Pune Trekking Network 23.1.2016

Pune Trekking Network


Posted: 20 Jan 2016 09:18 PM PST
Dear Friends We Invite You all For Chikoo Festival Tour With MumbaiRangers on 7 Feb 2016 Batch 2     Festivals are Times to Celebrate And The Chikoo Festival Will Show Us How Dahanu Celebrates Life.   The Chikoo Festival Definitely  attracts a lot of Tourists in And Aroud Mumbai And Gujrat. Lets Come share the Dreams of many farmers who have dared to venture into Agro Tourism and get a taste of a New Experience   This beachside town bordering Gujarat is famous for its vast chikoo farms largely owned by the Parsi community. Its tribal community is a treasure trove  of Warli art and craft.Events range from a small fun-fair with stalls to showcase tribal art and craft, agricultural products, fresh fruits and their  byproducts, a photo exhibition on the region as well as outdoor attractions like the Chikoo Safari, Warli dance, not to forget Parsi and Irani cuisine.  Tourists can visit the weekly bazaar, join a sand castle competition, make and fly kites or enjoy a bonfire to the accompaniment of local cuisine at the  beach. With over 50% land under fruit orchards, forests and mangroves, this region has a lot to offer through agro tourism. We want tourists to get a  flavour of the indigenous culture of Dahanu and the Chikoo Festival is a good means to do so.”   Beyond the fruit, the Chikoo Festival will showcase how Local People are well equipped with hotels, resorts, organic farms, sightseeing, hands-on village  experiences, games and nature trails. The Festival features Chikoo safari as well as an exhibition of the products made from the fruit along with dance performances by tribals. Orchard owners, shops and establishments as well as the local tribal population, the Warlis, who constitute 66% of the total population of the area.     &n
bsp; Activities at the Festival…  Visitors can enjoy the various folk dances that potray the essence of the Dahanu taluka and also participate in various team activities. Shop around from more than 100 stalls – purchase Chikoo products, ru… Read more
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 06:36 PM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for One Day Trek To Tikona Fort with MumbaiRangers on 31 Jan 2016Tikona Fort (Vitandgad fort), is a major hill fort in Maval region near the Lonavala. Tikona fort, literally means triangle fort, had witnessed many dynasties ruled in the Maratha region. This was the nerve centre of the many activities of entire Malwan Pawna regions. The small hamlet close to the fort is Tikona peth. The fort’s mammoth entrance is a special attraction.It is also a great trekking destination for the adventurous tourists. One can get the eye catching views of the Pawna Dam and the forts at Visapur, Tung and Lohagad. The fort encloses a lake, Satvahan caves and the temple of ‘Trimbakeshwar Mahadev’.The fort was built during the Silhara dynasty. There is a temple on top of the peak. The view of the Pawna dam, Kathingad and valleys from the top is breathtaking.Little Information about the Fort:Type: Hill FortHeight: 3500 ft Feet above MSL (Approx)Grade: EasyDistrict: Lonavala.Base Village: Tikona PethItinery : Pune Participants can meet us Out side lonavla bus stop Meeting point Pritam da dhaba near flyover dadar east 6 oclock morningpick up vashi near highway bridge 6.30Travel by private Bus NON A/C till the Base Village.Reach Base Village by 9:30amBreakfast at Base villageStart our trek by 10:30amReach the Top, Explore Lunch Self carriedDescendReach the base till 03:00pmEvening Tea Snacks at Base villageReaching Mumbai by 9.00 tentativelyFor Registrations call MumbaiRangers:Amit Bhadouria: 9819299164Nishant seth 8879418581Registration accepted only through phone call.One has to Deposit Full Amount in Account for Registration… Account details will be given on request…The cost for the trek will be INR 900/- per head,which includes: Travelling from Mumbai to Mumbai in Private Non A/c Bus, Morning Tea & Breakfast and Evening Tea Snacks. Guide and MumbaiRangers Expertise Charges.Important things to be carried :Identity proof (Must),Lunch for the dayA bot… Read more
