300 feet in the Western Ghats. It was built on a plateau very close to Matheran, but unlike Matheran it does not have a good source of water. It was known as Muranjan until it was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces under Shivaji's rule. The fort contains a temple to Ganesh and some stone ruins. Its sister fort is Irshalgad. The Ulahas River runs to the east of the fort. The Gadhi River, and the Chanderi and Peb forts are to the west. To the south is the Patalganga River, and Manikgad and to the north is the Karnala fort.   Some info about the fort:   Type : Hill forts Place : Prabalmachi Location: Near panvel Elevation : 390 Metres Simple 1 HR AScend Difficulty: Easy Trek Leader : girish Pandagre   Detail Plan :   08.00 PM  Reach Panvel station 09.30 PM  Reach Base Village in TumTum 10.30 PM  Reach Prabalmachi Simple 1 Hour Ascend Celebrate New Years Eve Campfire Games & Dinner 07:00 AM  Wakeup Fresh n up Breakfast & Tea  09.00 AM  Back to Base Village  10:00 AM  Reach  Panvel Station  11:30 AM  Reach Mumbai       The itinerary for trek is: THINGS TO CARRY- 1. Compulsory – Good trekking shoes OR Sports Shoes 2. Compulsory – Water (2 ltrs) Electrol 3. Compulsory – Torch With extra batteries 4. Optional – Camera, Cap, etc., 5. Some Snacks biscuits chocolates Extra pair of clothes Etc 6. Proper Bedding or sleeping bag.   Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. A haversack to put in all the things mentioned above   Expenses for the Trek is 900/- per person.  Travel expenditure from Panvel to Panvel,Morning Breakfast Tea,Dinner Veg & NON Veg,Tent charges,Guide & Mumbai Rangers Expertise….   For ... Read more

Moombai Hyker