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Kaas Plateau(Valley of flowers) and trek to Pratapgad fort

  • Sep 19, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Kaas Plateau which is also called as Maharastra's Valley of flowers with picturesque view of various types flowers that carpet the floor of the plateau and a scenic trek then to Pratapgad fort from Mahabaleswar.

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Difficulty level - Medium, FIRST TIMERS welcome.

Age 18+ and should be fit

Procedure to join the trek: 

RSVP, answer all the questions, join the waiting list, make the payment and once we receive the payment you will be moved into going list.

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Kaas plateau is a plateau located near Satara. It is situated high hill plateaus and grasslands turns into a 'valley of flowers' during monsoon season, in the month of september. Kaas Plateau has more than 150 or more types of flowers, shrubs and grasses. The orchids bloom here for a period of 3–4 weeks during this season. Kaas plateau a World Natural Heritage site.Also known as the "Kaas Pathar" which is situated in the Western Ghat Sahyadri range, 22 kilometers from Satara city in Maharashtra state of India. The area of plateau is approximately 1,000 hectare.

                                      Kaas plateau (Valley of flowers)

                                                         Mahabaleswar

Mahabaleshwar is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The legendary source of the river is a spout from the mouth of a statue of a cow in the ancient temple of Mahadev in Old Mahabaleshwar. 

Pratapgad  fort is located 15 kilometres from Poladpur and 22 kilometres from Mahabaleshwar, a popular hill station in the area. This fort stands 1,080 metres above sea level

The fort is built on a spur which overlooks the road between the villages of Par and Kinesvar.


                                            Prathpgadh Fort

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Tentative Itinerary: [ Things may vary later ]

FRIDAY: Start from Nampally to Pune by mumbai express(17032)at 8:40

SATURDAY: Reach pune by 10:00 am, and start to  satara. Reach kaas pleateau by 2:00pm. Enjoy at kaas till 7:00 and start to Mahabaleswar.  Have dinner on the way reach  Mahabaleswar by 10:00pm. If we can get a camping spot somewhere we will camp else we will stay in Dorm or shared accommodation. So be prepared for all.

SUNDAY: Wake up call 5:00am.
  Start trek to Prathpgad fort and return back by 2:00
  Start to Pune and reach Pune by 5:00
  Catch train to Hyderabad by konark express(11019)

MONDAY:Reach Secundrabad by 7:50am
   
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Things to bring:

[ All are must ] and wrap everything in polythene so that they do not get wet..


1) A Rucksack / haversack, in other words a bag u can put all your stuff in and hang on ur back, try to keep the bag less then 5 kgs with 2 lts water 
2) Raincoat/poncho for yourself with rain cover for bag 
3) Trekking /sport shoes with extra pair of socks [Preferably shoes which cover till your ankle] 
4) Torch / Flashlight /headlight 
5) 1 track - full length & a T Shirt  and other Toiletries needed. 
6)  Mosquito repellent. 
7) Toiletries required 
 8) Photo Id (any valid card with your photograph and signature on it)

10) Signed Disclaimer form. (Else You may buy a printed form from us at Rs.10 Each)

http://files.meetup.com/1166925/GHAC%20Disclaimer%202012.pdf

Cost :
Rs.3050 / - . We will share the cost if it is more than this , mostly it wont be .. 
[ Food in train is excluded] 
GHAC refund rules apply

http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/pages/Club_Guidelines/

Breakup approximately:

Train tickets:800; Local transport :500;Food:500;Stay:200; GHAC Fund:345; ServiceTax:91; Organiser reimbursement: 256 ; Emergency/Misc fund:200(will be refunded if not used).

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Payment Details: Transfer the amount , to confirm your place.

Account Holder Name: Great Hyderabad Adventure Club 

Account No.:[masked] (Axis Bank)
Account Type: Savings 
Road no:2, Banjarahills Branch 
Branch: Road No 12,
IFSC Code: UTIB[masked] 

Mandatory Transaction/Payment Remark:[masked]_your name 

Ex :[masked]_Siri

Once payment is done, mention the details in the comments.UTR/NEFT number should be mentioned. 

Credit Card Payment Link

http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=192006352

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Few things in between are not planned and these things are must in an adventure trek.

Note: Most of us may not be serious trekkers but all of us have equal responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal by . Try to avoid plastics as much as possible, especially plastic smiles.


