Dear All,
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We @ शिखर वेध have planned trek to Bhimashankar via Laddar Route – A Thrilling trek on Sunday 19th July 2015 (Batch-1) AND Saturday 8 August 2015 (Batch-2) …
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The cost of the trek is about Rs. 1300 / – per head

This includes Dadar 2 Dadar travel by private vehicle, Morning –  Evening B/f, snacks & Tea & VEG LUNCH
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Since its a Thrilling trek … seats r limited ..
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Hope 2 cu on trek with me ;-)

Details r as follows
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Brief Introduction about Bhimashankar:-

Height:  3296 feet
Grade:  Thrilling
Time: ~ Maximum 4 hrs from Khandas, Base Village
Location: Nagar District

There is a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Lord Shankara after getting angry killed Rakshas Tripurasura. The heat generated from their war caused the origin of river Bhima. That is why it is called Bhimashankar. A rare animal “Shekru” can be found in deep wood. Other details @ Bhimashankar temple

Journey Details:-

23:30 Hrs: Departure by Private vehicle from Dadar TT Flyover End, Dadar (E) on Saturday 18 July 2015

Pick up en-route

Sunday 19th July 2015
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04:00 Hrs: Khandas (Base Village)
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Early Morning B/f & Tea
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05:30 Hrs: Trek Starts
07:00 Hrs: @ 1st Ladder
07:30 Hrs: Last ladder
08:00 Hrs: @ Waterfall-Break
08:30 Hrs: @ Padarwadi
08:45 Hrs: Trek resume
11:15 Hrs: @ Bhimashankar
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Bhimashankar Temple Darshan … There will be a queue for this one
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13:00 Hrs: Lunch Time
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14:30 Hrs: Move to Mumbai by private vehicle from Bhimashankar
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Evening snacks & Tea
en-route

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

Some previous memories in form of snaps

https://picasaweb.google.com/kunalvishe/BhimashankarTrekLadderRoute?authkey=Gv1sRgCJHgqsL24dq5OA#

https://picasaweb.google.com/swapnil.khindare/Bhimashankar?authkey=Gv1sRgCIW0qsae47nHgAE
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The cost of the trek is about Rs. 1300 / – per head

This includes Dadar 2 Dadar travel by private vehicle, Morning –  Evening B/f, snacks & Tea & VEG LUNCH
.
Since its a Thrilling trek … seats r limited ..
.
Deposit Rs. 1300/- per head (Non-refundable) 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)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 14th July 2015, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare batteries ( a must)

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

A haversack to put all these things
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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 (Whtsapp) / 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh have arranged a one day trek to Tung fort on Sunday 28 June 2015 near Lonavala

Hope 2 c u wid us to enjoy

Info about Tung Fort::
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Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3000 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy
Region: Lonavala
Base Village: Tungwadi

Tung Fort also called Kathingad; difficult fort in Marathi is a hill fort in Pune District, Maharashtra, India
Tung Fort was built before 1600 CE. It was built by the Adil Shahi dynasty but was captured by Shivaji. It is small, and not able to hold more than 200 troops at a time. As such, it would not have been able to defend itself on its own for a long time. Its shape and structure suggest that its main function was as a watchtower guarding the road to Pune city.
The Dhamale family, one of the Deshmukh from the Maval region, was charged with ensuring the security of Tung Fort. During invasion, it served to provide a temporary distraction for invaders. Thus, the major forts of Visapur and Lohagad would have time to prepare themselves to meet the invading army. This fort served as a watchtower in the past because from top of the fort, a lot of area in the Maval region of the Pawana and Mulshi valleys can be seen, and thus, from the top of the fort, a watch on these areas can be kept.
In 1657, it became a part of Swarajya with all other forts situated in Maval region. In 1660, Netaji Palkar was appointed to protect this region. In 1665, Jay singh invaded this region. Diler khan and others destroyed the villages around Tung & Tikona, but were unable to conquer these forts. Then, according to Treaty of Purandar (signed on 12th June 1665), Kubad khan with Halal khan and others took over fort on 18th June.
Its sharp, conical peak makes Tung Fort a prominent landmark, even from a distance. It has an oval shape, thick walls and numerous bastions. A steep climb on grassy slopes leads to the ruins of a temple at the summit. A rocky staircase leads several feet down to a water reservoir. From the top of the fort, the Lohagad, Visapur, Tikona and Korigad forts are clearly visible.

