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TMI: 3D/2N Trekking & Camping to Dense Forest & Waterfalls in mighty Karnataka ( Sada Fort & underground Caves, Kalsa - Sural Waterfalls & Vajrapoha River Trail) on 2nd – 4th October 2014 (leaving on 1st Oct Night)

Bringing you the grand adventures of new destinations, we at Trek Mates India invite you to A Complete Trekking & Camping Experience to mighty Karnataka. Visit Sada Fort & underground Volcanic Caves, Kalsa –Sural Waterfalls & Vajrapoha River Trail.

Little info about the Trek:
Type: Hill Fort & Forest
Grade: Easy
Endurance: Medium
Base Village: Kankumbhi, Karnataka

Sada Fort & Caves:
In the ranges of the Western ghats, just 60 kms from Belgaum, this fort having resisted the hard test of time for about three centuries, is in a little ruined condition and speaks of the great Maratha warriors who ruled this remote territory. Physically, Fort Sada is located on the edge of a hill, being surrounded by dense forests at its east and south. To the north & the west are very deep forested valleys of Maharashtra and Goa respectively. This must have added for the security of the fort making it practically impossible, least difficult, for enemies. Still more, thick jungles and breath-taking valleys add to the simply magnificent scenic beauty of the fort.










Another exciting part of Sada is the underground caves which have been formed due to volcanic eruptions some thousands years ago. A visit to fort Sada can be designed to the need of anyone – a petty walker, an athlete or a serious trekker.





Kalsa-Sural Waterfalls
One of the best and all time treks in this region of Kankumbi forests is avoided in heavy rains. In the beginning of the trek we cross the Kalsa Stream, reach the head of the Kalsa Waterfall and after a couple steep descends and ascends reach the base of the waterfall. We need to cross the river again which is now swollen more.


















Hopping through the boulders in the river and thus negotiating our way, we reach the head of the 350 feet Sural Waterfall. Here onwards it is a steep ascend before reaching the village Sural in Goa.

Vajrapoha River Trail & Falls
Vajrapoha Falls (also Vajrapoya waterfalls), a waterfall in the Belgaum district of Karnataka in South West India, is situated about in the mountainous forest 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the village of Jamboti. Between the village of Gavali and Chapoli on an elevated hillock, the Mandovi River that flows to the beautiful Vajrapoha Falls that fall for up to 200 metres (660 ft)[1] and are best seen after the monsoon season.  You need to negotiate a jungle route & river trail through Mandovi River. This is an exciting trail amidst dense forest.


Check the pics of Vajrapoha Falls & trail @

The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below: 
Day 0: Board Tirunelveli Express (11021) from Dadar at 09:30 pm for Belgaum

Day 1:
Reach Belgaum at 09:03 am & proceed to Jungle Campsite
Check in to Tents or Cottages as available at Jungle Campsite
Get Refresh & have lunch
Post Lunch Visit Sada Fort, Volcanic Caves, Kankumbhi Mahuli Temple, Chigule Sunset Point
Campfire in the evening & rest

Day 2:
Wake up early, Freshen up & start for Vajrapoha  River Trail & Falls at 08:00 am
Carry Packed Lunch
Explore the mighty Vajrapoha Falls
Back by 04:00 pm
Dinner, Campfire & Rest

Day 3:
Wake up early, Freshen up & start for Kalsa-Sural Waterfalls at 08:00 am
Explore the falls & back to Campsite by 01:00 pm
Lunch
Pack up & leave the site by 03:30 pm
Catch Chalukya Express (11022) from Belgaum at 06:05 pm
Reach Dadar by 05:50 am

The cost of the event is INR 2950 which includes,
Transport from Belgaum to Belgaum 
Food (Beginning from the Breakfast of Day 1 till the Lunch of Day 3 with Non Veg for Day 1 & Day 2 Dinners)
Accommodation (Two Night Stay) in Jungle Tents / Cottages on 4 to 6 sharing basis
Use of Equipment if any
TMI Expertise

The cost does not include –
Train ticket from Mumbai to Belgaum & Back & food during the train.
Mineral Water, Cold-drink
Anything which is not mentioned above.

Payment Details:
One needs to deposit Full payment into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
Account Details
ICICI Current Account No: 148805000123
Name: Trek Mates Outbound Services pvt. Ltd.
Ifsccode: ICIC0001488
Branch: Kalwa
(Once payment is done , please send an email to trekmates@gmail.com with Transaction ID , Participant Name , Email ID , Cell Number and Pickup Point [Dadar / Thane])

For Registrations, call us on
Trek Mates Office: 8422888006 / 07 / 08
Vikramsingh: 99877 61562
Nilesh Patil:  086555 88508

Registrations are only through phone calls (scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)
If calls not attended, then please send an SMS with message Karnataka Jungle Trek Enquiry, we will call you back once we are free.
Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.

