Pune Trekking Network 24.12.2015

Pune Trekking Network


Posted: 23 Dec 2015 03:34 PM PST
Harishchandragad is one of the best high forts near Mumbai, Maharashtra. Strong fortifications of this fort has multiple entry routes such as Junnar gate route, Sadhle ghat, Nalichi wat and Indore waat.***********************************************************************Batch 1 – 09 and 10 Jan 2015***********************************************************************Introduction and Event Summary:Difficulty Level: Medium to TuffEndurance Level: HighFood Arrangement: Need to carry pack luch and water for this trek from the base villageTransport: Limited ST buses are avaiable from Kalyan bus depot
to the base villageHeight of fort: 4650 ft approx Base Village:Pachani – Direct access routeKhireshwar – via tolar kind routeBelpada – Nali chi waatKothale – via tolar kind waatDistrict: AhmednagarRegion: Malshej ghatRoute from Pune: Pune – Manchar – Narayangoan – Ale phata – Kotul – KhireswarRoute from Mumbai: Mumbai – Kalyan – Murbad – KhireshwarDistance from Mumbai: To Pachal 235 km approx and to Khireshwar 180 km approxDistance from Pune: To Pachal 210 km approx and to Khireshwar 135 km approxTotal time required for climbing: 3.5 uphill climb one wayTotal distance for climbing: 6 km approx one way.Endurance: HighAssembly: Kalyan railway stationDuration: 2 Days and 2 Nights.Region: Malshej ghatTrek Leader: Rajesh MhaddalkarContribution: Rs 1500.00 per participant.AboutThe carvings on the temples of Nageshwar (in Khireshwar village), in the Harishchandreshwar temple and in the cave of Kedareshwar indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period, since it is related to Shaiva, Shakta or Naath. Later the fort was under the control of Moguls. The Marathas captured it in 1747. Main attractions on Fort: Saptatirtha Pushkarni, Kedareshwar Cave, Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff), Taramati peak, Temple of Harishchandreshwar.TreksandTrails itinerary for the trek to HarishchandragadDay 122:00 Report at Kalyan ST bus stand22:30 Travel Kalyan Khubi Phata by bus. Reach Khubi phata.00:… Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 03:15 PM PST
Weekday trek to Khoj fort**********************************************************************************Upcoming batches:07-Jan 201621-Jan 201611-Feb 201625-Feb 2016**********************************************************************************Introduction and Event Summary:Name of Event: Weekday trek to Kohoj fortDate: 07-Jan 2016, 21-Jan 2016, 11-Feb 2016 and 25-Feb 2016Difficulty Level: MediumEndurance Level: HighFood Arrangement: Please carry food and water/pack lunch for this trek. No provision on the fort.Transport: ST bus is available from Palghar railway station for base village.Height of Fort: 3200 ft approx.Base Village: WaghoteDistrict: PalgharRegion: WesternRoute from Pune: Pune – Pimpri -Lonavala – Thane – Bhyander – Palghar – Kohoj fortRoute from Mumbai: Mumbai – Mira Bhyander – Vasai – Palghar – Kohoj fortDistance from Mumbai: 105 kmDistance from Pune: 235 kmMinimum: 5 participantsMaximum: 25 participantsCost: Rs 700.00 per participantAbout Kohoj fort:Kohoj fort can be reached from the Waghote village on Palghar – Wada road. At the base of the fort is a lake which gives beautiful reflection of the fort. It takes 2 hours approx. from the village to reach the plateau. On the plateau of the fort, a temple of Lord Shankar and 3 groups of water cisterns can be seen. Fortification and remains of settlements also can be seen at some of the places. On the way that stretches from the right side of the temple up the hill, there are three large water cisterns; two of which contain potable water. On the top of this hill we come across a bastion and a temple of Lord Hanumana. There many natural pinnacles formed due to wind-erosion, two of them are man-shaped pinnacle which is one of the greatest wonder of nature’s creation. Very few of the historical evidences are coherent to this fort. Looking at its well-dug water cisterns, the fort can be said to be belonging to the Bhoj-period but no such evidences are available. In 16th century, Portuguese captured this… Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 02:58 PM PST
TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA: Weekday trek to Gorakgad caves**********************************************************Upcoming Batches05-Jan 201619-Jan 201604-Feb 201616-Feb 2016**********************************************************Introduction and Event Summary:Difficulty Level: MediumEndurance Level: HighFood Arrangement: Carry pack lunch and water for this trekTransport: ST buses available from Kalyan railway station.Height of fort: 2137 ft approx.Base Village: Dehri / NarivaliDistrict: Murbad, ThaneRegion: MalshejRoute from Pune: Pune – Lonavala – Kalyan – Murbad – Gorakgad baseRoute from Mumbai: Mumbai – Kalyan – Murbad – Dehri – Gorakgad baseDistance from Mumbai: 80 km approx.Distance from Pune: 180 km approx.Total time required for climbing up: 2 hours 30 minutesTotal distance for climbing: 5km approx.Minimum participants: 5Maximum participants: 25Cost: Rs 700.00About Gorakgad:Gorakgad is a fort that can be done easily in a day from Mumbai. Though not famous for any historical events, Gorakgad attracts trekkers due to its inviting pinnacles, which offer good opportunities for rock-climbing. This region of Gorakgad and Machchindragad has a dense forest cover. Fort Gorakgad is quite small in size. It was had strategic importance during the reign of Shahaji Raje. However, no major battle is recorded to have taken place here. It was used in Shivaji’s era to patrol the nearby region and was used as a stopover station during the journey to Junnar via Naneghat. Though small in size, there is enough availability water and a lot of space for accommodation. The fort gets its name from Saint Gorakhnath, who performed his “Sadhana” in this place.TreksandTrails Itinerary for Gorakgad trek06:45 Report at Kalyan ST stand near Inquiry counter07:15 Travel Kalyan to Dehri by bus & jeep.09:15 Reach Dehri Village, breakfast at Dehri, introduction, orientation10:00 Start trek Gorakgad.12:30 Summit Gorakgad, have lunch and rest.14:00 Start descending Gorakgad.17:00 Reach Dehri vi… Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 02:43 PM PST
Weekend overnight trek to Rajmachi, near Lonavala and Mumbai. A double delight, two forts one weekend. Rajmachi is the base village with two forts Shrivardhan and Manoranjan. Overnight home-stay with some awesome local Maharashtrian dinner with rice dal, papad and tehcha. Join us to explore and experience adventure.Introduction and Event Summary:Name of Event: Overnight trek to RajmachiDifficulty Level: Medium levelEndurance Level: HighFood Arra
ngement: Local villager at the base village assist with food arrangement at RajmachiTransport: Private jeep service is available in non-monsoon seasonHeight of fort: 2710 ft approx.Base Village: Karjat and LonavalaDistrict: LonavalaRegion: Karjat – LonavalaRoute from Pune: Pune – Lonavala – Tungarli dam – RajmachiRoute from Mumbai – Mumbai – Lonavala – Tungarli dam – Rajmachi. Also Mumbai – Karjat – RajmachiDistance from Mumbai: 100 km approx.Distance from Pune: 80 Km approx.Total Trekking distance: From Lonavala 16 km approx., from Karjat 8km approx. one wayClimbing time required: From Lonavala 4 hours and from Karjat 3 hours one way.Cost: Rs 1000.00About:Rajmachi is a fort in Karjat region. There are two forts which were built by Shivaji Emperor during 17th century. It is a famous spot for trekking. It is a 17 km trekking distance from Lonavala. Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking Borghat which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures – the Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan fort. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route from Kondivide village near Karjat and the other easy but long way route from Lonavala. In rainy season this place is filled with giant waterfalls and greenery.We meet at 17:15 Hrs. (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on SaturdaySuggested train to board is the 11009/Mumbai CST-Sinhagad Express, timings are:14:30 CST14:40 Dadar15:08 Thane15:28 Kalyan16:08 Karjat17:08 Lonavala.Saturday17:30 Auto rickshaw ride from Lonavala ST bus depot till Tungarli dam base.18… Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 02:23 PM PST
