Youngsterz Vasota Fort 22nd-23rd Nov 2008

Hi friends,
On your Demand
we, Youngsterz, have arranged a trek to Vasota Fort in Satara region on 22nd-23rd Nov 2008,
(Starting on Friday night(21stNov) and returning on Sunday (23rd 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 forest, 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 village 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 ect after 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 Met Indivali,
• 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
Cap, etc.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be 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 Wednesday evening latest:
Nilesh Patil : 9967436211. (7pm to 12pm)
Devarshee : 9867418466