Wild Rangers Night Trek to Naneghat & Jivdhan Fort

Hello Rangers… 

We at Wild Rangers arranged trek to Jivdhan Fort via Naneghat on 14th-15th April, 2012.

Brief Information about Jivdhan:-
Region: Malshej Ghat
Fort Height: 3750 ft.
Type: Hill Fort
Grade: Medium
Mode of Transport : Public Transport

The terrain in Maharashtra is highly uneven, and is primarily divided as coastal plains and eastern plateau. These are connected by ghats. Sixty such ghats exist in Sahyadri, and they have played a major role as commercial routes. Huge forts guarded each of them. The whole range that has been guarding the ancient commercial route of Naneghat for thousands of years includes the forts of Jivdhan, Hadsar, and Mahishgad & Chavand. Jivdhan lies at the mouth of Naneghat, and is a quite tougher one. Moreover it is famous for the pinnacle Vandarlingi.

Journey Details: –
Saturday 14th April 2012

22:00 Hrs: – Gathering at Kalyan ST Depo.
00:00 Hrs: – Reach at Vaishakhare Base Village

Sunday 15th April 2012

00:30 Hrs: – Move towards Naneghat
02:30 Hrs: – Reach at Naneghat caves take rest in caves
05:30 Hrs: – Start Heading towards Nanacha angtha for enjoying beautiful Sunrise
07:00 Hrs: – Breakfast and Tea
08:00 Hrs: – Move towards Jivdhan Fort
10:00 Hrs: – Explore Jivdhan
11:00 Hrs: – Start Descending to Ghatghar
12:30 Hrs: – Lunch at Ghatghar
13:30 Hrs: – Start Descending to Vaishakhare
16:30 Hrs: – At base Village
19:00 Hrs: – Back to Kalyan

Note : We will catch the BUS from Naneghat diversion else there is possibility that we may have to take a walk 2kms along the road to reach the ST Bus Stop.
(Timings may vary ½ hr, with subject to individual’s pace at trek and traffic conditions)

Things to be carried: –
A Water Bottle (~2-3 Ltrs), Torch with extra battery
Camera, Cell Phone, Navigation Devices (Optional)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food, fruits etc
Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
Trekking shoes are compulsory,
Wear track suite preferably
Extra Pair of clothes,
A haversack to put all these things

Trek Fees Rs. 300.00 Per Person
This includes Traveling from Kalyan to Kalyan, Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments

Registration and Payment Details :-
For Registration one needs to call and confirm Name with Email Addresses of participant along with alternate contact number, to any of the coordinator mention in below contact or mail details to info@wildrangers.in. Limited entries only for this trek available.

For further information and registrations call: – 
Prashik :- 9987036106
Sachin :- 9967773741
Mayur :- 9029462658

Regards,
Team Wild Rangers
                                                       GO WILD GO GREEN

All our treks are Eco-friendly; kindly take care of nature around us.
Smoking and Drinking alcohol during trek is strictly prohibited if anyone found doing that will be expelled from trek without refund. Respect the Heritage. Do Not Litter, Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.The Leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members.No Arguments will be entertained.

Disclaimer
• WILD RANGERS is not liable in any way whatsoever for any injury or loss (including any indirect or consequential loss) of any kind to person or property suffered by any participant whether by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, of WILD RANGERS in connection with the WILD RANGERS, including injury or loss incurred whilst participating in any activity of the WILD RANGERS or in any activity in which participants are invited to participate.

Trek to Pelhar Dam Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (TWLS) Sunday, April 8, 2012

Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (TWLS) represents a unique and fragile ecosystem and it belongs to one of the least represented biogeographic zone i.e. Malabar Coast of Western Ghats.

Pelhar Dam is located in TWLS in Nallasopara (E) and is a paradise with unique combinations of rich bio-diversity, with no picnickers around, clean waters without any litter in any forms thrown in the lake. A Panoramic view and pristine environment situated on Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway, at Pelhar Village. The catchment areas of Pelhar Dam harbours a rich bird life.

Date: – 08 / 04/ 2012

Itinerary –
6.45 am – Pick up from Ramdev Hotel opposite to the main gate of (Sanjay Gandhi National Park)
7.00 am – Depart for Pelhar village by Bus
8.00 am – Reach to Pelha village for trek
8.30 am – After tea, breakfast and Introduction follows the trek
12.45 pm – Back to bus
01.15 pm – Lunch
03.00 pm –Drop at Ramdev Hotel Borivali (E)

Cost of the Trek – Rs. 750/-
Cost Includes-
– Travelling charges
– Tea, biscuits, Breakfast and Water
– Lunch
– Programme fees
– Resource person

Last date of Registration is 06/04/2012.
For Inquiry details contact Krishna Tiwari:-9870785006.
Jagdish Vakale: – 9322870324.

