Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh has planned to experience the JOG Waterfalls !!! MURUDESHWARA Temple !!! MIRJAN Fort !!! GOKARNA !!! on 22-23 JULY 2017 ( Leaving on Friday Night & Return on Monday Morning at 06:35 Hrs @ LTT )

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Next batches :

B-2 :: 29-30 July 2017

B-3 :: 19-20 August 2017

B-4 :: 9-10 September 2017
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Jog Falls

Jog Falls , Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India, Located in Sagara taluka, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. They are also called Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.
It is located on the Shimoga and Uttara Kannada district border.

Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River dropping 253 m (830 ft), making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls with a drop of 335 m (1100 ft) in Meghalaya.

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Murudeshwara is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. “Murudeshwara” is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world’s second-tallest Shiva statue, Murudeshwara beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwara Temple. The nearest airport to Murudeshwar is Mangalore International Airport at distance of 160 kilometre .Murudeshwar has railway station on Konkan railway route.

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Itinerary for the trip as below: -

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Meeting Point:

CSTM @ 21:30 Hrs on Friday 21 July 2017

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Departure by Train – Manglore Express

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Saturday 22 July 2017

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Breakfast in Train
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11:00 Hrs :: Alight @ Kumtha

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2 Hrs drive to JOG Falls 

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13:30 Hrs :: @ JOG Falls

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Lunch, Exploration Time

(~ 3 Hrs Time )

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17:00 Hrs :: Move to Murdeshwara

19:30 Hrs :: @ Murdeshwara

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Overnight Stay at Hotel

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Sunday 23 July 2017

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Early Wake up , after freshen up

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Murdeshwara Temple Visit, Sight-seeing
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Break fast – Tea

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08:30 Hrs :: Move to Gokarna

10:30 Hrs :: @ Gokarna

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Temple visit, Beach Exploration & Lunch Time

(~ 3 Hrs Time)

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13:30 Hrs :: Move to Mirjan Fort

14:00 Hrs :: @ Mirjan Fort

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Mirjan Fort Exploration for 1.5 hrs

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16:00 Hrs :: @ Kumta Station

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16:30 Hrs :: Departure by Train – Matsyagandha Express to Mumbai

Monday 24 July 2017

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05:10 Hrs :: @ Panvel

05:55 Hrs :: @ Thane

06:30 Hrs :: @ LTT

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Tour Fees would be approximately Rs. 5700/- per Head which includes

 

1) To & Fro SL Class tickets from Mumbai – Kumtha – Mumbai

2) Private Vehicle for 2 days for Sightseeing JOG – Murdeshwar – Gokarn – Mirjan Fort

3) Food expenses for saturday & sunday (Sunday dinner excluded)

4) Accommodation on tripple sharing basis

5) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Deposit Rs. 3700/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Tickets Booking / Hotel booking

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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: – Till the train tickets are available to get confirmed seats, OR Till the batch gets full
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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare batteries ( a must)
Rain-cheater (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)

A haversack to put all these things
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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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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध, has arranged Trek to Kavnai fort near Igatpuri on Sunday 25 JUNE 2017

Hope to c u on trek :-)

Details r as follows

Brief Introduction about Kavnai Fort:

Height: 2500 feet
Grade: Easy
Fort Range: Igatpuri (Western Range)
Location: Igatpuri-Nasik

Kavnai: The main entrance door of the fort still stood in good condition. Entering the main door we can see cave of the right side. We can see small pond towards southern side of fort. There are many dilapidated structures of mansion by the side of this pond. A bastion at western end of the fort. A cistern is located near bastion.

 
Journey Details:


Catch the fast local train For Kasara on Sunday 25th June 2017 … Please do take return tickets

Timings are as follows:

Catch CST-KASARA Fast local on sunday … timings as given below

06:55 Hrs :CST
07:02 Hrs: Byculla
07:08 Hrs: Dadar
07:15 Hrs: Kurla
07:19 Hrs: Ghatkopar
07:35 Hrs: Thane
07:47 Hrs: Dombivali
07:54 Hrs: Kalyan
09:08 Hrs: Kasara

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Please reach atleast 10 min. before on the desired location so that you don’t miss the train.

We will meet at Kasara station.