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Sunday 28th June 2015
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Meeting point at lonavala station @8:15 am

MUMBAI Participants :
Catch early Indrayani Express to reach lonavala.

Time Table as below

CST: 5.40am
Dadar: 5.51am
Thane: 6.14 am
Kalyan:6.33am
Karjat: 7.13am
Lonavala: 7.58am
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PUNE Participants ::
Board the Pune – Lonavala local train, Timings are as below
Pune Station: 06:27 am
Shivaji Nagar : 06:33 am
Lonavala Station: 08:00 am

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8:30 am :: Breakfast – Tea @ the Lonavala
9:15 am :: Move to Base Village by PUBLIC transport
10.00 am :: @ Base village
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Introduction Round and details about trek

10:30 am :: Start our trek
11:30 am :: Reach the ATop

Explore, Lunch and Rest

1:00 pm :: Start descending
2:00 pm :: @ base

4:00 pm :: @ Lonavala

Start the return journey
reaching Mumbai / pune by 8.00 pm tentatively.

Things 2 Carry ::

LUNCH for the day (a must)
2 Liter water (A Must)
Rain-cheaters..
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
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The cost for the trek is Rs 500/- per head

Inclusions:
Traveling from Lonavala to Lonavala
Morning Breakfast – Tea
Shikhar Vedh admin charges
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Jagadish Patil : 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)
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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 have arranged to Patta FORT (Vishramgad) on Sunday 28th JUNE 2015.

Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy again

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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SATURDAY, 27TH JUNE 2015

Meeting point :: 11:55 pm @ CST …’
Its a CST- KASARA last slow local
Please do take return tickets and get in 5th boggie from kasara side
the timings are as below for other stations
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Sunday 28th June 2015
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00:10 Hrs :CST
00:18 Hrs: Byculla
00:28 Hrs: Dadar
00:38 Hrs: Kurla
00:44 Hrs: Ghatkopar
01:04 Hrs: Thane
01:26 Hrs: Dombivali
01:35 Hrs: Kalyan
02:45 Hrs: Kasara
03:00 Hrs: Depart by Private vehicle

05:30 Hrs : – @ Pattawadi Base
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Breakfast-T
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07:00 Hrs: Ascend
08:00 Hrs: Atop Fort
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2.5 Hrs time for Exploration

11:30 Hrs: @ Pattawadi Base
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Lunch, Rest Time
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14:00 Hrs: Move Mumbai
En-route Photography @ Wind-Mills
Visit to Jatayu Temple @ Taked
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We will be back in Mumbai around 21:30 Hrs (Thats subjective) …
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The cost of the trek is about Rs. 700 / – per head

This includes Transportation from Kasara 2 Kasara by private vehicle ;
Morning Breakfast + Tea , Forest Entry fees & SHIKHAR VEDH Charges
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Rs. 700/- per head (Non-Refundable) as advance payment
for vehicle charges & Food arrangement 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

Maximum 30 seats …
Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on Friday 26th June, 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)

Lunch for the day (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 registration call on
Shivaraj Khade – 9870198572
Jagadish Patil (O) : 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)
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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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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear all

We @ शिखर वेध has planned a one day trek 2 Peb aka Vikatgad fort on Sunday 21 June 2015  … Hope 2 c u there to NJOY …

Brief Introduction about Peb / Vikatgad: –
Height: 2100 ft
Grade:  simple
Time: ~ 2.5 hrs from Neral
Location: Peb is a fort located near Neral; between Panorama Point (Matheran) and Nakhind to be precise.

