Trek to Ratangad Fort – Flower Trek on 1st October 2016  

Ratangad Flower Trek 3

About Ratangad Fort

“Ratan” means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. Geographically Ratangad is on the banks of Bhandardara lake in Ahmednagar district at a height of 4255 feet above sea level. With views of lake and highest mountains in Sahyadri looks very much lost in time.

A 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva, the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, is an absolute paragon of high class architecture of our ancestors, is at the base of this fort. Ratangad has still the remains of fortress with bastions and stone walls. Caves on the top is cut from the rock face and can easily accommodate 25 people at a time. Water cistems are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as water source. Eastern side of the fort has some fortification left; one can see Rani Mahal here. From the southern side on can see Katrabai and Ajoba fort very close. This side has also some fortification left, but most of it is damaged. Climbing up on the northern side, one can see natural orifice (hole in rock, locally called nedhe) in the rock face, mostly made by wind. Strong winds can be experienced at this orifice. Decend to the western end of the fort leads closest to the Khutta Pinnacle via Trimbak Darwaja

 

Event Details

Introduction and Event Summary:

  • Difficulty Level: Medium level
  • Endurance Level: High
  • Transport: Local public transport is available - usually shared jeep / trax from Kasara
  • Height of Fort: 4255 ft approx.
  • Base Village: Ratanwadi
  • Total time required for climbing: 3 hours one way
  • Total distance for climbing: 6 km approx.
  • Minimum participants required: 10
  • Maximum participants: 35
  • Assembly: Kasara railway station
  • Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar
  • Duration: 1 days 1 nights

Cost Rs 1200 per head  

 

Event Itinerary

 

Itinerary For Ratangad Trek - Board 22:50 Kasara slow local from Mumbai CST timing as below:

05:00 Reach Base Village Rest 

06:15 Breakfast, Introduction, Orientation.

07:15 Start Trek to Ratangad Fort

10:30 Sumit Ratangad - Explore the Fort and Lunch

14:00 Start Decend

16:30 Reach base village

Reach Mumbai by 22:00 (subjective)

 

Cost Includes

Transportation from Kasara – Ratangad - Kasara by local Transport

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch , Evening Tea

Equipment, Expertise, guides charges and Treks and Trails India charges if any.

Cost Excludes:

  1. All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered. Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
  2. Any kind of personal expenses.
  3. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  4. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.
  5. Travel from Mumbai to Kasara and back not included.

 

How to Register

 

 

 

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Cancellation Policy:

50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date

No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation

 

Things to Carry

Things to carry

  • Haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. Extra Pair of clothes. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Electoral or GluconD powder.
  • Personal medicines. Sun protection cap, googles, some ready to eat food like plumb cake, biscuit, fruits.
  • Torch with spare set of batteries, Light weight towel.
  • Extra set of clothes. 

Event Rules

Treks and Trails Event Rules

  1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
  3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
  4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
  5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
  6. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags. 

 

Medical Disclosures

Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile:

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.

Wear good trekking shoes. Take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. 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 outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

 

Bhandardara Lake Camping and Rappelling on 1st 2nd Oct 2016

Bhandardara 1

 

Event Details

Spend your weekend camping under the NightSky of Bhandardara. Our adventure and we Travel together by Bus will begin, Learn setting up camping tents, you day with adventure activities has just began. Enjoy Rappelling and Flying Fox and authentic home cooked meals. Post Lunch we play many games and spending the evening watching the Sunset.

Our Beautiful evening turns into splendid night enjoy it by our campsite, and revel in the marvelous view of Bhandardara. We get the camp fire going with BBQ / Soups / Dinner will be served.

Next Morning we wake up early to watch the Sunrise and visit Sandhan Valley and enjoy the Small Trek, We had back to Villagers house for Lunch and begin our journey back to Mumbai.

