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Posted: 15 Dec 2015 12:43 AM PST
Greetings ! ! !    Dukes Nose Rappelling.  The most prominent rock structure that overhangs from the valley to the right when we drive up to Lonavala is Duke's Nose.  Dukes Nose also known as Nagphani, is a Cliff which is pointed like a snakes pointed head portion (hood) and hence the name Nagphani (Nag means snake and phani means hood). The name Dukes'nose is derived as the cliff looked like the shape of the Duke. This is a wonderful trekking spot nearby Lonavala. Half an hour walk from kurwande village takes you to the top of Duke's nose. Right on the top of the Duke's Nose is small temple and mindbowing view!!! Rappelling down 300 ft is really breathtaking due to roaring winds, Foggy atmosphere & of course Deep Valley. Rappelling from the Dukes Nose is quite thrilling experience with 90 Degree Rappelling in a combination of Overhang & Deep Valley View.   - Last Date of enrolment : 05-Jan-2016 - Departure time : 08th Jan 2016, 11:30 pm on  from Sanjay Gandhi National Park Gate, Borivali East. We shall reach Dukes Nose base village by 4:00 am.  - Arrival Time : 09th Jan 2016, 10:00 pm Borivali.  - Age Group - 15 to 50 - Difficulty Level : Medium  - Batch Limit : 40 Participants - Mode of transport : Non - Ac Bus from borivali - Dukes Nose - Borivali  - Route : Borivali - Fountain Hotel - Ghodbunder Road - Kapurbawdi, Majiwada Circle - Kalwa - Airoli - Khandala - Kurwande Village.   Charges  Rs 1800/- per person. Includes Transport by Non AC Bus (Borivali - Dukes Nose - Borivali) Rappelling of 300 feet with all safety measures. Morning Tea & Breakfast, Lunch, Evening tea & snacks Adventure Experts First aid kit. Safety & Tested Equipment.   Excludes Any other charges not mentioned in "Fees Include".     Things to carry : 1) Three litres of water* 2) Cap, Hat, glares, scarf 3) Good rubber soul Shoes*  4) One Mug for tea 5) Warm Pullovers 6) Extra pair of clothes 7) Full Body covering Clothes* 8) Basic Bedding  9) Power Banks 10) Ruck Sack* 11) Own... Read more
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 11:28 PM PST
"Raigad Advanture Club" Night Trek to Vishramgad (Patta Fort) on 20th Dec. 2015 (Leaving 19th December)   Info About Fort: -   Type: Hill Fort  Grade: Easy  Height : 4562 feet  Region: Nashik  Base Village : Patta Wadi  Mode of Transport : Private jeeps from Kasara       The range of Sahyadri ,starting from Igatpuri is also recognized as the range of Kalsubai. Towards the western side of this range we can find forts like  Alang , Madan and the Kalsubai peak. Towards the eastern side of this range the forts like Aundh ,Bitangad , Aad and Patta are situated.   There are two different routes which can lead us to the fort. One route starts from Patta wadi, which is the base village of this fort. This route is  very easy and we can reach to the top early, as Patta wadi is itself situated on the plateau.   The other route to this fort is from the Ninavi village.   The Maratha army, under the leadership of Moropant pingle had conquered this fort in the year 1671 from Moghuls.The top of this fort is actually a huge  plateau. The forts like Alang , Madan , Kulang , Trimbak gad and Kalsubai peak are in the vicinity of Patta. From Patta fort one can keep watch on this complete region.Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj has renamed this fort as Vishramgad.   In the year 1688 Matabarkhan had re conquered this fort.   Full Itinerary: - 19th Dec. (Saturday): - We will be leaving by  Kasara  Local. Time Table -22:50 pm : CST22:57 pm : Byculla23:04 pm : Dadar 23:12 pm : Kurla23:17 pm: Ghatkopar23:27 pm: Mulund22:31 pm: Thane22:54 pm: Dombivli00:03 am: Kalyan01:18 am: Kasara  20th Dec. (Sunday): -   Meeting at kasara Station 01:20 am Reach base village around 03:30 am Introduction Round Start Trek 04:00 am Reach Top around 06:00 am Explore the Fort, Sunrise Descend  Tea & Breakfast at Base village  Back to kasara station around 10:00 am Reach Mumbai 01:00 pm   Fees: - Rs. 800/- Per person   Includes: - 1.    Transportation from kasra to kasara in private vehicle 2.    Morning breakfast &... Read more
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 11:00 PM PST