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 06:28 PM PST
Dear Friends We invite You for Bhandardara Camping With MumbaiRangers on 30 & 31 Jan 2016 Leaving Saturday Afternoon   Bhandardara is Another tourist attraction, Wilson Dam on the Pravara River Bhandardara provides plenty of opportunity for small treks and hikes for adventure lovers. The most interesting and exciting trek is the small trek to  Ratangad fort; to reach Ratangad fort one should take the boat over the small lake near the village Ratanwadi.   Ratanwadi is known for its scenic boat rides. Ratangad is an interesting fortress, situated at the edge of ghats with numerous water cisterns and caves Ratanwadi overlooking the locale of Bhandardara, one of the oldest artificial catchment area. Ratanwadi is the Amruteshwar temple dating back to the  Hemadpant Era – roughly from the eighth century   Camping is usually a time when you go back to basics and enjoy simple pursuits such as reading, watching stars, hiking, swimming and playing games  together as a group. Camping offers peace and quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Its helps to get close to nature.     Pune Participants can Meet us At Kalyan station in train itself catch same local given below   Itenery :   Meeting point at 14:00 Hrs (sharp) at Kasara Railway station We all can travel by local train Mumbai CST – Kasara Train, timings are as follows:   11:34 CST 11:47 Dadar 12:16 Thane 12:47 Kalyan 13:57 Kasara   Participants Are Requested to Either Have lunch and come on Saturday or Bring packed Lunch can eat While Travelling in Jeep…     Saturday 30 jan 2016 –   14:30 Shared Jeep Ride till Camp Site 16:30 Reach Ratanwadi 17:00 Tea snacks 18:00 20 Mins Walk to campsite Setup Campsite  19.00 CampFire, Games, Songs, Night Photography. 21:00 Dinner   Sunday 31 Jan 2016 –   08:30 Breakfast 10:00 Explore Ratanwadi 13.00 Lunch at Ratanwadi 14:30 Departure from camping site 15:30 Disperse at Kasara railway station     Cost: Rs. 1700/- per person.    For Confirm Registration Deposit Full Amount in Account … Acc… Read more
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 06:22 PM PST
Dear Friends We invite You to Sandhan Valley Trek & Camping With MumbaiRangers on 30 31 Jan 2016 Leaving 29 jan Night   Sandhan Valley Trek is a unique experience combining adventure activities such as Rappelling and staying admidst nature. Sandhan valley is a water carved  valley around 200 feet deep. Sandhan is located near beautiful Bhandardara region near village called Samrad. Samrad village and Sandhan Valley is  surrounded by few more forts and scenic places.   Brilliant & deep narrow rock floored ravine between the two high walls of mountain range. At some places its width is less than 3 ft so that at some places  sun rays unable to reach. So it’s called valley of shadow. it is accessible throughout the year except monsoon. To go at end side of gorge you have cross  2-3 water pools, water level changes according to seasons, in winter it is up to waist & in summer it is up to knee
height. At the end of valley you get  magnificent view of high cliffs & deep valley.   The Sandhan valley trek incorporates a rappelling experience and freehold rock climbing and descending. Technical support of experienced trekkers and all  safety mountaineering equipment will be used for the event to ensure safety.   Sandhan Valley trek starts from Samrad village. Total trek includes rappelling and crossing pool of water. and deep gorges and one of its kind of lifetime  experience which you feel at end of the trek.   Pune Participants can join us at kalyan in train    Dates: 30th-31st January. (Leaving on 29th Jan 2016 night)   Itinerary: Day 0: Friday. Catch the CST-Kasara train as per the timings mentioned. 10:50 pm – CST. 10:57 pm – Byculla. 11:05 pm – Dadar. 11:13 pm – Kurla. 11:18 pm – Ghatkopar. 11:34 pm – Thane. 11:57 pm – Dombivali. 12:07 am – Kalyan. 01:18 am – Kasara.   Day 1: Saturday. 01:30 am – Travel Samrad village by a Private Vehicle. 04:00 am – Reach Samrad Rest for sometime  06.00 am – Breakfast 07:00 am – Move towards the base exploring Sandhan V… Read more
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 06:11 PM PST
