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We at Sahyavihar Trekkers invite you all for a Night Trek to Gorakhgad on 30th Mar ‘14 (leaving on 29th Oct night.)

Some Information about the Fort:
Place: Gorakhgad fort
Height: 2137 ft
Base Village: Dehri
District: Thane
Difficulty Level: Medium
Endurance Level: Medium

Age Limit - Above 15 Years

Gorakhgad is a fort that can be done easily in a day, both from Mumbai and Pune. Though not famous for any historical events, Gorakhgad attracts trekkers due to its inviting pinnacles, which offer good opportunities for rock-climbing. This region of Gorakhgad and Machchindragad has a dense forest cover.
Fort Gorakhgad is quite small in size. It was having strategic importance during the reign of Shahaji Raje. However, no major battle is recorded to have taken place here. It was used in Shivaji's era to patrol the nearby region and was used as a stopover station during the journey to Junnar via Naneghat. Though small in size, there is enough availability water and a lot of space for accommodation. The fort gets its name from Saint Gorakhnath, who performed his "Sadhana" in this place.


The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Meeting Point: 29th Mar Saturday , Kalyan ST Depot at 09.45 pm (2 mins walking distance from Kalyan station)
From here we move ahead to Murbad by ST bus.
Further we go till Dehri by Jeep/ST Bus.
We start our trek by 2 am. Reach the top till 5.00 am.
Rest in Caves till Morning.
Explore the fort, have breakfast, and start descend by 9am.
Back to the Base Village by 12.00pm
Lunch and start our back journey by ST Bus/jeep.
Reach Kalyan by 5.00 pm. (approximately)

The charges for the trek will be Rs 500/- per head, which includes
Travelling from Kalyan to Kalyan by ST Bus / Jeep,
Breakfast and Lunch.


THINGS TO CARRY-
1. Good footwear (Mandatory).
2. Extra Pair of cloths, Towel, napkin.
3. Water (3 ltr minimum).
4. Cap / Gog / Camera (optional).
5. Insect repellent cream/ sun protection cream (optional).
6. Slippers or floaters (just to relax your feet before & after the trek) (optional)
7. Personal small medical kit. (If u require usually/Optional)
8. Other things as per your choice.
9. Haversack to put all these things.
10.As its Monsoon time pack your stuff accordingly.
11. Good Torch With Extra Batteries.
12.One small plate & one mug (For Breakfast & Tea).

Seats are limited...Interested participants are requested to call well in advance and in order to confirm their seat / booking for the trek / event ....the participant will be required to deposit an advance amount of INR 300 (Non Refundable) in the following bank account:

· Name : Abhijit Balkrishna Tawde

· Union Bank of India

· Savings Account no. 469202010014362

· IFSC Code – UBIN0546925

· Branch address - Vile Parle (East), Tejpal Scheme Branch


Important Instruction -

1. The Leader's decision will be final & binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
2. It is important for all participants to stay together in the group,
in the event of any deviation by the participant without the consent of the leader,
he/she/they will be considered as 'Independent/s' & will no longer be considered as a part of the group.
No refund of fees will be given in case the person is expelled from trek for above 3 reasons.
{Deviation: E.g.: Participant decides to go sightseeing on his own, decides to stay away from the group, decides to trek on route other than instructed by Leader, etc}
3. In the event of any Mishap, Leaders will not be responsible.
4. Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety & baggage.
5. Avoid wearing Gold or other ornaments.
6. Do not tease, argue, ask stupid questions, play prank on any villager, specially women, at the place of trek.
If you do so and get beaten-up by the villagers we will not interfere nor take responsibility for it.
7.The route of the trek is tricky and it is night. Hence it is necessary for all to be together.
If any one deviates and gets lost we will not be responsible.
Please remember trekking is not a picnic,its an adventure, hence do not take instructions casually, defying them may prove harmful.

Registrations are only through phone calls (Scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)

If call not attended, then please send us a message "Gorakhgad Trek Enquiry”. We will call you back once we are free.

Please call for more details & booking regarding the event.

Abhijit Tawde - +919664088871
Ameya Lambhate:- +919892288225

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