Mumbai Trek list

Trek to Vasota With Trek Mates on18 19th april 2009

Hi friends,
On your Demand
we, Trek Mates, have arranged a trek to Vasota Fort in Satara region on 18th-19th April 2009,
(Starting on Friday night(17th April) and returning on Sunday (19th April).

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:
• Catch the Bus for Satara at 9.00pm on friday 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.
• From there 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 etc 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
• Jungle entries,
• Tent fees at Met Indivali,
• Food.
Payment Details :
One needs to deposit Rs 700/- advance into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.

SBI a/c no: 30665796091 in the name of Mr. Nilesh Patil

Things To Be carried:

Any Identity proof (must)
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),
TORCH with extra batteries,candles (compulsory).
A spoon and a plate (a must)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
2-3 bunch of papers
Cap, etc.
Insect repellant,
Good bedding (sleeping bag or bed sheets)
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.

For people joining from Pune or satara, or for elsewhere...who cant join us in mumbai, Can join us directly on Satara bus stand before 5.30 am on saturday 18th.

The costs of travelling till satara and back from satara will be cut from their total costs... and thus will be charged rs 750 per head.

For Bikers Directly meeting us at Bamnoli

Charges : Rs 700/-

also one needs to carry lunch for saturday... the fort is situated in the mid of the jungle...
and one wont get any food in the forest.. we will have to cook our dinner ourselves.

Interested people can contact us on the nos. given below for registration or further details:
Nilesh Patil : 9967436211.
Priti Patel : 9869524260.