Things to Be carried: 
ID Proof
Full length Lowers to wear on trek / Trail & T-shirts (Preferably of Quick Dry material)
Extra pair of clothes (as per need your requirement)
Shoes either trekking or sports (Good firm Sole)
Floaters to wear at night
Torch (High Quality) with extra pair of batteries
Zip Lock Plastics to keep wallet , Cash, Mobile etc
Windcheaters, Poncho, Cap, Camera (Optional) etc
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc
Sunscreen Lotion, Medicine those that you require usually.
Personal care stuff
A Daypack to carry stuff on everyday trail / Trek
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. (Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

Pack your bags to save them from getting wet.

To get quick updates about the Live action and Unlimited Dhammal, Join us on
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Facebook Pune
Twitter
TMI Website
TMI Diaries
Last but not the least,
Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun so please check our "Rules and Regulation" page.

For any Trekking gear or travelling accessories,
Join our Facebook page "Straub" 

OR

visit us at Trek Mates India's own office cum Sales Store @
STRAUB
106, A wing, 1st Floor,
Rajdarshan Building,
Dada Patil Wadi,
Near Thane Station,
Thane (w) 400602.


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Trek to Rajgad fort with Trek Mates India on 6th-7th Aug '14 (starting from Pune)

Hi friends, We at Trek Mates India, are glad to invite you for a Trek to Rajgad on 6th – 7th August 2014 (Starting from Pune)


Little info about the fort. 
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 4182 feet
Grade: Medium
Endurance: Medium
Base Village: Gunjavne
Rajgad – The name describes the place itself - The king of all the forts. 
It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on any fort. He spent almost 25/30 yrs here. Rajgad is famous for its construction.
The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. There are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjevani Machee, and at the centre is the Ballekilla.

Padmavati Machee (north end): This machee is the site of Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, Chor Darwaja, Pali Darwaja, Gunjavane Darwaja, Daru Kothar (storage of arms and ammunition), Diwankhana, Rajwada (ruins), Ghod Tale (Horse Lake), Sadar (office) and Dhalkathi (flag hoisting place).

Sanjeevani Machee (southwest/west end): This huge, beautiful and royally constructed machee faces west and has a three-stepped (layered) fortified structure. Each of the lower levels is separated from the higher one by a fortified bastion with a gate that could be defended independently. The lowest level is beautifully fortified by double curtain walls (chilkhathi) separated by a deep trench, on average 12 feet across. One can walk between these walls. The outer wall has openings to let soldiers out for sudden attack.

 
Suvela Machee (south east): This is another grand machee facing east with lots of secret routes and doorways. This one is a double-stepped fortified machee with the steps separated by a beautiful bastioned doorway. At the end of first step a hole cuts across the rock; one can sit in this hole (nedhe). The final (lowest) step like Sanjeevani Machee has a double curtain wall. To the south side of this machee one can see a beautiful triangular bastion called Kaleswari buruz having an escape door near it. The home of the renowned military leader Tanaji Malusare was in this machee.

Bale Killa (centre): This is the highest part of the fort which has remains of palaces, water cisterns and caves. It has a beautiful entrance door called Mahadarwaja. One can view the whole fort and the vast surrounding expanse.

The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below: 
Day 1: Meeting Point: Shivaji Nagar 6:30AM sharp in front of Maharashtra bank building.
6:45 am start from Shivaji nagar
Pick-up Point: Chandani Chowk @ 7:15 am
Travel till base village by private vehicle
Reach base village 
Breakfast  & Start trek 
Explore the fort after the lunch till dawn
Stay in Padmavati Temple

Day 2: 
Explore Bale Killa
Lunch & Descend
Back to Pune by 8 pm

The cost of the trek will be Rs. 1200 per head which includes
Travelling from Pune to Pune Private by NON AC BUS
3 meals, 2 Breakfast
TMI Expertise

Payment Details:
One needs to deposit Full payment into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
Account Details
ICICI Current Account No: 148805000123
Name: Trek Mates Outbound Services pvt. Ltd.
Ifsccode: ICIC0001488
Branch: Kalwa
(Once payment is done , please send an email to trekmates@gmail.com with Transaction ID , Participant Name , Email ID , Cell Number and Pickup Point [Dadar / Thane])

For Registrations, call us on
Trek Mates Office: 8422888006 / 07 / 08
Vikramsingh: 99877 61562
Nilesh Patil:  086555 88508

Registrations are only through phone calls (scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)
If calls not attended, then please send an SMS with message Rajgad Trek Enquiry, we will call you back once we are free.
Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.

