Dear Friends we invite you all for Bike Ride to Kaas Plateau, Kaas Lake & Thoseghar Waterfall With Mumbairangers on 10 11 Sept 2016 The Kaas Plateau also known as the “Kaas Pathar” which is situated in the Western Ghat Sahyadri range, 22 kilometers from Satara city in Maharashtra state of India. The name Kaas originates from Kaasa tree (Elaeocarpus glandulosus). Leaves of this tree turn green to red as they mature. The plateau is full of wild flowers during the month September. Recently it has been declared as Biodiversity World Heritage Site by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco). Kaas lake is surrounded by dense forests and lies between Sajjangad fort and the Kanher Dam. The place has more than 850 different species of flowers and other plants including Orchids, Karvy and carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica. This falls under the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of Western Ghats which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The orchids bloom here for a period of 3–4 weeks during this season. Kaas lake is on the south of the Kaas Plateau. It is just like a bowl carved out of the Sahyadri mountains. Koyna project is around 30 km towards the south of Kaas Lake Information About the ride: Its a ride route Mumbai – Pune- Satara – Kaas & back.. Distance 600 Kms Detailed plan is below : Meeting at kalamboli Mc Donald Sharp at 6.00 Introduction round Ride till Satara Lunch on the way Reach Kaas in afternoon Check in at hotel later visit Kaas plateau and Kaas lake. Exploration of surrounding place . dinner & day off. Next day: Breakfast Ride till Thoseghar waterfall. explore surrounding areas photography. Lunch on the way Ride back to mumbai till 8 or 9 pm. Total ride is 600 kms. Mumbai rangers Bike ride is on Actual basis Which means expenses will be divided amoung all members, coleaders & leaders as well for the Ride. Expertise charges will be INR 400 for the Ride. Total Expected expenses INR 2000 for the event per person.( excluding petrol & maintaince charges). So While registration you pay INR 400 per Head only. Petrol and Maintenance cost is settled by the bike owner and the person accompanying him/her. In case, of a single rider, the petrol and maintenance charges has to be paid by rider alone. (Mumbai rangers will provide info about a willing participant who can accompany you, and share the expenses. This depends on availability of such willing participants. For Registration : Email us : firstname.lastname@example.org OR Call/SMS/Whatsapp : Amit Bhadouria: 9819299164 Important things to be carried : Identity proof. Legal papers of bike. Helmet Jacket Medicines, Camera (optional). 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 jewellry. 4 Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “Wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories. Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited. Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories” The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained. Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The club will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek. Medical Disclaimer: It’s Important to be fit before going for Treks. It is Important to have a medical fitness check-up done. If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and Hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should take permission from their physicians before treks.