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Posted: 23 Dec 2015 11:19 PM PST
It's Level 1 Trek for New Trekker, Beginners and Regular Trekkers . Mumbai and pune people meeting point Panvel Station     About Karnala Fort   Karnala Fort is an ancient hill fort located in the district of Raigad in Maharashtra state. It is situated almost 12 km from the city of Panvel. Currently it is a protected place lying within the Karnala Bird SanctuaryThe structure has immense strategic significance as it is situated at an altitude of 1,440 feet (439 m) and offers a panoramic view of the Bor pass. The structure was primary built with stone. Karnala Fort was occupied by various ruling dynasties, such as, the Ahmednagar Sultanate, the Portuguese, the Maratha Empire and the British East India Company. '   Level : Easy Height : 1440 feet ASL (Approx) Type : Hill Fort ---------------------------------------------- Duration: One Day Cost : Rs. 450/-*per person   ----------------------------------------------- Trek Date: 25/12/2015 Time : 6.30 - 7.00 Am Meeting Point: Panvel station ------------------------------------------------- Cost Includes* ~ Panvel - Panvel Travel by ST Bus/ Tumtum ~ Tea, Breakfast, Lunch and evening refreshment ~ Entry Fees   Cost Excludes* ~ Personal Expenses ~ Camera Fees ~ Any kind of Insurance ~ Personal Car Parking ~ Camera Fees (Rs 100) -----------------------------------------------------   Things to Do/Carry -------------------------- ~ Photo Identity Card- Must ~ Water Bottle at list 1-3 liter ~ Camera (Optional), Cell Phone must ~ Some ready to eat food. Cakes, Biscuits etc ~ Medicine those if u require usually ~ Extra Pair of clothes Towel and napkin, ~ Good trekking shoes or Canvas shoes ~ Rain cheater for those who don't want to wet ~ Advise to wear Track pant and T-shirt   Things to avoid ---------------------- ~ Wearing Gold and other ornaments ~ Chapels ~ Alcohol / Cigarette ~ Plastic Bag (Only if need protection from water) ~ Wearing Shorts, thin and tight cloths ~ Hand Bags ~ Overload bag and things   Our Mott... Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 11:16 PM PST
Small Steps Adventures organizing a Scuba Diving event on 13th & 14th Feb'16 Info: Scuba diving is a form of underwater diving in which a diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus to breathe underwater. Unlike other modes of diving, which rely either on breath-hold or on air pumped from the surface, scuba divers carry their own source of breathing gas, usually compressed air, allowing them greater freedom of movement.---------------------------------------------✅Where?Place: Tarkarli, Malvan-----------------------------------------------✅ What activities ? Professional Scuba Diving with a cylinder and trainers all the time---------------------------------------------✅When?Date:Sat-Sun, 13th -14th Feb'16-----------------------------------------------✅ Where to meet ?Meeting Point : 09:00 pm, Pritam hotel, Dadar Pick Up Points : 09:20 pm – Yogi hotel – Chembur 09:45 pm – Below main bridge – Vashi 10:15 pm – St Depo – Panvel -------------------------------------------------✅ How much?Cost: Rs. 7,000/- per personInclude: Transport by an AC Semi-Sleeper bus to and from Tarkarli Accommodation in a beach facing hotel Breakfast, lunch, dinner for two days Internal transport Ganpatipule beach visit if time permitsAll Technical gear and equipmentExpertise chargesExclude: Water sports and allied activities.Meals during travel, personal medicine if required, Personal expenses, Insurance of any kind Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses Any item not covered under fees.  -------------------------------------------------✅ How to register? For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event.(Call/ WhatsApp for queries)Yogi   - 9970377855Sagar- 9029737972Ravi   - 7738073691or send e-mail on mail@smallstepsadventures.com-------------------------------------------------***Itinerary***Itinerary- Day 0 : 12th  Feb, 2016Meeting Point : 09:00 pm, Pritam hotel, Dadar.Pick Up Points :09:20 pm – Yogi hotel – ... Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 03:33 PM PST