 
Breakfast – Tea Time09:45 Hrs: Move to Kavnai base village by private vehicle.
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10:30 Hrs: @ Base
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Ascend
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11:45 Hrs: Atop
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Fort Exploration, Lunch, Rest etc
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14:00 Hrs: Descend
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15:30 Hrs: @ Base
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16:30 Hrs: At Kasara

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Snacks – Tea Break
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We will be in Mumbai around at 20:30 Hrs  (thats – subjective)
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The cost of the trek is about Rs. 750 / – per headThis includes Transportation from Kasara 2 Kasara by private vehicle ; Morning Breakfast + Tea , Evening snacks-Tea; Forest Entry fees & SHIKHAR VEDH Charges.
For registration, Rs. 500/- per head (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle 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

Maximum 25 seats …
Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on Thursday 22nd June 2017 till 5 pm
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Things To Carry: -

 

LUNCH for da day (a must)

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( 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

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Also join us @

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

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 25th June 2017 (Batch-1) …

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The cost of the trek is about Rs. 1150 /- 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 : 2 July 2017
Batch – 3 : 9 July 2017

Batch – 4 : 22 July 2017 (Saturday)

Batch – 5 : 23 July 2017

Batch – 6 : 15 August 2017 (Independence Day – Tuesday)

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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 24th June 2017 (Batch -1)
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23:30 Hrs: Departure from Dadar

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Sunday 25th June 2017

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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. 1150 / – 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)

IFSC code : ICIC0000268

Last date for registration: – Tuesday 20th June 2017, 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): 09702121373
 / 09869369836

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

शिखर वेध is moving a step forward in adventure activities. With a gr8 response from our last 5 years of rafting we are once again arranging an adventure event of River Rafting batch -1 on Sunday 25 June 2017

Next Batches: 

B2 :: Sunday 9 July 2017

B3 :: Saturday 15 July 2017

B4 :: Saturday 22 July 2017

B5 :: Sunday 23 July 2017

B6 :: Sunday 30 July 2017

EVENT Cost : Rs 2500/- per head

All Fee Rates include Transportation charges from Dadar 2 Dadar by Private Vehicle (Non A/c), Activity Charges for Rafting & Lunch (Veg/Non-veg) only

We would like to invite nature loving & like minded people like you. We are sure that this thrilling experience would be a memorable one for both you and शिखर वेध

Rafting is a challenging recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers

Who can raft?

Almost everybody other than pregnant ladies; heart patients & people with severe asthma. Children between 12 & 14 may be permitted to raft subject to a safety clearance from our river guides. Children below 12 years will not be allowed to raft. Our river guide’s decision in this regard will be final. Children below 12 years are not allowed to raft

Camp Details:

Location: Kundalika River, Kolad

Rafting distance – 10 km

Total rapids – 11

Grade – 4

Body surfing – 2 km

Thrilling experience – 2 hours

Swimming skills – No need to worry there

Previous experience – Not necessary

This is a very safe game

Best quality life jackets and helmets will be provided

The itinerary for the camp is as follows:

Meeting Point: @ Dadar Swaminarayan Temple, Dadar (E) @ 05:20 Hrs

Sunday 25 June 2015

05:30 hrs: Departure from Dadar

08:45 hrs: Arrival

09:00 hrs: Check in Rafting Office

09:30 hrs: White Water Rafting at Kundalika River

12:00 Hrs: Rafting End

13:30 hrs: Lunch @ Nitin Sanskriti Stay Home

15:30 hrs: Check out

19:30 hrs: @ Dadar (Subjective)

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Total Fee for the Event is Rs 2500/- per head

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All Fee Rates include

Transportation charges from Dadar 2 Dadar by Private Vehicle (Non A/c), Activity Charges for Rafting & Lunch only

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Payment Details:

One needs to deposit Rs 1500/- (Non-Refundable) into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration. Deposit the amount on following A/c …

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 confirm urself with advance payment is on Thursday 22 June 2017 or before if seats gets full

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Check out few pics of event: 

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

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Note: In case of Rafting is cancelled due 2 unforeseen circumstances like Dam water is not released, heavy rain etc. which is very less chances … Rafting amount Rs 1500/- per head will be refunded bt participants have to bear Transport nd Food Cost

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Things To Carry:-

Pls do carry Breakfast (a must)

T Shirts, shorts and sport shoes or floaters for rafting

A change of dry clothes and a towel

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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Raincheater (Optional)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls possibly 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

Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil (O): 09702121373 / 09869369836

