Yatri Sahyadri trek to Kothaligad (Fort of Peth) 05th September, 2010

Some basic information about the trek is as follows:

Fort: Kothaligad
Height: 3100 feet
Range: Sahyadri
District: Raigad
Level: Easy

About the place:
Kothaligad (also called Kotligad or Kothligad) is a small Fort (3100ft.) is situated to the east of Karjat in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is one of the famous treks in the Karjat area, because of its small height and easy climbing. It is also known as the Fort of Peth because of its vicinity to Peth village at its base.

There is a small temple and large cave at the base and a chimney like tunnel (see image) to the top of the fort. This pinnacle is carved from inside forming a staircase reaching the top.

There is a tank of water at some distance from the cave and another one at the top of the fort. This tunnel is the high point of the trek, with its funnel like structure and steps along the inside in a steep ascent to the very top.

Program:
05:00 am(Sunday Morning) : Reporting at Dadar Station. (pls carry your own return ticket to Karjat Station)
05:34 am: Proceed to Karjat by 5.34am Karjat local. Travel time approx 2 hours.
07.45 am: We will reach at Karjat station.
7.50 am: Proceed to Ambavali village (base village). Travel time approx. 1 hour.

08:50am: Reach Ambavali Village

08:50 am to 9.50 am: Break fast & tea at Ambavali village.

09.50 – 10.00 am: Introduction and other formalities.

10.00 am: Start trek From Ambavali towards Peth Village. (Village on route)

11.30pm: Reach at Peth village.

11.30pm to 11.45pm: Rest at Peth village.

11.45pm: Start Trek from Peth Village towards Kothaligad.Travel time aprox 1hr.

12.45pm: – Reach Kothaligad

12.45pm to 1.45pm: Explore the Fort.

2.00pm: Start descending the fort.

3.00 pm: Reach at Peth village. Halt there for lunch.

3.00 pm to 4.00 pm : Lunch

4.00 pm : Start walking towards Ambavali village

5.30 pm : Reach Ambavali village & proceed to Karjat station.

6.30pm: Reach Karjat station.

7.35pm: Catch return local to Dadar.

Charges: Rs. 250/- per person

Includes :
Morning breakfast/tea,

Lunch.

Traveling expenses from Karjat to base village and back to Karjat by local transport.
Expert Guidance for the trek. : Karjat – Kothaligad– Karjat.

Payment details:
For CONFIRMATION of your registration please deposit Rs. 150/- in the following account number:
NITYANAND KESHAV NAIK.
BANK: AXIS BANK.
AC/ NO.: 020010100487344.
BRANCH: LOKHANDWALA, ANDHERI WEST.

After transaction please do SMS or call to Nityanand on 9819818132.Carry the Pay-In-Slip as proof of registration.

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:

1. Your own return ticket to Karjat station.
2. Waterproof/Water resistant haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
3. A bottle of water (minimum 2Ltrs).
4. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
5. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits, plate,spoon, glass (all reusable, compulsory).
6. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, insect repellant cream (Odomos or similar brand).
7. A good trekking shoes, shawl, bedding and extra clothes (compulsory).

REGISTRATION PROCESS: Please note that “attending” RSVP on Facebook will not be considered as a valid registration. Optionally you may leave your email ID and phone numbers so that we can contact you. Please complete the payment & registration procedure and call us on following numbers. Please confirm your seat before 31/08/2010.

Do feel free to contact us for any queries / clarifications.

For Registration & more details, contact Our “Yatri’s”.
Yatri Sahyadri.
Rahul Dighe: 9819166194

Nityanand Naik: 9819818132

Suhas Sagvekar : 9820257757

Srikant Pillai: 7666905040/9920305779.

Send mail us on: yatrisahyadri@gmail.com.


Regards,
Yatri Sahyadri.

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