Dear All,

On demand, We @ शिखर वेध have planned (Batch – 2) one day trek to Kalsubai near Igatpuri highest point in Maharashtra (Walk in Clouds) on Sunday i.e. on 6th July 2014

Monsoon will be in full force in July …

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Next batches for Kalsubai as below :
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Batch – 3 : 20 July 2014

Batch – 4 : 10 August 2014

Batch – 5 : 7 September 2014
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Hope 2 cu on trek with us ;-)
Details r as follows
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Brief Introduction about Kalsubai : -
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Height: ~ 5400 feet
Grade:  Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 3 hrs from Bari
Location: Igatpuri

Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadris, the Everest of Maharashtra. At the summit is a small temple of 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.
Since Kalsubai is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb. There is a symbolic temple at the top.

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Itinerary for the event : -
Rendezvous: Pritam Hotel @ Dadar (E) 23:00 Hrs on Saturday 5th July 2014
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23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar

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Sunday 6th July 2014

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05:30 Hrs: Bari Base

Breakfast – tea
06:30 Hrs: Ascend
10:00 Hrs: ATop

10:00-11:30 pm Explore, Rest and enjoy the view of the surrounding

11:30 Hrs: Descend

14:30 Hrs:  Base
Lunch Time
17:00 Hrs:
Departure for Mumbai

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We will be in mumbai around 21:30 hrs ( thats – subjective)
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The Estimated expenditure is about Rs. 750 / – per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for private vehicle …  Morning Breakfast-T+ Lunch

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Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit full amount on following A/c …

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)


Last date for registration: – Tuesday 1st July 2014, 5 pm

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Few memories in form of snaps … ( less photos due to heavy rain)

https://picasaweb.google.com/104699421488274212758/KALSUBAI?authuser=0&feat=directlink

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https://plus.google.com/photos/101549580594798164705/albums/5626323971352392993?banner=pwa&authkey=CPSapYzQy9SVfw

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/kamalx/sets/72157624301385337/


https://picasaweb.google.com/littlemasterblaster22/KalasubaiTrek#


Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
Raincheater (a mustl)

Torch with extra set of Battery (a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
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A haversack to put all these things

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil (O): 09869369836 / 09702121373

Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a 1 day monsoon trek 2 Ranveda Ratangad (Via Trimbak Darwaja Ascend & Ladder Route Descend ) on Saturday 5 July 2014… Hope 2 c u with us 2 Njoy …

Brief Intro abt Ratangad

Height: 4255 ft

Grade: Medium

Time: ~2.5 hrs frm Samrad / Ratanwadi

Location: Bhandardara region

Fascinating Spots:

Ratangad : Amruteshwar temple, Rani cha Huda, Nedhe, Trimbak Darwaja etc.

The Itinerary for the trek: -
Rendezvous:  @ Pritam Hotel, Dadar (east) 23:00 hrs on Friday 4 July 2014

23:00 hrs: Depart from Dadar by Private Vehicle

Saturday 5th July 2014

05:45 Hrs: @ Samrad

Breakfast & Tea Break , Intro time

07:00 Hrs: Ascend RATANGAD by Trimbak Darwaja side (via Samrad)

10:00 Hrs: Atop Ratangad

Exploration, Sight seeing, Lunch, Rest for 3 hrs

13:30 Hrs: Descend through Ladder route – Ganesh Darwaja
16:30 Hrs: @ Ratanwadi Base

Visit Amruteshwar Temple

Snacks & Tea Break

Depart 2 Mumbai by private vehicle

We will be in Mumbai 22:30 hrs (That’s Subjective)

The Cost for the Trek is abt Rs. 800 /- per head only
This includes Dadar to Dadar transport by private vehicle, Morning & Evening RefreshmentsShikhar Vedh Charges
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Please book yourself with advance payment of Rs. 800/- (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand :) else late payment ones … Deposit the amount on following account.
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
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Last date to register with advance payment is Tuesday 1st July 2014 till 5 pm
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Few memories in form of snaps of Ratangad as below

https://picasaweb.google.com/104308826753820397974/Ratangad?feat=email
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https://picasaweb.google.com/111824097481318544223/RatangadTheJewel?authkey=Gv1sRgCKiB1Jfj38PAvAE
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https://picasaweb.google.com/117804923219110566431/TrekRatangad?authkey=Gv1sRgCJvp-IbBnfiQIA
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Things To Carry:-
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Pls Do carry Lunch for Saturday (a must)
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food.
Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, do carry a extra pair as well
Personal basic medical kit

