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Trek to Prabalgad & Tent Pitching Workshop.

HT: Trek to Prabalgad & Tent Pitching Workshop.

Organised by Decathlon R-city

Trekking Spot Details: Prabalgad.

Trek date: 10th September 2017

Type: Hill Fort

District: Thane

Grade: Medium

Height: 2300ft.

 

About Prabalgad (fort):
This fort was built to keep an eye on the ancient ports of Panvel and Kalyan situated in North Konkan. From the study of the caves in this fort it is estimated that it belongs to the time of Buddha. The Shilahar and Yadav dynasties made it an army camp because of the strong man-made caves engraved in this fort and named it ‘Muranjan’. It was built at the time of the Bahamani Empire. Afterwards it came under the Nizam Shahi dynasty of Ahmednagar. When the Nizam Shahi dynasty was on the verge of collapse, Shahaji Raje came to their support, but the Mughal emperor Shahajehan and Adil Shah of Bijapur both sent their army separately to defeat Shahaji. When Shahaji came to know this, he moved his army to fort Kondhana and fort Murumbdev. He then requested help against the Mughal and Adilshahi forces from Siddhis of Janjira, but was refused. So Shahaji tried to get help from the Portuguese in the city of Chaul, but failed again. Finally Shahaji, with his wife Jijabai and son young Shivaji moved on Muranjan fort along with army. Later in 1636 Shivaji left Muranjan fort. In the same year 1636  the Agreement of Mahuli was made according to which the North Konkan went under the Mughal Empire who granted authority to Adilshaha of Vijapur to rule the area in return for tribute. Shivaji grabbed this opportunity. He defeated More of Javli and captured the Javli area. At the same time a brave Sardar of Shivaji, Abaji Mahadev won the area of Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Rayri. That time fort Muranjan came under swarajya of Shivaji. Shivaji changed the name of this fort from “Muranjan” to “Prabalgad” (Prabal means “strong”). Later on, in 1665, according to Treaty of Purandar, Prabalgad was one of the twenty-three forts which were handed over to the Mughal empire. The Mughal Sardar Jaysingh placed a Rajput named Kesarsingh Hada in charge of the fort Prabalgad. In 1658, the Marathas under Shivaji re-took the fort once again. The Mughal Sardar Kesar Singh committed suicide realising that defeat was imminent. The Rajput ladies in the fort commited Jauhar (self-immolation) to escape dishonour. The mother and son of Kesar Singh who had hidden themselves in the fort were granted freedom by the order of Shivaji. In the investigation of the fort great amount of wealth was found.
The flat top area of the fort is covered by dense forest. There is a Ganesh Temple at the top. There are also some scenic ruins of old buildings and a few water tanks. In order to explore them you will need a local guide. The British Government wanted to develop Prabalgad as a hill station like Matheran but were thwarted in this plan on account of the difficulties caused by the lack of water which, though sufficient for the existing residents, would not have met the requirements if more people had come to stay as per their plan. Because of the dense forest it is not always easy to find paths for walking, but if you persevere and reach the   top of the fort you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the of different points of Matheran, the neighbouring hill-station.

 

Minimum Participants: 5 

Maximum Participants: 25 

Last day of registration: 07th September 2017

Starting & Meeting point: 10th September 2017 @ 06:00am, R-city Mall, Ghatkoper

 

Event Itinerary:

06.15 am: Start the journey from R city mall towards base village by non AC bus.

08.30 am: Reach Thakurwadi village and freshen up and breakfast.

09.00 am: Start the ascend to reach Prabal Machi

10.15 am: Reach Prabal Machi & have breakfast

10.30 am: Start ascend towards Prabalgad Fort.

11.30 am: Reach to the top of the fort, explore & capture beautiful moments for the take away.

01:00 pm: Start descend towards Prabal machi.

