TMI Trip to Shivtharghal, Varandha Ghat, Tamhini Ghat on 10th Sept '10.

Hi friends, Trek Mates India, invites you all to a trip to Shivtharghal – Varandhaghat - Tamhinighat on 10th Sep 2010. (Starting on 9th night)

Whats so special about the this Trip:
"Its a special Waterfall trip suitable for any age group people, friends as well as family.

Join us for a 550 km long drive though the most scenic part of sahyadris and enjoy the numerous waterfalls, dam back waters, deep valleys, green mountains and the picture square scenery around. Come join us to touch the clouds. The route is photographers delight offering the most beautiful landscapers as well as amazing macro subjects."

Places we will be visiting
Shivtharghal: Shivthar Ghal is a rare yet refreshing, silent yet soothing, small yet unique place waiting to be explored. The name comes from a cavern in this place (‘Ghal’ is for a cavern in Marathi) where Samarth Ramdas (the guru of ‘Shivaji Maharaj’) used to sit, pray, meditate and more importantly scripted down the famous ‘Dasbodh’ manuscript. Shivthar Ghal is a quiet abode, housing some lush green places, a lovely waterfall and a river and some of the toughest on foot, picturesque mountains. Ideal for trekkers, however the silence and the natural beauty here (which can be seen in all forms possible) can soothe one and all.

Varandhagaht: The Varandha Pass is a ancient route. In 1857 it was widened by the British by dividing Kavlya Fort in two. The fort stands on the border of Pune and Raigad districts and joins Bhor and Mahad. Varandha Ghat is a hill fort about 25km east of Mahad. It lies on the route of the Varandha Pass which crosses the Sahyadris in the Pune district of Maharashtra in India. A 74km long road from Mahad to Bhor passes Varandha Ghat and crosses the pass, reaching a height of around 800m. The drive along the route provides dramatic scenery, looking down onto Konkan and the forested valleys.


On the peak to the left of Varandha Ghat is Kawla Fort and in the foothills is Shivthar Ghal, famous for caves. About 40km along the route the road passes the western end of Lake Puranda. It is famous for the numerous waterfalls and the picture square scenery in the surrounding.

Mulshi lake: Mulshi is to the west of Pune and close to Lonavala as well as Konkan region. Mulshi dam and the surroundings are full of natural beauties that includes a dam, hilly region of Sahyadri's deep forests and forts like Dhangad and Koraigadh. Water of Mulshi is used for generating electricity. It is one of the major electricity project in Maharashtra.
The beauty of Mulshi lake can be observed from 'Valanewadi' - 6 Kms. from Mulshi. Sahyadri is famous for its deadly hills and its beauty.

Kundalika Valley view point: Enjoy breathtaking view of kundalika river valley at kundalika valley view point.


Tamhini ghat:


It’s the ghat that connect Pune to Konkan platue at Kolad. Tamhini ghat bears many waterfalls through its hilly rocky terrains. Apart from the majestic waterfalls, the place offers breathtaking views and a peace, calm environment.




The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Meeting Point: Swaminarayan temple Dadar 11.30 pm on 9th Sep 2010
Start the journey by 12am
Reach Shivtharghal by 4am
Rest for some time.
Breakfast
Visit Shivtharghal 7am
Reach Varandhagaht by 9.00am
(Visit Kawalya fort only if time permits)
Enjoy famous kandabhaji, batata Wada and Garam special Chai at Varandhagaht.
Start for tamhini ghat by 11am
Reach Tamhinighat by 1am
Visit mulshilake on the way to Tamhini

Lunch
Visit Kundalika Valley View Point
Enjoy at waterfalls in Tamhinighat
Start the return journey by 5pm
Evening refreshments on the wayback.
Reach Mumbai by 9-9.30pm Tentatively.


