Dear All,

We @ Shikhar VEDH has arranged a 1 day trip KAAS Plateau Flowers Special along-with visit to Thoseghar waterfall as well on Sunday 5 October 2014 (last batch of the season)

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Tour Cost : Rs 1700/- per head
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Hope 2 cu on trip with us ;-)
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Details r as follows
Brief Introduction about KAAS Valley

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KAAS PLATEAU: A wonderful outing to explore the colourful world of flowers … valley of flowers in Maharashtra  where hundreds of varieties of wild flowers of all colours which blooms in Mid August – Sept end (Da Best Time) … In monsoon the whole area transforms into an unbelievable carpets of flowers like yellow carpets of Smithia and Sonki flowers, Pink carpets of Balsam, Purple carpets of Karvi etc. … These carpets change colors almost every week depending on the dominant flowers during that time.

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Rendezvous: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 22:45 Hrs
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Departure from Dadar on Saturday night 11 pm on 4 October 2014
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Pickup points will be Dadar, Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur, Panvel etc.

We would be heading by Private vehicle.

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The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

 

Sunday 5 October 2014

05:30 Hrs: @ Satara

Breakfast – Tea Time

07:30 Hrs: @ Kaas Plateau – Valley of Flowers in Maharashtra

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Exploration Time, PHotography, Sight seeing

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11:30 Hrs : Move to Thoseghar Waterfall

13:00 Hrs: Lunch Break @ Thoseghar

Thosegar Waterfall Sight-seeing

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15:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Mumbai

We will be in Mumbai around 22:30 hrs (that’s – subjective)

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The Expenditure for the Trip is  Rs. 1700 /- per Head only

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This includes Dadar to Dadar transport by private vehicle, Morning B/f – Tea, Veg Lunch , Entry fees & SHIKHAR VEDH Administration Charges.

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Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 1000/- (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.

 

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

 

Seats r limited … 

 

Note:- Kas valley, is a remote place and do not have touristy facilities … pls keep in mind …

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Things To Carry:-

 

A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet … but pls do carry one …

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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Smoking & 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

Sonya Anchan: 9892813235

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We @ शिखर वेध invite u all for Trip to RANDHA Waterfall, BHANDARDARA, Amruteshwar Temple, Sandhan Valley Kokankada  & Tented Camping on 45 October 2014

Interested people do join us …
Hope 2 c u on trip !!!

Brief info about the place:

Type : Hill Fort

Height : 4500 ft approx

Region : Bhandardara

Grade: Easy

Randha Falls: Randha Falls is a good waterfall to visit. The roaring River Pravara descends down from a height of 170 ft into a beautiful gorge.

BHANDARDARA: 

Wilson Dam: Built in 1910 across River Pravara, Wilson Dam is situated at a height of 150 m above sea level. It’s one of the oldest dams in the country. The opening of sluice gates creates two 60 to 80 feet cascades of water that plummet to the rocks below. It’s a spectacular view. Tourists can amble in the circular garden located at the base of the dam.

Arthur Lake: The clear and placid lake is bounded by thick canopied forests of the Sahyadri hills. The Lake gets its water from the Pravara River. The Lake and its surroundings offer an enchanting spectacle.

” SANDHAN” …. is a beautiful place situated in the Western Ghats near Ratangad. Amidst the water carved valley of 50 to 500 feet deep and around two km long. Experience the heart throbbing crossing of 4 ft deep water pool in the way of rock floored water carved valley.
This will be your memorable trek.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 4th October 2014

Meeting point : Kasara Railway Station at 09:30 Hrs

CST-Kasara Fast local timings as below

07:05 Hrs : CST

07:12 Hrs : Bycullaa

07:18 Hrs : Dadar

07:26 Hrs : Kurla

07:45 Hrs : Thane

07:57 Hrs : Dombivali

08:05 Hrs : Kalyan

09:20 Hrs : Kasara

Move by Private Jeeps

11:30 Hrs : @ RANDHA Waterfall

LUNCH Time @ Bhandardara

Explore Bhandardara … Wilson Dam , Arthour Lake

17:00 Hrs: @ Amruteshwar Temple, Ratanwadi

T- Time

18:00 Hrs : @ Samrad village

20:00 Hrs : Dinner and retire for the day

TENTED ACCOMMODATION

Campfire

Sunday 5th October  2014

06:00 Hrs : Good Morning

Post Breakfast – Tea

Exploration of Sandhan Valley

Visit Kokankada & Ghatghad Dam

Move to Kasara 

En-route Lunch in Hotel (Self- Sponsored)