 

Event Itinerary

Event Itinerary

 -

  • Meeting point - Swaminarayan Mandir
  • 30th September 2016 at 10:45 pm
  • Travel by Private Bus to Bhandardara

Day 1: Saturday ( 1st October 2016 )

  • 7.00 am Reach Campsite
  • 7.30 amBreakfast
  • 8.00 am Tent Set up
  • 8.30 amRappelling & Flying Fox
  • 1.00 pm Veg Lunch
  • 2.30 pm Activities Shooting / Archery / Team Building 
  • 7.00 pm Reach Camp Site & Evening Refreshment
  • 8.00 pm  Antakshari / Songs / Fun / Games / Stories 
  • 10.0 pm Dinner - Barbeque  
  • 11,00pm Camp Fire and Rest

Day 2: Sunday( 2nd October 2016 )

  • 7:00 am Wake up call 
  • 8:00 am Breakfast and Tea
  • 9:00 am Visit to Bhandardara Dam
  • 12:30 pm Travel to Campsite and Lunch
  • 1:30 pm Return Journey for Mumbai
  • 7:30 pm Reach at Dadar (tentative)

Activities at Camp Site 

  • Rappelling
  • Flying Fox
  • Tent Stay
  • Boating & Fishing 
  • Barbeque by Campfire
  • Board Games
  • Sandhan Valley - Half Trek
  • Archery
  • Visit to Bhandardara Dam

 

How to Register

Rs 2500 per head

Cost Includes:

  • Rappelling / Flying Fox 
  • Two Veg Lunch / One Dinner /  Two Breakfast and Tea
  • Boating / Guide charge / Tent charge
  • Rifle Shooting / Archery / Board games
  • Travelling Charge (Dadar to Dadar by Private Bus)

Cost Excludes:

  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.

Cancellation Policy:


  1. 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date
  2. No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  3. Registration is non Transferable

 

Things to Carry

Things to Carry

  • Water Bottles (2-3 Litres)
  • Torch with Extra batteries compulsory
  • Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other costly ornaments
  • Electoral or Glucon D powder, some ready to eat food like Plum cakes, biscuits.
  • Towel, Napkins, Extra Pair of clothes
  • Polythene bag for your garbage
  • 2-3 bunch of papers (Optional)
  • Good trekking shoes
  • Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, etc.)
  • Sleeping bag and Sleeping Mat 
  • Spoon / Fork / Mug / Plate  ( Compulsory )

 

Event Rules

TreksandTrails rules:

1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding. ***Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer. ***

3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.

5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.

6. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at your own risk)

7. Please do not carry handbags or Jholas or Sling bags. Payment made is non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Medical Disclosures

Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile:

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.

We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewelry etc. is prohibited. 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 outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

 

FAQ

FAQ

1.Note, this Camp Site does not have any fixed / proper / appropriate washrooms or bathrooms. ( Toilet available 10 minutes from camp site )

2. Personal car parking’s at owners risk - route will be provided via google maps 

3. Camp Site is safe for Women  

4. We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events 

5. Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only 

6. Food preference only Veg local cooked available 

7. Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services 

8. Local jeeps used for Transport can accommodate 10 people 

9. Registration against 100% upfront payment only on the spot payment not accepted 

10 Cost Per Person: Rs 2500 /- 

 

One Day Trek to Andharban on 25 September 2016,Sunday  

andharban trek

About:

Andharban, by its name means a dark dense forest. It is a gradual descend trek, where you are already on height and you will descend till end. It is one of the most beautiful trek and lots of things to explore. We will be walking on a ridge offering an awesome view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the mountain ranges of Tamhinighat. Evergreen forest covers you with shade in the first half of the trek (6-8 kms).The trek further descends down in Konkan to reach Bhira (4 kms).The same valley where is the origin of the Kundalika river famous for its white water river rafting

 

Event Details

Summary

Type: Valley/Jungle descend trail.
Range: Mulshi, Pune 
Base Village: Tamhini
Grade: Medium
Minimum:6 Participants
Maximum: 25 Participants

Trek Distance: 13KM

Buy Tickets Here
Cost: Rs 1300.00

 

Event Itinenary

TreksandTrails itinerary is -

Saturday 24th september 2016

Meeting point: Dadar (E) at 22:30 at PritamDhaba

Pickup from Chembur – Sion Highway after bridge - Vashi – Nerul – Kalamboli

(Sunday 25th September 2016.)

Reach Tamhini village and rest in bus till 06.00am (Morning bus pickup Sunday 25th September 2016. )

06.00Wakeup call

07.00Breakfast

08.00Start trek towards Andharban

13.00Lunch Break

14:00Start descend towards Bhira Dam

15:30Bhira Dam

17:00Evening refreshments, 

18:00Departure to Mumbai

22:00Reaching Mumbai tentatively

Please note:


Trekkers should carry packed Lunch for this Trek

 

Event Rules

TreksandTrails rules:

1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding. ***Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer. ***

3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.

5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.

6. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at your own risk)

7. Please do not carry handbags or Jholas or Sling bags. Payment made is non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

How to Register

Email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

cost Includes:

Travel from Dadar and back to Dadar, 1 Veg Breakfast and Tea + Evening tea, TreksandTrails India charges if any.

