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Please read the trek plan carefully and carry all the necessary items mentioned below.

The ultimate challenge awaits You, but Are You Ready?

Some Info about the Mountain:
Located at the center of the Matheran Mountain range, stands the beautiful rock massif of Chanderi having an altitude of approximately 790 m. It is such a beautiful yet mighty hill and rightly deserves to be called the Queen of the range.

Travel will be by local train / private vehicles.
No. Of Seats: Max 15 participants.
Grade: Moderate-difficult.
Cost Rs. 600/- (includes Trek charges,Saturday tea/juice,Sunday breakfast, refreshments/tea, travel between Vangani and base village)

Registrations strictly by phone call only!
(Merely Clicking on "Going" will not be considered at all.)

Tentative Trek Plan:
10th Jan (Saturday): We'd be boarding the last men's compartment (Mumbai CST side) of the below train. You may get in at your respective stations. Please take "Vangani return" tickets.

KP5 Khopoli Fast train timing:
http://www.mumbailifeline.com/train_info.php?sel_route=central&train=KP%205

(showing select stations):
CST 12:22 PM
Dadar 12:35 PM
Ghatkopar 12:46 PM
Thane 1:02 PM
Dombivli 1:15 PM
Kalyan 1:23 PM
Vangani 1:50 PM

We wont be waiting for latecomers!

2:15PM: After introductions, we shall start journey for base village Chinchavli by private autos.

3PM: Start trek (3-4hrs). The initial path consists of an hours walk on a plateau, thereafter the route climbs up through a waterfall (maybe dry now), dense jungle and exposed slopes till we reach a cave.

8PM: Have Dinner (to be carried by the participant) in the cave and relax. Sleep by 10PM.

11th Jan (Sunday) 6AM: Good Morning! Have light breakfast and prepare for descend.

11AM: Reach base village. Have some refreshments/tea. Return Journey to Vangani and catch the next train back home.

Some Trek Rules:
Climbing the Mountain is definitely an enjoyable adventure, provided we all follow some discipline. One must follow these basic rules strictly so that the outing can be enjoyed in a safe way:

1] Mountains are a place of abundant natural beauty. Hence, it is our duty to keep the place free of garbage. So do not litter. One is expected to dump all wrappers/chewing gums/etc in his/her own bag. In fact it would not be a bad idea to clear any plastic wrapper/bottle lying on the trekking path. A separate pouch/plastic bag must be carried for this purpose.

2] Trekking is a healthy habit. So Smoking has to be strictly prohibited. Consumption of alcohol/drugs is also banned. Avoid spitting Paan/Gutkha. Who would want to have such addictions when the beauty of nature is itself intoxicating!

3] Care should be taken so as not to harm the natural surroundings including trees, plants and animals in any manner whatsoever. Even they feel the pain just as we humans do. Value Life!

4] Learn to detach yourself from the city life and be one with Nature. Don't disturb the peaceful environment of the hills by making unnecessary noises or playing loud music - the birds and animals might get scared/provoked. Instead Listen to the call of the Mountain - Listen To Your HeartBeat ♥ :)

5] Most of the hills and valleys are an integral part of our history. It is a treasure, which we are duty bound to preserve for our future generations. Therefore, defacing/damaging historical monuments/temples and indulging in Graffiti is strongly discouraged.

6] Respect the local people and villagers. They are kind and helpful. While on the trekking path, always make way for the villagers first. It is quite a humbling experience to know about hardships faced by the villagers living in different parts of the Sahyadri mountains. Even then, most of the villagers will host you gracefully when you happen to visit their small homes.

7] Apart from the general fun and sense of adventure that Trekking provides, it is also aimed at increasing self-confidence, build unity among participants and create long lasting friendships. Hence, while trekking, it is very important to be a Team that stays united throughout.

Things you should carry (COMPULSORY):
1) Identity Proof.
2) TORCH / HEADLAMP with extra batteries.
3) WATER (at least 4 liters)
4) Double shouldered bag.
5) Sturdy trekking shoes with rubber soles (must have good grip on slippery surfaces) Carry extra laces.
6) Sleeping Bag / Carry Mat / lightweight Bedding+Shawl and Old Newspaper.
7) DINNER for Saturday & light snacks (add some fruits - that will be refreshing)
8) Cap / Hat.
9) Wear Full length track-pants & full sleeves Shirt (as it'll will protect from insects, thorns, cold night and sunburn)
10) Small plastic bag to dump wrappers etc.

Optional:
Extra pair of clothes/flip-flops to put on after the trek is over (recommended), Camera, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, personal Medicines.

IMP:
It is important to have a basic level of physical fitness to ensure a happy time during the trek.
Avoid Jeans, belts, sling bags as it is important to walk freely while trekking.
Shorts and sleeveless are strictly not allowed.
Avoid bringing costly gadgets/devices and valuables like jewelry etc. Carry only sufficient cash.
Try to keep the weight of your bag as less as possible.
Wrap your belongings in plastic to protect them from dust and/or rains.
Lastly, leave a brief note about your trekking plan at home.

We hope you don’t miss this amazing opportunity. So come, let’s enjoy the amazing nature together. Be there to experience it yourself!

For any queries, feel free to Contact us:
Parin H Shah (9869173138)
www.trekparin.blogspot.in

OUR NEXT TREK (facebook group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/718017658265543

Trek Schedule: http://trekparin.blogspot.in/p/blog-page_26.html

Disclaimer: While utmost care will be taken by the organisers, all participants shall be responsible for their own safety and belongings. Organisers will not be responsible for any injury, casualty or any other untoward incident. Decision of the trek leader shall be final and binding on all participants.

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