Pavankhind Mohim 2021

Dear All,

 

We @ शिखर वेध have planned our yearly event of Panhala – Pavankhind – Padbhraman Mohim on 25-26th September 2021. 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 बारावे वर्ष आहे !!!

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The cost for the event is about  Rs. 3250 / – 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. 2950 / – 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) @ 20:30 Hrs on Friday 24th September 2021

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21:30 Hrs: Departure from DADAR by private vehicle

20:30 Hrs: Departure from DADAR by Mahalaxmi Express

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Saturday 25th September 2021

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07:30 Hrs: @ Kolhapur Station

08:30 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 26th  September 2021

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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

19:30 Hrs: Kolhapur station … Board Mahalaxmi Express to Mumbai

Dinner at hotel on highway ( 2 b borne by participants )

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Monday 27th September 2021

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

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The cost for the event is about Rs. 3250 / – 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, separate 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. 2950 / – 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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Kolhapur to Kolhapur :-The cost for the Mohim would b Rs. 1950 / – per head

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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 2950/- per head

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Deposit advance amount of Rs. 3250/-  (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 16 September 2021 till 5 pm 

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

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Some memories in form of snaps of our previous trail

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

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Dear All,
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We @ शिखर वेध have planned a Tour to Kaas Plateau Valley of Flowers – Sajjangad – Thosegar Waterfall & Kalyangad Fort in Satara region

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Hope 2 cu on trip – trek with us ;-)
Details r as follows
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Brief Introduction about Kaas Valley / Sajjangad / Thosegar / Kalyangad / Bara Motechi Vihir @ Limb :

Height: 3300 ft /3350 ft / 3500 ft / 3490ft / 

Grade: simple but Exciting 

Time: ~ Max. 0.5 / 0.75 mins from base villages

Location: Satara region
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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 colors almost every week depending on the dominant flowers during that time.

SAJJANGAD: Samarth Ramdas lived for long time @ Sajjangad, a small hillock near Satara. He breathed his last here and devotees worship his mausoleum here. This is an important centre of worship for the Ramdasi sect. Ramdas swami remains an inspiration for the technique he developed in infusing Nationalism and Dharmic devotion among ordinary people across the country by his concept of Hanuman temple, akhaada and a Paathashaalain every village. His emphasis on Rashtra chintana along with spiritualsadhana is more relevant today than it was anytime before.

THOSEGAR Waterfall: Thoseghar is very famous for it’s high Waterfalls. one of which is around 500 meters tall. Thoseghar is a wonderful place for nature lovers. These Waterfalls are very attractive and creates a loud noise in the calm nature.

KALYANGAD: is also known as Nandgiri fort. This fort was built by king Bhoj-II of Shilahar dynasty as mentioned in the copper plate inscription found in Satara.This fort appears to be built in between 1178 to 1209. It appears from many copper plate inscriptions of Shilahar kings that they gave many donations to Jain people. It has been proved that this fort is built by Shilahar Kings, as many statues of Lord Parshvanath are found in the cave on Kalyangad. In 1673 Shivaji Maharaj conquered Satara and surrounding regions. Kalyangad became a part of his territory. After Shivaji, the administration of Kalyangad went into the hands of Pratinidhis (representatives). Later, conflicts arose between Peshvas and Pratinidhis. The fort was taken over by Peshwa. In 1818 general Prisler brought this fort under British control.

Bara Motechi Vihir @ Limb :
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Rendezvous: Day 0: Pritam hotel, Dadar (e) @ 22:45 Hrs on Friday
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Departure from Dadar

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

We would be heading by Private vehicle. All destination are quickies. Kalyangad is Max. 45 mins ascend for fort.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

 

DAY 1:: Saturday 

05:30 Hrs: @ Satara

Breakfast – Tea Time

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

Exploration Time, PHotography, Sight seeing

12:30 Hrs: Depart

13:30 Hrs: Lunch Break @ Satara

15:00 Hrs: @ Move 2 Sajjangad

16:00 Hrs: @ Sajjangad Atop

Exploration Time

20:30 Hrs: Dinner ( Simple veg one)

Night Stay in hotel (Triple sharing)
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DAY 2 :: Sunday 

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast

09:00 Hrs: @ Thosegar Waterfall visit

12:00 Hrs: @ Kalyangad Base

13:00 Hrs: Kalyangad Atop

Exploration Time for 1 hour

15:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Base

16:00 Hrs: Visit Bara motechi Vihir @ Limb

17:00 Hrs: Depart 2 Mumbai

Evening Tea/ snacks en-route

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

The Expenditure for the Trip is  Rs. 4500 /- per Head

This includes Dadar to Dadar transport by private vehicle, 4 refreshments, 3 Veg Meals , Triple sharing accommodation and Entry fees

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Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 2500/- (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

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Googlepay : 9702121373

Seats r limited … MAXimum 25 members …

Last date to register with advance payment is  Thursday  

Note 1:- Kas valley, Thosegar, Kalyangad etc. are at remote places and do not have touristy facilities … pls keep in mind …

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Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (a must)

1 torch (a must) with spare battereies

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 2-3 Pair of clothes,

Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION, do carry a extra pair as well

Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things

Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.

For confirmation, do call on below no or reply here

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Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836

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 An overnight Trek 2 Rohida-Raireshwar-Kenjalgad – Kamalgad forts on 17-18 October 2020
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Hope 2 c u on the event with me 2 Njoy nature …
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Details as follows:

Brief intro about the forts as follows:
Rohida Fort (3661 feet)

…This is a very important fort in Bhor area (Pune District) situated on Bhor – Mahabaleshwar mountain range. This fort impressed because of its long natural fortwall and well constructed entrance gate. We need to pass through three gates before we reach the top of this fort. First Mahadarwaja is circular type, on Second darwaja there is carving of Lion and legendary animal ‘Sharabh’. On the third gate there are carved images of Lotus, fish and images of Sun & Moon on the upper side.On Fort we can see a water tank, Rohideshwar temple, carved caves, ruins of fortifications & old buildings including grain storage, sadar (main office). There are seven Buruj on Rohida out of which Fatte Buruj, Waghjai & Shiravle Buruj are well constructed to fight with the enemy.