A haversack to put all these things
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373
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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध have arranged a one day trek to Fort Lohgad & Bhaje caves in Lonavala region on and Sunday 29th June 2014
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Little info about the fort :
Fort: Lohgad.
Region: Lonavla.
Height: 3400 ft
Grade: Easy.
Type: Hill Fort

History:
Lohagad (literally “Iron fort” in Marathi) is one of the many hill forts of Chatrapati Shivaji. It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a side range of the Sahyadris. The Visapur fort is located on its eastern side. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. Historical records show that in the later Peshwa period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort such as a big tank and a step-well (bawali).

On the west side, there is a long and narrow wall-like fortified spur called Vinchukata (Marathi for Scorpion’s tail) because of shape.Lohagad has a long history with several dynasties occupying it at different periods of time: Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizamshahis, Mughals and Marathas. Shivaji captured it in 1648 CE, but he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 CE by the Treaty of Purandar. Shivaji recaptured the fort in 1670 CE and used it for keeping his treasury.

Trek Schedule :- SUNDAY 29 June 2014
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The journey starts with the Indrayani express. People interested should catch this  train from respective stations with ticket till Malavli & meet at lonavala station. (Plz get your respected stations at least half an hour earlier, as there might be a long queue for the tickets).

Train Timings :- Indrayani Express
CST – 5:40 am
Dadar – 5.51 am
Thane – 6.14 am
Kalyan – 6.35 am
Lonavla – 8.00 am
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Move forward to Malavali by local train (8 :15am at Lonavala station platform no 3).
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Pune people :
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Catch Pune Lonavala Local Train … Timings are as below
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Pune Station: 06:27 Hrs
Shivaji Nagar : 06:33 Hrs
Malavali Station: 07:40 Hrs
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08:25 Hrs: Move 2 Bhaje village
08:45 Hrs: @ Bhaje Village
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Breakfast – Tea Time
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09:30 Hrs: Ascend
Visit Bhaje caves en-route
11:00 Hrs: Atop  Lohgad
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Exploration rest etc (2 hrs approx)
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13:30 Hrs: Descend
14:00 Hrs: @ Lohgadwadi
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Lunch Time
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15:00 Hrs: Move 2 Malavali Station
17:00 Hrs: @ Malavali Station
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Refreshments
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From there 2 Lonavla / Pune by local
Take train / bus to Mumbai.
We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 Hrs (thts-subjective).
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The charges for this trek is Rs 350/- per head,
Which includes Breakfast, Veg Lunch & evening Tea, Entry Fee for Bhaje caves & Shikhar Vedh Charges.
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Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
2. A bottle of water (3 Ltrs).
3. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
4. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits
5. Personal medicines.
6. A good trekking shoes, wind cheater.
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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Dipak Kumkar : 9920206292

Shivaraj Khade : 9699570425
Jagdish Patil : 09869369836 / 09702121373

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Dear All
We @ शिखर वेध , have decided to UP the adrenaline dosage by organizing a Trek to Karnala Fort on Saturday 28 June 2014

Here is some info abt the fort:
Height: 1500 feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy
Type: Hill Fort

Karnala fort is a hill fort in Raigad district about 13 km from Panvel. Currently it is a protected place lying within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. It was a fort of strategic importance.

Redeemed with the power struggle of many rulers, Karnala Fort stands as a specimen of the 13th century constructions. The fort was sparingly used by theKarnala rulers including Angres, Mudhan and Peshwas until 1818, by which time British rulers have taken over the grand old fort under their control.

The Karnala Fort engulf a steep rock in the midst of greenish surroundings and has been a challenge to many adventurous trekkers all through the past and continue to be a great attraction among the fans of trekkers. The fort doorway is adorned with many carvings of elephants and tigers. One can see cute water reservoirs developed naturally in the rocks. The cool surroundings and the beautiful landscapes make this region a place for calm weekends.