02:00 pm: Take Lunch, Tent pitching workshop & Experience Sharing

04.30 pm : start descend towards base village

08:00 pm: Reach Mumbai and conclude the journey with beautiful memories.

 

Must things to carry:

  • One photo ID proof
  • Minimum 2 liters water
  • Breakfast and Dry snacks (cake, biscuits etc).
  • Personal medicine if any
  • Good comfortable trekking shoes
  • A good backpack to accommodate the above.
  • Rain protective gear
  • Towel / Napkin (must)
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Caps / Hats / Sunglasses (optional)
  • Avoid wearing half sleeve/ sleeveless t shirts & short pants.

 

Cost: – Rs: 999/- per head

 

How to make a payment?

pay through Paytm : +91 88280 79732

 

Things included:

  • Transportation from R City to R City by private transport
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Veg. Lunch, 1 Evening Tea & Snacks.
  • First – aid
 

For confirmation, registration & inquiry

Please contact Decathlon R-city

+91 0750 6070 863

 

 

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% advance will be refunded on cancellation on before 6days of the event date.
  • 50% advance will be refunded on cancellation on before 2 days of the event date.
  •  No refund will be entertained after that.

 

Things we don’t tolerate:

  • Consumption of Alcohol & drugs.
  • Misbehavior with opposite gender.
  • We don’t take ownership of your personal belongings & valuable items.

 

Advisory Note:

It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking exploration. Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments.

 

 

 

 

 

Trek to Ajoba Hill Fort  0

HT: Trek to Ajoba Hill

Ajoba is one of the Highest Peaks in Sahyadri Ranges. Total height of this hill is 4511 ft. On the half of this hill Valmiki Ashram is situated. A small water stream provides us with pure water. On the top of this Hill we can see Luv-Kush Cave & Cradle of Sitamai “Sitamai Palna”. We are planning one different route for this trek via sacred grove (Devrai)

 

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Region

Asangaon

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Difficulty Level

 Easy to Moderate

3

Maximum altitude

4511 ft.

4

Accommodation type

NA

5

Food

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch & Evening Refreshments.

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Trek Starts from

Dehane

7

Trek Ends in

Dehane

8

What is Included in the Fee

Food as per menu on the trek
Services of a Trek Leader
Non ac public transportation from Asangaon to Asangaon

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What is not Included in the Fee

Meals during road journeys
Cost of any kind of travel insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1:

Early morning catch the local train from CST by 05:00 am which will reach at Asangaon at 07:00 am. Move towards “Dehane” village by private jeep. Reach at Dehane village and have breakfast. After the introduction session, start trek via sacred forest route. Trek till the Valmiki Ashram. Explore the surroundings. If possible, visit the Sitamai Palna area.

Lunch at Valmiki Rushi Ashram and rest for while. Start descending from forest route /regular route. Have tea at base village Dehane. Leave back to Asangaon station.

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How to make a payment?

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*** One the payment is made please send us the name of the participants, age, medical form duly signed and sealed /stamped by a doctor. Participation contribution is non-transferable. Minimum 6 participant will be required to conduct the event.

 

New Year Eve Trek to Ratangad Fort  0

HT: New Year Eve Trek to Ratangad Fort

Ratangad is hill fort in the Sahyadris, near Bhandardara dam. The fort, initially ruled by the Mughals, was conquered by Shivaji Maharaj who loved it like a jewel! It is known to be more than 20 centuries old and is the origin of the enormous river Pravara, also known as Amrutvahini. It boasts of clear views of the Kalasubai peak and the Kokan-Kada (where the Sahyadris descend steeply into Konkan), thus becoming a trekker’s and photographer’s delight.

The 1000 year old Amruteshwar temple at Ratanwadi, the base village is a must visit. At the start of trek, the trails leads into a thick forest which will last for one hour. Then you come across long and firmly fitted series of 5 ladders which brings you to the enormous cave where around 50 people can be accommodated comfortably. On the way to the top, there are huge water tanks which trekkers use as a source of water. It is full almost throughout the year. Half an hour trek into knee deep grasses, we reach the top. At the top there is a giant hole caused by wind erosion called ‘The needle’. The view from there is spectacular. A perfect site for photography enthusiast.