Raireshwar (4589 feet) :- Tableland of Pachgani is very famous but higher and longer tableland is the plateau of Rayari. It is 8 km away from Bhor. It looks beautiful in the monsoon. Raireshwar was considered to develop as a hill station & in real sense it is a hill station.  Raireshwar is historically important, Shivaji Maharaj took the Oath of Swaraj in a temple of Lord Shiva. After this he kept on conquering forts and established Swaraj. This temple is situated rather deep in the interior, hence not seen in first glance. A temple surrounded by hills, surroundings covered by natural beauties. Stone structured temples of the 16th century are the main attraction of Raireshwar.Kenjalgad ( 4273 feet) is situated on the Mandhardev spur of the Mahadev range eleven miles north-west of Wai. It is a flat-topped hill of an irregular oval shape, about 250 yards long and one hundred yards wide. Khelanja fort is said to have been built by the Bhoj Rajas of Panhala who flourished in the twelfth century.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:
Rendezvous:
Friday 16th October 2020 :: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (east) @ 23:00 Hrs
 
Depart from pvt vehicle. Pick up en-route till Panvel
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Saturday 17th October 202005:30 Hrs: @ Vasole – Tupewadi

Refresh & Breakfast
07:00 Hrs: Ascend 2 Kamalgad
10:00 Hrs: Atop Kamalgad
Exploration for 1 Hours
11:00 Hrs: Descend
13:30 Hrs: @ Base
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13:30 Hrs: Lunch time
 
Drive to Kenjalgad Base
15:30 Hrs: @ Kenjalgad
 
16:00 Hrs: Ascend 2 Kenjalgad
16:30 Hrs: Atop 
Exploration for 1 hour
17:30 Hrs: Descend
 
Drive to Raireshwar Khind
 
18:00 Hrs: @ Raireshwar Ascend
 
18:30 Hrs: @ Raireshwar Atop
20:30 Hrs: Dinner @ our host @ Raireshwar

Campfire session if interested ;)


Sunday 18th October 2020
07:00 Hrs: Breakfast & Tea
Explore Raireshwar
09:00 Hrs: Descend
09:30 Hrs: Drive to Rohida Base-Bajarwadi
 
En-route visit 2 Nageshwar temple @ Ambavade & Pant Sachiv of Bhor Shankaraji Narayan Samadhi & Suspension bridge built in 1935
11:00 Hrs: @ Bajarwadi 
Ascend 2 Rohida
 
12:30 Hrs: Atop Rohida
Exploration for 1.5 Hours
14:00 Hrs: Descend
15:00 Hrs: @ Base
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Late Lunch @ Hotel in Bhor
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Departure 2 Mumbai
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We will be in Dadar around 22:30 hrs (that’s – subjective)The Cost for the trek is abt Rs. 2750 /- per head
This includes Mumbai to Mumbai transportation by non-ac private vehicle, Dormitory Accommodation in Villagers house, 3 veg meals and refreshments 

Please book in advance with payment of Rs. 2750/- (Non-refundable) to book for a private vehicle … Deposit the amount on the following account.

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

IFSC Code: ICIC0000268
 
OR
 
Googlepay: 9702121373

Seats r limited … MAXimum 15 participants …

Last date 2 confirm your presence for the trek is Thursday 15 October 2020 till 5 pm with advance payment OR Till da Registration gets Full …

Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Sleeping Mat – Bags (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), 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 / 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 has arranged Konkankada Camping @ Trekkers Paradise-Harishchandrgad
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Hope 2 c u on trek with us to NJoy again 
Brief Introduction about Harishchandragad:Height: 1412 meters (4510 feet)
Grade:Easy
Time: ~ 2 hrs from Pachnai, Base Village
Location:Nagar region
Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the Medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate on Taramati/Rohidas in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.

Konkan Kada:
 The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra’s hood.

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

Journey Details:
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Day 1: Saturday
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06:30 Hrs:
Depart 2  Pachnai by Private vehicle
B/f en-route

13:00 Hrs : – @ Pachnai
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.Lunch Time
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14:30 Hrs : ASCEND

17:00 Hrs: @ Atop H’gad

17:30 Hrs : @ Konkan Kada

T- Time Sunset View

20:00 Hrs : Dinner ( Bhakri, Bhaji, Rice & Daal)and retire for the dayTented Accommodation

Day 2: Sunday 

06:30 Hrs : Good Morning

Post Breakfast – Tea

Explore Hgad … Caves, Kedarehwar Temple etc

10:30 Hrs: Descend via Pachnai

12:00 Hrs: @ Pachnai
Lunch in hotel on the way
We will reach to Mumbai 19:00 hrs (That’s Subjective)

The cost for da Trek is about Rs. 2550 per head
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tht includes transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai by private vehicle, 3 veg meals & 2 refreshments & TENTED ACCOMMODATION
NOTE : Minimum 8 participants required to execute

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Deposit Rs. 1500/- per head (Non-Refundable) advance on following A/c for Food & vehicle booking
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

Last date for registration: – 2 days prior to departure

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Things To Carry: -
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) ( a must)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( a must)
Windcheater , Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes (Preferably ACTION),
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A haversack to put all these things
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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

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Jagadish Patil: 09702121373 / 09869369836
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Also join us @
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shikharvedh/