Dear All,

We @ शिखरवेध has arranged a one more tough – thrill day trek to Bhimashankar – Padargad on Sunday 30 November 2014  …

Hope 2 c u on trek .
Brief Introduction about Padargad:-

Height:  2002 ft

Grade:  Medium-Thrill
Time: ~ Maximum 3 hrs from Khandas, Base Village

Journey Details:-

Saturday 29th November 2014

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Meeting Point : PAREL ST DEPO at 22:00 Hrs

Depart to Manchar by ST bus

Saturday 30th November 2014

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04:00 Hrs – @ Manchar bus depo

Rest for some time

From there by public transport to Bhimashannkar

07:30 Hrs – @ Bhimashankar

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NOTE : Pune Participant can catch first bus to bhimashankar @ 5 am from Shivajinagar bus depo & Meet us @ Bhimashankar

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Temple Darshan

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08:30 Hrs : Breakfast Time
09:00 Hrs: Trek 2 Padargad

10:30 Hrs : @ Padarwadi
12:30 Hrs: Atop Padargad

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Lunch,Rest,Explore

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14:30 Hrs: Descend
18:00 Hrs: @ Khandas

Evening refreshments

19:30 Hrs: @ Neral / Karjat

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

The cost of the Trek is abt Rs. 800 /- per head

This includes Parel to Bhimashankar by ST Bus & Khandas 2 Neral / Karjat rick fare, Morning & Evening refreshments, Tea + SHikhar Vedh Charges

Maximum 30 seats

A blog entry about the trek is as below :

http://sites.google.com/site/jagdishlove/padargad

Things 2 Carry:

LUNCH for the day ( a must)

Water Bottle (~3 Ltr) ( a must)

Some ready 2 eat food-Plum cakes, biscuits etc

Good trekking shoe ACTION Preferably

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

A haversack to put all these thing

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 Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Websitehttp://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध is glad to announce Overnight trek 2 Rajmachi on 29-30 November 2014 … Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy …
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Rajmachi, located in the Lonavala region is accessible from both Karjat as well as Lonavala. The village of Udhewadi lies on the massive plateau that greets one on getting to Rajmachi. The twin forts of Srivardhan & Manoranjan grace the backdrop of the village.
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A little distance down from the village lies a serene and beautiful lake called Uday Sagar Talav, no trek to Rajmachi is complete without taking a dip in this lake.
Behind the lake lies an ancient Monolith, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Here is some info abt the forts: – Srivardhan & Manoranjan

Height: 3000/2700 feet above MSL
Grade: Easy
District: Pune
Region: Lonavala
Base Village: Lonavala/Kondivade

Plan:

Rendezvous: Meet at 08:00 Hrs (Sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on Saturday 29 November 2014

Train Timings for Mumbai People

22105: Indrayani Express

05:40 Hrs: CST
05:50 Hrs: Dadar
06:10 Hrs: Thane
06:35 Hrs: Kalyan
07:15 Hrs: Karjat
08:05 Hrs: Lonavala
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Notes:
 1) Those staying on the central line enroute can hop in at Dadar-Thane-Kalyan-Karjat
2) People close by Panvel can avail ST facility & get down @ Lonavala bus depo

PUNE people

Catch Pune -Lonavala local … Timings as follows

06:30 Hrs: Pune Staion
06:36 Hrs: ShivajiNagar
06:41 Hrs: Khadki
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06:53 Hrs: Pimpri
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07:55 Hrs: Lonavala

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 29 November 2014

08:10 Hrs: @ Lonavala railway station


Intro & Breakfast – Tea time

08:30 Hrs: Public transport till Fanaswadi

10:00 Hrs: @ Fhanaswadi

Walk / Hike from Fhanaswadi to Rajmachi (~2.5hrs / 8kms)


12:30 Hrs: @ Rajmachi

Lunch – Rest Time

16:00 Hrs: Move 2 Shrivardhan fort

Explore & post sunset back 2 village

Dinner & Stay in villager house
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Campfire

Sunday 30 November 2014

06:00 Hrs: Wake up call

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Explore 
Manaranjan fort
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Breakfast / Tea in village
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09:00 Hrs – Dip in Uday sagar Talav
09:30 Hrs – Descend from Rajmachi to Kondhane (~3.5 hrs)
12:00 Hrs – @ Kondhane caves

