Pune Trekking Network 23.3.2016

Pune Trekking Network


  • TREKS AND TRAILS: Overnight Camping at Kalavanti base on 07 – 08 May 2016
  • TREKS AND TRAILS: Camping at Bhandardara on 30 April – 01 May 2016
  • TREKSANDTRAILS: Motorbike ride to Rajmachi, 14 – 15 May 2016
  • TREKS AND TRAILS: “Motorbike ride to Rajmachi” on 16 – 17 April 2016
  • TREKS AND TRAILS: Explore Sandhan Valley, 21 – 22 May 2016
  • TREKS AND TRAILS: Explore Sandhan Valley, 23 – 24 April 2016
  • TREKS AND TRAILS: Explore Sandhan Valley on 09 – 10 April 2016
  • Treks and Trails: Weekend trek to Rajmachi on 02 – 03 April 2016
  • TREKS AND TRAILS: Velas Turtle Festival on 23 – 24 April 2016
  • TREKS AND TRAILS: Velas Turtle Festival on 16 – 17 April 2016
DateMonthLocationCostPhoneContactGroup
26th – 27thMarch 2016Tour To Velas Turtle Festival22509819299164Amit BhadouriaMumbaiRangers
26th – 2
7th
March 2016VAITARNA RIVERSIDE CAMPING30008692086927/8692055777AVANEE TMumbai Travellers
26th – 27thMarch 2016Sandhan Valley Full Descend Trek 18008692086927/8692055777AVANEE TMumbai Travellers
26th – 27thMarch 2016KOKANKADA TREKKING AND CAMPING23008692086927/8692055777AVANEE TMumbai Travellers
26th – 27th3/1/2016Katraj to Sinhagad Night Trek350/-9405575925Nihar ShrotriMid Earth
27thMarch 2016Night Trek to Garbett Plateau4509819299164AmitMumbaiRangers
27thMarch 2016Nature trail @ thane creek9008692022777 / 8422049888Karishma JoshiMumbai Travellers
27thMarch 2016Trek To Sea Fort Murud Janjira8509819299164AmitMumbaiRangers
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 06:44 PM PDT
TREKS AND TRAILS: Overnight Camping at Kalavanti base on 07 – 08 May 2016 Event Introduction and Summary: Difficulty Level: Easy Level Endurance Level: Medium Food Arrangement: Tent stay with Veg food menu Transport: Shared public transport Height of Kalavanti durg: 2300 ft approx. Camping height at: 1000 ft approx Base Village: Prabal machi Taluka: Panvel District: Raigad Region: Panvel – Karjat Route from Pune: Pune – Panvel – Kalavanti Route from Mumbai: Mumbai – Panvel – Kalavanti Distance from Mumbai: 55 km approx. Distance from Pune: 120 km approx. Time required for climbing: 75 minutes till Prabal machi Time for further climbing till the pinnacle: 90 minutes Total distance for climbing: 5 km one way Minimum participants required: 6 Maximum participants: 30 Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar Duration: 2 days 1 Nights Cost: Rs 1600.00   About: Kalawantin durg was used as a watchtower 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.    Event Itinerary: Day: 1 15:30     Meet at Panvel ST depot 15:45     Start travel to Thakurwadi – base village 16:45     Reach base village – introduction and orientations 17:00     Start Trek 19:00     Reach base village 19:30     Camping, night photography, start watching 21:00     Dinner and later retire for the day.   Day: 2 06:00     Breakfast and Tea 06:45     Start trek to Kalavanti summit 09:00     Summit Kalavanti 12:00     Lunch 13:30     Start descend 17:00     Disperse at Panvel station   How to make a payment? For registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 1600.00 per person in the given a/c State Bank of India Account No: 32248535175 In the Name of Mr. Rajesh Mhaddalkar Account: Savings IFSC Code: SBIN0014771 Once payment is done, please send an email to connect@trek… Read more
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 06:12 PM PDT
TREKS AND TRAILS: Camping
at Bhandardara on 30 April – 01 May 2016 Treks and Trails India is organizing a special camping night for all the camping and night photography lovers on 30 April – 01 May 2016. The campsite will be at Samrad Village (Sandhan Valley) which is in the interiors of Maharashtra and one of the darkest spot on a new moon night with least amount of light pollution.   Event Introduction and Summary: Difficulty Level: Easy Level Endurance Level: Medium Food Arrangement: Tent stay with Veg food menu Transport: Shared public transport Height of Bhandardara: 2400 ft approx. Base Village: Bari Taluka: Akole District: Ahmednagar Region: Western ghats Route from Pune: Pune – Pimpri Chinchwad – Narayangoan – Jambhale – Rajur – Bhandardara Route from Mumbai: Mumbai – Thane – Bhiwandi – Shahapur – Igatpuri – Shendi – Bhandardara Distance from Mumbai: 155 km approx. Distance from Pune: 178 km approx. Time required for climbing: 20 minutes Total distance for climbing: 50 meters Minimum participants required: 6 Maximum participants: 30 Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar Duration: 2 days 1 Nights Cost: Rs 1600.00 One may see the Milky Way with their naked eyes and spot numerous stars and galaxies that are never visible from the city. For all astrophotography lovers it’s gonna be a treat. Or if you get tired, you may chill in one of the open tents and immerse yourself under the sky filled with gazillion stars. Itinerary: Day 1 Meeting Point: Dadar Station at 11:00 am Board the train at: 11:37am 14.00 Arrive at Kasara Station 16.30 Reach the campsite (by jeep) 17.00 Explore the campsite / pitch the tent / settle down. 18:00 Sunset 19:00 Light up a bonfire, relax, have dinner (local village food), star gazing and photography.   