Shivtharghal - Varandhagaht Photo Link ……..
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1595261&id=1321443894&ref=fbx_album#!/album.php?aid=74302&id=1321443894&ref=mf

Tamhini Ghat Photo Link ……..
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1595261&id=1321443894&ref=fbx_album#!/album.php?aid=74165&id=1321443894&ref=mf


The cost for the trip is Rs 800/- per head which includes
Traveling from mumait to Mumbai by a private vehicle,
Breakfast and evening refreshments.

Payment Details:
For registration deposit advance of Rs 500/- to the following account.
Union Bank Account No 369102010801696
Branch : Juhu Tara Mumbai
In the Name of Ms Priti P Patel
IFSC Code : UBINO536911


Note: Maximum 25 participant, entry on first come first serve basis

Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
Lunch For the day,
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),
A napkin,
Extra Pair of clothes
TORCH with extra batteries
Camera(Optional)
Cap, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

Its raining heavy these days, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.
Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.

To Know more about Trek Mates India on the Net Please visit us@
Blogspot: http://www.trekmates.blogspot.com/
Orkut: www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community?cmm=58853326
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/group.php?gid=76034705414

Few rules we would like our participants to follow:
We follow a strict policy of "no trace" trekking,"Take nothing but memories and photographs, leave nothing but footprints".

Do Not Litter: Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.

No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol: Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.(Smoking will only be permitted before the trek starts and after the trek is over with prior consultation of the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.)

Respect the Heritage: Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek mates.

Be a group: It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.

Pay attention: Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage. In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Trek Mates India, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.

Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.

The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Trek mates India reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

For more details and registartion, please contact:
Priti Patel: 9869524260
Nilesh Patil: 9967436211
VikramSingh: 9987757665

Registrations are only through phone calls (scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)
Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.

Regards,
Team Trek Mates India.

TMI trek to Harishchandragad on 4th and 5th Sept '10.

Hi Mates, We at Trek Mates are organizing a Trek to Harishchandragad from Khireshwar side on 4th and 5th September, (starting on 3rd night.)

Some Information about the fort:
Harishchandragad:
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 4500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium (5.5 hrs trek)
Region: Malshej
Base Village: Khireshwar

Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the Medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate on Taramati/Rohidas in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period.


Taramati: This is the topmost point on the fort. From here we can have a glimpse of the whole range of Naneghat and the forts near Murbad (This will be visited only if time permits.)

Konkan Kada: The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra's hood.

Kedareshwar: The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water.

The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Meeting Point: We will meet at Kalyan station at 10.00 pm sharp on 3rd August at Pf No.1,below the indicator.(The late comers won’t be entertained, as we will starting by a bus at 10.30 pm)

Further, we reach Khubi Phata by 1.30 am (Pune ppl can join us directly at Khubi Phata) Here onwards, we walk to Khireshwar (around 6 km) till 3.00 am.We'll rest here till 6 am in the morning, have breakfast, & start our trek by 7.00 am sharp.

It takes around 4-5 hrs to reach the top. We will reach the top by 1.00pm & rest in d caves after lunch. Visit Konkan Kada, and the surroundings in the evening. Have dinner, songs, etc & go to sleep in the caves.

Sunday early morning visit Taramati peak for a sunrise view (if the rain permits), Visit Kokan Kada again, and try our luck for IndraVajra(a round rainbow behind ur head in the shadow, on the clouds; a bit confusing is that to understand... Have a look at the picture), back to the Cave, have breakfast. Leave for Khireshwar by 11 am. Reach Khireshwar by 3.00 pm, have lunch. Start back to Mumbai/Pune. Returning back by 10 pm on Sunday.
(The itinerary is tentative and there might be circumstantial changes in the schedule)

The charges of the trek are Rs 600/-per head, which includes
Travel expenditure from Kalyan to Kalyan.
Food expenses. (Except Lunch for Saturday)
Expertise.