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All ,
We @ SHIKHAR VEDH invite you to trek to little explored ANDHARBAN on 25th June 2017 starting on 24th June 2017 night
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Next batch-dates for Andharban trek
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B2 :: 2 July 2017
B3 :: 16 July 2017
B4 :: 22 July 2017
B5 :: 23 July 2017
B6 :: 30 July 2017
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As the name is the jungle, so dense and dark that at some places the sun-rays don’t reach to ground at noon time as well and one may not find any route out of it if lost.
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Jungle trek : One of the ancient sahyadri passes that joins ghat to konkan area, Andharban offers endless trudge through the thicket forest.
Trekking : we will be walking on ridge offering awesome view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat.
Waterfalls :: En-route 4-5 small waterfalls to enjoy
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Trivia
Type :Trek though mountains and jungle
Height : 3000 ft above msl approx
Grade : Easy Bt endurance level little high
Region : Tamhini Ghat-Kundalika
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The itinerary for the trek is as given below:
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Saturday 24th June 2017
Meeting point : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (east) at 23:30 Hrs
Pick – up en-route till panvel
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Sunday 25th June 2017
 
06:00 Hrs : Base
07:00 Hrs : Breakfast-Tea @ Hotel SHIVARAJ,
Introduction & Instruction
08:30 Hrs : Start trek towards Andharban
12:30 Hrs : Lunch Break
15:30 Hrs : @ Bhira Dam
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16:00 Hrs : Departure to Mumbai
Evening refreshments @ Pali … Visit Ballaleshwar Asthvinayak Temple

We will reach Dadar around 21:30 Hrs (Dat’s Subjective)

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The Contribution for the trip is Rs 1300/- per head.
This includes Transportation from Dadar to Dadar , 2 refreshments & Shikhar Vedh Charges
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Please book yourself with full advance payment of Rs. 1300/- per head (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)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

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Last date to register with advance payment is 20th June 2017 till 5 pm
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Pls Do carry LUNCH for Sunday (a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, do carry a extra pair as well
Personal basic medical kit
A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil:  09702121373 (Whtsapp) / 09869369836
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Also join us @

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध have arranged a one day trek to Fort Tikona in Lonavala region on Sunday 18th June 2017
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The cost for the trek will be Rs 750/- per head which includes
• Traveling from Kamsheth 2 Kamsheth by hired jeeps
• Morning Breakfast – Tea & Veg Lunch
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Little info about the fort :
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3500 ft Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy
Region: Lonavala.
Base Village: Tikona peth
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Tikona Fort, also renowned as Vitandgad fort, is a major hill fort in Maval region near the Lonavala. Tikona fort, literally means triangle fort, had witnessed many dynasties ruled in the Maratha region. This was the nerve center of the many activities of entire Malwa Pawna regions. The small hamlet close to the fort is Tikona peth. The fort’s mammoth entrance is a special attraction.
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The Tikona fort is a great trekking destination for the adventurous tourists.
One can get the eye catching views of the Pawna Dam and the forts at Visaput, Tung and Lohagarh. The fort encloses a lake, Satvahan caves and the temple of ‘Trimbakeshwar Mahadev’.

The fort was built during the Silhara dynasty. There is a temple on top of the peak. The view of the Pawna dam, Kathingad and valleys from the top is breathtaking.
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The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

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Meeting Point : @ Kamsheth Railway station …. @ 08:35 Hrs on Sunday 18 June 2017

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Mumbai People:
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Board Indrayani Express From CST on Sunday 18th June 2017 Morning at 5.40 am and alight at Lonavla by 8am. (With ticket till Kamshet)

Time table of Indrayani Express :
Mumbai CST : 5.40am
Dadar : 5.51am
Thane : 6.14am
Kalyan : 6.35am
Karjat : 7.15am
Lonavala : 8.00am
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Note: 1) People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience and meet us directly at Lonavla. {Train timetable is provided above} . Preferably try to get into second last general compartment as we will be boarding the same.