Important Instructions:
1) No smoking and no alcohol
2) No littering, no pollution
3) This is not a luxury trip, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable
4) Ladies and gents accommodation is separate in tents.
5) Food will be mostly vegetarian
6) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers
7) If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.
8) If you can't swim don't go deep into the water

Important : Answers all the questions otherwise your RSVP will not be considered

Contact :

Arun vankar :[masked](prefer text) [masked]


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    • Jay

      kickass!

      September 28, 2014

    • sathesh kumar k.

      This is not full photos...some pics still missing

      September 24, 2014

    • Divya M.

      Second Part : This is going to make Vibhor, Arun & Sandhya happy :-P

      https://drive.google.c...­

      Satheesh: what other photos are u looking for? all the trees photos I was experimenting with are the same thing in different focus points & exposures. These are the validly seeable photos according to my judgement.

      Karthik : I put it up on facebook for you :-D

      3 · September 26, 2014

  • Aditya B.

    Slept for straight 16 hours yesterday :)

    I would like to thank each one of you for joining this trek. I am sure you had great time.
    I agree that the trek to Vairatgad fort was tough for few members and they would be cursing me for it. :P But trust me your safety was never compromised. We made sure that everyone is safe and reached home in one piece :)
    I personally had a very great time, meeting and getting to know all of you. You guys were really cooperative, it was an awesome group. We had a blast in these 2 days. Let the pics of our amazing trip flood Facebook. Cheers!
    Aditya

    4 · September 23, 2014

    • sathesh kumar k.

      Loved trekking less crowded place. You both were amazing in organizing the trek

      1 · September 24, 2014

    • vankar a.

      Thank you Sathesh bhai

      September 24, 2014

  • Raj Kumar C.

    Beautiful scenery , beautiful photos Aditya Bohra...superlike. lake made all the difference.

    September 24, 2014

  • sathesh kumar k.

    Nice group and nice trip ...Thank you A..run (Loved your power meditation) and Aditya..

    September 23, 2014

  • vibhor

    September 22, 2014

  • Archana E.

    We(madhu and myself) had a great and thrilling experience for the very first time.well organised thank you arun and aditya.enjoyed a lot with wonderful group...... :)

    September 22, 2014

  • Archana E.

    We(madhu and myself) had a great and thrilling experience for the very first time.well organised thank you arun and aditya.enjoyed a lot with wonderful group...... :)

    September 22, 2014

  • Jay

    Awesome trip! Amazing people.. Pretty good selection of fort.. Well organized..

    1 · September 22, 2014

    • Jay

      Forgot to mention, Good FOOD!!

      1 · September 22, 2014

    • Mitali D.

      yeah :)

      September 22, 2014

  • Mitali D.

    Awesome trip..yummy food..rocking grp..loved it..enjoyed it..too gud..Bravo Arun and Aditya..Thanks each one of you for this wonderful trip :)

    September 22, 2014

  • Sandhya

    It was a great trip with a lively group.. Spl thanks to our Arun and Aditya for organizing this trip so well.. Will be waiting for the trip snaps :)..
    Shared a few pics from my cam here - https://plus.google.com/photos/113689482090049151622/albums/6061786066668658913?authkey=CN_no4Thl7OZAQ

    2 · September 22, 2014

  • Prasad P.

    Enjoyed very nice group, thanks to Aditya and Varun well managed.

    1 · September 22, 2014

  • Prasad P.

    Enjoyed very nice group, thanks to Aditya and Varun well managed.

    September 22, 2014

  • Sahil K.

    I think your cost is quite high,plus 3 days are not possible. check this one out. One day trip just in 1600.
    http://www.365hops.com/social/event_detail.php?eventid=VkZod1drMUJQVDA9

    September 19, 2014

    • Jay

      Publicity act :p

      1 · September 19, 2014

    • Sahil K.

      sorry i didn't notice

      September 20, 2014

  • vankar a.

    Sorry for late . i will be sending detail plan of ur trip by tonight

    September 17, 2014

    • Karthik K.

      Hi... Could you please forward it to [masked]
      Seems mail was not delivered...

      September 19, 2014

    • vankar a.

      Forwarded

      September 19, 2014

  • Prasad P.

    I am boarding at nampally station with guest.

    September 18, 2014

  • Raj Kumar C.

    Flowers spread smiles. Good luck friends. Next time I will be with you all

    September 18, 2014

  • vankar a.

    One female slot is still open

    September 18, 2014

  • Sai C.

    Are there any slots left?

    September 18, 2014

  • Mitali D.

    Hi Arun,

    Is any slot still available? I want to join directly from Pune.Is it possible? Please reply.

    Thanks,
    Mitali

    September 18, 2014

  • Laxmi R.