Fort Peb is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road, at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day trek. But there is a dense forest on the way to the fort Peb. The fort is also named as ‘VikatGad‘. Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.
Itinerary Details: - 

Sunday 21 June 2015

Meeting point : Neral Railway Station
 

Train Timing – CST – Karjat Fast Local
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CST – 06:10 am
Byculla – 06:18 am
Dadar – 06:24 am
Kurla – 06:31 am
Ghatkopar – 6:35 am
Thane – 6:50 am
Dombivali – 7:02 am
Kalyan – 7:10 am
Neral – 7:44 am
pls do keep 5 minutes buffer time due to recent changes in railway time table … Pls do carry ur return tickets
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Pune Participants can come by Sinhgad Express from Pune @ 6 am depart … Get Down @ Karjat by 7:55 am … catch connecting train to CST and get down @ second station i.e. Neral
(Note : Plz take direct ticket till Kalyan while leaving from Pune itself)
After alighting at Neral will have Breakfast @ Neral (~0.5 hrs)

08:30 Hrs: Move by Ricksha to Phanaswadi village
09:00 Hrs: @ village
Trek starts
11:45 Hrs: Atop Peb
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Exploration, Lunch & Rest time till 14:00 Hrs
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14:00 Hrs: Descend from other side to Vikatgad station – Dasturi Naka

17:00 Hrs: @ Matheran – Dasturi Naka … catch taxi
18:00 Hrs: @ Neral stn
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Return Journey to Mumbai local …
We will be back in Mumbai around 21:00 Hrs (Thts subjective) …

The Estimated expenditure is about Rs. 500 / – per head
This includes
Auto fare from Neral to Fanaswadi village
Taxi fare from Matheran to Neral Station
Morning Breakfast + Tea AND
Evening Tea/coffee
Shikhar Vedh Charges
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Some previous memories in form of snaps:

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

Things To Carry: -

Pls do carry Lunch for the day
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs 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)
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 (O): 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All
We @ शिखर वेध , have decided to UP the adrenaline dosage by organizing a Trek to Karnala Fort on Saturday 20 June 2015

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

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

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

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

Plan:

Rendezvous: Meet at 07:15 AM (Sharp) at Panvel Railway Station on Saturday 20th June 2015.

Please ensure punctuality.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday –  20 June 2015

1) CST – Panvel Train timings as below

CST : 05:56 Hrs

Vadala: 06:14 Hrs

Kurla : 06:24 Hrs

Vashi: 06:43 Hrs

Belapur: 06:58 Hrs

Panvel: 07:13 Hrs

2) Thane – Panvel Train timings as below

THane: 06:24 Hrs

Koparkhairane: 06:41 Hrs

Belapur: 07:02 Hrs

Panvel: 07:17 Hrs

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

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea @ Hotel Visava, Panvel

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

08:45 Hrs: @ Karnala base

Intro & Instructions

09:00 Hrs: Trek from Base to Karnala Fort

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

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13:30 Hrs: Descend 2 Base

16:00 Hrs: @ Karnala Base

MOve 2 Panvel By ST / Tum-tum

17:30 Hrs: @ Panvel bus depo

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

The cost of this trek would be Rs. 400/- per head only and would include:

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

Note: Maximum 25 seats

Things To Carry: -
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( a must)
LUNCH for da day (a Must)
Raincheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put all these things
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil: 09702121373 / 09869369836
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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध has arranged one day Thrilling Trek to HARIHAR on Sunday 5 July 2015 (Batch-1) & 9 August 2015 (Batch-2) …

Hope 2 c u here :)
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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)
  • Morning B/f & Tea
  • Evening snacks – Tea

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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
 
Plan:
Sunday 5th July 2015 (Batch-1) / 9th August 2015 (Batch-2)
 
Meet at Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) at 05.45 hrs sharp
We will be heading to base village by private vehicle
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05:50 Hrs: Departure from Dadar by Private Vehicle
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Packed Breakfast in Bus
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08:15 Hrs: Tea Break @ Hotel Star of High way, Kasara
10:00 Hrs: @ Nirgudpada
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Round of Instructions, Intro’s etc.
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10:15 Hrs: Trek to the Fort Harihar
12:15 Hrs: Atop
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Exploration, Lunch & rest for ~ 2 hrs
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14:30 Hrs: Descend
16:30 Hrs: @ Base
17:00 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai
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Evening Tea 
@ Hotel Star of High way, Kasara
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We will reach Dadar by 22:30 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)
  • Morning B/f & Tea
  • Evening snacks – Tea

