Fire Flies Special night trek to kothligad with MumbaiRangers on 31 may 2015.(Leaving saturday Night 30 May 2015)

 30 May
 Karjat, India
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 Amit Bhadoria
Dear Friends we invite you all for Night Trek to Kothligad (peth) in glowing forest of fireflies… on 30 & 31 may 2015. Peth is situated in Shahapur taluka, Karjat district. Hight of this fort is 3100 ft above sea level. This fort is also known as Kothaligad because of the internally excavated stairs at the fort top. During the specific period of pre-monsoon, thousands of fireflies males glow in mating display to attract females. This is one of the best natural phenomena one can expect… Histo ry : This fort is very small in size but was used as an ammunition storage and defense station during Sambhaji Maharaj’s era. This fort is surrounded with other forts like Bhimashankar, Rajmachi, Dhak, Sidhhagad and Prabalgad Some Information about the Fort: Pinnacle of the Peth fort with internally carved stairs Bhairoba Mandir Bhairoba Cave. Water cisterns Bastions of the fort well in condition From the Fort top we can have glimpse of Bhimashankar, Rajmachi, Dhak and Siddhagad Kothligad (peth) Height: ~ 3100 feet Grade: Easy Location: Karjat region Trek Leader: Nishant seth The itinerary for trek is: Meeting at Neral station 9.30 pm . For convinence we have put up local train time table below: This is a karjat Fast local. CST 7:55 PM Byculla 8:02 PM Dadar 8:08 PM Kurla 8:15 PM Ghatkopar 8:19 PM Mulund 8:31 PM Thane 8:35 PM Dombivili 8:47 PM Kalyan 8:56 PM Neral 9:30 30 May 2015 (Saturday) Night catch karjat fast local 7:55 from cst Or from the station of your choice Get down at Neral Station. On arrival at Neral we will proceed towards Ambavali village in Jeep OR Tumtum. Introduction round and start ascending at 11 oclock Enjoy the glowing fireflies while ascending till Pethwadi. Please carry some packed stuff to eat from home. Take rest for a while then start trekking towards top of kothligad . After some happening photography session on the top of pinnacle, Start Descend around 5 oclcok in the morning Reach base village have Breakfast And Tea at villagers house around 7.30 Back to neral station around 10 oclock Reach Mumbai around 12 oclock afternoon Expenses for the Trek is 600/- per person.... In clu des: Transportation from Neral to Neral by private jeep. Tea, Breakfast and Refreshments. Guide & Mumbairangers Expertise Charges, Exclusion : Anything not mentioned above. For Registration call us: Nishant Sheth : 8879418581 Amit Bhadouria :9819299164/7045655654 Registration accepted only through phone call.. Things to be carried: A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs), (A Must) Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc. Medicine those if u require usually (Optional) Sleeping Bags / Mat, Bedding Torch with spare batteries ( A must) Good trekking shoes, A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited. Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories” The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained. Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The club will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek. Medical Disclaimer: Its Important to be fit before going for Treks. It is Important to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should Take permission from their physicians before treks.

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