Plan:

Rendezvous: Meet at 07:15 AM (Sharp) at Panvel Railway Station on Saturday 28th June 2014.

Please ensure punctuality.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday –  28 June 2014

1) CST – Panvel Train timings as below

CST : 05:56 Hrs

Vadala: 06:14 Hrs

Kurla : 06:24 Hrs

Vashi: 06:43 Hrs

Belapur: 06:58 Hrs

Panvel: 07:13 Hrs

2) Thane – Panvel Train timings as below

THane: 06:24 Hrs

Koparkhairane: 06:41 Hrs

Belapur: 07:02 Hrs

Panvel: 07:17 Hrs

A walk of about 10 minutes will bring us to Panvel ST Depo

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea, Panvel

08:05 Hrs: Depart from Panvel bus depo to Karnala by ST / tumtum

08:45 Hrs: @ Karnala base

Intro & Instructions

09:00 Hrs: Trek from Base to Karnala Fort

11:30 Hrs: Atop Karnala Fort
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Sight seeing, REST & Lunch Time for 2 Hrs

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13:30 Hrs: Descend 2 Base

16:00 Hrs: @ Karnala Base

MOve 2 Panvel By ST / Tum-tum

17:30 Hrs: @ Panvel bus depo

We would be getting back to Dadar at approx 19:30 Hrs (Subjective)

The cost of this trek would be Rs. 300/- per head only and would include:

> Panvel – Karnala – Panvel by Tumtum / ST
> Morning Breakfast – Tea
> Sanctuary – Entry Fee
VIMP Note: At the forest entry – point, All plastic bottles will be Counted & have to deposit some amount for the same. In case, if any participant member forget his bottle in the sanctuary and couldn’t show it at the gate, he has to Pay Rs 100/- fine for the same.

Note: Maximum 25 seats

Things To Carry: -
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( a must)
LUNCH for da day (a Must)
Raincheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
A haversack to put all these things
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373
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We @ Shikhar Vedh has planned to experience the JOG Waterfalls !!!! MURUDESHWARA Temple !!! on 6-7 September 2014 ( Leaving on Saturday Noon & Return on Monday 8 Sept at 06:35 Hrs @ LTT )

Jog Falls

Jog Falls , Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India, Located in Sagara taluka, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. They are also called Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.
It is located on the Shimoga and Uttara Kannada district border.

Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River dropping 253 m (830 ft), making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls with a drop of 335 m (1100 ft) in Meghalaya..Murudeshwara is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. “Murudeshwara” is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world’s second-tallest Shiva statue, Murudeshwara beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwara Temple. The nearest airport to Murudeshwar is Mangalore International Airport at distance of 160 kilometre .Murudeshwar has railway station on Konkan railway route.
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Itinerary for the trip as below: -

Meeting Point: Lokmanya Tilak Terminus @ 14:30 Hrs on Saturday 6 September 2014

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15:20 hrs: Departure by Train – Matsyagandha Express

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Sunday 7 September 2014
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04:10 Hrs :: Alight Murudeshwara

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Freshen up,  Temple Visit, Sight-seeing
Break fast – Tea

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09:00 Hrs :: Move by Public Transport to Jog
11:00 Hrs :: @ Jog Falls
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Lunch, Exploration Time (~ 3 Hrs Time )

14:00 Hrs :: Move to Murudeshwara by Public Transport
16:00 Hrs :: @ Murudeshwar
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17:30 Hrs :: Departure by Train – Matsyagandha Express to Mumbai

Monday 8 September 2014

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05:10 Hrs :: @ Panvel

05:55 Hrs :: @ Thane

06:30 Hrs :: @ LTT.

Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 2700/- per Head which includes

1) To & Fro SL Class tickets from Mumbai 2 Murdeshwar

2) Private Vehicle from Murdeshwar – JOG – Murdeshwar

3) Food expenses include 1 veg meals, 1 B/f-Tea, refreshments

4) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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It won’t include food on train (i.e. Dinner on Saturday & Sunday) and any other expense of personal in nature.
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Deposit Rs. 2700/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Tickets Booking.

