Dear All,
We @ शिखर वेध has arranged much awaited Rajgad to Torna Trek 

Cost of the event :: Rs 2950/- per head

Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, FOOD & Tented Accommodation
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Brief Introduction about Rajgad / Torna:-

Height:  4182 ft / 4200 ft
Grade:  Medium/Medium
Time: ~ Maximum 2 / 3 hrs from base villages Gunjavane / Velhe
Location: Pune

RAJGAD – The name describes the place itself. The King of all the forts. 
It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji on any fort. He spent almost 25/30 yrs here. Rajgad is famous for its construction. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. These are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjevani Machee, and at the centre is the Ballekilla. 

Padmavati Machee (north end) : This machee is the site of Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, Chor Darwaja, Pali Darwaja, Gunjavane Darwaja, Daru Kothar (storage of arms and ammunition), Diwankhana, Rajwada (ruins), Ghod Tale (Horse Lake), Sadar (office) and Dhalkathi (flag hoisting place).

Sanjeevani Machee (southwest/west end) : This huge, beautiful and royally constructed machee faces west and has a three-stepped (layered) fortified structure. Each of the lower levels is separated from the higher one by a fortified bastion with a gate that could be defended independently. The lowest level is beautifully fortified by double curtain walls (chilkhathi) separated by a deep trench, on average 12 feet across. One can walk between these walls. The outer wall has openings to let soldiers out for sudden attack.

Suvela Machee (south east) : This is another grand machee facing east with lots of secret routes and doorways. This one is a double-stepped fortified machee with the steps separated by a beautiful bastioned doorway. At the end of first step a hole cuts across the rock; one can sit in this hole (nedhe). The final (lowest) step like Sanjeevani Machee has a double curtain wall. To the south side of this machee one can see a beautiful triangular bastion called Kaleswari buruz having an escape door near it. The home of the renowned military leader Tanaji Malusare was in this machee.

Bale Killa (centre) : This is the highest part of the fort which has remains of palaces, water cisterns and caves. It has a beautiful entrance door called Mahadarwaja. One can view the whole fort and the vast surrounding expanse.

TORNA :- The fort is also known as Prachandagad (huge fort), due to its massive size. In 1646, when Shivaji was 16, he launched his first military attack by capturing Torna fort, paving the way for the great empire. Many battles have been fought on this fort. The fort is truly grand and stretches for couple of kilometers.

Fascinating points on Torna fort:

Goddess Toranjai: it is a simple temple where goddesses Somjai and Toranjai are worshiped. Ahead we can see the lakes toran and mhasoba.

Maal and Safeli Bastions: On the west of Kothji Darwaja are the bastion maal, and the latter one is to the south of the former. Near Safeli is the construction called lakadkhaana, where wood was stored. Here is the way to Kokan Darwaja and Budhla Machi.

Budhla Machi: In Marathi ‘budhla’ means vessel, and budhla machi looks like a vessel kept upside down. This cliff is a breathtaking spot on the fort.

Bini Darwaja: This is the main entrance to the fort from velhe and is situated to the northwest of the fort. The bastion on the left side has collapsed. The path ahead leadsto the Kothi Darwaja.

Kothi Darwaja: Ascending the steps carved in the rock, we enter the Kothi Darwaja facing east. Here we come across some guard rooms. Way along the wall towards east takes us to the temple of goddess Toranjai.

Hanuman Bastion: This bastion is situated to the east of Kothi Darwaja. Here we can see the idol of hanuman facing south and a flag post. The way ahead leads to the bastion Bhel. Further eastwards we come to Zunjar Machi.

Temple of goddess Mengai: this is the only place on the fort where one can stay. It has two doors and the roof is stillin the needs of repairs. In front of the temple is a Deepmala.

Zunjar Machi: It is situated on the western side & a wonderful spot to see.

