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  • Moments Shoot's Photo Walk - Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2016 @ South Mumbai on 7th Feb 2016
  • Bhramanti365 :- Roopkund (The Mystery Lake Trek ) on 21st May 2016 - 28th May 2016
  • Sandhan Valley, the Valley of Shadows by Yashwanti Adventures on 21st and 22nd February, 2016
  • Kalavantin & Prabalgad Trek With Girivihang Trekkers
  • Small Steps Adventures- One Day Trek to Gorakhgad
  • Small Steps Adventures- Trek to Sandhan Valley ( Full Valley Descend )
  • Small Step adventures : The LINGANA Expedition- The most awaited dream of every trekker
  • Duke Nose 1000ft Cliff Traverse & 350ft rappelling Feb 20th-21st - Mapping Jourmeys!
  • Trek to “ Sandhan Valley ” on 6th-7th February 2016 with Vibes Outdoors
  • Vatsaru Trekkers Club: One Day Trek To Samarbhoomi Umberkhind on 7th Feb 2016.
Posted: 30 Jan 2016 01:10 AM PST
Kala Ghoda The name literally means Black Horse. The crescent-shaped Kala Ghoda precinct is Mumbai's premier art district. The area, full of museums, art galleries, educational institutions, boutiques and restaurants has a large number of heritage buildings in the city and is home to the Jehangir Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Prince of Wales Museum and The Arts Trust. Each year, the area hosts the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, a cultural festival promoting the arts.           This photo walk is for whom? Monuments Lovers Art Lovers Shutter Bugs (Photographers) Children / School Children's Families / Friends  In short Everyone !!!   Photo Walk Schedule 1. Gather at CST Station west @ 7:15 am  2. Head towards Kyani Restaurant @ 7:30 am 3. Have breakfast @ Kyani's Restaurant  4. Move Towards Flora Fountain @ 9:00 am 5. Reach Kala Ghoda @ 9:30 am 6. Explore Kala Ghoda Art Festival 7. Start the return journey to CST Station @ 1:00 pm 8. Bid adieu and return to respective destinations.     Things to Carry: 1. 1-2 Ltrs Water (Must)2. Cap (Must) 3. Camera (Optional - Capture the moments in your Heart !!!)   Cost All expenses will be done as per they arise, by individual members, This event is for Photography and fun.   Confirm your participation on: Nikhil 9820 432 576   All our Photo-walk's are Eco-friendly, kindly take care of nature around us. Smoking and Drinking alcohol during, Photo-walk is strictly prohibited if anyone found doing that will be expelled from Photo-walk without refund. Respect the Heritage and culture. Do Not Litter, Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins. Leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained. Moments Shoot is not liable in any way whatsoever for any injury or loss (including any indirect or consequential loss) of any kind to person or prope... Read more
Posted: 30 Jan 2016 12:48 AM PST
Dear Friends,We invite you for Treks in Himalayas - Roopkund trek on 21st May 2016 - 28th May 2016 Region:-Garhwal, Uttarakhand, Duration:- 8 Days Grade:- moderate Altitude:-15696 ft. Approx trekking:- 53km. Roopkund is situated at an elevation of 5,029 mts above sea level in the base of Trishul peak and Nanda Ghunti. Roopkund is also known as 'Mystery Lake' since human skeletons and remains of horses from the Paleolithic age was found here. The lake is nestled amidst panoramic mountain scenery, surrounded by rock-strewn glacier. Roopkund remains frozen for almost all the time of the year. The skeletal remains around Roopkund are believed to be 500-600 years old.  While traveling to Roopkund you get a chance to trek through villages rich in pahari culture. Visit high alpine meadows offering enchanting greenery and the sacred Bedni Kund holding crystal clear water. The trek goes steep to Roopkund from Bedni Bugyal. Bhaguwabasa is situated at an elevation of 4,100 mts above sea level, situated 5 kms short of Roopkund. The weather is unpredictable at such high altitudes so do carry raincoats. Roopkund Legend- The great 'Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra' is held in every 12 years from Nauti village near Karnaprayag to Homkund near Roopkund. This yatra is dedicated to Goddess Nanda. A large number of people from Garhwal and Kumaon take part in this tough holy yatra. Many stories were also made about the mysterious human skeletons of Roopkund. According to research it was indicated that the people were from the 12th century to the 15th century who died of hailstorm. But it is still a mystery that what were those people doing there. Trek Itinerary :- Day #01 :- Kathgodam – Lohajung (213 km) - Night stay in tourist lodge. Day #02 :- Lohajung – Didna (8 km) - Night stay in rest house or tent. Day #03 :- Didna – bedini bugyal or ali bugyal (10 km) - Night stay in tent.Day #04 :- Bedini – patharnachni (5 km) - Night stay in tent. Day #05 :- patharnachni – bhagwabas... Read more