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Ifsc code: ICIC0000268
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Last date for registration: – Thursday 26 June 2014, 5 pm OR Till the batch gets full
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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare batteries ( a must)
Rain-cheater (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear all,

On demand, We @ Shikhar Vedh has planned Batch-2 to experience the mesmerizing beauty of DUDHSAGAR Waterfalls !!!! Unbeatable AMboli Waterfall !!! Nangartas Waterfall!!! on 13-14 September 2014

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Itinerary for the trip as below: -

Meeting Point: CST Railway Station @ 20:00 Hrs on Friday 12 September 2014

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20:20 hrs: Departure by Train – Mahalaxmi Express

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Saturday 13 September 2014

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07:30 Hrs: @ Kolhapur

Move to Amboli by private vehicle

Break-fast – Tea enroute

11:00 Hrs: @ Amboli

WATERFALL Fun Time

13:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Hotel

15:30 Hrs: Hiranyakeshi River

16:30 Hrs: @ Nangartas Waterfall

Refreshment Break

20:00 Hrs : @ Belgaum

DINNER in Hotel

Sunday 14 September 2014

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00:30 Hrs: Board GOA Express

04:00 Hrs: @ Doodhsagar Waterall …


REST – Breakfast Time (Parcelled one)

06:00 – 09:00 Hrs: 3 Hrs Fun Time @ Doodhsagar Waterfall

09:00 – 12:30 Hrs: 3.5 hrs Railway track – Jungle Trek till Kulem

Lunch Time

16:00 Hrs: Board the train for Pune

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Monday 15 September 2014

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03:50 Hrs: @ Pune railway Station

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From there by ST / Train 2 Mumbai

We will reach Mumbai by 07:00 Hrs (Dats Subjective)

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 2500/- per Head which includes

1) SL Class tickets from Mumbai 2 Kolhapur, Belgaum 2 Kulem & Kulem 2 Pune

2) Private Vehicle from Kolhapur to Amboli – till Belgaum Drop

3) Food expenses include 3 veg meals, 2 B/f-Tea, Evening refreshments

4) Shikhar Vedh AdministrativeCharges

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It won’t include food on train (i.e. Dinner on Friday & Sunday) and any other expense of personal in nature.
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Deposit Rs. 1500/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Tickets Booking.

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Ifsc code: ICIC0000268
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Last date for registration: – Thursday 3 July 2014, 5 pm OR Till the batch gets full
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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies ( a must)
Raincheater (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

शिखर वेध is moving a step forward in adventure activities. With a gr8 response from our last 5 years of rafting we are once again arranging an adventure event of River Rafting on Sunday 29 June 2014

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Next Batches: Saturday 26 July 2014 AND Friday 15 August 2014

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EVENT Cost : Rs 2200/- per head

All Fee Rates include Transportation charges from Dadar 2 Dadar by Private Vehicle (Non A/c), Activity Charges for Rafting & Lunch (Veg/Non-veg) only

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We would like to invite nature loving & like minded people like you. We are sure that this thrilling experience would be a memorable one for both you and शिखर वेध

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Rafting is a challenging recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers

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Who can raft?

Almost everybody other than pregnant ladies; heart patients & people with severe asthma. Children between 12 & 14 may be permitted to raft subject to a safety clearance from our river guides. Children below 12 years will not be allowed to raft. Our river guide’s decision in this regard will be final. Children below 12 years are not allowed to raft

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Camp Details:

Location: Kundalika River, Kolad

Rafting distance – 10 km

Total rapids – 11

Grade – 4

Body surfing – 2 km

Thrilling experience – 2 hours

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Swimming skills – No need to worry there

Previous experience – Not necessary

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This is a very safe game

Best quality life jackets and helmets will be provided

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The itinerary for the camp is as follows:

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Meeting Point: @ Dadar Swaminarayan Temple, Dadar (E) @ 05:15 Hrs


Sunday 29 June 2014

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05:20 hrs: Departure from Dadar

08:45 hrs: Arrival

09:00 hrs: Check in Rafting Office

09:30 hrs: White Water Raftingat Kundalika River

12:00 Hrs: Rafting End

13:30 hrs: Lunch @ Nitin Sanskriti Stay Home

15:30 hrs: Check out

19:30 hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

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Total Fee for the Event is Rs 2200/- per head

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All Fee Rates include

Transportation charges from Dadar 2 Dadar by Private Vehicle (Non A/c), Activity Charges for Rafting & Lunch only

