Vasota and lakeside camping on 14 - 15 November 2015 (leaving on 13 November, Friday night)
Vasota Fort (also called Vyaghragad) is located in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was famously defended by Tai Telin a mistress of Pant Pratinidhi a killedar of the fort when he was captured. Vasota fort is attributed to the Kolhapur Shilahara Raja Bhoja II (1178–1193) of Panhala. Vasota always remained with Marathas, Shirkes & Mores in 16th century & then incorporated in Swarajya by Shivaji Maharaj in 1655 during the conquest of Javli. Shivaji Maharaj named the fort "Vyaghragad" (Vyaghra – means tiger), owing to its difficult natural defense. After Shivaji Maharaj, the brave Maratha Bajirao Peshwa carried on the Swarajya mission of ousting the Mughal invaders from our country.
Height:4267 ft approx
Region: Koyna wildlife Sanctuary
Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar
TreksandTrails itinerary for the trek is as given below:
Meeting point for Mumbai: 13 November 2015
Pritam Hotel Dadar East @ 22:30
Chembur Diamond Garden @ 22:45
Vashi Below Main Bridge @ 23:15
Day 1 - 14 November, Saturday
Reach Bamnoli by 6am
Breakfast and introduction, orientations
Start towards Met Indavali via boat ride through Koyna backwaters
Reach Met Indavali by 10.00 am and start trek by 10.30 am
Reach Vasota fort 13:30.
Explore the fort and have lunch.
Start descend toward Met Indavali village.
Back to Bamnoli, Camping and stay at Bamnoli or Kaas lake
Day 2 - 15 November, Sunday
Wake up at 6am and Get Fresh
Post Breakfast around 11am, start our return journey
Lunch near Kaas Plateau, evening Tea on the way. Reach Dadar by 22:00 (Subjective)
The cost for the tour will be Rs 3200.00 per person:
Inclusions: Traveling from Dadar to Dadar by Private NON-Air-conditioned bus.
Vasota Jungle Entry Charges, Boat Ride till Met Indavali and Return.
Tented Accommodation at Lake Side. 2 veg breakfast, 2 Veg Lunch 1 Veg dinner and 1 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.
What's in it for me?
- Overnight trek
- Night 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: 3 Litres of water, Torch with Extra batteries, Cap, Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don't want to get wet. Camera (optional), Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional), Electoral or Glucon D powder, some 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). Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, etc.). Sleeping bag, carry matt, bed sheets. Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that our hands free while trekking.
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. ***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. Payment made is non-refundable and non-transferable.
7. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags.
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.
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 or PHS 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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