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PARVAT BUDDIES: KALSUBAI – Trek to the Highest Peak of Maharashtra (Offbeat Routes) on 28-29th Sept 2019
September 28 @ 6:00 pm - September 29 @ 6:00 pm UTC+5.51300Rs
PARVAT BUDDIES: KALSUBAI – Trek to the Highest Peak of Maharashtra (Offbeat Routes) on 28-29th Sept 2019.
Some Info about the place:
Mt. KALSUBAI (1646m/5400ft) needs no introduction! We all have studied Geography in school and know that this is the highest peak in the state of Maharashtra. It surely takes some good endurance and a patient mind to scale the “Everest of Maharashtra”. Reaching the top of this ‘Everest’ would not only give you an unmatched feeling of joy and confidence, but you would also be rewarded with a beautiful view of the surrounding valleys, lakes and hill ranges. Popular peaks of Kirda, Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Pandhra, Mordhan, Avandh, Patta, Ratangad etc can be seen from this peak. Beautiful views of Bhandardara Lake cannot be missed too. A temple dedicated to the legendary Kalsu-Devi (the goddess of women’s liberation) is situated on top of this mountain. Hence, a trek to Kalsubai definitely finds place in every trekkers’ ‘must-visit’ list.
So what we are going to do differently from the rest of the crowd is approach the mountain from its challenging unexplored Northern slope and descend through another offbeat untouched route so that you get the best trekking experience. September is considered to be an ideal month for trekking in the Sahyadri. There is freshness in the air with the monsoon leaving behind a carpet of greenery adorned with wildflowers. During this trek, we will come across several villagers who are mainly farmers, shepherds and local devotees – it would be a nice experience to interact with them, hear their stories and know something about their way of life. It is always a very good experience hearing the Legend of the Devi from the local folks. You’d also enjoy some delicious local food and hospitality too.
Approx Trek Distance: 12 kms.
Approx Climb: ~800m/2625ft.
Special Features: Highest Peak Of Maharashtra, Unexplored Routes, Temples, Flowers.
Suitability: This trek is best suited to regular trekkers or for someone who has prior trek experience but beginners who are physically and mentally fit and having proper trekking shoes can also join. We would not recommend this trek for kids.
Offerings: Travel, Meals, Toilet & accommodation facility, First Aid, Route & Trek Guidance
Cost: Rs.1300/- per person
Why PARVAT BUDDIES?
Extensive painstaking preparations have been carried out by our team of experienced leaders in planning and organising this trek for you. Our leaders are well versed with the terrain and have a trekking experience of about a decade in the Sahyadri. Your safety is our prime goal so rest assured that we will take good care of you during the trek. Our USP is that we prefer to trek in small sized groups so as to have a better bonding and interaction among our participants. The average group size of our events is around 15 people making our events much more enjoyable and memorable. We maintain a reasonable Leader to Participant ratio which is about 1:10 on an average. We also have a good number of female participants joining our events. On an average around 40% of our participants in the past have been females, proving that we are a gender friendly group. Wherever feasible, we try our best to arrange private transport from Mumbai for your comfort. All your meals during this trek will be taken care of by us so you need not bother about cooking and packing anything from home. We always carry a basic first aid kit with us. We follow a ‘Leave No Trace’ Policy and try our best to leave a minimum possible impact on our ecology while conducting the treks. We respect the Mountains and follow a set of rules to ensure discipline in our outdoor activities.
Some Trek Rules:
Climbing the Mountain is definitely an enjoyable adventure, provided we all follow some discipline. Please get yourself acquainted with our trekking rules here: https://parvatbuddies.blogspot.com/p/trekking-rules.html
One must follow these basic rules strictly so that the outdoors can be enjoyed in a safe way.
(These are approximate timings. Actual timings on the trek day may vary due to several factors)
Assembly Point: Kasara Railway Station
Assembly Timing: 1815 hrs sharp on Saturday, 28th Sept 2019.
1815 hrs: Start Journey by private non-AC vehicle.
1945 hrs: Arrival in the base village.
2000 hrs: Dinner time. Enjoy the delicious local food prepared by our villager friend.
2030 hrs: Trek briefing, Introductions & Group bonding activities.
2200 hrs: Goodnight!
29th Sept 2019 (Sunday)
0445 hrs: Wake up call. Freshen up.
0530 hrs: Warm-up exercises and basic stretching.
0600 hrs: Breakfast & Tea.