Dear Friends We Invite You all For Chikoo Festival Tour With MumbaiRangers on 6 Feb 2016 Batch 1     Festivals are Times to Celebrate And The Chikoo Festival Will Show Us How Dahanu Celebrates Life.   The Chikoo Festival Definitely  attracts a lot of Tourists in And Aroud Mumbai And Gujrat. Lets Come share the Dreams of many farmers who have dared to venture into Agro Tourism and get a taste of a New Experience   This beachside town bordering Gujarat is famous for its vast chikoo farms largely owned by the Parsi community. Its tribal community is a treasure trove  of Warli art and craft.Events range from a small fun-fair with stalls to showcase tribal art and craft, agricultural products, fresh fruits and their  byproducts, a photo exhibition on the region as well as outdoor attractions like the Chikoo Safari, Warli dance, not to forget Parsi and Irani cuisine.  Tourists can visit the weekly bazaar, join a sand castle competition, make and fly kites or enjoy a bonfire to the accompaniment of local cuisine at the  beach. With over 50% land under fruit orchards, forests and mangroves, this region has a lot to offer through agro tourism. We want tourists to get a  flavour of the indigenous culture of Dahanu and the Chikoo Festival is a good means to do so.”   Beyond the fruit, the Chikoo Festival will showcase how Local People are well equipped with hotels, resorts, organic farms, sightseeing, hands-on village  experiences, games and nature trails. The Festival features Chikoo safari as well as an exhibition of the products made from the fruit along with dance performances by tribals. Orchard owners, shops and establishments as well as the local tribal population, the Warlis, who constitute 66% of the total population of the area.       Activities at the Festival…  Visitors can enjoy the various folk dances that potray the essence of the Dahanu taluka and also participate in various team activities. Shop around from more than 100 stalls – purchase Chikoo products, ru… Read more
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 07:32 AM PST
Height : 1000 ft Grade : EASY Cost : 300/- per headDATE : 26th Jan 2016 (sunday) Charges including : morning breakfast & tea, travelling from lonavala to khopoli and all expertise charges including.About:Dukes Nose: – Nagphani, later known as Duke’s Nose, very good picnic spot nearby loanavla, we can see this Massive 1000 feet pinnacle from Mumbai pune highway also. As its shape like Snake Hood so it called Nagphani. Umbarkhind: -The battle is known for the strategic manner in which the great maratha king deployed his forces and rapid movement that his cavalry was able to achieve.Battle of Umberkhind took place on 3 February 1661 in the mountain range of Sahyadri near the city of Pen, Maharashtra, India. The battle was fought between the Maratha under Chhatrapati Shivaji and the Kartalab Khan of Mughals. The Marathas defeated the Mughal forces. Mughal forces consisted of 20,000 men, while there was just 3,000 light Maratha cavalry.Trek planMumbai – Pune Indrayani Express schedule:- # Code Station Distance Arr. Time 2 DR Dadar (Central) 05:51 05:533 TNA Thane 06:14 06:164 KYN Kalyan 06:35 06:375 KJT Karjat 07:15 07:176 LNL Lonavala 08:00 Itinery:Meeting Point- Lonavala station : 08:1508:15 to 09:00 – Tea & Breakfast 09:00 to 09:30 -Base village kurwande of Dukes nose by Autorik09:45 to 10:45 -Ascending Dukes nose10:45 to 11:30 – On Top, Photography, etc.11:30 to 12:00 – Descending Dukes nose12:00 to 15:00 – Towards Battle ground of Umberkhind.13:30 – lunch.15:00 to 15:30 – Photography, etc..16:00 Shembdi village17:00 – Khopoli Railway station. *For Registration transfer Rs. 300.00 per person in the given a/c.mportant Note: One needs to deposit full paymentinto the following bank account to confirm his/herregistration.Bank Name: Bank of IndiaAccount No: 005210110004779Account Type: SavingsAccount name: Yogesh Alekari.IFSC code:BKID0000052(Onece the payment is done please send us thetransaction reference number, participant name,contact number to durgdarshan.gs… Read more
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 11:38 PM PST