 

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Region

Bhandardhara

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Difficulty Level

Easy to Moderate

3

Maximum altitude

4500ft

4

Accommodation type

Caves

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Food

Local Village Food , 1 Dinner, 1 Lunch, 1 Brunch, 1 Breakfast, Evening Refreshments.

*First Day Lunch to be brought by the participant, preferably dry lunch.

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Trek Starts from

Ratanwadi

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Trek Ends in

Ratanwadi

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What is Included in the Fee

Food as per menu on the trek
Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any
Safety Equipment
Trek guide, cook, helpers
Services of a Trek Leader
Non ac private transportation from Kasara to Kasara

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What is not Included in the Fee

Meals during road journeys
Cost of any kind of travel insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Meet at Kasara Station by 09:30 am. Take a private local transport to Ratanwadi and reach by 12:30 pm. Take rest, have little snacks, round of instructions start trekking at 01:30 pm. Reach Caves at 4:00 pm, start preparation for new year celebrations (without liquor & smoking). Celebrate new year under the stars and with beautiful night music of nature along some talented participants who will showcase their talent..

 

Day 2: Wake up call at 07:00 am. Freshen up and have breakfast. Start trekking by 08:30 am towards the needle point. Start Descending at 10:30 am, reach base village by 01:00 pm, have lunch at start the return journey by 02:30pm, reach Kasara station by 04:30 pm and conclude with Happy memories.

 

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How to make a payment?

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(pay online and avail 50% cashback coupons)

 

*** One the payment is made please send us the name of the participants, age, medical form duly signed and sealed /stamped by a doctor. Participation contribution is non-transferable. Minimum 6 participant will be required to conduct the event.

 

Trek to Harishchandragad via Nalichi Vaat  0

Trek to Harishchandragad via Nalichi Vaat

Harishchandragad is known for it’s famous grand KonkanKada. This fort is always on the list of all trekkers. There are easy, medium and hard paths to climb this fort. The hardest being Nalichi Vaat. This path tests your patience, stamina & endurance. After reaching Kokankada via Nali route. We’ll be spending our evening watching the beautiful sunset. Our descend will be after visiting Kedareshwar Temple and Ganesh Guha via Tolar Khind to Khireshwar.

 

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Region

Ahmednagar

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Difficulty Level

Moderate to Hard

3

Maximum altitude

4000ft

4

Accommodation type

Tents

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Food

Local Village Food , 1 Dinner, 1 Lunch, 2 Breakfast, Evening Refreshments.

*First Day Lunch to be brought by the participant, preferably dry lunch.

6

Trek Starts from

Bailpada

7

Trek Ends in

Khireshwar

8

What is Included in the Fee

Food as per menu on the trek
Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any
Tents, Mats
Safety Equipment
Trek guide, cook, helpers
Services of a Trek Leader
Non ac local transportation from Kalyan to Kalyan

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What is not Included in the Fee

Meals during road journeys
Cost of any kind of travel insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.

 

Itinerary:

Day 0: Meet at Kalyan Station by 11:00 pm. Take a local transport to Balipada and reach by 02:00 am. Take rest and sleep for few hours.

 

Day 1: Wake up call at 06:00 am. Freshen up and have breakfast. Start trekking by 07:00 am. Reach water stream in 02 hours and start ascending the ‘Nali’. Reach Kokankada by 04:00 pm approx.

 

Day 2: Early call by 06:00 am. Have breakfast and start trek. Visit Kedareshwar Temple and Ganesh Caves. Descend via Tolar Khind. Have lunch at Khireshwar. Reach Kalyan by evening.

 

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How to make a payment?

