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CHALNIKALPADE: Korigad trek on 31 July

Monsoon trek to Korigad on 31 July 2016 – Last date to register 25 July 2016, Introduction and event summary:
Difficulty Level: Easy level
Endurance Level: Medium
Food Arrangement: Food arrangement can be done at base village.
Transport: Travel from Lonavala bus depot by private jeep or state transport bus.
Height of peak: 3000 ft approx.
Base Village: Peth, Shahapur
District: Pune
Region: Lonavala
Route from Pune: Pune – Lonavala – Peth, Shahapur
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai – Lonavala – Peth, Shahapur
Distance from Mumbai: 135 km
Distance from Pune: 95 km
Total time required for climbing: 1 hour
Total distance for climbing: 3 km one way
Minimum participants required: 10
Maximum participants: 50
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: Rs 500.00

About ChalNikalPade event at Korigad:
Korigad is a hill fort located about 20 km south of Lonavala in Pune district, Maharashtra, India. Its date of construction is not known but likely predates 1500. It is about 923 meters above sea level. The planned township of Ambey valley is built over the fort's southern and eastern foothills. The closest village is Peth Shahpur, about 1 km north of the fort. This fort was forcibly taken over into his kingdom by Chatrapati Shivaji along with the forts of Lohagad, Visapur, Tung and Tikona in 1657. On March 11, 1818, Colonel Prother tried to take over this fort but even after a prolonged siege could not make any headway. Finally on by igniting the stored ammunition by means of a loose cannonball he succeeded and this fort went to the British army.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the meeting point?
Lonavala bus depot at 8:30.

What is the itinerary for one day trek to Korigad?
09:00 Travel to Peth Shahapur
10:15 Peth Shahapur
10:30 Ascend
11:30 Atop
Explore - REST - Explore – Photography
14:00 Start Descend
15:00 Reach base village
17:00 Reach Lonavala bus depot
18:00 Depart to Mumbai by express train / ST buses & Pune by local train.

How to get to Lonavala from Mumbai for Participants from Mumbai People?
Board Indrayani express from CST and alight at Lonavala by 8am.
Train timing for Indrayani Express:
CST: 05.40
Dadar: 05.51
Thane: 06.14
Kalyan: 06.35
Karjat: 07.15
Lonavala: 08.00

What is included in this events for me?
Travel to & fro Lonavala bus depot till Korigad base village by state transport bus or by shared jeep. 1 veg breakfast. Event expertise charges if any.

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, Lunch for the day.

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?
- Adventure
- Photography
- One day monsoon trek

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 colour 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. 500.00 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 yahyavirani@hotmail.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, email ID, cell phone number.

Is there any Bank charges for a fund transfer?
Fund transfer charges 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/ChalNikalPade / 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.

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