Pune Trekking Network

Pune Trekking Network

Vagabond- BACK-PACK-GO! (Tour of McleodGanj/Triund, Himachal Pradesh/15th-23rd May)

Posted: 30 Mar 2016 03:09 AM PDT

Welcome to Back-Pack-Go! We personally hope you leave the city version of you behind. We’re going to the hills. The hills will always greet you with her arms wide open, provided you respect her.We are not tour operators, you will not be tourists. Our aim is to create an experience for you, a personal experience. Come with old friends, make some new ones, write a story, climb a mountain, jump into a river, dance, sing and fall in love. Do everything you’ve always wanted to. We implore you to break free. Come rediscover yourself.Check out the itinerary and other details here: 15th May: Since everybody will have their own stuff to sort out before they disappear for more than a week, we meet directly at Delhi; 05:30 pm at Majnu Ka Tila bus stop to be precise. From here, we board a direct bus to McLeod Ganj saying goodbye to the furnace which is the rest of the country that time of the year.   16th May: We reach McLeod Ganj early in the morning. Our home-stay type hotels are located in Dharamkot, a picturesque hill town which is just a 10 min cab ride away from us with spectacular views of the entire valley. After breakfast at McLeod Ganj, we head to H. H. Dalai Lama Temple, Namgyal Monastery and the Tibet Museum. We will also visit the ‘St. John’s in the Wilderness’ Church and then sample some local cuisine for dinner.   17th May: A good night’s rest and a heavy breakfast later, we will head to Naddi, a tiny, peaceful village nestled amongst the pine covered mountains and vibrant yellow mustard fields. We’ll begin our first hike toward the pristine Naddi River where we’ll spend our day lazing next to the river and exploring the valley. Dinner will be back at McLeod Ganj, post which you’ll be free to explore the night-life of the town.   18th May: Aaah! The big day! We’ll trek to Triund, one of the highest snow-capped peaks of the Dhauladhar mountain range. After an early breakfast we’ll head to Galudev Temple. We’ll make our way to Triund, which is 2875 meters above s… Read more

Vagabond-Nomad Sessions (2D/2N Camping at Harishchandragadh-14/15/16 April)

Posted: 30 Mar 2016 02:49 AM PDT

The Nomad Sessions:It is our humble attempt to bring together the most innate elements of traveling and music. We trek into the forests, up the mountains and down by the rivers; where nature shows us her true colours and we pay her a musical homage, live and unplugged. A different place every time, a different song every night. Come with us and experience, ‘The Nomad Sessions’.This one’s for those seeking to celebrate the end of exams, to folks getting fried at their office desks, for those seeking adventure and its joys and thrills, to the people who enjoy live music and just wanna chill. Join us as we trek to Harishchandragadh, to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Konkan Kada. That’s not all, playing for you live and unplugged at the first ever edition of ‘The Nomad Sessions’ is our very own ‘Boy with a Heart’, Clayton Hogermeer. We’re gonna watch him at an elevation of only 4665 ft above sea level, overlooking the whole Konkan region while the sun fades slowly into the horizon and the stars only predict a magical night of music, bonfires and great company.Somethings in life you have to earn; like the view at the Konkan Kada and the joy of live gigs at inaccessible places. So grab that backpack and put your shoes on. We are gonna climb that goddamn mountain! Who’s with us?Location: Konkan Kada (Harishchandragadh)Dates: 14th/15th/16th AprilCost: Rs. 2,000/-Assemble at Kalyan station: 10:00 pm (14th Apr)Return to V.T: 07:00 pm (16th Apr)Inclusive of:Guide ChargesAll transport to and froAll meals (2 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner)Refreshments while trekkingStay (tents)LIVE music Trek level: MediumSleeping bag: +Rs 400 (Rental)Limited seats availableContact Vagabond: 9819765950 / 98208198449867952811 / 7666818247… Read more


Posted: 30 Mar 2016 12:59 AM PDT

Completely descending the valley of  Shadows…  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 Ahmednagar 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. Descending full Sandhan valley is always a memorable outing and the overnight stay under the sparkling sky, along the reservoir side, is a sweet cherry on the cake!!  Di
sclaimer* :  1. First Time Trekkers are not advisable to join the Sandhan Valley FULL DESCEND TREK.  2. As it is the hardcore trek and not camping, we are staying the open place and not tents. OUTING DATES:09th-10th April 2016SHORT INFORMNATION: Category : Trekking  Level : Medium (Not advisable for First Time Trekkers) Duration: 02 Nights / 02 Days Highlights of Outing: Unexplored Sandhan Valley Full Descending Sandhan Valley Rappelling Down this Valley under expert’s guidance Open Stay at the Bottom of Valley near Water Source (Blue Lagoon)OUTING SCHEDULE : Day 1 : Overnight journey towards Samrad village by  last local train from CSTM to Kasara (12:10 am) Proceed to Samrad By Private Jeep/Traxx. Early morning arrival at Samrad, freshen up and breakfast. By 7:00 am, have a small introduction and briefing session. Proceed to Sandhan Valley Trek. Experience the thrill  of the trek in the valley. Have Lunch And Start rappelling activity and descend the further part. Reach the stay point by evening. Have dinner. Overnight Stay in open At the Same Point.  Day 2 : Freshen up. Post breakfast, proceed towards Dehne village, Asangoan. Have lunch at Dehne village and proceed to Asangoan by Public Transport. Catch local train by evening to Mumbai.  Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :DCOSTING: Tour Cost : Rs.1,800/- per person For Lifetime Member : Rs.1,700/- per person  Inclusions: 1. … Read more

