Dear All,

We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged  Trek to Harishchandrgad for Pre-moonsoon Clouds 
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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:

DAY 0 :: 

Rendezvous : Kasara Railway Station – Booking Counter 01:30 Hrs

22:50 Hrs :CST
22:57 Hrs: Byculla
23:03 Hrs: Dadar
23:13 Hrs: Kurla
23:17 Hrs: Ghatkopar
23:33 Hrs: Thane
23:48 Hrs: Dombivali
23:58 Hrs: Kalyan
01:15 Hrs: Kasara

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Depart 2  Pachnai by Private vehicle

Day 1:
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04:00 Hrs : – @ Pachnai
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Freshen up .. Intro
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04:30 Hrs : ASCEND

06:00 Hrs: @ Atop H’gad

06:30 Hrs : @ Konkan Kada

Breakfast-T Time

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EXPLORE  the surroundings

Rest Time

10:00 Hrs: Descend via Pachnai

12:00 Hrs: @ Pachnai

LUNCH Time ( Pithale-Bhakri, Rice & Daal)

from there by local transport to Rajur – Kasara
From Kasara by local train to Mumbai
We will reach to Mumbai 20:30 hrs (That’s Subjective)

The cost for da Trek is about Rs. 1800 per head
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tht includes transportation from Kasara to Kasara by private jeeps, 1 B/f – Tea & 1 veg meals 
NOTE : Minimum 8 participants required to execute

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Deposit Rs. 1800/- 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: – 4 days prior to departure


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Things To Carry: -
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A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) ( 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/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

We शिखर वेध is glad to announce Fireflies Special Night trek 2 Rajmachi 

The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1450/- per head

That would include:

To & Fro Transportation : Lonavala – Phanasrai – Rajmachi to Lonavala stn by pvt jeeps, 
Day 1: 1 Veg meal for Dinner,
Day 2: Morning Breakfast – Tea, 

Forest Entry Fee, Accommodation & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges

Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy…
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Fireflies: Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the firefliescontain specialized cells in their abdomen that make light.
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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.
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A little distance down from the village lies a serene and beautiful lake called Uday Sagar Talav. Behind the lake lies an ancient Monolith, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

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

Height: 3000/2700 feet above MSL
Grade: Easy
District: Pune
Region: Lonavala
Base Village: Lonavala/Kondhane
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Day 1: Saturday:-  Meet at 17:15 Hrs (Sharp) at Lonavala Railway station 

MUMBAI People

We will b starting from  CST by Konarak Express / Hyderabad Express

(time-table as below) — Alight @ Lonavala 

Mumbai CST : 14:30 Hrs
Dadar : 14:40 Hrs
Thane : 15:02 Hrs
Kalyan : 15:28 Hrs
Karjat : 16:08 Hrs

Lonavala : 17:03 hrs

PUNE people

Catch Pune-Lonavala local … Timings as follows

15:00 Hrs: Pune Staion

15:06 Hrs: Shivaji Nagar

15:23 hrs: Pimpri

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16:32 Hrs: Lonavala

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Day 1: Saturday
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17:20 Hrs: @ Lonavala railway station

Move Fanasrai / Udhewadi / Rajmachi Village by local Transport

18:45 Hrs: @ Fanasrai / Udhewadi

Ascend to Rajmachi (~ 1.5 hrs)

Enjoy Fireflies in the Jungle En-route

21:00 Hrs: @ Udhewadi – base village

Dinner Time

Post Dinner – Again Night Walk for Fireflies

Stay @ Villagers House / Tented Accommodation

Day 2: Sunday
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06:00 Hrs: @ Wake up call
07:30 Hrs: @ Shrivardhan atop

Explore Shrivardhan fort.
Breakfast  – Tea in village .
Explore Manoranjan Fort

10:00 Hrs – Visit Uday sagar Talav, Shiva Temple
11:00 Hrs: Move to Lonavala station by pvt transport

12:00 Hrs – @ Lonavala station

We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 17.30 PM (That’s Subjective)
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The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1450/- per head

That would include:
To & Fro Transportation : Lonavala – Phanasrai – Rajmachi to Lonavala stn by pvt jeeps, 
Day 1: 1 Veg meal for Dinner,
Day 2: Morning Breakfast – Tea, 

Forest Entry Fee, Accommodation & Shikhar Vedh administrative charges

Advance amount of Rs. 1450/- per head (Non- Refundable) for registration

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

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

Note : Non Veg (chicken) Food Rs 100/- pp extra
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Last date to register: 4 days prior to event ot till the batch is full
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Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~ 3 Ltrs) (a must)
Sleeping Mat / bags (a must)
Torch with batteries ( 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
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Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil: 09702121373 / 09869369836

In case call is not received; please do sms / whtsapp
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Also join us @

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

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Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh are glad to announce Anjarle Turtle Festival Tour 

The Cost for Tour :: Rs. 3900 / - per head
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This includes 

Borivali 2 Borivali transportation fare for private vehicle ( A.C.), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges for suvarnadurg, food expenses veg only and dormitory accommodation charges.

