Kaas Plateau Thoseghar Waterfall 2017

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About Kaas Plateau:

Kaas Plateau is known as Maharashtra's Valley of Flowers. Kaas Plateau is situated on the high hills of Sahyadri in the Western Ghats. It is the best place to visit in the monsoon, from the mid of August to October. The whole plateau looks like a carpet in various shades. It's a unique place for flora researchers, nature lovers & photographers. Near about 175 various flower species found at Kaas Plateau and one of the few found on earth only at Kaas Plateau. In June 2012, UNESCO has announced this location as a Biodiversity World Heritage Site.

The plateau is home to 850 species of flowering plants, of which 624 have entered the Red Data Book, a state document that lists species whose existence is threatened. As many as 39 species are found only in Kaas region. Some of the rare species found here include Dipcadi montanum, Ceropegia vincaefolia, Pleocaulus ritchiei and Drosera burmanii. This is also the reason why the place is popular with nature lovers, flora researchers and also photographers.

Tour is ideal for People who are interested in Macro Photography and Landscape Photography and Flora and Fauna and Wildflowers. We can assists in arranging for Macro lenses for your DSLR camera (charges extra).

Batches For Kaas Plateau 2017 

  • Registration is closed for 21st 22nd October 2017
  • 28th 29th October 2017

Event Itinerary

Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday Night

 11:00 pm: Meeting point at Pritam Hotel Dadar East.

Central pick up points Chembur - Vashi - Nerul - Kalamboli McDonalds on the highway only.

Day 2: Sunday

05:00 Reach Satara, have breakfast

07:00 Reach Kaas Plateau. Sight Seeing – Photography – Valley exploration.

11:00 Travel to Kaas Lake

11:30 Departure from Kaas Lake

12:30 Lunch

14:30 Thoseghar Waterfall

15:30 Departure for Mumbai

23:00 Reach Mumbai Approx (Subjective)


Cost Includes:

  • Travel by a Non-AC bus 40 Seater 2 X 2 from Dadar to Kaas Plateau Satara and back till Dadar.
  • Veg Breakfast, Veg Lunch.
  • Entry fee for Kaas Plateau & Treks and Trails India charges.
  • Seats will be reserved on first come 1st basis.

Cost Exclustion:

  • Anything not includes above.

How to Register

Batches For Kaas Plateau 2017 

Registration is closed for 21st 22nd October 2017

 28th 29th October 2017  

For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs. 2200/- per person

Account Name: Treks and Trails 

Bank Name: Axis Bank 

Account Number: 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate - Mumbai

IfSC Code:  UTIB0000695 

Account Type: Current Account

Once payment is done, please send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with Transaction ID, Participant Name, email ID, cell phone number pick up point. Payment is non-refundable or non-transferable.

Please Call or email for any clarification 

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai - 8828746865 / 8828004949

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:

  • A Water Bottle (2-3 Litres).
  • Torch with Extra batteries.
  • Cap, Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don't want to get wet.
  • Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional).
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other costly ornaments.
  • Electoral or Glucon D powder.
  • Ready to eat food like Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
  • Towel, Napkins, Extra Pair of clothes, Polythene bag for your garbage, 2 - 3 bunch of papers (Optional).
  • Wear Good trekking shoes.
  • Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, etc.).
  • A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that your hands are free while trekking.

Event Risk

Event Risk Profile:

  • Heavy rains are expected so please double pack your valuables to save them from getting wet.
  • Wear good trekking shoes.
  • Due to the monsoon season and various rock patches in this route, 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 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.
  • Wild flowering is a natural phenomena and cannot be guaranteed.

Event Rules

TreksandTrails Rules

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

FAQ

FAQ

Will we see flowers ?

Flowering at Kaas Plateau is natural phenomenon lot of factors determine good flowering year you can google #kaasplateau for updated images to check flowering in 2017

Toilet Facility ?

Kaas Plateau does not have toilets. Toilets will be available when we stop for breakfast and lunch.

Morning we would using public toilet at bus depot as we reach around 4 am and hotels are closed.

Restaurants have basic toilets 

Food Preference ?

Veg Food will provided during the journey .. Food provided is simple and nutritious

Will we be camping ?