13:30 Hrs – Lunch @ Hotel Sankalp, Kondhane
16:00 Hrs – @ Karjat Railway station

We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 19:00 Hrs (That’s Subjective)

The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1200/- & would include:

> Lonavala-Phanasrai by public transport

> 2 Breakfast, 3 Veg meals

> Kondhane-Karjat by tumtum

Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
Sleeping bags / Mats (a must)
Torch with extra pair of battery ( a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
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

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 organized Trek to new destination Chakdev – Parbat – Mahimandangad on 22-23 November 2014

CHAKDEV FORT” (3,228 ft) Situated in dense forests surrounded by river Koyna is the fort of Chakdev. Chakdev stands tall midst the evergreen forests of Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and mesmerizes you with its beauty.

There is an entire village on the mountain top with old Lord Shiva Temple; this village is very clean and scenic.

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below: 

Rendezvous:

Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:45 Hrs on Friday 21st Nov 2014

23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar
Pick-ups en-route Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur etc.
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Saturday 22nd Nov 2014
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06:00 Hrs : @ Shindi Base Village
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Finish off Morning activities , Breakfast & Tea
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07:30 Hrs : Ascend Mahimandangad
08:30 Hrs : Atop Mahimandangad

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Explore the fort
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11:00 Hrs : Move 2 Chakdev
13:00 Hrs : @ Chakdev
 
Lunch – Rest time
 
15:30 Hrs : Explore the place – temple, 45 mins trek to view the ladder & Surrounding
18:00 Hrs : Back 2 village

Retire for da day & Have Dinner

A CAMP FIRE SESSION —
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Sunday 23rd Nov 2014
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06:00 Hrs : Wake up call
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Finish off Morning activities

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07:00 Hrs : Breakfast – Tea
07:30 Hrs : Ascend to Parvat

09:30 Hrs : Atop
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Explore Parvat – Jom Mallikarjun Temple

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11:00 Hrs : Descend Back to the village
13:00 Hrs : @ Village … Lunch, Rest 
14:00 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


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 13th 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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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

We शिखर वेध announce one day Trek 2 Pabargad near Bhandardara –  a less trodden path on Sunday 16 Nov 2014

Hope 2 c u 2 NJoy with us

Brief Introduction abt Paabargad:

Height: ~ 4200 feet
Grade:Medium

Time: ~ 2.5 hrs from Guhire
Location: Bhandardara region
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Journey Details:
Rendezvous:  Saturday 15 Nov 2014 @ 23:15 Hrs @ Pritam Hotel, Dadar (e)

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23:30 hrs: Departure from Dadar by private vehicle

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Sunday 16th November 2014

05:00 hrs: @ Bhandardara

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Breakfast – Tea Time

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07:00 hrs: @ Guhire village

07:30 hrs: Trek to Paabargad

11:00 hrs:  Atop
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Exploration, Lunch, and rest for 2 hrs

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13:00 hrs: Descend
15:00 hrs: @ Guhire

16:00 hrs: @ Bhandardara sight seeing

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Evening refreshments

17:30 hrs: @ Depart 2 Mumbai

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

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Max 15 participants

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The cost of the trek is about Rs. 900/- per head only
Includes Transportation charges from Mumbai to Mumbai by private vehicle, Morning and Evening Refreshments, Guide Contri
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Deposit Rs. 500/- per head (Non-Refundable) advance on following A/c 

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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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Things To Carry

Lunch For Sunday (Must)

Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (Must)

Torch with spare batteries (must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars

Some ready 2 eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuit

Extra Pair of clothes

Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION

Personal basic medical kit

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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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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 much awaited Trekkers Paradise- Harishachandragad – Nalichi Waat Descend Trek & Moonlight Camping @ Kokankada on Saturday-Sunday 6-7th December 2014 … Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy againBrief Introduction about Harishchandragad:

Height: 1412 meters (4510 feet)
Grade:Tough+Thrill
Time: ~ 2 hrs from  Pachnai/ 8 hrs from Belpada … Base Villages
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:
Rendezous: On Telecon
Saturday 6th December 2014
00:14 Hrs :CST
00:22 Hrs: Byculla
00:32 Hrs: Dadar
00:43 Hrs: Kurla
00:49 Hrs: Ghatkopar
01:09 Hrs: Thane
01:31 Hrs: Dombivali
01:40 Hrs: Kalyan
02:55 Hrs: Kasara
 
3 Hrs rest @ Kasara Railway station
06:45 Hrs:  Depart 2 Rajur by Bus / Jeep
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Breakfast in bus ( Pls do carry da same)
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10:00 Hrs: Move 2 Pachnai village by ST / Jeep
11:30 Hrs: @ Pachnai village
12:00 Hrs: Lunch
13:00 Hrs: Ascend
15:00 Hrs: Harishchandragad
Evening Tea
18:00 Hrs: @ Konkankada
 
Sunset View from Konkankada
 
Dinner Time
 
Good Night – Tented Accommodation Moonlight Camping @ Kokankada (Pournima Time)

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.
Sunday 7th December 2014
06:30 Hrs: Breakfast , Tea
07:30 Hrs: Descend via Nalichi Waat – a thrilling experience – abt 4-5 rock patches
13:00 Hrs: Packed Lunch @ Water source point , Rest
17:00 Hrs: @ Belpada – Valivare village
Depart 2 Kalyan by private jeeps

We will reach Kalyan 21:00 hrs (That’s Subjective)
This will be a tough 1 …
Max. 25 participants onlyFew memories in form of snaps from our last year Adventure Nalichi waat- Descend

Sonya Anchan: https://picasaweb.google.com/104269804834836030230/HarishchandragadNalichiVaatDescend?authkey=Gv1sRgCP7fpoHUlq7jhgE#
Shashank Gore: 
https://plus.google.com/photos/102866317364340885886/albums/5675122564119746961?banner=pwa
Dipak : https://plus.google.com/photos/101549580594798164705/albums/5675286497660417265?authkey=CNHM08WL7seYigE
Chetan Rane : https://picasaweb.google.com/107651393759348468883/HarishchandraGad

The cost for da Trek is about Rs.1700 per head
tht includes transportation from Kasara to Kalyan , 3 veg meals & 2 refreshments & TENTED ACCOMODATION

Deposit Rs. 1000/- per head (Non-Refundable) advance on following A/c for Food & vehicle booking
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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: – Thursday 4th December 2014, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

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Things To Carry: -
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) ( a must)
Breakfast for Saturday (a must)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( a must)
Tiffin Box 2 carry packed Lunch on Sunday (a must)
Windcheater , Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
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 @ Shikhar Vedh invites all enthusiastic and like minded people to explore historical places around Aurangabad on 22-23rd November 2014.

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Cost of the tour:: Rs 4200/- per head only  and it includes - 

> Travel from Dadar to Dadar by Private Vehicle

> Stay in Hotel on Quadruple sharing basis (Non A/C)
> Twin sharing will cost Rs 300/- per head extra and Tripple sharing will cost Rs 200/- per head extra and have to bring companion for the same

> 3 Veg meals &  refreshments

> All entry fees and guide charges

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About Aurangabad: 
Since the earliest times Aurangabad played a vital role in shaping the history and culture of the region. It was the centre of intense socio-political activities, the Set of learning, the seat of religious movements. During its long and undeterred course of history it has contributed in the filed of art, architecture, sculpture, paintings, dress and ornaments, food dishes and language etc. Centers like Paithan, Devgiri, Aurangabad, Ajanta, Ellora attracted large number of saints, poets, men and literature and artisans from all over the country. Hence, it remained a meeting place of different life-styles including faiths. Therefore the district holds the visitors spellbound with its ancient and medieval charms.
Places We will be exploring are : –
1) Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki,
2) Ajanta Caves, 
3) Ellora Caves,
4) Ghrushneshwar Temple, 
5) Bhadra Maruti Temple,
6) Daulatabad / Devgiri Fort etc.
The itinerary for the event is as below: –
Friday 21st November 2014
22:15 Hrs: Meet at Pritam Hotel, Dadar (e)
Depart from Mumbai

