== Major Features Of Jivdhan Fort ==
There are some unexplored storehouse at top of the fort which can be explored with proper precautions.
===Water Tanks ===
There are a few water tanks at top of the fort, water from these tanks is not portable as they are open all the year round. One should use caution while using this for cooking food or drinking.
===Pinnacle near the fort===
This is about 385 feet high. When you approach the fort it looks smaller in size but as you move closer to the fort you can actually get a feel of how high the pinnacle is. This pinnacle is known as ‘Vanderlingi’. This is surmountable with use of proper rock climbing equipment. It may take a day or 2 to climb the pinnacle. One needs to scout the area for beehives in order to climb with complete control.
Once you are at the top of the fort you can view various hilltops and forts nearby. You will clearly see forts like Harishchandragad, Chavaand, Ratangad, Naneghat, Manikdoh Dam and the entire Junnar plateau.
Itinerary for the event :
> Meeting Point 10:00 PM : Meeting point at Garden Hotel and departure to Kalyan
> Bus journey till the base village
> Start trekking in next moring from base village
> Reach Naneghat by 2 pm and have lunch itself
> Rest for a few hrs, Explore the place,
> watch sunset from Nanachya Anghata point
> Have Dinner at Naneghat
> camp fire
> Wake up call in morning 6:00 AM
> Breakfast at 7:00 AM
> Start for Jivdhan trek at 8:00 AM
>Lunch at Naneghat at 2:00 PM
> Start Back journey after lunch
Trek Fees :1750/- per person
Whats Included in fees
> Kolhapur to Kolhapur Private Transport
> Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner,
> Safety Equipment
Whats not Included in fees
> Dinner on last day of trek
> Anything not mentioned in the included list
Things to carry:
1. Personnel Bedding (Carry Mat/ Sleeping bags/ alternate)
2. A haversack (please avoid zola or sling bag as it becomes difficult to trek with them)
3. Minimum 3 litres of water.
4. Personal medication (If required). Basic First Aid will be available.
5. Cap & sunglasses
6. Extra pair of clothes.
7. Camera (Optional)
8. Torch with extra batteries. (Must)
9. Emergency Food like biscuits, plum cakes, chocolates etc.
10. Shoes are must – Good quality Trekking /Sports.
** Double pack your valuables in plastic bags to avoid getting wet in case it rains.
** Please note that your registration will be confirmed only after the payment of the entire fees is done and registration
Cancellation / Refunds:
- Cancellation charges before 8 days – 50% refund.
- Cancellation charges before 2 days – 20% refund.
- Partial cancellation is not allowed.
Few rules we would like our participants to follow: We follow a strict policy of “no trace” trekking, “Take nothing but memories and photographs, leave nothing but footprints”.
Do Not Litter: Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.
No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol: Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.
Respect the Heritage: Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our Kolhapur Hikers.
Be a group: It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.
Pay attention: Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
In case of any injury, sickness, accident, or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Kolhapur Hikers, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained. Kolhapur Hikers reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.