Pune Trekking Network 31.12.2015

Pune Trekking Network


  • Date Month Location Contact Phone Cost Group
    1st – 3rd January 2016 Raigad Pradakshina Sudhir/Ananda 9167546547 / 9892219155 2100 VRangers Adventure & Trekking
    1-4 January 2016 Malvan Beach Camping Backpack Outdoors 9823996112,9049402517 3300 Backpack Outdoors
    2nd-3rd January 2016 Kalsubai Trek Via traverse Route Sudhir 9167546547 1200 VRangers Adventure & Trekking
    2-3 January 2016 Vasota Jungle Trek Explorers treks 985050 2723 | 985050 6622 | 985050 4433 | 020-24463322 1150 Explorers treks
    2-3 January 2016 Harishchandragad Tejas Joshi 9960890703 1350 Hike Mates
    2-3 January 2016 Camping Lonavala Mansi 9819813493 3000 letscampout
    3 January 2016 Fort Karnala Plus Valley Adventure 7720080918, 8308962700,8380054989 1000 Plus Valley Adventure
    3 January 2016 DHAK FORT SG-Trekkers 8983 8985 28 | 9762 886 776 650 SG-Trekkers
    3rd January 2016 Prabalgad One Day Trek Mountrek India 9967837516 / 9867250271 600 Mountrek India
    02 – 03 January 2016 Explore Sandhan Valley Rajesh / Yahya 9869629288 /9768143706 / 9970043706 1700 TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA
    02 – 03 January 2016 Weekend trek to Rajmachi Rajesh / Yahya 9869629288 /9768143706 / 9970043706 1000 TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA
    5th January 2016 Weekday Gorakgad trek Rajesh / Yahya 9869629288 /9768143706 / 9970043706 700 TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 10:22 AM PST
TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA: One day trek to Matheran via Garbett plateau 31 Jan 2016 Introduction and Event Summary:Difficulty Level: Medium LevelEndurance Level: HighFood Arrangement: Need to carry pack lunch and personal water bottle.Transport: Shared cab /taxi/ jeep are available from Dasturi NakaHeight of Garbett point: 2625 ft approx.Base Village: DiksalDistrict: ThaneRegion: MatheranRoute from Pune: Pune – Lonavala – BhivpuriRoute from Mumbai: Mumbai – BhivpuriDistance from Mumbai: 85
km approx.Distance from Pune: 115 km approxTotal time required for climbing: 7 hours approx for the entire trek.Total distance for climbing: 8 kmMinimum participants required: 10Maximum participants 50Trek Leader: Rajesh MhaddalkarDuration: One dayCost: Rs 500.00 About Matheran:The climate of Matheran is very cool. The most unforgettable things about Matheran are deep forest and the waterfalls nearby, especially in rainy season. The beauty of the hill station gets doubled in monsoon. Matheran is truly ‘The Best hill station in Maharashtra.Matheran beautifully covers an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadris. This lovely spot was discovered in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the collector of Thane district. Garbett point is located on South-west side of Matheran with grand view of the plateau.Train Timing – CST – Karjat Fast Local (recommended)06:10CST06:24Dadar06:31Kurla06:35Ghatkopar06:50Thane07:02Dombivali07:51BhivpuriNote: Participants are requested to purchase a return ticket till Bhivpuri by their own.Event details: Meeting point: Bhivpuri Station at 8.00 amBreakfast at Bhivpuri.08:30Start trek at around13:30Reach Garbett Plateau – Have Lunch @ Garbett Plateau 14:30Leave for Matheran16:30Reach Matheran and proceed towards Dasturi Naka.17:45Take Taxi Till Neral Station18:00Reach Neral Station21:30Reaching Mumbai (subjective)Cost Includes: Travelling from Bhivpuri to Neral (Including Neral Taxi Fare)1 veg breakfast and Expertise charges, TreksandTrails, India chrages if any.Cost Excl… Read more
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 10:10 AM PST
TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA: Explore Sandhan Valley 30 – 31 Jan 2016 Invites you for trekking near Mumbai to explore the Sandhan Valley (leaving Friday night)Summary:Region: IgatpuriContribution: Rs 1700.00Assembly: Kasara railway station Duration: 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 Station 05:30 Reach base village by local transport06:30 Breakfast.07:00 Start full descend trek towards Sandhan Valley 13:30 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 – breakfast, 1 veg … Read more
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 09:49 AM PST
TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA: Weekday trek to Karnala fort on 28-Jan 2016 Introduction:Height: 1500 ftGrade: EasyType: Hill FortEndurance Level: SimpleMinimum: 05 participantsMaximum: 25 participantsBase Village: ShirdhonDistrict: RaigadRegion: Near Panvel – Navi MumbaiContribution: 700.00About:Karnala fort is a hill fort in Raigad district about 13 km from Panvel. Located in within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. It was a fort of strategic importance. Redeemed with the power struggle of many rulers, Karnala Fort stands as a specimen of the 13th-century constructions. The fort was sparingly used by the Karnala rulers including Mudhan and Peshwas until 1818, followed by the British.Itinerary for all batches:07:30 Assembly at Panvel Station07:45 Reach Panvel state transport depot.09:00 Reach Karnala base by ST bus / Tum-Tum and start trek11:00 Summit and explore12:30 Start descend 17:30 Disperse at Panvel ST depot.NOTE:We would be getting back to Panvel Depot at approx 18:30 – subjectiveAVOID USING PERFUMES AND DEO ESPECIALLY FOR THIS TREK.Inclusion:1 Veg breakfast, Travel from Panvel ST depot – to Karnala fort base – and back to Panvel ST depot by tumtum / ST, Sanctuary entry fee, TreksandTrails, India charges if any.Exclusion: Emergency Medical evacuations if any required, Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list. Camera fees and Lunch.TreksandTrails recommends things to carry:Haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.Camera (Optional), Electoral Powder or Glucon D powder. Personal medicines. ****** Carry one time meal (Lunch) for the trek.*******TreksandTrails rules:Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding. Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer.TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior n… Read more
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 09:16 AM PST
TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA: Tandem Paragliding 24 Jan 2016– Batch IV – Sunday Tandem Paragliding at Kamshet
Ten Batches Join Us to experience the Thrill…Let’s fly like a bird with TreksandTrails paragliding at Kamshet batches as mentioned below. Enjoy amazing tandem paragliding ride which will be an experience worth a thousand moments. And if you want get more adventures ask for a somersault to your pilot. Get a bird’s eye view of Lonavala city and nearby mountain ranges. You will be assisted by a team of professional experts conducting Tandem Paragliding Kamshet near Pune. Tandem paragliding can be enjoyed by any person from the age 12 years onward.   Next Upcoming Batches: 13 Feb 2016– Batch V – Saturday 27 Feb 2016– Batch VI – Saturday 13 Mar 2016– Batch VII – Sunday 27 Mar 2016– Batch VIII– Sunday 09 Apr 2016– Batch IX – Saturday 23 April 2016– Batch X– Saturday   Summary: Place: Kamshet, Lonavala. Location:Tikona Peth, Pawna Lakeside. Gliding Time:10 -15 min approx. Grade: Easy – thrilling Duration: 1day Min Participants: 7 Max Participants: 22 Cost: Rs 4500.00   General itinerary for Tandem paragliding at Kamshet with TreksandTrails and General FAQ’s   How do we get to the paragliding site? 06:00 Departure from Dadar 08:30 Breakfast near Khalapur toll 09:30 Arrival at Kamshet. Enjoy the thrill of Paragliding at Kamshet. 13:00 Lunch at Hotel Rangoli 18:00 Reach Dadar.   What is Inclusions? Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai on sharing basis by non-air conditioned vehicle. Travel by shared cab services from hotel Rangoli to paragliding site and back. 1 pilot assisted Tandem Paragliding ride for about 10 – 15 minutes approx. 1 morning veg breakfast and 1 veg lunch meal, expertise charges.   What are the Exclusions? Medical evacuations if required. Insurance of any type not included. Extra paragliding tandem paragliding ride will be allowed for Rs 3000.00 per glide, if time permits. Mineral water tea and other sundry expenses if any. Video shooting of individuals p… Read more
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 08:04 AM PST
TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA: Trek to Alang Madan and Kulang 24 – 26 Jan 2016 Long weekend trek to Alang – Madan – Kulang. The toughest trek in the Sahyadri Why AMK?For those who have just completed the monsoon trekking season. Must be all geared up for a new adventure. We call upon the survivors to explore the most difficult trek in the Sahyadri. An adventure to explore the path less taken. Come on pack your bags, and join the adventure.Introduction and event summaryDifficulty Level: DifficultEndurance Level: Very highFood Arrangement: Take pack lunch and drinking water along. It is a long trekTransport: Limited frequency of ST buses are available till the village road endHeight of forts: 4852 – 4841 – 4822 ftBase Village: Kulanwadi District: NashikRegion: Igatpuri – KalsubaiRoute from Pune: Pune – Nashik phata – Naarayangoan – Kotul – Udadhawane – AlangRoute from Mumbai: Mumbai – Kasara – Sakurli – Ambewadi – AlangDistance from Mumbai: 145 km approx.Distance from Pune: 175 km approx.Total time required for climbingTotal distance for climbing: Day: 1, 2 and 3 approx 7km, 5km, 6km respectavely.Minimum participants required: 7 personsMaximum participants 25 personsDuration: 3 days and 3 NightsTrek Leader: Rajesh MhaddalkarCost: Rs 2500.00About Alang fort:Alang Fort (also Alangad) is a fort in Nashik district, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the three forts, the others being Madangad and Kulang, in the Kalsubai range of the Western Ghats. They are the most difficult to reach forts in Nasik District. A dense forest cover make these treks difficult. These three forts are a little neglected due to very heavy rains in the area and a difficult confusing path to the fortsAbout Kulang fort:Being in the same region of the three forts its said climb to Kulag is the most difficult. On the way up climbing we come across patches of rock cut steps. It take 6 hours to reach from Kulanwadi to the fort. On the fort to see around 5 water cisterns. Form here we could also see Mahuli with t… Read more
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 07:25 AM PST
TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA: Weekend trek to Bhimashankar forest 23 – 24 Jan 2016 Introduction and Event Summary:Difficulty Level: Medium – tuffEndurance Level: HighFood Arrangement: Food and water is available in abundance at the temple on top. Pack food and water for the trek route.Transport: Regular ST buses are available. Also there is a direct bus from Thane to Bhimashankar dailyHeight of the Sanctuary: 3296 ftBase Village: KhandasDistrict: Nagar District.Region: MurbadRoute from Pune: Pune – Pimpri – Chakan – Rajgurunagar – BhimashankarRoute from Mumbai: Mumbai – Thane – Kalyan – BhimashankarDistance from Mumbai: 230 kmDistance from Pune: 115 km approx.Total time required for climbing: Approx. 4.5 hrs from Khandas, base village one way.Total distance for climbing: Approx. 8 kmMinimum participants required: 10Maximum participants: 45Assembly: Neral Railway StationTrek Leader: Rajesh MhaddalkarDuration: 2 Days and 1 Night.Cost: Rs 1500.00 About:Lord Shiva Temple: Bhimashankar Temple is located in the village of Bhorgiri 50 km North West of Khed, near Pune. There is a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to mid 18th century. The shikhara of the temple was built by Nana Phadnavis. This temple is closely associated with the legend of Shivaraj Khade slaying the demon Tripurasura associated with the invincible flying citadels Tripuras. Shiva is said to have taken abode in the Bhima form, upon the request of the Gods, on the crest of the Sahyadri hills, and the sweat that poured forth from his body after the battle is said to have formed the Bhimarathi River. Bhimashankar is also the source of the Bhima River, which flows south east and merges with the Krishna River near Raichur. Trek to Bhimashankar can be easliy done as its near Mumbai. A big size bell in Hemadpanthi structure: – Built by Nana Phadanavis is also a feature of Bhimashankar. Hanuman Lake, Gupt Bhimashankar, Sakshi V… Read more
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 06:49 AM PST
TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA: Weekday trek to Khoj fort 21-Jan 2016 Introduction and Event Summary:Name of Event: Weekday trek to Kohoj fortDate: 21-Jan 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 fort from the King of Gujarat. They constructed fortifications and bastions on this fort. Later, in 18th century, Peshwa’s had conquered this fort in their campaign of 1737. Afterwards the fort remained under the British rule.Wha… Read more
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 06:22 AM PST
TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA: Weekday trek to Gorakgad caves 19 Jan 2016 Introduction and Event Summary: Difficulty Level: MediumEndurance Level: HighFood Arrangement: Carry pack lunch and water for this trek Transport: 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 village.17:30 Start travel Kalyan to Dehri by jeep or bus.19:30 Disperse at Kalyan stationHow to make a payment?Visit: http:http://www.treksandtrails.org/index.p… Read more
