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Posted: 03 Feb 2016 12:10 AM PST
Sandakphu - The highest point of West Bengal! - 11th April 2016. Sandakphu or Sandakfu (3636 m; 11,941 ft) is the highest peak in the state of West Bengal, India. It is situated at the edge of the Singalila National Park in Darjeeling district on the West Bengal-Nepal border, and is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge. Sandakphu has a small village on the peak with few hostels. Four of the five highest peaks in the world, Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu can be seen from its summit. If luck favors you, the panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas will be at your sight. Mapping Sandakphu! Date : 11-15th April 2016.Height : 3636 mt (11941ft).Route : Maneybhanjang - Chitrey - Tumling - Kalipokhri- Sandakphu - Rimbik. Cost : Rs. 10,500/- per person.Photo album link: https://goo.gl/photos/hjhSLTxfFXhqaAZg9Brief Itinerary : Day 0 : Receiving at NJP (New Jalpaiguri) station or Bagdogra airport (16kms from NJP). A 4hr drive will take us to our base camp Maneybhanjang. The cost of reaching till the base camp to be shared by the travellers.We will arrange for jeeps to reach base camp.Day 1 : Maneybhanjang to Chitrey in Jeep followed by Trek till Tumling. Day 2 : Tumling - Kalipokhri Trek. Day 3 : Kalipokhri - Sandakphu Trek.Day 4 : Sandakphu - Rimbik Trek.Day 5 : Rimbik - NJP Station (Till Afternoon).Detail Itinerary :  Day 1 :  We will be starting our journey till the top by taking our jeeps further till Chitrey (8340ft). A small Buddhist monastery awaits at Chitrey, we will take it easy, halt for a while, and start our trekking marathon. The day will end at Tumling. We will be trekking from Chitrey till Tumling which is approximately 11km and takes around 5-6 hrs. Our day ends at Tumling and the magical view of the famous Sleeping Buddha.Distance covered today : 13km.  Maneybhanjang - 6600ft.Tumling - 9842ft. View from Tumling! Day 2 : Say good morning to the mighty Kanchenjunga and its neighbours in the view. Today we move from Tumling towards the... Read more
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 10:47 PM PST
Dear Friends, Bhramanti365 invites you to camping near Gadeshwar Dam on 13th Feb (Night) - 14th February 2016.Place: Gadeshwar Dam - PanvelMeeting Point at Panvel near Bikaner Sweet Shop (New Panvel)Meeting on 13th February 2016 at 4:30 PM.Schedule:- Day 1: Saturday 13th Feb 2016.Meet at Panvel @ 04: 30 PM .Get in the Jeeps and head towards the Campsite, 20 Kms from Panvel Railway StationCampsite cleaning and tent pitching program.Barbecue and campfire.Dinner and retire for the day.Day 2: 14th February 2016.Wake up late morning.Breakfast and Tea served.Cleaning up the camp sitePack up and get into the jeeps and head towards Panvel Railway StationReach Panvel Railway station and from there to Mumbai / Pune.Cost of the event is Rs. 1500/- per head.The above cost includes - • Accommodation in tents on multiple sharing bases.• Transportation from Panvel to Panvel.• Evening refreshments, Dinner and Barbecue on Saturday.• Breakfast and tea on Sunday.• Guidance and expertise charges.The above mentioned cost does not include • Lunch on both the days & any other expenses other than inclusions.Interested participants are requested to call in advance and in order to confirm their seat / booking for the event…For registration kindly transfer Rs 1000 /- per head in the following A/c:- (NEFT or RTGS)In the Name of: Mr AMEY ARUN BHAGAT.Bank :- SBI BANKBranch : NEW PANVEL (EAST)Account No : 20134246954IFS Code: SBIN0011758Once done with the Transaction please msg / whatsaap ( 9987121415 ) or send an email on ab@bhramanti365.in/ b365tab@gmail.comFill up one time registration online Form ( both links are mobile friendly ) "http://goo.gl/forms/GzvHYUz9DB " or " http://www.bhramanti365.in/register " else you need to fill up the registration form before starting the event.Things to Bring:• Snugly fitting footwear.• Ruck sack / Shoulder bag which can hold following items• Water Bottle (2 Litre Minimum) compulsory **• Torch with spare set of batteries (Compulsory)• Cap, Plate, spoon, ... Read more
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 09:52 PM PST