MUMBAI TRAVELLERS: Harishchandragad Trek via Pachnai route on 09th-10th April 2016.

Posted: 30 Mar 2016 12:46 AM PDT

!! Trekker’s Paradise !! About the Tour : I think this is the dream trek for the every trekker. The Harishchandragad fort is quite ancient. Its origin is said to have been in 6th century, during the rule of Kalchuri dynasty. The various caves probably have been carved out in the 11th century. In these caves are idols of Lord Vishnu. Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic “Tatvasaar”), used to meditate here in 14th century. The various constructions on the fort and those existing the surrounding region point to the existence of diverse cultures here. Marathas Took over Fort from Mughals in 1747. Outing Date : 09th-10th April 2016 SHORT INFORMATION: Category : Trekking Level : Easy Duration : 01 Night / 02 Days Highlights of the tour: Visit Konkan kada Tramati peak Kedareshwar temple OUTING SCHEDULE: Friday : Overnight journey towards Kasara by train on Friday night. Local transport to Pachnai base village. Saturday : Reach base village by 5:00 am. Rest. Breakfast at 7:30 am. “Let us know” each other session. Start ascending via Pachnai route. Reach Harishchandreshwar Temple by 9:30 am. Rest and Lunch. Post Lunch visit Kokankada. Late evening to Caves. Dinner. Night Stay at Caves. Sunday : Early morning breakfast. Post breakfast explore pinnacles of Harishchandragad and Monuments Start Descending by 11:00 am. Reach Base village by 3.00 pm. Back to Kasara by local transport. En route evening tea and refreshment. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories 😀 COSTING: Tour Cost : Rs.1500/- per person For Lifetime Members : Rs.1400/- per person Inclusions: 1) Non Ac Transportation from Kasara to Kasara by Local Transport 2) Food (1 Dinner, 2 Lunch and 2 Breakfast, Evening Refreshment) 3) Guidance and Expertise Charges. Exclusions: Anything else other than mentioned above. PAYMENT DETAILS: For advance booking you need to deposit full amount of Rs.1500/- per person in following Account: NAME : MUMBAI TRAVELLERS BANK : ICICI ACCOUNT : CURRENT AC A/C : 623805029453 BRANCH : MU… Read more

EDAS (EightyDegree Adventure Sports) – Trek to Plus valley on 30th Apr @ ₹2000

Posted: 29 Mar 2016 11:38 PM PDT

Plus (+) Valley 30th Apil & 1st May,2016 For a change for those trekkers who have been visiting the beautiful Sandhan Valley for a number of times in the last few years which has always been generous to welcome us with lots of surprises every time, but for a change We @ EDAS invites you  to a little explored & amazing & more thrilling destination called as PLUS (+) VALLEY. . ” PLUS Valley ” ….is a beautiful and infrequently explored valley situated in the Tamhini Ghats amidst four majestic hills giving a plus sign shape to this Valley. Descending this 2000ft deep valley is comparatively easy, but the thrilling factor gets throttled once you reach to the rappelling point. The first Rappelling point is approx. 130fts and the immediate next rappelling is approx. 250fts deep out of which approx. 200ft of sheer overhang which will land you directly beside a huge pond. This pond at the base is known as Devkund which is Much bigger than Sandhan doh Pond. Further after a Night camping at the base the next morning Journey is via beautiful flora n breathtaking scenarios where the trail runs parallel to the  huge and beautiful Bhira dam reservoir till the Bhira dam which would be the end destination for this fantastic trek. Trek Details: Type : Trekking & Rappelling Height : 2500 ft to Descend Grade : Medium but thrilling (2 Huge Rappelling) Region : TamhiniGhat-Kundalika Max Seats: 15only (We believe in small and happy Group will be ideal for this Trek) Cost: Rs  2000/ – (For Participants of Mumbai & Pune) Meeting Point  For Mumbai Participants – CST Railway station For Pune Participants – Swargate ST Bus Stand   Cost Included: Lunch of 1st & 2nd day Dinner of first camping night Second day breakfast Transport – Swargate ST Stand (Pune) – Trek Destination and back till Panvel (Mumbai Participants) and Swargate ST Stand – Trek Destination and back till Swargate ST Stand (Pune Participants) Trekking & Camping Charges Complete Rappelling charges Fir… Read more
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