Day 1 – Saturday 22nd November 2014 
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07:00 Hrs: Freshen up and Breakfast on the way
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09:00 Hrs: Visit to Ajanta Caves – Guided Tour
12:30 Hrs: Lunch time
13:30 Hrs: Travel towards Aurangabad
17:00 Hrs: 
Visit to Bibi ka Maqbara 

19:00 Hrs: @ Aurangabad - Check into the Hotel
Shopping Time
Dinner and retire for the day

Day 2 – Sunday 23rd November 2014

Wake up early, Freshen Up
07:00 Hrs: – Breakfast – Tea Time
08:00 Hrs: – @ Daulatabad / Devgiri Fort – Guided Tour
LUNCH Time
13:00 Hrs: @ Bhadra Maruti Temple
14:00 Hrs: @ 
Visit to Ellora Caves 
18:00 Hrs: @ Ghrishneshwar Temple
19:00 Hrs: Start Journey towards Mumbai

DINNER on the High-way (To b borne by participant as per choice veg / non -veg)
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Day 3 : Monday 24 November 2014 
04:00 – 05:00 Hrs :: Reach Mumbai approx.
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The Cost of the tour would be Rs 4200/- per head only  and the above cost includes - 

> Travel from Mumbai to Mumbai by Private Vehicle

> Stay in Hotel on Quadruple sharing basis (Non A/C)
> Twin sharing will cost Rs 300/- per head extra and Tripple sharing will cost Rs 200/- per head extra and have to bring companion for the same
> 3 Veg meals &  refreshments
> All entry fees and guide charges

The above cost excludes – Cold drink and mineral water charges, Camera charges, anything other than mentioned in the cost includes.
Note: The use of tripod and flash photography is not allowed in Ajanta Caves.

One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 2500/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle and Accommodation 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

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 11 November 2014, 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .

Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Cap, 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 our Favourite destination Trek to Sandhan Valley exploration cum rappelling event – Valley of Shadow Trek in 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
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” 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 27 Dec 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 28 Dec 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 thingsThe 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 is Wednesday 24 Dec 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/

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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध are glad to announce One day BIKE Ride to Malshej Ghat and Shivneri Fort on Sunday, 19th October 2014.

Details are as follows

Brief Introduction about Malshej Ghat:-

Malshej Ghat (माळशेज घाट) is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India. The site is nestled in the lofty rugged hills of the Western Ghats.A nice view of valleys is one of the major attraction here. The view from behind the MTDC resort is a must-see. It is also famous for dark woods and the animals inside. These animals includes tigers, leopards, rabbits and peacocks etc. But truly a famous place near Malshej Ghat is Khireshwar which is 2/3 km from rest house. Through Khireshwar village, one can visit the famous Harishchandragad,kokankada a paradise of trekkers. A beautiful Pimplejoga dam also. One of the beauties here are many waterfalls in the hilly regions. Various waterfalls from small up to the huge ones are really worth to see and many are right next to the highway in the mansoon.

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The birthplace of legendary Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, The Shivneri Fort is not very far (approximately 40 km) from Malshej Ghat which is in Junnar region.

 

Brief Introduction about Shivneri Fort (शिवनेरी किल्ला): -

 

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Shivneri Fort (शिवनेरी किल्ला) is a 17th-century military fortification located near Junnar. It is the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of Maratha Empire.

Shahaji, Chatrapati Shivaji’s father, was a general in the army of the Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. He was concerned for the safety of his wife Jijabai during her pregnancy as there was constant warfare going on. He therefore moved his family to Shivneri fort. Shivneri is a highly defensible location, with steep rocks on four sides and a strongly built citadel.

Chhatrapati Shivaji was born at the fort on 19 February 1630, and spent his childhood there.he got his name SHIVBA here. Inside the fort is a small temple dedicated to the goddess Shivai Devi, after whom Shivaji was named.

The highest point of the fort is at a height of 3500 feet above the sea level. The Junnar taluka lies at the foot of this fort. One more thing about Junnar taluka is that it has the highest density of leopard population in the country.

