We शिखर वेध is glad to announce  trek 2 Prabalmachi & Camping

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

That would include:

Panvel to Panvel transportation,

Morning Breakfast – Tea on Sunday, 1 Veg meal on Saturday night dinner,

Tented Accommodation on sharing basis with Mat & Blanket,

& Shikhar Vedh administrative charges

Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy…

Prabalgadmachi, is a small hamlet hiding in the hills is located in the Panvel region. The machi lies on the massive plateau that greets one on getting to the twin forts of Kalavantin  & Prabalgad which grace the backdrop of the village.

Here is some info abt the place: – Prabalmachi

Height: 1700 feet above MSL
Grade: Easy
District: Raigad
Region: Panvel
Base Village: Thakurwadi
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Rendezvous:  Meet at 16:00 Hrs (Sharp) at Panvel Railway Station on Saturdays with a return ticket

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Day1 : Saturday :

16:00 Hrs: @ Panvel railway station

Move Thakurwadi base village by Tumtum

17:00 Hrs: @ Thakurwadi – Base village

Introduction

Ascend to (~ 2 hrs)

20:00 Hrs: @ Prabalmachi

21:00 Hrs: Dinner Time

Post Dinner – Night Walk

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Day 2: Sunday
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07:00 Hrs: @ Wake up call

Breakfast  – Tea in village.

08:30 Hrs – Descend

10:00 Hrs – Base

Move to Panvel station by public transport

11:00 Hrs – @ Panvel station

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We would be getting back to Mumbai at approx 12.00 PM (That’s Subjective)

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

That would include:

Panvel to Panvel transportation,

Morning Breakfast – Tea on Sunday, 1 Veg meal on Saturday, Tented Accommodation

Tented Accommodation on sharing basis with Mat & Blanket,

& Shikhar Vedh administrative charges
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Advance amount of Rs. 1300/- 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
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OR
Googlepay : 9702121373
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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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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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Also join us @
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Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

Dear All
We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged a scenic Kumtha – Gokarna beach Trek on weekend
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Key Highlights of the trek ::
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> Hike through more than 10 pristine beachestrek through Sand rock patches, boulders, along the Arabian Sea coast
> Ferry ride across the Aghanashini River
> Camp on a beach, experience mesmerizing sunset and sleep under the stars

About Kumta  -Gokarna beach trek ::

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Situated by the Konkan Railway route, the trail between Kumta and Gokarna connects more than 10 clean and beautiful beaches on the northern tip of Karnataka. Most are untouched by regular tourists and only shelter few shacks for beach lovers. Start the trail at Kumta, walk through Vannali Beach, Kadle Beach, Nirvana Beach, Paradise Beach, Half-Moon Beach and Om Beach to name a few. End the trek at Gokarna, which is home to a famous Shiva Temple.
Itinerary of the range trek is as below ::
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Day 1-  Friday
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Meeting point :: Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) @ 15:00 Hrs
catch 12619 / Matsyagandha Express

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Day 2 – Saturday

05:00 Hrs :: Reach Kumta station

Freshen Up
 
Breakfast- tea 
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Move to Kumta Beach by local public transport
08:30 Hrs Start the hike through number of beaches
 
viz Kumta beach, Vannali beach, Mangodlu beach, Kadle beach, Gude Angadi beach , Nirvana beach , Belekan Beach
 
Note :: Packed lunch on the way

06:00 Hrs ::  Camping @ Belekan 
 
Freshen up, set up camp for the night
 
Dinner
Bonfire fun – games

Sleep under the stars in your sleeping bag or you also have the option to use the tents. Please carry sheets to be used in the tent at night if you don’t have a sleeping bag.
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Day 3: Sunday

06:00 hrs :: Wake up call, freshen up

Breakfast – tea time

08:00 Hrs Start the trek to Gokarna viz
 
Paradise beachHalf-Moon BeachOm Beach, Kudle beach

02:00 pm Reach Gokarna Beach,
 
Lunch time in hotel

Proceed towards Gokarna Road Station

16:30 Hrs :: Catch 12620 / Matsyagandha Express

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Day 4: Monday
05:53 am Reach Thane Station
06:35 am Reach LTT Station

The cost for the event is about Rs. 3950 / – per head

Sleeper class (SL) train tickets Mumbai – Kumta and Gokarna – Mumbai
Local transport at Kumta and Gokarna
Vehicles to carry your luggage
Food – 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner
Tented accommodation at beach camp

Shikhar Vedh expertise charges

Deposit advance amount of Rs. 2000/-  (Non-Refundable) on following A/c for  For Train-tickets, Private vehicle and Food etc.

Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code :: ICIC0000268

OR

Googlepay : 9702121373

Lasr date for registration: – Monday till 5 pm OR till the train tickets are available
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Note: Though the trek is easy still the endurance level is moderate there will be a limit
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Things To Carry:-
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A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)

A Torch with spare set of Battery (a must)

Sleeping mat, bedding (a must)

Extra 2 Pair of Clothes (a must)

Good trekking shoes; carry extra pair (a must)

wind-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)

A haversack to put all these things
 

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil (O): 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 arranged a Bird watching & photography tour to Bhigwan along-with a short visit to Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Bird’s Paradise of Maharashtra !!!

 

About the Tour:

 

Bhigwan is a small dusty town on the border of Pune and Solapur district in Central Maharashtra, in India. Bhigwan is located on the Pune-Solapur Highway. South of Bhigwan town, exists a widespread backwater formed due to a man made dam built on the Bhima river. The dam is called as Ujni dam. The backwaters is spread over a wide region and is mainly a shallow waste water reserve. There are two areas where one can see the migratory water birds. 1) Diksal-Parewadi area and 2) Dalaj – Kumbharwadi area. The semi-waste water in this Ujni dam backwater area has built very good wetland based ecosystem and helped agriculture also. The rainfall in Pune region decides the water level in Ujani dam.

