Kaas Plateau 2018 Tour - Thoseghar Waterfall 

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About Kaas Plateau

Kaas Plateau Tour also known as  Valley of Flowers of Maharashtra. Kaas Plateau is situated on the high hills of Sahyadri in the Western Ghats. Best time to visit Kas pathar is mid of August to early 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 burmannii. 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.

Batches For Kaas Plateau 2018 

Registration is Closed for 22nd 23rd September 2018

29th 30th September 2018 - Buy Tickets - Book now →

 

   October 2018

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Event Itinerary

Kaas Pathar 2018 Tour Itinerary

Day 0  Saturday Night

  • 22:45  Meeting at Pritam da dhaba, Dadar (East).
  • 23:00 Leave for Kaas Plateau of flowers.
  • 23:15 Chembur Diamond Garden.
  • 23:45 Vashi below main bridge near Vashi Plaza.
  • 00:15 Kalamboli Mcdonalds.

 

Day 1: Sunday

  • 05:00 Reach Satara and have breakfast.
  • 07:00 Reach Kaas Plateau. Sightseeing – Photography – Kaas Valley exploration
  • 11:00 Travel to Kaas Lake
  • 11:30 Departure from Kaas Lake
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13.30 Move towards Thoseghar Waterfall
  • 14:50 Reach at Thoseghar Waterfall
  • 16:30 Departure for Mumbai
  • 00:00 Approx. arrival at Dadar

Cost Includes

  • Dadar to Dadar travel by a Non-AC bus.

  • 1 Veg Breakfast and 1 Veg Lunch.

  • Entry fee for Kaas Plateau & Thoseghar Waterfall

  • Treks and Trails India charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption

  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.

  • 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 roadblocks, bad weather.

  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.

How to Register

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

Account Name: Treks and Trails 

Bank Name: Axis Bank 

Account Number: 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate - Mumbai

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Account Type: Current Account

 

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Batches For Kaas Plateau 2018 

Registration is Closed for 22nd 23rd September 2018

29th 30th September 2018 - Buy Tickets - Book now →

 

   October 2018

6th 7th October 2018 - Buy Tickets - Book now →

 

13th 14th October 2018 - Buy Tickets - Book now →

 

 

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For any queries please call us

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai  8828004949 / 9764461419 / 9867046166 ( Monday to Saturday 11:30 am to 6 pm only )

 

Cancellation Policy

  • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to event date 
  • No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If Trek get cancelled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.

 

Things to Carry

Things to Carry

  • 2/3 liters of water.

  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.

  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.

  • Good Torch must with extra battery.

  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek.

  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters.

  • Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.

  • Double pack your valuables / phones in plastic bags.

  • Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet.

  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen.

  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.

  • Identity Proof.

  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.

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

Kaas Plateau Tour Rules - Treks and Trails Rules

  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited

  • Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.

  • Treks and Trails 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 jholas or sling bags on treks.

FAQ

1. Distance from Mumbai to Kaas pathar?

Six hours drive from Mumbai 285 km approx.

2. Distance from Pune to Kaas pathar?

Three hours drive from Pune 140 km approx.

3. What is best season to visit Kaas pathar?

Best season for Kaas pathar is monsoon, mid of August to early October.

4. Distance from Mumbai to Thoseghar waterfall?

Six hours drive from Mumbai 286 km approx.

5. Distance from Pune to Thoseghar waterfall?

Three hours drive from Pune 140 km approx.

6. Where can we park our cars?

There is parking space for tourist.

7. Is there any parking charge?

Yes.

8. Do Single travellers female sign up for these events?

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

Many Single Travelling Female join our events.

9. Are Kids allowed on treks?

Kids below 16 with Parents supervision only.

10. What type of food will be provided?

Only Veg local home cooked food is available.

11. Phone Connectivity?

Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular service.

12. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?

Cash payment is not accepted.

Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS / Payment Gateway.

On the spot payment not accepted.

We need to book in advance bus / jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is must.

13. Can I charge my phone?

No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required.

14. Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

NO. People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis.

15. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speaker?

Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay.

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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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