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Night Adventure Trek To Katraj to Sinhgad " K2S "

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      KOLHAPUR HIKERS                  

  Night Adventure Trek To Katraj to Sinhgad
                           K 2 S

Information about K2S Trek

Event Date : 21st Feb 2015 Saturday
Type : Hilly Trek
Region :Bhuleswar range of the Sahyadri Mountains
Difficulty Level :Medium
Grade : High Endurance Level
Max Participants : 30 only

The cost for the trek is INR 1600/- per person

Cost Includes:

* Transportation Kolhapur to Kolhapur by private bus
* Vegetarian Food (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch)
* Instructors/ Expert Charges
* All Taxes and Service Charges

Cost Does not Include:

* Food ordered other than included meals in the Cost
* Personal Expenses like Soft Drinks, Mineral water, etc.

Schedule :
 

Saturday 21st Feb 2015 (Saturday)
Meeting point at Gardan Hotel sharp at 01:00 pm
Depart for Katraj by 01:30 pm
Reach Katraj old Tunnel by 06:00 pm
Trek will start by 06:30 pm (Trek Duration Approx 6 hours. Depends on Trekkers )
Have Dinner midway (to be brought by participants)
Reach Sinhagad base by early morning
Breakfast @Sinhagad
Sinhagad exploration
Lunch @Sinhagad and depart to Kolhapur.

About The Destination :

Katraj to Sinhagad (K2S) is a very popular trek route close to Pune which starts from the Katraj ghats (Old Katraj tunnel) lying to the south of Pune and ends at Sinhagad which is to the South – west of Pune.
The route travels through a series of mountains which one has to cross before finally getting to Sinhagad. It is definitely a trek which will test your physical fitness, stamina and will-power but “Night” time with “Moon light” makes it beautiful and memorable. K2S tests the Trekkers physical and mental endurance.
A distance of over 16 kms. In pitch-black darkness with bracing wind all over, navigating over 15 hills and valleys from the Katraj Tunnel Top to the top of Sinhagad Fort, Pune.
The Final destination Sinhagad (The Lion’s Fort) is famous for many important battles, most notably the battle of Sinhagad in 1670. It is strategically located at the center of a string of other forts such as Rajgad, Torna along with Khadakwasla Dam which can be viewed from the top of the fort.

Things To Carry :


A Water Bottle (Minimum 4 Liters)
Ready to eat food (Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.)
Pack Dinner (Compulsory)
Medicine those you require usually (Optional).
Personal basic medical kit
Electrol powder , Glucon D, Lemon (Compulsory)
Keep an extra pair of cloths.
Torch with Extra Battery (Compulsory)
A haversack to put all these things.

* Limited Seats are available, kindly confirm your seat by paying your trek fees as early as possible. Last date for registration is 19 th Feb 2015

Kindly note : Please avoid wearing gold ornaments and do not carry any valuable things.
All our treks are Eco-friendly treks; kindly take care of nature around us.
Consuming Alcohol, Tobacco and Smoking is strictly PROHIBITED.
Kolhapur Hikers will not be responsible for any type of injuries during trek.

For More Info & Registration Contact

Sagar 9579997111
Rohan 9623319026
Shashank 9881618100
Pallavi 8484013265



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Kolhapur Hikers Trekking Camp To Manali & Beas Kund 15th May 2015

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KOLHAPUR HIKER
 Trekking Camp To Manali & Beas Kund
@ 5500/- Rs per person

Information about the Camp :


Date: 15 - May- 2015.
Height : 11,600 ft approx.
Region : Dhauladhar, Himachal Pradesh.
Difficulty Level: Medium.
Max Participants : 30 only.
Age Group : 16 Yrs. To upto Medically/Mentally/Physically fit.


The cost for the Camp is INR 5500/-per person


Cost Includes :


* Manali to Manali Transfers
* Food and Accommodation ( 6 People in 1 Room and 4 People in 1 Tent )
* Girls and Boys Separate Accommodation
* Guide / Cook and other Professionals

Cost Excludes :


* Any Expenses of Personal nature such as Travel and medical insurance, Drinks,
Laundry,Telephone/Fax, Calls, Additional Porterage or transportations,
* Any additional Expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as
Natural Calamities (Land Slides,Floods etc), any accidents,medical evacuations, riots,
strikes,evacuation costs Etc.
* Any tips, and any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.
* Any other tax or service charge, stay charge that could be enforced during this period
will be Extra and need to be borne by you.
* Any service not specifically mentioned in the Includes sections.
* “Kolhapur Hikers” will have all authority to make any changes and final Decision.