Get Ready to Witness the Wonderful Life Of Turtles ….

Some information about the area: The places that will be visiting are:

  1. Anjarle Beach – Turtle Festival visit
  2. Suvarna Durg Fort
  3. Goa Fort
  4. Kadyavarcha Ganpati Temple
  5. Shree Keshavraj Temple
  6. Shree Vyaghreshwar Temple

Anjarle Beach :   Anjarle Village is hosting its first turtle conservation event this year. Let us support the villagers and provide support and motivation to villagers by participating in Anjarle Turtle Festival.

Unspoiled a sleepy fishing village surrounded by beach covered with coconut trees. You can spend your weekend here refreshing and taking the beautiful sights around Anjarle Village.

Anjarle is also famous for the ‘Kadyawarcha Ganpati’ temple located on a cliff. Anjarle Turtle festival is organized by Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra and Kasav Mitra Mandal. Olive Ridley Turtles eggs are protected at nest site after they are laid on the beach by Turtles. Protected eggs are later released when they hatch into baby olive ridley turtles with hope they will return one day again to lay more eggs on the beach. Watching these baby turtles take their first steps as they find their way towards the sea is an unforgettable moment.

Suvarnadurg Fort

Enjoy boat ride from Harnai Jetty towards Suvarnadurg fort located in middle of the sea if you are lucky we can spot dolphin nearby. Suvarnadurg is a fort that is located on a small island in the Arabian Sea, near Harnai in Konkan.

Goa Fort: 

Tour Duration: 2 Night / 2 Days
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The Itinerary for the Tour as follows:

Day 0: FRIDAY :-

Departure by private vehicle from National Park, Borivali (East) @ 09:30 pm

Andheri, Bandra @ 10:00 pm

Sion Lunch Home @ 10:30 pm
Vashi below main bridge @ 11:00 pm

Day 1: SATURDAY :-

05:30 Hrs: @ Anjarle
Refresh
06:45 Hrs: Visit 
Anjarle Beach for Turtle festival
Breakfast @ our home stay

10:30 Hrs: @ Suvarnadurg fort by boat

Fort Exploration

Lunch at Anjarle (Veg. Only)

Rest timev

Evening Tea & Visit Anjarle beach, 

Go for Turtle watching.

Dinner ( Veg. Only)

Stay @ villagers home in Anjarle (Dormitory Type only) —

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Day 2: SUNDAY :-
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06:45 Hrs: Visit Anjarle Beach for Turtle watching.

08:00 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea

09:30 Hrs: @ Visit Kadyavarcha Ganpati, Shri Keshavraj Temple, Shri Vyaghreshwar Temple
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13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Dapoli ( 2 b borne by participants as per veg / non-veg )

15:00 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai
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We will be in mumbai around 22:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)
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The Cost for Tour is about Rs. 3900 / - per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation fare for private vehicle (AC), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges for Suvarnadurg, Veg food expenses, and accommodation charges.
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Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit  Rs 3900/- per head (Non-refundable) advance on following A/c …
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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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Last date for registration: – 4 days prior to departure or till the registration gets full
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VIMP NOTES :: For MUMBAI PARTICIPANTS, we can hire a private vehicle as well if we get minimum 6 participants for the Trip.
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The cost remains the same as Rs 3900/- per head

The Departure time wud be 10:00 pm on friday from Borivali.

Other Itinerary details same as for Pune Participants
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Note: -

1) Emergence of Hatchlings of turtles is a natural process. So cannot give guarantee of emerging possibility of turtles on the mentioned dates.

2) Anjarle beach have strong currents … so won’t b allowed to go inside the water
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Things To Carry:-
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A Torch with spare battery ( a must)
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
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

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 @ Shikhar Vedh are glad to announce Velas Turtle Festival Tour

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The Cost for Tour :: Rs. 3450 / - per head
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This includes 
Pune 2 Pune transportation fare for private vehicle (A.C.), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses veg only and dormitory accommodation charges.

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Next Batch Dates :: All weekends of March & April

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Get Ready to Witness the Wonderful Life Of Turtles ….