We have planned One Day Trip for Kaas camping is not possible you can write to us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for group camping events 

I want to do macro photography ?

Kaas is perfect for macro photography. Things required Macro lens / Flash / Incase you dont have macro lens youtube Reverse Lens Macro Photography or Extension Tubes 

Will it Rain ?

Yes it rains quite a lot at Kaas do carry your umbrella 

Changing Facility ?

There is no proper changing rooms available on this tour we will try to accomodate your request. 

What can i see at Kaas other than flowers ?

Kaas has beautiful climate during monsoon Bamnoli lake below Kas Pathar is perfect to sit and relax we will try to show you maximum flowers possible 

Thoseghar Waterfall?

Thoseghar Waterfall is around 2 hours away from Kaas Plateau we can visit this majestic waterfall if time permits

Chalkewadi Windmill Farms ?

Windmill farms is near Thoseghar waterfall can be seen easily.

Will we visit Sajjangad Fort ?

We will pass by Sajjangad Fort on our way to Thoseghar due to time limitation we wont be able to visit. To completely explore many forts around Satara we would need 2 - 3 days .

Return Timings  

Due to Increased Visitor Traffic at Kaas Plateau and Bad Highway Conditions return timings deadline can be missed. We have reached at 12.30 am to 2 am at Dadar this season. 

Participant will have to bear travel expense by UBER / OLA from Dadar onwards incase we reach late.

Kaas Information

 

kaas plateau best time to visit 2017 ?

Kas Pathar has flower throughout the years, After monsoon ideally is best time during september and early october.

Kaas plateau in june during monsoon ?

Kaas plateau in June during monsoon is covered in Fog with high speed winds and heavy rains

Places to visit near kaas plateau ?

  • Thoseghar Waterfall
  • Ajinkyatara Fort
  • Kalyangad Fort / Nandgiri Fort
  • Sajjangad Fort
  • Vasota Fort
  • Nageshwar Caves
  • Shivsagar Lake
  • Pratapgad Fort
  • Shivsagar Lake
  • Dholya Ganapati
  • Mahableshwar and Panchgani
  • Chalkewadi
  • Vajrai Waterfall
  • Kaas Lake

Kaas plateau visit booking?

You  can visit government website and reserve your pass - https://www.kas.ind.in/

Kaas plateau distance pune ?

136 km - 3 hours drive

Kaas plateau distance mumbai ?

280 km - 6 hours drive

Kaas plateau distance from Mahableshwar?

40 km - 2 hours drive

Kaas plateau map ?

Kaas Plateau Map

Best time to visit kas pathar ?

During the monsoon (June to early-sep) It is flower season in Kas Pathar Flowers are found through out the year, not particularly affected by changing seasons. But Monsoon over here is best time for flowers.

Kaas plateau season ?

You can find flowers throughout the year, monsoon is best time for flowers.

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How to reach kaas plateau from mumbai by train ?

You can board any train going upto Satara Railway Station, Many connecting bus till Satara bus depot are available or you can hire rickshaw, After that you can board state transport buses going towards kaas plateau or Bamnoli village. Please note during peak season Satara to Kaas Plateau Road has very heavy traffic try to visit on weekdays.

Velas Turtle Festival 2016

 

 

Maharashtra is blessed with 720 kms long coastline. Shared with Konkan, Thane, and Ratnagiri also Sindhudurg districts. Many marine creatures come visit. However, the exact count and type are unknown. As from what is believed there is not a detailed study available. In the year 2000-01, it was found that a species of turtle, Olive Ridley is a prominent visitor to the shores of Maharashtra for breeding purposes. Other species are the Green Turtle, Hawksbill and the Leatherback. A lot of the other information is already available online, like what does turtles eat, how a turtle looks like. The difference between a turtle, tortoise and a terrapin.

