Its trekking time once again… another trek. Another place and this time it’s going to Nane Ghat in the hills of Malshej region.
I am glad to announce that “OUTDOOR ADVENTURES” have organizing a “Trek to Nane-Ghat” on 5th July, 2009.
More about the destination:
Height : 2500 ft.
Type : Hill forts
This trek is basically a PASS, in ancient times this was the nearest route to descend down to KONKAN(Kalyan port) from PLATEAU(Deccan),this pass was mainly used by traders who used to frequent this rout. Near the top one beautiful cave is situated with few water cisterns,there is also a huge pot located on top plateau just at the entrance of the way down to caves, it is said that it used to be a JAKAT NAKA( Toll), and every trader was supposed to put SWARNA MOHOR( Gold coin) in the pot to gain access to the road for descending down. The inscriptions in the caves indicate that they are the work of Satavahana rulers who came into prominence after the fall of the Mauryan empire. It is believed that a powerful woman ruler Naganika, the wife of Satakarni (180–170 BCE) of the Satavahana family commissioned the cave, the statues and the inscriptions. Inscriptions in the cave mention her and her family members. Though the statues adorning the sides of the rectangular cave are now gone, the inscriptions still record some of the achievements of the dynasty. The Naneghat records have proved very important in establishing the history of the region. Vedic Gods like Yama (Hinduism) Indra, Chandra and Surya are mentioned here. The mention of Samkarsana and Vasudeva indicate the prevalence of Bhagavata form of Hinduism in the Satavahana dynasty.
Its day trek but just to enjoy more we’ll start traveling in night of 4th so we can start trekking in the early morning.
We going to have privet bus to pick us on different locations starting from boriwali to kalyan.
We will be start traveling at 10: 00 pm from bolivali and according to that all pick ups will get done.
Borivali- 10: 00 pm
Sion- 11: 00 pm
Thana- 11:30 pm
Kalyan- 12:00 pm
~ Approx ~
We’ll start trekking at 6:00 am of 5th.
& we’ll be take a way to return at 5:00pm.
Friends, you all are requested to carry packed lunch for the trek as there are no villages and proper hutments for arranging food, water etc.Water is available of the cisterns but en route one will need ample supply of water, Also there’s nothing available on top except a mind blowing scenery & Loads of foggy planes of Junner and a wonderful cave to relax in…. so please carry decent amount of eatables, and personal medicines as required.
**In case you guys are carrying Digi-cam or Cell phone carry enough stock of small poly thin bags, to protect it from moisture.**
The following are the details of the trek.
Date———- Sunday, 5th July.
Difficulty Level– Medium.
Time taken to ascend—- 2.5 -3 Hrs.
Expenses—- Rs 450 per head.
THINGS TO CARRY-
1. Food & Water (Mandatory).
2. Cap / Gog.(optional)
3. Extra pair of clothes.(optional)
4. Good footwear.(Mandatory)
5. Slippers or floaters (just to relax your feet befor & after the trek) (optional)
6. Personal small medical kit. (if u require usually/Optional)
7. Electral/Tang powder.
8. Wind Cheater.
9. Other things as per your choice.
10.haversack to put all these things.
pack your bags considering the rains into picture.. do carry small plastic bags to carry wet clothes home.
But no plastic littering on the way or in mountains.
[Contact – Leaders:]
Manish Bhosale————(0-9766042141) (W)
Ketaki Dhamankar——–(0-9819644980) (C)
Swapnil ghadigaonkar–(0-9920993093) (C / W)
For more details, visit “Outdoor Adventures” on
Visit us on www.outdooradventures.co.in
Office Address: A/5,72 RNA broadway avenue, Miraroad E, Thane-401107
For NaneGhat Trek Photos visit our links-:
Or call me or any of the above contact for any queries regarding the trek.
Eagerly looking forward for your participation.
(~make the conformation soon cause seats are limited~)
Gaurav Kelkar (Organizing Secretary- OAM)
Yateen Gharat (CEO- OAM)
Sachin Mayekar (COO-OAM)