Itinerary :

A place of historical significance, Beas Kund is one of the most beautiful places in the Dhauladhar range (literally ‘the white range’) of the mighty Himalayas. Besides being regarded as sacred, Beas Kund is where the river Beas originates from and offer spectacular views of the nearby located Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Friendship and Hanuman Tibba peaks. One of the most alluring treks in the Kullu region, the trail offers panoramic views of the Pir Pangal range as well, and follows the banks of the river Beas. This is one of the most popular short treks through the Solang valley and takes you through an expanse of picturesque mountain landscapes. This trek is suitable for people for all age groups, and no prior trekking experience is required to join in.

Day 1: Manali :

* Reporting Time : 06.00 a.m. to 10 a.m.
* Manali to Burwa Rest House by Car (4 K.m. from Manali)
* B/ Fast
* Room Allotment
* Introduction – Mountain Do’s and Don’t’s
* Equipment Distribution (Backpack for Trek-Walking Stick,Fleece Jacket,
Top Layer Jacket)
* Group Activity
* Lunch
* Acclimatization trek to “Jogini Water Fall”
* High Tea & Snacks
* Group Discussions
* Dinner and Lights off

Day 2: Burwa to Bakarthach (10,800 ft) :

Today 7 km long trek takes us over loosely held boulders and moraines with Beautiful Ice Bridges/Glaciers at places. We continue up to a scenic campsite at the pastures of Bakarthach which is a high-altitude meadow and literally means ‘shepherd’s field’. These enchanting meadows are very popular pastures for the Gaddis – a hardy nomadic tribe of shepherds, and it’s easy to find flocks of sheep grazing peacefully in this pastoral idyll. These sun and wind swept meadows will be a feast for your senses. Overnight stay in tents.

* B/ Fast at Burwa (After B/Fast move to Bakharthach)
* Pack Light Snacks during Trek
* Lunch at Campsite - Bakarthach
* Tent Allotment ( 4 People in 1 Tent ) & Rest
* Group Activity
* High Tea & Snacks
* Late Evening Hot Soup
* Group Discussions and Brief for 2morow
* Dinner and Lights off

Day 3: Bakarthach – Beas Kund (11,600 ft) – Bakarthach :

An early start to the day and a short climb up the ridge through Bhoj Patra will get us to Beas Kund. Bhoj Patra gets its name from the fact that the area has a lot of Bhoj Patra (birch) trees. We will spend time here at the glacial tarn of Beas Kund – the source of one of the major rivers of north India. The legend is that Sage Vyas, the author of the great epic Mahabharata, meditated here. After a full day of excursion in the Beas Kund plateau, we will come back to Bakarthach in the evening.


* Early B/ Fast at Bakharthach
* Pack Lunch & Light Snacks During Trek
* High Tea & Snacks
* Group Discussion
* Soup
* Late Evening Hot Soup
* Camp Fire & Celebration
* Dinner and Lights off

Day 4: Bakarthach – Solang – Manali

After breakfast we start our return trek to Burwa, we will take the same route through Dhundi. On getting down, we’ll board the vehicle waiting for us from Solang, which will get us to Burwa.
Post Lunch, Vote of Thanks and Prize Distribution, end of the trek from here, one can either catch a bus back home the same day or spend some more time in Manali and explore the town and nearby places.

* Early B/ Fast
* Lunch
* Vote of Thanks and Prize Distribution

Things To Carry :

Some Tips Backpacking Checklist
01. Sun protection & Cold Cream (Sunscreen/Lip balm/Sunglasses)
02. Insulation (Jacket/ Personal Clothing’s/Gloves/ Hat or Cap)
03. Illumination (Headlamp or flashlight (plus spare - Extra batteries)
04. Personal First-aid Kit.
05. Repair kit and tools
06. Energy Food
07. Hydration Bag or Water Bottle
08. Bandana or Buff
09. Rainwear (jacket, pants) (Depend on Weather)
10. Boots or shoes suited to terrain
11. Socks plus spares
12. Sandals
13. Camera and memory cards - Optional
14. Binoculars - Optional
15. Notebook and pen or pencil
16. Credit/Debit card; small amount of cash
17. Earplugs and eye shade - UV Protected or Cat 4
18. Toilet paper
19. Insect repellant
20. Toothbrush and/or toiletry kit
21. Towel
22. Cell phon
23. Poncho
24. Personal Clothing (T.Shirts/Lowers/Under Garments etc.)
25. Thermal Inners

