Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध is glad to announce HOLI Special Night trek – Pournima Moonlight trail 2 Rajmachi on Friday 6 March 2015

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 23:00 Hrs (Sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on Thursday 5 March  2015

Train Timings for Mumbai People

12163: Chennai Express

20:30 Hrs: Dadar
22:48 Hrs: Lonavala

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17411: Mahalakshmi Express

20:23 Hrs: Dadar
22:58 Hrs: Lonavala

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Notes:
1) Those staying on the central line en-route can hop in at Dadar-Thane-Kalyan-Karjat. Check on देश का मेल, भारतीय रेल website for timings at respective stations
2) If u wish, u can take sleeper class tkt till Lonavala if available; else be in tht compartment for comfortable journey with SL tkts
3) People close by Panvel can avail ST facility & get down @ Lonavala bus depo

PUNE people

Catch Pune -Lonavala local … Timings as follows

21:10 Hrs: Pune Staion
21:16 Hrs: ShivajiNagar
21:21 Hrs: Khadki
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21:33 Hrs: Pimpri
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22:35 Hrs: Lonavala

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Thursday 5 March 2015

23:00 Hrs: @ Lonavala railway station

Walk/Hike from Lonavala to Rajmachi (~4.0hrs/16kms)

Friday 6 March 2015

04:00 Hrs: @ Udhewadi – base Rajmachi
04:30 Hrs: @ Shrivardhan atop
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Rest till dawn
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06:00 – 08:00 Hrs – Explore Shrivardhan fort
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Breakfast  – Tea in village
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09:30 Hrs – Explore Manoranjan fort
11:45 Hrs – Dip in Uday sagar Talav
13:30 Hrs – Lunch (Veg Only)
14:30 Hrs – Move to Lonavala by private jeeps
16:30 Hrs – @ Lonavala Railway station

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From there by train / bus to home …. We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 21.30 PM (That’s Subjective)

The cost of this trek would be Rs. 750/- per head would include:

> Morning Breakfast – Tea, 1 Veg Lunch

> Rajmachi-Lonavala by Jeeps

>Shikhar Vedh Charges


Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (a must)
Sleeping Mat / bags (a must)
Torch with batteries ( 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
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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagdish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373

In case call is not received; please do sms
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Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध have arranged Women Special Trek to Patta FORT (Vishramgad) on Sunday 8 March 2015.

This is the 6th consecutive year SHIKHAR VEDH is organizing Women Special Event (on occasion of International Women Day celebrated on 8 March )

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Brief Introduction about PATTA Fort (VISHRAMGAD) : –
Grade: Easy
Type :Hill Fort

Height : 4562 feet
Region : Nashik
Base village : Pattawaadi
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Fort Patta History
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Patta fort earlier belonged to Mughals but in year 1671,Moropant Pingle was on a mission of capturing forts in Nasik and Baglan range and thus in year 1672,Moropant Pingle was succesful to capture this fort
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Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during raid on Jalna in year 1679 rested for some time near Sangamner and unfortunately the Maratha army was siezed from all sides by Mughal army and Shivaji Maharaj was ill during that time. Bahirji Naik succesfully rescued Shivaji Maharaj and took him to Patta fort. Shivaji Maharaj stayed on this fort for around 1.5 months to recover from illness(After Rajgad and Raigad,Patta is the only fort where Shivaji Maharaj stayed for this much long time)
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Itinerary Details: -
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SUNDAY 8 March 2015
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Meeting point : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) at 06:00 Hrs Sharp
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Packed B/f (Upma + Pohe ) in bus
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08:30 Hrs: Tea – Time @ Baba cha Dhaba , Kasara
10:15 Hrs: @ Pattawadi Base Village
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Ascend
11:00 Hrs: Atop Fort
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2.5 Hr time for Exploration
14:00 Hrs: @ Pattawadi Base
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Lunch, Rest
, Fun Games Time
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15:30 Hrs: Move Mumbai

En-route Photography @ Wind-Mills
Visit to Jatayu Temple @ Taked
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Evening Snacks – Tea on the way
We will be back in Mumbai around 21:30 Hrs (Thats subjective) …

The cost of the trek is about Rs. 1000 / – per head
This includes Transportation from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle ; Morning Breakfast + Tea , Simple Veg Meal, Evening snacks-Tea; Forest Entry fees & SHIKHAR VEDH Charges

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For registration, Rs. 500/- per head (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 Tuesday 3rd March, 2015 till 5 pm
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Things To Carry: -
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Pls do carry A Water Bottle (~2 liters a 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 haversack to put all these things

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For any Clarification and further information call on
Sonya Anchan : 9892813235
Supriya Choudhari : 09881843813

Poonam Angre  : 07506354114
Shraddha Shenvi  : 09820822725

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Jagadish Patil (O) : 09869369836 / 09702121373
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If any of these don’t pick up the call, leave sms with your name and confirmation.