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Trek Peb Vikatgad

Neral Matheran and Mumbai

Introduction and Event Summary
Difficulty Level: Medium level
Endurance Level: High
Food Arrangement: Carry bottle water and pack lunch for this trek
Transport: While going walk till the trek start point. On retun hop into the shared sumo /trax/ innova till Neral railway station.
Height: 1564 ft approx
Base Village: NA
District: Karjat - Lonavala
Region: Matheran
Route from Pune: Pune - Lonavala - Karjat - Neral
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Neral - Peb
Distance from Mumbai: 80 km approx.
Distance from Pune:  120 km approx.
Total time required for climbing: 3 hours approx.
Total distance for climbing: 7 km one way approx.
Minimum participants required: 10
Maximum participants: 50
Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar
Duration: 1 Day
Cost App: Rs 500.00
 
Peb Fort
 

Trek Harihar Fort

Harihar fort appears to be rectangular in shape from its base village. It is built on a triangular prism of rock. Its three faces and two edges are absolutely vertical (90 degrees). The third edge towards the west is inclined at an angle of 75 degrees. A one metre wide rocky staircase with niches in it is carved out for ascending & descending the fort. There are 117 steps in all. After you climb the first rocky staircase (main entrance) we walk thru below a overhang with a sheer drop. Again one has to climb a set of steep stairs (with niches), then pass thru a staircase inside the rock (like Peth-kothligad fort) and then reach the top of the fort. The view from the top is excellent. After climbing these steps, we get up to the entrance door. The fort has got a tapering plateau with a raised level in the middle. There is a small temple of Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva on the plateau. A small pond is there in front of this temple. Water from this pond can be used for drinking. Making headway from here we come across a palace having two rooms in it. 10 to 12 persons can be accommodated in this palace. One of the vertical drops of the fort facing the Nirgudpada village is called 'Scottish kada', perhaps because it was climbed for the first time in November 1986 by Doug Scott, the legendary Himalayan mountaineer & took him two days to do the climb. This cliff is about 170 meters in height.

Event Details

 
Introduction and Event Summary
 
Difficulty Level Harihar Fort Trek Medium
 
Harihar Trek Endurance Level High
 
Transport: Shared Jeep or ST bus are available
 
Height of Fort 3676 ft
 
Base Village: Nirgudpada 
 
District: Nashik
 
Region: Igatpuri
 
Route from Pune: Pune - Pimpri - Chakan - Manchar - Alephata - Sangamner - Nashik - Trimbak - Harihar
 
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Thane - Igatpuri - Trimbak - Harihar
 
Distance from Mumbai: 195 km approx
 
Distance from Pune: 250 km approx
 
Total time required for climbing: 3.5 hours
 
Total distance for climbing: 7 km approx. one way
 
Minimum participants required: 10
 
Maximum participants: 35
 
Duration: 1 Day
 
Cost: Rs 700.00
 
 
 

Event Itinerary

 
Travel up to Kasara by local train approx. timings recommended.
Mumbai (CST) 05:00
Dadar 05:18
Thane 05:56
Dombivali 06:18
Kalyan 06:27
Kasara 07:42
 
Treks and Trails itinerary for Harihar trek
08:00 Assembly at Kasara Rail Station
08:10 Breakfast at Kasara
08:30 Start travel from Kasra to Nirgudpada by ST Bus / Jeep
10:00 Reach base
10:15 Start trek towards Harihar.
13:00 Reach top of Harihar, Explore Harihar fort
13:30 Lunch
15:00 Start descend.
16:30 Travel to Nirgudpada to Kasara by ST Bus / Jeep
18:00 Tea and snacks at Kasara
18:30 Disperse at Kasara railway station.
 
 
Please carry Carry bottle water and pack lunch for this trek
 
 
 
Inclusion: Travelling Kasara – Nirgudpada – Kasara, 1 breakfast, 1 evening snacks. TreksandTrails, India charges if any.
 
Exclusion:
  • 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.
  • Lunch on day one not included. 
 
 

Things to Carry

 
What's in it for me?
- Adventure
- Photography
- Offbeat trek
 
Missing any items from the recommended things to carry?
Call us and we shall help you in getting the best cameras, zoom lenses, telephoto lenses on hire (hire charges to be paid by the participants separately).
 
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. A sweater *** LUNCH for day one ***
 
TreksandTrails, India rules:
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.
 
What to wear for this trek?
Cotton t-shirts, full sleeves recommended. Full length trousers or track pants. Wear dry fit if possible. Dark and dull coloured clothes.
 
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.
 
 
 
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 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.
 

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