Harishchandragad is one of the best high forts near Mumbai, Maharashtra. Strong fortifications of this fort has multiple entry routes such as Junnar gate route, Sadhle ghat, Nalichi wat and Indore waat.***********************************************************************Batch 1 - 09 and 10 Jan 2015***********************************************************************Introduction and Event Summary:Difficulty Level: Medium to TuffEndurance Level: HighFood Arrangement: Need to carry pack luch and water for this trek from the base villageTransport: Limited ST buses are avaiable from Kalyan bus depot to the base villageHeight of fort: 4650 ft approx Base Village:Pachani - Direct access routeKhireshwar - via tolar kind routeBelpada - Nali chi waatKothale - via tolar kind waatDistrict: AhmednagarRegion: Malshej ghatRoute from Pune: Pune - Manchar - Narayangoan - Ale phata - Kotul - KhireswarRoute from Mumbai: Mumbai - Kalyan - Murbad - KhireshwarDistance from Mumbai: To Pachal 235 km approx and to Khireshwar 180 km approxDistance from Pune: To Pachal 210 km approx and to Khireshwar 135 km approxTotal time required for climbing: 3.5 uphill climb one wayTotal distance for climbing: 6 km approx one way.Endurance: HighAssembly: Kalyan railway stationDuration: 2 Days and 2 Nights.Region: Malshej ghatTrek Leader: Rajesh MhaddalkarContribution: Rs 1500.00 per participant.AboutThe carvings on the temples of Nageshwar (in Khireshwar village), in the Harishchandreshwar temple and in the cave of Kedareshwar indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period, since it is related to Shaiva, Shakta or Naath. Later the fort was under the control of Moguls. The Marathas captured it in 1747. Main attractions on Fort: Saptatirtha Pushkarni, Kedareshwar Cave, Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff), Taramati peak, Temple of Harishchandreshwar.TreksandTrails itinerary for the trek to HarishchandragadDay 122:00 Report at Kalyan ST bus stand22:30 Travel Kalyan Khubi Phata by bus. Reach Khubi phata.00:... Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 03:15 PM PST
Weekday trek to Khoj fort**********************************************************************************Upcoming batches:07-Jan 201621-Jan 201611-Feb 201625-Feb 2016**********************************************************************************Introduction and Event Summary:Name of Event: Weekday trek to Kohoj fortDate: 07-Jan 2016, 21-Jan 2016, 11-Feb 2016 and 25-Feb 2016Difficulty Level: MediumEndurance Level: HighFood Arrangement: Please carry food and water/pack lunch for this trek. No provision on the fort.Transport: ST bus is available from Palghar railway station for base village.Height of Fort: 3200 ft approx.Base Village: WaghoteDistrict: PalgharRegion: WesternRoute from Pune: Pune - Pimpri -Lonavala - Thane - Bhyander - Palghar - Kohoj fortRoute from Mumbai: Mumbai - Mira Bhyander - Vasai - Palghar - Kohoj fortDistance from Mumbai: 105 kmDistance from Pune: 235 kmMinimum: 5 participantsMaximum: 25 participantsCost: Rs 700.00 per participantAbout Kohoj fort:Kohoj fort can be reached from the Waghote village on Palghar - Wada road. At the base of the fort is a lake which gives beautiful reflection of the fort. It takes 2 hours approx. from the village to reach the plateau. On the plateau of the fort, a temple of Lord Shankar and 3 groups of water cisterns can be seen. Fortification and remains of settlements also can be seen at some of the places. On the way that stretches from the right side of the temple up the hill, there are three large water cisterns; two of which contain potable water. On the top of this hill we come across a bastion and a temple of Lord Hanumana. There many natural pinnacles formed due to wind-erosion, two of them are man-shaped pinnacle which is one of the greatest wonder of nature's creation. Very few of the historical evidences are coherent to this fort. Looking at its well-dug water cisterns, the fort can be said to be belonging to the Bhoj-period but no such evidences are available. In 16th century, Portuguese captured this... Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 02:59 PM PST
