Pathfinders Nature Trail to Kaas ..Plataue of Flowers on 24 Aug 2014

Dear Pathfinder ,

Welcome to Pathfinders Nature Trail of Kaas Plataue on 24 Aug.

Please go through the details ….

The Kaas Plateau also known as the “Kaas Pathar” which is situated in the Western Ghat Sahyadri range, 22 kilometers from Satara city in Maharashtra state of India. The name Kaas originates from Kaasa tree (Elaeocarpus glandulosus). Leaves of this tree turn green to red as they mature. It gets white flowers only for 15 days in the month of March. The area of plateau is approximately 1,000 hectare…

The plateau is full of wild flowers during the months of August and September. Recently it has been declared as Biodiversity World Heritage Site by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco). Kaas lake is surrounded by dense forests and lies between Sajjangad fort and the Kanher Dam. The place has more than 850 different species of flowers and other plants including Orchids, Karvy and carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica. This falls under the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of Western Ghats which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site…


0700 hrs:Dep.from Pune

Breakfast Enroute

1100 hrs : Reaching at Kaas …

Exploring the Place & Lunch …

1600hrs : Return Journey Start .

Eve.tea & Snacks enroute

2000hrs :Reaching at Pune

(This Schedule may vary +/- 1 Hr)

Trail Cost : 800/- Per Person

Inclusions : Pune to Pune Travel by Pvt Vehicle ,Entry Fees ,Breakfast ,Lunch,Eve.Tea & Snacks ,Taxes & Expertise ..

Entries and seating arrangement in the bus on first come first served basis. One needs to deposit full payment into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.

Account No.: 032101007507
IFSC code: ICIC0000321 (for online transfer)
Branch: Chinchwad

Contact For Registration

Nachiket Aradhye : 9850971118.

Some Important Rules to be Followed:-

Do Not Litter:
Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.

No Smoking and alcohol:
Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.(Smoking will only be permitted before the trek starts and after the trek is over with prior consultation of the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.)

Respect the Heritage:
Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek mates.

Be a group:
It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.

Pay attention:
Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment, Pathfinders shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.

The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members.
No Arguments will be entertained.

Thank You


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