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 10:40 PM PST
YASHWANTI ADVENTURES, GIRGAON Organize " Sandhan Valley " On 20th & 21st  February, 2016.   We, Yashwanti adventures have organized trek cum exploration of the valley of shadow's, The famous Sandhan Valley.    Place: Sandhan Valley Base village: Samrad Rappelling Height:  few patches of around 40 ft high. Grade:- Hard   Cost: - Rs. 1500/- per person. (Rs. 1000/- should be paid in advance for Registration. Last date 12th  February, 2016)   Contact:- Bharat Mhadaye: +91-9773410917 Santosh Gurav: +91-9222922048 Gaurav Bhave: +91-9699814625 (Note – If call not attended, Message or whats app your details heading "SANDHAN VALLEY EXPLORATION". Name-Place-Age)   The detailed schedule is as follows... Friday, 19th Feb 2016 Assemble at CST ticket counter at 10.15 pm. Catch Kasara Slow local from CST at 10.50 pm. Other people can join us in between stations on below train timings: 10:50 pm :CST 10:53 pm: Byculla 11:05 pm: Dadar 11:13 pm: Kurla 11:18 pm: Ghatkopar 11:33 pm: Thane 11:57 pm: Dombivali 12:07 am: Kalyan 01:18 am: Kasara Itinerary of Event:-  Day 1 Saturday - Reach Samrad by Private vehicle Rest Morning Refreshment at base village 07:00 am – Start Descend towards Valley Lunch Midway 05:30 pm – Reach at base, dinner, campfire (subjective) & stay   Day 2 Sunday- 6 am -- Wake Up After breakfast Start descend towards Dehne Travel Dehne to Asangaon by local transport 3:30 pm -- Reach Asangaon. Reach Mumbai by Local train by 08:00 pm (depending upon the railway mega blocks)     The cost Includes  Transportation from Kasara to Base and Dehne to Asangaon, Vegetarian food & Refreshments Expertise and Equipment Charges.     Exclusions Anything not mentioned above. Seats will be first come 1st basis with Advance payment only...   PAYMENT DETAILS: FOR CONFIRMATION OF YOUR REGISTRATION PLEASE DEPOSIT RS. 1000/-(NON REFUNDABLE) IN THE FOLLOWING. (PLEASE SPECIFY YOUR NAME & TREK NAME-MANDATORY) A/c NAME: GAURAV ANANT BHAVE A/c NO : 03561050051328 IFS CODE: HDFC0000... Read more
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 09:35 PM PST
·         We GIRIVIHANG TREKKERS Invite you for trek to Kalavantin & Prabalgad.▪ Trek : Kalavantin-Prabalgad▪ Grade : Medium▪ Date : 14th February 2016▪ Trek Fee : Rs 400/- ☑ Trek Fee Includes ☑▪ 1 Breakfast (Sun)▪ Sun. Evening Refreshment▪ Travelling from Panvel Stn. to Return Panvel Stn. ☑ Things to Carry / To Do ☑▪ Wear full covering clothes*▪ Do not wear Jeans*▪ Identity proof*▪ Water 2.5 Ltr*▪ Lunch for sunday*▪ Electrol powder / Glucon D*▪ Extra Clothes*▪ Torch▪ Dry Snacks▪ Personal Medicines▪ Sweater▪ Good Shoes*▪ Camera (Optional)▪ Sunglases, Cap▪ Blanket or Sleeping Bag or Sleeping Mat* Things Not To Do▪ No Smoking▪ No Alcohol▪ No Tobacco   Important Note▪  Carry shoulder strap bag▪  Don't carry Side bag & Zollas♦ Marked (*) are compulsory ♦☑ Please give your confirmation to respected leaders before 10th February 2016 ​​ ▪ Leaders :▫ Kunal Shinde : 9004000522▫ Rajeev Baravdia : 8655590096▪ Regards,Girivihang Trekkers, Mumbai ... Read more
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 11:06 AM PST
Small Steps Adventure, Invites you for trekking near Mumbai to explore Gorakhgad Fort   Fort Gorakhgad is quite small in size. It 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. Gorakhgad attracts trekkers due to its inviting pinnacle This region of Gorakhgad and Machhindragad has a dense forest cover. Gorakhgad is a small fort at Dehri village near Murbad. Named after Saint Goraknath, the fort is at a height of 2150 ft above sea level.   Some Information about the Fort: Place: Gorakhgad fort Height: 2137 FT Base Village: Dehri District: Thane Difficulty Level: Medium (Rock patches) Endurance Level: Medium   For registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 750/-  per person in the given a/c Call us Yogi: 9970377855         Sagar - 9029737972 Payment Details: To confirm your seat, please deposit (non-refundable) Rs. 750/- in any manner.  