Some information about the area: The places that will be visiting are:

  1. VelasBeach – Turtle Festival visit
  2. Bankot Fort
  3. Harihareshwar Temple

 

Velas Beach :  Velas is the birth place of Nana Phadnis, one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha history. Due to the sea-shore Velas is an existing place and it is situated near Bankot Bay. There is an old temple of Shri Bhairi- Rameshwar and in this temple all twelve months water is made available taking the benefit of favorable geographical conditions. A statue of Nana Phadnis is present outside his house. In Velas Mahalakshmi temple and Nana Phadnis house are the places to visit. Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley, which is an endangered species of turtle.  

 

Bankot Fort:

 

Region: Mandangad

District: Ratnagiri

Height: Sea fort (Slightly above sea level)

Difficulty: Simple

 

Bankot is a square shaped fort. On the sides of Bankot fort, there is a dry moat (Revni) dug out in the Jambhya stone. Jambhya stone is peculiar type of stone adorning a purple shade and peculiarly it is incapable of storing water as the water invariable percolates through it owing to its much porous nature. The main entrance (Mahadarwaja) of the fort is north-facing with a well sculpted arch and carvings. Watch guards dug out (Devdya) align on both sides of the Mahadarwaja with some pits being dug out in the right Devdi. On the left, there are steps leading towards Nagarkhana while there is an underground storey and a tunnel on the right. A Maruti idol in the centre stands deserted now. On the west, there is a small entrance (Darwaja) leading to a Bastion on the exterior of the fortifications. A deep well (now dry and filled) occupied the centre of this bastion earlier and the adjacent water tanks too are dry and obsolete now. One can leave the Buruj via a small exit that leads to the surrounding moat and a beautiful “Revni” lying nearby.

 

Tour Duration: 2 Night / 2 Days
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The Itinerary for the Tour as follows:

Day 0: FRIDAY -

 

Departure by private vehicle from Mcd, Deccan @ 10:30 pm

Karve Nagar @ 11:00 pm
Chandani Chowk @ 11:15 pm

Day 1: SATURDAY -

05:30 Hrs: @ Velas

Refresh

06:45 Hrs: Visit Velas Beach for Turtle festival

Breakfast

10:00 Hrs: @ Bankot fort

10:30 Hrs: Atop

Fort Exploration
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Lunch at Velas (Veg. Only)

Rest time
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Evening Tea & Visit Velas beach, 

Go for Turtle watching.

Dinner ( Veg. Only)

Stay @ villagers home in Velas (Dormitory Type only) —

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Day 2: SUNDAY -

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06:45 Hrs: Visit Velas Beach for Turtle watching.

08:00 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea

09:30 Hrs: @ Harihareshwar by crossing Veshvi – Bagmandala creek by ferry
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Harihareshwar Temple visit

Visit 2 Harihareshwar Beach
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13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Harihareshwar ( Veg/Non-Veg to be borne by participant as per choice)

15:00 Hrs: Departure 2 Pune

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We will be in Pune around 21:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)

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The Cost for Tour is about Rs. 3450 / - per head
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This includes  Pune  2 Pune transportation fare for private vehicle ( AC), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses Veg only and dormitory accommodation charges.

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Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit  Rs 3450/- per head (Non-refundable) advance on following A/c …

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSCcode : ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

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Last date for registration: – 8 days prior to departure or till the registration gets full

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Note: -

1) Emergence of Hatchlings of turtles is a natural process. So cannot give guarantee of emerging possibility of turtles on the mentioned dates.

2) Velas beach have strong currents … so won’t b allowed to go inside the water

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Things To Carry:-
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A Torch with spare battery ( a must)

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

Sleeping Bag, Mat (a must)

Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
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

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 @ Shikhar Vedh has planned to experience the  Nepal Backpacking Tour !!! 
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Tour Fees Rs. 29500/- per Head which includes

1) Pick up & drop to Gorakhpur  Railway station 

2) Vehicle for internal travel

3) Food expenses Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch excluded)

4) Accommodation on triple sharing basis in Hotels & Home-stay

4) Note: Twin sharing Accommodation Rs 2000/- pp Extra

5) All Permit & Entry fees wherever applicable (Except Camera Fee)

6) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Travel Suggestion :-

Day 1: Arrive @ Gorakhpur Airport / Railway station by 8 am latest

Day 7: Book your flight / train from Gorakhpur after 2 pm

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Major Highlights of the offbeat tour !!!