Things To Be carried:
An identity proof,
Lunch for Saturday, A bottle of water.
Candles and TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory).
Towel, napkin, Extra Pair of clothes2-3 bunch of papers
Good Bedding,
A plate, mug, and spoon (compulsory),
Windcheaters, Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking.(Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

Its raining heavy these days, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.

More information related to the fort at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harishchandragad

Pics of Harishchandragad:
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/nilesh9967436211/HarishchandragadPics
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/nileshlove84/Harishchandragad#

For more details and registartion, please contact on the nos. given below:
Mumbai Coordinators:
Nilesh Patil: 9967436211
VikramSingh: 9987560772
Priti Patel: 9869524260
Prasad Tandale: 8976149285

Pune Coordinators :
Zeenat : 9881736231/ 9272182577
Ravindra Sarwad: 9923100958

Registrations are only through phone calls (scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)
Limited seats, entry on first come first basisLast


For more of Trek Mates India on the Net Please visit us@
Blogspot: www.trekmates.blogspot.com
Orkut: www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community?cmm=58853326
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/group.php?gid=76034705414

Few rules we would like our participants to follow
We follow a strict policy of "no trace" trekking, "Take nothing but memories and photographs, leave nothing but footprints".

Do Not Litter: Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.

No Smoking and alcohol: Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.
(Smoking will only be permitted before the trek starts and after the trek is over with prior consultation of the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.)

Respect the Heritage: Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek mates.

Be a group: It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.

Pay attention: Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Trek Mates India, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.

The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Trek mates India reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

Regards,
Team-Trek Mates India.

TMI Waterfall Rappelling at Vihi on 10th-11th-12th September '10.

Hey Mates, Thanking you for your overwhelming response for our last Waterfall Rappell at Vihi, and Honouring your requests and demand for the same, we at Trek Mates India, are again arranging a Waterfall Rappelling session at Vihigaon nr Kasara, on 10th, 11th and 12th September 2010 (different batches every day).



Details for the event:
Location: Kasara.
Height: Approx 120 feet
Grade: Medium.



Rappelling (English Name) also known as abseiling (German Name) is a method of a quick and safe descend after a climb. It’s an act of descending a mountain face by sliding down a rope, which is attached to a body harness and fastened to an overhead projection, with sufficient friction provided as to make the speed of descent controllable.



The only difference here is we will be rappelling down through a flowing waterfall, pouring water on us as we come down.

It’s the best exercise to overcome the fear of height. Feel the thrill of suspension at the height of about 100 feet’s. Come experience the incredible feeling of success and accomplishment when you touch the ground.


The tentative itinerary for the Event is as given below:
Meeting point : Swami Narayan Mandir, Dadar (e) at 6.00 am
Pick up point at Nitin Company, Thane at 7.15 am
Travel by private vehicle till the base Village, Vihi.
Breakfast at Vihi.

Information about various equipments used in rappelling.
Rappelling Seesion till 5 pm
Evening refreshments.
Start our return journey by 6pm.
We will be returning to Mumbai by 9.30 pm tentatively.

The charges for the event is Rs 500/- per head which includes
Travelling from Dadar to Dadar by private vehicle,
Breakfast and evening refreshments.
Event charges,
Expertise,
Equipments.

Payment Details:
One needs to deposit the full payment in advance into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
SBI a/c no: 30665796091
S/A in the name of Mr Nilesh Patil.
Branch: Panchpakhadi, Thane.

Extra Rappelling will cost Rs 200/- Per Rappell, and will be permitted only after every person has done with his first chance.

Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
Lunch For the Day, A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Windcheaters,
Medicine those if u require usually
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking. Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Its Raining heavy these days, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.


For more details and registrations:
Mumbai Coordinators:
Nilesh Patil: 9967436211
VikramSingh: 9987560772
Priti Patel: 9869524260
Prasad Tandale: 8976149285

Pune Coordinators :
Zeenat : 9881736231/ 9272182577
Ravindra Sarwad: 9923100958

Note: Registrations are strictly through phone calls only.
Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.
Registrations on first come first basis.

