Some Information about the Trek:
Type : Jungle Fort
Height : 4267 ft approx
Region : Koyna wildlife Santuary
Difficulty Level: Easy
Endurance Level: Medium
Vasota Fort (also called Vyaghragad) is located in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was famously defended by Tai Telin a mistress of Pant Pratinidhi a killedar of the fort when he was captured. Vasota fort is attributed to the Kolhapur Shilahara Raja Bhoja II (1178–1193) of Panhala. Vasota always remained with Marathas, Shirkes & Mores in 16th century & then incorporated in Swarajya by Shivaji Maharaj in 1655 during the conquest of Javli. Shivaji Maharaj named the fort "Vyaghragad" .
Vasota Fort is situated in dense forests surrounded by river. It is also known as Vyaghragad. It’s believed that a disciple of Vasishtha, a sage by the name Agasti, came to reside on a mountain on the banks of river Koyana. He named the mountain after his mentor. Later the mountain was fortified and converted into a military station. This fort is so remote that rarely there used to be any military action here hence it was used as resting place for army which has returned from the war during Maratha era.This trek is counted as one of the best treks in Sahyadri. Being situated in the Koyna WLS, it offers amazing surprizes for wildlife lovers. The trek through the dense forest makes you forget the distance you cover.
Contribution 1750/-for Mumbai trek friends
1475/-for Pune trek friends
> Transport by Private Non AC High back Vehicle. (Thane/Pune – Bamnoli – Thane/Pune).
>RTO Permit, Toll & Parking Expenses.
> Boating Entry & Boat Club Charges.
(Bamnoli-Met Indavli-Bamnoli transport by boat )
>Tea/Breakfast, Packed Lunch, evening tea on Sunday
> Forest Fees
>Trek to Vasota with all Jungle Permissions.
> expertise, safety equipments
> First aid kit
>Dinner on Sunday, Cold drinks, Mineral water, etc.
>Private orders of Tea, Breakfast, Meals, etc.
>Personal expenses of any kind.
>Camera Charges
>Any kind of Insurance Coverage.
>Medical expenses other than
Day 1: 16th jan 2016
> Mumbai Thane @8.30 PM Sharp / Departure from Pune at 11.15pm
> Non stop journey to Bamnoli
Day 2: 17th Jan 2016
> Early morning wake up call at 6am
> Fresh up, breakfast and get ready for trek by 7am
> After forest permissions departure by boats and reach Met indavli around 9am.
> Start trekking to Fort, Visit Vasota Fort and siteseeing
> Start descending around 2.30pm
> Back to met indavli by 3.30 pm and take return boat. Back to Bamnoli by 5pm
> Back to Pune by 10.30pm
Elorabted Iternary
16th Jan 2016
Gather Thane @8.30 PM Sharp @Thane Cidco Bus stop
Gather at Pune Swargate @11.30pm
Depart for Bamnoli.
04.00 am
Reach Bamnoli. Stay in a Temple. Bring sufficient Bedding & Warm Wear.
06.00 am
Wake up call by Explorers. Fresh up immediately. Keep your Bedding in a bus.
07.00 am
Tea & Breakfast. After breakfast 1 Hour is required for completing the Legal Procedures to enter the Vasota.
08.00 am
Start a Memorable Journey towards Vasota by Boat.
09.30 am
Reach Base of Vasota “Met-Indawali”. Briefing, Do’s & Don’ts by Team Explorers.
09.45 am
Start a Trek towards Vasota. Beautiful climb in the Vicinity of Nature.
11.45 pm
Reach the Top. Explore Vasota with Explorers.
12.30 pm
Start Descending the Fort.
02.00 pm
Lunch at Base of Vasota in Open Jungle. Please Carry Steel Plate, Bowl, Spoon, etc. Disposable Plates not allowed.
03.00 pm
Return journey towards Bamnoli by Boat.
04.30 pm
Reach Bamnoli. Evening Tea & Snacks
05.00 pm
Depart towards Pune-Mumbai with Happy Memories.
08.00 pm
Reach Pune at Swargate
11 Pm
Reach At Thane Cidco Bus stop.
Things To Be carried:
1. Luggage packed in big good bagpack.
2. Complete spare set of clothes & socks
3. Water bottle (atleast 1.5 ltr) compulsory
4. Electral/ Glucon-d energizers and personal medication
5. A sweater/warmwear
6. Good trekking shoes (sandles, chappals, floaters not permitted)
7. A sleeping bag / Thermocol mat and shawl / normal satranji and shawl
8. Torch with Extra pair of Batteries
9. Camera, Binocular (Optional)
10. Identity proof (must)
11. Some ready to eat food. cakes, Biscuits etc.
12. Towel, a napkin
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Please check the details of Registration Process, Payment Terms & Refund policy
Payment details:
One needs to pay full amount as advance at the time of booking.
The amount is to be deposited in the following account.
Name: Rajendra Jadhav
Bank: HDFC Ltd.
Account No: 50100091005091
IFSC code: HDFC0000814
Branch : Thane Ghodbander Road
Mail id: Registrations are done only on phone calls and will be confirmed only after the receipt of advance
Few rules we would like our participants to follow:
We follow a strict policy of "no trace" trekking, "Take nothing but memories and photographs, leave nothing but footprints".
Do Not Litter: Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.
No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol: Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek and NO REFUND will be provided.
(Smoking will only be permitted before the trek starts and after the trek is over with prior consultation of the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.)
Respect the Heritage: Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek friends.
Be a group: It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.
Pay attention: Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; SPR Giriratna Hikers, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
SPR Giriratna Hikers reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.
Registrations are only through phone calls (scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)
Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.
Medical Disclaimer: It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for riding. While planning your trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness checkup done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.
For more details and Registration, Please feel free to contact us on:
Shilpa : 9920360336
Rajendra : 9769641488
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