Life in the Air… About the Tour :  This outing is planned to gift you the most memorable 15 minutes of your own life…the moments that you will
be in the air…at the height that birds fly…enjoying the real meaning of Independence and Joy!! Our professional experts provide this paragliding ride at Kamshet near Pune. Every healthy adult is eligible for this. Disclaimer** 1. Paragliding is a wind dependent activity and there’s a possibility of last minute re- schedules or cancellations, which are beyond our control. You need to be patient as their might be last minute changes and it might take an hour or so to confirm the wind forecast on trip. 2. The Video charges of the Paragliding activity is excluded from the tour cost. You may directly pay to the tandem for the video taken of your flight.Valentine’s Special Batch : 14th February 2016 Category : Adventure Level : Easy Duration : 1 Day Highlights of the Outings : 1. Amazing Paragliding Ride-A Lifetime Experience 2. Professional Experts and Guides for the Safety MeasuresDay-1 : 06:00 am : Departure from Mumbai towards Kamshet En-route pick up at Thane. Reach Kamshet. Have breakfast. Proceed towards the activity site and enjoy the thrill of Paragliding at Kamshet. Have lunch and proceed back to Mumbai. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)Tour Cost : Rs.5,000/- per person For Registered Member : Rs.4,800/- per member Inclusions: 1. Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai by sharing basis 2. 1 Paragliding flight ( 8-10 minutes) 3. Morning Breakfast and Lunch 4. Expertise and Guide Exclusions: Extra Ride Anything other than mentioned aboveFor booking you need to deposit Rs.5,000/- per person in following Account: NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERS BANK: ICICI ACCOUNT: CURRENT AC A/C: 623805029453 BRANCH: MULUND WEST IFSC CODE ICIC0006238 Cancellation and Refund applicable on the whole cost :  1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded. 2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded 3. After tha… Read more
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 11:32 PM PST
About the Tour :    Sandhan valley is one of the greatest canyons in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. It is a very good combination of a canyon and a valley. Located in the Nagar district, near the famous fort Ratangad, Sandhan valley is undoubtedly The Valley of Suspense. Walking through the narrow streak of valley with 300 ft rock walls on both the sides is a lifetime experience. Exploring Sandhan valley is always a memorable outing and the Konkankada visit is a sweet cherry on the cake !!Batch 02 : 15th February 2016 Category : Trekking Level : Easy Duration : 1 DayOvernight journey towards village Samrad by Kasara Local (00: 14 am Slow from CST ) Reach Kasara by 03:00 am. Proceed to Samrad By Private Jeep. Early morning arrival at Samrad, fresh up and breakfast. By 7:00 am. Start exploring the Sandhan Valley. Experience the thrill as well as natural light & sound show in the valley. Visit Kokan-kada and enjoy the scenic view. Back to Samrad village. Have Lunch and proceed back to Kasara by private jeep. From Kasara Back to Mumbai by Train. Reach Mumbai by evening 09:30 pm. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)Tour Cost : Rs.1,100/- per person For Registered Members : Rs.1,000/-per member Inclusions: Transportation from Kasara to Kasara Breakfast, lunch and evening refreshment. Expertise and Guide Charges   Exclusions: Anything other than mentioned aboveFor booking you need to deposit Rs.1,100/- per person in the following Account: NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERS BANK: ICICI ACCOUNT: CURRENT AC A/C: 623805029453 BRANCH: MULUND WEST IFSC CODE ICIC0006238 Cancellation and Refund: 1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded. 2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded 3. After that no refund will be provided.For details @ http://www.mumbaitravellers.in/one-day-trek-to-sandhan-valley/For Registrations mail us at mumbaitravellers@gmail.com OR Call us at 8692086927 / 8652370001 Mumbai Travellers unique journeys…unique people… www.Mum… Read more
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 11:24 PM PST