 (SGNP) City Forests · By Krishna Tiwari

Project Head (City Forests and Eco restoration Initiative) at Bombay Natural History Society
Project Head at Bombay Natural History Society
http://in.linkedin.com/pub/krishna-tiwari/21/bba/266

Yatri Sahyadri Turtle Festival @ Velas 6th April, 2012.

Yatri Sahyadri has organized a trip to the Velas, Ratnagiri on 07th – 08th April, 2012 (Starting 6th evening) as a part of the Velas Turtle Festival, to watch the emergence of Olive Ridley Turtle Hatchlings from the nests.

Some basic information about the trip and the location:
Velas is a small village in the northern most tip of Ratnagiri District, off the western coast of Maharashtra about 250 kms south of Mumbai and about 20kms south of Harihareshwar the Kashi of the West a major place of pilgrimage. Besides, Harihareshwar is a popular beach resort with two beaches, one to the north and the other to the south of the temple.
Harihareshwar, along with Shrivardhan and Diveagar Beach is a weekend destination for weekend getaway from Mumbai.

SCHEDULE:
Day 1 – 6th April, 2012.
22.00hrs: Bus departs from near Magathane Depot, opp. TATA STEEL LTD., Borivali East on the Western Express Highway,
22.30hrs: Pickup from Oberoi Mall Goregaon East,
23.00hrs: Pickup from Bisleri Junction, Andheri East,
23.30hrs:Pickup from Sion Station.

DAY 2 – 07th April, 2012.
00.30hrs: Pick up from Vashi, opp. Railway Station on the Sion Panvel Highway,
01.00hrs: Fuel Stop,
Travel time to Velas approximately 5 hours from Panvel
06.00hrs: Reach Velas village, check in at the Nijsure residence our base for the next 2 days in the village,
06.30hrs: Leave for the nesting site on the beach. Hatchlings are released at sharp 7 am.
7.00am: The hatchlings are released.
08.00hrs: Come back to Nijsure home. Freshen up, bathe and have breakfast.
10.00hrs: Leave for the beach. A small beach cleaning activity is undertaken. Subject to approvals from local authorities/organisations.
12.00hrs: Come back for lunch and rest for an afternoon siesta/nap.
16.30hrs: Evening tea/snacks.
17.00hrs: Leave for the beach for some leisure activities stroll on the beach and photography.
17.40hrs: Gather at the nesting site.2nd batch of hatchlings is released at 18.00hrs sharp, again subject to emergence of hatchlings.
20.00hrs: A small documentary on the wildlife of Sahyadris is organized by the Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra, followed by a question and answer session,
21.00hrs: Dinner,
22.00hrs: Retire for the day.

Day 3 – 08th April,2012.
06.00hrs: Wake up call.
06.30hrs: Leave for the nesting site on the beach. Hatchlings are released at sharp 7 am.
7.00am: The hatchlings are released.
07.30hrs: Come back to Nijsure home. Freshen up, bathe and have breakfast.
09.30hrs: Leave for Mumbai.
If we have enough time on hand and tides are in our favour we will also be arranging a visit along with a “pradakshina” of the the Harihareshwar Kalbhairav Temple and a visit to Shrivardhan Beach en route to Mumbai.
11.00hrs: Visit the Harihareshwar Kalbhairav Temple,
13.00hrs: Lunch,
14.00hrs: Leave for Shrivardhan Beach, spend some time there, click some photos,
15.00hrs: Leave for Mumbai,
17.30hrs: Break for tea and snacks en route.

We will reach Mumbai in about 6-9 hours subject to traffic conditions as most weekenders will be heading back to Mumbai during that time.

Charges: Rs. 2400/- per person.
Maximum participants – 25 only.
Includes:
Travel by private vehicle,
2 Morning breakfast/tea (Saturday & Sunday),
2 Lunch (Saturday & Sunday),
2 Evening snacks/tea (Saturday & Sunday),
1 Dinner(Saturday only).

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
1. Your dinner for Friday night,
2. Waterproof/Water resistant haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
3. Water minimum 3Ltrs,
4. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
5. Please carry enough clothes for 2 days, towels, personal medicines, etc.
6. Sunscreen lotion/cream,
7. One good pair of waterproof/resistant footwear. Slippers, floaters, etc. allowed.
8. Sleeping bag, shawl if needed can be carried, but no bedding, blankets need to be carried,

KINDLY NOTE:
This is an leisure trip and not a trek.
We will stay in a village home, so don’t expect any luxuries.
Separate rooms on multiple sharing basis have been arranged for men and women with hot water and western style WC.
The emergence of hatchlings from the nest is subject to climatic conditions and the number of hatchings left in the nests. We don’t assure of emergence of any hatchlings.
The most probable dates are post the 21st of March, 2012 once the warmth of summer sets in.

