Pune Hikers Events 01.01.2016

Pune Hikers Events


  • Date Month Location Contact Phone Cost
    1st – 3rd January 2016 Raigad Pradakshina Sudhir/Ananda 9167546547 / 9892219155 2100
    1-4 January 2016 Malvan Beach Camping Backpack Outdoors 9823996112,9049402517 3300
    2nd-3rd January 2016 Kalsubai Trek Via traverse Route Sudhir 9167546547 1200
    2-3 January 2016 Vasota Jungle Trek Explorers treks 985050 2723 | 985050 6622 | 985050 4433 | 020-24463322 1150
    2-3 January 2016 Harishchandragad Tejas Joshi 9960890703 1350
    2-3 January 2016 Camping Lonavala Mansi 9819813493 3000
    3 January 2016 Fort Karnala Plus Valley Adventure 7720080918, 8308962700,8380054989 1000
    3 January 2016 DHAK FORT SG-Trekkers 8983 8985 28 | 9762 886 776 650
    3rd January 2016 Prabalgad One Day Trek Mountrek India 9967837516 / 9867250271 600
    02 – 03 January 2016 Explore Sandhan Valley Rajesh / Yahya 9869629288 /9768143706 / 9970043706 1700
    02 – 03 January 2016 Weekend trek to Rajmachi Rajesh / Yahya 9869629288 /9768143706 / 9970043706 1000
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 NakaHeig
ht 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

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