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PARVAT BUDDIES: One Day Trek to Porcupine Pt on 16th Nov 2019 (Saturday)
November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 4:30 pm UTC+5.5
PARVAT BUDDIES: One Day Trek to Porcupine Pt on 16th Nov 2019 (Saturday).
Some Info about the place:
MATHERAN (800m/2625ft) as you all know is a popular hill station near Mumbai. It enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year. One feels at calm in its lush green forests and red-soiled paths. You may have visited it several times as a tourist. But now, we bring you this amazing opportunity of experiencing the beauty of this hill, as a trekker.
Climbing up Matheran from its eastern slopes gives you amazing views of the entire Matheran range. Peaks like Chanderi-Mhasmal, Prabalgad-Kalavantini, Irshalgad, Peb, Haji Malang are a treat to the eyes. View of Gadeshwar dam is pretty good too. On this route, we’d come across dense jungles, streams (in monsoon) and climbs challenging enough for your trekker soul.
Travel is via public transport.
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. 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:
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: Panvel Railway Station
Assembly Timing: 0645hrs sharp on Saturday , 16th Nov 2019.
0700 hrs: Breakfast.
0730 hrs: Start Journey for base village by available mode of public transport (ST/Tumtum).
0830 hrs: Reach Base village. Briefing, Warm-up & Introductions.
0900 hrs: Start Trekking.
1230 hrs: Reach Summit. Have lunch (can also have it in restaurants at Bazar Peth)
1500 hrs: Walk to Dasturi naka & take taxi.
1630 hrs: Reach Neral and Take next available train for Mumbai.
* Trek Ends *
Rs. 500/- per head (non-refundable)
1 Veg. Breakfast & Tea/Coffee.
Travel from Panvel to base village & Taxi Fare from Matheran to Neral.
Basic First Aid Kit.
Route & Trek Guidance.
Exclusions: Lunch, Train tickets, Packaged drinking water, cold-drinks, any entry fee or camera fee, any sort of personal expenses, any other thing not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’
No. Of Seats: Min 6 and Max 15 participants. (First come First Serve on Payment Basis)
[The event is subject to minimum participation.]
Last Date for registrations & payment: 4pm, 13th Nov 2019 (Wednesday).
* Registrations are strictly by phone call & online payment only! *
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.
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 (~40L) (preferably with rain-cover).
3] TREKKING SHOES. Carry extra socks and laces.
4] TORCH / HEADLAMP with extra batteries.
Food, Hydration & Utensils
5] WATER (at least 2 litres, Prefer metal bottles over plastic ones OR Carry Water bladder)
6] LUNCH, non-disposable Spoon (e.g. stainless steel)
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, Sunglasses, Sunscreen.
10] Extra pair of clothes, a lightweight towel, and flip-flops to put on after the trek is over.
11] Dry bag to store your used clothes & Shoes.
12] Small garbage bag to dump wrappers, tissues etc.
• Trekking pole. (Strongly recommended)
• Camera, Umbrella.
• Personal Medicines.
• Small Knife, Whistle, Matchbox, Candle, Diary & pen.
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 plastic to protect them from dust and/or rains.
Lastly, leave a brief note about your trekking plan at home.
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 133 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.