Outdoor Adventures Trek to Kalsubai 9th August 2009

Dear trekkers,

Its trekking time once again… another trek. Another place and this time it's going to be the Most Awaited Trek of the Monsoon season -- “Kalsubai -‘The king of Treks’- The highest peak of the Sahyadris in Maharashtra.” in the Igatpuri region.

I am glad to announce that "OUTDOOR ADVENTURE MANAGEMENT" is organizing a Trek to Kalsubai (The Everest of Maharashtra) on 9th August 2009.

More about the destination:
Peak Height : 5420 ft. (1,646 mtrs.)
Type : Hill Peak
Grade : Medium

“Kalsubai” is the highest peak of the Sahyadris in Maharashtra.

At the summit there is a small temple of Devi Kalsubai. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. The vastly spread out backwaters of Bhandardara attracts ones attention from the top. To the north of the mountain range forts such as Ramsej, Harihargad, Brahmagiri, Anjaneri, Ghargad, Bahula, Tringalwadi, Kavnai can be seen. To the east one can spot Aundha, Vishramgad, Bitangad, to the west Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar, Harishchandragad can be seen.Geographically this place is located above the Kasara ghats on the Mumbai-Nasik highway.

Since Kalsubai is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, ladders and steps are made too at places where it is difficult to climb. There is a symbolic temple at the top which is made on in the remembrance of Devi Kalsubai.

It’s a one day trek but just to enjoy more we’ll start traveling in night of 8th so we can start trekking early in the morning.( The travelling distance is 190km from Mumbai one way.)

We are going to travel by private bus, which will pick us up on different locations starting from Borivali to kalyan.
We will start traveling on Saturday ( 8th August) at 9:30pm from Borivali and accordingly all the pick ups will be done.

Travel rout.
Borivali- 9:30 pm
Sion- 10:30 pm
Thana- 11:00 pm
Kalyan- 11:30 pm
~ Approx ~
We'll start trekking at 7:00 am of 9th.
& we'll start our journey back to Mumbai at 5:00pm.
Friends, you all are requested to carry packed lunch for the trek as there are no villages and proper hutments for arranging food, water etc( There is only a small Mandir on top). Water is available in the well on top but till then one will need ample supply of water, Also there's nothing available on top except a mind blowing scenery & Loads of foggy planes and a wonderful feeling of the achieving the Everest of Maharashtra …. so please carry decent amount of eatables, and personal medicines as required.
**In case you guys are carrying Digi-cam or Cell phone carry enough stock of small poly thin bags, to protect it from moisture.**
The following are the details of the trek.
Date---------- Sunday, 9th August 2009.
Location----- Kalsubai.
Difficulty Level-- Medium.
Time taken to ascend---- 2.5 -3 Hrs.
Expenses---- Rs 650 per head.
1. Food & Water (Mandatory).
2. Cap / Gog.(optional)
3. Extra pair of clothes.(optional)
4. Good footwear.(Mandatory)
5. Slippers or floaters (just to relax your feet befor & after the trek) (optional)
6. Personal small medical kit. (if u require usually/Optional)
7. Electral/Tang powder.
8. Wind Cheater.
9. Other things as per your choice.
10.haversack to put all these things.
pack your bags considering the rains into picture.. Do carry small plastic bags to carry wet clothes home.
But no plastic littering on the way or in mountains.

Manish Bhosale------------(0-9766042141) (W)
Ketaki Dhamankar--------(0-9819644980) (C)
Swapnil ghadigaonkar---(0-9920993093) (C / W)
For Info. and arrangements contact
Yateen Gharat( Incharge Operations)--(0-9820833622)
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Eagerly looking forward for your participation.
(~make the confirmation soon to avoid further disappointment cause seats are limited~)
Gaurav Kelkar (Organizing Secretary- OAM)