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Dear All

We @ SHIKHAR VEDH have arranged a 300 feet rappelling at Dukes Nose, this also covers a superb and thrilling traverse of almost 1000 feet on 22 February 2015
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Place: Duke’s nose, Lonavala
Base village: Kurvande
Rappelling Height: 300 ft, Traverse 1000 ft.
Date :-  Sunday 22 February 2015

Description ,
Dukes Nose near Khandala which is named after Duke Wellington, is a huge pinnacle seen while traveling from Mumbai to Pune. The sight from top is unique and magnificent as one sees a vast landscape and the winding Mumbai-Pune expressway cutting through the ghats and trains chugging along the tracks.
It’s famous for rappelling, rock climbing and valley crossing activities.
Rappelling (English Name) also known as abseiling (German Name) is a method of a quick and safe descend after a climb. It’s an act of descending a mountain face by sliding down a rope, which is attached to a body harness and fastened to an overhead projection, with sufficient friction provided as to make the speed of descent controllable.

Itinerary of the event :

Sunday 22 February 2015
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Mumbai Participants –
Catch Indrayani Express and get down at Lonavala station
Mumbai CST: 5.37 am
Dadar: 5.46 am
Thane: 6.05 am
Kalyan: 6.30 am
Lonavala: 8.00 am
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Pune Participants:
Catch Pune-Lonavala local and get down at Lonavala station
Pune: 6.27am
Shivaji Nagar: 6.33am
Pimpari: 6.55 am
Dehu Road: 7.04
Talegoan: 7.16 am
Kamshet: 7.30
Lonavala: 7.55 am
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08:00 am – Meet and greet at Lonavala Station.
08:30 am – Reach Dukes Nose base camp and have breakfast.
09:00 am – Start the trek to Dukes Nose.
10:00 am – Training and harnessing followed by the main rappelling event.
17:00 am – Move from base camp towards Lonavala.
18:00 am – Journey ends at Lonavala.
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Cost Of the Event will be Rs. 1500/- per head
This includes Lonavala 2 Lonavala transportation fare for private vehicle
Breakfast & Lunch
All Technical gear and equipment,
Services of expert instructors.

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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 Thursday 19 February 2015 .
Note: -
(Extra rappel will be allowed for Rs 800/- per rappel, if time permits)
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Things to be carried:
A Water Bottle (~2-3 Ltrs),
Camera, Cell Phone, Cap
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes, carry extra pair of shoes or floaters if possible
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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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध has arranged Salher-Salota, Mulher, Mora Trek on 21-22 February 2015
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The Cost of the trek is Rs 2000/- per head,
which includes Travel expenditure from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, 2 veg meals, Refreshments & accommodation in temple Ashram in form of donation
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 Brief Introduction about Salher / Salota / Mulher / Mora :-
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Height: 1567 m / 4290 ft / 4450 ft/ 4450 ft
Grade: Medium / Easy / Easy / Easy Time: ~ Maximum 3 hrs from base villages
Base Village: Waghambe / Salherwadi / Mulher / Mulher Location: Baglan Region
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The itinerary for the Trek is as follows : –

Friday 20 February 2015
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23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar by Private Vehicle

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Day-1 – Saturday 21 February 2015 .
06:30 Hrs – @ Vaghambe village 07:00 Hrs – Have a breakfast-tea.
07:30 Hrs – Start trek for Salota
10:30 Hrs – Reach Salota atop. 11:30 Hrs – Start Descend to ridge between Salota-Salher
13:00 Hrs – Salher atop. Packed Lunch, Explore, Enjoy panoramic view from the Salher fort top, Lord Parshuram Temple. 15:00 Hrs – Descend
17:30 Hrs – @ Vaghambe village
18:30 Hrs – Reach Mulher village
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Have a dinner at 21:30 hrs
Stay @ Uddhav Maharaj Temple
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Day-2 – Sunday 22 February 2015
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07:00 Hrs – Breakfast – Tea

