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Trek To Sahyadri  -  [31st May To 4th June 2008]
Place : Kalsubai - Harishchandragad - Bhandardara - Lonavla - Khandala (Optional)
Note: Kindly call/email us for any clarification only after reading thru all details.

About Kalsubai :

      Kalsubai with the height of 1646m is famous as one of the highest peaks in Maharashtra. Kalsubai lies in the Sahyadri mountain range and being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. There is a symbolic temple at the top. The sanctuary area spreads from Kalasubai to Harischandragad in Akole Tehsil of Ahmadnagar district. The area is part of Sahyadri hill ranges. The Kalsubai sanctuary is challenge to trekkers as it is most rugged, hilly area and difficult to get accessibility.
About Harishchandragad:

Harishchandragad is one of the ancient forts in Western ghats and situated at the top of Malshej Ghat and it has played a major role in guarding the surrounding region. Its origin is said to have been in 6th century, during the rule of Kalchuri dynasty. The citadel was built during this era. The various caves probably have been carved out in the 11th century.     

About Bhandardara:

     Amidst the dense forest, lies one of the most splendid lakes of the country, Arthur Lake. It is formed by the waters of the Pravara River. Bhandardara is well known for the Wilson Dam which was built in 1910 on the Pravara River and is almost 492 ft above sea level. The Umbrella Falls are also in the vicinity. Besides being a scenic spot and offering some breathtaking views this water body is also used for hydro-electric power generation.
The backwaters of the Wilson Dam reflect the gorgeous image of Mount Kalsubai, the highest peak (5,400 ft) of the Sahyadri ranges in Maharashtra.       

About Lonavla :

    Lonavala, a tiny hill town of Maharashtra, is also known as the jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains. This hill station is also a popular health resort. It is situated at a height of 625 metres above sea level.

About Khandala (Optional) :

 Khandala neighbors Lonavala. Khandala is one of the most prominent hill stations in the state of Maharashtra and is the pride of the Sahyadri mountains. It is blessed with unlimited natural beauty. The town has a panoramic view of its lush green hilly surroundings. The town is ideal for leisurely walks and has a number of trekking trails around it.

Route: Bangalore - Mumbai - Igatpuri - Bhandardara - Kalsubai - Harishchandragad - Lonavla / Khandala(Opt)

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Distance: Kalsubai - 10-12 Kms approx. (Both way)
                 Harishchandragad - 8-10 Kms approx. (Both way)


Tentative Schedule:
 31st May 2008 06:30 AM         Assemble at Bangalore Airport

07:30 AM         Flight to Bombay
11:00 AM         Reach Mumbai Airport
12:00 PM         Start Mumbai Local Train (1st Adventure) Journey to Igatpuri
 03:00PM         Igatpuri To Bhandardara Bus Journey
Accommodation in Bhandardara

  1st June 2008

05:30 AM          Start to Kalsubai

06:00 AM          Reach Kalsubai ,Breakfast on the way

07:00 AM          Start the trek

11:00 AM          Reach the peak & explore the place

04:00 PM           Reach the base camp and Visit Umbrella water fall (Bhandardara)


 2nd June 2008

05:30 AM         Breakfast and start Journey to Harishchandragad

07:00 AM         Start the trek to Harishchandragad

06:00 PM          Reach the base camp, Lunch

06:30 PM          Start Journey to Lonavla

09:00 PM          Reach the base camp


 3rd June 2008 06:00 AM         Breakfast
06:30 AM         Visit to Lonavla and Khandala(opt)

10:30 PM          Start Journey to Bangalore (UDYAN EXPRESS)

 4th June 2008 09:00 PM         Reach BANGALORE CY JN


Participation Fees: Rs. 7000.00
Above charges includes: Transports (Flight Bangalore to Bombay,Railway,Bus etc.), Accommodation in Hotel,Food,Guide, Forest Charges, First aid etc..
Above charges does not includes: Food on the way

Please deposit Cheque/Cash to transfer online to follow Bank Account or Swipe your Credit Card at below address before registering for this event:
Please mail your transaction details to [email protected] for final confirmations.

Bank Name Axis Bank
Account Holder Bangalore Mountaineering Club
Account Type Saving
Bank Account Number 300010100030913
Branch Marathahalli
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Address Gokulam, #1310, 6th Cross, 10th main,
HAL 3rd Stage ext, Bangalore - 560008.


 Things to carry:
Energy food (ie. Chocolates, Flavored Curd, Fruits etc)
 Energy Drink (ie. Flavored milk, Fruit juice etc)
 Cap, sun glasses, rain coat, water bottle,

 Shoes: With minimum grips/studs. preferably canvas or soft sole shoes if not rock climbing shoes.  


Terms and Conditions:
1. Registration on First come First serve basis.
2. No Cancellation will be accepted. (No refund)
3. Need Advance payment for confirmation of registration. No on the spot payment will be accepted.
4. Consumption of alcohol is STRICTLY not allowed.
5. We are providing basic facilities, please do not expect luxury.
6. No facility of rest rooms on Trekking Places , one can use natural resources.
7. We will try our best to make it safe for all age group people, we expect people not to try extra adventure.
8. For any clarifications call : 9740091262 / : or email us at [email protected].
9. Last Date of registration is set to 10th May 2008.

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