Some of the attraction places in and around Shivneri Fort are given below:

a. Badami Talao: This is a small lake at the centre of Shivneri Fort

b. Goddess Shivai Temple: There is a small temple of goddess Shivai inside the fort. Shivaji was in fact named after this goddess.

c. Lenyadri Caves: We can see the Lenyadri caves just two kilometerss away from Shivneri fort. The history says that Parvathi wanted have Vinayak as her son and performed penance at this caves for nearly 12 years.

d. Shiv Janmasthan: This is the birth place of Shivaji. It is considered by local people as religious place and also called locally as Shiv mandir.

 

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The itinerary for the Event is as given below,

We will be going via Thane-Kalyan-Murbaad-Nagar Road, NH-222. We will be doing around 300Km journey.

06:00 am : Assemble @ Teen Hath Naka Flyover, Thane.

07:25 am: Breakfast Enroute

07:45 am: Move

08:30 am: Malshej Ghat

Explore surrounding Mountain Region, enjoy view.

09:00 am: Move towards Shivneri Fort

10:30 am: Shivneri Fort Base

10:45 am: Start Shivneri Ascend

11.30 am: Atop Shivneri Fort

Fort Exploration

01.00 pm: Start Descend

01.30 pm: at Base of fort.

02.00 pm: Lunch in Junnar

03.00 pm: Depart for Mumbai

Enroute Visit to Pimpaljoga Dam, enjoy a beautiful greenary and dam.

Evening Snacks / Tea on the way

We will be in mumbai around 20:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)

The Estimated expenditure for Ride is abt Rs. 600 /- per head

This includes morning reefreshment, Lunch & evening refreshments and Shikhar Vedh Charges.

Other Cost for the event:

Bikers have to bear their bike’s fuel expenses by themselves & pillion rider. (In case, of a single rider, the petrol and maintenance charges have to be paid by him alone.)

In case of a single rider, we will let u know about pillion’s availability if required.

VIMP NOTE:

1) Max. Bikes will be 15 only … Max. participant wud be 30

***Some Important Instructions those who Registered ***

1. All bikers would have to follow the rules and regulations.

2. All person need to carry Identity proof (Must), Bike’s Legal Papers, Helmet (Must), (Valid Driver’s License, RC Book, Insurance papers and PUC is must)

3. We would check for the license and papers at the start of the ride for every biker, and if any paper is not found in place, the members would not be allowed to ride with us. Note: As there is now regular checking happens near Khandala Exit.

4. Over-speeding will not be tolerated as usual, because mishaps cost yours as well as whole group’s time.

KINDLY NOTE THAT ALL THE ABOVE ‘ON THE FACE’ POINTS ARE DRAFTED JUST TO REACH OUR DESTINATION ON TIME. HENCE, TOTAL CO-OPERATION WOULD BE REQUIRED.

“Shikhar Vedh” would not be responsible for any uncertainties happening to him and also the members who accompanies him.

It’s advisable to get your bike Serviced / Repaired before the ride so that we all can have safe ride.

Things To Carry:-

Pls Do carry LUNCH for Sunday (a must)

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Some ready to eat food.

Plum cakes, biscuits etc.

A cap, 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

Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

 

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Ganesh Gajare (L): 09833351478 / 07738374948

Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836 / 09702121373

Also join us @

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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध has arranged Vasota Jungle Trek in Koyna Forest Sanctuary along with a visit to Ajinkyatara Fort & Lakeside Camping on 13-14 December 2014

Hope 2 cu on trek with us

The Cost of the Trek is : Rs 2700/- per head

Includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation by Private Vehicle, Launch ferry Charges, Forest entry charges, Guide contri, 3 refreshments, 2 Veg. meals & Tented accommodation
Brief Introduction about Vasota – Nageshwar:

Height: 4267 feet
Grade: Easy
Time: ~ 2 hrs from MetIndavali
Location: Koyna region

VASOTA-NAGESHWAR: Situated in dense forest, surrounded by river Koyna, fort of Vasota is according to ‘Dnyaneshwari’ a resting place 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 Shivsagar Lake in east & Konkan on west, wonderful cave @ Nageshwar makes this fort special for amateur trekkers & photographers

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Rendezvous: Departure from Dadar by private vehicle on Friday 12 December 2014 at 22:30 Hrs