For Pics Follow:
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/patel.priti.28/WaterfallRappelling#
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/MOUDGIL.N/WaterfallRapellingVIHI19July09?authkey=Gv1sRgCLmx4f7O_Irv4gE#
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/album.php?aid=476922&id=847525493&ref=mf

For more of Trek Mates India's Net presence visit us at:
Blogspot: www.trekmates.blogspot.com
TMI Diaries: http://trekmatesdiary.blogspot.com/
Orkut: www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community?cmm=58853326
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/group.php?gid=76034705414

Few rules we would like our participants to follow:
We follow a strict policy of "no trace" trekking, "Take nothing but memories and photographs, leave nothing but footprints".

Do Not Litter: Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.

No Smoking and alcohol: Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.
(Smoking will only be permitted before the trek starts and after the trek is over with prior consultation of the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.)

Respect the Heritage: Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek mates.

Be a group: It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.

Pay attention: Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Trek Mates India, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.

The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Trek mates India reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

For further Enquiries and Registrations, Call us on:Mumbai Coordinators:
Nilesh Patil: 9967436211
VikramSingh: 99877 57665
Priti Patel: 9869524260
Prasad Tandale: 8976149285

Pune Coordinators:
Zeenat : 9881736231/ 9272182577
Ravindra Sarwad: 9923100958

Registrations are only through phone calls (scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)
Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.


Trek Mates T-shirts are now available at a base price of Rs220/- each. You can call any of the above mentioned leaders for the same.










Regards,
Team-Trek Mates India.

River Rafting, Kayaking, River Crossing, Flying fox with TMI on 26th September '10.

Hi friends, Trek Mates India invites you for River Rafting, Kayaking, River Crossing and Flying fox on 26th of September 2010.




Camp details
Location: Kundalika River, Kolad
Rafting distance - 12 km
Swimming skills – Not required.
Previous experience - Not necessary
This is a very safe game. Life jackets and helmets will be provided.




Rafting is a challenging recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers.



Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. A kayak is a small human-powered boat.

River Crossing is another adventure activity wherein you cross the river with the help of Equipments and Ropes tied at both the ends of the river.

Flying Fox is an activity wherein the participant does an arial ropeslideusing a pulley suspendedon a cable mountedon an incline. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to traverse from the top to the bottom across the inclined cable.

The itinerary for the event is as follow :
Meeting Point: Swaminarayan Mandir, nr Dadar stn(e) at 5.30am.
Pick up Points: Vashi, Nerul, Panvel, Pen.
Travel till Kolad and reach the rafting site by 8.45 am(Breakfast on the way.)
River rafting session for next 2-3 hrs.
Lunch at a nearby Restaurant.
Rest for some time.
Move for Kayaking and River Crossing and Flying Fox.
Refreshments at 6 pm and start our journey back reaching Mumbai tentatively by 10pm.


The cost for the event will be Rs 2100/- per head
The Cost includes,
Travelling from Dadar to Dadar,
Food (2 refreshments, 1 meal) (veg/nonveg),
Event charges.

Payment Details:
One needs to deposit Rs 1700/- advance into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
SBI a/c no: 30665796091
S/A in the name of Mr Nilesh Patil.
Branch: Panchpakhadi, Thane.

Things To Be carried :
A bottle of water,
Personal Identification (Compulsory)
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.

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicines those if u require usually (Optional)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.


For more of Trek Mates India on the Net Please visit us@
Blogspot: http://www.trekmates.blogspot.com/
TMI Diaries: http://trekmatesdiary.blogspot.com/
Orkut: www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community?cmm=58853326
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/group.php?gid=76034705414


Few rules we would like our participants to follow:
We follow a strict policy of "no trace" trekking,"Take nothing but memories and photographs, leave nothing but footprints".

Do Not Litter: Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.

