Dear all,

We @ शिखरवेध invite you all for Trek and Camping to Harishchandragad fort on 20-21 May 2017 (Ascend & Descend via Pachnai route).

Interested people do join us …
Hope 2 c u on trek !!!

Brief info about the place:

Type : Hill Fort

Height : 4500 ft approx

Region : Malshej Ghat

Grade: Medium

Harishchandragad is an ancient fort from the Medieval period where the Great sage Changdev (Writer of the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate in the 14th century.

Konkan Kada: One of the biggest cliffs of the sahyadris, fascinating many people from years together. Facing towards the konkan side, the cliff looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region. Not only vertical, but it has an overhang, almost like a cobra’s hood.

Kedareshwar: The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 20th May 2017

Meeting point : Kasara Railway Stn at 09:15 Hrs

CST-Kasara Fast local timings as below

06:55 Hrs : CST

07:02 Hrs : Bycullaa

07:08 Hrs : Dadar

07:15 Hrs : Kurla

07:35 Hrs : Thane

07:47 Hrs : Dombivali

07:54 Hrs : Kalyan

09:11 Hrs : Kasara

Move by Private Jeeps to Pachnai Village

12:15 Hrs : @ Pachnai village

LUNCH Time

13:30 Hrs : ASCEND

16:00 Hrs: @ Atop H’gad

EXPLORE,

17:30 Hrs : @ Konkan Kada

T- Time

Camp Setup at Kokankada.

20:00 Hrs : Dinner and rest for the Day.

Sunday 21st May 2017

06:30 Hrs : Good Morning

08:30 Hrs : Breakfast, site seeing

09:30 Hrs : Start descending towards Pachanai

13:00 Hrs : @ Pachnai

Lunch Time

Move by Private Jeep transport 2 Kasara

We will reach Kasara by 4 pm

from there by local train to Mumbai (that’s subjective )

Contribution

The cost for the trek is Rs 1900/- per head which includes below,

1. Tented Accomodation

2. 1 Breakfast,

3. 3 veg meals & 1 evening refreshment

4. Transportation from Kasara till Kasara drop

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

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 to confirm : Thursday 18th May 2017 till 10 pm

Things To Carry: -

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) [MUST]
Sleeping Bag / Mat [MUST]
Torch with extra cell batteries [MUST]
A plate, mug, and spoon [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 good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put all these things

Note: It might rain, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836 / 09702121373 ( whatsapp ) 

Ganesh Gajare :  9833351478 / 7738374948 ( whatsapp )

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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

 

View enroute Andharban with Shikhar Vedh PC: Prathyusha chakravarthy

Dear All ,
We @ SHIKHAR VEDH invite you to trek to little explored ANDHARBAN on Sunday 28th August 2016 starting on Saturday 27th August 2016 night.
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.
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.
Trivia
Type :Trek though mountains and jungle
Height : 3000 ft above msl approx
Grade : Easy But endurance level little high
Region : Tamhini Ghat-Kundalika
The itinerary for the trek is as given below:

Saturday 27th August 2016

Meeting point : Pritam Hotel, Dadar (east) at 23:30 Hrs
Pick – up en-route till Panvel

Sunday 28th August 2016

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
16:00 Hrs : Departure to Mumbai
Evening refreshments @ Pali … Visit Ballaleshwar Asthvinayak Temple

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

The Contribution for the trip is Rs 1300/- per head.
This includes Transportation from Dadar to Dadar , 2 refreshments & Shikhar Vedh Charges
 

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

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

Last date to register with advance payment is 18th August 2016 till 6 pm.

Things To Carry:-

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

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

Also join us @

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

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Rajmachi with Shikhar Vedh

Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध is glad to announce Monsoon special trek to Rajmachi & Kondhane cave waterfall on 27th-28th August 2016 … Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy …

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.


A little distance down from the village lies a serene and beautiful lake called Uday Sagar Talav, no trek to Rajmachi is complete without taking a dip in this lake.
Behind the lake lies an ancient Monolith, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Here is some info about the forts: – Srivardhan & Manoranjan 

Height: 3000/2700 feet above MSL
Grade: Easy
District: Pune
Region: Lonavala
Base Village: Lonavala/Kondhane

Plan:Rendezvous: Meet at 08:00 Hrs (Sharp) at Lonavala

 Railway station on Saturday 27 August 2016

Train Timings for Mumbai People

22105: Indrayani Express

05:40 Hrs: CST
05:50 Hrs: Dadar
06:10 Hrs: Thane
06:35 Hrs: Kalyan
07:15 Hrs: Karjat
08:00 Hrs: Lonavala

If u miss this train u miss the breakfast wid us :P bt still u can catch Intercity Express 6:45 am from Dadar & reach Lonavala @ 8:45 am ;)

