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Serenity Travellers, Camping Tour to Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary & Trek to Vasota Fort On 03rd & 04th March 2018.
(Starting 02nd March @10:00 pm)
 
 
Short Info:
 
Height: aprox. 3840 ft above sea level
Grade: Moderately Difficult
Region: Satara
Base Village: Bamnoli
Cost: 
2300/- Per Person
2200/- ST Members
Lead: Radhika/Vishwajeet
Last Date Of Booking: 23rd Feb 2018
 
Maximum seats: 20.
 
About Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary:
 
Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary thrives in a dense, green forest reserve situated in the heart of Satara district of Maharashtra. The protected forest area was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1985 by the government of India. It is centered in the Western Ghats with abundant water flow and rich vegetation, proving to be a thriving environment for animals to survive in.
The entire sanctuary spans an area of 423 square kilometers and ranges in elevations between 600 meters to 1000 meters of altitude. The sanctuary is nourished by several water bodies, amongst which rivers Kandati, Koyna and Solashi are primary water sources. A wide range of fauna have been found in the region and are protected by the government and forest development authority. Some of the most spectacular species found in Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary include Royal Bengal Tiger and King Cobra. In 2012, UNESCO declared Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary as a World Heritage site, considering the number of architectural findings in the area.
 
About Vasota:
 
Also known as Vyaghragad, Vasota Fort is one of the famous forts for trekking in the Sahyadri. Vasota Fort trek in Maharashtra is known as one of the best treks of this region because of its wilderness and beauty. As the fort is situated near Konya Wild Life Sanctuary, the fort is surrounded by thick forests and river which makes the destination an ideal one for trekkers to delve into its beauty and forget about the distance they cover. Associated with Maratha history this fort still has its historical charm which gives time to Trekkers to explore the fort and go for sightseeing after reaching the top of the fort. The fort also offers breath taking view of the Konya Backwaters and the forests of the wildlife sanctuary.
 
Itinerary:
 
Day 0: 02nd March 2018, Friday.
 
For Mumbai Participants:
 
10.00 pm – Pick up from Pritam Hotel Dadar East
 
10.15 pm – Pick up from K star Mall Chembur
 
10.45 pm – Pick up from Vashi Main Bridge
 
11.00 pm – Pick up from Panvel ST Depot 
 
For Pune Participants:
 
01:30 am- Pick up From Katraj PMT Bus Depot.
 
 
Day 01: 03rd March 2018, Saturday.
 
Reach base Village Bamnoli by Private bus/Vehicle at 05:30 am.
 
Freshen up and have some breakfast
 
Introduction, Rules and regulations.
 
08:00 Am Start journey towards Vasota trek starting point by Boat.
 
Start the trek to Vasota fort by 10:00 Am.
 
Reach on top by 12:00 Pm.
 
Explore he Fort and Photography.
 
01:00 Pm Have lunch on the fort (Packed Lunch From Bamnoli)
 
02:30 Pm Start descending towards Boating point.
 
04:30 Pm Start Boating journey towards Bamnoli Village.
 
06:00 Pm Reach Bamnoli Village and get frshen up.
 
07:00 Pm Enjoy some tea with Sunset.
 
07:30 Pm All set for the Campfire on the banks of Koyna river. We will enjoy some games, dance and masti. 
 
08:30 Pm Enjoy delicious Finger licking Traditional village food for Dinner
 
10:30 Pm Everyone is free to enjoy there time under the beautiful moonlight.
 
11:00 Pm Sleep in tents.
 
 
Day 02: Sunday, 04rd March 2018,
 
06:30 am Good morning fellas.
 
Get freshen-up.
 
06:30 am Enjoy the Sunrise from Koyna river banks,
 
07:00 am Have Breakfast.
 
07:30 am Start return journey to Mumbai/Pune.
 
Have lunch on the way. (Cost Of Lunch to be paid by Participants)
 
Reach Mumbai 05:00 pm Approx.
 
Reach Katraj PMT Bus Depot by 02:30 pm Approx.
 
Trek ends with happy memories and new friends.
 
 
Things to be carried:
 
Warm Jacket or Sweater to protect from cold & Warm head cap,
 
Sleeping bag or mat to lay down. (Must)
 
Identity proof (Must),
 
A bottle of water (Minimum 3 Ltrs),
 
(No Water on fort so bring enough water)
 
Electral/Enerzol Powder, Glucond D etc,
 
Extra Pair of clothes,
 
Camera (Optional),
 
Cap, Sunglasses etc,
 
Suncream
 
Mosquito repellent cream,
 
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional),
 
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks.
 
Includes:
 
-Transport from Dadar to Dadar by Private Vehicle for Mumbai People,
 
-Transport from Swargate to Swargate by Privet Vehicle For Pune People,
 
-2 Breakfast & 2Tea, 1 Dinner, 1 Lunch,
 
-Boating Charges,
 
-Any Forest permits,
 
-Expertise Charges.
 
 
Excludes:
 
Friday Dinner,
 
Sunday Lunch,
 
Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption,
 
Any medical / Emergency  if required.
 
Payment:
 
One needs to deposit full amount in advance to book your seat into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
 
Bank: SBI
Acc No.: 33251324300
Name: Vishwajeet Jayawant Patil.
Ifsc: SBIN0012926.
 
Once payment is done, please send an email to serenitytravellers@gmail.com  with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number.
 
Cancellation Policy:
 
-Cancellation before 10 days: 75% will be refunded.
 
-Cancellation before 5 days: 50% will be refunded.
 
-There is no refund after that. 
 
 
For Registrations call Team Serenity Travellers:
 
Radhika: 90220 45932 / 7506165750
 
Vishwajeet:7720091989 / 8369339133
 
If not reachable do sms or whatsapp.
 
Important Points to keep in mind:
 
1 The leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
 
2 Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
 
3 Please do not wear any jewellery.
 
4 Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.
 
5 Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the any events. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the event. NO REFUND will be provided.
 
Medical Disclaimer: 
 
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 wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.
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