16:00 Hrs : @ Kasara

from there by local train to Mumbai

will reach in mumbai by 8 pm (Dat’s subjective)

Contribution

The cost for the trip is  Rs 1500/- per head which includes transportation from Kasara to Kasara by Pvt vehicle for 2 days, 1 Breakfast, 2 veg meals & 1 evening refreshment And TENTED Accommodation

Advance amount of Rs. 1000/- per head (Non- Refundable)

Please deposit same amount on following details:

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI bank a/c no : 026801521464
Vartak nagar branch, Thane(w)

IFSC Code: ICIC0000268

Last date to confirm : Wednesday 1 October 2014 till 5 pm
 
Things To Carry: -

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) [MUST]
Sleeping Bag / Mat [MUST]
Torch with extra cell batteries [MUST]

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)

A good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put all these things

Note: It might rain, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373

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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
 
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged our Favourite destination Trek to Sandhan Valley exploration cum rappelling event – Valley of Shadow Trek in November – December 2014
 
Batch Dates ::
 
Batch – 1 ::- 8-9 November 2014
Batch – 2 :: – 15-16 November 2014
Batch – 3 :: – 22-23 November 2014
Batch – 4 :: – 29-30 November 2014
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Batch – 5 ::- 6-7 December 2014
Batch – 6 :: – 13-14 December 2014
Batch – 7 :: – 20-21 December 2014
Batch – 8 :: – 27-28 December 2014
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Event Cost :: Rs 1500/- per head
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Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy again ;-)

Brief Intro about Sandhan:-

Height:~ 4100 ft

Grade: Medium with Thrill
Time: ~ 0.5 hrs from Samrad
Location: Bhandardara region

” SANDHAN” …. is a beautiful place situated in the Western Ghats  near Ratangad. Amidst the water carved valley of 50 to 500 feet deep and around two km long. Experience the heart throbbing crossing of 4 ft deep water pool in the way of  rock floored water carved valley. 
This will be your memorable trek.

Also you will get chance to Rappel down four small patches to reach the base of SANDHAN VALLEY.

Trek Details:

DAY 1 :: Saturday  Nov 2014

Rendezvous : On Telecon

00:15 Hrs :CST
00:23 Hrs: Byculla
00:33 Hrs: Dadar
00:44 Hrs: Kurla
00:50 Hrs: Ghatkopar
01:10 Hrs: Thane
01:32 Hrs: Dombivali
01:40 Hrs: Kalyan
02:56 Hrs: Kasara

03:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Samrad by Private vehicle

05:30 Hrs : – @ Samrad

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Breakfast-T Time
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07:30 Hrs — Move 2 Sandhan
08:00 Hrs — Enter in Sandhan Valley
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We have to go through abt 4-5 feet deep water for about 25-30 meters on the way … its real fun-thrill
Pls do carry extra clothes for da same … 
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12:30 Hrs — Rappelling of 50 ft patch
Lunch time mid way
& then 2 more patches of 20 feet 2 rappel .. 
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17:30 Hrs —  Settle at base
Dinner & Campfire
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Stay in open … near a natural swimming pool
 
Day 2 :: Sunday  Nov 2014
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Wake Up early
08:30 Hrs — Breakfast-Tea
10:00 Hrs — Trek towrds Dehne
12:00 Hrs — @ Dehne
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Lunch time
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14:00 Hrs — @ Move Asangaon by public transport
16:00 Hrs — @ Asangaon station
 
We will be in Dadar around 19:00 hrs ( thats – subjective) … depends on Mega block things

The cost for the entire EVENT is about Rs. 1500 /- per head

Includes Transportation from Kasara 2 Asangaon, 2 meals & Refreshments +  Rappeling Charges

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Please book yourself with advance payment of Rs. 1000/- (Non-refundable) …  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)
IFSC Code : ICIC0000268
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Seats r limited …
Last date to register with advance payment is at least 10 days prior to event batch OR till the registration gets full ….. For  8-9 Nov 2014 (Batch-1) Last date is Thursday 30 Oct 2014 till 5 pm
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Note:- 
Its a group activity so each and every member will be allotted some or other responsibility. Pls do keep space for 1kg at least in your bag.
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Previous memories in form of snaps of our NEW Year special event to Sandhan

https://picasaweb.google.com/104269804834836030230/NewYearTrekSandhanValleyRappelling?authkey=Gv1sRgCMb43pHR9a_cywE