Notes: 1) Those staying on the central line en-route can hop in at Dadar-Thane-Kalyan-Karjat
2) People close by Panvel can avail ST facility & get down @ Lonavala bus depo

PUNE people

Catch Pune -Lonavala local … Timings as follows

06:30 Hrs: Pune Staion
06:36 Hrs: ShivajiNagar
06:41 Hrs: Khadki
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06:53 Hrs: Pimpri
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07:55 Hrs: Lonavala


The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 27 August 201608:10 Hrs :: Meeting point @ Lonavala railway station Ticket counter near platform 1


Intro & Breakfast – Tea time

08:50 Hrs: Public transport till Fanasrai

10:00 Hrs: @ Fanasrai
Walk / Hike from 

Fanasrai to Rajmachi (~2.5hrs / 8kms)


12:30 Hrs: @ Rajmachi

Lunch – Rest Time

16:00 Hrs: Move 2 Shrivardhan fort

Explore & post sunset back 2 village

Dinner & Stay in villager house
Sunday 28 August 201606:00 Hrs: Wake up call


Explore 
Manaranjan fort

Breakfast / Tea in village

09:30 Hrs -
 Descend from Rajmachi to Kondhane (~3.5 hrs)
12:30 Hrs – @ Kondhane caves
Fun in waterfall
14:00 Hrs – Lunch @ Kondhane
16:30 Hrs – @ Karjat Railway station
 

We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 19:00 Hrs (That’s Subjective)

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

 Lonavala – Fanasrai by public transport 2 Breakfast, 3 Veg meals

 Kondhane – Karjat by tumtum

 
Accommodation in village house & Shikhar Vedh charges

Please book yourself with advance payment of Rs. 800/- (Non-refundable) … Deposit the amount on following account.

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

 

Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
Sleeping bags / Mats (a must)
Torch with extra pair of battery ( 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

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on


Jagadish Patil: 09702121373 (Whtsapp) / 09869369836

Also join us @

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/
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Valley of Flower : Kaas with Shikhar Vedh

Dear All,We @ Shikhar VEDH has arranged a 1 day trip to KAAS Plateau Valley of Flowers – Maharashtra along-with visit to Thosegar waterfall as well on Sunday 4 September 2016 (Batch-1)

 

Next Batches of 2016

 Batch-2 : 11th September 2016

Batch-3 : 17th  September 2016 (Saturday)

Batch-4 : 25th  September 2016

Hope 2 cu on trip with us :-)
.
Details are as follows
Brief Introduction about Kaas Valley

KAAS PLATEAU: A wonderful outing to explore the colourful world of flowers … valley of flowers in Maharashtra  where hundreds of varieties of wild flowers of all colours which blooms in Mid August – Sept end (Da Best Time) … In monsoon the whole area transforms into an unbelievable carpets of flowers like yellow carpets of Smithia and Sonki flowers, Pink carpets of Balsam, Purple carpets of Karvi etc. … These carpets change colours almost every week depending on the dominant flowers during that time.

 

Rendezvous: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 22:45 Hrs
Departure from Dadar on Saturday night 11 pm on 3rd September 2016 for Batch-1Note : We would be heading by Private vehicle.

Pickup points will be Dadar, Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur, Panvel etc.

 

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

 

Sunday  4th September 2016

05:30 Hrs: @ Satara

Breakfast – Tea Time

07:30 Hrs: @ Kaas Plateau – Valley of Flowers in Maharashtra

Exploration Time, Photography, Sight seeing

11:30 Hrs : Move to Thoseghar Waterfall

13:00 Hrs: Lunch Break @ Thoseghar

Thosegar Waterfall Sight-seeing.

15:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Mumbai.

We will be in Mumbai around 22:30 hrs (that’s – subjective).

The Expenditure for the Trip is  Rs. 2000 /- per Head only

This includes Dadar to Dadar transport by private vehicle, Morning B/f – Tea, Veg Lunch , Entry fees & SHIKHAR VEDH Administration Charges.

Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 1200/- (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.

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

 

Seats r limited … 

 

Note:- Kas valley, is a remote place and do not have touristy facilities … pls keep in mind …

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Things To Carry:-

 

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

Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet … but pls do carry one …

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

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 & Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.

 

For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here,

Jagdish Patil : 09869369836 / 09702121373 (Whtsapp)

Shivaraj Khade : 9870198572

Dipak Kumkar : 9920206292

Ganesh Gajare: 9833351478 / 7738374948 (Whtsapp)

Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

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Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध are glad to announce One day BIKE Ride to Malshej Ghat and Shivneri Fort on Sunday, 19th October 2014.