Kathmandu Valley – UNESCO Site – Pashupatinath Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhutnath Stupa, Babulnath

Chitwan – National Park – Jungle Safari – UNESCO Heritage Site

Lumbini – Birthplace of Lord Buddha – UNESCO Site

Pokhara – Bindabasini Temple, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave, Museum

Nepali Cusines – Blend of Indian & Tibetian influences

Itinerary

Day 1:- Gorakhpur – Pokhara Drive (~ 280 km / 8 hr drive)

Meet the team @ Gorakhpur Airport / Railway station by 08:00 Hrs

Drive to Pokhara – Day Journey

Enjoy Scenic view en-route … Overnight  in Hotel @ Pokhara

Day 2:- Pokhara Sightseeing Tour

Post Break-fast, Full day Pokhara sight seeing tour –  Visit popular attractions viz.  Bindabasini Temple, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Museum, Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave etc. . Explore Fewa Lake Market – evening time.

Overnight @ Pokhara Hotel

Day 3:- Pokhara to Kathmandu (~ 200 km / 7 hrs)

Post Breakfast, Drive to Kathmandu – capital of Nepal … En-route visit Manokamana Devi

Overnight halt at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 4:- Kathmandu Sightseeing

Post Break-fast, Full day Kathmandu Sightseeing
Visit Popular Attractions as Pashupatinath Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Babulnath & Much More

Overnight @ Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 5 :- Kathmandu – Chitwan (~ 180 km / 5 hrs )

Post Breakfast, Explore / Shopping in Kathmandu and around 11:00 Hrs drive to Chitwan .

Evening , enjoy sunset riverside and then Tharu Cultural Program

Overnight in Hotel @ Chitwan

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Day 6 :- Chitwan – Lumbini (~ 175 kms/ 5 hrs)

Chitwan Jungle Safari – Be ready @ 6 am for thrilling jeep safari .

Breakfast @ 9 am

Then proceed to Lumbini … 5 hrs drive … Visit Birthplace of Lord Buddha

Overnight @ Siddhartnagar / Bhairawa

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Day 7 :- Bhairawa -Gorakhpur ( ~ 100 kms / 3 hrs)

Post Breakfast, Drive to Gorakhpur …

Drop @ Gorkhpur Airport / Station to catch flight / train back home

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Tour Fees Rs. 29500/- per Head which includes

1) Pick up & drop to Gorakhpur Airport / Railway station 

2) Vehicle for internal travel

3) Food expenses Breakfast & Dinner (Lunch excluded)

4) Accommodation on triple sharing basis in Hotels & Home-stay

4) Note: Twin sharing Accommodation Rs 2000/- pp Extra

5) All Permit & Entry fees wherever applicable (Except Camera Fee)

6) Shikhar Vedh Administrative Charges

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Deposit Adv Rs. 15000/- per head (Non-refundable) on following A/c for Travel / Hotel booking

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

Ifsc code: ICIC0000268
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Googlepay : 9702121373

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Things To Carry:-
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Valid Identity proof (Passport / Voted ID) with 5 photocopies (A must)

5 passport size colour photographs (A must)

A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (A must)
1 torch (a must) with spare batteries ( a must)
Rain-cheater / Poncho (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Toiletries ( Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Moisturizer, Sunscreen etc)
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,
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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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 a one day trip to World Peace Dome – Bhuleshwar – Malhargad

World Peace Dome Biggest Dome of the world … Peaceful combination of Eastern Spiritual Peace and Western Scientific Wisdom …वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम ..

Bhuleshvar : aka Daulat-Mangalgad Fort

Malhargad : Malhargad is a hill fort situated around 30 km from Pune. Malhargad is also known as Sonori fort because of the village Sonori situated at its base. It was the last fort built by the Marathas, Sardar Paanse. Hence it is also known as Tarun Killa. Tarun in Marathi means young and Killa means fort. The fort is believed to be built to keep watch on ‘Dive’ ghat along the Pune-Saswad route. The fort was built during the period of 1757 to 1760.

Grade: Easy

Itinerary of the trip: 

Day 1:

Meeting Point : 
Mumbai Participant : 5:00 am Pritam Hotel  Dadar (East)
Pune Participant : 9:00 pm Mcd, Deccan, 

Pick Up En-routes viz. Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Nerul, Panvel

05:00 Hrs : Departure by private vehicle

Breakfast – tea time en-rout

10:00 Hrs : Arrival at World Peace Dome

World Peace Dome exploration – 3 Hrs

13:00 Hrs: Lunch Time

10:30 Hrs: @ Murud beach

14:00 Hrs: Move to Bhuleshwar aka Daulat – Mangal fort

Exploration time ~ 1 hr

17:00 Hrs : @ Malhargad fort

Exploration – Sunset photography Time

18:30 Hrs : Departure for Mumbai / Pune 

Refreshments on the way

We will be in mumbai around  22 :30 hrs ( thats – subjective)