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

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Deposit Rs. 900/- per head (Non-Refundable) 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: – Thursday 25th June 2015, 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


Jagadish Patil: 09702121373 (Whtsapp) / 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

 

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a 1 day monsoon trek 2 Ranveda Ratangad (Via Trimbak Darwaja Ascend & Ladder Route Descend ) on Saturday 4 July 2015… Hope 2 c u with us 2 Njoy …

The Cost for the Trek is abt Rs. 900 /-  per head only
This includes Dadar to Dadar transport by private vehicle, Morning & Evening Refreshments + Shikhar Vedh Charges
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Next Batch Dates

Batch-2 : Saturday 1 August 2015

Batch-3 : Sunday 27 September 2015

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Brief Intro abt Ratangad 

Height: 4255 ft

Grade: Medium

Time: ~2.5 hrs frm Samrad / Ratanwadi

Location: Bhandardara region

Fascinating Spots:

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

The Itinerary for the trek: -
Rendezvous:  @ Pritam Hotel, Dadar (east) 23:00 hrs on Friday 3 July 2015

23:00 hrs: Depart from Dadar by Private Vehicle

Saturday 4th July 2015

05:45 Hrs: @ Samrad

Breakfast & Tea Break , Intro time

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

10:00 Hrs: Atop Ratangad

Exploration, Sight seeing, Lunch, Rest for 3 hrs

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

Visit Amruteshwar Temple

Snacks & Tea Break

Depart 2 Mumbai by private vehicle

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

The Cost for the Trek is abt Rs. 900 /-  per head only
This includes Dadar to Dadar transport by private vehicle, Morning & Evening Refreshments + Shikhar Vedh Charges
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Please book yourself with advance payment of Rs. 900/- (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis … Last row seats will be given only on demand :) else late payment ones … Deposit the amount on following account.
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
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Last date to register with advance payment is Tuesday 23 June 2015 till 5 pm
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Few memories in form of snaps of Ratangad as below

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

A haversack to put all these things
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)
.
Also join us @
.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

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We @ शिखर वेध have planned one day trek to Kalsubai peak – highest point in Maharashtra (Walk in Clouds)  on Sunday 21st June 2015 (Batch-1)

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The cost of the trek is about Rs. 900 /- per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for private vehicle …  Morning Breakfast-T+ Lunch

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Monsoon will be in full force soon …

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Next Batches for Kalsubai as below :
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Batch – 2 : 5 July 2015
Batch – 3 : 19 July 2015

Batch – 4 : 2 August 2015

Batch – 5 : 15 August 2015 (Saturday)

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

Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadris, the Everest of Maharashtra. At the summit is a small temple of Kalsubai. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view.The vastly spread out backwaters of Bhandardara attracts ones attention from the top. To the north of the mountain range forts such as Ramsej, Harihargad, Brahmagiri, Anjaneri, Ghargad, Bahula, Tringalwadi, Kavnai can be seen. To the east one can spot Aundha, Vishramgad, Bitangad, to the west Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar, Harishchandragad can be seen.
Since Kalsubai is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb. There is a symbolic temple at the top.

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Itinerary for the event : -
Rendezvous: 

Pritam Hotel @ Dadar (E) 23:00 Hrs on Saturday 20th June 2015 (Batch -1)
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23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar

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Sunday 21sth June 2015

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05:30 Hrs: Bari Base

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

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

11:30 Hrs: Descend                                                                                   

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

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We will be in mumbai around 21:30 hrs ( thats – subjective)
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The cost of the trek is about Rs. 900 / – per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for private vehicle …  Morning Breakfast-T+ Lunch

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

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 16th June 2015, 5 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
Rain-cheater (a must) 

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

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil (O): 09869369836 / 09702121373
(Whtsapp)

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh have arranged a one day trek to Fort Lohgad & Bhaje caves in Lonavala region on Sunday 14th June 2015 
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Little info about the fort :
Fort: Lohgad.
Region: Lonavla.
Height: 3400 ft
Grade: Easy.
Type: Hill Fort

