ChalNikalPade: Tandulwadi trek 07 August 2016

Introduction and event summary
Monsoon trek to Tandulwadi on 07 August 2016 – last date to register is 01 August 2016 Difficulty Level: Medium level
Endurance Level: High
Food Arrangement: Carry bottle water and pack dry ration (biscuits, dry fruits, fruits) for this trek,
Transport: Travel to Saphale by Local western railway train, then to base village by local State transport bus.
Height: 1900 ft. approx.
Base Village: Tandulwadi
District: Thane
Route from Pune: Pune - Lonavala - Mira Bhyander - Saphale
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Saphale on the Ahmedabad highway.
Distance from Mumbai: 105 km
Distance from Pune: 215 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

History of Tandulwadi fort:
Tandulwadi fort is situated 16km away from Kelve Mahim, at a height of 571meters (nearly 1900 feet) above sea level. Tandulwadi fort is situated at around 5 km on north east of Saphale station. In 1737, this fort was captured by Marathas. On the top of the fort, one can find the famous 7 water cisterns dug in the rocks. Vaitarna river flows to the east of this hill. At the banks of this river a small village called Lalthane is situated. There is a water pond in Lalthane believed to be built by the Portuguese. In thirteenth century, King Bhimdev’s kingdom comprised the cities of Shurparak (Nalasopara) and Mahikawati (Mahim). In 1454, Sultan of Ahmedabad captured Mahikawati. Later the fort was in the hands of Portuguese and then the Peshwas.

Starting & Meeting point: 07 August 2016 @ 04:45 am Churchgate Station local train ticket counter

Event day details:
07:30 Breakfast
08:00 Travel to base village by public transport
08:30 Introduction, expectation setting with, rules to be followed, orientation.
08:45 Start the trek towards the sumit
11:00 Explore the fort & lunch break around the fort summit.
11:30 Start descend
15:00 Travel to Mumbai by train

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in this events for me?
Churchgate - Saphale - Churchgate travelling by public transport, morning breakfast, evening tea. ChalNikalPade / event expertise charges if any.

What does the cost excludes?
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 keep 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 send us a text message. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Please avoid wearing gold and other jewellery items. Do not carry handbags/Jolas/sling /plastic bags.

What's in it for me?
- Adventure
- Photography
- One day 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. GluconD powder. Personal medicines and personal first aid box. Sun protection cap and sun screen lotion, goggles, some ready to eat food like plumb cake, biscuit, fruits. Torch with spare set of batteries, raincoat and *** 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. 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

For credit/ debit card payment: (1%extra charge )
Once payment is done, please send an email to and with Transaction ID, Participant Name, email ID, cell phone number.

Is there any Bank charges for a fund transfer?
Bank charges for a fund transfer 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. 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/ChalNikalPade / Trek Leaders are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

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