**********************************************************Upcoming Batches05-Jan 201619-Jan 201604-Feb 201616-Feb 2016**********************************************************Introduction and Event Summary:Difficulty Level: MediumEndurance Level: HighFood Arrangement: Carry pack lunch and water for this trekTransport: ST buses available from Kalyan railway station.Height of fort: 2137 ft approx.Base Village: Dehri / NarivaliDistrict: Murbad, ThaneRegion: MalshejRoute from Pune: Pune - Lonavala - Kalyan - Murbad - Gorakgad baseRoute from Mumbai: Mumbai - Kalyan - Murbad - Dehri - Gorakgad baseDistance from Mumbai: 80 km approx.Distance from Pune: 180 km approx.Total time required for climbing up: 2 hours 30 minutesTotal distance for climbing: 5km approx.Minimum participants: 5Maximum participants: 25Cost: Rs 700.00About Gorakgad:Gorakgad is a fort that can be done easily in a day from Mumbai. Though not famous for any historical events, Gorakgad attracts trekkers due to its inviting pinnacles, which offer good opportunities for rock-climbing. This region of Gorakgad and Machchindragad has a dense forest cover. Fort Gorakgad is quite small in size. It was had 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.TreksandTrails Itinerary for Gorakgad trek06:45 Report at Kalyan ST stand near Inquiry counter07:15 Travel Kalyan to Dehri by bus & jeep.09:15 Reach Dehri Village, breakfast at Dehri, introduction, orientation10:00 Start trek Gorakgad.12:30 Summit Gorakgad, have lunch and rest.14:00 Start descending Gorakgad.17:00 Reach Dehri village.17:30 Start travel Kalyan to Dehri by jeep or b... Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 02:43 PM PST
Weekend overnight trek to Rajmachi, near Lonavala and Mumbai. A double delight, two forts one weekend. Rajmachi is the base village with two forts Shrivardhan and Manoranjan. Overnight home-stay with some awesome local Maharashtrian dinner with rice dal, papad and tehcha. Join us to explore and experience adventure.Introduction and Event Summary:Name of Event: Overnight trek to RajmachiDifficulty Level: Medium levelEndurance Level: HighFood Arrangement: Local villager at the base village assist with food arrangement at RajmachiTransport: Private jeep service is available in non-monsoon seasonHeight of fort: 2710 ft approx.Base Village: Karjat and LonavalaDistrict: LonavalaRegion: Karjat - LonavalaRoute from Pune: Pune - Lonavala - Tungarli dam - RajmachiRoute from Mumbai - Mumbai - Lonavala - Tungarli dam - Rajmachi. Also Mumbai - Karjat - RajmachiDistance from Mumbai: 100 km approx.Distance from Pune: 80 Km approx.Total Trekking distance: From Lonavala 16 km approx., from Karjat 8km approx. one wayClimbing time required: From Lonavala 4 hours and from Karjat 3 hours one way.Cost: Rs 1000.00About:Rajmachi is a fort in Karjat region. There are two forts which were built by Shivaji Emperor during 17th century. It is a famous spot for trekking. It is a 17 km trekking distance from Lonavala. Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking Borghat which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures - the Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan fort. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route from Kondivide village near Karjat and the other easy but long way route from Lonavala. In rainy season this place is filled with giant waterfalls and greenery.We meet at 17:15 Hrs. (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on SaturdaySuggested train to board is the 11009/Mumbai CST-Sinhagad Express, timings are:14:30 CST14:40 Dadar15:08 Thane15:28 Kalyan16:08 Karjat17:08 Lonavala.Saturday17:30 Auto rickshaw ride from Lonavala ST bus depot till Tungarli dam base.18... Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 02:24 PM PST
