Dear Friends.                          

"Swachhand” Will going for the Trek to "PETH GAD (KOTHLIGAD)”near to Karjat Dt.16th October,2016

Duration:               Dt. 16th October, 2016 (Journey Starts on 15th Oct, 16 Night )

Mode of Transport: Local Transport

Meeting point:       At Bhandup Rly Station at 11.30 pm on Dt.15th Oct,2016 (platform No. 1 below indicator)

Little about trek

Type : Hill Fort           Fort Range : Karjat           District :  Raigad         Grade : Easy

The fort is commoly known of the peth because the peth village is situated in its base, also known as 'Kothaligad', approximately 21Km from Karjat. Even though the fort is small in stature has a vast historical background. This fort was more of a 'defense station' than a strong fort. Peth was mainly used for ammunition storage. Peth gained importance during Sambhaji's empire.

The fort is surrounded by other forts like Bhimashankar, Padargad, Rajmachi and Siddhagad. The lower plateau is connected with Wandre Khind on the ghats in the east.The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are specialty of the cave. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle.

Things To be Carried Along with:

● Identity Card,  ● A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that one has one hands free while walking     ● Comfortable shoes, sandals ●  Extra Pair of Clothes ● Towel/Napkins etc. ● windcheaters, Raincoats, Umbrellas ● Some ready to eat food  ● Water bottle 02 Liters  ●  Polythene bag for your garbage ● 2-3 bunch of News-papers ● Medicine those if u require usually ● Camera – Optional

** Please note Rains are expected, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags


** The cost for the trek is Rs 480/- per head

Includes…     Traveling from Karjatl to Karjat via Public Transport (Arranged by us)

Tea, Breakfast, Lunch and evening refreshments during the Trek

Not included   anything not mentioned above • Personal orders of food & cold drinks

For Details & Registration Contact our members at:

Pravin Ghude  9920404522,

Ganesh Bhopalgade 9619669104,



General Rules / Instructions for the participants whoever join the Trek:-

v  Kindly carry Identity proof for the trek.

v  Anyone above 16 years can join the Trek. All children under 18 years old must also be accompanied by an adult / Parents

v  Please book your seat (name) well in advance and reconfirm the time and date on the day of departure on phone because program may change due to unavoidable circumstances.

v  Each participant shall carry things as per (Please read Things to Carry) for every trek.

v  The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it. Trek leaders have the authority to alter/modify the program/route without intimation.

v  The participants are advised not to wander off from the trail. Always listen to leaders for instructions and stay with the entire group throughout.

v  We all are committed to keep the trail clean and urges all participants to help the cause by not littering during the trek. Keep all the waste with you and even if you find some waste, collect it and deposit at the base village at the end of the trek. Do not destroy or dirty the archeological, historical monuments.

v  We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.

v  Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, ex. Smoking, drinking etc.

v  Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.

Note:  Safety is our prime concern and we don't make compromises for the same.

v  Please read above Instructions/ rules and regulations.  We all are bound by the same.

v  Print and leave a copy of this mail specially Telephone Nos. at home, with a friend or relative in case of Emergency.

v  People with heart conditions, knee problems, severe asthma or pregnant should not participate in TREKS.  Participants should inform the leaders if they suffer from any illness, heart ailments, blood pressure, asthma etc. If the leaders are not informed and any untoward incident takes place, neither the leaders nor Swachhand Team will be held responsible.

v  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 mishaps/accidents during the program. Or any compensation in whatsoever manner.

v  If your friends/relatives coming with you on the trek please do inform them about the trek Rules above. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.

Thanks and Regards,

Team Swachhand


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