 

One can expect various types of Ducks, Herons, Egrets, Raptors and Waders along with flocks of hundreds of flamingos. The huge quantity of birds at Bhigwan increases the chance of sighting almost all the prime bird species there and also creates great photographic opportunities for wildlife photographers. The best part of these outings is that we are also including the famous Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in our itinerary. Its a small patch of forest at Supa village, also known as Supa Grasslands and is a great place to observe and photograph the Indian Gazelles.

 

Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary:

This small wildlife sanctuary is a home to  Gazelia bennetti (Chinkara), Hyaena (Hyaena hyaena), Canis lupus (Wolf), Vulpes bengalensis (Indian Fox).

 

ITINERARY of the Tour as below

 

Day 0: Friday


Meeting Point:: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 11:00 pm

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Overnight Journey to Bhigwan – Kumbhargaon

Day 1: Saturday

 

Early morning reach Bhigwan / Kumbhargaon.

Freshen up & have breakfast.

Explore the location by private boat in order to cover maximum species and also to reach as close to birds as possible.

Have lunch and rest for a while.

Evening again explore the wetland habitat in golden lights considering the sunset.

Dinner & retire for the day

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Day 2 : Sunday

 

Early morning wake up

Post breakfast one more round of exploration by boat

Move to Mayureshwar Wild Life Sanctuary

Around 1 hours of exploration in sanctuary

Lunch en-route

Move to Mumbai

Reach Mumbai by 10 pm

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Total Charges for the Tour is :: Rs 5250/- per head 

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Inclusions: 

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Transport in pvt. Vehicle from Dadar to Dadar (Non A/c),

Home stay (Dormitory type only) / Tented Accommodation, 

Boat charges 3 rounds, Mayureshwar WLS Fee

Food : 3 Veg meals, 2 breakfast-Tea, Evening Tea

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Payment details:
One needs to transfer Rs 3500/- per head as advance (Non-Refundable) at the time of booking  in following A/c

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: – Thursday OR Till the reg. gets full So register ASAP

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Note : Max 15 Participants only

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VIMP NOTES ::

1) We will b staying in locals house … 6-7 ppl in one room with basic washroom facilities / Tented Accommodation

2) Basic bedding is provided but still need to carry chaddars / pullover

3) Local tasty food provided … Don’t expect luxury amenities

4) Carry Good quality Binoculars for sightings

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Things To Carry: -

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A Water Bottle (~2 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/

Website: http://shikharvedh.org/

sandhan_valley

Dear All, 
 
We शिखर वेध has arranged our Favourite destination Trek to Sandhan Valley exploration cum rappelling event
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Event Cost :: Rs 3000/- per head ( Mumbai & Pune)
 
Includes Transportation from Mumbai 2 Mumbai, 3 veg meals & Refreshments +  Rappeling Charges, Tented Accommodation  
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Hope 2 cu on trek with me to NJoy again ;-)
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Next Batches::
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All Weekends of November, December 2020 & January 2021
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Brief Intro about Sandhan:-

Height:~ 4100 ft
Grade: Medium with Thrill
Time: ~ 0.5 hrs from Samrad
Location: Bhandardara region

” SANDHAN” …. is a beautiful place situated in the Western Ghats  near Ratangad. Amidst the water carved valley of 50 to 500 feet deep and around two km long. Experience the heart throbbing crossing of 4 ft deep water pool in the way of  rock floored water carved valley. 
This will be your memorable trek.

Also you will get chance to Rappel down four small patches to reach the base of SANDHAN VALLEY.

Trek Details:

DAY 0 :: Friday

Rendezvous : Dadar for Mumbai people & Swargate for Pune people

23:00 Hrs : Departure by private vehicle Non a/c
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Day 1: Saturday
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05:00 Hrs : – @ Samrad

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Rest for 1 hours
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Breakfast-T Time
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07:30 Hrs — Move 2 Sandhan
08:00 Hrs — Enter in Sandhan Valley
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We have to go through abt 4-5 feet deep water for about 25-30 meters on the way … its real fun-thrill
Pls do carry extra clothes for da same … 
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12:30 Hrs — Rappelling of 50 ft patch
Lunch time mid way (Packed Lunch)
& then 2 more patches of 20 feet 2 rappel .. 
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17:30 Hrs —  Settle at base
Dinner & Campfire
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Tented Accommodation
 
Day 2 :: Sunday
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Wake Up early
08:00 Hrs — Breakfast-Tea
09:00 Hrs — Trek towards Dehne for Mumbai ppl / Ascend 2 Samrad for Pune ppl
11:30 Hrs — @ Dehne / @ Samrad
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Move to Mumbai / Pune
Lunch en-route
 
We will be in Dadar / Pune around 19:00 hrs ( thats – subjective) … depends on traffic

The cost for the entire EVENT is about Rs. 3000 /- per head

Includes Transportation from Mumbai 2 Mumbai, 3 veg meals & Refreshments +  Rappeling Charges, Tented Accommodation

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Please book yourself with advance payment of Rs. 3000/- (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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Seats r limited …
Last date to register with full advance payment is 4 days prior to departure
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Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Sleeping Mat – Bags (a must)
Mug, Plate, Spoon ( a must)
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, 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

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

.
Things To Carry: -
.
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),
.
A haversack to put all these things
.
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/