Invites you for trekking near Mumbai to explore the Sandhan Valley (leaving Friday night)Upcoming batches30 - 31 January 2016 (Batch VI)13 - 14 February 2016 (Batch VII)Summary:Region: IgatpuriContribution: Rs 1700.00Assembly: Kasara railway stationDuration: 2 days and 2 nightsTrek Leader: Rajesh MhaddalkarAboutSandhan Valley, also known as Valley of suspense or Valley of Shadow, is one of the greatest canyons in the splendid setting of Sahyadri (Western Ghats). The water carved valley is 200 ft deep and about 1.5 long. Sandhan valley is located on the western side of the beautiful Bhandardara region, near Samrad village. The valley is surrounded with mighty Alang, Madan and Kulang (Known as AMK- rated as the toughest trek in Sahyadri) Ratangad, Ajoba & Kalsubai (5400 ft. highest peak in Maharashtra) mountain ranges. The brilliant and deep narrow rock floored ravine is located between the two high walls of mountain range. At some places its width is less than 3 ft and at some places sun rays unable to reach the ground. Which gives it the name: valley of shadow.ItineraryBoard Kasara slow local from Mumbai CST on Friday. Train timing as below:22:50 CST23.04 Dadar23:31 Thane00.03 Kalyan01:18 KasaraPune Participants:Board Indrayani train from Pune at 18:35Reach Kalyan 21:00 (have dinner before you board the train)Board local train till Kasara.Day: 1 - Saturday01:30 Assemble at Kasara Rail Station05:30 Reach base village by local transport06:30 Breakfast.07:00 Start full descend trek towards Sandhan Valley13:30 Lunch in route.16:00 Evening tea & snacks.20:30 Dinner & night stay under open sky.Day: 2 - Sunday06:30 Wake up, Breakfast08:30 Start descending toward Dehne village.12:30 Reach Dehne village.13:00 Lunch14:30 Start travel from Asangaon to Kalyan.16:30 Disperse at Kalyan railway station.Cost Includes:• Transportation from Kasara – Sandhan Valley – Dehne – Asangaon by local Transport• Day 1 - 1 veg breakfast, evening tea, and 1 veg dinner.• Day 2 – break... Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 09:09 AM PST
गिरी प्रेमी आणि निसर्ग प्रेमी आम्ही Sahyadriking Trekkers ग्रुप नेनिसर्गाचे आचर्य असलेल्या "सांधन घलइ "चा 2 दिवसाचा ट्रैक आयोजित केला आहे.दिनांक:31ओक्टबर आणी 01नोव्हेंबर.2015 या दोन दिवसात.सह्याद्रीचे आकर्षण म्हणजे सांदण दरी.....एका अतिप्राचीन जिओग्राफिक फॉल्टलाईन (भौगोलिक प्रस्तरभंग रेषा) म्हणजे जमिनीला पडलेली एक मोठी भेग यामुळे निर्माण झालेली ही दरी किंवा घळ हा निसर्गाचा अद्भुत असा चमत्कारच आहे. सांदण दरी दोनशे ते चारशे फुट खोल आणि जवळ-जवळ 4 कि.मी लांबवर पसरलेली आहे.पावसळ्यात सांदण दरीला जाणे अशक्य असते.कारण पावसाच पाणी याच दरीतुन खाली कोसळत.त्यामुळे येथे जाण्याचा उत्तम कालावधी म्हणजे उन्हाळा.दरीतील ऊन-सावल्यांचा खेळ बघण्यासारखा असतो.दरीत गेल्यावर दोन पाण्याचे पुल लागतात.पहिला पुल २-४ फुट अन दुसरा पुल ४-६ फुट पाण्यात असतो.हिवाळ्यात पण जाऊ शकतो पण पाण्याची पातळी तेव्हा थोडी जास्त असु शकते.मुखाजवळच उजव्या हाताला पाणवठा आहे. नैसर्गिकपणे डोंगरातून झिरपणारे थंडगार नितळ पाणी. माणसे आणि जनावरांसाठी दगड रचून वेगळी सोय केलेली दिसते.अतिशय अरुंद घळ, कधी आठ-दहा फूट तर कधी अगदीच जेमतेम एक माणूस जाईल एवढी तीन फूट रुंदी आणि दोन्ही बाजूंना अंगावर येणारा दगडी कमीतकमी दोनशे आणि जास्तीत जास्त चारशे फूट उंचीचा पाषाणकडा आहे. त्याच घळीतून खाली उतरत अगदी शेवटच्या मुखाशी जाता येते। अंदाजे घळीची लांबी एक किलोमीटर आहे। त्यानंतर समोर जो काही विराट कोकणकड्याचा भाग दिसतो त्यासमोर आपले आयुष्यच एकदम क:पदार्थ आहे असे वाटू लागते। एकदम हजार-दीडहजार फुटांचा ड्रॉप आणि समोर करुळ घाटाचा कडा आहे सांधण घळीत पावसाळ्यात काही ठिकाणी बरेच पाणी भरते त्यामुळे त्या जागा थोड्या जपूनच दोराच्या आधाराने पार कराव्यात.दरी मध्ये 2-3 ठिकाणी दोरीच्या साह्याने खड़क भिंत उतरावी लागते.अर्थातच (Rappelling) करुण खाली जावे लागते.दरी पूर्ण उतरून गेल्यावर एक मोठे पाण्याचे डबके लागते,त्यात काहि लोक अंघोळ करतात.मुकाम करण्यासाठी ती चांगली जागा आहे.मुंबई कडुन येणाऱ्या लोकांसाठी:शुक्रवारी रात्रि छ.शि.टर्मिनस वरुण पकड़ायचि रेल्वे10:50 pm – छ.शि.टर्मिनस10:57 pm – भायकला.11:05 pm – दादर11:13 pm – कुर्ला11:18 pm – घाटकोपर11:34 pm – ठाणे11:57 pm – डोम्बिवली12:07 am – कल्याण01:18 am – कसारापुणे कडुन येणाऱ्या लोकांसाठीया नो वर फ़ोन करणे:8605... Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 09:05 AM PST
