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Pune Trekking Network 19.12.2015

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Posted: 18 Dec 2015 10:28 AM PST
Dear Friends We Invite You For Trek To Himalayas Chadar Trek Also Called Frozen River Trek 23rd to 31st Jan 2016    The Chadar Trek or the Zanskar Gorge is a winter-trail in Zanskar region of Ladakh, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.  The mountains are steep and in the winter snowfall closes many of the mountain passes and makes the few roads  treacherous. Some villages become completely inaccessible between November and March. One method of accessing snow-bound villages during the winter  is trekking on top of the ice of frozen rivers. The Chadar trek is one such route, connecting villages in the Zanskar valley (deep in the mountains)  with Chilling (on the road to Leh) along the frozen Zanskar River. This route has been used for centuries for trade and transportation, and is most  reliable in February when the ice is most stable.  Now, We should make it clear that the Zanskar river is big and fast-flowing. For most of its length between Chilling and the Zanskar valley the river is confined within a steep canyon. If the idea of walking over frozen river ice with a large pack on your back and very cold rushing water a few inches below your feet is terrifying, then you are not alone.The hike from Chilling to the Zanskar valley takes more than a week, and at night porters usually sleep in caves in the canyon walls. This trek is considered as one of the most exciting and unique treks  The ‘Chadar’ is a perfect example of the resourcefulness of the Ladakhis and their indomitable spirit against such daunting odds. The landscape acquires a pristine grandeur in winter as the trail enters into the gorge of the Zanskar where temperatures sometimes drop to –30 degree Celsius. You will be dropped by a vehicle at Chilling. The trek passes through a narrow valley filled with breath-taking views of ice-peaks and unexpected hanging icicles. You will spend the night at cave camps with the help of a born fire. Chadar means sheets and is used to refer to the trek along the fr… Read more
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 10:13 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Night Trek to Matheran Ascend via Garbett Plateau on 2 Jan 2016 Leaving Friday Night Matheran has garnered a reputation of one of the most favourite hill-stations around Mumbai for some reasons. The bountiful rains, good greenery and waterfalls around. Garbett Plateau is located in the south – west direction of Matheran, offering a 360 degree view of one of our all time favourite hill stations. Matheran is Famous & splendid hill station in Maharashtra
, it covers an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadris. This Fantastic spot was discovered in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the collector of Thane district. Garbett point is located on South-west side of Matheran with grand view of the plateau.Climate here is very cool with some breath taking views. Some Information about the Place:Type: Hill FortHeight: 2625 Feet above MSL (Approx)Grade: EasyDistrict: RaigadRange: MatheranBase Village: DiksalTrek Leader : Nishant Sheth Train TimingCST – Khopoli Fast LocalCST – 10:04pmByculla – 10:11pmDadar – 10:18pmKurla – 10:26pmGhatkopar – 10:30pmThane – 10:46pmDombivali – 10;58pmKalyan – 11:05pmNeral – 11:39pm.Bhivpuri – 11.46 (If you miss the train you miss the trek so make sure you are on time to catch the train.) People may board the same train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second Last boggy from CST side) The itinerary for trek is:From Bhivpuri stationIntroduction RoundStart Trek under moon lightTea at Villagers HouseReach Matheran early MorningCatch taxi to Neral stationBreakfast at Neral stationReach Dadar by 9:30am… Expenses for the Trek is 450 /- which is inclusive of Morning Breakfast & Tea, Taxi Fare from Matheran to Neral Station, Guide, Mumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any.. For Registration call us:Nishant Sheth : 8879418581Amit Bhadouria :9819299164Registration accepted only through phone call.. Important things to carry :Water Bottle (3 ltrs)Some snacks biscuits waffe… Read more
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 08:57 AM PST