Note:
1) If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural
calamity/unforseen circumstances (like rains,
earthquake, landslides, strike/bandh etc), Kolhapur Hikers is not
responsible and will
not give any refund.
2) All programs are subject to change without prior notice.
3) Smoking and Any Kind of Alcohol \ Drinks not allowed During camp.
4) Kolhapur Hikers will not be responsible for any type of injuries
during camp
.


Insurance :

* All travelers are advised to purchase travel insurance that provide care and services for
sickness, Accidents, emergency rescue, ted. Related to international travel. “Kolhapur Hikers”
shall not be responsible for the loss of personal assets and belongings of the
travelers due to unavoidable reason or mishap.

Caution & Remarks :

* Even though participants do not need to submit any health certificates those with a history
Of medical problems, particularly cardiac or respiratory, should consult a doctor before
Deciding to undertake the trip.
* Carry appropriate substitution drugs for individuals allergic to any of above
* Avoid medication such as sleeping tablets, sedatives, strong painkillers, and anti histamines
Which depress the respiration and increase the risk of (AMS-Active Mountain Sickness)
Especially while sleeping

Cancellations :

If for some reason you wish to cancel your trek, an email intimation needs to be sent to kolhapurhikers@gmail.com Cancellation requests are not taken over phone. However, you can phone to check whether your cancellation has been processed.

The cancellation charges are as under:

Cancellations prior to 60 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
Cancellation between 59 days and 40 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 40 days to the start of the trek — no refund.

Drop out during trek:

If for some reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Kolhapur Hikers, will make arrangements for his/her return upto Manali. A staff will accompany the participant to the Manali. Manali transportation and stay cost at any location including Manali has to be borne by the participant.

Information about Place :

Beas Kund :

Beas Kund trek is one of the most popular and beautiful trek in Kullu Valley. Beas Kund is a holy lake where Rishi Vyas took his daily bath. River Beas originates from here. Solang Nalla base camp is 13 km from Manali and 1 hour drive, a popular place for tourists for ski slopes, para gliding etc. Dhundhi camp gives first glimpse of Mt. Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters. Beas Kund area might be full of snow at the time of this trek. This is enjoyable and easy going trek for any age group.

Manali :

At an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft) in the Beas River Valley is a hill station nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is located about 270 km (168 mi) north of the state capital, Shimla. Manali lies in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh state of India. It has become a tourist spot in recent years.
Manali with a population of approx. 30,000 is administratively a part of the Kullu district. The small town is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin.

Geography :

Manali is located at 32.2396 N, 77.1887 E, about 40 km (25 mi) north of Kullu town. The town ranges in elevation from 1,800 m (5,900 ft) to 2,000 m (6,600 ft) in the uppermost "Old Manali" section.

Demographics :

Manali is a small town with a population originating from around India. As of 2001 India census,Manali had an official population of 6,265. Males constituted 64% of the population and females 36%. Manali had an average literacy rate of 74%,higher than the national average of 59.5% male literacy was 80%, and female literacy was 63%. 9% of the population was under six years of age.

Climate :

The climate in Manali is predominantly cold during winters, and moderately cool during summers. The temperatures range from 4 °C (39 °F) to 20 °C (68 °F) over the year. The average temperature during summer is between 04 °C (39 °F) and 15 °C (59 °F), and between −15 °C (5 °F) and 05 °C (41 °F) in the winter.
Monthly precipitation varies between 31 mm (1.2 in) in November to 217 mm (8.5 in) in July. In average, some 45 mm (1.8 in) of precipitation is received during winter and spring months, increasing to some 115 mm (4.5 in) in summer as the monsoon approaches. The average total annual precipitation is 1,363 mm (53.7 in). Snowfall often takes place between November end to early February. The weather in manali is not stable.

History :


In ancient times, the valley was sparsely populated by nomadic hunters known as 'rakshas'. The next arrivals were the shepherds who arrived from the Kangra Valley and settled to take up agriculture. Some of the earliest inhabitants of the region are the 'naur' or 'nar', which is a caste unique to the Kullu valley. Only a few naur families are known to exist now. A naur family in the village Soyal near Haripur on the west bank of Manali was famous for the vast land they owned and their practice of having 'rakshas' as their labourers.