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

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

Trek Schedule :- SUNDAY 14th June 2015
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The journey starts with the Indrayani express. People interested should catch this  train from respective stations with ticket till Malavli & meet at lonavala station. (Plz get your respected stations at least half an hour earlier, as there might be a long queue for the tickets)

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Train Timings :- Indrayani Express
CST – 5:40 am
Dadar – 5.51 am
Thane – 6.14 am
Kalyan – 6.35 am
Lonavla – 8.00 am
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Move forward to Malavali by local train (8 :15am at Lonavala station platform no 3).
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Pune people :
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Catch Pune Lonavala Local Train … Timings are as below
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Pune Station: 06:27 Hrs
Shivaji Nagar : 06:33 Hrs
Malavali Station: 07:40 Hrs
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08:25 Hrs: Move 2 Bhaje village
08:45 Hrs: @ Bhaje Village
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Breakfast – Tea Time
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09:30 Hrs: Ascend
Visit Bhaje caves en-route
11:00 Hrs: Atop Lohgad
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Exploration rest etc (2 hrs approx)
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13:30 Hrs: Descend
14:00 Hrs: @ Lohgadwadi
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Lunch Time
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15:00 Hrs: Move 2 Malavali Station
17:00 Hrs: @ Malavali Station
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Refreshments
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From there 2 Lonavla / Pune by local
Take train / bus to Mumbai.
We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 Hrs (thts-subjective).
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The charges for this trek is Rs 400/- per head,
Which includes Breakfast, Veg Lunch & evening Tea, Entry Fee for Bhaje caves & Shikhar Vedh Charges.
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Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
2. A bottle of water (3 Ltrs).
3. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
4. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits
5. Personal medicines.
6. A good trekking shoes, wind cheater.
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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Shivaraj Khade : 9699570425 /9870198572
Jagdish Patil : 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)
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Also join us @
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Websitehttp://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

 

We @ शिखर वेध have planned our yearly event of Panhala – Pavankhind – Padbhraman Mohim on 11-12th July 2015. This Mohim commemorates Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s escape from the besieged Panhala to the safety of Vishalgad.

यंदाचे वर्ष ही मोहीम आयोजित करण्याचे ‘शिखर वेध’ या संस्थेचे सलग सातवे वर्ष आहे !!!

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The cost for the event is about Rs. 2600 / – per head

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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for Transportation by Private Vehicle … All Veg. foods for 2 days as mentioned & Accommodation in village house … (Excludes Sunday Dinner )

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Note:- 1) For Pune Participants AND Those participants who are Repeating this event with SHIKHAR VEDH again

The cost for the Mohim would b Rs. 2300 / – per head

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History:

 

Panhala – Pavankhind -Vishalgad 

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was under siege of Siddi Johar on Panhala fort from 2nd March 1660. The siege lasted long and all food stocks had finished and made things difficult for Shivaji Maharaj. It was impossible to defeat the 30000 soldiered troop of Siddi. Shivaji Maharaj with some 600 mavalas decided to escape to Vishalgad, 65 kms away. It was Ashadi Pournima, with heavy rains falling. Chatrapati Shivaji Raje informed Siddi that he would surrender hence Siddi troops were little careless. Taking advantage Shivaji Maharaj escaped from Panhala. He wasn’t safe till he reached Vishalgad. Some how Siddi’s troops spotted Shivaji Raje’s escape, he immediately sent horsed troops behind him and they got hold of Shivaji, who was later brought to Siddi’s camp. But it was Raja Shivaji’s game plan; person whom they had caught was not Shivaji Raje, but Siva Kashid Nhavi who was immediately killed. Siddi somehow came to know that Shivaji Maharaj was on his way to Vishalgad, and so sent troops behind him. Shivaji Raje knew that Siddi’s troops were following him. Baji Prabhu, Chatrapati Shivaji’s loyal sardar decided to stay in Ghod Khind with 300 mavalas, a col were mountain ridges near Vishalgad unite and was the only way to Vishalgad then. Baji Prabhu with his 300 mavalas had guerilla warfare at Ghodkhind and held the Siddis troops there. They fought bravely till their death. It was only after Baji heard the canon fire indicating safe reach of Shivaji Maharaj at Vishalgad, he gave his life. It was 21 hour continuous journey from Panhala to Vishalgad. Story didn’t end here; Chatrapati Shivaji Raje had to fight his way to Vishalgad. Vishalgad is a fort difficult to conquer, difficult to lay siege. Also even if siege was laid, one would have enough time to escape to Konkan. Siddi was building siege on Vishalgad, but Shivaji Raje with his diplomatic trick made Adil Shah bring back Siddi Johar.

