Trek to Ulhas Valley with Wandering feet on 10 Jan 2010

Hi friends,
Walking through the streams, enjoying the shade of trees in the jungle, climbing rock patches, getting drenched in a waterfall. All this sounds amazing isn’t it? You must be wondering where we can get all this in the month of January. Well!!!! You can get all this in Ulhas Valley, also known as Canyon valley or Tiger valley, in Khandala.
Wandering feet has arranged a trek to Ulhas Valley on 10 January 2010, Sunday.
This trek is entirely through jungle. There are 10-12 rock patches to ascend and descend. At some places you will surely experience the rush of adrenaline in your body.

1) Date: 10 Jan 2010
2) Fees of the trek :
Rs. 180/- (for Pune Participants).
Rs. 150/- (for Mumbai Participants)
3) Difficulty Rating: Hard.
4) Time:
6:00 a.m.(For Pune Participants).
8:00 a.m.(For Mumbai Participants)
5) Meeting Point:
Pune Station. (For Pune Participants).
Lonavala Station (For Mumbai Participants) (Indrayani reaches Lonavala at 8:00 a.m.)

For Pune Participants: Fees include travel (from Pune Station to Lonavala and back, and travel to base village), morning snack (Single), tea, printed material, guidance fees, other equipments. There will be no provision of food.
For Mumbai participants: Fees include travel (travel to base village), morning snack (Single), tea, printed material, guidance fees, other equipments. There will be no provision of food.
The participants will need to get their own lunch (vegetarian).
The participant will have to reach Pune Station by 6:00 a.m.
This being the month of January, the climate will be cold, and the route being through jungle there will be lot of shade. Participants should accordingly dress comfortably, avoid wearing jeans, suggested clothes are cotton pants, track suits, jogging suits, t-shirts (preferably black colour). Wear full sleeves shirts and full pants to protect yourself from thorns.
Also carry 2 litre of water. Use electral/glucose-d/ tang to revitalize yourself.
Apart from this you can get biscuits, dry fruits, chocolates, chikkis to munch on the way.

Here is a list of all the things that need to be carried for the activity:

1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has their hands free while trekking. Please do not carry Sling bags, Jholas, handbags/shoulder bags etc
2. Shoes with Good Grip for trekking. (Sports/Jungle/Trek Shoes). Please do not wear sandals, chappals or floaters, girls are requested not to wear high heel footwear. However you can carry extra pair of slippers to wear while resting.
3. Water bottle (Minimum 2 litre). (you can carry two 1 Litre bottles)
4. Lunch (vegetarian) for the day (compulsory). Biscuits or other snacks, chocolates, fresh fruits (optional).
5. Cap/hat (anything to shade you from sun).
6. Medical Kit
7. Extra pair of Clothes, towel.
7. Optional things: Camera, Binoculars.
8. Those who have knee problems should wear knee caps. (Its suggested for those who are trekking for the first time to wear knee caps for this trek) Other optional accessories are fingerless leather gloves, sunglasses.

Few rules that need to be followed are:

1. The Leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
2. Smoking will not be permitted. Smokers please do not register, if you cannot control your urge for one day.
3. Alcohol will strictly be not permitted on the event. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the activity.
4. It is important for all participants to stay together in the group, in the event of any deviation by the participant without the consent of the leader, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ & will no longer be considered as a part of the group. No refund of fees will be given in case the person is expelled from trek for above 3 reasons.
{Deviation: E.g.: Participant decides to go sightseeing on his own, decides to stray away from the group, decides to trek on route other than instructed by Leader, etc}
5. In the event of any Mishap, Leaders will not be responsible.
6. Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety & baggage.
7. Each member MUST get his own lunch (vegetarian), snacks, & eatables (vegetarian).
8. Avoid wearing Gold or other ornaments.
9. The route of the trek is through jungle. It is necessary for all to be together. If anyone deviates and gets lost in the jungle we will not be responsible.

For any other query and registration contact
Amit on 9372412386

Mumbai participants can register over phone. We reserve the rights to deny entry to any participant.

Trek Schedule

Meeting point: Pune Station at 6:00 a.m.
Leave Pune by 6:30 a.m.
Reach Lonavala by 8:00 a.m.
Walk to Kune Village and reach by 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast and registration of Mumbai participants.
Introduction and start trekking by 9:30 a.m.
Reach valley by 12 p.m.
Drench in the waterfall.
Lunch by 1:30 p.m.
Rest for sometime
Start trekking downstream.by 2:30 p.m.
Start ascending by 3:00 p.m.
Reach the top by 4:30 p.m. (by climbing 6 rock patches in between)
Rest for sometime
Return to Lonavala.
Start return journey to Pune by 5:15 p.m. reach Pune by 7:00 p.m.

You can forward this to others with similar interest.

For Photos see
http://picasaweb.google.com/amit.trek/UlhasValleyTigerValleyCaniyanValley#

Regards
Amit Kamble
http://wanderingfeet-amit.blogspot.com/

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