New Year's Campingat Bhandardara!Date:- 31/12/15&1/01/16Range-NagarLevel- CampingPlan:-Day-1- 31/12/20153:00 pm- Meeting Point Kasara3:00-4:30- Reached base village by Jeep4:30-5:30-Tent set up5:39-6:00- Rest6:00-7:00- Games7:00-12:00- Dinner,Camp fire, Antakshari, Barbequ. etcDay-2- 01/01/167:00- wake up call07:00-08:00 - Tea & Breakfast8:00-9:00- Boating09:00-10:00-Enjoy back water11:00-12:00-Rest12:00-13:00- Veg Lunch13:00- Return journey to Kasara by jeepWe will be returning to Mumbai by 6pm.Participants:- 20 Only(First come first serve)Cost:- 1500/- Per headIncludes:-Travelling from Kasara to Bhandardara&Return by Jeep, Breakfast,2Village meals,Barbeque, sharing tent , first aid & expertise chargesTrain Schedule-Cst- 12:28Dadar-12:41Kurla-12:48Ghatkoper-12:52Thane-1:10Dombivali-1:33Kalyan-1:42Titwala-1:55Asangaon-2:15Kasara-2:52Things to Carry:-▶Proper bedding (two chaddar)▶Extra clothes▶Shoes▶Chappal▶Torch▶Some ready to eat food ,plum cake, biscuits, etc▶Medicine if requireDO's and DON'TParticipants will have to reach 15 mins before at the starting pointContribution once paid will not be refunded on any circumstances.Sahyadriking Trekkers should not be held responsible for any natural calamities or the situations which are beyond control.Follow instructions given by leadersBanks Details: State Bank Of IndiaName:Prakash Soma BandeAccount No:31440260218IFS Code:SBIN0005399MICR No:422002461Contact:Prakash-8605556325(whatsapp),7744003602Thanks!... Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 08:51 AM PST
Shyadriking Trekkers Yoga Fest Dec' 2015!Outdoor Yoga with scenic views and some skilled yoga experts to guide you, nestling in the valleys of Bhandardhara, we welcome all fitness enthusiasts to get into the groove of this yoga fest of a different kind. Here you flex your muscles and mind, and get to unwind yourself with an awesome company of nature and fitness freaks.We are putting an awesome setup of dim candles light across the campsite in jungle. Watch open starry nights, spectacular views to take your breath away. Sit around the water ponds peacefully as you unwind yourself from the urban manace with Sahyadriking Trekkers.ITINERARYPLACE : SAMRAD VILLAGETIME : 7.30PM ONWARDSDATE : 26th DEC/2015COST : Rs.3500/- PER PERSONDAY 1 - Reach destination have some hot tea as we allocate your tents. Look around the mersemerising lights and starry night. Engage into spectacular captures of nature and decor through your photography skills. Medidation session will commence prior to bonfire.Play some guitar, and music around the Bonfire, Shake hands with new people, have your dinner with a goodnight at 10pmDAY 2 - 6am wake up call. Rush to your daily chores. Get fresh with some morning session of YOGA. Enjoy local flavor of your breakfast added with the warm hospilatity of villagers. Walk around the valley to have a glimpse of the gorge of shadows the Sandhan Valley. Click around and return for your lunch at the camp site. Say goodbye and carry loads of memories along with you.YOGA ITINERARY:26th December7.00: Gathering7.30 – 8.30: Camp Fire + Introduction + New Year Intention setting8.30 – 9.30: Mantra chanting9.30 – 10.30: Dinner10.30 Onwards: Star Gazing to sleep27th December5.30: Wake up5.30 – 5.45: Detox Drink [A glass of Warm water + lemon]5.45 – 6.30: Welcome the Sun: Surya Namaskar SequenceThe sun is the source of prana (energy) for everything that exists on the planet Earth. We will get up early in the morning and together practice a beautiful sequence of Surya Namas... Read more

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