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Thursday, January 31, 2013

VRangers Bday Celebration At lavhali on 9th Ngt - 10th Feb 2013.

Hi all Rangers,
As everybody is waiting for 10th Feb plan as we have completed three successful years for VRangers treks & adventure activity.VRangers would like to thanks all rangers for their cooperation and love, hoping that it will continue till………….

After having lots of discussions, planning’s at last VRangers came across Lavhali Base camp Location and found one of the good choice to enjoy, celebrate & a peaceful environment for Rangers.
At same time we want to celebrate birthday with beloved rangers who always with us for help, guide and motivate to concur new heights. So rangers ready for one more chill-out bonfire fire and pleasant day at a very pleasant place.

So be a part of celebration with fun & joy. Campsite fees like accommodation in Tent as well as food expenses will be done by VRangers. Other charges you need to pay.

Cost: 600 Rs/- Includes only travelling from Kalyan (By Jeep) to Lavhali and return till kasara. Packed Dinner (it will be a pulav rice plz specify veg or non veg).

Lavhali Base Camp is located at very quiet and peaceful location on the shoulders of Malshej Ghat, called "Lavhali" it is a small village on the way to Pachnai (base village for Harishchandragad gad).

Tentative Schedule:

Meeting point: Kalyan Station by 9.00 pm on 9th Feb 2013.
09.00 pm: At Kalyan Station.
09.15 pm: by local vehicle will move to lavhali.
12.30 am: Bonfire session with dhamaallll & then good night.
07.00 am: Good Morning Rangers.
07.30 am: Breakfast & Swimming.
10.30 am: Once again Dhammaalll.
01.00 pm: Veg/Nonveg Lunch.
02.00 pm: Check out from Lavhali.
04.15 pm: By kasara Local will move towards our regular life.

So we would like to invite you all Rangers for the event so be the first as we have only 25 seats. After 25 seats conditions applied.

Register yourself by 7th Feb 2013 on call with Mr.
Sudhir 97028 78447 only (Please Confirm to him only).

Thursday, January 24, 2013

VRangers one day trek to Korlie Fort on 3rd feb 2013.

Trek: Korlie Fort.
Fort Height: 271 ft.
Type: Sea Fort
Fort Range: Alibaug
Grade: Simple
Cost: - Rs 400/- (Cost includes breakfast, tea, traveling from Gateway of India to Korlai and back to Gateway.)

An account of significant event contributes to the great history of the fort. In 1521, Portuguese had established a strong control over the coast, and took permission from the first Burhan Nizam. They erected a port over here, and built a machi here. Korlai was initially known as the "Rock of Chaul". In 1594, there was a chaotic situation after Burhan Nizam died.
The Portuguese tried to take advantage of this by building fortification here. But Hussein Nizam perceived the danger and decided to fortify this mountain himself. The Portuguese opposed this and they signed a treaty. It was decided that inseam
would not build a fort and the Portuguese would not pose him any threat on the seas. However second Burhan Nizam succeeded in building a fort here.

Trek Pics: .

Trek Schedule:
Will have to reach CST by 5.30 am and Meeting point will be Gateway of India at 5.45 am .

Tentative Schedule:
06.10 am: Start journey to mandwa and will have breakfast.
07.35 am: At mandwa & get into bus to reach Alibaug will take 40 min apx.
08.30 am: By local vehicle will reach to korlie Village.
09.30 am: with intro will start for the trek.
10.15 am: will reach on first door & exploration.
12.30 pm: will have Lunch together.
2.25 pm: start returning to korlie village.
5.00 pm: reach to alibaug.
6.00pm: will catch jetty to reach gateway.

Payment Details:
For confirmation of your registration please deposit Rs. 200/-(non Refundable) in the following.
Acc Name: Ananda Shivaji Govekar
Acc No   : 00000032353269021
IFS Code: SBIN0000562
MICR Code: 400002007
Bank     : SBI Bank
Branch   : Bhandup (W)
After transaction plz do sms to Ananda Govekar 98922 19155.

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek: 

Compulsory items:
A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, Lunch for Sunday, approx 4 ltr water, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should ware good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, if you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid, carry some extra cloths.

Noncompulsory items:
Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry, mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.
(It’s totally self responsibility to take care of your things.)

For Reg. & more details, contact Our "Rangers" ,
Sandip 93202 57051.
Mayur 90296 09691

Monday, January 21, 2013

VRangers Exploration of Katrabai Range (Ratangad to Harishchandra Gad) on 25-26-27thJan 2013.