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Payment Details:

One needs to deposit Rs 1400/- (Non-Refundable) into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration. Deposit the amount on following A/c …

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

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Last date to confirm urself with advance payment is on Tuesday 24 June 2014 or before if seats gets full

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Check out few pics of event:

http://picasaweb.google.com/shraddhashenvi/RiverRaftingKayaking#

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Note: In case of Rafting is cancelled due 2 unforeseen circumstances like Dam water is not released, heavy rain etc. which is very less chances … Rafting amount Rs 1400/- per head will be refunded bt participants have to bear Transport nd Food Cost

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Things To Carry:-

Pls do carry Breakfast (a must)

T Shirts, shorts and sport shoes or floaters for rafting

A change of dry clothes and a towel

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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Raincheater (Optional)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls possibly avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc

Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things

Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil (O): 09702121373 / 09869369836

Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
We @ “शिखर वेध” has arranged yet another one & near one .. 1 day Trek to “MAHULI FORT” on Sunday 22nd June 2014
Hoping 2 cu on trek with us to NJoy again
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Brief Introduction about Mahuli: -
Height: 2785 ft
Grade: Medium …
Time: ~ 2.5 hrs from Mahuli, Base Village
Location: Asangaon, Thane District
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History: – The creator of this fort is unknown. In 1485 this place came under rule Nijamshahi dynasty. When Shahaji Raje became the secretary of Nijamshahi, Mughals of Delhi tried to end Nijamshahi. In 1635-36, Shahaji Raje transferred himself with Jijabai and Shivaji to Mahuli. When Khan Jaman attacked the fort, Shahaji asked Portuguese for help, who refused and Shahaji surrendered. Shivaji took this fort from Mughals on 8 Jan 1658. In 1661 it was given back and was won again by Shivaji. In treaty of Purandar, in 1665, Marathas lost these forts again. In Feb 1670, Shivaji Maharaj tried to conquer Mahuli, but failed, bcoz of an alert Manohardas Gaud, who was in charge of the fort. Thosand of Marathas were killed. Manohardas Gaud soon gave up his position and Alveerdi Beg took over. On 16 June 1670, afer two months, Moropant Pingle conqured the forts and Mahuli, Bhandargad and Palasgad became part Swarajya. Till 1817, Shivaji’s dynasty owned the fort and later by Britishers.
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Fascinating Spot: -
Kalyan Mahadarwaja, Dens, Temple
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Journey Details: -
Sunday 22 June 2014
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The train scheduled @ 06:10 hrs from CST that will drop us at Asangaon around 08:14 Hrs. This is a slow train…
Pls be sure abt the timing… Following is timing where train halts… u can catch wherever it is comfortable to u…
06:04 : – CST
06:12 : – Bycualla
06:22 : – Dadar
06:33 : – Kurla
06:39 : – Ghatkopar
07:00 : – Thane
07:22 : – Dombivali
07:33 : – Kalyan
08:16 : – Asangaon
Just Check that if u miss the train… u miss the trek with us…
Pls do not forget to take ur return ticket…
08:25 Hrs — Move 2wards Mahuli village by Ricks.
09:00 Hrs — Breakfast & Tea Time
09:30 Hrs — Trek starts
12:30 Hrs — Top of fort Mahuli
Fort Exploration, Lunch , Rest etc.
14:30 Hrs — Descend
17:00 Hrs — @ Mataji’s Ashram … for Tea
17:45 Hrs — Move to Asangaon
18:17 Hrs —Catch local to CST If not this one then next one is scheduled @ 18:54 hrs or 19:11 hrs  …
We will be in mumbai around 20:30 – 21:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)
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The Trek fee for Mahuli is abt Rs. 400 / – per head
This includes Asangaon 2 Asangaon fare for bus/Auto, 2 Refreshments-Tea
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Few Memories in form of snaps from our previous outing
https://picasaweb.google.com/kunalvishe/Mahuli#
https://picasaweb.google.com/kunalvishe/Mahuli1#
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Things To Carry: -
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( a must)
Lunch for da day (a Must)
Raincheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
A haversack to put all these things
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here
Dipak Kumkar (L) : 9920206292