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Things To Carry:-

Pls Do carry Lunch for Saturday (a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Sleeping Mat – Bags (a must)
Tiffin Box, Plate, Spoon ( a must)
Extra Pair of clothes (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, do carry a extra pair as well
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish 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/

Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a trip to Kokan – Sindhudurg Safari (Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Event)  on  31 Oct – 2 Nov 2014

Brief Intro about tour:
Grade           : Easy
Destination   : Vijaydurg, Kunkeshwar, Rameshwar, Sindhudurg Fort, Dolphin Safari, Tsunami Island, Tarkarli Beach, Nivati Beach
Activities       : Snorkeling, Surface Supply Scuba Diving,
Dates           : 
31 Oct – 2 Nov 2014

Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 6500/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and Indian Rupee ₹ 7200/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) — All Inclusive
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:: Indian Rupee ₹ 5000/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and Indian Rupee ₹ 5700/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) — (EXCLUSION :: Scuba Diving , Snorkeling)
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Maximum 25 Participants
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Details as below:

Vijaydurg or Victory Fort:

 

The oldest fort on Sindhudurg coast constructed in the regime of Raja Bhoj of shilahar dynasty in 1205 (construction period 1193-1205). The fort was earlier known as “Gheria” as it is situated in the village “Girye”. Shivaji Maharaj won this fort from Adilshaha of Bijapur in 1653 and renamed it as “Vijay Durg” as the then Hindu solar ear’s name was “Vijay”. Vijay means Victory.

Sprawling over an area of 48 acres, Vijaydurg, fort of victory, was once seized by the British following a bloody battle. They renamed it Fort Augustus. A dilapidated board at the entrance of the fort relates its history. One of the best views of the fort is from the jetty. The fort stretches out into the sea and a walk inside its precincts is worthwhile. Shivaji added triple rows of huge walls, umpteen towers and spacious inner buildings to it and strengthened it in the 17th century.

Kunkeshwar Temple

Kunkeshwar Temple, an ancient Shiva Temple is located in Kunkeshwar village, 14 Kms from Devgad town. A pristine beach with a very long stretch of seashore and white sand adds to the beauty of temple surroundings. This beautiful temple near beach has alluring architecture with reminiscent of South Indian style of temple architecture. Yadav Kings built this temple in 1100 A. D. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who rejuvenated this temple many times was a frequent visitor to this temple. This temple is also famous as Kashi of South Konkan. 

Sindhudurga – Padmagad forts:

 Huge sea rocks of Malvan has easefully shouldered the responsibility of two Forts Sindhudurg & Padmagad on their broad chest. The name of the fort is given to the Sindhudurg district. Tourist from all over the world visit through out the year to see this Maratha glory.The fort was built with the help of huge rocks on the Kurte Island which amazes people & one appreciates imaginative power of Shivaji. In 1664 shivaji erected this fort on 44 acers of land. In Sindhudurg Fort there is ‘Shri Shivarajeshwar temple’ of King Shivaji. Also there are temples of Hanuman, Jarimari mandir and Goddess ‘Bhavani Temple’. Impressions of shivaji’s fingers prints found to be preserved here on one of the wall . Also lies, inside the fort worth seeing temples of Bhavanimata, Shambhu Mahadev, Jirimiri & Mahapurush. All are in good conditions.

Tarkarli Beach
Tarkarli is a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters, located at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. It is 546 k.m. away from Mumbai, 6 kms. south of Malvan, on the west coast of India. This place has gained prominence because of its transparently clear seas, where on a fairly sunny day, one can see the sea- bed up to a depth of 20 feet. This beach can be rightly called as ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg. 