About the Tour : Camping is always fun seating besides camp fire in Chilling weather and enjoying the peace of nature . What if camp site will be Konkankada-Harishchandragad at 3500 Feet. Yes we going to do camping at cliff of “Konkan Kada ” 3500 Feet above from sea level which is 2-3 hrs trek from Pachnai route .   About Konkan kada : The Kokan kada is the major attraction of Harishchandragad. This cliff is not only vertical but also over-hanged like a hood of a cobra. This nature architecture is beyond description. And you can experience the chilling weather and cool breeze in the night while camping.   Outing Date : 14th-15th February 2016 Category : Trekking + Camping Duration : 1 Night /2 Days Level : Easy-Medium   Day 1 -Saturday Catch early morning train from CSTM by 05:02 am and reach Kasara by 07:38 am. Meet trek leader at Kasara station and transfer to Pachnai, the base vilage of Harishchandragad. Reach Kokankada through the easiest route (2-3 hours) to enjoy the spare time for camping. Reach at the top and explore Harishchandragad caves and fort, Kedareshvar temple. Evening after pitching tents, we will start with cooking activity and light campfire with the mind blowing ghost stories and the old bollywood songs, games and spend night with stars at Konkankada.     Day 2 -Sunday Early morning have tea and start trekking towards Taramati peak. Enjoy the Sunrise and back to the tents. Enjoy photography at Konkankada and Start descending from the same route. Have lunch at base village and drop to Kasara Staion . Tour Concludes with Happy Memories 🙂   Tour Cost: Rs.2,300/- per person For Registered Member : Rs.2,250/- per member     Inclusions: 1. Kasara to Kasara by jeep/traxx 2. Dinner on Saturday 3. Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday 4. Stay in tents 5. Expertise Charges     Exclusions: 1. Breakfast and Lunch on Day 1 2. Personal Expenses 3. Anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusion   For booking you need to deposit Rs.2,300/- per person in advance … Read more
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 11:23 PM PST
A Walk in the beautiful Forest of Mumbai Travellers…!! About the Tour : Karnala Bird Sanctuary is situated at outskirts of Panvel. It covers the famous fort of Karnala, which is also known to be “Thumb point ” because of it’s shape and structure. It is one of the famous destination in birdwatchers and wildlife photographers. The dense forest of Karnala shelters many beautiful forest birds and mammals. Total area of this sanctuary is 12.11 square kilometers, and it is also the best location near Mumbai for birding. This nature trail is open for all the serious nature lovers & photographers and Mumbai Travellers ‘s leader will be there to guide you for the same. We shall focus on all sort of Flora & Fauna that nature will gift us.Outing Dates : 14th February 2016 Category: Wildlife Duration : Half Day session Things To follow on nature trails: Please wear dull coloured clothes. Maintain silence in such places. Dont litter. Follow the Expert. Apply mosquito repellent cream. caps/hats suggested. Follow instructions given by the expert Outing Schedule: All the participants will meet at Panvel station by 6.30am. We will take local transport to Karnala from Panvel bus depot. We will start the trail from entrance itself after a short introduction and briefing session. Trail will end by 11.30am. We will move towards Panvel by local transport and later disperse for respective destination. NOTE : One should follow the rules and regulations given by the Expert and should not leave the group till the nature trail ends.  Tour concludes with Happy Memories 🙂 Tour Cost: Rs.300/- per person Inclusions: Entry tickets of Karnala Bird Sanctuary. Local transport from Panvel and back. Expertise Charges. Exclusions: Breakfast and any Other Personal Charges. Camera chargesFor booking you need to deposit the full amount in the following Account: NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERS BANK: ICICI ACCOUNT: CURRENT AC A/C: 623805029453 BRANCH: MULUND WEST IFSC CODE ICIC0006238 Cancellation and Refun… Read more

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