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The Estimated cost for the tour is  Mumbai participants: Rs. 2100/- pp & Pune Participants Rs 1450/- pp

This includes Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (Non-A/c), Food Expenses, Entry Fees and Shikhar Vedh charges 

Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit Rs 2100/- per head (Non-refundable) as advance amount on following A/c …

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Googlepay: 9702121373

OR

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Last date for registration: – 3 days prior to departure .. 5 pm

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Things To Carry:-
.
A Water Bottle (~1 Ltrs) (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc
Good trekking shoes / Floaters

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

Jagdish Patil (O): 09702121373 / 09869369836

.

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

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh are glad to announce Velas Turtle Festival Tour

.

The Cost for Tour :: Rs. 3450 / - per head
.
This includes 
Dadar 2 Dadar transportation fare for private vehicle (A.C.), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses veg only and dormitory accommodation charges.

.

Next Batch Dates :: All weekends of March & April

.

Get Ready to Witness the Wonderful Life Of Turtles ….

Some information about the area: The places that will be visiting are:

  1. VelasBeach – Turtle Festival visit
  2. Bankot Fort
  3. Harihareshwar Temple

 

Velas Beach :  Velas is the birth place of Nana Phadnis, one of the great prominent personalities in Maratha history. Due to the sea-shore Velas is an existing place and it is situated near Bankot Bay. There is an old temple of Shri Bhairi- Rameshwar and in this temple all twelve months water is made available taking the benefit of favorable geographical conditions. A statue of Nana Phadnis is present outside his house. In Velas Mahalakshmi temple and Nana Phadnis house are the places to visit. Velas is also one of the popular breeding sites of Olive Ridley, which is an endangered species of turtle.  

 

Bankot Fort:

 

Region: Mandangad

District: Ratnagiri

Height: Sea fort (Slightly above sea level)

Difficulty: Simple

 

Bankot is a square shaped fort. On the sides of Bankot fort, there is a dry moat (Revni) dug out in the Jambhya stone. Jambhya stone is peculiar type of stone adorning a purple shade and peculiarly it is incapable of storing water as the water invariable percolates through it owing to its much porous nature. The main entrance (Mahadarwaja) of the fort is north-facing with a well sculpted arch and carvings. Watch guards dug out (Devdya) align on both sides of the Mahadarwaja with some pits being dug out in the right Devdi. On the left, there are steps leading towards Nagarkhana while there is an underground storey and a tunnel on the right. A Maruti idol in the centre stands deserted now. On the west, there is a small entrance (Darwaja) leading to a Bastion on the exterior of the fortifications. A deep well (now dry and filled) occupied the centre of this bastion earlier and the adjacent water tanks too are dry and obsolete now. One can leave the Buruj via a small exit that leads to the surrounding moat and a beautiful “Revni” lying nearby.

 

Tour Duration: 2 Night / 2 Days
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The Itinerary for the Tour as follows:

Day 0: FRIDAY -

 

Departure by private vehicle from Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 10:30 pm

Maitripark, Chembur @ 11:00 pm
Vashi below main bridge @ 11:30 pm

Day 1: SATURDAY -

05:30 Hrs: @ Velas

Refresh

06:45 Hrs: Visit Velas Beach for Turtle festival

Breakfast

10:00 Hrs: @ Bankot fort

10:30 Hrs: Atop

Fort Exploration
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Lunch at Velas (Veg. Only)

Rest time
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Evening Tea & Visit Velas beach, 

Go for Turtle watching.

Dinner ( Veg. Only)

Stay @ villagers home in Velas (Dormitory Type only) —

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Day 2: SUNDAY -

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06:45 Hrs: Visit Velas Beach for Turtle watching.

08:00 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea

09:30 Hrs: @ Harihareshwar by crossing Veshvi – Bagmandala creek by ferry
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Harihareshwar Temple visit

Visit 2 Harihareshwar Beach
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13:00 Hrs: Lunch @ Harihareshwar ( Veg/Non-Veg to be borne by participant as per choice)

15:00 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai

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We will be in mumbai around 21:00 hrs ( thats – subjective)

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The Cost for Tour is about Rs. 3450 / - per head
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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai transportation fare for private vehicle ( AC), Turtle festival charges, ferry charges, food expenses Veg only and dormitory accommodation charges.