Snorkeling: is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually swim-fins.  Use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort.Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity. The primary appeal is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipmentInline image 3

Dolphin Safari:

SURFACE SUPPLY SCUBA DIVING:

The itinerary for the tour will be as follows: 
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Day 0 :: 
Thursday 30 Oct 2014


Meeting point:
 22:00 Hrs at Pritam Hotel , Dadar (E) - Departure
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Day 1: Friday 31 Oct 2014

 

07:00 Hrs: Breakfast en-route @ Hotel Alankar, HatKhamba

 

11:30 Hrs: Check in Hotel @ Malvan

 

12:00 Hrs: Lunch in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Soundale Fish + Prawns Curry -Unlimited)

 

14:00 Hrs: TSUNAMI Island

 

17:00 Hrs: Tarkarli / Devbaug Beach – FUN Time

 

19:00 Hrs: Snacks – Kanda Bhajji & Tea

 

19:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)

 

21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available -Limited)

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 2: Saturday 1 November 2014

 

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea Time

 

08:00 Hrs – 13:00 Hrs:

DOLPHIN SAFARI ;

Scuba Diving ( Surface Supply – 20-30 mins each ) ; Snorkeling activities (every one can do the snorkeling … Safe & Easy) ; 

AND Visit to Sindhudurg fort

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14:00 Hrs: Lunch Time in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – HALWA  Fish as available -Limited)

 

16:00 Hrs : Nivati Fort & Beach

 

19:00 Hrs: Snacks – Vada Pav & Tea 

19:30 Hrs: Free time for Malvan Market / Beach / Rock Garden etc. (Optional)

 

21:00 Hrs: Dinner (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Paplet / Surmai Fish as available -Limited)

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 3: Sunday 2 November 2014

 

07:30 Hrs: Break Fast (Dhavade + Tea)

08:30 Hrs: Move 2 Achara

 

10:00 Hrs: @ Rameshwar Temple, Achara

 

11:30 Hrs: @ Kunkeshwar Temple

 

12:00 Hrs: Move 2 Vijaydurg

 

12:45 Hrs: @ Rameshwar temple, Girye, Vijaydurg

13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Hotel Suruchi, Vijaydurg (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali)

 

14:00 Hrs: @ Vijay-Durg fort (Guided Tour)

 

Vijaydurg – Exploration

16:30 Hrs: Tea Break & Depart for Mumbai

21:30 Hrs: Dinner @ Hotel Swad, Sangmeshwar (To be borne by Participant as per veg / non veg choice)

Day 4: Monday 3 November 2014

 

05:30 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

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The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 7200/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) &  Indian Rupee ₹ 6500/- per head ( For All Veg meals )
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This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c)Surface Supply ScubaDiving, Snorkeling Charges, Dolphin Safari, Boating charges, Permissions and entry fees, Guide Charges, Food ( Veg & Non Veg Thali as mentioned wherever limited and unlimited), Accommodations ( Rooms with 5 ppl sharing basis)
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NOTE :: (WITHOUT SCUBA Diving, Snorkeling) :: Indian Rupee ₹ 5000/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and Indian Rupee ₹ 5700/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals )
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VIMP Note: 

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Twin sharing accommodation with an extra amount of  Rs 600/- per head And Tripple Sharing accommodation with an extra amount of Rs 400/- per head is possible but the participant has to make arrangement for the company as well
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Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis wid Advance payment only …
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One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 3500/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle, Activity Charges, Boats, Food, Accommodation etc.  into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.

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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: – Tuesday 13th October 2014 , 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .

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Few memories in form of snaps of our previous Konkan – Tour –  as below
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Amazing world of Under – Water
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.438554322860654&type=1
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Girish Palkar:
https://plus.google.com/photos/114454038105398251779/albums/5806420885454461953?banner=pwa
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Vishal Budhavalekar:
https://picasaweb.google.com/104699421488274212758/Malvan?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNPvwc7i157iWg&feat=directlink
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Suhas Sawant: 

https://picasaweb.google.com/105425526563576974836/KonkanTourApril2011ShikharVedh?authkey=Gv1sRgCMuzlYHJvq2VvwE
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Dev
https://picasaweb.google.com/msg4devendrasingh/Malvan?authkey=Gv1sRgCJi_qOr_5-iVOw&feat=directlink&fgl=true&pli=1#
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Aniruddha Misra
https://picasaweb.google.com/112736161027056685175/Malvan?authkey=Gv1sRgCPKnu9DAwdXECg#
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Cap, Good trekking shoes, 

Extra 3 pair of Clothes, a Towel etc.(a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls 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)
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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: 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/

Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged much awaited Rajgad to Torna Trek on 8-9 November 2014

Cost of the event :: Rs 2000/- per head

Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, FOOD & Tented Accommodation
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Brief Introduction about Rajgad / Torna:-

Height:  4182 ft / 4200 ft
Grade:  Medium/Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 2 / 3 hrs from base villages Gunjavane / Velhe
Location: Pune

RAJGAD – The name describes the place itself. The King of all the forts. 
It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji on any fort. He spent almost 25/30 yrs here. Rajgad is famous for its construction. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. These are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjevani Machee, and at the centre is the Ballekilla. 