Hello Friends,Here comes most opportunity of the season, to Rappel at Dukes Nose Rappelling, on 14th February 2016 Rappelling at Dukes Nose , which also covers a superb and thrilling traversing of approx 1000 feet.Place: Duke's nose, LonavalaBase village: KurvandeRappelling Height: 300 ft, Traverse 1000 ft.Event Cost: Rs.1,500/- per person.Grade: Medium.Description:-Dukes Nose near Khandala which is named after Duke Wellington, is a huge pinnacle seen while traveling from Mumbai to Pune. The sight from top is unique and magnificent as one sees a vast landscape and the winding Mumbai-Pune expressway cutting through the ghats and trains chugging along the tracks. It is famous for rappelling, rock climbing and valley crossing activities.Rappelling (English Name) also known as abseiling (German Name) is a method of a quick and safe descend after a climb. It's an act of descending a mountain face by sliding down a rope, which is attached to a body harness and fastened to an overhead projection, with sufficient friction provided as to make the speed of descent controllable.SAFETY:-For all outdoor development programs, the importance of quality instructors and equipment is most critical.Our technical team is a set of highly skilled & certified mountaineers with knowledge, All equipment purchased and used follows international safety standards in terms of quality & usage. The equipment is carefully chosen and tested by our outdoor experts before it is approved for use in the field thereby ensuring total safety.Itinerary08:00 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 station05.40 am - Mumbai CST05.51 am - Dadar06:14 am - Thane06:33 am - Kalyan07:58 am - Lonavala... Read more
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 09:26 PM PST
Dear All,We Bhramanti365 have arranged a two day Thrilling Trek to #Harishchandragad Via Nalichi wat, from 13th February - 14th February 2016.Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar region of India. Its history is linked with that of Malshej Ghat,kothale village and it has played a major role in guarding and controlling the surrounding region.Trek Starts on 10 PM @ Kalyan ST Stand on 12th February 2016.Moving towards Belpada by Private Non AC Vehicle   On 13th February 2016 Morning...Wakeup, Tea & Refreshments @ 5:00 AMStart Ascend @ 6:00 AMLunch As per convenience {Carry Lunch for the Day}Atop At Kokan Kada Around @ 4:00 PMRest, Sunset & Sightseeing.Depart For CavesDinner (Cooking in d caves )Camp fire at NightSunday 14th February 2016.Tea breakfast 7:00 AM09:00 AM Descend Via TolarkhindaPrivate Vehicle till Khubi Fata from Khireshwar.02:00 PM Khubi fata For Bus (ST BUS) or Private vehicle ( That depends on the availability )05:00 PM Kalyan Bus Depot   Cost for the Event is 1600 /- Group size :- 20 Participants only Includes: - Kalyan to Kalyan Transport (Public Transport), 2 breakfast , 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner , Gear Charges , First Aid , Guide & Expertise Exclusions: - Medical Emergency if any, Mineral H2O charges, any food purchased other than the inclusions and other expenses occurred other than Inclusion.Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 1600/-One has to Transfer (NEFT) 1600/- into the Bank account to confirm his / her Registration. (Non-Refundable) – (Payment via NEFT/RTGS only) In the Name of: Mr AMEY ARUN BHAGAT.Bank :- SBI BANKBranch : NEW PANVEL (EAST)Account No : 20134246954IFS Code: SBIN0011758Once done with the Transaction please msg or send an email on ab@bhramanti365.in then Fill Up The One Time Registration Form. From Link "http://goo.gl/forms/GzvHYUz9DB "   Itinerary & Mandatory Things to Carry:-A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) Mandatory, Carry Lunch for 13th february 2016.Cap,Good trekking shoes, a pair of extra clo... Read more
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 09:22 PM PST
VRangers inviting you all for a most awaited trek & dream of every trekker Lingana Climbing, Rappelling and camping @ Railing open plateau. Date: 12th Ngt-13th -14th Feb 2016 - Last date to Reg : 05th Feb 2016 Short Info: Height: - 3000 ft. Region: Raigad-Pune. Base Village: - Mohori. Difficulty: - Hard. Duration: - 2 N / 2 D. Participation Size: - 12 Rangers. About Fort: Fort was built by Shivaji Maharaj in 1648 to secure central Konkan against the Sidis. This fort useas 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 & Terms - Conditions: Rs. 3000/- (For registered member). Rs. 3200/- (For Non registered member). To be a Registered Member of VRangers CLICK HERE Your seat will be confirmed after receiving your payment to our account. Payment Details: To confirm your seat click on Account Details & please deposit (non refundable) Rs 1200/- in any manner. After transferring amount please send Details like Name, event name, transaction id and amount .(If we cancel trek then total money you will get refund)   What will include in Cost: Private transport from dadar to dadar by non AC Push Back 2 x 2. Sat / Sun Breakfasts. 2 Lunch – Sat lunch will be packed with dry fruits/apple/Mosambi/ sandwich/Juice packet & Sunday lunch in hotel. 1 Dinner (Sat Night) , Accommodation in tent. Safety Equipment's & Expertise Charges. What will not include in Cost: Extra food (Private Orders), Personal Expenditure of any kind, INSURANCE Coverage, Any other charges not specifically mention in "Cost includes". Trek Schedule: Day 1s... Read more