Ganesh Gajare (L) : 09773560290
Jagadish Patil : 09869369836 / 09702121373
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Dear All,
After witnessing magical FIRE-FLIES Pattern last Night Trek @ Rajmachi, we have one more batch for Fire-flies at another location i.e. PETH.
So, We @ शिखर वेध have planned Night Trek @ Peth / Kothaligad near Karjat on 14-15 th June 2014.
Hope 2 c u on Trek …
Brief Introduction about Kothaligad / Peth fort : -
Height: ~ 3100 feet
Grade:  Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 2.5 hrs from Ambivali, Base Village
Location: Karjat region
Kothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. It looks like a filed surface. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are specialty of the cave. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle. Four–Five potholes and some cannon balls are scattered in the fort.
Itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Note: Members are requested to take return ticket till karjat by their own.
Board the second last compartment from Karjat side which is the second one from CST side
Saturday 14th June 2014
Train Timing
Karjat Fast local
CST           :16:30 Hrs
Byculla       :16:37
Dadar         : 16:44
Kurla          : 16:51
Ghatkopar : 16:55
Thane         :17:10
Dombivali  : 17:23
Kalyan        : 17:31
Karjat          : 18:24 Hrs
18:30 Hrs: Move 2 Ambivali village by tumtum
19:30 Hrs: @ Ambivali
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Ascend – Enjoy Fire flies en-route
21:00 Hrs: @ Pethwadi
Dinner Time
Post dinner, Night walk in Jungle for more Fireflies
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Sunday 15 June 2014
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Wake up call
07:00 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea time
08:00 Hrs: Ascend fort
09:00 Hrs: Atop
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Fort Exploration for 1.5 Hrs
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10:30 Hrs:  Descend
11:30 Hrs: Peth Village.
12:30 Hrs: @ Ambivali
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LUNCH Time
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14:30 Hrs: @ Move Karjat  by rick/bus
15:30 Hrs: @ Karjat
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From there by local train 2 mumbai
We will be in mumbai around 19:00 Hrs (Subjective)
The cost of the Trek will be Rs. 800/- per head which includes,
Transportation from Karjat to Karjat, B/f-Tea and 2 veg meals as mentioned.
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Maximum 30 seats
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Things to be carried:
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A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs), (A Must)
Sleeping Bags / Mat, Bedding (A Must)
Torch with spare batteries ( A must)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Raincheaters.
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagdish Patil : 09869369836 / 09702121373
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Dear All
We @ शिखर वेध has planned A one day trek to Bhivgad / Bheemgad near Karjat on Saturday 14th June 2014 …
Hope 2 c u there 2 Njoy …
Brief Introduction about Bhivgad / Bheemgad:-
Height:  803 ft/ 245 meter
Grade:  Simple
Time: ~ Maximum 45 min from Vadap, Base Village
Location: Karjat Region
There isn’t much known about this small fort. A small top, couple of water cisterns, a remnant is all that this fort offers us at the top. However, easy walk and small height, nice view of ranges around makes this a nice, little trek.
Journey Details:-
Catch the Fast local train for Karjat on Saturday 14th June 2014 morning.
Timings r as follows
CST:           06:16
Byculla:      06:23
Dadar:        06:30
Kurla:         06:37
Thane:       06:56
Dombivali:  07:08
Kalyan:      07:16
Karjat:        08:10
Pls do keep a buffer time of 5 mins due to changes in time table
We will meet @ Karjat station … Just Check that if u miss the train … u miss the trek with us…
Breakfast Time
Move 2 Vadap by Rick
09:30 Hrs: Trek Starts
10:30 Hrs: Atop
Lunch, Rest, Explore
13:30 Hrs: Descend
15:00 Hrs: @ Base
16:00 Hrs: @ Karjat
Snacks – Tea Break
We will be in Mumbai around 19:00 hrs (that’s – subjective)
The Estimated expenditure is abt Rs. 300/- per head
This includes Karjat 2 Karjat rick fare, Morning & Evening snacks – Tea
Things To Carry:-
Pls Do carry LUNCH for Saturday (a must)
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food.
Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
A haversack to put all these things
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Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here
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Jagdish Patil : 09869369836 / 09702121373
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/
Website: http://shikharvedh.org/