After transferring amount please send details like Name, event name, transaction id and amount . (If we cancel trek then your total booking amount will be refunded)   Name: Small Steps Adventures A/c type: Current account Bank: IDBI A.c no.: 1043102000005333 IFSC code. IBKL0001043   Branch: KamotheThings to carry 1. Haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. One extra pair of clothes, sweater. 2. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. 3. Camera (Optional), 4. Electoral or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder. Sleeping bag, carry matt. 5. Personal medicines. Sweaters if required. Please do not carry handbags or jolas for this trek. 6. Wear good trekking shoes, Plastic bag to keep clothes dry. Torch wi... Read more
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 10:45 AM PST
  SMALL STEPS ADVENTURES, Explore Sandhan Valley 20- 21 FEB 2016 Small Steps Adventure, Invites you for trekking near Mumbai to explore the Sandhan Valley (leaving Friday night)Summary: Region: Igatpuri Contribution: Rs 1700.00 Assembly: Kasara railway station  Duration: 2 days and 2 nightsAbout 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.Itinerary Board Kasara slow local from Mumbai CST on Friday. Train timing as below: 22:50 CST 23.04 Dadar 23:31 Thane 00.03 Kalyan 01:18 KasaraPune Participants: 18:35 Board Indrayani train from Pune 21:00 Reach Kalyan Day: 1 - Saturday 01:30 Assemble at Kasara Rail Station  05:30 Reach base village by local transport 06:00 Breakfast. 06:15 Start full descend trek towards Sandhan Valley  13:30 Lunch in route.  16:00 Evening tea & snacks. 20:30 Dinner & night stay In TentsDay: 2 - Sunday 06:30 Wake up, Breakfast 08:30 Start descending toward Dehne village. 12:30 Reach Dehne village. 13:00 Lunch 14:30 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 – breakfast, 1 veg lunch. • Equipment, expertise, guide charges Exclusions M... Read more
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 10:28 AM PST
Small Steps Adventures inviting you all for a most awaited trek & dream of every trekker - LINGANA Date: 27-28 Feb'16 Short Info: Height: - 3000 ft. Region: Raigad-Pune Base Village: - Pane Difficulty: - Hard Participation Size: - 25 max. (Limited Seats Only) About Fort: Fort was built by Shivaji Maharaj in 1648 to secure central Konkan against the Siddis. This fort use as a penal settlement in which prisoners were confined in rock dungeons, one dungeon being able to hold fifty prisoners. Fort situated between Raigad & Torna a massive pinnacle it took name from its shape The fortified rock is about 2,969 feet high from ground level rock-cut steps have been completely destroyed, and the fort is almost inaccessible. Top is nearly 2500 sq. ft., there's nothing remain except some ruins of a grain store and some cisterns.   Cost: Rs. 2900/- (For registered member). Rs. 3100/- (For Non registered member). To become a Registered Member of Small Steps Adventures -  Call 9970377855 Your seat will be confirmed after receiving booking amount.   Payment Details: To confirm your seat, please deposit (non-refundable) Rs. 1500/- in any manner.  After transferring amount please send details like Name, event name, transaction id and amount . (If we cancel trek then your total booking amount will be refunded)   Name: Small Steps Adventures A/c type: Current account Bank: IDBI A.c no.: 1043102000005333 IFSC code. IBKL0001043 Branch: Kamothe     Cost Includes: Private transport from dadar to dadar by non A/C Saturday- B/f, lunch, dinner Saturday lunch will be packed with dry fruits/apple/Mosambi/ sandwich/Juice packet/thepala Safety Equipment's & Expertise Charges   What will not be included in Cost: Extra food (Private Orders), Personal Expenditure of any kind, INSURANCE Coverage, Any other charges not specifically mention in "Cost includes". Meeting point: Pune people can reach to any of the meeting point. Dadar (E) : Pritam Hotel at 11:45 pm On Friday 26th Feb'16 Vashi:... Read more