Invites you for trekking near Mumbai to explore the Sandhan Valley (leaving Friday night)Upcoming batches30 – 31 January 2016 (Batch VI)13 – 14 February 2016 (Batch VII)Summary:Region: IgatpuriContribution: Rs 1700.00Assembly: Kasara railway stationDuration: 2 days and 2 nightsTrek Leader: Rajesh MhaddalkarAboutSandhan Valley, also known as Valley of suspense or Valley of Shadow, is one of the greatest canyons in the splendid setting of Sahyadri (Western Ghats). The water carved valley is 200 ft deep and about 1.5 long. Sandhan valley is located on the western side of the beautiful Bhandardara region, near Samrad village. The valley is surrounded with mighty Alang, Madan and Kulang (Known as AMK- rated as the toughest trek in Sahyadri) Ratangad, Ajoba & Kalsubai (5400 ft. highest peak in Maharashtra) mountain ranges. The brilliant and deep narrow rock floored ravine is located between the two high walls of mountain range. At some places its width is less than 3 ft and at some places sun rays unable to reach the ground. Which gives it the name: valley of shadow.ItineraryBoard Kasara slow local from Mumbai CST on Friday. Train timing as below:22:50 CST23.04 Dadar23:31 Thane00.03 Kalyan01:18 KasaraPune Participants:Board Indrayani train from Pune at 18:35Reach Kalyan 21:00 (have dinner before you board the train)Board local train till Kasara.Day: 1 – Saturday01:30 Assemble at Kasara Rail Station05:30 Reach base village by local transport06:30 Breakfast.07:00 Start full descend trek towards Sandhan Valley13:30 Lunch in route.16:00 Evening tea & snacks.20:30 Dinner & night stay under open sky.Day: 2 – Sunday06:30 Wake up, Breakfast08:30 Start descending toward Dehne village.12:30 Reach Dehne village.13:00 Lunch14:30 Start travel from Asangaon to Kalyan.16:30 Disperse at Kalyan railway station.Cost Includes:• Transportation from Kasara – Sandhan Valley – Dehne – Asangaon by local Transport• Day 1 – 1 veg breakfast, evening tea, and 1 veg dinner.• Day 2 – break… Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 03:49 AM PST
  With the winter lot of wetland birds arrive around Pune. Ujani dam backwaters is considered as one of the best wetlands.The prominent birds observed in this trip are Flamingo, Bar headed geese, Ruddy shell ducks, Pintail Ducks, Little Grebe, Reef Egret, Grey Heron, Painted Storks etc.  Date :                          17th Jan 2016     Duration :                    1 Day     Difficulty Level :         Very Easy            Endurance Level :      Very Easy Fees :                                    Rs 990/- (Inclusive of service tax)  Whats Included in Fees                > Private Transport > Boating in the bhigwan backwater (for flamingo watch) > Breakfast (everyone needs to bring his own lunch pack) > Evening Tea > Expertise         Whats NOT included in Fees      > Lunch > Mineral water/ cold drinks > Fast food items > Anything not mentioned in the included list consider it to be out of package    Key Features     * Flamingo * Photography * Temple * Birding  Itinerary : Departure from Pune at 6am Reach Bhigwan by 9am Start birding Lunch break Start towards Bhuleshwar after lunch Start return journey by 7pm Back to Pune by 9.30pm TREKDI Office Address : 1366, Sadashiv Peth, Natu Baug, Bajirao Road, Near kelkar museum Pune – 411030, Timings: 10 am to 7 pm (Monday to Saturday)  Contact Details :  log on www.trekdi.com or Call Trek’Di Office on 24490540, 07774037070 or write to us at register@trekdi.com Note : 1. Leaders decision will be final & binding to everyone till the completion of the trek. 2. Alcohol is strictly not allowed on the trek 3. Smoking is not promoted but in case someone can’t control it urges he / she should smoke away from the group & not without disturbing trek schedule. 4. Everyone is expected to follow safety protocalls defined by the leaders. 5. Leaders have been given rights to take disciplinary actions up to the extent of removing participant. 6. Polluting trek route of the destination is strictly proh… Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 03:32 AM PST