"Raigad Adventure Club" ONE DAY TREK TO MAHULI ON 19th DECEMBER 2015           little info about fort: -  Height: 2,815 feet Grade: Medium Time: 2.5 hrs from Mahuli, Base Village Location / District : Asangaon, Thane District. About Mahuli Fort: The creator of this fort is unknown. In 1485 this place came under rule of Malik Ahmed who was the founder of Nijamshahi. When Shahaji Raje became the secretary of Nijamshahi, Adilshahi and Mughals of Delhi together tried to end Nijamshahi. In the year 1635-36, in difficult circumstances Shahaji Raje transferred himself with Jijabai and Shivaji to Mahuli. Khan Jaman, son of Mahabat Khan beleaguered this fort. Shahaji Raje asked for help to Portuguese. They refused and Shahaji Raje surrendered himself. Shivaji took this fort from Mughals on 8 Jan 1658. In 1661 it was given back and was won again by Shivrai. In treaty of Purandar, in 1665, Marathas lost these forts again. The Moghal sardar Manohardas Gaud was the in charge of this fort. He did much construction on the fort. In Feb 1670, Shivaji Maharaj tried to conquer Mahuli, but failed. Thousand of Marathas were killed by Moghals. It was a bad blow to Marathas. Even after this victory, Manohardas Gaud, the chief of the fort gave up his position and a new chief Alveerdi Beg was appointed. On 16 June 1670, after two months, Moropant Pingle conquered the forts and Mahuli, Bhandargad and Palasgad became part of Swarajya. Mahuli Fort At 2815 ft, this is a popular trekking destination and a paradise for rock-climbers because of many nearby pinnacles with interesting names like Vazir, Vishnu, etc, given by the local trekking and climbing fraternity. This mountain complex is actually a group of two or more hills with common cols and pinnacles. It is the highest point in the Thane district. The forest surrounding Mahuli has been declared as a sanctuary. Once Shahaji Raje, father of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, had this fortress under his belt. Itinerary of the Trek :  Take the Sl... Read more
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 10:44 PM PST
Available dates:Everyday from 18th December 2015 to 6th June 2016Friends it gives me great pleasure to announce cutomised camping at Vaitarna. A great getaway near Mumbai,Pune and NashikNow enjoy a night under the stars with your loved ones camping along a lake.All you have to do is choose a weekend, pack your bags and hit the road.All the other arrangements leave it to us.We ll provide the tent and food and nature will provide the exquisite view.Also enjoy the cool weather.Itinerary(approx):day-16-6.30 pm Reach site at  at 5 pm)Have tea6.30- 7pm : Setup tent7pm-9pm : Camp fire9pm - 10 pm: Have dinner and sleepday-26.30-7.00 am : Get up and check out the beautiful view7.00-8.00 am : Take a dip in water8.00-8.30 am : tea and breakfast8.30-9.30 am : unpitch tents and packup9.30 am : Leave for homeEvent cost : For less than 9 people Rs. 1250/- per person For 10 and more people Rs. 1050/- per personCost includes : Stay in tent on sharing basisBasic bedding material inside tenttea,dinner and breakfastcampfireBasic provision:Washroom facility availableCost excludesTravel to and fro from site(Travel can be arranged on request at extra cost) Any other things not included in cost includesContactSwapnil Kshirsagar 9769345484 for furthur detailsMinimum group size of 6 Please let us know your prefered dates incase you have a small group so that we can accommodate others.Also keep looking for our events to for furthur details... Read more
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 10:40 PM PST
Available dates:Everyday from 12th December 2015 to 6th June 2016Friends it gives me great pleasure to announce cutomised camping at Pawna.A great getaway near Mumbai and PuneNow enjoy a night under the stars with your loved ones camping along a lake.All you have to do is choose a weekend, pack your bags and hit the road.All the other arrangements leave it to us.We ll provide the tent and food and nature will provide the exquisite view.Also enjoy the cool weather Itinerary(approx):day-16-6.30 pmReach site at (reach lonavala at 5 pm)Have tea6.30- 7pm : Setup tent7pm-9pm : Camp fire9pm - 10 pm: Have dinner and sleepday-26.30-7.00 am : Get up and check out the beautiful view7.00-8.00 am : Take a dip in water8.00-8.30 am : tea and breakfast8.30-9.30 am : unpitch tents and packup9.30 am : Leave for homeEvent cost : Rs1050/- per personCost includes : Stay in tent on sharing basisBasic bedding material inside tenttea,dinner and breakfastcampfireBasic provision:Indian style washroom facility avaibleCost excludesTravel to and fro from site(Travel can be arranged from Lonavala on request at extra cost)ContactSwapnil Kshirsagar 9769345484 for furthur detailsMinimum group size of 6 Please let us know your prefered dates incase you have a small group so that we can accommodate others.Also keep looking for our events to for furthur details... Read more
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 08:52 PM PST