07:30 Hrs – Leave for Someshwar Temple
08:45 Hrs – @ Someshwar Temple 09:00 Hrs – Trek 2 Mulher Fort 11:00 Hrs – @ Mulher Fort

Explore the Mulher gad : Bhadangnath Mahadev Temple, Ancient Rantapur village ruins, old construction

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13:00 Hrs – Lunch Time and rest for 1/2 hour 14:00 Hrs – Start Moragad trek
15:00 Hrs – Reach Moragad atop, explore gad 16:00 Hrs – Start descend
17:00 Hrs – @ Mulher Village.
Have a tea and start return journey by 17:30 hrs back 2 Mumbai by private vehicle

We will be @ Dadar by 23:30 Hrs (Subjectively)
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The Cost of the trek is Rs 2000/- per head, which includes Travel expenditure from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, 2 veg meals, Refreshments & accommodation in temple Ashram in form of donation
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For registration, Rs. 1000/- (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle & food charges is a must …
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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Maximum 25 seats
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Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on Thursday 12th February, 2015 till 5 pm
Note: We will be keeping our bags in vehicle itself while trekking … Will carry only Water Bottles (3 Liters must), Something to munch, Torch (must) & Ur valuables only … So it will be easy for us to Trek …
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Things To Be carried:-

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Saturday Lunch ( A must)
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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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध has arranged AMK Trio Trek on 21-22 FEBRUARY 2015 … Hope 2 c u der 2 njoy wid us :)

Since da Trek is 2 days only … batch is limited to 15 max. ppl … PLz confirm asap with Advance Payment only …

Trek Fee: Rs 2100/- per head
For registration, Rs. 1100/- (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle & food charges 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


Last date of Registration: – Thursday 12 FEB 2015 or till da reg. get FULL :)

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Short Itinerary of Trek:

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FRIDAY 20th February 2015 (Friday Night 11:55 pm meeting pt @CST)

Catch the local to Kasara from the desired station. Timings as given below

From CST From Dadar From Thane From Kalyan Kasara Train Details
00:10 hrs 00:28 hrs 01:04 hrs 01:35 hrs 02:45 hrs Kasara Slow

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Please reach atleast 10 mins early at the desired location so that you dont miss the train.

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Day 1 –  Saturday 21st February 2015
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03:00 hrs: @ Kasara

Meeting and Introduction

Move towards Samrad – Ghatghar (Base village of Alang) by private vehicle
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05:00 hrs: @ Base

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Rest For an Hour

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06:00 hrs : Breakfast – Tea

06:45 Hrs : Ascend Alang
11:30 Hrs : Alang atop
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Lunch, Rest & Exploration of Fort
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15:00 Hrs : Alang Rock Patch Rappel
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Move 2 Madan fort
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17:00 Hrs : @ Madan Rock Patch
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Ascend, Madan Atop

Preparation for Dinner ( DAL, Rice, Thecha & Papad, Pickle )
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Night Stay on MADAN

Campfire & Goodnight

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Day 2 – Sunday 22nd February 2015
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05:00 Hrs: Good Morning – Early wake up call must as its a long day 2 Trek

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Breakfast-Tea

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07:00 Hrs :: Explore MADAN & start Rappel Descend

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09:00 Hrs: @ Madan Col – Move 2 wards Kulang
12:00 hrs: @ Kulang Atop
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Exploration & Lunch Time ( PULAV / KHICHADI )
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14:45 Hrs: Descend Kulang – MOve 2 wards Ambewadi

18:00 Hrs: @ Ambewadi

Start Journey towards Kasara

20:17 Hrs: Catch Local 2 Mumbai
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We will reach DADAR at around 23:00 hrs (tentative).

