TMI: Trek to Gorakhgad on Saturday, 8th Oct '11.


Hi Mates, we at Trek mates India are glad to invite you for a one day Trek to Gorakhgad fort on Saturday, 8th Oct '11.


Some Information about the Fort:
Place: Gorakhgad fort
Height: 2137 ft
Base Village: Dehri
District: Thane
Difficulty Level: Medium
Endurance Level: Medium



Gorakhgad is a fort that can be done easily in a day, both from Mumbai and Pune. Though not famous for any historical events, Gorakhgad attracts trekkers due to its inviting pinnacles, which offer good opportunities for rock-climbing. This region of Gorakhgad and Machchindragad has a dense forest cover.
Fort Gorakhgad is quite small in size. It was having strategic importance during the reign of Shahaji Raje. However, no major battle is recorded to have taken place here. It was used in Shivaji's era to patrol the nearby region and was used as a stopover station during the journey to Junnar via Naneghat. Though small in size, there is enough availability water and a lot of space for accommodation. The fort gets its name from Saint Gorakhnath, who performed his "Sadhana" in this place.


Pics of the similar event conducted last year:

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Meeting Point: Kalyan Stn, Platform no 1, Below the indicator, at 6.00 am.
From here we move ahead to Murbad by ST bus.
Further we go till Dehri by Jeep/ST.
We start our trek by 10 am. and reach the top till 1.00 pm.
Explore the fort, have lunch, and start descend.
Refreshment and start our back journey by ST/jeep.
Reach Kalyan by 9.00pm. (approximately)

The charges for the trek will be Rs 400/- per head, which includes
Travelling from Kalyan to Kalyan,
 
Breakfast and Refreshment.
Expertise.

Things To Be carried:
Lunch for Sunday, A bottle of water.
Extra clothes, 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.
It might rain, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.




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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 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 on the nos. given below:
Mumbai Coordinators: 
Nilesh Patil: 86555 88508
Vikram Singh : 86520 28262
Manoj Kalwar : 98707 75633

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.