Dear Friends we invite you all for Trek to Harihar fort on 27th Dec 2015 Leaving on 26th Dec 2015 Saturday Night. Type : Hill fortsFort Range : TrimbakeshwarDistrict : NashikEndurance : EasyDifficulty : MediumHeight : 3676 ftTrek Leader: Nishant Sheth. Harihar, also called Harish Fort, is 6.43 km west of Trimbak and 1,120.44 metres (3,676 feet) above sea-level. The trek to Harihar Fort is short yet tiring. The last 200 feet of the hike is a nerve-racking climb through steep rock cut stairs inclined at 80 degrees. The descent is particularly exhilarating as you have to climb down and at one point face a sheer 500 ft drop. The architecture of the stairs is so diverse and outstanding and offers spectacular and occasionally scary views of the valley below. The fort is situated amidst the huge Vaitarna dam and the Trimbakeshwar mountain ranges offer stunning views of the area around. It was of substantial importance in earlier days to keep watch on the route crossing the range connecting Maharashtra to Gujarat. Trimbakeshwar range spreads from north of Igatpuri to west of Nasik. It is divided in two parts, with forts of Basgad, Utvad, hill of Fani, Harihar and Trimbakgad on one part and those of Anjaneri and Hargad on the other.The water flows away from this region because of the one – sided slope of Sahyadris.The fort appears to be rectangular in shape from its base village and is located on top of a triangular massif with all the three sides being vertical and hence naturally fortified. There is only one access to the fort through a 200ft high rock cut staircase inclined at an 80 degree angle.It was one of the forts in the possession of the Ahemadnagar Sultans. Captain Briggs from the British army visited the fort in 1818, and left a fairly detailed description. He described the ascent as truly wonderful.In 1636 Harihar, Trimbakgad, Tringalvadi and a few other Poona forts were given by the Marathas to the Mughals. Hariharwas one of the seventeen strong places that were… Read more
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 12:56 AM PST
  Come winter, lot of wetland birds arrive around Pune. Ujani dam backwaters is considered as one of the best wetlands. The prominent birds observed in this trip are Flamingos, Bar-headed geese, Ruddy Shelducks, Pintail Ducks, Little Grebe, Reef Egrets, Grey Herons, Painted Storks etc.   Bhuleshwar is a temple of Shiva, situated around 45 kms from Pune. It is situated on a hill and was built in the 13th century. There are classical carvings on the walls. It has been declared as a protected monument.   The temple was built during the period of 1230 AD during Yadava rulers. It is believed that the temple was ruined by invaders and reconstructed later because the temple’s entrance is hidden like Gaimukhi Buruj construction of Shivaji’s time. The fort on which the temple is situated is called as Daulatmangal fort. Join us for a perfect birding cum photography outing around Pune.   Date : 3rd Jan, 2016 Cost : Rs 999/-   What’s Included: > Private Transport > Boating in the Ujni backwaters  > Breakfast, Lunch, Evening snacks > Expertise(Bird and Photography expert)   Schedule: Reporting at 5:30am Sharp @ Swargate Bus Stop Reach Bhigwan by 8 am Birding with experts, including a boat ride. Lunch break. Post lunch leave for Bhuleshwar. Explore the place and click some archaeological masterpieces under the guidance of our experts.  Return Pune by 9:00 pm     Contact: Nihar Shrotri: 9405575925… Read more
Posted: 17 Dec 2015 11:30 PM PST
Dear Friends,   On the occasion of New Year we have arranged camping at Pimpalgaon Joge Dam near Malshej.   Pimpalgaon Joge Dam, is an earthfill dam on A river, a tributary of Kukadi River near Junnar. It is situated near Khubi phata near Malshej Ghat.It is surronded by many hills including Sindola Fort and historical Junnar city.   Itinerary: Day 1: Thursday 31st December 2015   02.30 PM : Gathering near Kalyan Bus Depo 06.00  PM  :Reach Khubi Phata and move towards  Camping Location Setup tents 10.00  PM : Barbeque follwed by Dinner (Veg/Non-veg)  
Campfire and Welcome to the New-Year 2016   Day 2:  Friday 1st January 2016   08:00 AM: Breakfast and Tea 10:00 AM : Roaming around the lake and visit Khireshwar Temple 12:00-small Archery and shooting session 01.00 PM : Move towards Mumbai   Tour participation cost will be Rs.1800/- per head.    Which Includes   Breakfast and unlimited Dinner, Travelling from Kalyan to Kalyan private Transport, Tented accommodation   Payment Details:   One needs to deposit full amount for Booking Private Vehicle, Food, Accommodation etc. into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration (non-refundable, if cancellation done from your side). Bank of India A/C Name: Shivaji  More A/C No. 000910110005232 Type saving A/C Branch Chembur IFC code: BKID0000009   For registration Please contact Pratik-9867592719  Shivaji-8286502398 Our Facebook Presence:RAHI Explorers   Things to be carried:   A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs), Torch With Extra Battery (Must) Camera, Cell Phone, Cap Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc. Personal Medical Kit, Medicine those if you require usually (Optional) Extra Pair of clothes, Sleeping Bag/Carry Mat A haversack to put all these things All our treks are Eco-friendly treks; kindly take care of nature around us.   Regards, Team RAHI Explorers… Read more

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