One Day Trek to Visapur fort on 20 June 2015

Summary:
Region: Lonavla.
Height: 3556 ft approx
Grade: Medium.
Type: Hill Fort
Minimum participants required: 10
Contribution: Rs500.00 per person.

visapur-fort

About:
Visapur Fort is larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad. Within the fort are caves, cisterns of water, a decorated arch and old houses. These two roofless buildings surrounded by outer or veranda walls said to have once been Government offices. The ruins of a large stone-built house are known as the Peshwa’s palace. In addition to a huge carving of Hanuman, there are also several temple dedicated to him scattered all over the place. Hanuman (or Maruti) was likely the patron deity of Visapur fort. Best for trekking near Mumbai.

 


IMPORTANT:
The journey starts boarding the Indrayani express. Participants to board this train from respective stations with ticket till Malavali station.
Meet at Lonavala station. Please plan accordingly as long queues are expected at the ticket window.

Train Timings for Indrayani Express
CST 5:40
Dadar 5.51
Thane 6.14
Kalyan 6.35
Lonavla 8.00

Move to Malavali by local train (8:15am at Lonavala station platform no 3)

For participants from Pune: Lonavala Local Train
Pune Station 06:27am
Shivaji Nagar 06:33am
Malavali Station 07:40 am

TreksandTrails Itinerary:
08:30 Move to Visapur base
08:50 Breakfast
09:30 Trek starts
11:45 Summit Visapur fort- Exploration, Lunch, rest etc
13:45 Start descend
16:00 Reach base
16:30 Refreshments
17:00 Reach Lonavala station

TreksandTrails advisory note
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking exploration. The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it. Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments. Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking. Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or even local people. Due to the Monsoon season we recommend you to please take care at every place while walking /climbing / trekking. Rains are expected so please double pack your valuables in plastic bags to save them from getting wet. ***No plastic littering on the way or in hills/mountains. ***

Note
Missing train would mean missing the trip. You can also book you reservation tickets for a comfortable ride.
We would be returning to Mumbai by 20:00 hrs approx depending on rains.
Participation contribution is NON refundable and NOT transferable.
We shall travel together as a group. This is a group activity. **** Please carry one time meal/ lunch for this trek ***


TreksandTrails Rules
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
2. TreksandTrails reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice.
3. Proper footwear is essential for this trek. As trekking with a weak shoe sole is best avoided.
4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact. Send a text message.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops/skirt, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
6. Wear comfortable clothes like track pants and t-shirts. Avoid wear jeans pants.
7. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags on treks.

Exclusions
Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption. Food/Tea purchase while travelling to site and back. Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required. Travel cost from Mumbai to Malavli and back. Travel from Pune to Malavli and back.
Includes: Morning breakfast & evening tea. TreksandTrails, India charges if any.

TreksandTrails advisory Note:
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking exploration. Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments. Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or even locals village folks.


For Registration transfer Rs. 500.00 per person in the given a/c.
Important Note: One needs to deposit full payment into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.


Disclosures on medical conditions
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.

 

 

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