One day Trek to Kalsubai on 21st June 2015- highest peak in Maharashtra

Summary:

Trek:  Kalsubai

Date:   21 June 2015

Height: 5400 ft

Region: Igatpuri

Cost:   Rs 900.00 per person

 

 

Kalsubai Peak

 

About Kalsubai

Kalsubai with the height of 1646m [5400Feets] is famous as one of the highest peaks in Maharashtra. Kalsubai lies in the Sahyadri mountain range. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. Since Kalsubai is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb. There is a symbolic temple at the top. It is said, that in the ancient times, a lady named “Kalsu” came to nearby Indorey village to work. However, somebody forced her to clean utensils and clean up the residence by force. So she left the place and eventually died at this spot. So comes the name, Kalasubai. A small temple is built here, in her memory. From the top of Mount Kalsubai, one can get great view of the Bhandardara Lake and Wison dam, immediately after the rainy season, the place is covered with variety of flowers. During the months October to November people neighbouring region organize a religious fair at this place. It usually takes three hours to reach the top from Bari. Soon after leaving Bari, a small stream is crossed followed soon after by a Hanuman temple. The route from behind this temple takes the hiker straight to the summit. There are three iron ladders along this route. There is a well near the last iron ladder as one approaches the top. The rest of the route is without water, so it is best to fill water bottles in Bari. It is an easy hike, but parts of it are quite steep in places.

Itinerary for Kalsubai Trek - 21 June 2015 - Travel upto Kasara by Kasara train

22:50  Mumbai (CST)

23:04 Dadar

23:17  Ghatkopar

23:31  Thane

23:54  Dombivili

01:18  Kasara

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

Treks and Trails India - Trek to Asherigad on 21st June '15

Brief Introduction of Asherigad-

Height: 2000 feet

Range: Palghar.

Level: Medium

Cost: 500

asherigad 2

Meeting point : Palghar Railway Station - The CHURCHGATE – DAHANU local train timings are given as below: – It’s a FAST local

Churchgate : 05:24

Dadar        : 05:41

Andheri     : 05:55

Borivali      : 06:09

Vasai          : 06:34

Virar          : 06:46

Palghar      : 07:26

People coming from Thane-Dombivali-Kalyan can catch Dombivali-Boisar shuttle:-

Dombivali : 05:43

Vasai          : 06:35

Virar          : 07:04

Palghar      : 07:52

TreksandTrails, India invites you for Fireflies Special Night Camping to Rajmachi and Kondane Caves on 22nd - 23rd May 2015

 

Summary:

Type: Hill Fort

Height: 3600 Feet above MSL (Approx)

Grade: Easy- medium

Range: Karjat Lonavala

Cost: Rs 1000.00

 

About:

Rajmachi is a small village located in Karjat. It is known for trekking, and the best one for a begineer to start with. There are two forts named Shrivardhan and Manaranjan to climb and enjoy the view from about 2,700 feet height.

[One can enjoy this location in every season, Summer (May-June) for fireflies, Monsoons for greenary and waterfalls, Winter for camping]

We meet at 11:30 at CST station on Friday 22nd May. Catch the train to Lonavala (16351/Mumbai CST-Nagercoil Balaji Express)

 

 

Following timings of the train is available from these station. 

(CST is more preferable as we can find seats and travel comfortably)

12:05 CST

12:20 Dadar            

12:42 Thane

13:10 Kalyan

13:50 Karjat

14:38 Lonavala.

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15:15 Auto rickshaw ride from Lonavala ST bus depot till Tungarli dam base.

15:30 Tungarli Dam

16:00 Walk/Hike from Tungarli Dam to Rajmachi Village - Walk through the trees full of fireflies (15-17kms)

20:00 Reach to the base village.

20:30 Dinner

21:00 Go to the campsite, pitch the tents, sit beside the campfire, enjoy games.

(You may choose to sleep and miss out on all the late-night fun, completely optional)

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