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Posted: 28 Dec 2015 12:50 AM PST
Tattva Adventures Trek to Sandhan Valley (Full Descend) on 2nd & 3rd Jan 2016 Sandhan valley सांधण व्हॅली is known Wonder of nature & splendid of Sahayadri (Western Ghats).Water carved valley of 200 ft deep and about 1.5 long. Sandhan valley is located on the west side of beautiful Bhandardara region, near Samrad village. Valley surrounded with mighty Alang अलंग, Madan मदन & Kulang कुलंग (Known as AMK- toughest trek in Sahyadri) Ratangad रतनगड, Ajoba आजोबागड & Kalsubai कळसूबाई शिखर (5400 ft. highest peak in Maharashtra) mountain ranges. Brilliant & deep narrow rock floored ravine between the two high walls of mountain range. At some places its width is less than 3 ft so that at some places sun rays unable to reach. So it's called valley of shadow. it is accessible throughout the year except monsoon. To go at end side of gorge you have cross 2-3 water pools, water level changes according to seasons, in winter it is up to waist & in summer it is up to knee height. At the end of valley you get magnificent view of high cliffs & deep valley.The Sandhan valley trek incorporates a rappelling experience and freehold rock climbing and descending, which cannot be undertaken by a group of rookies or individual trekkers. You would have to enlist the help of an operator who will, in addition to the technical gear also provide you camping gear.Brief info about the Trek :-Location :- Igatpuri – Ghoti – Bhandardhara – SamradGrade :- Medium with ThrillCannoying with 3 Rock Patches.Schedule for Event :- Kindly board the Kasara Local according to the Below mentioned Timings and get in with your Respective Stations10:50 PM – KASARA Semi fast Local from CST@ CST :- 10:50 PM@ Byculla :- 10:57 PM.@ Dadar :- 11:05 PM@ Kurla :- 11:13 PM@ Ghatkopar :- 11:18 PM@ Mulund :- 11:30 PM@ Thane :- 11:34 PM@ Dombivali :- 11:54 PM@ Kalyan :- 00:07 AM@ Kasara :- 01:18 AM.Participants who reside on the slow tracks request you to join with the nearby fast local station ..After... Read more
Posted: 28 Dec 2015 12:45 AM PST
PARVAT BUDDIES: Night Trek & Camping atop KALSUBAI on 9-10th Jan 2016.   Hello Friends, we invite you all for the most-awaited trek of the winters!   Some Info about the Mountain: Kalsubai (1646m/5400ft) needs no introduction. We all have studied Geography in school and know that this is the highest peak in the state of Maharashtra. A temple dedicated to Kalsu-Devi is situated on top of the hill. Though not a difficult trek, it surely takes a good endurance and a patient mind to scale the "Everest of Maharashtra". Reaching the top of this 'Everest' would not only give you an unmatched feeling of joy and confidence, but you would also be rewarded with a beautiful view of the surrounding valleys and hill ranges. Hence, a trek to Kalsubai definitely finds place in every trekkers' 'must-visit' list.                                     So what we are going to do is climb up the mountain in the night so you can spend the cold winter night under the starry sky and also get to enjoy the sunrise from the highest point in Maharashtra. As we trek we will come across several villagers who are mainly farmers, shepherds and local devotees – it would be a nice experience to interact with them, hear their stories and know something about their way of life. Not only this, you'd also enjoy some delicious local food too. Sounds exciting, isn't it? It can't get any better than this! So what are you waiting for? Hurry, register yourself at the earliest. Travel will be by local train / private vehicle. Grade: Moderate.     Registration Process: No. Of Seats: Max 20 participants. (First cum First Serve Basis) Last Date for registrations & payment: 6th Jan 2016 (Wednesday). Cost: Rs. 1099/- (non-refundable) (includes Dinner on Saturday, Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday, travel between Kasara and base village, trek guidance)   Registrations strictly by phone call only!   Your seat will be booked only when we receive complete participant details along with the confi... Read more
Posted: 27 Dec 2015 06:52 AM PST