Day 2 07:00 Explore Sandhan Valley by trekking {approx 2 hours (3km) – optional} 08:30 Breakfast and tea 09:00 Clean up and prepare to leave. Board the local train from Kasara to Mumbai. 15:00 Reach Mumbai.   Things to carry: – 3 litres water (m… Read more
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 05:55 PM PDT
TREKSANDTRAILS: Motorbike ride to Rajmachi, 14 – 15 May 2016 a brand new adventure from Treks and Trails, India,   Event Introduction and Summary: Difficulty Level: Easy Level Endurance Level: Medium Category: Biking Food Arrangement: Homestay with Veg food already arranged (more details given below). Transport: Using your own personal bike or ride as a pillion with your friend. Height of Rajmachi: 2000+ ft above sea level. Base Village:  Karjat and Lonavala Closest Railway station: Lonavala District: Lonavala. Region: Karjat – Lonavala Route from Pune: Pune – Lonavala – Rajmachi Route from Mumbai: Mumbai – Panvel – Lonavala – Rajmachi Distance from Mumbai: 100 km approx. Distance from Pune: 85 km approx. Total time required for trekking: 3 hours Total distance for trekking: 3 km Minimum participants required: 6 Maximum participants: 24 Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar Duration: 2 days 1 Nights Tour Cost Bike rider: Rs. 1200.00 per participant Cost of Pillion rider: Rs 1200.00 per participant   What is in it for me!!! Scenic ride along Mumbai Pune old highway, Delicious food, home-stay at Rajmachi village.   How do we plan to ride!!! Day-1: Assemble at Kalamboli McDonalds at 06:30 am. Brief about the ride along with instruction and introduction. Start riding. Breakfast halt on the way. Lunch at Rajmachi base village. Overnight Home-stay at the village. Day-2: Early morning again visit Shrivardhan and Manoranjan forts. Post lunch start riding towards Mumbai. We shall reach Mumbai at around 20:00 approx.   Inclusions: Day 1: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation in Home-stay on sharing basis dormitory on Saturday.   Exclusions: Mineral water, Fuel & maintenance charges or any breakdown charges. If any taxes, or anything other than above mention inclusions list.   Important – Things to carry: Legal Bike Papers and Helmet, Balaclava 01 nos, Long pants, Round neck T-shirts, Windproof Jacket 01 nos. Pair of sturdy sports shoes with rubber sol… Read more
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 05:42 PM PDT
TREKS AND TRAILS: “Motorbike ride to Rajmachi” on 16 – 17 April 2016 a brand new adventure from Treks and Trails, India,   Event Introduction and Summary: Difficulty Level: Easy Level Endurance Level: Medium Category: Biking Food Arrangement: Homestay with Veg food already arranged (more details given below). Transport: Using your own personal bike or ride as a pillion with your friend. Height of Rajmachi: 2000+ ft above sea level. Base Village:  Karjat and Lonavala Closest Railway station: Lonavala District: Lonavala. Region: Karjat – Lonavala Route from Pune: Pune – Lonavala – Rajmachi Route from Mumbai: Mumbai – Panvel – Lonavala – Rajmachi Distance from Mumbai: 100 km approx. Distance from Pune: 85 km approx. Total time required for trekking: 3 hours Total distance for trekking: 3 km Minimum participants required: 6 Maximum participants: 24 Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar Duration: 2 days 1 Nights Tour Cost Bike rider: Rs. 1200.00 per participant Cost of Pillion rider: Rs 1200.00 per participant   What is in it for me!!! Scenic ride along Mumbai Pune old highway, Delicious food, home-stay at Rajmachi village.   How do we plan to ride!!! Day-1: Assemble at Kalamboli McDonalds at 06:30 am. Brief about the ride along with instruction and introduction. Start riding. Breakfast halt on the way. Lunch at Rajmachi base village. Overnight Home-stay at the village. Day-2: Early morning again visit Shrivardhan and Manoranjan forts. Post lunch start riding towards Mumbai. We shall reach Mumbai at around 20:00 approx.   Inclusions: Day 1: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation in Home-stay on sharing basis dormitory on Saturday.   Exclusions: Mineral water, Fuel & maintenance charges or any breakdown charges. If any taxes, or anything other than above mention inclusions list.   Important – Things to carry: Legal Bike Papers and Helmet, Balaclava 01 nos, Long pants, Round neck T-shirts, Windproof Jacket 01 nos. Pair of sturdy sports shoes with ru… Read more