2) For Comfortable Journey, U can book reserved Tkts in the train if u wish to.
3) Alternatively, U can Opt for MSRTC bus service which goes through Lonavala bus depo, alight there & walk of 7-8 mins will take u @ Railway station (Suitable for Navi Mumbai ppl)
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Move to Kamshet 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
Kamshet Station: 07:30 Hrs
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08:45 Hrs: Move 2 Tikona Peth, the base village by Jeep.
09:45 Hrs: @ Tikona 
Peth – base
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Breakfast Time
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10:30 Hrs: Ascend
11:30 Hrs: Atop Tikona

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Exploration rest etc (2 hrs approx)
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13:30 Hrs: Descend 
14.30 Hrs: @ Base
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Lunch Time
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16:00 Hrs: Move 2 Kamshet Station
17:00 Hrs: @ Kamshet Station
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From there 2 Lonavla by local
Take train / bus to Mumbai.
We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00 Hrs (thts-subjective).
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Few memories in form of snap – our last trail 2 Tikona

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&
http://picasaweb.google.com/jagdishlove/TikonaFortBedseCaves#
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The cost for the trek will be Rs 750/- per head which includes

• Traveling from Kamsheth 2 Kamsheth by hired jeeps
• Morning Breakfast – Tea & Lunch
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Advance amount of Rs. 350/- per head (Non- Refundable) for booking the vehicle is a must !!!

Please deposit same amount on following details:

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

IFSC Code: ICIC0000268

Last date 2 confirm yourself for the event with advance payment is Thursday 15 June 2017 till 5 pm
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Things To Be carried:
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) – (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Pls avoid wearing Gold & 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)

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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

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Jagdish 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 invite you to trek to little explored DEVKUND Waterfall on Sunday 18th June 2017
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NEXT BATCH :: Saturday 24 June 2017
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Devkund is a serene lake located at the end of Plus valley. A small lake is created due to 300 ft falling waterfall is known as Devkund. It’s one of the virgin places with crystal clear water. Located near Bhira, it is a small hike of about 2 hour. As the name suggests Devkund is a place of local villager’s faith and they regard this as an origin of Kundalika River.
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The itinerary for the trek is as given below:
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Sunday 18th June 2017
Meeting point : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (east) at 05:50 Hrs
Pick – up en-route chembur, vashi till panvel
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06:00 Hrs : Depart from Dadar
08:00 Hrs : Breakfast-Tea en-route in hotel
10:00 Hrs : @ base village
Introduction & Instruction
Start trek towards DevKund lake
12:00 Hrs : @ Devkund
2 – 2.5 hrs for exploration, Lunch Break, relaxation
14:30 Hrs : Start return trek to Base
16:30 Hrs : @ base
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Departure to Mumbai
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Evening refreshments @ Pali … Visit Ballaleshwar Asthvinayak Temple if time permits
 

We will reach Dadar around 21:30 Hrs (Dat’s Subjective)

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The Contribution for the trip is Rs 1200/- per head.
This includes Transportation from Dadar to Dadar , 2 refreshments & Shikhar Vedh Charges
 

Please book yourself with full advance payment of Rs. 1200/- per head (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)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

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Last date to register with advance payment is 15th June 2017 till 5 pm
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Things To Carry:-
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Pls Do carry LUNCH for the day (a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, do carry a extra pair as well
Personal basic medical kit
A haversack to put all these things

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

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 Saturday 17th June 2017
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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 :- SATURDAY 17th June 2017
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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 Lonavala Station by pvt vehicle
16:30 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 650/- per head,
Which includes Breakfast, Veg Lunch, Entry Fee for Bhaje caves, Direct Transport from Lohgadwadi to Lonavala station & 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 (Leader)

Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)
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Dear All,

 

We @ शिखर वेध have planned our yearly event of Panhala – Pavankhind – Padbhraman Mohim on 8-9th July 2017. 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 नववे वर्ष आहे !!!

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The cost for the event is about Rs. 2800 / – 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 Pavankhind Mohim event with SHIKHAR VEDH again

The cost for the Mohim would b Rs. 2500 / – 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 7th July 2017

 

Friday 7th July 2017

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21:30 Hrs: Departure from DADAR by private vehicle

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Saturday 8th July 2017

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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 9th July 2017

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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 10th July 2017

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

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The cost for the event is about Rs. 2800 / – 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 Participantsseparate 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. 2500 / – 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 2500/- 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 15 June 2017 till 5 pm 

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VIMP Note: 1) Since the endurance level is extremely high there will be a limit for joining the Mohim.

2) The weekend falls on a Gurupournima Tithinusar … and so the village where we usually stay might b crowded this time ….

so book yourself well in advance to do necessary arrangements

3) We will try to transport the extra luggage at halting place in case the road is open and motorable in monsoon … depends on situation at that time

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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)

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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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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/