What is Rappelling? A descent from a height, such as a cliff or wall, in which one slides down an anchored rope and applies friction to control one's speed, either by means of a specialized device or by passing the rope under one thigh and over the opposite shoulder.Why Duke Nose? The rappelling part is the easy part, the real fun begins once you rappel down wiping off your panic sweats from your head, only to find that a 1000ft exposed cliff traverse awaits Place: Duke's nose, Lonavala Base village : Kurvande Rappelling Height : 300 ft, Traverse 1000 ft. Grade : Medium Batch 1: Saturday 16th Jan. Batch 2: Sunday 17th Jan. Cost: Rs.1,600/- per person. Album Link : https://goo.gl/photos/7jkSoWG11GY8MeVB6 Video Link : https://goo.gl/l8IB9E Itinerary 08:00 am – Meet and greet at Lonavala Station. 08:30 am – Reach Dukes Nose base camp and have breakfast. 09:00 am – Start the trek to Dukes Nose. 10:00 am – Training and harnessing followed by the main event. 05:00 pm – Move from base camp towards Lonavala. 06:00 pm – Journey ends at Lonavala. Mumbai Participants : Catch Indrayani Express and get down at Lonavala station 05.40 am – Mumbai CST 05.51 am – Dadar 06:14 am – Thane 06:33 am – Kalyan 07:58 am – Lonavala Pune Participants : Catch Pune-Lonavala local and get down at Lonavala station 06.27 am – Pune 06.33 am – Shvaji Nagar 06.55 am – Pimpari 07.04 am – Dehu Rd 07.16 am – Talegaon 07.30 am – Kamshet 07.55 am – Lonavala Cost: Rs.1,600/- per person. Inclusions : Lonavala to Lonavala transportation by private vehicle (Non-A/c). Breakfast and Refreshments. All Technical gear and equipment. Services of expert instructors. Safety and First Aid. Exclusions : Transport till Lonavala. Lunch. Meals during travel. Personal expenses. Insurance of any kind . Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses . Any item not covered under "inclusions". All our explorations are nature-friendly. Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. If anyone found doin... Read more
Posted: 27 Dec 2015 06:14 AM PST
  300 ft. Rappelling & Cliff Walking at Dukes Nose! What is Rappelling? A descent from a height, such as a cliff or wall, in which one slides down an anchored rope and applies friction to control one's speed, either by means of a specialized device or by passing the rope under one thigh and over the opposite shoulder. Why Duke Nose? The rappelling part is the easy part, the real fun begins once you rappel down wiping off your panic sweats from your head, only to find that a 1000ft exposed cliff traverse awaits Place: Duke's nose, Lonavala Base village : Kurvande Rappelling Height : 300 ft, Traverse 1000 ft. Grade : Medium Batch 1: Saturday 16th Jan. Batch 2: Sunday 17th Jan. Cost: Rs.1,600/- per person. Album Link : https://goo.gl/photos/7jkSoWG11GY8MeVB6 Video Link : https://goo.gl/l8IB9E Itinerary 08:00 am – Meet and greet at Lonavala Station. 08:30 am – Reach Dukes Nose base camp and have breakfast. 09:00 am – Start the trek to Dukes Nose. 10:00 am – Training and harnessing followed by the main event. 05:00 pm – Move from base camp towards Lonavala. 06:00 pm – Journey ends at Lonavala. Mumbai Participants : Catch Indrayani Express and get down at Lonavala station 05.40 am – Mumbai CST 05.51 am – Dadar 06:14 am – Thane 06:33 am – Kalyan 07:58 am – Lonavala Pune Participants : Catch Pune-Lonavala local and get down at Lonavala station 06.27 am – Pune 06.33 am – Shvaji Nagar 06.55 am – Pimpari 07.04 am – Dehu Rd 07.16 am – Talegaon 07.30 am – Kamshet 07.55 am – Lonavala Cost: Rs.1,600/- per person. Inclusions : Lonavala to Lonavala transportation by private vehicle (Non-A/c). Breakfast and Refreshments. All Technical gear and equipment. Services of expert instructors. Safety and First Aid. Exclusions : Transport till Lonavala. Lunch. Meals during travel. Personal expenses. Insurance of any kind . Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses . Any item not covered under "inclusions". All our explorations are nature-friendly. Smoking and ... Read more
Posted: 27 Dec 2015 06:04 AM PST
  Mapping Ladakh from 2nd to 11th June, 2016! Julley Ladakh!There's hardly anything that hasn't been said about this heaven. With all the fluttering prayer flags, warm honey – dipped people, snow – kissed mountains, winding rivers, stark deserts andlust green meadows; Ladakh is home to all our being. Once in your life, go, map Ladakh.Fall in love with the place, like each of us have. Dates: 2nd to 11th June (Ex. Srinagar)Album Link: https://goo.gl/photos/KZ66tsWuzuQfTTzq5 Plan-2nd June: Day 1 – Dip into the LOC HistoryHave a perfect Ladakhi shuruvaat as you cross Zojilla Pass to reach the first district in Ladakh, Kargil. Stop at the Kargil War Memorial to dip into IndoPak History and enjoy Momos at their in-house cafe. Stay at Mulbeck.We'll start early in the morning on the 2nd. For convenience, you might have to reach Srinagar a day prior. We'll assist you with all the stay, food and exploration options out there, if required.3rd June: Day 2 – Julley Leh!Wake up to the perfect view of mountainsides in Mulbeck. There's a lot to be seen on the way as you traverse across various high passes. Visit the Maitreya Buddha statue, Namik La, Alchi Monastry and the Lamayuru Monastry. It is the most scenic route that is there. Reach Leh. Greet the mountains. Rest in your abode. 