VRangers fireflies special trek to Kothligad on 3rd ngt-4th June 2017

Kothaligad (also called Kotligad or Kothligad) is situated to the east of Karjat near Karjat-Murbad Road in theIndian state of Maharashtra. It is one of the famous treks in the Karjat area, because of its small height and easy climbing. It is also known as the Fort of Peth because of its vicinity to Peth village at its base.

Short Info:

Trek: Peth Fort on 3rd Ngt – 4th June 17.

Type: Hill Fort

Height: 3100 ft .

Grade: Medium

Region: Karjat .


Cost:

Trek Cost: Rs 900- per head.

Registered Member: Rs 850/- per head.

It includes travelling from Karjat to karjat by local vehicles, Lunch, B/F & tea.

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Cost does Not Included Insurance & Anything other than mentioned above.

About:

The cave and the temple carvings date back to the 13th century. Not much is known about the history until the 18th century. In 1716, this cave was captured by the British. Then later on, on November 2, 1817, it was recaptured by the Marathas under the leadership of Bapurao who belonged to the generation after Bajirao. It was recaptured by the British, on December 30, 1817, the very next month, under Captain Brooks. The British had the fort till 1862 as an outpost for vigilance on the surrounding valley and the hills all around it.

There is a small temple and large cave at the base and a chimney like tunnel (see image) to the top of the fort. This pinnacle is carved from inside forming a staircase reaching the top.

There is a tank of water at some distance from the cave and another one at the top of the fort. This tunnel is the high point of the trek, with its funnel like structure and steps along the inside in a steep ascent to the very top.

Tentative Schedule:

Saturday, 3rd June 2017

People from suburbans can join same train at their respective stations (Check below time at major stations).

Karjat Fast:

CST : 09.26pm                     Byculla : 09.33pm            Dadar : 09.40pm

Kurla : 09.47pm                   Ghatkopar : 09.51pm         Mulund : 10.03pm

Thane : 10.07pm                 Dombivali : 10.20pm          Kalyan : 10.29pm

Ambernath : 10.39pm           Badlapur : 10.46pm            Karjat : 11.19pm

Sunday, 4th June 2017

00:53 Hrs: - Reach Aambevadi, with an intro will start trek.

02.30 Hrs: - Reach kolthligad base village and stay in temple.

05:30 Hrs: - Wake Up call

06.00 Hrs: - B/F & Tea

06.30 Hrs: - Start ascends.

08.00 Hrs: - Reach top and Explore.

10:30 Hrs: - Back to Kothligad Village.

12:30 Hrs: - Start descends towards Ambevadi Village & have Lunch.

02:50 Hrs: - Reach Karjat Station.

Payment Details:

To book your seat Click on Account Details & please deposit Rs 600/-

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

(Rains showers are expected, so pack your bags accordingly.)

Compulsory items:

Min. 4 ltr Water, torch with extra batteries & shawl or Woolen Jacket, a proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, some snacks, Should wear good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, bedding, 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 jewellery, mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution. (It’s totally self responsibility to take care of things.)

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