Dear Friends We Invite You For Trek To Himalayas Chadar Trek Also Called Frozen River Trek 13th to 21st Feb 2016   The Chadar Trek or the Zanskar Gorge is a winter-trail in Zanskar region of Ladakh, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The mountains are steep and in the winter snowfall closes many of the mountain passes and makes the few roads  treacherous. Some villages become completely inaccessible between November and March. One method of accessing snow-bound villages during the winter  is trekking on top of the ice of frozen rivers. The Chadar trek is one such route, connecting villages in the Zanskar valley (deep in the mountains)  with Chilling (on the road to Leh) along the frozen Zanskar River. This route has been used for centuries for trade and transportation, and is most  reliable in February when the ice is most stable.   Now, We should make it clear that the Zanskar river is big and fast-flowing. For most of its length between Chilling and the Zanskar valley the  river is confined within a steep canyon. If the idea of walking over frozen river ice with a large pack on your back and very cold rushing water  a few inches below your feet is terrifying, then you are not alone.The hike from Chilling to the Zanskar valley takes more than a week, and at night porters usually sleep in caves in the canyon walls.   This trek is considered as one of the most exciting and unique treks     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.   Chadar means sheets and is used to refer to the trek a... Read more
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 08:38 PM PST
Dear Friends We Invite You For Trek To Himalayas Chadar Trek Also Called Frozen River Trek 23rd to 31st Jan 2016      The Chadar Trek or the Zanskar Gorge is a winter-trail in Zanskar region of Ladakh, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The mountains are steep and in the winter snowfall closes many of the mountain passes and makes the few roads  treacherous. Some villages become completely inaccessible between November and March. One method of accessing snow-bound villages during the winter  is trekking on top of the ice of frozen rivers. The Chadar trek is one such route, connecting villages in the Zanskar valley (deep in the mountains)  with Chilling (on the road to Leh) along the frozen Zanskar River. This route has been used for centuries for trade and transportation, and is most  reliable in February when the ice is most stable.   Now, We should make it clear that the Zanskar river is big and fast-flowing. For most of its length between Chilling and the Zanskar valley the  river is confined within a steep canyon. If the idea of walking over frozen river ice with a large pack on your back and very cold rushing water  a few inches below your feet is terrifying, then you are not alone.The hike from Chilling to the Zanskar valley takes more than a week, and at night porters usually sleep in caves in the canyon walls.   This trek is considered as one of the most exciting and unique treks     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.   Chadar means sheets and is used to refer to the tre... Read more
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 02:32 PM PST
Tadoba - Andhari Tiger Reserve with TreksandTrails, India Call: Yahya Virani +919768143706 +919970043706   About: The state of Maharashtra is a biological hotspot - rich and awesome. Trekking or visit to one of the state tiger reserves, there is something for everyone. We set of to explore Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve this June. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve boost of the highest density of tiger population in India. Close to 65 tigers for 620 sq km. Our trip was a great delight with many other animals that we sighted like the Peacock, India roller, bulbul, White eye Buzzard, Paradise flycatcher (male and female), India Spita, Crow pheasant, India Bison, Spotted dears, four Antler deer's, marsh land crocodiles, Sambar, wild boar, Monitor lizard, Woodpeckers, Indian Muntjac (baking deer), Jungle hen, Serpent Eagle, Crow butterfly, Langurs, birds like the Seven sisters, Magpie Robin, Green beater are a few name that I could remember that were shared by the local guide on the open jeep safari that we had. Tadoba Andhari is located along the hills of Chimur, Kolsa, Navegoan and Mouharli. Tadoba was declared a tiger reserve in 1955 and later Andhari was joined in 1986.   Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve Highlights: Wild life Photography 4- Jungle Safari – Mouharli gate New birds species to spot Batch Size: Multiple of Six (6 – 12 – 18 – 24 max) Cost: Rs 14000.00   Tour Itinerary Day 1: Arrival at Nagpur Railway station Drive to Resort by car 2 ½ hour drive time approx. Check In 1st Safari - Evening Day 2: Early morning tea, take pack breakfast 2nd Safari - Morning Return for Lunch 3rd Safari - Evening Day 3: Early morning tea, take pack breakfast 4th Safari - Morning Check out Lunch enroute or at Nagpur   Cost includes: 4 Core area safari by 1 X 6 open gypsy. Nagpur railway station to Resort and back to Nagpur railway station transfer in air conditioned car. 2 lts mineral water at room temperature per participant on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Stay in Resort – AC rooms on tri... Read more