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 08:06 PM PST
Mask Group: Trek to Harihar (Harshgad) on 21st Feb 2016   Fort info: Harihar fort is one of the few forts where the access route was not destroyed by the British after they conquered the fort. The primary reason for this being the spectacular rock-cut steps at a 75-80 degree incline and the mesmerizing overhang gallery. The fort is a triangular massif with vertical cliffs on all three sides. The fort, along with the neighbouring Basgad, Anjaner and Trimbak, guards the Trimbakeshwar region which is an important holy place.   Difficulty: Moderate Endurance: Moderate   Trek Cost: INR : 550/-   Cost includes: Transport from Kasara to base village and back to Kasara Morning Breakfast, Evening Tea-Coffee Does not include anything not mentioned above.   Trek Itinerary: Saturday: 2330 hrs Meeting point CST station Sunday: 0010 hrs take train for Kasara from CST 0245 hrs reach kasara and freshen up 0330 hrs leave from Kasara to Base village 0500 hrs: Arrive at Nirgudpada/Takehars Snacks/Refreshments enroute 0600hrs: Start ascent for Harihar Time to ascend: approx 3 hours. 0900hrs: A top Harihar Time for exploration and rest atop 1030hrs: Descend towards Nirgudpada Time to descend: approx 2 hours. 1230hrs: Arrive at Nirgudpada/Takehars Proceed for Mumbai, lunch enroute 1800 hrs: Tentative arrival at Mumbai.   Things to carry: Water 3L per person Dry snacks / Pack Juice Lunch for Sunday Good trekking shoes Avoid jeans/restrictive clothing Avoid shorts Warm clothes during travelling Torch with extra batteries Train timings: Mumbai CST : 0010 hrs Dadar : 0028 hrs Kurla : 0038 hrs Ghatkopar : 0044 hrs Thane : 0104 hrs Dombivali : 0126 hrs Kalyan : 0135 hrs   Board this train from your respective station. (If you miss the train, you Miss the Trek)   For any further queries contact Arpit: 9819948833   Mayank: 9819350700  ... Read more
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 07:41 PM PST
Duke's Nose, also known as Nagphani is a cliff at Khandala near Lonavala. The cliff is pointed like a snake's pointed head portion (hood) and hence the name.  A simple trek to reach the summit is from the southern approach. The trekker is rewarded with amazing views of the Mumbai-Pune road and rail corridors, as well as great views of Khandala and the surrounding Sahyadri peaks. Grade: Easy   Itinerary: 12th March, Saturday 20:30 - Get into Dadar-Chennai Express starting at 20:30 (Kalyan-21:05). We will travel in General Class. Get tickets till Lonavala. 23:00 - Reach Lonavla. This is the final meeting point. Move towards base village in a Jeep. 23:30 - Reach base village. Have dinner and Introduction   13th March, Sunday 00:30 - Start trekking towards Duke's nose 02:00 - Reach Top and settle down. Enjoy the breeze of Duke's nose. 07:00 - Enjoy the surroundings and sunrise 08:00 - Have breakfast 08:30 - Start descending before it gets too hot 10:00 - Reach base village. Have some tea/refreshments and move to Lonavala station 10:30 - Get into the next train to Mumbai (11042 - Mumbai Express) 13:00 - Reach Dadar (tentatively)   Fees: Rs.500 (to be paid in advance) For on-spot payment, Rs.100 extra will be applicable. On-spot payment is subject to availability. Preference will be given to those who book in advance.   Inclusions: 1. Transportation from Lonavala to base village and back in a Jeep 2. Dinner and Breakfast (simple vegetarian food only) 3. Expertise and Guidance Charges   Exclusions: - Tickets till Lonavla - Any other charges not mentioned above   Contact: Email – kuya.krishna@gmail.com   Mobile – 9820285295 (Also available on WhatsApp)   --- Send your money to following account --- Name - Krishna Kuya Bank – IDBI, New Panvel Account no: 1171 0400 008 0556 Account type: Savings IFSC code – IBKL0000023   Things to carry: - 2 liter water - A torch - Good trekking shoes or sport shoes - Your own sleeping bag o... Read more