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 08:34 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 350ft 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, LonavalaBase village : KurvandeRappelling Height : 350 ft, Traverse 1000 ft.Grade : Medium Batch 1: Saturday 20th Feb.Batch 2: Sunday 21st Feb.Cost: Rs.1,600/- per person.Album Link : Link : 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 – LonavalaCost: 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 doing the... Read more
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 05:50 AM PST
Trek to " Sandhan Valley " on 6th-7th February 2016 (Starting on Friday Night).We at Vibes Outdoors are arranging yet another trek cum exploration to the valley of shadow's, The Sandhan Valley, our second visit of this winter..   a mesmerizing walk through a valley, formed by the tallest walls of sahyadri..      a walk to remember, rappells in between and a camping at the lake, below...Come feel the vibes with us, where shadows are playing a mystic role..                                                                                                 pic courtesy :- InternetCheck out pics and writeup from our last visit Sandhan ValleyBase village: SamradRappelling Height: few patches of around 40 ft high.Grade:- HardDate :- 6th-7th February 2016We will be leaving by  Kasara Slow LocalTime Table -10:50 pm :CST10:53 pm: Byculla11:05 pm: Dadar11:13 pm: Kurla11:18 pm: Ghatkopar11:33 pm: Thane11:57 pm: Dombivali12:07 am: Kalyan01:18 am: KasaraBoard the second compartment from kasara side of the train from your respective stations so that we can meet in the compartment itself.Day 1 Saturday -Reach Samrad by Private vehicleRestMorning Refreshment at base village08:00 am – Start ExplorationLunch Midway05:30 pm – Reach at base, dinner, campfire & stayDay 2 Sunday-6 am -- Wake UpFinish morning refreshmentsStart descend towards DehneTravel Dehne to Shahapur by local transport1:30 pm -- Reach Shahapur proceed for AsangaonReach Mumbai by Local train by 08:00 pm (depending upon the railway mega blocks)The cost for the trek is  Rs. 1600/-Includes Transportation from Kasara till Asangaon,Lunch & RefreshmentsRappelling Charges.ExclusionsAnything not mentioned in InclusionsSeats will be first come 1st basis with Advance payment only ... Payment details:Name of Current Acc Holder        :  VIBES OUTDOORSBank name                                     :  ICICIBank account... Read more
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 04:37 AM PST
Battle of Umberkhind took place on 2 February 1661 in the mountain range of Sahyadri near the city of Pen, Maharashtra, India. The battle was fought between the Maratha under Chhatrapati Shivaji and the Kartalab Khan of Mughals. The Marathas defeated the Mughal forces. Mughal forces consisted of 35,000 men, while there was just 1,000 light Maratha cavalry. The battle is known for the strategic manner in which Shivaji deployed his forces and rapid movement that his army was able to achieve. Lets walk on the historical path to salute strategical management of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Details: Date :7th Feb 16Type: Mountain PassGrade: ModerateRegion: Lonavala – KhopoliBase Village: KurvandeGroup: Vatsaru Trekkers & Traveller Club. Things to see: Samarbhoomi Smarak,Amba river valley,Different view of Duke's nose. Cost:Pune participants: 600Rs.Mumbai participants: 400Rs. Includes:Pune to Pune private vehicle transport(Non AC). Snacks, Tea, Expertise charges.Mumbai people pickup point Lonavala & drop point Khopoli. Train Timings: - Indrayani SF ExpressCST - 5.40 amDadar – 5.51 amThane – 6.14 amKalyan – 6.35 amLonavla – 8.00 am Itinerary:7th Feb 2016 Sunday Morning: Gather at our office in Shanivar Peth at 6.30AM. Journey to starting place by private vehicle. en-route snacks. Return to PUNE near to 7PM in the night. Payment detail:Account holder name: Sarang SaliIDBI Bank account Number: 0007104000703901Branch: FC Road, PuneIFSC code: IBKL0000007One need to deposit full payment before event. Booking on first come first serve basis. Limited seats. Things to carry:Lunch for the day(Compulsory).Water bottle 2 litters (Compulsory).Good trekking shoes (Compulsory).Chapple.Hat, Goggle, Camera, BinocularsSome ready to eat food/ plum cake/ Biscuit.Carry at least 2 Lemons, Glucose-D, Odomos & personal medicine if advised by doctor.A Haversack/Backpack to put all these things.Avoid wearing gold. For more details & registration contact:9730922591, 9921... Read more

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