Some previous memories in form of snaps as below:

Avinash Jadhav – https://plus.google.com/photos/114619789807432290599/albums/5703354020376719377#photos/114619789807432290599/albums/5703354020376719377

Prafful Tarkar – https://picasaweb.google.com/100692609179872561694/AMKWithShikharVedh?authkey=Gv1sRgCN3M-LHyvpzJsQE&noredirect=1#

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VIMP Note: – Please do keep space for weight distribution abt at least 1.5 kg  in your bag … As Food materials 2 be distributed among da participants …
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Trek Fee: Rs 2100/- per head
which includes Transporation from kasara to kasara, simple veg food, Guide Contri & Equipment-Instructor charges
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MAx 15 seats with Non-refundable Advance Payment only
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Last date of Registration: –
Thursday 12 FEB 2015 or till da reg. get FULL :)
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Things To Be carried:-
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Lunch for da day i.e. Saturday 21 Feb 2015 ( A must)
A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs – must),
TORCH with extra batteries (Compulsory),
Bedding ( Compulsory)

Tiffin Box, A spoon and a plate nd Mug for Tea (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 OR do contact on following nos

Jagdish Patil : 09869369836 / 09702121373

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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध are glad to announce Batch-2 :: Velas Turtle Festival Tour on 6-7 March 2015 ( Leaving on Friday 5 Mar Night)

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Batch Dates :

Batch 1 : 28 Feb -1st March 2015

Batch 2 : 6-7th March 2015 ( Leaving on Thursday 5th March night)

Batch 3 : 7-8th March 2015  (Leaving on Friday 6th March Night )

Batch 4 : 14-15 March 2015 (Leaving on Friday 13th March night)
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The Cost for Tour :: Rs. 2100 / - per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses except Sunday Lunch, and accommodation charges.

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NOTE-

1) Children between 3 – 9 Yrs will b charged as Rs 1600/- per head 

Children between 0-3 yrs NIL (if Seat is not offered)

2) Repeaters of velas trips of previous years will b charged as @ Rs 1900/- per head

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Get Ready to Witness the Wonderful Life Of Turtles ….
Some information about the area: The places that will be visiting are:

  1. Velas Beach – Turtle Festival visit
  2. Bankot Fort
  3. Harihareshwar Temple

Velas Beach :  Velas is the birth place of Nana Phadnis, one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha history. Due to the sea-shore Velas is an existing place and it is situated near Bankot Bay. There is an old temple of Shri Bhairi- Rameshwar and in this temple all twelve months water is made available taking the benefit of favorable geographical conditions. A statue of Nana Phadnis is present outside his house. In Velas Mahalakshmi temple and Nana Phadnis house are the places to visit. Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley, which is an endangered species of turtle.  

Bankot Fort:

Region: Mandangad

District: Ratnagiri

Height: Sea fort (Slightly above sea level)

Difficulty: Simple

Bankot is a square shaped fort. On the sides of Bankot fort, there is a dry moat (Revni) dug out in the Jambhya stone. Jambhya stone is peculiar type of stone adorning a purple shade and peculiarly it is incapable of storing water as the water invariable percolates through it owing to its much porous nature. The main entrance (Mahadarwaja) of the fort is north-facing with a well sculpted arch and carvings. Watch guards dug out (Devdya) align on both sides of the Mahadarwaja with some pits being dug out in the right Devdi. On the left, there are steps leading towards Nagarkhana while there is an underground storey and a tunnel on the right. A Maruti idol in the centre stands deserted now. On the west, there is a small entrance (Darwaja) leading to a Bastion on the exterior of the fortifications. A deep well (now dry and filled) occupied the centre of this bastion earlier and the adjacent water tanks too are dry and obsolete now. One can leave the Buruj via a small exit that leads to the surrounding moat and a beautiful “Revni” lying nearby.

Tour Duration: 2 Night / 2 Days
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The Itinerary for the Tour as follows:

FRIDAY : Departure by private vehicle from Borivali (East) @ 10:30 pm
Goregaon @ 10:50 pm
Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 11:30 pm
Maitripark, Chembur @ 11:45 pm
Vashi below main bridge @ 12:15 am

Day 1: SATURDAY

05:30 Hrs: @ Velas

Refresh,
06:45 Hrs: Visit 
Velas Beach for Turtle festival
Breakfast

10:00 Hrs: @ Bankot fort

10:30 Hrs: Atop

Fort Exploration
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Lunch at Velas (Veg. Only)

Rest time
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Evening Tea & Visit Velas beach, 

Go for Turtle watching.