0630 hrs: We embark on this climb of moderate grade – making most of the early morning serenity and natural beauty.
1000 hrs: Reach Temple of Kalsubai at the summit of the peak.
1030 hrs: Start descend trek.
1430 hrs: Reach the base village, relax and freshen up.
1500 hrs: Lunchtime.
1600 hrs: Bid adieu to Kalsubai and resume journey for Kasara.
1800 hrs: Reach Kasara Railway Station
** Trek Ends **
Things you should carry (COMPULSORY):
In order to have an enjoyable time in the mountains, one needs to be well equipped with the following things:
1] Identity Proof.
2] RUCKSACK (~50L) (preferably with rain-cover).
3] TREKKING SHOES. Carry extra socks and laces.
4] TORCH / HEADLAMP with extra batteries.
5] SLEEPING BAG/SHAWL.
Food, Hydration & Utensils
6] WATER (at least 2 litres, Prefer metal bottles over plastic ones OR Carry Water bladder)
7] Light SNACKS like biscuits, energy bars, candies, dry fruits & nuts, ORS, some juicy fruits as per your liking.
Clothing & Accessories
8] Wear Full length track-pants & full sleeves Shirt (preferably dry-fit) to protect oneself from insects, thorns, cold and sunburn.
9] CAP / HAT, WINDCHEATER, Sunglasses, Sunscreen.
10] Extra pair of clothes, a lightweight towel, and flip-flops to put on after the trek is over.
11] Napkin, Toiletry Kit
12] Dry bag to store your used clothes & Shoes.
13] Small garbage bag to dump wrappers, tissues etc.
- Trekking pole. (Strongly recommended)
- Camera, Umbrella
- Personal Medicines.
- Small Knife, Whistle, Matchbox, Candle, Diary & pen.
Cost: Rs. 1300/- (non-refundable)
1 Veg. Dinner (Saturday)
1 Veg. Breakfast (Sunday)
1 Veg. Lunch (Sunday)
Accommodation in the village.
Travel in private non-AC vehicle from Kasara to base village & vice versa.
Basic First Aid Kit.
Route & Trek Guidance.
Exclusions: Packaged drinking water, cold-drinks, Insurance, any entry fees, any sort of personal expenses, any other thing not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’
No. Of Seats: Min. 7 and Max. 14 participants. (First come First Serve on Payment Basis)
[Trek is subject to minimum participation]
** Registrations are strictly by phone call & online payment only! **
Deadline for registrations & payment: 4pm, 24th Sept 2019 (Tuesday).
Your seat will be booked only when we receive complete participant details along with the confirmation (transaction id/screenshot) of the online payment. Please call us on the below-mentioned number to know the Bank Details for Funds Transfer.
- Trekking is a demanding physical activity and should NOT be confused with picnic. Do not expect home like comforts and amenities in the hilly terrain.
- It is important to be in good health and to have a basic level of physical fitness to ensure a happy time during the trek. Consult your doctor before joining the trek if you’re suffering from any ailment/injury.
- It is important for all participants to abide by the instructions of the trek leader from time to time. Any violation of Trek Rules or misbehaviour will be dealt with strictly and the participant will be expelled from the group immediately without any refund. The time schedule for the trek has to be followed strictly by every participant so as to have a timely and safe execution of the trek.
- Avoid Jeans/Belts/Sling bags as it is important to walk freely while trekking. Shorts, 3/4ths and Sleeveless tops are strictly NOT allowed.
- Avoid bringing costly gadgets/devices and valuables like jewellery etc. Carry only sufficient cash.
- Try to keep the weight of your bag as less as possible.
- Wrap your belongings in dry bags to protect them from dust and/or rains.
- Lastly, leave a brief note about your trekking plan at home.
We hope you don’t miss this amazing opportunity. So come, let’s enjoy nature together. Be there to experience it yourself!
For any queries, feel free to Contact us:
Parin H Shah (9869173138)
PARVAT BUDDIES is a Mumbai based group of adventurers and nature lovers established in the year 2014. We organise outdoor activities like trekking, camping, cycling, tree planting, leisure trips, etc for beginners across various age groups. We have successfully conducted 129 enjoyable outdoor events and have catered to college students, youngsters, children, corporates and families.
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Disclaimer: While utmost care will be taken by the organisers, all participants shall be responsible for their own safety and belongings. Organisers will not be responsible for any injury, casualty, death or any other untoward incident. Decision of the trek leader shall be final and binding on all participants.