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below: 

Rendezvous:

Pritam Hotel, Dadar (E) @ 22:45 Hrs on Friday
23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar
Pick-ups en-route Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur etc. 
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Saturday
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05:00 Hrs : @ Gunjavane, Base Village
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Finish off Morning activities , Breakfast & Tea
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06:30 Hrs : Ascend to Rajgad
08:45 Hrs : Atop Rajgad

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Explore Padmavati machi, Balekilla & Suvela Machi
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13:00 Hrs : Lunch time @ Padmavati Temple
14:30 Hrs : Move 2 Sanjivani Machi

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Explore Sanjivani Machi
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16:15 Hrs : Descend from Alu Darwaja
18:30 Hrs : @ Paal-Khind 

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Retire for da day & Prepare Dinner & Tented accommodation … 
Note: 1 Tent will be distributed among 3-4 ppls group as per size and They have to carry out the burden of same alternately till the trek ends.

A CAMP FIRE SESSION —
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Sunday
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05:00 Hrs : Wake up call
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Finish off Morning activities

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06:30 Hrs : Breakfast – Tea
06:30 Hrs : Move to Torna

10:30 Hrs : Torna Atop
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Explore Torna gad, Lunch, Rest 

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14:00 Hrs : Descend
16:30 Hrs : Refreshment – Tea
17:00 Hrs : Start return journey back 2 Mumbai by private vehicle
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We will be @ Dadar by 22:30 Hrs (Subjectively)
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The Estimated expenditure of the trek is Rs 2950/- per head, which includes Travel expenditure from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, 3 veg meals, Refreshments & Tented accommodation

For registration, Rs. 1000/- (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle charges & Food arrangement 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

OR
Googlepay : 9702121373

Maximum 25 seats …
Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on 4 days prior to departure till 5 pm
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Things To Be carried:

A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs – must),
TORCH with extra batteries (Compulsory),
Bedding ( Compulsory)
TIFFIN BOX, A spoon and a plate (a must)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes,
2-3 papers, Cap, etc.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.


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

We @ शिखरवेध has arranged  Nhavi-Ratangad, Mangi, Tungi, Kanchana-Manchana forts Trek range on 16-17 January 2021

Brief Introduction Nhavi-Ratangad / Mangi/ Tungi / Kanchana / Manchana:-

Height: ~4100 / 4000 / 4000 / 3772 / 3772 ft
Grade:  Medium / Easy / Easy / Medium / Medium
Time: ~ 2.5 hr / 2 hr / 2 hrs / 3 hr / 3 hrs from base villages
Base Village: Wadakhel /  Bhilwad   / Bhilwad / Kheldari / Kheldari

Location: Selbari range / Ajantha Satmal Region
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The itinerary for the Trek is as follows : -

Friday 15 January 2021
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23:00 Hrs: Departure from Dadar by Private Vehicle

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Day-1 – Saturday 16 January 2021

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06:00 Hrs – Reach Bhilwadi Village

Breakfast – Tea

Move to vadkhel village

07:30 Hrs – Start trek for Nhavigad

09:30 Hrs – Nhavi-Ratangad ATop … explore the gad

10:30 Hrs – Descend

12:00 Hrs – @ Base Village

Move to Mangi-tungi base

12:30 Hrs : Lunch Time

13:00 Hrs –  Ascend to Mangi Tungi

15:30 Hrs – Mangi Atop

Explore & Descend – Move to Tungi

Exploration &  Descend

18:00 Hrs – @ Base village

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Have a dinner at 20:30 hrs and 

Stay @ Bhilwad village – Dharmashala

Good night.