Things to Be carried: 
Identity proof.
A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional),
Sleeping Bag / Bedding,
Bunch of Newspaper,
Extra Pair of Clothes,
Steel Plate, Spoon & Glass,
Good trekking shoes, Extra Socks, Floaters (to wear at night),
A rucksack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Windcheaters.

Its raining these days, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
To get quick updates about the Live action and Unlimited Dhammal, Join us on
Facebook Mumbai
Facebook Pune
Twitter
TMI Website
TMI Diaries
Last but not the least,
Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun so please check our "Rules and Regulation" page.

For any Trekking gear or travelling accessories,
Join our Facebook page "Straub" 

OR

visit us at Trek Mates India's own office cum Sales Store @
STRAUB
106, A wing, 1st Floor,
Rajdarshan Building,
Dada Patil Wadi, 
Near Thane Station,
Thane (w) 400602.

Regards,
Team Trek Mates India






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River Rafting at Kolad with Trek Mates India on 27th July '14

Hey Mates, get ready for one of the best water adventures, as Trek Mates India organizes  White Water Rafting on 27th July '14.

White Water Rafting is one of the best adventures one can experience, without prior experience. The waters cant get more adventures from here. And what more is needed, if the waters are dam controlled, which just makes sure about the safety of the participant while Rafting.


Safety is further taken care with Life jackets and safety helmets. So even non swimmers can join the event.

About the Activity:
Total Distance: 12 kms
Duration: 2hrs to 2.5 hrs(Depending on the speed of the water)
Rapids: Total 10 rapids

International Grading : IV + Category
Activity type: 
Adventurous
Grade: Medium

Endurance level: Medium



The itinerary for the event is as follow :
Meeting PointSwaminarayan Mandir, nr Dadar stn(e) at 5.00am Sharp.
Start from Mumbai by our private bus.
Pick up Points: Chembur, Vashi, Kalamboli.


Travel till Kolad and reach the rafting site by 9.00 am(Breakfast in the bus.)
River rafting session for next 2-3 hrs.
Lunch at a nearby Restaurant.
start our journey back reaching Mumbai tentatively by 7pm.

The cost for the event will be Rs 2300/- per head
which includes,
Travelling from Dadar to Dadar,
Activity Charges.
Breakfast, Lunch (Veg / non-Veg /Jain - Buffet style)

Things To Be carried :
A bottle of water,
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (Loose fitting clothes with shorts, cloths that dry quickly)
Footwear (preferably floaters for rafting)
Camera(Optional)
Cap, etc.

Medicines those if u require usually (Optional)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.


Payment details:
One needs to pay the full amount as advance at the time of booking.

The amount is to be deposited in the following account.
ICICI Current Account No: 148805000123
Name: Trek Mates Outbound Services pvt. Ltd.
Ifsccode: ICIC0001488
Branch: Kalwa

For Registrations, call us on
Trek Mates Office: 8422888006 / 07 / 08
Vikramsingh: 99877 61562
Nilesh Patil:  086555 88508

To get quick updates about the Live action and Unlimited Dhammal, Join us on
Facebook Mumbai
Facebook Pune
Twitter
TMI Website
TMI Diaries


Last but not the least,
Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun so please check our "Rules and Regulation" page.
For any Trekking gear or travelling accessories,
Join our Facebook page "Straub" 

OR

visit us at Trek Mates India's own office cum Sales Store @


STRAUB
106, A wing, 1st Floor,
Rajdarshan Building,
Dada Patil Wadi, 
Near Thane Station,
Thane (w) 400602.

Regards,
Team Trek Mates India.


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TMI: Range Trek from Ratangad to Harishchandragad on 15th-17th August 2014

Sandhan Valley - Ratangad – Katrabai – Kaladgad – Harishchandragad

We at Trek Mates India, invites you to much awaited range trek of the season, Range trek from Ratangad to Harishchandragad starting on 15th August to 17th August (3 Days).

This range trek will cover one of the most fascinating range of Sahyadri, the valley Shadow-Sandhan, Jewel fort - Ratangad, Highly Dense forests of Katrabai, A River Walk through Mula River, Less explored Kaladgad & last but not the least the mighty Harishchandragad. Join in & enjoy the raw beauty of Sahyadri.