REGISTRATION PROCESS: Please note that “attending” RSVP on Facebook will not be considered as a valid registration. Optionally you may leave your email ID and phone numbers so that we can contact you.
Please confirm your seat before 5th April, 2012.
Registration will be on ‘FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS’ for the first 25 registrations only.
Do feel free to contact us for any queries / clarifications.
For Registration & more details, contact Our “Yatri’s”.
Yatri Sahyadri.

Srikant R. Pillai – 7666905040.
Nityanand Naik: 9819818132.
Suhas Sagvekar – 9820257757.

Kalpavihar Adventure 900ft Moonlight Valley crossing at Matheran 7th April 2012

Dear Friends,
Kalpavihar Adventure has arranged a…..
Thrilling 900ft Valley crossing in Moonlight
at Matheran on 07th April 12
Event Details
Name of Event 
900ft Valley crossing in Moonlight at Matheran
Date
07th -08th April 12
Fees
Rs. 750/- (Neral to Neral)
What’s Included in fees
Vehicle charges from Neral, Entry fee, Dinner, Breakfast, Equipment charges, expertise and Volunteer charges.

Last Date of Registration
04th April 12
You have to pay the advance Rs. 500/- before 4th April and confirm your participation.
Register at the earliest so that you are not the one who miss the chance. Seats are Limited.
Now you can pay directly through bank transfers to our IDBI account. Kindly get back to us for account details.
You have to bring
  • Trekking shoes
  • Proper & Comfortable Sack
  • extra sleeper
  • Water bottle (min. 2 ltr.)
  • Identity proof (compulsory). 
  • Torch with cell
  • Carrymat / chaddar / shwal
  • personal things (like tooth paste, tooth brush, soap etc…) and personal medicine if any
  • Extra Polythene Bags for garbage.
Please avoid bringing valuables, jewellery or expensive things. We accept no responsibility for anything that is misplaced
Rules and Regulations
·         Everyone has to follow the instructions of Camp In-charge & instructors
·         Organizers may make any changes in the programme as per the prevailing circumstances, without giving prior notice to the participant.  
·         No shortcut in the trek
·         Smoking & Drinking are strictly prohibited. Anyone found smoking or consuming alcohol will be expelled from trek there and then itself.
·         Shorts, sleeveless T-shirts not allowed during the trek. Those violating the dress code will not be permitted to participant.
·         This is not a picnic. All participants are requested to maintain timings meant for the trek by leader to avoid inconvenient to all other participants.
·         Keep the campsite clean. Leaving your garbage at camp site is not allowed
For booking & other details contact on 9820684723 before 4th April

MASK Group: Trek to Harishchandragad (via Khireshwar) on 11th and 12th February

NOTE: We leave on Friday i.e. 10th Night.
Reservations would be done in MSRTC Buses. So Please tell in Advance if you need the Reservations. Rest you can also join in at last moment(if you do not need reservation)

Difficulty: Moderate+
Endurance: Moderate+

Trek Cost: INR 500.
To be paid on or before Tuesday, 07/02/2012.
Account Details:
Mayank A. Sharma
ICICI Bank A/C: 002801503178
IFSC-Code: ICIC0000028
Branch: Bhayandar(West), Thane, Maharashtra

Cost includes:
Public transport for Kalyan-Khireshwar (Base)-Mumbai (with reservation)
2x Breakfast+Tea
Does not include anything not mentioned above.

Itinerary:
Friday 10/02/2012
2100hrs: Report at Kalyan Rly. Stn.
Proceed by public transport to Khubi/Khireshwar
Saturday 11/02/2012
0100hrs: Arrive at Khubi
Proceed towards Khireshwar
0200hrs: Arrive at Khireshwar
Rest until daybreak.
0600hrs: Wake up call
Breakfast+T at Khireshwar
0700hrs: Start ascent for Harishchandragad
Time to ascend: approx 5 hours.
1200hrs: At Harishchandreshwar Temple (atop)
Lunch and rest atop
Explore the fort, cover points like Taramati peak, Kedareshwar etc.
Explore Konkan-kada in the evening
Retire for the night after dinner
Sunday 12/02/2012
0600hrs: Wake up call
Breakfast+T atop
0700hrs: Descend towards Khireshwar
Time to descend: approx 4 hours.
1100hrs: Arrive at Khireshwar
Proceed for Mumbai by public transport, lunch enroute.
2000hrs: Tentative arrival at Mumbai.