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Day-2 – Sunday 17 January 2021

06:00 Hrs – Good morning bell

07:00 Hrs – Have a breakfast-tea

07:30 Hrs – Move to Kheldari Village

08:15 Hrs – @ Kheldari

08:30 Hrs – Start trek

10:00 Hrs – Reach Kanchana Atop

Exploration  Time

11:00 Hrs – Descend

11:30 Hrs: Ascend Manchana

13:00 Hrs – @ Manchana Atop

Explore & Descend

14:30 Hrs: @ Base village

Lunch Time in Hotel

Start return journey by 16:30 hrs back 2 Mumbai by private vehicle

We will be @ Dadar by 23:00 Hrs (Subjectively)
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The Estimated expenditure of the trek is Rs 2750/- per head, which includes

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Travel expenditure from Dadar 2 Dadar by private vehicle, 3 veg meals, Refreshments & accommodation if any
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 For registration, Rs. 1500/- (Non-Refundable) as advance payment for vehicle & food charges is a must …
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

OR

Googlepay: 9702121373

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Maximum 25 seats …
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Last date for confirmation with advance payment is on Tuesday 12th January, 2021 till 5 pm

Note: We will be keeping our bags in vehicle itself while trekking … Will carry only Water Bottles (3 Liters must), Something to munch, Torch (must) & Ur valuables only 

… So it will be easy for us to Trek …
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Things To Be carried:-
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A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs – must),
TORCH with extra batteries (Compulsory),
Bedding ( Compulsory)

Tiffin Box, A spoon and a plate (a must)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes,
2-3 papers, Cap, etc.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION , extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.

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/

bhimashankar-temple-maharashtra

Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged Naneghat to Bhimashankar (Nabhi) range trek on 28 – 30 November 2020

Hope to c u with us

Brief Introduction & Summary:

Distance to be covered: 90 km approx.

Difficulty level: Medium

Endurance level: High – Previous trekking experience required.

Maximum participants: 25 only

 

Itinerary of the trek is as follows:

Day 0 :: Friday 27th November 2020 :

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Meet at Mumbai Central Dpot by 22:00 Hrs

Depart by ST Bus to Junnar

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Day 1 :: Saturday 28th November 2020 :  

Will reach @ Junnar by 4 am 

Travel to Naneghat by Pvt Jeep

06:00 Hrs: @ Naneghat

Post breakfast start our trek Explore Naneghat Platue

Then Ascend Jivdhan Fort, Explore, Descend to Ghatghar village (~ 5 hrs)

Lunch in Ghatghar Village

14:00 Hrs : Trek to Amboli Village

19:00 Hrs : @ Amboli Village

Dinner & Overnight stay at Amboli Village

Day 2 :: Sunday 29th November 2020

Early Wake up … A long day 2 trek

Post B/f & Tea

Trek to Dhakoba fort (~3.5 Hrs)

11:00 Hrs : @ Dhakoba Fort … EXplore

Trek to Durg Fort (~ 2.5 Hrs)

14:00 Hrs : @ Durg Fort …. Explore

Have Packed Lunch en-route

16:00 Hrs :Move to Ahupe Village for Overnight Stay (~ 4 Hrs)

20:00 Hrs : @ Ahupe village

Dinner & Overnight stay at Ahupe Village

Day 3 :: Monday 30th November 2020 (Gurunanak Jayanti Holiday)

Post Breakfast Move to Bhimashankar via Kondwal Village (~ 6 hrs )

Temple Darshan

13:00 hrs : Lunch Time

From Bhimashankar move to Pune, Mumbai by public / private transport on your own

  • Group Size: Max.20
  • Contribution: Rs. 3500/- per head

Inclusions:

  1. Transportation from Mumbai Central  to Junnar to Naneghat
  2. All veg meals during the trek
  3.  Basic Accommodation at villager’s house
  4. Guidance and Expertise Charges.

 Exclusions:

  1. Medical aid other than first aid.
  2. Anything else other than mentioned above.

                          

Payment details:
One needs to transfer / NEFT Rs 2000/- per head (Non-Refundable) as an advance at the time of booking. Balance Amount in Cash on trek

Account Details

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

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

IFSC Code :: ICIC0000268
OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

  • Things to carry:

1)   Some ready to eat food, dry snacks, biscuits, cakes, etc.

2) Good quality shoes preferably ACTION trekking shoes, chappals during relax time.

3)   Water bottle min 3 Ltrs.

4)   Sleeping mat/bag, shawl, etc.

5)   Personal medicines.

6)   Extra pair of cloths.