Bhorgiri is a small fort located below the plateau of bhimashankar.The trek route is through dense jungle and provides many opportunities for nature lovers and particularly Photographers !! One can see the state animal of Maharashtra which Giant Squirrel, in local language recognized as Shekru . Bhimashankar is also home to the barking deers, wild boars and many other small herbovores. It is also host to small carnivores like jackal. This trek is very beautiful throughout the year and in all seasons. The bhorgiri Fort is worth visiting as it has 17 water tanks at the top. The origin of the Bhima river is on the way of this trek route.  Date :                              17th Jan 2016     Duration :                        1 Day     Difficulty Level :              2(Easy to Medium)          Endurance Level :          3(Medium)         Fees :                               Rs. 1000/- (Per Person)  Whats Included in Fees  Transport from Pune to Pune by private vehicle Tea breakfast and Lunch on day 1 Expertise Printed information brochure First aid kit.  Whats NOT included in Fees  > Dinner on day 1 > Mineral water, cold drinks, dry snacks like chips etc. > Anything not mentioned in the included list  Itinerary              Day 1 : Start journey towars Pune- Rajgurunagar – Bhorgiri by private vehicle @ 6.00 am Have Breakfast on the way Start Trek from Bhorgiri Village to Bhimashankar. Trek to Bhimashankar Have lunch at Bhimashankar S mall trail near Bhimashankar forest.Have tea & start return journey towards Pune.  What to bring    1. Luggage packed in big good trekking sack, all luggage packed in plastic bag. 2. Complete spare set of clothes & socks 3. Water bottle (atleast 1.5 ltr) compulsory 4. Electral/ Glucon-d energizers and personal medication 5. A sweater/warmwear/rainwear (as per the season) 6. Good trekking shoes (sandles, chappals, floaters not permitted) 7. Camera, Binocular (Optional) TREKDI Office Address : 1366, Sadashiv Peth, Natu… Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 12:53 AM PST
Harischandragad is one of the most visited forts in Western Ghats. If you are trekking in Sahyadri for several years and you haven’t visited Harishchandragad then you haven’t trekked enough. This enormous fort has 7 routes and during this trek we will be doing most difficult route which is Makad Naal route or Nali chi waat. Its the most difficult way to reach Harishchandragad top. During this trek we climb all the way to the top keeping the famous Kokan kada on our right hand side. This trek is not for the beginners. Those who have trekked before and have took the challenge of the mountain, only those can attend this event. It take approx. 8-9 Hrs just to reach Kokan Kada top from the base. We climb by Makad Naal route and descend by Khireshwar Route.   Date :                        9th – 11th Jan 2016 Duration :                 2 D 2 N Difficulty Level :      5 (Hardest) Endurance Level :  5 (Hardest) Fees :                       Rs 2050/- (Inclusive of service tax)  Whats Included in Fees : > Pune – Belpada and Khireshwar – Pune Private transport for 2 days > Tea/snacks, packed Lunch & Dinner on day 1 > Tea & Breakfast, Lunch, evening snacks on Day 2 > Expertise > Safety Equipments Whats NOT included in Fees: > Dinner on day 2 > Bottled water and soft drinks. Dry snacks like chips etc. > Anything not mentioned in the included list  Key Features of the Fort               >One of the tough as well as famous trekking route in Maharashtra > Spectacular view of famous Harishchandragad Konkan kada > Visit to Taramati Peak, highest point on Harishchandragad fort.  Itinerary :            Night 1: > Departure from Pune at 11.30pm > Arrival at Belpada 3.30am Day 1: > Start trekking by 7am > Reach Kokan Kada top by 4pm > Dinner & end of the day Day 2: > Get up in the morning @ 6am & have tea > Visit Taramati and back for breakfast > Start towards Khireshwar by 11am > Return to Khireshwar by by 2.3… Read more