    Guys anyone boarding from nampally ?

    September 18, 2014

  • Pradeep Y.

    Hi Aditya,

    Is there any slot available

    September 17, 2014

    • Aditya B.

      Hi Pradeep,
      We dont have any male slots left.

      September 17, 2014

  • Rajanikanth Reddy M.

    Do we need to get sleeping bags? I do not see it in the things to bring list.

    September 17, 2014

  • Karthik K.

    Hey... Are we boarding Mumbai express!!
    If yes, I will be boarding in lingampalli station

    September 17, 2014

  • Raj Kumar C.

    This is a must visit for nature lovers....flowers bring happiness n smile

    September 8, 2014

  • sunil n.

    hey Vankar,

    let me know incase there are any slots available.
    Mb no : 9160008467.

    Thanks
    Sunil

    September 8, 2014

  • Harish K.

    Any Spots left ?

    August 31, 2014

  • vijaykarthic

    Do let me know if there any extra spots left...

    September 1, 2014

  • Bhanu K.

    Hi.. do you have place for 6 people.. out of whom 4 will join in hyd and 2 from Pune

    August 27, 2014

  • Suri

    Hi Arun & Siri, what would be tentatively last date for the payment?

    July 2, 2014

    • Suri

      Siri, Thanks. will try to pay earlier :-)

      July 2, 2014

    • Bhanu K.

      hi is there place for 6 poeple?

      August 27, 2014

  • Manasi

    any spots please let me know, [masked]

    August 18, 2014

    • vankar a.

      Sorry as of now no spots left

      August 18, 2014

  • Aneel A.

    any spots to slip in?

    August 9, 2014

  • Jay

    Hi Siri, can you confirm my payment ?
    HDFC NEFT
    Ref id : N[masked]

    August 6, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Jayashankar, received Rs.3050 vide NEFT/N[masked]/JAYASHANK­AR KARNAM

      August 7, 2014

  • vankar a.

    Guys all slots are filled dont make any payment

    August 6, 2014

  • Siri A.

    All the people in WL have been moved to not going list as we did not get an update from you guys. We still have one slot left and we will close the rsvp's on this trip.

    August 5, 2014

  • Mukesh B.

    Siri,
    I will pay by tomorrow

    August 1, 2014

  • vankar a.

    only single slot left make payment and confirm ur slot first cum first serve policy i am gng to book tickets on monday

    August 1, 2014

  • Karthik K.

    Transaction Reference No[masked]
    Transaction Date 7/23/2014 7:10:46 AM
    Transaction Amount[masked]
    Payment Reference[masked]-Karthik plz confirm...

    July 23, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Karthik, received Rs.3050 vide IMPS/P2A/[masked]/[maske­d]/[masked]-Kar

      August 1, 2014

  • Archana E.

    Paid amount for 2 persons myself and 1 guest on[masked]
    Please confirm

    July 29, 2014

    • Siri A.

      CC payment confirmed below by event Duniya.

      August 1, 2014

  • Gunjan

    Hi Siri/Vankar Transferred Rs. 6100 on behalf of myself and Sainagabharadwaj Penamakuri.

    Transaction Reference Number :[masked]
    Transaction Remark :[masked]_GunjanSainagabharadwaj

    Kindly Confirm.

    July 31, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Gunjan, received Rs.6100 vide IMPS/P2A/[masked]/[maske­d]/[masked] Gun

      August 1, 2014

  • Manasi

    hi is there another spot left

    July 31, 2014

  • vankar a.

    hurry up guys only 3 spots left

    July 30, 2014

  • vankar a.

    last date for rsvp is august 1st 2014 so make payment and confirm your slot or else from august 1st all people in waiting list will me moved to not attending list so plz make payment and confirm your slot

    July 28, 2014

  • vankar a.

    guys in waiting list start making payments need to book tickets we had only final 6 slots

    July 22, 2014

  • Priyanka P.

    payment made
    trx no: ghad[masked]
    plz confirm.

    July 16, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Priyanka Rs.3051 vide ghad[masked]

      July 17, 2014

  • Sandhya

    Payment completed for Sangeetha in waiting list. Transaction ref # CITIN14453017239. Transferred Rs.3050 and the guest accompanying Sangeetha is not coming. Please confirm.

    July 16, 2014

  • vijaykarthic

    Paid 3050 for me. Txn Remark:[masked]vijay, pls confirm

    July 12, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Vijay, received Rs.3050 vide INB/IFT/E VIJAY KARTHIC (564/[masked]vijay)

      July 15, 2014

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