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 02:25 PM PST
Tadoba - Andhari Tiger Reserve with TreksandTrails, India Call: Yahya Virani +919768143706 +919970043706   About: The state of Maharashtra is a biological hotspot - rich and awesome. Trekking or visit to one of the state tiger reserves, there is something for everyone. We set of to explore Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve this June. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve boost of the highest density of tiger population in India. Close to 65 tigers for 620 sq km. Our trip was a great delight with many other animals that we sighted like the Peacock, India roller, bulbul, White eye Buzzard, Paradise flycatcher (male and female), India Spita, Crow pheasant, India Bison, Spotted dears, four Antler deer's, marsh land crocodiles, Sambar, wild boar, Monitor lizard, Woodpeckers, Indian Muntjac (baking deer), Jungle hen, Serpent Eagle, Crow butterfly, Langurs, birds like the Seven sisters, Magpie Robin, Green beater are a few name that I could remember that were shared by the local guide on the open jeep safari that we had. Tadoba Andhari is located along the hills of Chimur, Kolsa, Navegoan and Mouharli. Tadoba was declared a tiger reserve in 1955 and later Andhari was joined in 1986.   Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve Highlights: Wild life Photography 4- Jungle Safari – Mouharli gate New birds species to spot Batch Size: Multiple of Six (6 – 12 – 18 – 24 max) Cost: Rs 14000.00   Tour Batches: Batch VI 10th June 2016 12th June 2016   Tour Itinerary Day 1: Arrival at Nagpur Railway station Drive to Resort by car 2 ½ hour drive time approx. Check In 1st Safari - Evening Day 2: Early morning tea, take pack breakfast 2nd Safari - Morning Return for Lunch 3rd Safari - Evening Day 3: Early morning tea, take pack breakfast 4th Safari - Morning Check out Lunch enroute or at Nagpur   Cost includes: 4 Core area safari by 1 X 6 open gypsy. Nagpur railway station to Resort and back to Nagpur railway station transfer in air conditioned car. 2 lts mineral water at room temperature per participant on Friday... Read more
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 02:05 PM PST
Tadoba - Andhari Tiger Reserve with TreksandTrails, India - Call: Yahya Virani +919768143706 +919970043706   About: The state of Maharashtra is a biological hotspot - rich and awesome. Trekking or visit to one of the state tiger reserves, there is something for everyone. We set of to explore Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve this June. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve boost of the highest density of tiger population in India. Close to 65 tigers for 620 sq km. Our trip was a great delight with many other animals that we sighted like the Peacock, India roller, bulbul, White eye Buzzard, Paradise flycatcher (male and female), India Spita, Crow pheasant, India Bison, Spotted dears, four Antler deer's, marsh land crocodiles, Sambar, wild boar, Monitor lizard, Woodpeckers, Indian Muntjac (baking deer), Jungle hen, Serpent Eagle, Crow butterfly, Langurs, birds like the Seven sisters, Magpie Robin, Green beater are a few name that I could remember that were shared by the local guide on the open jeep safari that we had. Tadoba Andhari is located along the hills of Chimur, Kolsa, Navegoan and Mouharli. Tadoba was declared a tiger reserve in 1955 and later Andhari was joined in 1986.   Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve Highlights: Wild life Photography 4- Jungle Safari – Mouharli gate New birds species to spot Batch Size: Multiple of Six (6 – 12 – 18 – 24 max) Cost: Rs 14000.00   Tour Batches: Batch III 22nd April 2016 24th April 2016 Batch IV 13th May 2016 15th May 2016 Batch V 27th May 2016 29th May 2016 Batch VI 10th June 2016 12th June 2016   Tour Itinerary Day 1: Arrival at Nagpur Railway station Drive to Resort by car 2 ½ hour drive time approx. Check In 1st Safari - Evening Day 2: Early morning tea, take pack breakfast 2nd Safari - Morning Return for Lunch 3rd Safari - Evening Day 3: Early morning tea, take pack breakfast 4th Safari - Morning Check out Lunch enroute or at Nagpur   Cost includes: 4 Core area safari by 1 X 6 open gypsy. Nagpur railway station to Resort and back to Nagp... Read more

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