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Seats will be first come 1st basis … Deposit  Rs 3450/- per head (Non-refundable) advance on following A/c …

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSCcode : ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

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Last date for registration: – 8 days prior to departure or till the registration gets full

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VIMP NOTES :: For PUNE PARTICIPANTS, we can hire a private vehicle as well if we get minimum 6 participants for the Trip.

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The cost remains the same as Rs 3250/- per head

The Departure time wud be 11:00 pm on friday from SWARGATE Bus Depo. & Shivajinagar – Bank of Maharashtra 

Other Itinerary details same as for Mumbai Participants

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Note: -

1) Emergence of Hatchlings of turtles is a natural process. So cannot give guarantee of emerging possibility of turtles on the mentioned dates.

2) Velas beach have strong currents … so won’t b allowed to go inside the water

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Things To Carry:-
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A Torch with spare battery ( a must)

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

Sleeping Bag, Mat (a must)

Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
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)
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A haversack to put all these things

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil : 09702121373 / 09869369836

 

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Dear All

We @ Shikhar Vedh has organized a trek to Mt. Patalsu Heights (~ 13845 feet) near Manali

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Age Group: 15 Years and above Medically/Mentally/Physically fit………
Group Size:  25 Trekkers max

Cost: Rs 12000/- per head (Manali to Manali)

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Package Price Includes :

* Manali to Manali Transfers

* Food and Accommodation ( 4 -5 People in 1 Room and 3 – 4 People in 1 Tent )

* Girls and Boys Separate Accommodation

* Guide / Cook and other Professionals

Mt. Patalsu Heights 4470mtr – 13845 feet in Himachal Pradesh (Land of Snow Mountains)

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An Enjoyable and Relaxed Six Days Ultimate High Altitude Trek

A Six Days High Altitude Trek for Mountain Lovers

Trip Details:

Day 0 – Friday :: Train Journey from Mumbai / Pune
Day 0-0 – Saturday :: Overnight Journey from Delhi / Chandigad to Manali

(Note : Those who want to fly can reach on Saturday to chandigarh / Delhi to catch the bus from there to Manali)

Itinerary of the event – 

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Day 1: Sunday @ MANALI

Reporting Time : 06.00 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Manali

Manali to Drive Shikharpar Ultimate Stay – Feel like a home – (4 Km. from Manali)

  • B/ Fast

  • Room Allotment and Freshen up

  • Introduction – Mountain Do’s and Don’t’s

  • Group Activity

  • Lunch and Rest

  • Acclimatization trek to “Jogini Water Fall”

  • High Tea & Snacks

  • Group Discussions

  • Evening Hot Soup

  • Dinner and Lights off


Day 2: Monday Burwa To Solang Nallah :

Time taken: 3 to 4 hours, 4 km

Begin the Patalsu Peak trek after freshening up in the morning. Travel to the old bridge across the Beas River.  The starting section of your journey will take you along the river for Three to Four hours. On the way you will pass the villages of Burwa and Shanag. You will cross the Beas River near the Solang Valley, and then continue trekking up to your campsite. The camps will be set-up on the banks of the river below the Solang village. Overnight stay in Tents

 

*      B/ Fast (After B/Fast move to Solang Nallah)

*      Lunch at Campsite – Solang Nallah

*      Tent Allotment ( 4 People in 1 Tent ) & Rest

*      Group Activity or Visit to Solang Nallah Ground to various activities (at your own cost)

*      High Tea & Snacks

*      Late Evening Hot Soup

*      Group Discussions and Brief for 2morow

*      Dinner and Lights off

Day 3: Tuesday :: Solang Nallah to Shaga Dugh:

Time taken: 4 to 5 hours, 7 km

This section of Patalsu Peak trekking will transport you to the beautiful meadow of Shaga dugh. You will meander through mixed forests of oak and pine, and as you reach higher altitudes, you will see giant slopes of the Solang Valley. Here the pine and oak vegetation will be taken over by groves of deodar, and white mountains will be visible in the distance. You will continue hiking through the valley, and pass the village of Solang. After a long and gruelling climb, you will reach Shaga dugh. Shaga dugh is a lush alpine grassland where you will stay overnight in Tent

 

*      B/ Fast (After B/Fast move to Shaga Dugh)

*      Lunch at Campsite – Shaga Dugh

*      Tent Allotment ( 4 People in 1 Tent ) & Rest

*      Group Activity

*      High Tea & Snacks

*      Late Evening Hot Soup

*      Group Discussions and Brief for 2morow

*      Dinner and Lights off

Day 4: Wednesday :: Shaga Dugh to Mt. Patalsu Peak:

Time taken: 6 to 7 hours, 7 km

Prepare yourselves for the Beautiful section of Patalsu Peak. The first hour of the walk will be through a mixed forest of conifers and oak. After this section is over, you will have scaled a substantial height, and the trees will disappear altogether. The rest of the trail is exposed, rocky and relatively unmarked. After about 4 hours of hiking, you will conquer the Patalsu Peak, which is roughly 13845 feet high. The journey will give you magnificent views of many snowbound peaks of the Dhauladhar and Great Himalayan ranges. Later in the day, start descending and retrace the path to the Shagadugh campsite.

