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Posted: 03 Jan 2016 12:33 AM PST
    Trekगुरु : Trek to Sandhan Valley (सांधण दरी). also known as Valley of suspense or Valley of Shadow   Date : 10th Jan 2016 - batch 2   Region : Igatpuri   Cost : Aprx 450 - 550 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 100 rs trekगुरु charges   Assembly : Kasara Railway Station    Duration : 1 Day   Height : 4100 ft (aprx)   Grade : EASY with thrilling n technical walk   ---------- ----------   Batch 2 : 10 Jan 2016 Batch 3 : 17 Jan 2016 Batch 4 : 24 Jan 2016 ( 23 Jan nyt ) (Anniversary special) (TTMM basis) Batch 5 : 31 Jan 2016   --------- ---------   Dear Trekkers,    Trekगुरु have organised a most Awaited , exciting and thrilling one day Trek to Sandhan Valley On 10th Jan 2016 (NO RAPPELLING)   ----------   Journeys and trek scheduled :- 10 Jan 2015 CATCH CST TO KASARA LOCAL (SLOW)   05.02am : CST   05.10am : byculla   05.20am : DADAR   05.30am : kurla   05.36am : ghatkopar   05.57am : THANE   06.19am : dombivali   06.28am : KALYAN   06.41am : titwala   07.01am : asangaon   07.38am : KASARA   Depart to Samrad by a Private Vehicle   10.00am : Reach Samrad (साम्रद) base village   BREAKFAST   10.30am : Move towards exploring Sandhan Valley.   About Sandhan Valley (सांधण दरी)   Sandhan 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.    To go at end of gorge you ha... Read more
Posted: 02 Jan 2016 05:55 PM PST
Dear All Camping Lovers, We have arranged Lake Side Camping on 9th & 10th Jan 2016 with Small Steps Adventures. Here is some Info about Pawna Lake (Lonavala)    Pawna Lake, located about 15kms from Lonavla, is a beautiful, unexplored location that is perfect for weekend getaways. Far away from the crowded Lonavala city, you can camp here and enjoy the nature at its best. This lake with its crystal clear water & picturesque scenery is a camper's paradise. Nearby is the famous Tikona fort which stands tall at a great height. Despite the height, it has a beginner's trek, allowing one and all to enjoy the trekking experience safely. As you ascend the Tikona fort, the view looks even more beautiful with every step. From the top, you get a panoramic view of the region that is simply breathtaking! When camping at Pawna Lake, you can experience life fully in nature's abode, taste some adventure and indulge in nature photography. With comfortable tents, home cooked food and constant guide through the trek, we ensure that your fun quotient is doubled, and you have the best time ever with your mates. This campsite is perfect for camping in all seasons.Dates- 9th - 10 th Jan 2016√ Who can join?Anyone - Those who love to enjoy Camping, bonfire beside lake with lovely food and Barbeque setup without any trek. :P ===============================================Itinerary:-A) Mumbai People :Meeting Point : Kalamboli McD, 3:00 pm sharpB) Pune People : Meeting Point : Kumar resort, Lonavla, 4:30 pm sharp√ Saturday - 9 th Jan 201603:00 pm: Meet at Kalamboli McD (Mumbai Ppl)04:30 pm: Meet at Kumar resort, Lonavla (Pune Ppl)05:00 pm: Reach Campsite- Start the party- BBQ, Campfire09:00 pm: Dinner (Veg/Non-Veg)#Fun#GroupActivity#EnjoyRest, Have a nice sleep√ Sunday - 10th Jan 201607:00 am: Hangover call ( Bio-break facility @ Campsite but obviously will not be a five star facility) 08:00 am: Tea, Coffee09:00 am: breakfast10:00 am: Bbye. With load of memories12:30 pm: Reach Mumba... Read more
Posted: 02 Jan 2016 05:07 AM PST
WSR Bike Ride to Lavasa on 17th January 2016 A DREAM RIDE TO LAVASA. FOR ALL BIKE RIDERS 30 KM OF GHAT, MOUNTAIN ROAD. City situated in between mountain. It is link between the nature and city. Where you will get hardcore memories. Photographers and passionate bikers will enjoy their ride. For Mumbaikar's will have double fun as they will drive from Mumbai – Pune – Lavasa Date: - 17th January 2016 ( Sunday ) Mumbai  - 5:45 am at Panvel MC D - 6 :45 am at Khandala - 9:00 am at Kamat Hotel  - Breakfast and Will meet Punekar's and start the ride towards LAVASA at 10:00 am For Punekar's - 9:00 am at Chandani Chowk For Mumbaikar's & Puneker's :D - start the ride towards LAVASA at 10:00 am - Will reach around 01:00 pm at base of Lavasa - Explore Lavasa and Lunch  - Back to Pavilion (home) at 4:00 pm - Reach pune by 6 :30 pm and Mumbai by 10 :30 pm   The Cost for the event: Rs. 700/- per person (excluding Petrol/ Maintenance) Petrol and Maintenance cost is settled by the bike owner and the person accompanying him/her. In case, of a single rider, the petrol and maintenance charges has to be paid by rider alone. Wanderingsoulriders will provide info about a willing participant who can accompany you, and share the expenses. this depends on availability of such willing participants.   Important things to be carried : Identity proof. legal papers of bike. helmet clothes Medicines, camera (optional). Please pack bags accordingly to protect them from rain.   For Registrations call Team WSR: Deepak : 9819085757 / 9699648235 Harshal : 9173664008 ( Pune People can Contact him for Joining for the Event ) If not reachable do sms or whatsapp. email id - wanderingsoulriders@gmail.com site - www.wanderingsoulriders.jimdo.com Registration accepted only through Advance payment of Rs. 500/-    Payment details: One needs to pay advance at the time of booking. The amount is to be deposited in the following account. HDFC Account No: 00021140008... Read more