Trek Details:
Type: Range Trek
Region: Bhandardara - Malshej
Grade: Medium
Endurance Level: High
Previous Trekking Experience is Requisite.
Sandhan Valley: Valley of shadow - 3000 feet above MSL (Approx)
“SANDHAN” …. is a beautiful place situated in the Western Ghats near Ratangad. Amidst the water carved valley of 50 to 500 feet deep and around two km long. We will be exploring the valley till it’s opening into Konkan.

Ratangad: Jewel Fort – 4250 feet above MSL (Approx)
 The fort is origin for the river Pravara / Amrutvahini . The Bhandardara dam is built on this river. Ratangad has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called 'Nedhe' or 'Eye of the Needle'; formed by natural erosion, it is big enough to accommodate a group  of ten people and the view of the entire region from here is absolutely amazing. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle and was one of his favorites.  Ratangad, a jewel fort of Sahyadris has conventionally said to have 2 routes. One, from Ratanwadi village via Ganesh Darwaja and the other from Samrad village via Trimbak Darwaja.  We will be climbing the fort from Trimbak Darwaja & will be descending via Ganesh Darwaja.



Katrabai: A Mountain Pass – 4300 feet above MSL (Approx)
The most important pass on Trans Sahyadri trek. This pass is known for passage between Ratangad and Harishchandragad. This pass gives an excellent 360° view of the area.

Kaladgad – 3200 feet above MSL (Approx)
This Hill fort is located between right angle of well spreaded Harishchandragad Hill in Dist Ahmednagar. This fort is located south of Pethechi Wadi village. Many call it Shiva Lingam and Nandi combo, as it looked like that. 

Harishchandragad – 4500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who wrote the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate here in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.
You can check the detailed info on Harishchandragad HERE

The Itinerary for the event will be as follows:
Day 1, 15th Aug 2014
Ø  Take second Kasara Local Slow Train (from your respected stations)

Train Number
Speed
Slow
Cars
12
Starting From
Mumbai(CST)
End At
Kasara(N)
Mumbai_CST
5:00
Byculla
5:08
Dadar
5:18
Kurla
5:29
Ghatkopar
5:35
Thane
5:56
Dombivili
6:18
Kalyan
6:27
Kasara
7:42

Ø  Reach Samrad village by Pvt Vehicle.
Ø  Breakfast & Explore Sandhan Valley
Ø  Have lunch
Ø  Ascend Ratangad via Trimbak Darwaja
Ø  Visit Nedhe & occupy cave on the fort.

Day 2, 16th Aug:
Ø  Breakfast and start towards Katrabai pass
Ø  Cross Katrabai, and reach Kumshet for lunch
Ø  Trek again till pethe chi wadi
Ø  Visit Kaladgad Fort in the evening  for the sunset view.
Ø  Dinner & Stay

Day 3, 17th Aug:
Ø  Early morning start towards Pachnai, Breakfast at Pachnai
Ø  Ascend Harishchandragad from Pachnai, have lunch on the fort
Ø  Explore fort and descend towards khireshwar
Ø  Back journey till kalyan by ST bus.

Also read a blog on a similar trek we conducted earlier:

The cost for the event will be Rs 2000/- per head, which includes,
Travelling from Kasara till Kalyan,
Food (5 Meals, 3 Breakfast)
TMI Exrpertise

Payment Details:
One needs to deposit the full amount into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration. 
Account Details
ICICI Current Account No: 148805000123
Name: Trek Mates Outbound Services pvt. Ltd.
Ifsccode: ICIC0001488
Branch: Kalwa

For Registrations, call us on
Trek Mates Office: 8422888006 / 07 / 08
Rahul : 9769149555
Vikramsingh: 99877 61562

Registrations are only through phone calls (scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)
If calls not attended, then please send an SMS with message Ratan-Harish Trek Enquiry, we will call you back once we are free.
Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.

Things to be carried:
Identity proof.
A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Sleeping Bag / Bedding
Bunch of Newspaper
Extra Pair of Clothes
Good trekking shoes, Extra Socks,
Floaters (to wear at night)
A rucksack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Windcheaters.

It’s raining these days, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.

To get quick updates about the Live action and Unlimited Dhammal, Join us on
Facebook Mumbai
Facebook Pune
Twitter
TMI Website
TMI Diaries
Last but not the least,
Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun so please check our "Rules and Regulation" page.

For any Trekking gear or travelling accessories,
Join our Facebook page "Straub" 

OR

visit us at Trek Mates India's own office cum Sales Store @
STRAUB
106, A wing, 1st Floor,
Rajdarshan Building,
Dada Patil Wadi, 
Near Thane Station,
Thane (w) 400602.

Regards,
Team Trek Mates India.


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