*      B/ Fast (After B/Fast move to Shaga Dugh)

*      Packed Lunch for Summit Days

*      High Tea & Snacks

*      Late Evening Hot Soup

*      Group Discussions and Brief for 2morow

*      Dinner and Lights off

 

Day 5: Thursday :: Shaga Dugh to Burwa @ Shikhar Par 

Time taken: 4 to 5 hours, 7 km

Start your journey to Solang Nallah from Shaga dugh early in the morning. At Solang Nalla, board a vehicle and drive back to Shikhar Par. 

*      B/ Fast (After B/Fast move to Burwa)

*      Lunch at Camp Site

*      Rest and Free for Local Sight Seeing

*      Late Evening Hot Soup

*      Group Discussions

*      Dinner and Lights off

Day 6 : Friday

  • Morning Tea

  • B/Fast

  • Feedback Session and Vote of Thanks

 

After Vote of Thanks leave from Shikharpar to Manali,

Overnight travel to Chandigadh / Delhi by HPTDC Buses

Day 7 :: Saturday – Travel from Chandigadh / Delhi to Mumbai

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Please book yourself with Advance payment of Rs. 7500/- per head (Non-refundable) … 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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Last date to register with advance payment is 2 months before the departure

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Plz book the train tickets accordingly asap still available to & fro

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(Those who want to fly can reach on Saturday to chandigarh / Delhi to catch the bus from there to Manali )

plz feel free to contact – Jagadish Patil :: 9702121373 / 9869369836

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

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Package Price :: Rs. 12000/- (Rs. Twelve Thousand Only ) – (Manali to Manali)

Age Group : 16 Yrs. To upto Medically/Mentally/Physically fit………

Package Price Includes :

  • Manali to Manali Transfers

  • Food and Accommodation ( 4-5 People in 1 Room and 4 People in 1 Tent )

  • Girls and Boys Separate Accommodation

  • Guide / Cook and other Professionals

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Excludes :

  • Any Expenses of Personal nature such as Travel and medical insurance, Drinks, Laundry,

  • Telephone/Fax, Calls, Additional Porterage or transportation,

  • Any additional Expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as Natural Calamities

  • (Land Slides, Floods etc.), any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, evacuation costs etc. 

  • Any tips, and any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.

  • Any other tax or service charge, stay charge that could be enforced during this period will be

  • Extra and need to be borne by you.

  • Any service not specifically mentioned in the Includes sections.

  • “Shikhar Vedh” & our associate partner Shikhar Par Manali, Himachal Pradesh, will have all authority to make any changes and final Decision.

  • Please Note: All programs are subject to change without prior notice.

Smoking and Any Kind of Alcohol Drinks not allowed During Program

Insurance :

All travelers are advised to purchase travel insurance that provide care and services for sickness, Accidents, emergency rescue, ted. Related to international travel. “Shikhar Vedh and Organiser” shall not be responsible for the loss of personal assets and belongings of the travelers due to unavoidable reason or mishap.

Caution & Remarks :

  • Even though participants do not need to submit any health certificates those with a history Of medical problems, particularly cardiac or respiratory, should consult a doctor before

Deciding to undertake the trip.

  • Carry appropriate substitution drugs for individuals allergic to any of above

  • Avoid medication such as sleeping tablets, sedatives, strong painkillers, and anti histamines Which depress the respiration and increase the risk of (AMS-Active Mountain Sickness)

Especially while sleeping


Cancellations :


Cancellation: If for some reason you wish to cancel your trek, an email intimation needs to be sent to [email protected] Cancellation requests are not taken over phone. However, you can phone to check whether your cancellation has been processed.

The cancellation charges are as under:

Cancellations prior to 90 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
Cancellation between 89 days and 40 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 39 days to the start of the trek — no refund.

Note:  If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike/bandh etc), SHIKHAR Vedh & our associate partner Shikharpar, Manali, Himachal Pradesh is not responsible and will not give any refund.

 

Drop out during trek: If for some reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Shikharpar, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, will make arrangements for his/her return upto Manali. A staff will accompany the participant to the Manali.  Manali transportation and stay cost at any location including Manali has to be borne by the participant.