No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol: Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.
(Smoking will only be permitted before the trek starts and after the trek is over with prior consultation of the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.)

Respect the Heritage: Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek mates.

Be a group: It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.

Pay attention: Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Trek Mates India, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.

Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.

The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Trek mates India reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

For more details and registartion, please contact:
Mumbai Coordinators:
Nilesh Patil: 9967436211
VikramSingh: 99877 57665
Priti Patel: 9869524260
Prasad Tandale: 8976149285

Pune Coordinators :
Zeenat : 9881736231/ 9272182577
Ravindra Sarwad: 9923100958

Registrations are only through phone calls (scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)
Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.



Trek Mates T-shirts are now available at a base price of Rs220/- each. You can call any of the above mentioned leaders for the same.











Thanks and Regards,
Trek Mates India.

River Rafting, Kayaking, River Crossing, Flying fox with TMI on 5th September '10.

Hi friends, Trek Mates India invites you for River Rafting, Kayaking, River Crossing and Flying fox on 5th of September 2010.
Camp details
Location: Kundalika River, Kolad
Rafting distance - 12 km
Swimming skills – Not required.
Previous experience - Not necessary
This is a very safe game. Life jackets and helmets will be provided.


Rafting is a challenging recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers.

Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. A kayak is a small human-powered boat.

River Crossing is another adventure activity wherein you cross the river with the help of Equipments and Ropes tied at both the ends of the river.

Flying Fox is an activity wherein the participant does an arial ropeslideusing a pulley suspendedon a cable mountedon an incline. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to traverse from the top to the bottom across the inclined cable.

The itinerary for the event is as follow :
Meeting Point: Swaminarayan Mandir, nr Dadar stn(e) at 5.30am.
Pick up Points: Vashi, Nerul, Panvel, Pen.
Travel till Kolad and reach the rafting site by 8.45 am(Breakfast on the way.)
River rafting session for next 2-3 hrs.

Lunch at a nearby Restaurant.
Rest for some time.
Move for Kayaking and River Crossing and Flying Fox.
Refreshments at 6 pm and start our journey back reaching Mumbai tentatively by 10pm.


The cost for the event will be Rs 2100/- per head
The Cost includes,
Travelling from Dadar to Dadar,
Food (2 refreshments, 1 meal) (veg/nonveg),
Event charges.


Payment Details:
One needs to deposit Rs 1700/- advance into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
SBI a/c no: 30665796091
S/A in the name of Mr Nilesh Patil.
Branch: Panchpakhadi, Thane.

Things To Be carried :
A bottle of water,
Personal Identification (Compulsory)
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.

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicines those if u require usually (Optional)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

For more of Trek Mates India on the Net Please visit us@
Blogspot: http://www.trekmates.blogspot.com/
TMI Diaries: http://trekmatesdiary.blogspot.com/
Orkut: www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community?cmm=58853326
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/group.php?gid=76034705414


Few rules we would like our participants to follow:
We follow a strict policy of "no trace" trekking,"Take nothing but memories and photographs, leave nothing but footprints".

Rules & Regulations:
Do Not Litter: Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.

No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol: Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.
(Smoking will only be permitted before the trek starts and after the trek is over with prior consultation of the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.)

Respect the Heritage: Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek mates.

Be a group: It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.

Pay attention: Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Trek Mates India, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.

Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.

The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Trek mates India reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

For more details and registartion, please contact:
Mumbai Coordinators:
Nilesh Patil: 9967436211
VikramSingh:  99877 57665
Priti Patel: 9869524260
Prasad Tandale: 8976149285

Pune Coordinators :
Zeenat : 9881736231/ 9272182577
Ravindra Sarwad: 9923100958

Registrations are only through phone calls (scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)
Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.


Trek Mates T-shirts are now available at a base price of Rs220/- each. You can call any of the above mentioned leaders for the same.











Thanks and Regards,
Trek Mates India.