4th June: Day 3 – Leh City ExplorationGet to know the army at Leh Hall of Fame, witness royalty at Leh Palace and see the magic unfold in the evening at Shaanti Stupa. Indulge in good food in the markets of Leh. Small cafes serve the most delicious Thukpa. 5th June: Day 4 – To the last village of India: TurtukWe begin our journey towards the IndoPak border for a village named Turtuk. Drive through the highest motorable pass in the world, the KhardungLa. Turtuk is the last accessible village of North India before LOC. Enjoy the chatter of shy kids, long walks in green fields to the village monastry, ancient stories embedded in stone scriptures, and some brilliant Balti Cuisine. The villa... Read more
Posted: 27 Dec 2015 05:46 AM PST
  Going back in time – Daankudi, Ranikhet! Go back in time- Daan – Kudi, the mythical village house come alive near Ranikhet.Our base is a traditional stone house called the Daan-kudi – a local term for the highest dwelling in the valley. A small stream cuts through this wide valley as it makes its way to the Kosi river.In the centre of the valley is the only sun temple in the Indian Himalayas. Here you can learn to Paraglide or try fun tandem flights, ride mountain bikes, go on short and long hikes to explore hidden architectural wonders or simply soak in the sun in the mango courtyard of the 100 year old house which grows on you. Dates: 9th-13th may, 2016 9th May, Monday: Delhi- KathgodhamTake a train to Kathgodam at 10:30pm 10th May, Tuesday: Exploring the house, the sun temple and the villageReach Kathodham early morning.Arrive at the 'Daankudi' for breakfast.Chill out, freshen up, explore the house and the area around.Have freshly cooked meal for lunch.After lunch take a short hike through the 'valley of the sun'.Great walk with binoculars / landscape photography, terraced farmlands /old stone houses. The route takes you through the hills to visit fascinating structures and the abandoned stone made "pool of the gods" in the forest, an old 'jagran' house in the village and across the valley floor to the only sun temple in the Indian Himalayas – a small stone structure – old architecture with ancient images.Return to the house in the evening for evening tea in the courtyard.Dinner around campfire. 11th May, Wednesday: Experience the culture or trek in the jungleOption 1:Post breakfast we Hike / ride mountain bikes to the twin heritage villages of Laalar and Bhtaarkot. Both villages have almost exclusively old stone houses, with rich wood carvings.We pass traditional structures like water-mills, manual grain crushers 'okhal' and "chakki, chat up villagers, share a lunch and try local Kumaoni cuisine in village homes. Visit village ironsmith. Try your ... Read more
Posted: 27 Dec 2015 05:32 AM PST
  Night Trek to Kalsubai! There's a certain thrill, joy and ecstasy that comes while putting foot on the highest land in the state. Mt. Kalsubai. 5,400 feet. Ready to conquer the highest peak of Maharashtra this February? Dates: 27th-28th February, 2016.Type: Peak.Height: 5400 Feet above MSL (Approx).Region: Kalsubai, Ahmednagar.Grade: Medium. Cost: Rs.1200/- per person. See the pictures here: https://goo.gl/6Tsg04 Itinerary:27th February:Catch the 4:52 pm CST-Kasara train as per the timings mentioned. 07:30 pm – Meeting point at Kasara stn. Depart to Kalsubai by a Private Vehicle.09:00 pm – Reach Kalsubai. Proceed for some rest and dinner.11.00 pm – Begin the trek! 28th February:02.30 am – Reach the top, finally! Enjoy the star-studded sky which offers the milky way view at times, if lucky.06:00 am – Wake Up Call, Go to the peak. Watch one of the best sunrises ever. Explore. Have breakfast.10:00 am – Start descend.12:30 pm – Reach base, fill your stomach and move towards Kasara stn.05:30 pm – Reach Mumbai.(Tentative) Cost: Rs.1200/- per person. Inclusions:Transport from Kasara to Kasara.Dinner, Breakfast, and refreshments after the trek.Professional expertise.Safety and First Aid. Exclusions:Travel till Kasara station.Meals during travel.Personal expenses.Insurance of any kind.Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses.Any item not covered under "inclusions". Last day to register: 2 days prior to the event. All our explorations are nature-friendly. Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. If anyone found doing the same, will be debarred without refund from the exploration.For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event. Prior to making any payments please confirm about the seat availability by calling/whats app on the below given numbers. Payment options :Bank Name: ICICI Bank Name: Ankita Phalle Account No. 107401505442 IFSC Code: ICIC0001074 Branch: Thakur Complex Branch Fo... Read more