Posted: 02 Jan 2016 05:01 AM PST
WSR One Day Trek to Ratangad Fort on 31stJanuary 2016   Type: Hill Fort Grade: Medium Endurance Level: Medium Height: approx. 4255 ft. Base Village: Ratanwadi Cost: 900/- Trek Lead: Mahadeo / Lavanya   Ratan means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. It is located in the district of Ahmednagar and is located about 4255 feet above sea level. It lies in the Ajoba mountain range surrounded by great mountains of Kulang, Alang, Kalsubai, Katarabai, Ajoba and Ghanchakkar. Geographically Ratangad is at the banks of Bhandardara lake of Ahmednagar district. With views of lake and highest mountains in Sahyadri looks very much lost in time. This fort offers fabulous views of majestic Sahyadri ranges. Right from Katrabai till Sandhan Valley. One of the most beautiful forts in Flowering September, Ratangad seems to shadowed by yellow Sonki Flowers.   The itinerary for the trek will be as follows: Trek Details: Day 1: Saturday 30th Jan 2016 22:50 Hrs: CST 22:57Hrs: Byculla 23:04 Hrs: Dadar 23:12 Hrs: Kurla 23:16 Hrs: Ghatkopar 23:31 Hrs: Thane 23:55 Hrs: Dombivali   Day 2: Sunday 31st Jan 2016 00:05 Hrs: Kalyan 01:18 Hrs: Kasara Reach Base Village Ratanwadi by 05:00 am Breakfast at the base village Introduction Round Start Trek by 7.00 am Reach Top by 10.00 am Explore the Fort and Lunch Start Descending by 12.30 pm Reach Base Village by 2.30 pm Start our Return Journey by 03.00pm Evening Snacks on the way Reach Mumbai by 9.00 pm tentatively   Things to be carried: Winter wear Identity proof (Must), Lunch for Sunday A bottle of water (Minimum 2 Ltrs), TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory), Extra Pair of clothes Camera (Optional), Cap etc, Medicine those if u require usually (Optional), Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks.   The cost for the trek will be INR 900/- per head, which includes, Travelling from Kasara to Kasara ( Local Transport ) Breakfast, and Evening Refreshm... Read more
Posted: 02 Jan 2016 01:36 AM PST
Wanderingsoulriders Group, glad to invites you all for Night Trek and Camping to Prabalmachi with Trek of kalavantin Circuit on 30th January 2016   Little Info About The Fort: Type: Hill Fort Height: 2330 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Medium Base Village: Thakurwadi Region: Panvel  Cost: 800/- Trek Lead: Deepak / Harshal / Radhika   Kalavantin Durg is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road. One can see it from express highway a V-Shaped one. The Left one is Kalwantin Durg & right side is Prabalgad. One reason for people taking interest in the Taj Mahal is romanticism associated with the monument but Kalavantin Durg is another fort in India that is supposed to have been built for a queen. It is 2,330 ft high but no one knows much about its history. Kalavantin Durg is believed to have been built during the time of Buddha or in or around 500 BC for a queen named Kalavantin The fort can be found near Mumbai in the Western Ghats which are also called Sahyadri Mountains. It is often visited by tourists (usually local and native) and is also visible from the Mumbai-Pune Express Highway and lies opposite to Prabalgad.   The tentative itinerary for the Event is as given below: Meeting Point: @ Panvel Station, Near Saibaba Temple at 7.30 PM …….. Day – 1, 30th January 2016, Saturday:  Train Details: People Joining From Thane 06:34 pm Thane – Panvel (S) 06:42 pm Airoli 06:61 pm Koparkhairne 07:05 pm Nerul 07:12 pm Belapur CBD 07:16 pm Kharghar 07:27 pm Panvel Train Details: People Joining From Mumbai 06:12 pm CST – Panvel (S) 06:30 pm Vadala Road 06: 40 pm Kurla 06:51 pm Mankhurd 07:00 pm Vashi 07:09 pm Nerul 07:30 pm Panvel 07:30 pm:  Meet @ Panvel Station 07:40 pm: leave from Panvel for base village 10.30 pm: Reach prabalmachi (base village / Camp Site)  Dinner & tent pitching and Play some games & Music time   Day – 2, 31st January 2016, Sunday:  6.00 am: Wakeup Call & get ready for Trek (Optional)  9.00 am: Reach to KALAVANTIN Durg (Reach... Read more

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