Trek to Vasota with Youngsterz on 15-16 nov 08

Hi friends,

Winter is here! and we at Youngsterz have arranged a trek to Vasota Fort in Satara region on 15th-16th Nov, leaving on Friday night(14thNov) and returning on Sunday (16th Nov).

Vasota :

Type: Forest Fort
Height: 4267 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium (4-5 Hrs trek)
District: Satara
Range: Mahabaleshwar
Base Village: Bamnoli
Situated in the dense forests surrounded by the river Koyna, is the fort of vasota, which according to ‘Dnyaneshwari’ means resting place. This fort is also known as Vyaghragad. This old warrior offers one of the most thrilling treks in the Sahyadri as far as trekking through forestation is concerned. Dense forest all the way through, panoramic view of the Shivsagar Lake in the east and Konkan on the west, wonderful cave at Nageshwar for a stay, makes this a fort of special interest for amateur trekkers and photographers.
Though not too much of remnants are present on Vasota, the view of Koyna backwaters on one side and Konkan on the other side is quite satisfying.
The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
• Meeting point : Dadar station on friday 8.00pm. at platform no 1, central line, below the indicator.
• Catch the ST for Satara at 9.00pm and reach Satara by 5.00am on Saturday;
• Move forward to Bamnoli by ST at 6.15 am and reaching there in next 2 hrs.
• And reach Met Indivali, the base by ferry in next 2 hrs.
• Then for the rest of the day wander.... site seeing, visiting vasota fort and Nageshwar temple (4-5 hr trek).
• Cooking in the night... can enjoy camp-fire, star gazing, antakshari etc after the dinner.
• Next day: we can also cover ajinkyatara and/or sajjangad (if time permits.)
and then start our journey back home.
• We would be returning home by 10 in the night.
The cost for the trek will be 1200/- per head which includes
• Travelling from Dadar to Vasota and back,
• Jungle entries,
• Tent fees at Metindivali,
• Food.

Things To Be carried:

A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),
TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory).
A spoon and a plate (a must)
towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
2-3 bunch of papers
Camera(Optional)
Bedding (compulsory)
Cap, etc.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good pair of trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking. Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.


If interested, please contact on the nos. below for registration by wed,12th nov latest:
Nilesh Patil : 9967436211.
Devarshee : 9867418466

A Few rules that ppl should follow:

1. Alcohol will strictly not be permitted on the event. Anyone found in possession of d same or consuming it will be expelled from the activity. No REFUND will b provided.
2. Smoking will only b permitted while we stop at a clearing, after consultation with the ‘Leader’ & the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.
3. The Leader’s decision will be final & binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
4. It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any deviation by the participant without the consent of the leader, he/she/they will b considered as ‘Independent/s’ & will no longer be considered as a part of the group.
In the event of any Mishap/Eventuality, Youngsterz & its Leaders will not be held responsible.
{Deviation: E.g.: Participant decides to go sightseeing on his own, decides to stray away from the group, etc}
5. Youngsterz reserves the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.
6. Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety & baggage.