Things to carry:
Water 2L per person – potable water unavailable enroute
Dry snacks (should last 1 person for 1day)
Lunch for Saturday (preferred dry)
Good trekking shoes compulsory
Avoid jeans/restrictive clothing/shorts
Warm clothes for overnight stay
Spare set of clothes
Personal medications
Spare plastic bags
Flashlights with extra pair of batteries
Flip-flops/slippers optional
Camera optional
Sleeping gear (sleeping bag/bedsheets)
Insect repellent optional
Newspaper

Important: Travel Lite! Do not carry excess load.

Fort info:
Harishchandragad = Trekker’s paradise
Further info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harishchandragad

For any further details contact:
Mayank: 9819350700/9022440522
Allarakha: 8080440273
Kapil: 9920379849/9869711413

VRangers Alang-Madan Trek on 17th Ngt – 18-19th Feb 2012.

Height:
Alang- 4852 Ft.
Madan-4841 Ft.
Grade: Medium-hard.
District: Nasik.
Max Participation: 30 Rangers.


Alang (4852 ft):The beautiful Alang Fort lies in the Nashik region. Top of the fort is huge plateau. There are two caves on the fort for staying and 11 water cisterns arranged in a Cascade formation & a dilapidated storage room.

Mandan (4841 ft):Madangad is considered to be one of the most difficult forts to climb among all the forts in the Sahyadris. The area of the fort is quite small as compared to Alang and Kulang, its adjoining forts. There are only two water tanks on top of the fort. The area visible from the top of the fort is quite scenic.
Pics of Alang-Madan trek:
Trek Schedule:
The journey starts with the last kasara local on 17th night as per given train times below. People interested should catch this local from their respective stations and meet us at kasara station near ticket counter.

Train Time Table:- Kasara Slow local (N):
CST: 11.15 pm
Bycalla: 11.25 pm
Dadar: 11.35 pm
Kurla: 11.45 pm
Ghatkopar: 11.50 pm
Bhandup: 12.01 am
Thane: 12.12 am
Dombivali: 12.33 am
Kalyan: 12.40 am
Titwala: 01.01 am
Asangaon: 1.23 am
Kasara: 02.01 am

18th feb 2012 :-
02.15 am: Kasara station near ticket counter.
02.45 am: start travelling by private vehicle towards Ambevadi.
05.15 am: Ambevadi(Base village)
06.00 am: Breakfast
06.30 am: Start ascending madangad
11.00 am: Top of Madan & Explore
12.15 pm: Move towards Alang
02.00 pm: Lunch in Cave
02.30 pm: Climbing Alang Rock patch
08.30 pm: Dinner
09.30 pm Campfire
We’ll stay in caves on Alang
19th Feb 2012 : –
07.00 am: Breakfast
07.30 am: Explore Alang
09.30 am: Start descending
02.00 pm: Lunch
06.00 pm: Back to Kasara.


Cost for the trek is Rs. 999, which includes transportation from kasara to kasara, Breakfast(Saturday & Sunday), Dinner(Saturday), Lunch(Sunday), Guide & expertise charges.


Payment Details:For Confirmation of your registration please deposit Rs. 500/-(non Refundable) in the following account number.
Name: SARITA DIPENDRA MHATRE.
BANK: ICICI Bank.
AC/NO.: 002001558334.
BRANCH: Hiranandani, Powai, Mumbai.
MICR Code – 400229004
IFSC Code: ICIC0000020

After transaction plz do sms to Sarita Mhatre on 98928 57368.

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has Hands free while trekking.

2. A bottle of water (3 Ltrs).

3. Lunch for Saturday (COMPULSORY)

4. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)

5. Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits (optional).

6. Torch with extra batteries.

7. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, mosquito’s repellent.

8. a good trekking shoes, Cap, Shawl, Woolen Jacket, Plate, Spoon , Bowl , Glass, Bedding ( COMPULSORY ) etc.

VRangers Rules & Regulation:-
http://vrangerstreks.blogspot.com/2010/09/rules-and-regulation-of-vrangers.html


For Reg. & more details, contact Our “Rangers
Ananda 98922 19155.
Sudhir 97028 78447.
Nilesh 9819775119.

plz do sms if call not received.
Cheerrrsss!!!

Wild Rangers Trek to Vasota Fort on 28th-29th Jan 2012

Hello Rangers…

We at Wild Rangers arranged Trek to Vasota fort on 29th Jan 2012.

