OFFBEATSAHYADRI : TREK TO VASOTA AND NAGESHWAR ON 23RD AND 24TH OF NOV 2013.

Trek to Vasota and Nageshwar on 23rd and 24th of Nov 2013, starting on 22nd Night.


Dear  OffBeaters,

We invite you to an overnight trek to Vasota and Nageshwar on 23rd and 24th of Nov 2013, starting on 22th Night.

Trivia:
Type : Jungle Fort
Height : 4267 ft approx
Region : Koyna wildlife Santuary
Grade: Easy – Medium ( Endurance )
Base Village : Met Indivali – Chorwane
Situated amidst the evergreen forest of Koyna Wild Life Sanctuary vasota offers the best experience of a Jungle trek. Route till the fort from Met Indivali is all covered with huge trees and the liana spread over miles. The canopy offers the best site for spotting various species of butterflies and birds.
The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of animals Leopard, Sambar, Barking deer, Porcupines, Grey Junglefowls, Wild pig, Hanuman langur, Rhesus macaque and Flying Squirrel etc.
Places to Visit
Vasota Fort :
Entrance in the dilapidated state, remnants, Hanuman temple and mahadev temple are the only monuments still standing on the fort. but the plateau offers breath taking view of the thick forest and the Koyna Back Waters.
The Hill where Nageshwar Cave is situated can be seen from the Mahadev temple Machi.

From here one can observe both side the Ghat area as well as long drops in the konkan.
The most fascinating point is Babu Kada, from which offers spectacular view of the steep cliffs of the mountain range falling straight deep in the Konkan area. The mountain in front is known as Old vasota.
Nageshwar caves :
A walk of few miles across the ridge takes us to a pinnacle in which the Nageshwar caves are carved. The cave hosts Mahaved lingi and the miracle here to observe is a crack in the roof percolates water on the shiv lingi throughout the year even in dry seasons.
The itinerary for the Event is as given below:
Meeting Point : Thane Depot (Vandana) 10.00pm sharp on 22th of Nov 2013
04.00am : Reach Satara Depot
06.00am : Proceed to Base Village (Bamnoli)
08.00am : Introduction, Do’s and Donts, forest permission ect
09.00am : Start towards Met Indiwali via boat ride through Koyna Back waters
10.30am : Start the trek
12.30am : Reach Vasota, Exploration
01.30pm : Lunch Break
04.00pm : Reach Nageshwar
05.00pm : Start Descending towards Chorwane
07.30pm : reach Chorwane, Evening refreshment
09.00pm : Dinner and retire for the day
Day 2 : 24th Nov 2013
05.30am : Early rise good morning, Breakfast
07.00am : Start return Journey for Mumbai/Pune
07.00pm : Reach Panvel
Lunch On the way

Contribution
Rs 1800/- per head which includes,
2 Breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 evening refreshment, 1 dinner
Dwelling charges during the trek and transportation From Mumbai to mumbai 
Please go through the Rules and Regulations before registration.
Registration :
For registration kindly transfer Rs.1800 per head in the given a/c
Union Bank Account No 369102010801696
Branch : Juhu Tara Mumbai
In the Name of Ms Priti P Patel
IFSC Code : UBINO536911
Maximum Group size : 30

Entry on first come first basis
Registrations through phone calls only.

After transaction please email us transaction id along with participants details (name, email and mobile number) at offbeatsahyadri@gmail.com 
Things to be carried:
Identity Proof
Water 3 liters (must)
Lunch for Saturday (must)
Proper Bedding (Sleeping Bag, Shawl or two bedsheets) (must)[Night will be cold]
Change of cloths
Torch (must)
Mug for tea (must)
Ready to eat snacks
Personal medicines
Windcheater
Good shoes
Other accessories
Instructions :
  •  Wear comfortable cotton clothing, carry sufficient warm cloths and proper bedding as it might be too cold  at night.
  •  Wear good grip providing comfortable shoes. ( in good condition should not tear during the trek )
  •  Keep the baggage light, Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas. Carry proper bag pack, with all the zips working and no damaged strands.

Registration or queries:
Zeenat  : 8237630820/ 9860636757

Priti : 9987990300
Rajas : 9664782503
Email : offbeatsahyadri@gmail.com
Regards,
Team OffBeat Sahyadri