Padmavati Machee (north end) : This machee is the site of Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, Chor Darwaja, Pali Darwaja, Gunjavane Darwaja, Daru Kothar (storage of arms and ammunition), Diwankhana, Rajwada (ruins), Ghod Tale (Horse Lake), Sadar (office) and Dhalkathi (flag hoisting place).

Sanjeevani Machee (southwest/west end) : This huge, beautiful and royally constructed machee faces west and has a three-stepped (layered) fortified structure. Each of the lower levels is separated from the higher one by a fortified bastion with a gate that could be defended independently. The lowest level is beautifully fortified by double curtain walls (chilkhathi) separated by a deep trench, on average 12 feet across. One can walk between these walls. The outer wall has openings to let soldiers out for sudden attack.

Suvela Machee (south east) : This is another grand machee facing east with lots of secret routes and doorways. This one is a double-stepped fortified machee with the steps separated by a beautiful bastioned doorway. At the end of first step a hole cuts across the rock; one can sit in this hole (nedhe). The final (lowest) step like Sanjeevani Machee has a double curtain wall. To the south side of this machee one can see a beautiful triangular bastion called Kaleswari buruz having an escape door near it. The home of the renowned military leader Tanaji Malusare was in this machee.

Bale Killa (centre) : This is the highest part of the fort which has remains of palaces, water cisterns and caves. It has a beautiful entrance door called Mahadarwaja. One can view the whole fort and the vast surrounding expanse.

TORNA :- The fort is also known as Prachandagad (huge fort), due to its massive size. In 1646, when Shivaji was 16, he launched his first military attack by capturing Torna fort, paving the way for the great empire. Many battles have been fought on this fort. The fort is truly grand and stretches for couple of kilometers.

Fascinating points on Torna fort:

Goddess Toranjai: it is a simple temple where goddesses Somjai and Toranjai are worshiped. Ahead we can see the lakes toran and mhasoba.

Maal and Safeli Bastions: On the west of Kothji Darwaja are the bastion maal, and the latter one is to the south of the former. Near Safeli is the construction called lakadkhaana, where wood was stored. Here is the way to Kokan Darwaja and Budhla Machi.

Budhla Machi: In Marathi ‘budhla’ means vessel, and budhla machi looks like a vessel kept upside down. This cliff is a breathtaking spot on the fort.

Bini Darwaja: This is the main entrance to the fort from velhe and is situated to the northwest of the fort. The bastion on the left side has collapsed. The path ahead leadsto the Kothi Darwaja.

Kothi Darwaja: Ascending the steps carved in the rock, we enter the Kothi Darwaja facing east. Here we come across some guard rooms. Way along the wall towards east takes us to the temple of goddess Toranjai.

Hanuman Bastion: This bastion is situated to the east of Kothi Darwaja. Here we can see the idol of hanuman facing south and a flag post. The way ahead leads to the bastion Bhel. Further eastwards we come to Zunjar Machi.

Temple of goddess Mengai: this is the only place on the fort where one can stay. It has two doors and the roof is stillin the needs of repairs. In front of the temple is a Deepmala.

Zunjar Machi: It is situated on the western side & a wonderful spot to see.

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below: 

Rendezvous:

Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:45 Hrs on Friday 7th Nov 2014
23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar
Pick-ups en-route Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur etc. 
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Saturday 8th Nov 2014
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05:00 Hrs : @ Gunjavane, Base Village
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Finish off Morning activities , Breakfast & Tea
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06:30 Hrs : Ascend to Rajgad
08:45 Hrs : Atop Rajgad

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Explore Padmavati machi, Balekilla & Suvela Machi
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13:00 Hrs : Lunch time @ Padmavati Temple
14:30 Hrs : Move 2 Sanjivani Machi

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Explore Sanjivani Machi
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16:15 Hrs : Descend from Alu Darwaja
18:30 Hrs : @ Paal-Khind 

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Retire for da day & Prepare Dinner & Tented accommodation … 
Note: 1 Tent will be distributed among 3-4 ppls group as per size and They have to carry out the burden of same alternately till the trek ends.