This is the most awaited trek for rangers and one of the most fabulous with its variations of routes. Here we can bet you will have a good trekking experience with its wonderful environment and sceneries. In this range we will cover Ratan gad, Katrabai paas , Harishchandra gad and if time permits then kaladgad.

Trek: Ratangad / Harishchandra Gad – via katrabai pass.
Base Village: shendi-ratanwadi / pachnai.
Region: Ghatghar – Bhandardara
Difficulty: Medium.
Max Participation size: 15 rangers.
Cost:-Rs. 1500/- (It includes Travelling from Kasara to kalyan, Breakfast (fri-sat-sun)/ 2 dinner (fri-sat) – 1 Lunch (sat - sun), Expertise charges).

Brief info of forts:
The fort is origin for the river Pravara / Amrutvahini . The Bhandardara dam is built on this river. Ratangad has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called 'Nedhe' or  'Eye of the Needle'; formed by natural erosion, it is big enough to accommodate a group  Of ten people and the view of the entire region from here is absolutely amazing. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle and was one of his favorites. The base village Ratanwadi has a beautiful Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings.

This is a much unseen fort normally by trekkers as due to its small fortification. It lies on the way from harishchandra to pethechi wadi near Kumshet. On this fort you see a cave which is known as bhiroba cave and having water cisterns.

Katrabai Pass:
This pass is known for passage between Ratangad and Harishchandragad. At top of the hill there situated katrabai mandir.

Harishchandra Gad:
Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar region of India. Its history is linked with that of Malshej Ghat, and it has played a major role in guarding and controlling the surrounding region.The fort is quite ancient. Remnants of Microlithic man have been discovered here. The various Puranas (ancient scriptures) like Matsyapurana, Agnipurana and Skandapurana include many references about Harishchandragad. 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. In these caves are idols of Lord Vishnu. Though the cliffs are named Taramati and Rohidas, they are not related to Ayodhya.
Great sage changdev (one who created the epic “Tatvasaar”), is used to meditate in 14th century. The caves are from the same period. The various constructions on the fort and those existing the surrounding region point to the existence of diverse cultures here. The carvings on the temples of Nageshwar (in Khireshwar village), in the Harishchandreshwar temple and in the cave of Kedareshwar indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period, since it is related to Shaiva, Shakta or Naath. Later the fort was under the control of Moguls. The Marathas captured it in 1747.

Trek Schedule:
Our journey will start with kasara local on Friday 25th Jan 2013.from.
Train Time Table:-
Kasara Slow local: please reach before 5 min to the appropriate platforms as this is fast local till mulund then it will hault at all station.if u miss this train u will miss the trek.
Kasara Slow Local(N)
Mumbai CST
5.00 am
5.07 am
5.17 am
5.28 am
5.34 am
5.44 am
5.54 am
6.16 am
6.24 am
6.39 am
7.46 am

25th Jan 2013:
7.46am: reach to kasara DO BREAKFAST and move towards shendi by local vehicle.
reach ratanwadi by boat
11.15 am: with intro will start trek to ratangad.
01.45 am: Reach to top & lunch break.
Explore ratangad
08.30 pm: have dinner & good night call after campfire enjoyment.

26th Jan 2013:
06.00 am: wakeup call
07.00 am: breakfast
07.30 am leave fort
12.00 pm:  Have lunch at Kumshet
01.00 pm: move toward pethyachi vadi with crossing mula river
03.00 pm: reach pethyachi vadi (if time permits will do Kaladgad)
05:00 pm: reach  pachnai refreshments and move towards harishchandra fort
08.00 pm: have Dinner on harishchandra fort

27th Jan 2013:
06.00 am: wakeup call
07.30 am: brekafast and explore fort
12.00 pm: lunch
01.00 pm: start descend towards khireshwar phata
05:00 pm: reach khireshwar phata and catch local vehicle for kalyan

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
Compulsory items:
A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, Lunch for Friday, approx 3 ltr water, Torch with extra batteries, plate, spoon, bowl, bedding like proper shawl, mat (as we are going to have open space stay), woolen jacket, towel,some snacks, Should ware good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, if you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid, carry some extra cloths.

Non-compulsory items but helpful:
Cap, Sunglasses, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry,  mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.
(It’s totally self responsibility to take care of things.)

VRangers Rules & Regulation:

For Reg. & more details, contact Our "Ranger"
(Confirm urself B4 23rd Jan 2013)
Sudhir :- 97028 78447
Registration will be done by phone call only, so if call not received then please sms your name & mail-id.