Dear All
We शिखर वेध is glad to announce Fireflies Special Night trek 2 Rajmachi on

Batch – 1 : 27 – 28 May 2017

Batch – 2 : 3 – 4 June 2017

Batch – 3 : 10 – 11 June 2017

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1300/- per head


That would include:

Transportation : Lonavala – Phanasrai by pvt Jeep & Rajmachi to Lonavala stn by pvt jeeps, 

2 Veg meals,
Sunday Morning Breakfast – Tea, 

Accommodation & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges


Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy…
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Fireflies: Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the firefliescontain specialized cells in their abdomen that make light.
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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. 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/Kondhane
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Rendezvous:  Meet at 17:15 Hrs (Sharp) at Lonavala Railway station 

Batch – 1:: Saturday 27 May 2017

Batch – 2:: Saturday 3 June 2017

Batch – 3:: Saturday 10 June 2017

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MUMBAI People

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We will b starting from CST by 11009 – Sinhgad Express

(time-table as below) — Alight @ Lonavala 

Mumbai CST : 14:30 Hrs
Dadar : 14:40 Hrs
Thane : 15:02 Hrs
Kalyan : 15:28 Hrs
Karjat : 16:08 Hrs

Lonavala : 17:03 hrs

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PUNE people

Catch Pune-Lonavala local … Timings as follows

15:00 Hrs: Pune Staion

15:06 Hrs: Shivaji Nagar

15:23 hrs: Pimpri

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16:32 Hrs: Lonavala

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 27 May / 3 June / 10 June 2017


17:20 Hrs: @ Lonavala railway station

Move Fanasrai Village by local Transport

18:45 Hrs: @ Fanasrai

Ascend to Rajmachi (~3.0 hrs)

Enjoy Fireflies in the Jungle

22:00 Hrs: @ Udhewadi – base village

Dinner Time

Post Dinner – Night Walk for Fireflies

Stay @ Villagers House


Sunday 28 May / 4 June  / 11 June 2017
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06:00 Hrs: @ Wake up call
07:30 Hrs: @ Shrivardhan atop

Explore Shrivardhan fort.
Breakfast  – Tea in village .
Explore Manoranjan Fort

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11:30 Hrs – Visit Uday sagar Talav, Shiva Temple
13:00 Hrs – Lunch (Veg Only)

14:30 Hrs – Move to Lonavala station by pvt transport

16:30 Hrs – @ Lonavala station

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We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 21.30 PM (That’s Subjective)

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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1300/- per head
That would include:

Transportation : Lonavala – Phanasrai by pvt Jeep & Rajmachi to Lonavala stn by pvt jeeps, 

2 Veg meals,
Sunday Morning Breakfast – Tea, 

Accommodation & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges

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Advance amount of Rs. 800/- per head (Non- Refundable) for registration

Please deposit same amount on following details:

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

IFSC code : ICIC0000268
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Last date to register: 4 days prior to event ot till the batch is full
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Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~ 3 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: 09702121373 / 09869369836
In case call is not received; please do sms / whtsapp
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Also join us @

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,
 
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged a trip to Konkan – Sindhudurg Safari (Scuba Diving Event)  on  29 April – 1 May 2017
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Brief Intro about tour:
Grade           : 
Easy
Destination   : Vijaydurg, Kunkeshwar, Rameshwar, Sindhudurg Fort, Dolphin Safari, Tsunami Island, Tarkarli Beach, Nivati Beach
Activities       : Scuba Diving,
Dates           : 
29 April – 1 May 2017

Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 8500/- per head ( All Veg Meals ) and
 Indian Rupee ₹ 9500/- per head ( All Non-Veg Meals ) 
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Maximum 25 Participants
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Details as below:

Vijaydurg or Victory Fort:

 

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

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

Kunkeshwar Temple

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

Sindhudurga fort:

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

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

Dolphin Safari:

 
SCUBA DIVING

The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:
 
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Day 0 :: 
Friday 28 April 2017

Meeting point:

22:00 Hrs : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E)
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Day 1: Saturday 29 April 2017

 

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

 

11:30 Hrs: Check in Hotel @ Malvan

 

12:00 Hrs: Lunch in Hotel (Veg Thali / Chicken Thali / Fish Thali – Soundale Fish – Limited)

 

14:00 Hrs: TSUNAMI Island

 

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

 

19:00 Hrs: Snacks – Kanda Bhajji & Tea

 

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

 

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

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 2: Sunday 30 April 2017

 

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea Time

 

08:00 Hrs – 13:00 Hrs:

 

DOLPHIN SAFARI ;

 

Scuba Diving ( ~ 20 mins each ) ;  

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

 

16:00 Hrs : Nivati Fort & Beach – The amazing beauty of tour

 

19:00 Hrs: Snacks – Vada Pav & Tea 

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

 

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

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Stay at Malvan

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Day 3: Monday 1 May 2017

 

07:00 Hrs: Visit to Sindhudurg fort

 

08:30 Hrs: Break Fast (Ghavane + Tea)

 

09:30 Hrs: Move 2 Achara

 

10:00 Hrs: @ Rameshwar Temple, Achara

 

11:30 Hrs: @ Kunkeshwar Temple

 

12:00 Hrs: Move 2 Vijaydurg

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Vijaydurg – Exploration

16:30 Hrs: Tea Break & Depart for Mumbai

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

Day 4: Tuesday 2 May 2017

 

05:00 Hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

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The cost for the whole tour will be Indian Rupee ₹ 9500/- per head ( For Non Veg meals ) &  Indian Rupee ₹ 8500/- per head ( For All Veg meals )
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This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (A/c), Dolphin Safari, Boating charges, Permissions and entry fees, Guide Charges, Food ( Veg & Non Veg Thali as mentioned wherever limited and unlimited), A.C. Accommodations ( Rooms with 4 ppl sharing basis) & SCUBA charges
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VIMP Note: 
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1) Twin sharing accommodation with an extra amount of  Rs 600/- per head And Tripple Sharing accommodation with an extra amount of Rs 400/- per head is possible but the participant has to make arrangement for the company as well
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Maximum 25 seats … Seats will be first come 1st basis wid Advance payment only …
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One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 4000/- (Non-refundable) advance amount for Booking Private Vehicle, Activity Charges, Boats, Food, Accommodation etc.  into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Ifsc Code : ICIC0000268

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Last date for registration: – Tuesday 25th April 2017 , 5 pm OR Till Reg. Gets Full .

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

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

Cap, Good trekking shoes, 

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

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
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A haversack to put all these things

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

 
Jagadish Patil: 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 @ Shikhar Vedh are glad to announce Velas Turtle Festival Tour last batch of the season on 22-23 April 2017 (leaving on 21 April night)

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The Cost for Tour :: Rs. 2600 / - per head
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This includes 

Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (A.C.), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses veg only  except Sunday Lunch, and accommodation charges.

Get Ready to Witness the Wonderful Life Of Turtles ….

Some information about the area: The places that will be visiting are:

  1. VelasBeach – 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 21 April 2017

Departure by private vehicle from Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 11:15 pm

Maitripark, Chembur @ 11:45 pm
Vashi below main bridge @ 12:15 am

Day 1: SATURDAY 22 April 2017

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 23 April 2017

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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. 2600 / - per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation fare for private vehicle (A.C.), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses except Sunday Lunch, and accommodation charges.

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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: – Tuersday 18 April 2017, 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.

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The cost remains the same as Rs 2600/- 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 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

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/