|Yatri Sahyadri has organized Takmak Tok rappelling & Raigad Darshan on 02nd December, 2012. (Starts from 01st night)
Some basic information about the trek is as follows:
Raigad is King of Forts
It is a thrilling experience to rappel down from TakMak Tok at Raigad.
So Friends get set ready for thrill !!!
Raigad or the Royal Fort (T. Mahad, 18° 14' N, 73°30' E) originally called Rairi, was known to the early Europeans as the Gibraltar of the East .
It stands 2,851 feet above the sea, sixteen miles north of Mahad, and about forty east of Janjira.
Its sheer scarped sides and long top form a great wedge-shaped block, cut from the Sahyadris by a deep valley about a mile broad at the base and two miles across from crest to crest.
As it is backed by the lofty line of the Sahyadris and surrounded by spurs and blocks of hills, Raigad seldom forms a striking feature in the Kolaba landscape.
From the west, about six miles on each side of Manganv, though the lower slopes are hid, the Takmak and Hirkani points are noticeable, forming an irregular horse-shoe.
From the south, two long spurs, Kalkai from which Raigad was shelled in 1818, and the prominent top of Guiri, mask its height and hide its scarps.
And from Mahabalesvar, so encircled is it by higher and bolder hills, that Raigad is difficult to make out even when its position is known.
According to Mr. Douglas the finest view of Raigad is from the peak of Torna, 1,000 feet higher and about twenty miles to the east [ Book of Bombay, 411.]. Much the same view can be had from the cone topped peak of Lingana on the western edge of the Sahyadris, about two miles east of Raigad, and the Lingana view has the advantage of including a sight of the ruins which give a special interest to the top of Raigad.
Day One – 01/12/2012
9.30 pm: Bus will leave from Borivali & will pick up participants on the way.
Day Two – 02/12/2012
04.30 am: Reach Base at Raigad.
05.00 am: Start ascending fort.
06.00 am: Reach On Top.
06.30 am: Break Fast.
07.15 am to 07.30 am: Introduction and other formalities.
08.00 am: Start rappelling activity of 1st group.
12.30pm to 01.30pm: Lunch.
1.30pm to 4.30pm: Start rappelling activity of 2nd group.
04.30 pm: Start descending fort.
05.30pm: Reach base.
05.30pm to 06.30pm: Evening snacks.
06.30 pm: Leave for Mumbai.
Charges : Rs. 1500/- per person
Charges Include :
Traveling from Mumbai to Mumbai by private bus, Morning breakfast/tea, Lunch & evening snacks/tea, Equipment charges for rappelling.
Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
1. Your dinner for Saturday.
2. haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
3. A bottle of water (minimum 2Ltrs).
4. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
5. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits, plate,spoon, glass (all reusable, compulsory).
6. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, insect repellant cream (Odomos or similar brand).
7. A good trekking shoes (compulsory).
REGISTRATION PROCESS: Please note that "attending" RSVP on Facebook will not be considered as a valid registration. Please register your self by visiting our website www.yatrisahyadri.com. Please confirm your seat before 31/01/2012.
Registration will be on ‘FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS’ for the first 30 registrations only.
For CONFIRMATION of your registration please deposit Rs. 1000/- in the following account number: (Only cheque or net transfer)
NITYANAND KESHAV NAIK.
BANK: HDFC BANK.
AC/ NO.: 01591140020591
BRANCH: LOKHANDWALA, ANDHERI WEST.
After transaction please do SMS or call to Nityanand on 9819818132.Carry the Pay-In-Slip as proof of registration.
Do feel free to contact us for any queries / clarifications.
For Registration & more details, contact Our "Yatri’s".
Nityanand Naik: 9819818132.
Srikant R Pillai: 7666905040/9920305779.
Suhas Sagvekar: 9819818132
Send mail us on: info@yatrisahyadri