TMI: Trek to Harishchandragad fort via Nali chi vaat on 17th - 18th Dec '12.


Hey Mates, we at Trek Mates India invite you all for the Trek to Harishchandragad fort via the Nali chi vaat on 17th and 18th of Dec ’11. (Starting on fri, 16th Dec, at night.)


Some details about the fort

Harishchandragad: 
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 4500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium (5.5 hrs trek)
District: Thane, Nagar, and Pune
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.Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.

Taramati: This is the topmost point on the fort. It is the second highest peak in Maharashtra after kalsubai. Leopards are seen in the forests beyond this peak. 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 itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
> Meeting Point: Kalyan station at 10.00 pm sharp (the late comers won’t be entertained, as we will be Starting by the 10.30 pm bus)
> Bus journey till murbad, followed by jeep journey till Bailpada.
> Reach by 2 am. Rest till morning (6.00 am), have tea, and start our trek by 7 am.
> Lunch in the way, reach the top by 4pm approx.
> Here we explore Kokan kada, and head towards the caves for our dinner, Campfire and night stay.
> Next day morning we can explore Taramati peak, harishchandra fort and then start descend via the Tolar Khind Route by 10 am.
> Lunch at the Base, and start our return journey.
> Reach Mumbai approx by 10 Pm on Sunday.

The charges of the trek will be Rs 900/per head, which includes 
Travel expenditure from Kalyan to Kalyan.
Food facilities and Expertise

Things To Be carried: 
Lunch for Saturday,
A bottle of water (Atleast 2-3 Ltrs),
Candles and TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory).
Bedding,
A spoon, mug and a plate (a must)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes.
2-3 bunch of papers
Camera(Optional)
Cap, etc.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually.
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.

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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".

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 enquiries and Registrations , please contact
Nilesh Patil: 08655588508.
VikramSingh: 09987761562


Thanks and Regards,
Team Trek Mates India.



Trek Mates India - New Year Celebration Trek to Kulang


TMI & Kulang share a very special bonding…

We just love the Fort; the Sunset, the Sunrise, behind highest peak of Maharashtra; Kalsubai and not to forget the mesmerizing view of Alang-Madan range seen atop kulang.

Watching the early sun of the upcoming year 2012 and Witnessing the very fresh day of a brand new year & making up our minds to scale up for new heights in this new year.

Nothing great than seeing the old year off and welcoming the New Year at Mighty Fort Kulang.

We at Trek Mates India, invite you for a Trek to Kulang, on 31nd Dec’ 2011 - 1st Jan ‘2012 (starting on 30th , Fri night)

Some Information regarding the forts:
Type: Hill Forts
Height: 4822ft
Grade: Medium
District: Nasik
Region: Kalsubai
Base Village: Ambewadi
Group Size – 30 only



(* Click on picture to enlarge)

Kulang… it offers the longest and highest climb from the base to the top amongst any other fort in the Sahayadris. Standing at the height of 4822 ft, it also boasts about one of the finest views from the top and is graded as a medium / difficult trek.

The plan will be as follows:

For Mumbai
30th Dec 2011 - Friday Night:
 We start from Mumbai by last Kasara local to reach Kasara by 2 am.

31st Dec 2011 -  Saturday:
 Travel till Ambewadi by local jeeps till 4/5am on Saturday.
Start trek by 7,
 Climb the fort till 3 pm and explore it till 6 pm
Sunset
Dinner & stay in the caves.
1st Jan 2012- Sunday:
Watch the sunrise, explore d remaining fort, breakfast & start descending by 9 am.
 Have our lunch in Igatpuri.
Reach Kasara by 5 pm approx.

For Pune

Pune to Mumbai
Take 6:50PM Ajmer Express to Kalyan and Reach by 10:00PM OR
Take 6:15PM Semi Luxury from Swargate to Thane and reach by 10:30PM
We start from Mumbai by last Kasara local to reach Kasara by 2 am.


Mumbai to Pune
Reach Kasara by 5 pm approx.
Take 9:53PM CSTM Latur Express to Pune and reach by 12:30AM OR
Take available bus from Thane and reach Pune maximum by 1:00AM

The charges of the trek will be Rs 900/per head, 
which includes Travel expenditure from kasara to kasara, Food Facilities and Expertise.

Things To Be carried:
Photo Id (Must)
Lunch for Saturday (Must)
A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs)(Must)
TORCH with extra batteries, Candles (Must)
A spoon, mug and a plate (Must) 
2-3 bunch of papers and proper bedding(Must)
2 empty polyethene bags for load sharing (approx 1 kg weight will be given to each candidate so pack your bags taking it into consideration)
Camera(Optional)
Cap, etc.,
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, 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.

The train timings for the last Kasara local is as follows:
CST:               11.20 pm
Byculla:        11.28 pm
Dadar:          11.38 pm
Kurla:            11.49 pm
Ghatkopar:  11.55 pm
Thane:         00.16 am
Dombivali:   00.38 am
Kalyan:        00.47 am
Kasara:        02.01 am.

This is a slow local, the timetable shows only the main stations on the central line.
Pls reach the stations around 10 mins earlier, as missing this local will mean missing the trek.

Note-
Though this is a New Year celebration, any sort of liquor or cigarettes is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anybody who found in possession will be expelled from the group.

Maximum group size 30 participants only.
Limited entries, entries on first come first serve basis.
Registrations through phone calls only.

For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given below:
Mumbai Coordinators:
Vikram Singh: 9987761562
Manoj Kalwar : 9819021806 / 9870775633
Nilesh Patil :  8655588508

Pune Coordinator: 
Adhar: 9975641375 

 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.
Mail us at trekmates@gmail.com for any query

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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, and 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