A CAMP FIRE SESSION —
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Sunday 9th Nov 2014
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05:00 Hrs : Wake up call
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Finish off Morning activities

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06:30 Hrs : Breakfast – Tea
06:30 Hrs : Move to Torna

10:30 Hrs : Torna Atop
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Explore Torna gad, Lunch, Rest 

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14:00 Hrs : Descend
16:30 Hrs : Refreshment – Tea
17:00 Hrs : Start return journey back 2 Mumbai by private vehicle
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We will be @ Dadar by 22:30 Hrs (Subjectively)
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The Estimated expenditure of the trek is Rs 2000/- per head, which includes Travel expenditure from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, 3 veg meals, Refreshments & Tented accommodation

For registration, Rs. 1000/- (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle charges & Food arrangement is a must …
Deposit the amount on following account.

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

Maximum 25 seats …
Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on Thursday 30th November, 2014 till 5 pm
Things To Be carried:

A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs – must),
TORCH with extra batteries (Compulsory),
Bedding ( Compulsory)
TIFFIN BOX, A spoon and a plate (a must)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes,
2-3 papers, Cap, etc.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good 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.


For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

We @ Shikhar VEDH has arranged a two day tour to Dolphin Safari & Dapoli – Anjarle – Harnai – Murud as well on 11-12 October 2014
Hope 2 cu on trip with us ;-)
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Details r as follows

A weekend at one of the beautiful beaches of Konkan. 

Dapoli is such one famous and beautiful beaches of Konkan sector also known for cute dolphins. Dolphin safari is one of the activity carried out at this beach with other water sports too.

Dapoli is an Exotic location to chill out and most interesting thing is  “Fish Auction at Harnai Bandar” which will be main Attraction of this tour.

Suvarnadurg Fort, also known as Harnai Bunder, lies off the beautiful Harnai coast. It is a small sea port built by great emperor Shivaji to effectively counter the attacks by Sindhis. Of late the fort had been converted to a ship building port in Maharashtra.
The Fort was exceptional in its appearance; most of the parts are in ruins. It brings the remembrance of the construction abilities of Maratha architects. It is a fort visited by many tourists, especially those who are fond of architecture, history and archeology.

Itinerary for the Trek is as follows:
Rendezvous: Friday 10 October 2014 – 22:45 Hrs @ Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E)

Saturday 11 October 2014

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06:00 Hrs: @ Anjarle village

Breakfast & Tea Time

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Exploration Time, Photography, Sight seeing – Anjarle Beach , Kadyavarcha Ganpati 

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13:00 Hrs: Lunch Break

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Harnai Harbour – Exploration

Harnai Beach Time

Fish Auction

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Dinner

Overnight in Home Stay

Sunday 12 October 2014

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06:00 Hrs : Wake up call

Murud beach

Breakfast – Tea

Dolphin Safari & Suvarnadurg fort visit

water sports ( 2 b borne by participants )

Lunch Time

Depart to Mumbai

Time permit en-route visit Panhalekaji Caves

 

We will be in Mumbai around 22:00 hrs (that’s – subjective)

The Expenditure for the Trip is  Rs. 3200 /- per Head (Non-Veg)  & Rs 2800/- per head (Veg)

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This includes Dadar to Dadar transportation, 2 refreshments, 3 Meals , and Quadruple sharing accommodation ,Boat charges

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Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Some ready to eat food – Plum cakes, biscuits etc.

Extra pair of clothes

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

Jagdish Patil : 09869369836 / 09702121373

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Dear All,We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged a much awaited Trekkers Paradise-Harishchandrgad via Nalichi Waat  Ascend Trek on 11-12th Oct 2014

Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy again 

Brief Introduction about Harishchandragad:

Height: 1412 meters (4510 feet)
Grade:Tough+Thrill
Time: ~ 8 hrs from Belpada, Base Village
Location: Nagar region

Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the Medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate on Taramati/Rohidas in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.

Taramati: 
This is the topmost point on the fort. It is the second highest peak in Maharashtra after kalsubai. Leopards are seen in the forests beyond this peak. From here we can have a glimpse of the whole range of Naneghat and the forts near Murbad.

