Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध are glad to announce a day BIKE Trek to Ghangad & Telbaila on  Sunday 3 March 2013 … Hope 2 c u there

Details r as follows
Brief Introduction about Ghangad / Telbaila:-

Height: ~ 3000 feet / 3322 feet
Grade:  Easy/Easy
Time: ~ Max.45 min from Ekole / Max. 45 minutes from Telbaila
Location: Lonavala Region

Ghangad is situated on western side of Mulshi river, which is called as Kobarse Maval. This fort is surrounded by Korigad, Telbaila and Sudhagad, but still lonely and separated. There is not much documentation explored about history of the fort. Earlier it was with Koli Samant, then with Adilshah and later with Marathas.

Telbaila is basically a watch tower built to guard over the Sahwashni ghat near Pali. It consists of two rock walls , the left and the right clearly differentiated by the col in between. There is a temple of local goddess at the base of the twin wall. There are lot of ancient man made water tank & caves at the base as well as on the climbing routes. Though not of much historic importance – the rock walls of Telbaila offer great rock climbing opportunities of technical grade.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below


06:45 am : Assemble @ Macdonald, Kalamboli – Intros & Instructions

08:15 am: Breakfast @ Kamath, Khandala
08:55 am: Move
10:10 am: @ Ekole village

11:00 am: Fort ATop
Explore fort, Rest and enjoy the view of the surrounding region
12:00 am: Descend
12:30 pm: Depart for Bhamburde – Tail-baila Base
13:00 pm: @ Bhamburde
14:00 pm: @ Ascend
15:00 pm: @ cave – Col between the two walls (Climbing wall is not involved)
Rest & exploration
16:00 pm: Descend
17:00 pm: @ Base
Depart for Mumbai
Time permits a 15 min break @ Lions point
Evening Snacks / Tea on the way
We will be in mumbai around 21:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)
The Estimated expenditure for Trek is abt Rs. 300 /- per head
This includes Morning & evening refreshments and Shikhar Vedh Fee
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 .
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.


“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.

Few previous Memories in form of snaps as below :

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
Dipak Kumkar (L): 09920206292
Sonia Anchan (L): 09892813235
Jagdish Patil (O): 09869369836

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