- Ratangad: Wilderness Trek & Camping Experience
Known as the Jewel of The Sahayadris,Ratangad is a wonderful hill fort which overlooks a valley. At 4255 feet above sea level it lies in the Ajoba mountain range surrounded by the great mountains of Kulang, Madan, Alang, Kalsubai, Katarabai, Ajoba and Ghanchakkar. This fortress still has it's bastions and the stone walls intact. Caves on the top is cut from the rock face and can easily accomodate 25 people at a time. Short Itinerary: Gather at CST station by sharp 7.30 am (tickets to be self sponsored) Please do carry light snacks along with you as breakfast. We take the Kasara bound train from CST at 8.36 am from Dadar at 8.49 am from Thane at 9.16 am from Kalyan at 9.36 am We reach Kasara by 10.46 am (Train timings may change a bit, please make you reach the boarding point before time) A private vehicle ferries us from Kasara to the base village. packed lunch will be given to all to be had on the way. We start our trek (Approx 5-6 hrs of walk. We camp for the night in tents (depending on rain conditions) Leave early morning next day for another amazing camping site (Approx 4-5 hrs of walk) where we will have some yummy lunch awaiting us. Explore the water body around the camping site and leave back for Kasara in private vehicles. Retrace your journey back home. An exciting experience comes to an end, but the memories last forever...!!! Things to bring( compulsory): Raincoat/poncho Rain cover for bag Sleeping mats Torch Full sleeve teeshirt and full trekking pants( preferably quick drying) Shoes & Extra pair of socks Nuts or other snacks to eat on the way Lots of extra platic bags (sharing is the way) 1 Litre water bottle(minimum) Your regular medicines Important Instructions: 1) No smoking and no alcohol. 2) No littering or polluting the environment 3) This is not a luxury trip, We might have to attend our nature calls out in the bushes. Be Prepared. 4) Food is available in a humble village home. Nothing fancy. Only Veg food will be served 5) We carry Basic First Aid, please do inform us if you need any special attention. 6) If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately. Call/ Whatsapp for any queries: Organizer: Arnab: [masked] Email us: [masked] Minimum Group Size: 10
- Everest Base Camp Expedition (16N/17D)
Dear All, Thank you for showing interest in going for a lifetime of an experience "The Everest Base Camp Trek cum Expedition – 16 nights 17 days" The details of the itinerary are as follows: After flying in to Lukla, you will start trek to Phakding and enter into the home of Sherpa community perched in the nook and corner of the valleys known as Khumbu. After Phakding the trail gradually climb to Jorsale where you will stop for a while at the Park Office and take the steep but gradual walk to Namche Bazar. You spend two nights in Namche bazaar. While at Namche Bazar visit the villages at Thame (3811m) and Khumjung. Thame village was the original home of the famous climber Tenging Norgey who reached the summit of Mt. Everest for the first time in human history with Sir Edmund Hillary. The extra days at 3400 meter allows you to acclimitize in the increasingly thin air as you go up higher. After Namche Bazar the trail drops down to Dudh Koshi River; cross the small hamlet of Punki Thanka and climb another steep trail that gradually takes you to the famous monastery at Thayngboche. Thyangboche monastery is famous for Mani Rimdu festival that usually happens in October. On this festive day the monks perform special dance and the head lama does the prayer. Many trekkers gather on this day to watch the festival. The trail from Thyangboche gently drops down to Dudh Kosi river and follows it. You will reach the summer settlement of Dingboche. Next day walk down the valley of Chukung; It is a short walk. Exploring around the area. There are several high viewpoints to see the panoramic view of the region including the icefall at Amphulapcha. Very close by is the base camp of Island peak; it is one of the most popular trekking peak. Another two days at 4300 meter around Dingboche also provides sufficient time to acclimitize your body. Lobouje is your last stop on the way to Kalapattar and base camp of Mt. Everest. Depending upon weather and logistical condition you may stop at Gorakshep for an overnight or you may go straight to climb Kalapattar to see the close up stunning view of Mt.Everest. If you are energetic and have time you may visit the base camp of Mt. Everest. The high point in this trek is the majestic view of Mt.Everest and surrounding lofty Himalayan peaks in the back drop of deep blue sky. The grandeur of nature that you see would be one of the most memorable times in your life. After completion of your journey you follow same trail back to Lukla. The trek ends with flight to Kathmandu. Highlight: Everest 8848m - the highest point on earth. The stone-walled fields and houses of ancient villages steeped in history and tradition, golden-roofed monasteries set amid stunning mountain scenery, the Yak and wild animals and of course to see the Sherpas. Reach Kathmandu: 29th April 2017 Fly back to India: 16th May 2017 Cost per person: INR 62,250.00. (Kathmandu to Kathmandu) Request all interested to book their own Flights at the earliest. Cost includes: 01. All meals (vegetarian, Indian and Nepali foods - Dalbhat) and standard accommodation in lodge during the trek 02. Service of trek guide and Sharpa assistant for bigger group above 6 person 03. Porters to carry personal baggage (each 15 kg.) 04. Accident insurance for staffs and porters 05. Flight cost Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu 06. National park entrance permit and trekking permit (TIMS) 07. Arrival and departure transfers X 4 times 08. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB X 4 nights or similar Cost does not include: 01. Personal clothing and sleeping bag 02. Personal accident and health insurance 03. Emergency evacuation and medical expense 04. Alcoholic and bottled beverage, mineral water, laundry, and tips 05. Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned. 06. Expenses due to flight delay, sickness other contingencies 07. Flights to and from Kathmandu For any further queries or assistance, please feel free to call or email me. Kind Regards, Arnab Banerjee Mob: [masked] A sincere request to everyone. Do reply within time. Only genuine travellers interested in going for this amazing trek should RSPV as YES. Link to event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/252746561748545/?ti=cl
- The Land Of Mystical Happiness - "Bhutan"
Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley. Amongst the many places we'll visit are: The Tiger's Nest Monastery Paro Dzong (Fortress) Trashi Chho Dzong National Memorial Chorten Added experiences can be Archery. Contact me for other details.
- We Are Moving From Meetup App To Facebook. .!!!
Dear All, I am pleased to inform that, all the forthcoming events and travelogues will be posted on my Facebook page "Clicked Differently". This page will allow everyone to post their blogs and travelogues and Single Photo with stories within them. I had to take up this decesion as it was becoming tough to reply to all your queries, as this app is not very user friendly. It will be easier to be in touch and update each other via Facebook. Request you all to search my name Arnab Banerjee or send me your fb profile link on the below mentioned Whatsapp number. You can Whatsapp me for further queries on [masked]. Sorry it took a bit of time to organize everything for all of you... But now it is READY...!!! Warm Regards Arnab
- Misconceptions Of Writing A Travel Blog (Pros & Cons)
Discussing Stories And Limitations Whike Writing A Travelogue Or Travel Blog.