The British introduced apple trees and trout, The first apple orchard was set up by Britishers near patlikulh which were earlier not native to Manali flora and fauna. It is said that when apple trees were first planted the fruits were so plentiful that often branches, unable to bear the weight, would collapse. To this day, apple—along with plum and pear—remains the best source of income for the majority of its inhabitants.
Tourism in Manali received a boost after the rise of militancy in Kashmir in the late 1980s. This once quiet village was transformed into a bustling town with many hotels and restaurants.

Beas Kund trek is one of the most popular and beautiful trek in Kullu Valley. Beas Kund is a holy lake where Rishi Vyas took his daily bath. River Beas originates from here. Solang Nalla base camp is 13 km from Manali and 1 hour drive, a popular place for tourists for ski slopes, para gliding etc. Dhundhi camp gives first glimpse of Mt. Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters. Beas Kund area might be full of snow at the time of this trek. This is enjoyable and easy going trek for any age group.

Limited Seats are available, kindly confirm your seat by paying your trek fees as early as possible. Last date for registration is 20 th Feb 2015

 

For More Info & Registration Contact

Sagar 9579997111
Rohan 9623319026
Shashank 9881618100
Pallavi 8484013265

Regards


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Kolhapur Hikers New Year Special Trek To Harishchandragad 30, 31 Dec & 01/01/2015

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Dear Adventure Enthusiasts
We at Kolhapur Hikers , invite you all for a Thrilling, Exhilarating,
Ecstasy & Adventurous Trek Harishchandragad




Information about the Trek :

Range- Malshej ghat, Ahemad Nagar.
Level: Medium.
Date: 30, 31 Dec & 01/01/2015, Tue, Wed & Thu.
Participants :- 30 Only,(First come first serve)


About Harishchandragad :

Harishchandragad is a fort located in the Ahmednagar part of Maharashtra state in India. It holded a lion's share in controlling the surrounding areas. This fort has got an eye pleasing natural beauty, along with a diverse flora and fauna. Harishchandragad is famous for a lot of specialities such as its marvellous natural beauty, tough trek & none other than the beautiful Konkan Kada.
It is also famous as the best fort in Maharashtra for camping. There are nearly 9 caves in total inculding 2 big caves on Harishchandragad which can accomodate around 100-150 campers.


History of Harishchandragad :


Harishchandragad is one of the oldest leading forts in the Sahyadris. The existence of Microlithic man has been discovered here. The fort is estimated to be built during the reign of Kalchuri and references about Harishchandragad can be found in various manuscripts like Skandapurana & Matsyapurana. It is said that the great sage Changdev used to meditate in the caves present here in the 14th century.
Idols of Lord Vishnu which are carved in the 11th century are found in the caves beside the temple of Harishchandreshwar. The carvings in the Harishchandreshwar temple and in Kedareshwar cave denote that the fort belongs to medieval period. The fort has played a major role in guarding the Malshej Ghat region and the surrounding areas. Later, the fort was captured by Moghuls which was then captured by the Marathas in 1747.



The cost for the trek is INR 3200/- per person


Cost Includes :

* Transportation Kolhapur to Kolhapur by private Bus
* Accommodation in Tents on Multiple Sharing Basis
* Vegetarian Food : 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner (Village Food)
* All Taxes and Service Charges

Cost Does not Include :

* Food ordered other than included meals in the Cost
* Personal Expenses like Soft Drinks, Mineral water, etc.
* Dinner on last day of trek.

Schedule :

Day-1, 30/13/14, Tue

09:00 pm - Meeting point-Gardan Hotel near Siber Clg.
10:00 pm - Travel Harishachandra Gad base village by Bus( night travelling )

Day-2, 31/12/2014, Wed

08:00 am - Tea & breakfast
11:00 am - Start Trek to Harishchandra gad
02:00 pm - Lunch (village Food) at Harishchandra gad Temple
03:30 pm - After lunch, visit Taramati peak.
05:00 pm - Visit to Konkan kada & enjoining sun set of last day of the year
07:00 pm - Campfire / Games .etc
09:00 pm - Dinner (Village Food)
11:00 pm - Stay in Tents on 1800ft Konkan kada.

