PARVAT BUDDIES: Jungle Trek to Andharban on 7th Aug 2016 (leaving Saturday night).
Some Info about the place:
Andharban literally means The Dark-Forest. This untouched beauty of Mother Nature located approx 640m above sea level is a rarely explored place situated in the Mulshi district of Maharashtra. It is from here that River Kundalika (famous for rafting) originates. During the trek one comes across several beautiful streams, flowers and wonderful views of the valley apart from the fresh natural air. The trek lasts for approx 12kms which involves walking on an uneven terrain followed by a moderate descend till the base. It takes a minimum of 6 hours to complete this trek at steady pace so one needs to be fit enough to undertake this trek. Prior trek experience would be helpful.
Travel will be by local train / private vehicle.
Grade: Moderate. Endurance: High
No. Of Seats: Min 8 and Max 24 participants. (First come First Serve on Payment Basis)
[Trek is subject to minimum participation. Also, we may book a private vehicle from Mumbai-to-Mumbai if we get 24 registrations before the last date. In such a case, revised schedule will be communicated to the registered participants.]
Last Date for registrations & payment: 1st August 2016 (Monday).
Cost: Rs. 1100/- (non-refundable)
1 Veg. Breakfast, refreshments during the trek, travel between Khopoli and base village, Evening Snacks, First Aid Kit, Safety Equipments (if any), Route & Trek Guidance.
Exclusions: Lunch, packaged drinking water, any sort of personal expenses.
Registrations strictly by phone call only!
Your seat will be booked only when we receive complete participant details along with the confirmation (transaction id/screenshot) of the online payment. Please call us on the below-mentioned number to know the Bank Details for Funds Transfer.
Merely clicking on ‘going’ will not be considered at all.
Tentative Trek Plan:
Assembly: At Khopoli Railway Station @ 12:30 AM sharp on Sunday, 7th August 2016.
We'd be boarding the below train on Saturday night. You may get in at your respective stations. Please take return tickets on your own.
CST-Khopoli Fast (showing select stations):
Mumbai CST 10:04 pm.
Dadar 10:18 pm.
Ghatkopar 10:30 pm.
Thane 10:46 pm.
Kalyan 11:05 pm.
Karjat 11:56 pm.
KHOPOLI 12:21 AM.
After meeting at Khopoli Station, we shall start the journey (3hrs) for the base village.
Rest in the base village till dawn. Have breakfast and start the trek (6-8hrs).
(Lunch on the way)
4-5pm: Reach Base and start return journey to Khopoli.
Take the next local train from Khopoli to Mumbai.
** Trek Ends **
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 them 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) Double shouldered bag.
3) Trekking shoes (must be in good condition) Carry extra laces.
4) Water (at least 3-4 litres)
5) Wear Full length track-pants & full sleeves Shirt (to protect oneself from insects, thorns, and sunburn)
7) Cap / Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen.
8) TORCH / Headlamp with extra batteries.
9) Small plastic bag to dump wrappers etc.
10) Extra pair of clothes/flip-flops to put on after the trek is over.
11) Old Newspaper
• Trekking pole.
• Personal Medicines.
v Trekking is a demanding physical activity and should NOT be confused with picnic.
v It is important to be in good health and to have a basic level of physical fitness to ensure a happy time during the trek. Consult your doctor before joining the trek if you’re suffering from any ailment/injury.
v It is important for all participants to abide by the instructions of the trek leader from time to time.
v Avoid Jeans/Belts/Sling bags as it is important to walk freely while trekking. Shorts, 3/4ths and Sleeveless tops are strictly NOT allowed.
v Avoid bringing costly gadgets/devices and valuables like jewellery etc. Carry only sufficient cash.
v Try to keep the weight of your bag as less as possible.
v Wrap your belongings in plastic to protect them from dust and/or rains.
v Lastly, leave a brief note about your trekking plan at home.
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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.