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Dear all,

We @ शिखर वेध  has planned a less trodden path Trek to Pratapgad via Bhimachi Kathi, Kudpan on Sunday 10 September 2017.
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This route is very beautiful. From Kudpan village to Pratapgad. Its approx. 5 hrs trek with 1 gigantic waterfalls to view  at Kudpan and some small waterfalls & streams en-route. Dont miss this different route.
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Pratapgad Fort is a mountain fort built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The fort is at a distance of 24 km from the hill station of Mahabaleshwar. The fort holds a sturdy view of coastal Konkan. The Bhavani Temple and Afzal Khan’s tomb are other places of interest.Pratapgad consists of two forts – an upper fort built on the top of the hill and a lower fort immediately below on the south and the east. Surrounding areas can be easily taken guard from the fort on almost all the sides. The southern side is rocky while the eastern side has a strong outwork ending in the Afzal Buruj.

It is believed that Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja was blessed with a shining sword at the temple of Goddess Bhavani here. The historic battle between Chatrapati Shivaji and Afzal Khan, the commander of the Bijapur Sultanate fought here.

Bhimachi Kathi – a well-known pinnacle in this region. Height around 800′ form the valley side, This valley is surrounded by all three “Wadis” of Kudpan & famous for two gigantic waterfall.

You can enjoy various small waterfalls here. This route is wonderful for nature lovers.
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Trivia : 
Trek through mountains
Height: 
3000 ft above MSL approx.
Grade: 
Medium
Base Village : 
Kudpan
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Itinerary for the Trek is as follows :

Meeting point: Saturday 9 September 2017 – 23:00 Hrs @ Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E)

Sunday 10 September 2017
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05:00 Hrs: @ Poladpur Bus depo
07:00 Hrs: @ Kudpan
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Exploration of Bhimachi Kathi Pinnacle & Waterfall
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B/f & Tea
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09:30 Hrs: Trek Starts
10:30 Hrs: @ Greenish plateau atop near Dhangarwada
15 mins Break
10:45 Hrs: Continue Treks – Njoy small waterfalls & streams en-route
12:30 Hrs: @ Kumthe Village
13:00 Hrs: @ Par Village
14:00 Hrs: @ Pratapgad Base
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Lunch Time ( Either u can carry or avail at hotels here )
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14:45 Hrs: 15 mins climb 2 Pratapgad fort & Exploration time
16:15 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai
Evening Snacks – Tea on the way
23:00 Hrs: @ Dadar ( Thats subjective)
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The cost for the trek is about Rs. 1500 / – per head

This includes Dadar 2 Dadar travel by private vehicle, Morning & Evening B/f +Tea
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Deposit Rs. 1500/- 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 : ICIC0000268Last date for registration: – Tuesday 5th Sep 2017, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full

Things To Carry:-
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LUNCH For the day ( A must)
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies ( 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 (Action Preferably),
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836
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