Dinner ( Veg. Only)

Stay @ villagers home in Velas (Dormitory Type only) —

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Day 2: SUNDAY

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06:45 Hrs: Visit Velas Beach for Turtle watching.

08:00 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea

09:30 Hrs: @ Harihareshwar by crossing Veshvi – Bagmandala creek by ferry
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Harihareshwar Temple visit
Visit 2 Harihareshwar Beach
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13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Harihareshwar ( Veg/Non-Veg to be borne by participant as per choice)

15:00 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai

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We will be in mumbai around 21:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)

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The Cost for Tour is about Rs. 2100 / - per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses except Sunday Lunch, and accommodation charges.

NOTE-

1) Children between 3 – 9 Yrs will b charged as Rs 1600/- per head

Children between 0-3 yrs NIL (if Seat is not offered)

2) Repeaters of same trips of previous years will b charged as @ Rs 1900/- per head

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Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit  Rs 1500/- 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)

Last date for registration: – 10 Days prior to batch departure, 5 pm or till the registration gets full

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VIMP NOTES :: For PUNE PARTICIPANTS, we can hire a private vehicle as well if we get minimum 6 participants for the Trip.

The cost remains the same as Rs 2100/- per head

The Departure time wud be 11:00 pm on friday from SWARGATE Bus Depo.

Other Itinerary details same as for Mumbai Participants

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Note: -

1) Emergence of Hatchlings of turtles is a natural process. So cannot give guarantee of emerging possibility of turtles on the mentioned dates.

2) Velas beach have strong currents … so won’t b allowed to go inside the water

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Things To Carry:-
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A Torch with spare battery ( a must)

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

Sleeping Bag, Mat (a must)

Towel, a napkin, 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,
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

Jagdish Patil : 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 our Favourite destination Trek to Sandhan Valley exploration cum rappelling event – Valley of Shadow Trek on 7-8 March 2015
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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 :: Friday 6 March 2015

Rendezvous : On Telecon22:50 Hrs :CST
22:57Hrs: Byculla
23:04 Hrs: Dadar
23:12 Hrs: Kurla
23:16 Hrs: Ghatkopar
23:31 Hrs: Thane
23:55 Hrs: Dombivali

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Saturday 7 March 2015
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00:05 Hrs: Kalyan
01:18 Hrs: Kasara
Depart 2 Samrad by Private vehicle

04:00 Hrs : – @ Samrad

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Rest for 2 hours
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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 8 March 2015
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Wake Up early
08:30 Hrs — Breakfast-Tea
10:00 Hrs — Trek towards 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 Tuesday 3 March 2015 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 @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged Konkankada Camping @ Trekkers Paradise-Harishchandrgad on 14-15th February 2015

Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy again

Brief Introduction about Harishchandragad:

Height: 1412 meters (4510 feet)
Grade:Easy
Time: ~ 4 hrs from Khireshwar, 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.

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:

Saturday 14th February 2015
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Meeting point :
 Kasara Railway Stn at 09:10 Hrs

CST-Kasara Fast local timings as below

06:55 Hrs : CST

07:02 Hrs : Byculla

07:08 Hrs : Dadar

07:15 Hrs : Kurla

07:35 Hrs : Thane

07:47 Hrs : Dombivali

07:54 Hrs : Kalyan

09:08 Hrs : Kasara

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Breakfast – Tea Time

09:40 Hrs : Move by Private Jeeps to Pachnai Village

12:00 Hrs : @ Pachnai village

12:15 Hrs : ASCEND

13:15 Hrs : LUNCH Time

Trek Resume

15:00 Hrs: @ Atop H’gad

EXPLORE  the surroundings

17:30 Hrs : @ Konkan Kada

T- Time

Sunset View

20:00 Hrs : Dinner and retire for the day

Tented Accommodation

Sunday 15th February 2015

06:30 Hrs : Good Morning

Post Breakfast – Tea

09:00 Hrs: Descend via Pachnai
11:00 Hrs: @ Pachnai

from there by local transport to Rajur – Kasara

Lunch @ Kasara
From Kasara by local train to Mumbai

We will reach to Mumbai 19:00 hrs (That’s Subjective)

The cost for da Trek is about Rs.1700 per head
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tht includes transportation from Kasara to Kasara , 2 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: – Tuesday 10th February 2015, 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)
Lunch on Saturday (a must)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( 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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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/