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*** One the payment is made please send us the name of the participants, age, medical form duly signed and sealed /stamped by a doctor. Participation contribution is non-transferable. Minimum 6 participant will be required to conduct the event.

 

HAR KI DUN TREK  0

HT: HAR KI DUN TREK

The Har – Ki – Dun trek is one of the most famous treks in the Garhwal Himlayas.The valley of Har-ki-Doon is located at the base of Fateh Parvat, at an eleveation of 3556 mts. Har-Ki-Doon Valley is surrounded by dense Pine forests of and offers views of glittering mountain peaks. Owing to its isolation, the area is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers.This is a place where you can find Trees of Bhojpatra flower Bramhakamal. Swargarohini and Jaundar Glacier are in the south-east of Har-ki-dun. Towards the west you can see Bandar Punch peak. Given to its beauty & moderate difficulty level this is an ideal trek for experienced as well as beginners.

 

Region

Uttrakhand

Difficulty Level

Moderate

Maximum altitude

3500 M

Total Trekking Distance

67 kms Approx.

Accomodation type

Guest House/Camps

Food

Nutritious food suited for trekking / 3 meals a day

Trail Type

Round trail.The trek starts and ends at Sankri.

Rail head

Dehradun is the nearest rail head to Sankri.

Base Camp

Sankri (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)

Best Season

April to June and August to December

What is Included in the trek fees

Food as per menu on the trek
Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any
Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
Safety Equipments
Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters & mules for carrying common luggage
Services of a Trek Leader
Transportation if specified in Itinerary

What is not included in the trek fees

Meals during road journeys
Meals during hotel/guest house stay
Carriage of Personal Bags during the trek
Any kind of Insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Arrive in Sankri

Day 2: Travel by road from Sankri to Taluka, 12 kms, Trek from Taluka to Seema, 12 kms.

Day 3: Trek from Seema to Har-ki-Dun, 14 kms.

Day 4: Trek from Har-Ki-Dun to Jaundhar Glacier to Har-Ki-Dun, 15 kms.

Day 5: Trek from Har-Ki-Dun to Seema, 14 kms.

Day 6: Trek from Seema to Taluka, 12 kms, and travel by road from Taluka to Sankri, 15 kms.

 

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How to make a payment?

Book Now

(pay online and avail 50% cashback coupons)

 

*** One the payment is made please send us the name of the participants, age, medical form duly signed and sealed /stamped by a doctor. Participation contribution is non-transferable. Minimum 6 participant will be required to conduct the event.

HAR KI DUN TREK  0

HT: HAR KI DUN TREK

The Har – Ki – Dun trek is one of the most famous treks in the Garhwal Himlayas.The valley of Har-ki-Doon is located at the base of Fateh Parvat, at an eleveation of 3556 mts. Har-Ki-Doon Valley is surrounded by dense Pine forests of and offers views of glittering mountain peaks. Owing to its isolation, the area is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers.This is a place where you can find Trees of Bhojpatra flower Bramhakamal. Swargarohini and Jaundar Glacier are in the south-east of Har-ki-dun. Towards the west you can see Bandar Punch peak. Given to its beauty & moderate difficulty level this is an ideal trek for experienced as well as beginners.

 

Region

Uttrakhand

Difficulty Level

Moderate

Maximum altitude

3500 M

Total Trekking Distance

67 kms Approx.

Accomodation type

Guest House/Camps

Food

Nutritious food suited for trekking / 3 meals a day

Trail Type

Round trail.The trek starts and ends at Sankri.

Rail head

Dehradun is the nearest rail head to Sankri.

Base Camp

Sankri (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)

Best Season

April to June and August to December

What is Included in the trek fees

Food as per menu on the trek
Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any
Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
Safety Equipments
Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters & mules for carrying common luggage
Services of a Trek Leader
Transportation if specified in Itinerary

What is not included in the trek fees

Meals during road journeys
Meals during hotel/guest house stay
Carriage of Personal Bags during the trek
Any kind of Insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Arrive in Sankri

Day 2: Travel by road from Sankri to Taluka, 12 kms, Trek from Taluka to Seema, 12 kms.