Brief Information about Vasota:-
Wild Rangers

All our treks are Eco-friendly; kindly take care of nature around us.
Smoking and Drinking alcohol during trek is strictly prohibited if anyone found doing that will be expelled from trek without refund. Respect the Heritage. Do Not Litter, Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.The Leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members.No Arguments will be entertained.

• WILD RANGERS is not liable in any way whatsoever for any injury or loss (including any indirect or consequential loss) of any kind to person or property suffered by any participant whether by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, of WILD RANGERS in connection with the WILD RANGERS, including injury or loss incurred whilst participating in any activity of the WILD RANGERS or in any activity in which participants are invited to participate.

GO WILD GO GREEN

Wild Rangers Trek to Dhak Bahiri on 22nd Jan 2012.


Hello Rangers…

We at Wild Rangers arranged Trek to Dhak Bahiri on 22nd Jan 2012.

Brief Information about Dhak Bahiri:-
Region: Karjat
Fort Height: 2700 ft.
Type: Hill Fort
Grade: Tough
Mode of Transport: Public Transport

As such no significant structures are remaining on the fort, except good scenery and few water cisterns.
The cave of Bahiri
An important part of this thrilling trek is the cave, which is situated on the other side of fort, and the way goes through dense vegetation. Walking for few minutes’ leads to a diversion and the way to right directs to a cliff called the cliff of “Kalakrai”. The narrow ridge between the cliff and the mountain descends to a narrow straight path where we come across two caves. One should proceed from here by taking support of the rocks and should be quite careful. Ascending the rock patch where a bamboo and a rope are used to climb to the caves.
The caves as such are sacred as the Lord of Bahiri resides here. From the caves, we can have a glance of the terrifying beauty of peaks of Sahyadri. We can also see the beautiful twins forts of Rajmachi, Shrivardhan and Manranjan. Here one can use the cooking vessels kept in the water in the cave. They should be kept back by cleaning after using them. A legend says that one who tries to steals the vessels, perishes.
Kalakrai Pinnacle
This pinnacle is quite famous and frequently visited by mountaineers. The way to the left of the ridge takes to the cliff, but a rope and rock climbing equipment is necessary.

Journey Details: –
Sunday, 22th January 2012.
07.45 Hrs: – Gathering at Karjat Station(Up Side towards CST End of Platform)
One need to catch Karjat train which leaves at 5:19 from CST.. and details schedule for further respective stations is as below
Mumbai(CST) : 05:19
Byculla : 05:27
Dadar : 05:37
Kurla : 05:48
Ghatkopar : 05:54
Thane : 06:14
Dombivali : 06:36
Kalyan : 06:45
Karjat(S) : 07:38

09.00 Hrs: – Reach Sandshi, Base Village.
09.30 Hrs: – After having breakfast Start trek
12.30 Hrs: – Reach the top, at caves
01.30 Hrs: – Have lunch and after start descending
16.30 Hrs: – Back to Sandshi
17.30 Hrs: – Reach Karjat Station
19.00 Hrs: – Reach Mumbai

(Timings may vary ½ hr, with subject to individual’s pace at trek and traffic conditions)

Things to be carried: –
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs),
Lunch for the day
Torch with Extra Battery (Optional)
Camera, Cell Phone, Mug (Optional)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes, Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put all these things

Trek Fees Rs. 150.00 Per Person
This includes travelling from Karjat to Karjat by public transport, trek Fees, Breakfast, Refreshments.

Registration and Payment Details :-
For Registration one needs to deposite an full payment in advance in the account details given below & you need call and confirm Name and Email Addresses of participant along with alternate contact number, to any of the coordinator mention in below contact or mail your details to prashik01@wildrangers.in. Limited entries only for this trek available.

Bank Account Details:
A/C Name:- PRASHIK DHANRAJ KHOBRAGADE
A/C Number: – 910010011673915
IFSC Code :- UTIB0000328
Branch :- Axis Bank, Andheri (MIDC)

For further information and registrations call: –
Sachin 9967773741
Amit 9833734199
Prashik 9987036106

Regards,
Team Wild Rangers

All our treks are Eco-friendly; kindly take care of nature around us.
Smoking and Drinking alcohol during trek is strictly prohibited if anyone found doing that will be expelled from trek without refund. Respect the Heritage. Do Not Litter, Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.The Leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members.No Arguments will be entertained.

• WILD RANGERS is not liable in any way whatsoever for any injury or loss (including any indirect or consequential loss) of any kind to person or property suffered by any participant whether by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, of WILD RANGERS in connection with the WILD RANGERS, including injury or loss incurred whilst participating in any activity of the WILD RANGERS or in any activity in which participants are invited to participate.

GO WILD GO GREEN