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Saturday 13 December 2014

07:00 Hrs: @ Bamnoli

Breakfast – T

Launch Ride

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10:00 Hrs: @ Met Indavali

Ascend

13:00 Hrs: Vasota Atop

Exploration, LUNCH

(Note: Time permits we may visit Nageshwar Cave as well)

17:00 Hrs: @ Met Indavali

19:00 Hrs: @ Bamnoli

Dinner & stay lakeside (TENTED ACCOMMODATION)

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Sunday 14 December 2014

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Wake up early morning & freshen up

Breakfast & Tea

09:30 Hrs: @ Kas Lake

10:30 Hrs: @ Yavteshwar Temple

11:30 Hrs: @ Ajinkyatara atop

Lunch @ Hotel

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14:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Mumbai

We will be in Mumbai arnd 22:00 hrs (that’s-subjective)

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Some Memories inform of snaps are here:

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http://picasaweb.google.com/vishal.is.clear/VasotaNageshwarGovalkot?feat=directlink#

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http://picasaweb.google.com/ganeshgajre/Vasota_nageshwar_govind_collection?feat=directlink#

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/anuragp/sets/72157623527899240/

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https://picasaweb.google.com/109499071087821063906/VasotaNageshwar?authkey=Gv1sRgCIDf3bvcupGyqAE

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The Cost of theTrek is : Rs 2700/- per head

Includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation by Private Vehicle, Launch ferry Charges, Forest entry charges, Guide contri, 3 refreshments, 2 Veg. meals & Tented accommodation

For Vehicle booking Plz do advance payment of Rs 1500/- per head (Non-refundable). Deposit money on A/c

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No: 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSc Code :: ICIC0000268

Last date 2 register: Thursday 4 December 2014 till 5 pm OR till da Batch gets full

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Note: – Max. group size would be 24 bcoz of logistic constraints

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Things 2 Carry:

Saturday LUNCH

Water Bottle (~3 Ltr)

Torch

Sleeping Mat-Bag

Tiffin Box, Plate, Spoon (All must)

Some ready 2 eat food-Plum cakes, biscuits etc

Extra Pair of clothes, trekking shoe 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

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 Range trek 2 Ratangad-Harishchandragad Circuit on 19 October 2014 … Hope 2 c u with us 2 Njoy

Note: We r doing only circuit part i.e route only in 1 day and not a visit to any of the forts

Route is Ratanwadi – Ratan-Harish bifurcation point – Katrabai Khind- Kumshet-Pethechi Wadi-Pachani

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Brief Intro abt Ratan-Harishchandragad circuit route

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Height: 4255 ft /4510 ft
Grade:Medium

Endurance: High
Time: ~ 9-10 hrs frm Ratanwadi
Location: IgatPuri-Nagar region
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The Itinerary for the trek: -
Rendezvous:  @ Dadar 23:55 hrs on Saturday 18 Oct 2014

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Catch KASARA slow local … timings as below

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Sunday 19 Oct 2014

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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 from Kasara by Private Jeep

05:30 Hrs: @ Ratanwadi

 

Breakfast – Tea

07:00 Hrs: Ascend 

09:00 Hrs: @ R-H bifurcation point

Ascend Katrabai Khind

11:00 Hrs: @ Katrabai Temple

Descend 2 Kumshet

13:00 Hrs : @ Kumshet- Lunch time

Move 2 Pethyachi wadi

15:30 Hrs: Pethyachi wadi

17:00 Hrs: @ Pachnai

Depart by private vehicle 2 Kasara

Snacks-Tea break enroute

20:00 @ Kasara … from there by local train to Mumbai

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We will be in Mumbai 22:00 hrs (That’s Subjective)

The Cost of the Trek is abt Rs. 1200 /- per head
This includes Kasara to Kasara transport by private vehicle, 2 Refreshments & SV charges

Please book yourself with advance payment of Rs. 700/- per head (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 … MAXimum 25 members …
Last date to register with advance payment is 16th Oct 2014 till 5 pm
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Things To Carry:-
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Pls Do carry LUNCH for Sunday (a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
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
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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373
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Also join us @

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/