Day 3: Trek from Seema to Har-ki-Dun, 14 kms.

Day 4: Trek from Har-Ki-Dun to Jaundhar Glacier to Har-Ki-Dun, 15 kms.

Day 5: Trek from Har-Ki-Dun to Seema, 14 kms.

Day 6: Trek from Seema to Taluka, 12 kms, and travel by road from Taluka to Sankri, 15 kms.

 

How to make a payment?

 

(pay online and avail 50% cashback coupons)

 

*** One the payment is made please send us the name of the participants, age, medical form duly signed and sealed /stamped by a doctor. Participation contribution is non-transferable. Minimum 6 participant will be required to conduct the event.

 

What’s in it for me?

– Adventure

– Photography

– Offbeat high attitude trekking.

 

MANDATORY DOCUMENTS required for this event.

  1. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (driving license, voters ID, etc.) – 2 copies (Scan and email it prior)
  2. Medical Certificate, and disclaimer (to be filled by the trekker)

 

GEAR to be brought along by the trekker

* Backpack (50-60 liters): Backpack with sturdy straps and supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.

* Day pack (20 liters): It is mandatory to carry a day pack if you choose to offload your backpack. If you decide to carry your backpack, day pack is not required. FOOTWEAR

* Trekking shoes: No sports shoes. The shoes need to have soles with good grip and ankle support. Do not wear a new shoe to a trek. It might cause blisters. Before bringing them to trek, wear it for a week to make it softer. We recommend QUECHUA FORCLAZ 100, 500, and 600 or any other Brand.

 

Other important things to carry:

* Socks (3 pairs): 2 cotton pairs, 2 woolen pairs (mostly to be used on campsites and while sleeping. Keep them dry.) CLOTHES – REGULAR

* First layer should be polyester / synthetic

* Warm upper and lower Fleece

* Warm Jackets / Down and Warm Hiking Pants

* Rain proof Jackets and trousers ACCESSORIES

* Balaclava: The cap must cover your ears and neck. You may also use scarves.

* Synthetic hand gloves: Ensure that the gloves are waterproof.

* Sun cap: Caps or Hats which can protect from direct sunlight on face.

* Sunglasses: Curved ones will cover your eyes well and should be UV protect glasses.

* Sunscreen: To protect body from sunburn. OTHERS

* Toiletries (Sunscreen – SPF 50+, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm/chap stick, small soap, toilet paper, wet tissue)

* Repair kit (needle & thread)

* Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory

* Camera: Carry all accessories – spare batteries, charger, etc.

* Cutlery: Carry a plate, spoon, coffee mug & a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons. To save weight, you may use your lunch box to have food in it and also carry it. (Not Mandatory)

* Water bottles: To carry bottles for drinking water while hiking.

* Trekking pole: Trekking pole is mandatory.

* Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.

 

How we Organise the trek?

Our trek is leader will be Mountaineering and Wilderness first aid experts along with cooking staff and supporting staff.

 

What is the cancellation policy?

The Refund of the amount would be processed as per deduction guidelines outlined below:

  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date – 5% deduction
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure – 50% deduction
  • Less than 15 days of departure – No Cash Refund

All cancellation refunds will be processed back to the bank account or the credit card account from which the event fee has been paid. The amount for refund processing would always be calculated basis the net amount paid* for booking the event w.r.t the Base Price of the event (excluding additional components like transport, rent, portage, etc.).

 

Can I pay on the spot?

We do not accept cash payment. Confirmation only after transfer.

 

How can I speak to the Event Coordinator?

Call on +918828079732

write at hiddentrekkers@gmail.com

 

What is the event 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. 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 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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