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ChalNikalPade: Mahuli trek on 06 August 2016

Monsoon trek to Chota Mahuli, Asangoan on 06 August 2016 (Last Date of Registration: 03 August 2016)
Introduction and Event Summary
Difficulty Level: Medium level
Endurance Level: High
Food Arrangement: Carry bottle water with 3 litres of water, and pack lunch for this trek.
Transport: Travel from Asangoan railway station till base village by ST bus / auto rickshaw and back
Height: 2815 ft approx.
Base Village: Mahuliwadi
District: Thane
Region: Shahapur
Route from Pune: Pune - Lonavala - Kasara - Asangoan
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Thane - Kalyan - Asangoan
Distance from Mumbai: 80 km approx.
Distance from Pune: 195 km approx.
Total time required for climbing: 3 hours approx.
Total distance for climbing: 5 km one way approx.
Minimum participants required: 10
Maximum participants: 50
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: Rs 500.00

About Mahuli fort:
Awesome one day trek near Mumbai to the highest point in Thane district. It’s always the most popular trekking choice and a paradise for rock-climbers because of its pinnacles namely Vazir, Vishnu, Navra, Navri. The forest surrounding Mahuli has been declared as a sanctuary with the fort also protected by the Archaeology Survey of India. Mahuli hill along with it pinnacles and col can be seen from the Mumbai-Nashik highway. The huge hill top plateau can be divided into 3. Left most is Bhandargad, Mahuli in the centre and the rightmost as chota Mahuli. Between the Bhandargad and Mahuli are the famous pinnacles Navra, Narvi and Karavli.

Suggested train timings for this trek is the Kasara slow local from CST at timing mentioned below:
05:12 CST
05:30 Dadar
06:07 Thane
06:29 Dombivali
06:39 Kalyan
07:15 Asangoan

ChalNikalPade Itinerary for trek to Mahuli
07:45 Move to Mahuli village by ST bus/ auto rickshaws
08:15 Breakfast
09:00 Start trek
11:30 Reach chota Mahuli caves
13:30 Start descend
16:30 Mataji’s ashram for tea and refreshments.
17:00 Take to ST bus to Asangoan railway station.

Note:
Please buy your return tickets and board 2nd compartment from ahead (Kasara end). Missing train would mean missing the trip. We would be returning to Mumbai by 20:00 hrs approx. depending on rains.
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 Type: Savings Bank Account
Account name: Muhammed Yahya Virani
Branch: Carter Road
IFSC code: SBIN0007780

For Credit or Debit card payment: www.ftcash.com/chalnikalpade (1% extra charge).

Once payment is done, please send an email to chalnikalpade@gmail.com & yahyavirani@hotmail.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, email ID, cell phone number.

What's in it for me?
- Adventure
- Photography
- Offbeat monsoon trekking.

What is the Inclusion in this trip?
Transportation from Asangoan railway station to Mahuli base village and back to Asangoan railway station by State Transport bus or shared auto rickshaw. 1 Veg morning breakfast and 1 tea, 1 evening tea. ChalNikalPade event organizing charges if any.

What is the exclusion on this trip?
All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered. Personal Insurance, tips paid, porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc. Any kind of personal expenses or which is not mentioned in the cost includes above. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather. Lunch on day one not included.

ChalNikalPade recommends things to carry
A haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. An extra pair of clothes. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. GluconD powder, personal medicines and first aid kit. Sun protection cap, goggles, some ready to eat food like plum cake, biscuits, fruits etc. Sunscreen lotion. Torch with a spare set of batteries, lightweight towel. A rain cheater and, LUNCH for trek 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.

What is the cancellation policy?
50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 5 days prior to the event date
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 5 days. No show No Refund.

Can I pay on the spot?
We do not accept cash payment. Confirmation only after transfer.

How can I speak to the Event Coordinator?
Call Muhammed Yahya Virani +919768143706 / +919970043706

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What the rules or guidelines for a trek to chota Mahuli?
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, please send us a text message.
Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.

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. 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. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees. We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

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