Day-3 01/01/2015, Thu

Explore remaining fort, Nageshwar temple, Caves etc…
Breakfast & Descending, Lunch at base village
03:00 pm -Return journey
We will be returning to Kolhapur by 03:00 am tentatively (depends on traffic conditions )


Things To Be Carried :
1) 1 trek pants / Loose Trousers / Full sleeves preferred.
Carry Light Weight Cloths so that your bag is not heavy.
2) A water bottle (at least 2 liters (1 liter each) carry 2 bottles separately)
3) Shawl and sweater as it is very cold weather.
4) Good Trekking shoes.
5) Cap & sunglasses.
6) Dinner Plate, Spoon, 2 bowl, Glass, ( Compulsory )
7) Bag-pack or trekking bags no hand bags to be carried.
8) Torch with extra Batteries.
9) Medicine (for those who require usually) and basic medicine for headache. Body pain etc.
10) Mosquito repellent cream.
11) sleeping bags or bedding stuff ( satranji or bedsit and light weight blanket )( Compulsory )
12) Toilet kit.


Limited Seats are available, kindly confirm your seat by paying your trek fees as early as possible. Last date for registration is 25th December 2014


Kindly note :

Smoking and Alcohol consumption is not allowed
Participants will have to reach 25 mins before at the starting point
Trek Fee once paid will not be refunded on any circumstances.
Kolhapur Hikers should not be held responsible for any natural calamities or the situations which are beyond control.
Follow instructions given by leaders.
Please avoid wearing gold ornaments and do not carry any valuable things.
Kolhapur Hikers will not be responsible for any type of injuries during trek.




Rules :
1) Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited..
2) The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members.
3) No Arguments will be entertained.

as well as MOST IMPORTANTLY carry garbage on the way back.


Fascinating Spots :


Saptatirtha Pushkarni :

A pond named Saptatirtha Pushkarni is present on the eastern side of the temple. On its bank are 14 temple-like constructions in which there are idols of Lord Vishnu. However, these idols are now shifted in the caves besides Harishchandreshwar temple. Some stupid and irresponsible trekkers are making this pond untidy by throwing plastic waste and other stuff. A few years back the water was potable, and now you can't even think of swimming in it.


Kedareshwar Cave :

Moving parallely along the temple, just a few steps after it lies a huge cave known as the Kedareshwar cave. Inside the cave is a big Shivlinga, of about 5 feet tall, which is completely surrounded by water. A huge stream of water flows outside the cave during monsoons, which hardly makes it possible to enter the cave. Moreover, the water in the cave is ice cold !
Kedareshwar Cave. Local legend holds that when the fourth pillar breaks, the world will come to an end.



Harishchandreshwar Temple :

The temple is an excellent structure made out of sculpture carving and depicts the medieval period temples of ancient India. The temple is arount 16 meters high from its base. This temple has got a few caves and water tanks surrounding it. A river called Mangal Ganga is said to originate from one of these water tanks. There are three main caves near the temple. The cisterns near the temple provide drinking water. A short distance away, another temple called Kashitirtha is located. The fascinating thing about this temple is that it has been carved out from a single huge rock. There are entrances from all the four sides. These are faces of guards of the temple. On the left side of the entrance is a Devnagri inscription, which is about saint Changdev.


Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff) :


Well, this is an interesting spot for which most of the trekkers come here. This cliff faces towards west and looks down on Konkan. The Konkan Kada is approximately 4000 m in height. It is an overhang, like a cobra's hood. When there is little fog in the valley, and the sun is behind the person facing the valley, a circular rainbow can be seen. One phenomenon that can be observed at this place is the vertical cloud burst, in which the clouds nearing the cliff get sucked into the pit fall area below are thrown vertically into the sky reaching more than 50 feet (15 m). It creates a magical wall that is rising straight from the edge of the cliff without entering the landmass area.


Taramati Peak :

Being the Third highest peak in Maharashtra, Ttis is the topest point on the fort, and is also known as Taramanchi. From this peak, Ruhidas pic and many of the surrounding forts like Naneghat, Siddhagad, Ajoba, Kulang fort can be seen. Many people have seen leapords in the jungle beyond this peak.


For More Info & Registration Contact
Sagar 9579997111
Rakesh 8888801299
Shashank 9881618100

Rohan 9623319026

Pallavi 8484013265

Regards



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