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 05:31 PM PDT
TREKS AND TRAILS: Explore Sandhan Valley, 21 – 22 May 2016 Summary: Region: Igatpuri Contribution: Rs 1800.00 Assembly: Kasara railway station  Duration: 2 days and 2 nights Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar Cost: Rs 1800.00 per person About: Sandhan 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 shadows. Itinerary Board Kasara slow local from Mumbai CST on Friday. Train timing as below: 22:50 CST 23.04 Dadar 23:31 Thane 00.03 Kalyan 01:18 Kasara   Pune Participants: Board Indrayani train from Pune at 18:35 Reach Kalyan 21:00 (have dinner before you board the train) Board local train till Kasara.   Day: 1 – Saturday 01:30 Assemble at Kasara Rail Station  05:30 Reach base village by local transport 06:30 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 – Sunday 06:30 Wake up, Breakfast 08:30 Start descending toward Dehne village. 12:30 Reach Dehne village. 13:00 Lunch 14:30 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 – 1 veg breakfast, 1 veg lunch. Equipment… Read more
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 05:21 PM PDT
TREKS AND TRAILS: Explore Sandhan Valley, 23 – 24 April 2016 Summary: Region: Igatpuri Contribution: Rs 1800.00 Assembly: Kasara railway station  Duration: 2 days and 2 nights Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar Cost: Rs 1800.00 per person About: Sandhan 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 shadows. Itinerary Board Kasara slow local from Mumbai CST on Friday. Train timing as below: 22:50 CST 23.04 Dadar 23:31 Thane 00.03 Kalyan 01:18 Kasara   Pune Participants: Board Indrayani train from Pune at 18:35 Reach Kalyan 21:00 (have dinner before you board the train) Board local train till Kasara.   Day: 1 – Saturday 01:30 Assemble at Kasara Rail Station  05:30 Reach base village by local transport 06:30 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 – Sunday 06:30 Wake up, Breakfast 08:30 Start descending toward Dehne village. 12:30 Reach Dehne village. 13:00 Lunch 14:30 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 – 1 veg breakfast, 1 veg lunch. Equipme… Read more
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 05:12 PM PDT
TREKS AND TRAILS: Explore Sandhan Valley on 09 – 10 April 2016 Summary: Region: Igatpuri Contribution: Rs 1800.00 Assembly: Kasara railway station  Duration: 2 days and 2 nights Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar Cost: Rs 1800.00 per person About: Sandhan 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 shadows. Itinerary Board Kasara slow local from Mumbai CST on Friday. Train timing as below: 22:50 CST 23.04 Dadar 23:31 Thane 00.03 Kalyan 01:18 Kasara   Pune Participants: Board Indrayani train from Pune at 18:35 Reach Kalyan 21:00 (have dinner before you board the train) Board local train till Kasara.   Day: 1 – Saturday 01:30 Assemble at Kasara Rail Station 
05:30 Reach base village by local transport 06:30 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 – Sunday 06:30 Wake up, Breakfast 08:30 Start descending toward Dehne village. 12:30 Reach Dehne village. 13:00 Lunch 14:30 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 – 1 veg breakfast, 1 veg lunch. Equip… Read more
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 04:42 PM PDT
Treks and Trails: Weekend trek to Rajmachi on 02 – 03 April 2016 A double delight, two forts one weekend. Rajmachi is the base village with two forts Shrivardhan and Manoranjan. Overnight homestay 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 Rajmachi Difficulty Level: Medium level Endurance Level: High Food Arrangement: Local villager at the base village assist with food arrangement at Rajmachi Transport: Private jeep service is available in non-monsoon season Height of fort: 2710 ft approx. Base Village:  Karjat and Lonavala District: Lonavala Region: Karjat – Lonavala Route from Pune: Pune – Lonavala – Tungarli dam – Rajmachi Route from Mumbai – Mumbai – Lonavala – Tungarli dam – Rajmachi. Also Mumbai – Karjat – Rajmachi Distance from Mumbai: 100 km approx. Distance from Pune: 80 Km approx. Total Trekking distance: From Lonavala 16 km approx., from Karjat 8km approx. one way Climbing time required: From Lonavala 4 hours and from Karjat 3 hours one way. Cost: Rs 1100.00 About: 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 Saturday Suggested train to board is the 11009/Mumbai CST-Sinhagad Express, timings are: 14:30 CST 14:40 Dadar 15:08 Thane 15:28 Kalyan 16:08 Karjat 17:08 Lonavala.   Saturday 17:30 Auto rickshaw ride from Lonavala ST b… Read more