Konkan Kada:
 The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra’s hood.
Kedareshwar: The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water.
Journey Details:
Rendezvous
@ Kalyan ST Depo at 22:15 Hrs on Friday 10th October 2014
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Saturday 11th October 2014
03:00 Hrs: @ Walivare / Belpada
Rest
Morning B/f- Tea,
07:00 Hrs: Ascend
Lunch in between …
3-4 rock patches 2 b climb en-route
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16:00 Hrs: @ Konkankada
Sunset View from Konkankada
Stay either @ Koknakada / Harishchandragad Cave
Dinner
Good Night
Sunday 12th October 2014
Breakfast – Tea time
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09:00 Hrs: Descend via Tolar Khind
13:00 Hrs: @ Khireshwar
Lunch Time
16:00 Hrs: @ Khubi Phata
17:30 Hrs: Depart for Mumbai
We will reach Kalyan 21:30 hrs (That’s Subjective)This will be a tough trek as far stamina is concerned …
Max. 25 participants only

The cost for da Trek is about Rs.1500 per head …
that includes transportation from Kalyan to Kalyan , 2 meals & 2 refreshments, Equipment charges, Shikhar Vedh charges
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Things To Carry: -
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) ( a must)
Lunch for Saturday (a must)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( a must)
Windcheater, 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),
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A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

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Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373
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Dear all,
We @ शिखर वेध, has arranged Trek 2 Raireshwar-Kenjalgad forts in Bhor region on 5 October 2014
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Hope 2 c u on the event with us 2 Njoy nature …
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Details as follows:

Brief intro about the forts as follows:

Raireshwar (4589 feet) :- Tableland of Pachgani is very famous but higher and longer tableland is the plateau of Rayari. It is 8 km away from Bhor. It looks beautiful in monsoon. Raireshwar was considered to develop as a hill station & in real sense it is hill station.  Raireshwar is historically important, Shivaji Maharaj took the Oath of Swaraj in a temple of Lord Shiva. After this he kept on conquering forts and established Swaraj. This temple is situated rather deep in the interior, hence not seen in first glance. A temple surrounded by hills, surroundings covered by natural beauties. Stone structured temple of the 16th century is the main attraction of Raireshwar.

Kenjalgad (4273 feet) is situated on the Mandhardev spur of the Mahadev range eleven miles north-west of Wai. It is a flat-topped hill of an irregular oval shape, about 250 yards long and one hundred yards wide. Khelanja fort is said to have been built by the Bhoj Rajas of Panhala who flourished in the twelfth century.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:
Rendezvous:
Saturday 4th October 2014 :: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (east) @ 23:00 Hrs
Depart from pvt vehicle. Pick up en-route till Panvel
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Saturday 5th October 2014

06:00 Hrs: @ Korle village

Refresh & Breakfast
08:00 Hrs: @ Kenjalgad
Ascend, Explore & Descend
10:00 Hrs: Move to Raireshwar
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11:00 Hrs: @ Raireshwar Atop
Explore for 2 hrs
13:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Raireshwar
14:30 Hrs: Descend 
16:00 Hrs: @ Korle village
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En-route visit 2 Nageshwar temple @ Ambavade & Pant Sachiv of Bhor Shankaraji Narayan Samadhi & Suspension bridge built in 1935
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17:00 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai
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En-route evening refreshments

We will be in Dadar around 22:30 hrs (that’s – subjective)

The Cost for the trek is abt Rs. 1400 /- per head
This includes Mumbai to Mumbai transportation by non-ac private vehicle, 1 veg meal and 2 refreshments 

Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 900/- (Non-refundable) to book for private vehicle … Deposit the amount on following account.

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code: ICIC0000268

Seats r limited … MAXimum 15 members …

Last date 2 confirm ur presence for the trek is Tuesday 30 September 2014 till 5 pm with advance payment OR Till da Registration gets Full …

Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~3 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.
Extra Pair of clothes,
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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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/
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Dear All,

We @शिखर वेध has arranged one day Thrilling Trek to HARIHAR on Sunday 5 Oct 2014 …
Hope 2 c u here :)

Harihar.JPG

Harihar s a triangular massif with sheer vertical walls & edges. The only way up the fort is by climbing rock cut steps in a 70 degree rock edge. There are a couple of caves, water tanks, & a temple atop the fort. The top offers one a birds eye view of the entire region & also gives one the gratification of having gotten over the fear of heights.