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 08:08 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Night Trek to Peb (VikatGad) Fort Matheran 28 Feb 2016 Leaving Saturday NightPeb is a fort located near Neral between Panorama Point (Matheran) and Nakhind to be precise. Peb Fort is situated on northeast side of Panvel onMumbai-Pune road at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day trek. The fort is also named as 'VikatGad'.We can clearly see the ridge connecting mountains of Matheran and Peb. When we stand here we feel that we are on the top of the world.Some Information about the Fort:Place: Peb Fort (Vikatgad)Base Village: NeralDistrict: RaigadDifficulty Level: EasyEndurance Level: EasyTrain TimingCST – Khopoli Fast LocalCST – 10:04pmByculla – 10:11pmDadar – 10:18pmKurla – 10:26pmGhatkopar – 10:30pmThane – 10:46pmDombivali – 10;58pmKalyan – 11:05pmNeral – 11:39pm.(If you miss the train you miss the trek so make sure you are on time to catch the train.People may board the same train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second Last boggy from CST side)The itinerary for trek is:From Neral Station Catch Taxi For MatheranIntroduction RoundStart Trek under moon lightReach Peb TempleRest (Bring blanket or sleeping bag because will take rest.Early morning will leave from (Peb Temple)Catch Taxi Till Neral Station.Reach Neral Station by 08:30amCatch the Local train from Neral.Reach Dadar by 10:00amExpenses for the Trek is 450 /- which is inclusive of Morning Tea & Breakfast, Taxi Charges Neral to Matheran & Matheran to Neral , Guide AndMumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any.For Registration call us:Nishant Sheth : 8879418581Amit Bhadouria :9819299164Registration accepted only through phone call..Important things to carry :Carry some Ready to eat snacks like biscuits, chips..Water Bottle (2 ltrs)sleeping bags or chaddar will also do for sleeping at templeElectrol Or Glucon D.newspaperCompulsory Torch With Extra batteries..optional Camera , cap... Read more
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 08:06 AM PST
  #ao Dear ADVENTURE LOVERS,We invite you all for Nomad Hikers VALENTINE SPECIAL Trek to sandhan valley  on 13th & 14TH February 2016 (Leaving Friday Night)Trek : Sandhan Vally Date : 13th & 14TH February 2016 (Leaving Friday Night)Region : IgatpuriCost Appx.: Rs 1500/-Assembly : Kasara Railway Station Duration : 2 Day/ 2NightCOST – 1500 EACH (OFFERS AVAILABLE)#For ALL COUPLES 150 RUPESS OFF ON EACH CONFIRMATION# FOR ALL OUR EXISTING CLIENTS 100 RUPEES OFF# FOR GROUP OF 3 or more 200 RUPEES OFF ON EACH CONFIRMATION#FOR GROUP OF 5 OR MORE 250 RUPEES OFF ON EACH REGISTRATION#nomad family members will get 200 rupees offAbout Sandhan Valley 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 plaices 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 have cross 2 to 3 water pools, water level changes according to season. In winter water is up to waist and in summer it is up to knee high level. At the end of valley you get magnificent view of high cliffs and deep valleys. You have to rappel down 3-4 small patches (max height. 40ft) to reach base of Sandhan Valley. Very few people have taken up this phase as it is considered to be very tough. #timelineLOCAL TIMEFRIDAY NIGHTCST : 10:50 PMByculla : 10:57 PM.Dadar : 11:05 PMKurla : 11:13 PMGhatkopar : 11:18 PMMulund : 11:30 PMThane : 11:34... Read more
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 07:36 AM PST
It's a small fort near the ranges of Matheran on northeast side of Panvel at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. It is also known as Vikatgad and has an elevation of 2100 feets. The forts and hills in and around Peb Fort are Nakhind, Chanderi, Mahasmal and Prabalgad. This fort is visible from the edge of Panorama Point at Matheran or from Matheran Toy Train after you cross the One Kiss Tunnel.   Grade: Medium   Itinerary: 06:00 - Catch the 6:10 am CST-Karjat fast local (Dadar-6:24, Thane-6:50) 08:00 - Reporting time at Neral Station near main ticket counter. Introduction, Tea & Breakfast 08:45 - Take a taxi to Dasturi naka. 09:30 - Reach Dasturi naka and start trek 11:30 - Reach Peb fort, explore and have lunch. 13:00 - Start descend toward Dasturi naka taxi stand. 15:00 - Reach Dasturi naka and take taxi till neral. 15:30 - Reach Neral station and take next train to Mumbai   Fees: Rs. 500 is to be paid in advance (half non-refundable)   Includes: - Morning tea & breakfast - Neral to Dasturi naka and back in a Taxi - Expertise charges.   Excludes: - Lunch - Bottled water or soft drinks - Train tickets till Neral - Any other charges not mentioned above.   -- Send your money in following account -- Name: - Suhas Patil Bank name: - IDBI bank, Mohopada branch A/c. no. 0784104000033673 (savings) IFSC code: - IBKL0000784   Things to be carried: - Packed lunch - 3 liters of water - Good trekking or sport shoes. - We appreciate participants carrying juice packets and fruits like Oranges, dates etc.   Contact: Suhas: 9579297744/ 7276871749 (WhatsApp) Email-id: suhasp95@gmail.com   Before you call please note: - Read the event itinerary at least once. - Expected batch size is minimum 10. We don't provide current bookings information till the bookings are closed. - All our treks are gender friendly and we had 30-40% female participants in all of our earlier event. - First come first serve basis of booking.... Read more

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