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Last one day trek to Kalsubai for this year the highest top in Maharashtra 31 December 2015, Thursday

Summary:
Trek: Kalsubai
Height: 5400 ft
Region: Igatpuri
Cost: Rs 900.00 per person
Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar

About Kalsubai:
Kalsubai with the height of 1646m [5400Feets] is famous as one of the highest peaks in Maharashtra. Kalsubai lies in the Sahyadris mountain range. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. Since Kalsubai is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb. There is a symbolic temple at the top. It is said, that in the ancient times, a lady named “Kalsu” came to nearby Indorey village to work. However, somebody forced her to clean utensils and clean up the residence by force. So she left the place and eventually died at this spot. So comes the name, Kalsubai. A small temple is built here, in her memory. From the top of Mount Kalsubai, one can get great view of the Bhandardara Lake and Wison dam, immediately after the rainy season, the place is covered with variety of flowers. During the months October to November people neighbouring region organize a religious fair at this place. It usually takes three hours to reach the top from Bari. Soon after leaving Bari, a small stream is crossed followed soon after by a Hanuman temple. The route from behind this temple takes the hiker straight to the summit. There are three iron ladders along this route. There is a well near the last iron ladder as one approaches the top. The rest of the route is without water, so it is best to fill water bottles in Bari. It is an easy hike, but parts of it are quite steep.

Itinerary for Kalsubai starts by travel up to Kasara by Kasara local train starting from Mumbai CST on 31 December 2015 Thursday, timing are as below:
18:25 Mumbai (CST)
18:40 Dadar
18:50 Ghatkopar
19:07 Thane
19:19 Dombivili
20:39 Kasara

31 December 2015
20:45 Assemble at Kasara Railway station 
22:00 Reach base village.
22:10 Start trek 
01:30 Reach Kalsubai summit
02:15 Start descending Kalsubai,
06:00 Reach base village, breakfast.
07:00 Travel from Bari to Kasara railway station. 
09:30 Disperse at Kasara railway station on 01/01/2016 of the new year

List of Items To Be Carry recommended by TreksandTrails
•Snugly fitting canvas shoes / Sports shoes
•Ruck sack / Shoulder bag which can hold following items
•Pack your stuff with an extra protection the contents from getting wet.
•Water Bottle (3 Liters Minimum) compulsory ***
•Torch with spare set of batteries, sun cap.
•Spare Cotton Track pant & T- shirts 1no each. 
•Personal bedding, Sleeping Bag / Bed sheet / Carry mat.
•Personal medical kit (personal medicines if any, prescribed by family Dr.), extra shoes laces, Safety pins etc.
******** Please carry Dinner for 31/12/2015 *************

Note:
We would be returning to Mumbai by 12:00 noon approx. (Subjected).
Participation contribution is NON-refundable and NON-transferable. 
We shall travel together as a group. This is a group activity. 

TreksandTrails Rules
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
2. TreksandTrails reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice.
3. Proper footwear is essential for this trek. As trekking with a weak shoe sole is best avoided.
4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact. Send a text message.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops/skirt, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
6. Wear comfortable clothes like track pants and t-shirts. Avoid wear jeans pants.
7. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags on treks.

Inclusions: Travel from Kasara to Bari village by local transport and back, 1 veg breakfast
Exclusions: Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption. Food/Tea purchase while travelling to site and back. Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required. Travel cost from Mumbai to Kasara and back.

For Registration transfer Rs. 900.00 per person in the given a/c. 
Important Note: One needs to deposit full payment into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.

State Bank of India - Kalwa
Saving Account No: 32248535175
In the Name of Mr. Rajesh Mhaddalkar
IFSC Code: SBIN0014771

Or make a payment using a debit or credit card on our websitewww.treksandtrails.org

What's in it for me?
- Overnight trek
- Photography
- Night photography
- Offbeat trek

Missing any items from the recommended things to carry?
Call us and we shall help you in getting the best cameras, zoom lenses, telephoto lenses on hire (hire charges to be paid by the participants separately).

Risk Profile:
Heavy rains are expected so please double pack your valuables to save them from getting wet. Wear good trekking shoes. Due to the monsoon season and various rock patches in this route, we recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. 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 accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. This trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

We would like to hear from you call:
Rajesh Mhaddalkar: 9869629288 / 9768341848
Yahya Virani +919768143706 / +919970043706

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Disclosures on medical conditions
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.

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