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 04:09 PM PDT
TREKS AND TRAILS: Velas Turtle Festival on 23 – 24 April 2016   Why Velas? Velas is a small fishing village on the western coast of Maharashtra. About 220 kms away from Mumbai, a little over a hundred houses on the coast of the Arabian Sea. It is that time of the year again – when a tiny grey head pokes out of the golden sand and takes a breath of the fresh salty air of the Arabian Sea. It is a culmination of a lengthy process, which started when, under the cover of darkness, it’s mother emerged out from the rolling waves to lay her heap of 100-120 eggs on the sandy beach. Oblivious to the world that awaits it outside it’s sandy cocoon, the tiny hatchling is soon followed by a hundred others, all crawling their way towards the brightest lights of the horizon- in this case, the sea. TreksandTrails, India invites you to this journey from the nest to the sea which draws oohs and aahs from tourists – each of whom is gathered on the shore to witness this miracle of Nature. The location is Velas, a remote village in Mandangad taluka in Ratnagiri district approx. a 6 hour drive from Mumbai. TreksandTrails, India sincerely appreciates the great efforts been undertaken by local NGO – Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra, as they have borne fruit since 2002, each year all the nests on the western coast at Velas, Murud, Harnai, Dapoli and other sites are carefully protected and conserved to ensure both natural and human threats are reduced. All the eggs laid on the beach are collected and placed in a common hatchery which is barricaded from all sides and is guarded throughout the day. Average eggs laid by a female turtle is 100. The incubation time required for these eggs is between 50 – 55 days.  Once the emerging of the hatchling begins, their moments creates small depression in the sand, these mark increase as the days go by. Thus experts can then determine the activity in the nest. One the hatchling emergence from the nest, it’s very important to release it into the sea. Hence each morni… Read more
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 04:05 PM PDT
TREKS AND TRAILS: Velas Turtle Festival on 16 – 17 April 2016   Why Velas? Velas is a small fishing village on the western coast of Maharashtra. About 220 kms away from Mumbai, a little over a hundred houses on the coast of the Arabian Sea. It is that time of the year again – when a tiny grey head pokes out of the golden sand and takes a breath of the fresh salty air of the Arabian Sea. It is a culmination of a lengthy process, which started when, under the cover of darkness, it’s mother emerged out from the rolling waves to lay her heap of 100-120 eggs on the sandy beach. Oblivious to the world that awaits it outside it’s sandy c
ocoon, the tiny hatchling is soon followed by a hundred others, all crawling their way towards the brightest lights of the horizon- in this case, the sea. TreksandTrails, India invites you to this journey from the nest to the sea which draws oohs and aahs from tourists – each of whom is gathered on the shore to witness this miracle of Nature. The location is Velas, a remote village in Mandangad taluka in Ratnagiri district approx. a 6 hour drive from Mumbai. TreksandTrails, India sincerely appreciates the great efforts been undertaken by local NGO – Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra, as they have borne fruit since 2002, each year all the nests on the western coast at Velas, Murud, Harnai, Dapoli and other sites are carefully protected and conserved to ensure both natural and human threats are reduced. All the eggs laid on the beach are collected and placed in a common hatchery which is barricaded from all sides and is guarded throughout the day. Average eggs laid by a female turtle is 100. The incubation time required for these eggs is between 50 – 55 days.  Once the emerging of the hatchling begins, their moments creates small depression in the sand, these mark increase as the days go by. Thus experts can then determine the activity in the nest. One the hatchling emergence from the nest, it’s very important to release it into the sea. Hence each morni… Read more

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