7)   A haversack to put in all the things to be carried

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  • Special Notes: 

1)  Registration through phone calls only with adv payment

2)  Avoid wearing gold ornaments and valuables.

3) We all are going for an historic, adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.

4) Do’s & Don’ts will be explained during the introduction session. All are bound by the same.

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/

Lobhi_Trek

Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged Lonavla to Bhimashankar (Lobhi) range trek on 12 – 13 September 2020

Hope to c u with us

Brief Introduction & Summary:

Distance to be covered: 70km approx.

Difficulty level: Medium

Endurance level: High – Previous trekking experience required.

Maximum participants: 25 only

 

Lonavala to Bhimashankar is known to be one of the ancient trek routes in the Sahyadri ranges. This old route shall put your endurance level to test. This a life changing experience, and worth every effort that you put in every stride. Hills and downhill, plateaus and long vast plateaus, dense forest of Karvi plants, ever-changing route, breath taking beauty. One of the most amazing trekking experiences we must say.
Itinerary of the trek is as follows:
Day 0 :: Friday 11th September 2020 :

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Meet at Lonavala station by 23:00 Hrs

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Here, enjoy the small introduction session. Start the trek from station.

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Day 1 :: Saturday 12th September 2020 :  

Will reach Valvand village by 3:30 am 

A 2 hours rest … and after having breakfast start our trek towards Kondeshwar temple ….

9:30 Hrs : @ Kondeshwar temple

Move to beautiful Kusur plateau. The huge plateau with awesome greenery and windy sometimes. We’ll reach Kusur village by lunch time. Have lunch (Self-Carried) at Kusur village. around 13:00 Hrs

Transport to Talapewadi village by private vehicle from Kusur.

Start trekking from Talape village approximately 3 hours trek to Padharwadi village via famous ‘Vandre Khind’ which is a rest of day village. This village is at core of Sahyadri. reach @ Padharwadi by 7 pm … Overnight stay at Padharwadi.

Day 2 :: Sunday 13th September 2020

The final Day. Today we’ll reach out final destination to the Bhimashankar. We will start our trek early morning so that we can complete as early as possible. After breakfast, start trek from Padharwadi. After crossing huge plateau reach at final point at Bhimashankar. Trek conclude with lot of sense of achievement and off course happy memories.

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13:00 hrs : Lunch Time

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From Bhimashankar move to Pune , Mumbai by public / private transport

Meeting Point & time

Meet Friday 11 September 2020 at Lonavla Railway Station by 11:00 PM

Mumbai people can board 17411 – Mahalaxmi Express from CST by 20:20 hrs

& alight @ Loanavala station by 22:50 Hrs

Pune people can take 21:05 Hrs lonavala local & reach @ lonavala by 22:30 pm

  • Group Size: Max.25
  • Contribution: Rs. 2000/- per head

 

Inclusions:

  1. Transportation arrangements from Kusur  to Talpewadi village
  2. All meals during the trek (Except Saturday Lunch)
  3. Accommodation at villager’s house
  4. Guidance and Expertise Charges.

 

 Exclusions:

  1. Medical aid other than first aid.
  2. Anything else other than mentioned above.

                          

Payment details:
One needs to transfer / NEFT Rs 2000/- per head (Non-Refundable) as Full advance at the time of booking.

Account Details

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

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

IFSC Code :: ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

  • Things to carry:

1)   Some ready to eat food, dry snacks, biscuits, cakes, etc.

2) Good quality shoes preferably ACTION trekking shoes, chappals during relax time.

3)   Water bottle min 3 Ltrs.

4)   Sleeping mat/bag, shawl, etc.

5)   Personal medicines.

6)   Extra pair of cloths.

7)   A haversack to put in all the things to be carried

.

  • Special Notes: 

1)  Registration through phone calls only with adv payment

2)  Avoid wearing gold ornaments and valuables.

3) We all are going for an historic, adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.

4) Do’s & Don’ts will be explained during the introduction session. All are bound by the same.

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09702121373 / 09869369836
.

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/