Exclusion: 

Emergency Medical evacuations if any required, Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list.

TreksandTrails recommended things to carry:


LUNCH for the day

A good torch with extra batteries

Identity proof (must)

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc. A bottle of water (at least 2 Liters) Compulsory, Cap, etc.

Medicine those if you require usually (Optional). Wear a good trekking shoe. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has ones hands free while trekking.

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.

 

Cancellation Policy:


50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund

 

Medical Disclosures

Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile:

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.

We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewelry etc. is prohibited. 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 outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

 

Overnight Trek to Rajmachi and Kondane Caves on 10th 11th September 2016  

rajmachi

Rajmachi Fort 

Rajmachi Fort has two stronghold forts, Shreewardhan and Manaranjan. Visible from Mumbai Pune Expressway on right hand side of Borghat. It is a famous spot for trekking. Rajmachi Fort is 16 km trekking distance from Lonavala there are many routes to reach Rajmachi Fort. We will be camping at Udhewadi Village located below the two Balekilla. Surronded by huge waterfalls during monsoon you can view the beautiful kataldhar waterfall from Shreewardhan Fort. Rajmachi Fort has many caves used by trekkers for night halt. Pre monsoon the forest around the forts is glowing with Fireflies at night. You can also trek towards Kondane Caves during monsoon and enjoy the beautiful caves and waterfall. Rajmachi Fort is located strategically overlooking Borghat an historical trade route. 

Places to visit at Rajmachi Fort 

  • Udaysagar Lake constructed in 1712
  • Temple of Mahadev by the side of Udaysagar Lake
  • Temple of Bahiroba on the plateau near Shreewardhan and Manaranjan
  • Fireflies pre monsoon only 
  • Kataldhar waterfall during monsoon only 

 

Event Details

Rajmachi Trek Event Details - 10th 11th September 2016

  • Type: Hill Fort
  • Height: 3600 ft
  • Grade: Medium
  • Range: Kondivade to Karjat

Cost: Rs 1100.00 per head

Event Itinenary

Rajmachi Trek Event Itinenary

We meet at 17:15 Hrs. (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station

Suggested Train 11009 / Mumbai CST-Sinhagad Express, timings are:

  • 14:30 CST
  • 14:40 Dadar
  • 15:08 Thane
  • 15:28 Kalyan
  • 16:08 Karjat
  • 17:08 Lonavala.

 Day One Saturday 

  • 17:30 Auto rickshaw ride from Lonavala ST bus depot till Tungarli dam base.
  • 18:00 Tungarli Dam
  • 18:30 Walk/Hike from Tungarli Dam to Rajmachi - 4hrs / 13 kms
  • 22:00 Reach Udhewadi Base Village
  • 22:30 Veg Dinner and Rest at Villagers house 

Day Two Sunday

  • 06:30 Wake Up
  • 07:00 Breakfast ( Tea and Poha )
  • 08:00 Manoranjan Fort and Shrivardhan Fort exploration
  • 12:30 Veg Lunch 
  • 13:30 Descend from Rajmachi to Kondane 3 hrs
  • 16:00 Kondane caves
  • 17:00 Kondane village
  • 18:30 Karjat railway station

We would reaching Dadar at 21:00 (Subjective)

 

How to Register

 

 Rs. 1100 per person 

 

 


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Cost Includes

  • Travel cost from Lonavala to Tungarli dam base on Saturday 
  • Food 1 Veg Dinner, Breakfast, 1 Veg lunch
  • Over Night Stay Charges at Villagers House
  • Trek Leader Expertise Charge  
  • Travel cost from Kondane village to Karjat railway station on Sunday

Cost Excludes

  • 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 Lonavala / Karjat and back.

 

Things to carry

Things to Carry

  • Haversack to keep hands free
  • Water bottle 3lts.
  • One extra pair of clothes.
  • Ready to eat food – dry ration, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
  • Electoral or GluconD powder.
  • Sleeping bag, carry mat.
  • Personal medicine prescribed by family doctor.
  • Please do not carry handbags or jolas for this trek.
  • Wear good trekking shoes.
  • Torch with extra an set of batteries, headlamp.

Event Rules

Treks and Trails India Rules

1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.

2. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

3. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.

4. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.

5. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at your own risk)

 

Medical Disclosures

Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile:

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.

We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are notresponsible 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 outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

 

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