TMI Trek to Ahupe Ghat on 29th August '10.

Hey mates, we at Trek Mates India are glad to invite you for a One day trek to Ahupe Ghat, on 29th Aug ‘10



Some info about Ahupe Ghat:
Type: Hill Fort
Location: Khopivali village.
Height: 3855 ft
Region: Thane
Grade: Medium.




Ahupe Ghat is a pass leading from Khopiwali in the Konkan, to Ahupe village in the Ghats. Ahupe village is at a height of about 3855 ft. The Ghat drops vertically to the Konkan all around Ahupe, and there are many narrow gorges, with breathtaking drops. the route from Khopiwali to Ahupe, near its upper reaches, is very narrow, and almost a gorge.
Ahupe village is very picturesque. It looks like a remote hamlet because on one side, is the steep drop to the Konkan, and on the remaining three sides, there is a mountain range enclosing it, cutting it off from the Deccan plateau proper.
This is a pleasant one day hike with rather dramatic views from the top.


The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Meeting point: Kalyan stn. platform no 1, below the indicator at 6.00 am.:
Travel to Murbad and then till Khopiwali .(reach their by 9.30 am.),
Trek till the Ahupe Village for 3 hrs.
Rest for a while and have lunch.
Sight seeing, and start for return journey,
Evening Refreshment at Khopiwali or Murbad,
back to Kalyan by 8:00 pm.

The cost of the trek will be Rs. 350 per head, which includes 
Travelling from Kalyan till the base village and back
Breakfast and evening refreshments.
Expertise.

Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
Lunch For the Day, A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
2-3 bunch of papers, Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
Camera. Cap, etc. (Optional)

Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Windcheaters,
Its Raining heavy these days, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.

For more details and registrations:
Mumbai Coordinators:
Nilesh Patil: 9967436211
VikramSingh: 9987560772
Priti Patel: 9869524260
Prasad Tandale: 9870491140

For more of Trek Mates India's Net presence visit us at:
Blogspot: http://www.trekmates.blogspot.com/
http://trekmatesdiary.blogspot.com/
Orkut: www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community?cmm=58853326
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/group.php?gid=76034705414

Few rules we would like our participants to follow:
We follow a strict policy of "no trace" trekking, "Take nothing but memories and photographs, leave nothing but footprints".

Do Not Litter: Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.

No Smoking and alcohol: Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.
(Smoking will only be permitted before the trek starts and after the trek is over with prior consultation of the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.)

Respect the Heritage: Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek mates.

Be a group: It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.

Pay attention: Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Trek Mates India, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.

Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.

The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Trek mates India reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

For more details and registrations call:
Nilesh Patil: 9967436211
VikramSingh:  99877 57665
Priti Patel: 9869524260
Prasad Tandale: 8976149285

Registrations are only through phone calls (scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)
Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.



Trek Mates T-shirts are now available at a base price of Rs220/- each. You can call any of the above mentioned leaders for the same.







Regards,
Team-Trek Mates India.

TMI : Trek To Bhimashankar via Ladder Route on Aug 22nd August 2010 (Starting 21st Night)

Hi mates
we, Trek Mates India are organizing a Trek to Bhimashankar via Ladder Route on 22nd August 10 Starting 21st Night.

Little Info About The fort
Type: Hill
Height: 3500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium (5. hrs trek)
Base Village: Khandas

Bhimashankar is one of the 12 Jyotirlings of India, a pilgrimage place approximately 3500 feet high up in the hills. The area around Bhimashankar is covered with thick dense jungle. The Maharashtra Government has also declared it a Sanctuary.The sanctuary is small (only about 100 sq. km’s), but it 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. The sanctuary is famous as the home of a highly endangered subspecies of the Indian Giant Squirrel – Shekharu (Ratufa indica elphistoni), which is also the state animal of Maharashtra.


