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So you are planning an adventure within the Sahyadri mountain range, but not sure about the adventure options that the vast Sahyadris have got in store for you? The first in the list of adventure activities over here is Trekking. Whether it is the harsh and rough climate of the Western Ghats or the green pastures, the high mountain zones is a trekker's paradise. 
This is where you can keep yourself updated with Chakram Hiker’s current treks and other activities.

Date : June 30-July 1 (leaving on night of June 29)
Place : Samangad, Hargapurgad, Gandharvagad, Mahipalgad, Paargad

Grade : C - Easy
Leader : Ameya Gokhale (Contact : 9820019511 (afer 8 pm)) (email: gokhaleameya@gmail.com)
Dy Leader : Ravi Vaidyanathan (Contact : 9987777349) (email : ravi.vaidyanathan@gmail.com)
Cost : Rs. 2500 + 30/- (Guest Fee)
Note : Not very often visited forts in the Kolhapur region. Limited Seats. Leader to be contacted at least 10 days in advance

Date : July 1
Place : Ulhas Valley Trek
Grade : A - Difficult
Leader : Aniket Rahalkar (Contact : 9820873684) (email : rahalkaraniket@gmail.com)
Dy Leader : Aniket Mirwankar (Contact : 9987036620) (email : aniket.mirwankar@gmail.com)
Cost : Rs. 500 + 10/- (Guest Fee)
Note : A beautiful valley off Khandala which drops down to the Ulhas River valley. The route is quite steep and could be difficult for first comers. Seats limited to 20 participants. Leader to be contacted at least 15 days in advance

Date : July 29
Place :Songiri near Palasdari

Grade : C - Easy
Leader : Parag Thorat (Contact : 9619407373) (thorat.parag@gmail.com)
Dy Leader : Ajinkya Tikekar (Contact : 9322224361) (email : ajinkya.tikekar@yahoo.com)
Cost : Rs. 100/- + Rs. 20/- (Guest Fee)
Note : A not so popular and oft visited fort near Palasdari. Leader to be contacted at least 15 days prior to the trek

Date : August 11-12
Place : Chandan, Vandan, Sajjangad, Thoseghar Waterfall

Grade : C - Easy
Leader : Pinak Puranik (Contact : 9172679330) (email : pinak.puranik@gmail.com)
Dy Leader : Ravi Vaidyanathan (Contact : 9987777349) (email : ravi.vaidyanathan@gmail.com)
Cost : Rs. 1400 + 20/- (Guest Fee)
Note : A beautiful trek among forts in the Satara region. Seats limited to 15 participants. Leader to be contacted 15 days in advance.

Date : August 12
Place : Kalsubai 
Grade : C - Easy

Leader : Akshay Dandekar (Contact : 9869023742) (email : dandekarakshay@gmail.com)
Dy Leader : Mangesh Pandit (Contact : 9769069629) (email : mangeshmpandit@gmail.com)
Cost : Rs. 300/- + 20/- (guest fee)
Note : An amazing rainy trek to the top of the highest peak of the Sahyadri in Maharashtra. Leaders to be contacted at least 15 days prior to the trek

Date : August 19
Place : Tirangi Ghat 
Grade : A - Difficult

Leader : Amol Deshmukh (Contact : 9820873684) (email: bushamol@gmail.com)
Dy Leader : Mangesh Pandit (Contact : 9769069629) (email : mangeshmpandit@gmail.com)
Cost : Rs. 450 + 10/- (Guest Fee)
Note : An amazing upward climb on the Tirangi Ghat also called the Dhoni Ghat - an old route linking the konkan with the upper Ghat. Seats limited to 15 participants. Leader to be contacted at least 15 days in advance

Date : September 7-9
Place : Lonavla to Bhimashankar

Grade : B - Difficult with long tiring walks
Leader : Amol Deshmukh (Contact : 9820873684) (email: bushamol@gmail.com)
Dy Leader : Pranav Naphade (Contact : 9766916060) (email: pv_naphade@yahoo.com, pran.296@gmail.com)
Cost : Rs. 1000/- + 20/- (Guest fee)
Note : One of the most picturesque but long route to Bhimashankar with amazing scenery and huge plateaus which tests the patience of the trekkers spanning around 65 kms. Seats limited, hence book your seats in advance. Leaders to be contacted at least 15 days in advance

Date : September 7-9
Place : Sadashivgad, Gunvantgad, Dategad (Vasantgad, Macchindragad)

Grade : C - Easy
Leader : Pinak Puranik (Contact : 9172679330) (email : pinak.puranik@gmail.com)
Dy Leader : Ravi Vaidyanathan (Contact : 9987777349) (email : ravi.vaidyanathan@gmail.com)
Cost : Rs. 1400/- + 20/- (Guest fee)
Note : Some beautiful forts in the Karad region. Seats limited to 15 participants. Leaders to be contacted at least 15 days in advance

Date : September 23
Place : Chanderi

Grade : B - Difficult
Leader : Pranav Naphade (Contact : 9766916060) (email: pv_naphade@yahoo.com, pran.296@gmail.com)
Dy Leader : Akshay Dandekar (Contact : 9869023742) (email : dandekarakshay@gmail.com)
Cost : Rs. 200/- + 10/- (Guest fee)
Note : A lovely imposing fort that needs no introduction near Vangani. Seats limited to 15, hence book your seats in advance. Leaders to be contacted at least 5 days in advance

NOTE : Special Mention: Special mention to our member Rajendra kumar Mahajan from Thane and Hemant Pokhrankar from Pune for discovering an unknown fort with remnants of old construction, tanks and caves which has been accepted as a new discovery by Historians and named "Lonza". We extend our congratulations to both of them.

Special mention and congratulations to Giripremi for successfully completing the Pune Everest 2012 expedition and putting 8 members on top of the highest peak in the world. Congratulations also extended to Sagarmatha from Pune who also put 4 members on top of the world.

Do not forget to book your seats for the 11th Girimitra Sammelan on July 13 & 14

Felicitation Ceremony A felicitation ceremony would be held on behalf of Charkram Hikers for the successful ascent of Everest by the Giripremi Group. This function is scheduled on June 30, 2012 at the Maratha Mandal Hall near Kelkar College, Mulund East from 6.30 pm onwards. There would be a slide show presentation by the group followed by an interactive session with the group.. ENTRY FREE All are invited..

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