Posted: 23 Dec 2015 12:07 AM PST
There are several forts named Jaigad and from that two Jaigad forts are situated in the same Ratnagiri district but one is a coastal one an other is located in a dense Jungle. The fort on the coast is recognised as Only “Jaigad” and the second one which is located in dense forest is known as “Jungli Jaigad” after its location.   Jungli Jaigad is one of the most interesting Jungle treks where we get to see real dense forest. This forest is part of Koyna WLS which is now part of Sahyadri Tiger Reserve. The forest around this fort acts like a wildlife corridor between Koyna and Chandoli forest. Though Jungli Jaigad as a fort doesn’t have much attraction, its location itself i extremely beautiful. We can get excellent view of Dense Jungle, Koyna Dam back waters, Kumbharli Ghat and the water body created by discharge of Koyna hydro electricity project stage 4 discharge. Practically we stand on the mountain which carries the stage 4 underground pielines. Trek is ca
tegorised as easy grade difficulty but medium grade endurance.   Date :                          2nd – 3rd Jan 2016            Duration :                   1 Night 1 Day Difficulty Level :        3 (Medium)        Endurance Level :            3 (Medium) Fees :                          Rs. 1600/- (per Person)     Whats Included in Fees :             > Transport from Pune to Pune by Private vehicle. > All food during the trek.(Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Day 1) > Expertise. > Safety equipments. > First Aid kit.      Whats NOT included in Fees :     > Mineral water,Cold drinks,Snacks etc. > Dinner on Night 1. > Anything not mentioned in the whats included list.          Key Features of the Event : > Fort is situated in the forest of Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary which is now part of Sahyadri Tiger Reserve. So beautiful Jungle around > From the fort we can see the water discharge of fourth stage of Koyna Hydo electricity project. > Excellent… Read more
Posted: 22 Dec 2015 11:53 PM PST
    New Year Special – Camping at Casuarina A cool fun way to celebrate your 31st night! Chill out with your friends and/or family with the nature. Shout scream enjoy and embrace the new year in a fun way   Fees :    Rs. 2500/- (Per person)  What’s included in Fees > Tea/snacks & Dinner with barbeque (Veg, Chicken Nonveg) on day 1 > Tea & Breakfast, Lunch on Day 2 > Expertise > Safety Equipment  What’s NOT included in Fees : >Transportation > Evening Tea, Dinner on day 2 > Bottled water and soft drinks. Dry snacks like chips etc. > Anything not mentioned in the included list  Key Features of the event: * Camping * Barbeque * Camp fire  Itinerary: Day 1: > Arrival at Camping site by 7pm > Prepare Dinner & Introduction session > Camping with Barbeque Day 2: > Get up in the morning & have Breakfast > Some fun games > Return Journey by 2 pm  What to bring : 1. Luggage packed in big good trekking sack, all luggage packed in plastic bag. 2. Complete spare set of clothes & socks 3. Water bottle (atleast 1.5 ltr) compulsory 4. Electral/ Glucon-d energizers and personal medication 5. A sweater/warmwear/rainwear (as per the season) 6. Good trekking shoes (sandles, chappals, floaters not permitted) 7. Torch with Extra pair of Batteries 8. Camera, Binocular (Optional)   TREKDI Office Address : 1366, Sadashiv Peth, Natu Baug, Bajirao Road, Near kelkar museum Pune – 411030, Timings: 10 am to 7 pm (Monday to Saturday)  Contact Details :  log on www.trekdi.com or Call Trek’Di Office on 24490540, 07774037070 or write to us at register@trekdi.com Note : 1. Leaders decision will be final & binding to everyone till the completion of the event. 2. Alcohol is strictly not allowed on the event 3. Smoking is not promoted but in case someone can’t control it urges he / she should smoke away from the group & not without disturbing event schedule. 4. Everyone is expected to follow safety protocalls defined by the leaders…. Read more

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