Some Tips Backpacking Checklist :

01. Sun protection & Cold Cream (Sunscreen/Lip balm/Sunglasses)

02. Insulation (Jacket/ Personal Clothing’s/ Fleece Gloves/ Hat or Cap)

03. Illumination (Headlamp or flashlight (Plus spare – Extra batteries)

04. Personal First-aid Kit.

05. Energy Food

06. Hydration Bag or Water Bottle

07. Bandana or Buff

08. Rainwear (jacket, pants) (Depend on Weather)

09. Boots or Shoes suited to terrain

10. Socks plus spares

11. Sandals

12. Camera and memory cards – Optional

13. Binoculars – Optional

14. Notebook and pen or pencil

15. Credit/Debit card; small amount of cash

16. Earplugs and eye shade – UV Protected or Cat 4

17. Toilet paper

18. Insect repellant

19. Toothbrush and/or toiletry kit

20. Towel

21. Cell phone with Charger,

22. Poncho

23. Personal Clothing (T.Shirts/Lowers/Under Garments etc.)

24. Thermal Inners


Last but most Important : Trip itinerary and Contact details left with friend or Home.

 

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 

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Brief Introduction about Harishchandragad:
Height: 1412 meters (4510 feet)
Grade:Easy
Time: ~ 2 hrs from Pachnai, Base Village
Location:Nagar region

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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.
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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.
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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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Rendezvous : 05:30 Hrs – Mcd, Deccan
Pick up en-route Shivaji Nagar, Nashik Phata

05:30 Hrs: Depart 2  Pachnai by Private vehicle

B/f en-route

12:00 Hrs : – @ Pachnai
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.Lunch Time
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13:30 Hrs : ASCEND

16:30 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 day
Tented 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 Pune 21:30 hrs (That’s Subjective)

The cost for da Trek is about Rs. 2950 per head
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tht includes transportation from Pune to Pune by private vehicle, 3 veg meals & 2 refreshments & TENTED ACCOMMODATION

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NOTE : Minimum 12 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: – 4 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/

Dear All,

We @ शिखरवेध has arranged Karad – Patan – Sangli Region Forts Range

Brief Intro about tour:

Destinations : Dategad / Sundargad, Gunwantgad, Patan Fort / Patankar Gadi, Vasantgad, Vilasgad, Bahadurwadi, Bagani fort, Machhindragad, Sadashivgad

Date: 20 – 21 January 2024

Cost per Person: Indian Rupee ₹ 2950/- per head (Pune to Pune)
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Grade: Easy & Exciting

Time: ~ Few places vehicle reaches atop AND Few abt 15-30 mins from base

Location: Patan – Karad – Sangli region
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The itinerary for the Event is as given:

Rendezvous: Day 0: Mcd, Deccan , Pune @ 23:45 Hrs on Friday
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Departure by private vehicle
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Day 1: Saturday
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04:00 Hrs: @ Dategad / Sundargad

Rest for an hour

Breakfast – T

07:30 Hrs: Dategad – Exploration

09:00 Hrs: Move 2 Gunwantgad

10:00 – 12:00 Hrs: Gunwantgad – Exploration

12:30 Hrs :- Patan fort / Patankar Gadi Exploration

13:30 Hrs: Lunch @ Patan (Veg only)

15:30 Hrs: Vasantgad base

16:00 – 18:00 Hrs: Vasantgad Exploration

18:30 Hrs: Move 2 Vilasgad

Dinner

Stay @ Vilasgad villagers house / temple
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Day 2: Sunday

Post Breakfast – T

07:30 Hrs: Vilasgad / Mallikarjungad – Exploration

10:30 Hrs : @ Bahadurwadi fort

11:15 Hrs : @ Bagani Fort

12:00 Hrs : @ Machhindragad Base

12:00 – 14:00 Hrs : Machhindragad Exploration

Lunch Time

16:00 Hrs: @ Sadashivgad base

Sadashivgad – Exploration

18:00 Hrs: Move 2 Pune

22:00 Hrs: @ Pune

The cost for the whole event will be Indian Rupee ₹ 2950/- per head
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This includes
Transportation by pvt vehicle from Pune to Pune for 2 days
Veg Food for 2 days
Dormitory Accommodation @ villagers house / Temple
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Maximum 20 seats …
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NOTE :: Mumbai Participants need to arrange their own transport till Pune & return journey
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One needs to deposit Indian Rupee ₹ 1500/- (Non-refundable) advance into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

Last date for registration: – 4 days prior to departure

For Registration & Confirmation

Jagadish Patil : 9702121373