Details are as follows

Brief Introduction about Malshej Ghat:-

Malshej Ghat (माळशेज घाट) is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India. The site is nestled in the lofty rugged hills of the Western Ghats.A nice view of valleys is one of the major attraction here. The view from behind the MTDC resort is a must-see. It is also famous for dark woods and the animals inside. These animals includes tigers, leopards, rabbits and peacocks etc. But truly a famous place near Malshej Ghat is Khireshwar which is 2/3 km from rest house. Through Khireshwar village, one can visit the famous Harishchandragad,kokankada a paradise of trekkers. A beautiful Pimplejoga dam also. One of the beauties here are many waterfalls in the hilly regions. Various waterfalls from small up to the huge ones are really worth to see and many are right next to the highway in the mansoon.

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The birthplace of legendary Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, The Shivneri Fort is not very far (approximately 40 km) from Malshej Ghat which is in Junnar region.

 

Brief Introduction about Shivneri Fort (शिवनेरी किल्ला): -

 

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Shivneri Fort (शिवनेरी किल्ला) is a 17th-century military fortification located near Junnar. It is the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of Maratha Empire.

Shahaji, Chatrapati Shivaji’s father, was a general in the army of the Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. He was concerned for the safety of his wife Jijabai during her pregnancy as there was constant warfare going on. He therefore moved his family to Shivneri fort. Shivneri is a highly defensible location, with steep rocks on four sides and a strongly built citadel.

Chhatrapati Shivaji was born at the fort on 19 February 1630, and spent his childhood there.he got his name SHIVBA here. Inside the fort is a small temple dedicated to the goddess Shivai Devi, after whom Shivaji was named.

The highest point of the fort is at a height of 3500 feet above the sea level. The Junnar taluka lies at the foot of this fort. One more thing about Junnar taluka is that it has the highest density of leopard population in the country.

Some of the attraction places in and around Shivneri Fort are given below:

a. Badami Talao: This is a small lake at the centre of Shivneri Fort

b. Goddess Shivai Temple: There is a small temple of goddess Shivai inside the fort. Shivaji was in fact named after this goddess.

c. Lenyadri Caves: We can see the Lenyadri caves just two kilometerss away from Shivneri fort. The history says that Parvathi wanted have Vinayak as her son and performed penance at this caves for nearly 12 years.

d. Shiv Janmasthan: This is the birth place of Shivaji. It is considered by local people as religious place and also called locally as Shiv mandir.

 

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The itinerary for the Event is as given below,

We will be going via Thane-Kalyan-Murbaad-Nagar Road, NH-222. We will be doing around 300Km journey.

06:00 am : Assemble @ Teen Hath Naka Flyover, Thane.

07:25 am: Breakfast Enroute

07:45 am: Move

08:30 am: Malshej Ghat

Explore surrounding Mountain Region, enjoy view.

09:00 am: Move towards Shivneri Fort

10:30 am: Shivneri Fort Base

10:45 am: Start Shivneri Ascend

11.30 am: Atop Shivneri Fort

Fort Exploration

01.00 pm: Start Descend

01.30 pm: at Base of fort.

02.00 pm: Lunch in Junnar

03.00 pm: Depart for Mumbai

Enroute Visit to Pimpaljoga Dam, enjoy a beautiful greenary and dam.

Evening Snacks / Tea on the way

We will be in mumbai around 20:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)

The Estimated expenditure for Ride is abt Rs. 600 /- per head

This includes morning reefreshment, Lunch & evening refreshments and Shikhar Vedh Charges.

Other Cost for the event:

Bikers have to bear their bike’s fuel expenses by themselves & pillion rider. (In case, of a single rider, the petrol and maintenance charges have to be paid by him alone.)

In case of a single rider, we will let u know about pillion’s availability if required.

VIMP NOTE:

1) Max. Bikes will be 15 only … Max. participant wud be 30

***Some Important Instructions those who Registered ***

1. All bikers would have to follow the rules and regulations.

2. All person need to carry Identity proof (Must), Bike’s Legal Papers, Helmet (Must), (Valid Driver’s License, RC Book, Insurance papers and PUC is must)

3. We would check for the license and papers at the start of the ride for every biker, and if any paper is not found in place, the members would not be allowed to ride with us. Note: As there is now regular checking happens near Khandala Exit.

4. Over-speeding will not be tolerated as usual, because mishaps cost yours as well as whole group’s time.

KINDLY NOTE THAT ALL THE ABOVE ‘ON THE FACE’ POINTS ARE DRAFTED JUST TO REACH OUR DESTINATION ON TIME. HENCE, TOTAL CO-OPERATION WOULD BE REQUIRED.

“Shikhar Vedh” would not be responsible for any uncertainties happening to him and also the members who accompanies him.

It’s advisable to get your bike Serviced / Repaired before the ride so that we all can have safe ride.

Things To Carry:-

Pls Do carry LUNCH for Sunday (a must)

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

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Some ready to eat food.

Plum cakes, biscuits etc.

A cap, Good trekking shoes

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.

 

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Ganesh Gajare (L): 09833351478 / 07738374948

Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836 / 09702121373

Also join us @

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/