Shiva Temple : The temple of Bhimashankar is around 1200 – 1400 years old and is built on the Hemad Panthi style. There are very beautiful sculptures and paintings on the roof and pillars of the temple. At the front of the temple hangs a huge metal bell cast in 1729. There is also a 15-20 feet high “Deepmala” or lamppost in the outer corridor of the temple. There is also an inscription on stone on this lamppost. It is to be noted that the original name of the river Chandrabhaga at Pandharpur is Bhima. This Bhima River originates at Bhimashankar.
Gupt Bhimashankar : There is a water stream route going down from the left of the Ram temple. Taking that route, we enter a thick jungle. We reach a temple around 25 minutes through this route. A route going toward the waterfall, left of this temple, leads to the “water sculpted” “Shiva Linga” under this waterfall. This is called the Gupt Bhimashankar. There is a huge waterfall at this place.




Nagphani : We reach a pond when we climb towards Bhimashankar from the Ghat. The route going towards the right, from this pond, takes us to the Hanuman temple. The route going up through this route leads to the Nagphani. We can have a view of the forts of Peth and Padhar and the plateaus of Peth and Matheran.


Pics of last year's Bhimashankar Trek:
http://picasaweb.google.com/thesmartscorpion/BhimashankarAndGuptBhimashankar1516thAug09#
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/pankajsabnani/TrekToBhimashankarOn15thAnd16thAugust2009?authkey=Gv1sRgCMm0oIvg6-_lQw#
http://picasaweb.google.com/swapnil.s.tawde/Bhimashankar#
http://picasaweb.google.com/dilipkumarvunnava/BhimashankarMaharashtra#

Blog experience of Last year's Trek:
Yo Rocks! - http://www.maayboli.com/node/10309#new
Divya - http://dibzzi-thegypsy.blogspot.com/2009/08/bhimashankar-blues.html

The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Meeting Point For Mumbai & Pune People : Reach Karjat by 3.00am
Reach Base village Khandas by Private Vehicle at 4.00am
Start Trek and reach Top by 10am.
Breakfast enroute.
Seeing and Lunch.
Start Descend by 1.30pm.
Reach Base Village Khandas by 6.00pm
Reach Karjat by 7pm
evening refreshments
we will be reaching Mumbai by 9.30pm to 10.00pm tentatively.
Train Time Time Tables for CST to Karjat Slow S1
Mumbai CST - 12.38am
Byculla - 12.46am
Dadar - 12.55am
Kurla - 1.06am
Thane - 1.32am
Dombivli - 1.54am
Kalyan - 2.02am
Karjat - 3.03am

The charges for the event is Rs 350/- per head, which includes
Travelling from Karjatstn till the base and back,
Breakfast and evening refreshments.
Expertise.

Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
Lunch For the Day,
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
2-3 bunch of papers,
Towel, a napkin,
Extra Pair of clothes
Camera. Cap, etc. (Optional)
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Windcheaters,
Its Raining heavy these days, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.

For more details and registrations:
VikramSingh:  99877 57665
Priti Patel: 9869524260
Manoj Kalwar : 9870775633
Nilesh Patil: 9967436211
Registrations are only through phone calls (scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.

For more of Trek Mates India's Net presence visit us at: 
Blogspot: http://www.trekmates.blogspot.com/
Orkut: www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community?cmm=58853326
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/group.php?gid=76034705414

Few rules we would like our participants to follow:
We follow a strict policy of "no trace" trekking,
"Take nothing but memories and photographs, leave nothing but footprints".
Do Not Litter: Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.No Smoking and alcohol: Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.(Smoking will only be permitted before the trek starts and after the trek is over with prior consultation of the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.)
Respect the Heritage: Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek mates.
Be a group: It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.
Pay attention: Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage. In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Trek Mates India, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Trek mates India reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.



Trek Mates India T-shirts are now available at a base price of Rs220/- each. You can call any of the above mentioned leaders for the same. 




















Regards, 
Team-Trek Mates India.