The Wait is over, Monsoon is here…..
We are starting this season’s trek with One day Monsoon Trek to Peth (Kothaligad) on Sunday, 24th June 2012.
Type : Hill fort
Fort Range : Karjat
District : Raigad
Grade : Medium
Height : 3100 ft.
Peth, also known as ‘Kothaligad’, is situated in Shahapur Taluka, approximately 21Km North East of Karjat. This fort stands tall in the company of various other forts like Rajmachi, Dhak, Siddhagad and Bhimashankar, a witness to our illustrious history.
This fort though small in stature has a vast historical background. Mughal chronicles provide us a lot of information on this fort. 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 era. There is a tunnel which is the high point of the trek, with its funnel like structure and steps along the inside in a steep ascent to the very top.
The cost of the trek will be Rs. 600 per head which includes,
Private Transportation, Tea & Breakfast, Lunch, Expertise
6:00 AM : Start from Dadar
8:30 AM : Reach Ambivali (Base village)
Start Trek towards Peth Village
After 1 ½ hour climbing will reach to Peth Village
10:30 AM : Start Trek towards fort
11:15 AM : Reach the top of the fort
It’s time for Exploring the fort, Enjoying the beauty, photography etc.
12:15 PM : Start descending
01:00 PM : Reach Peth Village - Freshnup & Lunch
04:30 PM : Reach Ambivali (Base village)
07:00 PM : Reach Dadar (Tentative)
Travel Route : Dadar – Panvel – Karjat – Ambivali – Peth
Things to be carried:
Rubber soled sports shoes or shoes with good soles (Ensure they are not slippery and can withstand the trek).
Extra Pair of socks.
Raincoat or Wind cheater.
A bottle of water (Atleast 1 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Cap, Towel/Napkins & Extra pair of clothes.
Full Track Pant, if possible.
Personal medicines, if any.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Pack your bags carefully to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
Vipul Kotwal – 9819058685
Sandeep Ghare – 9833996874
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Trek Photos :
Few Do’s and Don’ts:
Avoid littering and kindly ensure all city waste is carried back or disposed off appropriately.
Do not disturb the flora and fauna.
Do not destroy/ write on archeological or historical monuments.
Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited during the trek. (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.)
A group is a cohesive unit only if it acts together, avoid acting on your own and coordinate with the leader and deputy.
Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
Please understand that treks are not a kind of picnics, so please don’t expect luxury and absolute comforts.
Peth fort is relatively safe for trekking. Most of the accidents, if happened here, have been due to the foolhardiness of humans. Unfortunate and hazardous events can be easily prevented by using plain simple common sense and avoiding unnecessary risks. Always respect Mother Nature. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, Mountain Mavalas cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness, Loss of property and such other unforeseen eventualities.
The Trek/Itinerary can be changed/modified/cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances without any prior notice.