Pathfinders Jungle Trek to VASOTA on 9 th Nov 2014

Hii Pathfinders

We have arranged Trek to Vasota fort on 09 th Nov 2014 (Leaving on 8th Night).

Brief Information about Vasota:-
Region: Satara
Fort Height: 3614 ft.
Type: Forest Fort
Grade: Medium
Mode of Transport: Private & Public Transport

Vasota is also known as Vyaghragad (fortress of the Tiger). Vasota fort lies within the Koyna sanctuary (total area 423 sq km), and you need a special permit from the Forest office at Bamnoli to get in. The forest at the base of Vasota can be reached only by hiring a boat from Bamnoli and crossing the Koyna lake (1.5 hours). There is no regular boat service. The boat drops you at Met-Indavli, which is a usually uninhabited forest camp, and returns to Bamnoli immediately. A 2-hour tough uphill hike through dense pristine forest takes you to the ruined fortress.

There is no potable water at the top, you must carry your own or fill from a stream on the way up. This is a very isolated and remote mountaintop — no human habitation and no shelter. Do not attempt in the rainy season. You can admire the ruined remains of a palace, Shiva temple and gate to Peshwa’s prison on top. Fantastic views of Babu Kada, Old Vasota, Nageshwar Lingis, Koyna Lake, Koyna Forest…and yes, the stars above !!!
– Source Internet

Limited Seats are available, kindly confirm your seat by paying your contribution/fees as early as possible. Last date for registration is 3 Nov 2014

Journey Details:
Saturday, 08 Nov 2014
23.30 Hrs: – Gathering at Pickup Point
23.50 Hrs: – Leave for Bamnoli, Satara, by private vehicle.

Sunday, 09 Nov 2014
08.00 Hrs: – Reach Bamnoli & Have Breakfast
08.30 Hrs: – Move towards Vasota by Launch
12.30 Hrs: – Reach Top have lunch and fort exploration
17.00 Hrs: – Back to Bamnoli
19.00 Hrs: – Reach Pune

(Timings may vary ½ hr, with subject to individual’s pace at trek and traffic conditions)

Things to be carried:
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs),
Torch with Extra Battery (Optional)
Camera, Cell Phone, Mug (Optional)
Please avoid wearing GOLD and other ornaments
some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes, Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put all these things
Trek Leader :Nachiket Aradhye

Trek Fees Rs. 1100.00 per Person
Includes traveling from Pune to Pune ,Breakfast, Sunday Lunch & Refreshments, Expertise & Guide Charges.

ICICI Bank Account name : NACHIKET ARADHYE
Account No.: 032101007507
IFSC code: ICIC0000321 (for online transfer)
Branch: Chinchwad

Please Note :

Sandals, Chapels are not permitted while Trekking)
Bring Sandals or Chapels for Bus Journey.
Half Pant Strictly not allowed in any Trek.
Avoid Jean pant for inconvenience in Walking / Climbing.

For more details

Contact for Registration

Nachiket :9850971118

Sayali : 9552521829

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
Regards

Pathfindersgroup,Pune

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