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 06:02 AM PST
TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA: One day trek to Kalawanti durg 17 Jan 2016 Introduction and Event Summary:Difficulty Level: Medium – thrillingEndurance Level: HighFood Arrangement: Food and water is available at Prabal machiTransport: Limited frequency of ST bus come to here. However one could hire private auto rickshawsHeight of watch tower: 2000 ft approx.Base Village: Thakurwadi (road ends here)District: RaiagdRegion: Panvel – KarjatRoute from Pune: Pune – Lonavala – Panvel – Kalavanti durgRoute from Mumbai: Mumbai – Panvel – Kalavanti durgDistance from Mumbai: 80 km approx.Distance from Pune: 145 km approx.Total time required for climbing: 75 minutes to climb till Prabal machi then 2 hours till Kalavanti top.Total distance for climbing: 8 km one wayMinimum participants required: 5Maximum: 40Trek Leader: Rajesh MhaddalkarDuration: 1 day trekCost: Rs 650.00About:Kalawanti durg was used as a watch tower and is located right next to Prabhalgad fort on the old Mumbai-Pune route. The beauty of this trek is the amazing rock cut steps that zig-zag their way up the mountain to take you to the top of the fort. One can get a panoramic view from the top, not to mention the thrill of an exposed climb via the stairs.Itinerary:06:45 Meet at Panvel railway station07:00 Breakfast at Panvel station07:45 Depart from Panvel bus depot to Thakurwadi by ST / tumtum08:25 Thakurwadi base08:30 Start trek from Thakurwadi to Kalavanti11:30 Kalavanti durg summit.12:00 Start descend13:30 Lunch at Prabal machi14:00 Start descend down from Prabal machi to Thakurwadi16:00 Travel to Panvel17:00 Disperse at Panvel bus depotHow to make a payment?For registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 650.00 per person in the given a/cState Bank of India Account No: 32248535175In the Name of Mr. Rajesh MhaddalkarAccount: SavingsIFSC Code: SBIN0014771orVisit: http:http://www.treksandtrails.org/ use your debit or credit card to make a paymentNo beneficiary account to be set up, its easy, quick and secured. Once payme… Read more
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 05:34 AM PST
TREKSANDTRAILS INDIA: Lohagad trek 16 Jan 2016 Introduction and Event Summary:Difficulty Level: EasyEndurance Level: MediumFood Arrangement: Food arrangement is available at the base village “Lohagadwadi”Transport: Jeep / Trax service is available from Lonavala and Malavli railway station. (Need to call in advance)Height of fort: 3400 ft approx.Base Village: LohagadwadiDistrict: LonavalaRegion: PuneRoute from Pune: Pune – Lonavala – LohagadRoute from Mumbai: Mumbai – Lonavala – LohagadDistance from Mumbai: 120 km approx.Distance from Pune: 80 km approx.Total time required for climbing: 3 hours from Malavli and 25 minutes from LohagadwadiTotal distance for climbing: 5 km approx.Minimum participants required: 5Maximum participants allowed: 45Trek Leader: Rajesh MhaddalkarDuration: 1 DayCost: Rs 700.00About:Lohagad “Iron fort” is one of the many hill forts of Chatrapati Shivaji. It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a wide range of the Sahyadri. The Visapur fort is located on its eastern side. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. Historical records show that in the later Peshwa period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort. Best trekking route near Mumbai.IMPORTANT:The journey starts boarding the Indrayani express. Participants to board this train from respective stations with ticket till Malavli station.Meet at Lonavala station. Please plan accordingly as long queues are expected at the ticket window.Train Timings for Indrayani ExpressCST 5:40Dadar 5.51Thane 6.14Kalyan 6.35Lonavala8.00Move to Malavli by local train (8:15 am at Lonavala station platform no 3)For participants from Pune: Lonavala Local TrainPune Station 06:27amShivaji Nagar 06:33amMalavli Station 07:40 amTrek Schedule:08:25 Move towards Lohagad fort09:00 Breakfast09:30 Start trek11:00 Lohagad Summit Exploration rest etc (2 hrs approx)13:30 Descend14:00 Lohagadwadi have lunch15:00 move to Malavli Stat… Read more

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