Trek to Ratangad [16th - 17th January 2016] -
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Note: Departure starts from Pune.
a fort in Ratan Wadi, Maharashtra,
overlooking the locale of Bhandardara,
one of the oldest artificial catchment areas. The fort is about 2000
It has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called 'Nedhe' or 'Eye of the Needle'. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji and was one of his favorites. The base village Ratanwadi has an Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings. The fort is originated from the river Pravara/Amrutvahini. The main attraction at Ratanwadi is the Amruteshwar temple dating back to the Hemadpant Era - roughly from the eighth century.
Sadhan Valley is surrounded by Alan, Madan, Kulang, Ratangad, Ajobagad & Kalsubai mountains of Sahyadri ranges. A very narrow and deep valley between two 200ft high rocks around 2km long. If time permits, and everyone is energetic to talk a bit we will visit the edge of Sandhan Valley (Need majority count).
Bhandardara is a holiday resort village on
the western coast of India. The village is located in the Ahmednagar district of
the state of Maharashtra, about 185 kilometers (115 mi) from Mumbai.
Bhandardara sits by the Pravara River, and is a blend of natural beauty, waterfalls, mountains, tranquility, greenery, invigorating air and pristine ambiance.
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|Difficulty level||Moderate to Difficult|
|Approx Temperature||Max 30 degrees C|
|Washrooms||Only at base camp|
|Food||Basic Veg food|
|Transport||Non-A/C (According to group size) - Expect bumpy ride due to the bad road.|
|IMP Note||There are thorny/itchy bushes enroute, avoid wearing shorts.|
08:00 PM - Have Dinner (prepared on the top) and try to sleep as soon as possible to give enough rest to your sour muscles.
Sunday 17th January 201607:00 AM - Wake up call and Fresh n up. (no restrooms/bathroom on the top, Freshen-Up will be in the wilderness)
08:00 AM - Fetch Water, Have breakfast, deal with monkeys around & Packup.
09:00 AM - Start Climbing down.
12:00 PM - Reach to base, Start back to Pune, sightseeing visits to Sandhan Valley, Konkankada & Bhandardara Dam - Subject to enough time in the hand.
09:00 PM - Reach Pune.
Go Through Things to
Carry page and make your best judgment
on packing your backpack.
Suggested things to carry:
-Torch with Spare Batteries (Mandatory)
-Good Trekking shoes
-One Back Pack
-Water Bottles 2 litres
-Change of Clothes for Two Days
-Sunscreen & Sunglasses
-Toiletries (Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, etc.)
-Allergy medication (if any)
-Energy Food & Drinks like Chocolate, Nutribars, Juice packs, Glucon-D etc (If you wish)
-Sleeping bag/mat (We will arrange for you, you have to carry it along with you)
Above Charges Includes: Transportation in Non-AC vehicle from Pune to Pune, Sleeping Bags, sleeping mat, Basic Veg food, Safety Gears and Medical kit, Permissions from Forest Dept., Coordinator from BMC, Local Guide.
Above Charges does not Include: Food enroute, any other expenses not considered above.
Read thru Cancellation Policy page, just in case you have to cancel participation