Posted: 27 Dec 2015 05:02 AM PST
Velas turtle festival! A weekend full of watching baby turtles hatch and crawl back to the ocean, of making sand-castles and winning beach games. A weekend made of Baby Turtles & Beaches.Quite a combination, don't you think? Dates: 20th-21st Feb 2016!Location: Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra.From Mumbai: 250kms south of Mumbai. At Velas, we will be seeing the Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys Olivacea).Nesting Sites: Tropical Coastlines across the world.Colour: Olive Green.Food: Gastropods (animals with shells), jellyfish, etc. How did the olive ridley get its name?Olive ridley sea turtles are named after the olive colored shells that many turtles of this species have.   Read more about the turtles here. Itinerary:19th Feb (Friday Night): Meeting Point:11:00pm: Pritam Hotel, Dadar East.En-route Pickup Points:11.20 pm: Chembur, Diamond Garden.12.00 pm: Vashi, Below Main Bridge.12:30 pm: Panvel ST Depot (For people heading from Pune). 20th Feb, Saturday:Reach Velas early morning!Start the day with the tiny turtles at Beach Velas followed by delicious local breakfast.Post breakfast,  explore Bankot Fort. (15 Minutes Trek).Return to Velas for devouring some delicious Veg Konkani food.Laze around by the shore in the afternoon or in the village, talk to the locals, explore around. Or just play with the kids and stroll around  Velas again!This time with the perfect setting of the sunset watch the Olive Ridley's hatching themselves take their first steps towards the ocean.Post dinner have a Night Walk around the village. 21st Feb, Sunday:05:30 am: Wake Up Call!Freshen up and head to the beach for some beach games and photography. We might get to see some more turtles again, if we are lucky!Return for breakfast and head to Harihareshwar Temple.Today, lunch will be at Harihareshwar beach.Bid goodbye to the sands and beaches and baby turtles! Enroute Mumbai.Reach Mumbai by 10:00pm tentatively. Special Note:1) Emergence of hatchlings of turtles is a natura... Read more
Posted: 27 Dec 2015 04:51 AM PST
The Fright Night Camping! The days of watching horror movies from the comfort and safety of your couch are over. Survive the night with your friends, under the stars, in the middle of the mountains. BEWARE: You will be exposed to hours of extreme distress! Date: 23rd-24th JanLocation: Dehene Itinerary: Day 1: 23rd JanuaryParticipants can board 02.25 pm CST – KASARA SFMeeting Point for everyone :04:00 pm – Asangaon Station 04:15 pm – Move to Dehne village by public transport. Reach the campsite and after a round of Ice Breakers have evening snacks and explore the village. Have delicious local dinner and get entertained by horror movies on the outdoor cinema screen under the stars with the village ghosts for company. Featuring a classic horror movie (surprise surprise!) and the second feature movie will be voted on.You will be on edge with immersive entertainment throughout the night, fear lurks from every shadow. Day 2: 24th JanuaryNext morning, play around in the river waters of the village, interact with villagers or share stories of  last night. Have breakfast at a village house and reach Asangaon station by noon. Cost: 1950 rs per person. Note:Incase you want to opt for a tent, it will be available on rent subject to availability.2 people tent – Rs. 400/-4 people tent – Rs. 550/-Inclusions:Travelling from Asangaon to AsangaonEvening snacks, Dinner, Breakfast.Activities charges.Sleeping bag charges.Campfire charges.Guide and Professional Expertise. Exclusions:Meals during travel.Personal expenses.Insurance of any kind.Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses.Any item not covered under "inclusions" All our explorations are nature-friendly. Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. If anyone found doing the same, will be debarred without refund from the exploration. For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event. Prior to making any payments please confirm about the seat availabili... Read more

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