 

Meeting Point: 

Pritam Hotel, DADAR (E) @ 21:30 Hrs on Friday 10th July 2015

 

Friday 10th July 2015

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21:30 Hrs: Departure from DADAR by private vehicle

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Saturday 11th July 2015

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07:30 Hrs: @ Panhala

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Breakfast & T ( 2 b borne by participants @ nearby hotel)

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09:30 hrs: Descend frm Pusati Buruj

10:30 Hrs: @ Turukwadi —~2.5 km Complete

11:00 Hrs: @ Mhalunge Village — ~5 km Complete

12:00 Hrs: @ Mhasai Pathar-Mhasai Temple — ~11 km Complete

13:15 Hrs: @ Kumbharwadi — ~14 km Complete

14:30 Hrs: @ Chapewadi — ~18 km Complete

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Lunch BREAK

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15:15 Hrs: Start

16:30 Hrs: @ Mandlaiwadi — ~23 km Complete

17:30 Hrs: @ Karapewadi — ~28 km Complete

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Dinner & Overnight stay @ Karpewadi … village house

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Sunday 12th July 2015

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Breakfast – Tea

07:30 Hrs: Move

10:00 Hrs: @ Patewadi — ~34 km Complete

15 mins Break

13:00 Hrs: @ Pandherpani — ~44 km Complete

Lunch Break

15:00 Hrs: @ Pavankhind — ~51 km Complete

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Pay Tribute to Veer Baji Prabhu Deshpande

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17:00 Hrs: Move 2 Mumbai by Bus

Dinner at hotel on highway ( 2 b borne by participants )

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Monday 13th July 2015

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05:00 Hrs: @ Mumbai (Dats’ subjective)

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The cost for the event is about Rs. 2600 / – per head

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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for Transportation by Private Vehicle … All Veg. foods for 2 days as mentioned & Accommodation in village house … (Excludes Sunday Dinner )

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Note:- 1) For Pune Participants, separate vehicle can be arranged if minimum 7 participants confirm their presence. In that case for Pune participants,

 

The cost for the Mohim would b Rs. 2300 / – per head

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This includes Pune 2 Pune fare for Transportation by Private Vehicle …  All Veg. foods for 2 days as mentioned & Accommodation in village house … (Excludes Sunday Dinner )

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2) Those who want 2 join only for Exploration of Panhala, Pavankhind AND not on a trek can do so albeit the cost remains same for them … enroll as far ur convenience

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3) Those participants who are Repeating this event with SHIKHAR VEDH again, the cost for them would b Rs 2300/- per head

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Deposit advance amount of Rs. 1500/-  (Non-Refundable) on following A/c for Private vehicle and Food, Accommodation etc. 

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Lasr date for registration: – Thursday 25 June 2015 till 5 pm 

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Note: Since the endurance level is extremely high there will be a limit for joining the Mohim.

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Some memories in form of snaps of our previous trail

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https://plus.google.com/photos/110365350221548356237/albums/5631470088434855969?banner=pwa

 

https://plus.google.com/photos/109499071087821063906/albums/5631077495306806497?banner=pwa&authkey=CPWZufn5quD2Kw

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Things To Carry:-

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

A Torch with spare set of Battery (a must)

Sleeping mat, bedding (a must)

Extra 2 Pair of Clothes (a must)

100 ml coconut oil (for Shoe bite), Salt, Turmeric powder (for Leeches)

Good trekking shoes; carry extra pair (a must)

Rain-cheater (Optional)

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)

.

A haversack to put all these things

.

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil (O): 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/