Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Mountrek India One Day Trek To Karnala Fort on Sunday 15th November 2015.

Height: 1500 feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy
Type: Hill Fort

Karnala fort is a hill fort in Raigad district about 13 km from Panvel. Currently it is a protected place lying within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. It was a fort of strategic importance.
Redeemed with the power struggle of many rulers,
Karnala Fort stands as a specimen of the 13th century constructions. The fort was sparingly used by the
Karnala rulers including Angres, Mudhan and Peshwas until 1818, by which time British rulers have taken over the grand old fort under their control.
The Karnala Fort engulf a steep rock in the midst of greenish surroundings and has been a challenge to many adventurous trekkers all through the past and continue to be a great attraction among the fans of trekkers. The fort doorway is adorned with many carvings of elephants and tigers. One can see cute water reservoirs developed naturally in the rocks. The cool surroundings and the beautiful landscapes make this region a place for calm weekends.


Rendezvous: Meet at 07:15 AM (Sharp) at Panvel Railway Station
Please ensure punctuality.
The itinerary for the Event is as given below:
1) CST – Panvel Train timings as below
CST : 05:56 Hrs
Vadala: 06:14 Hrs
Kurla : 06:24 Hrs
Vashi: 06:43 Hrs
Belapur: 06:58 Hrs
Panvel: 07:13 Hrs

2) Thane – Panvel Train timings as below
THane: 06:24 Hrs
Koparkhairane: 06:41 Hrs
Belapur: 07:02 Hrs
Panvel: 07:17 Hrs

A walk of about 10 minutes will bring us to Panvel ST Depot
07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea @ Hotel Visava, Panvel
08:05 Hrs: Depart from Panvel bus depo to Karnala by ST / tumtum
08:45 Hrs: @ Karnala base
Intro & Instructions
09:00 Hrs: Trek from Base to Karnala Fort
11:30 Hrs: A top Karnala Fort
Sight seeing, REST & Lunch Time for 2 Hrs
13:30 Hrs: Descend 2 Base
16:00 Hrs: @ Karnala Base
move 2 Panvel By ST / Tum-tum
17:30 Hrs: @ Panvel bus depo
We would be getting back to Dadar at approx 19:30 Hrs (Subjective)

The cost of this trek would be Rs. 500/- per head only and would include:
> Panvel – Karnala – Panvel by Tumtum / ST
> Morning Breakfast – Tea
> Lunch
> Sanctuary – Entry Fee
VIMP Note: At the forest entry – point, All plastic bottles will be Counted & have to deposit some amount for the same. In case, if any participant member forget his bottle in the sanctuary and couldn’t show it at the gate, he has to Pay Rs 100/- fine for the same.
Note: Max imum 25 seats
Things To Carry: -
A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( a must)
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put all these things
Payment details:

Account No: 31993192984
Ifsccode: SBI0012925

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry:
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
2. A bottle of water (1.5 ltr).
3. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry.
4. Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits (optional).
5. Torch with extra batteries.
6. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, mosquito’s cream.
7. A good trekking shoes.
8. Bedding, extra pair of cloths.Contact
Amey : 9967837516
Ashwin : 9867250271

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