Brief Intro about place:-

Forts: Harihar
Base Village : Nirgudpada
Region : Trimbakeshwar, Nasik
Grade: Medium – Thrilling one
Height: 3676 Feet
Trek Itinerary:

Sunday, 5th October 2014

 
Catch fast train from CST at 00:14 Hrs – Time Table as follow
 
00:14 Hrs : CST
00:22 Hrs : Byculla
00:32 Hrs : Dadar
00:43 Hrs : Kurla
00:48 Hrs : Ghatkopar
01:09 Hrs : Thane
01:31 Hrs : Dombivali
01:40 Hrs : Kalyan
02:55 Hrs : Kasara
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Move to Base village by Private jeeps…
  • 05:00 Hrs : Base Village and Rest
  • 06:30 Hrs : Tea and Breakfast
  • 07:30 Hrs : Start Trek.
  • 10:00 Hrs : Reach the fort
  • Explore the fort, lunch and rest.
  • 12:00 Hrs : Descend.
  • 14:00 Hrs : Move to Kasara
  • 16:00 Hrs : Catch local train to Mumbai
  • 19:00 Hrs : Reach Mumbai (Dats’s Subjective)              
The cost for the trek is  Rs. 700/- per head
That Includes Transportation from Kasara to Kasara by Private Jeep, breakfast and Evening refreshments etc

Since its a thrilling one day trek … seats r limited …

Deposit Rs. 500/- per head (Non-Refundable) on following A/c for vehicle reservation

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 1st October 2014, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

Some memories in form of snaps from our previous attempt

https://picasaweb.google.com/jagdishlove/Harihar#

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
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Dipak Kumkar (Leader) : 9920206292
Jagadish Patil (Organizer) : 09702121373 / 09869369836
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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध has arranged 1 day Kalu Waterfall Trek on Thursday 2nd October 2014 (Gandhi-Jayanti Holiday)… 

Hope 2 cu on trek with us to NJoy

Brief Introduction about Kalu Waterfall:

Grade: Easy
Time: ~ 2.5 hrs from Base Village – Savarne
Location: Malshej

Kalu Waterfall: This is very famous waterfall in the Malshej region. Total height is about 1200 feet, drops in about five patches. The trek to the Kalu Waterfall near the Malshej Ghat is just to experience its awesome power and strength is an experience in itself.

 

Plan:
Meet at Prtiam Hotel, Dadar (E) at 05.45 hrs sharp on Thursday 2nd October 2014
We will be heading to base village by private vehicle
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05:50 Hrs: Departure from Dadar by Private Vehicle
08:30 Hrs: B/f – Tea Break @  Hotel Samarth , Saralgaon
10:00 Hrs: @ Thitabi village
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Round of Instructions, Intro’s etc.
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10:00 Hrs: Trek Starts to the Kalu Waterfall
12:30 Hrs: @ Kalu waterfall, below the 4th patch
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Rest, Fun time, Lunch time
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15:00 Hrs: Descend
17:30 Hrs: Evening snacks / T @ Hotel on the way
18:00 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai
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We will reach Dadar by 22:00 Hrs on Sunday (Subjective to traffic)
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The Cost of the trek would be Rs. 900/- per head

The above cost includes

  • Travel from Dadar to Dadar by Private Vehicle ( Non – A/c )
  • 2 Refreshments + T
  • Shikhar Vedh Charges

Since its a one day trek … seats r limited …

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Deposit Rs. 500/- (Non-Refundable) advance on following A/c for vehicle reservation

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code: ICIC0000268

Last date for registration: – Monday 29th September 2014, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

Some memories in form of snaps from our last year trek

1) https://www.facebook.com/contact.sankalp/media_set?set=a.10151248714719669.511159.538449668&type=3

2) https://picasaweb.google.com/m7vandana/KaluWaterfallOctober32011?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOeaw6uorMGtfQ&feat=directlink

3) https://plus.google.com/photos/106891255370107929951/albums/5660199609813946177?banner=pwa

Note: We have to cross the stream (Knee – depth) 3 times  on this trek … U can try floaters with good grips if u r comfortable with it …

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
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373
.
Also join us @

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Facebook Group: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/
Website: http://shikharvedh.org/