Monsoon trek to Kalsubai - Everest of Maharashtra on 23 - 24 July 2016 - Last date to register 20 July 2016, Introduction and Event Summary:
Difficulty Level: Medium level
Endurance Level: High
Food Arrangement: Food arrangement can be done at Bari village before starting the trek.
Transport: Shared jeep / Trax available from Kasara for Bari village.
Height of peak: 5400 ft approx.
Base Village: Bari
Route from Pune: Pune - Sangamner - Rajur - Bhandardara - Bari
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Kasara - Igatpuri - Ghoti - Bari
Distance from Mumbai: 160 km approx.
Distance from Pune: 175 km approx.
Total time required for climbing: 4 hours one way
Total distance for climbing: 7 km approx. one way.
Minimum participants required: 10
Maximum participants: 50
Duration: 1 Night 1 Day
Cost: Rs 900.00
About ChalNikalPade event at Kalsubai:
Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadri. It is also called the Everest of Maharashtra. At the summit is a small temple of Kalsubai. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. To the north of the mountain range forts such as Ramsej, Harihargad, Brahmagiri, Anjaneri, Ghargad, Bahula, Tringalwadi, Kavnai can be seen. To the east one can spot Aundha, Vishramgad, Bitangad, to the west Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar, Harishchandragad can be seen.
Locals believe that if a couple desire a child and for some reason the child cannot conceive then they need to make a vow here at the summit temple. Based on their past experience that has been passed down from generations that Mother will bless each couple.
What is the Itinerary for this event?
Itinerary for Kalsubai starts by travel up to Kasara by Kasara local train starting from Mumbai CST timing are as below:
22:50 Mumbai (CST)
01:20 Assemble at Kasara Rail Station
01:00 Travel Kasara to Base Village.
05:00 Fresh up, tea & breakfast
06:30 Start trek toward Kalsubai.
10:30 Reach top of Kalsubai,
11:45 Start descending Kalsubai,
14:00 Lunch in Base Village.
15:00 Travel from Bari to Kasara.
18:00 Disperse at Kasara rail Station.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in this events for me?
Travel from Kasara to Kasara and back by local transport, 1 veg breakfast. Event expertise.
What does the cost exclude?
All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered. Personal or travel Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled water, aerated drinks etc. Any kind of personal expenses. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the Cost Includes column above. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.
What are the rules that we follow at ChalNikalPade?
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding. ChalNikalPade reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, then send us a text message. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry. Do not carry handbags/Jolas/sling /plastic bags.
What's in it for me?
- Offbeat monsoon trekking
What are the things to carry?
Haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. Extra Pair of clothes. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Electoral or GluconD powder. Personal medicines. Sun protection cap, goggles. Torch with spare set of batteries, Light weight towel. A raincoat *** LUNCH for day ***
Missing any items from the recommended things to carry?
Call us and we shall help you in getting the best cameras, zoom lenses, telephoto lenses on hire (hire charges to be paid by the participants separately).
What to wear for this trek?
Cotton t-shirts, full sleeves recommended. Full-length trousers or track pants. Wear dry fit if possible. Dark and dull coloured clothes.
How do I make a payment?
One needs to deposit full payment into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
For Registration transfer Rs. 900.00 per person in the given a/c
Bank Name: State Bank of India
Account No: 30011210106
Account Name Muhammed Yahya Virani
IFSC Code: SBIN0007780
Once payment is done, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Transaction ID, Participant Name, email ID, cell phone number.
Is there any Bank charges?
If you pay bank charges for a fund transfer that will be borne by the participants
Can I pay on the spot?
Participation confirmation only via payment confirmation at the bank.
What is the cancellation Policy?
50 % refund if notified via telephonic conversation 5 days prior to the event date
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 5 days. No show No Refund.
How do I contact the event coordinator?
Muhammed Yahya Virani +919768143706 / +919970043706
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 before enrolling for this event. 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 or PHC (Public Health Centre) 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. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers/Chal Nikal Pade / Trek Leaders are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.