Sunday, December 2, 2007


Just been to Sandakphu, the highest point in West Bengal from where you can see four out of five highest peaks in the world like Mt. Everest, Kanchenjungha, Lothse, Makalu and many others. This National level expedition was organised by Youth Hostels Association of India, West Bengal branch.The base camp was at Darjeeling.First day trek started from Dhotrey village to Tumling camp, 9514ft [ 7 km.] One has to cross the Singalila National Park[reserved forest], Garibas & Kayankata villages to reach Kalipokhari, which is 10196ft [13 km.]. From Kalipokhari camp, we could see our Lakshya 'Sandakphu' where we could reach after gaining height of 1733feet in 6km, so you can imagine the steepness!At Sandakphu the weather was clear so we could see entire snow-peaked Singalila range. The next campsite Gurdum [9547ft, 14 km.] was in a deep valley and riverside so the most scenic campsite ever! we all enjoyed our stay over here!From Gurdum we enjoyed the trail along with river 'Shrikhola' and had lunch-break at Shrikhola. Post lunch we proceed to our last campsite Rimbik [7500ft 10 km.]All evening we had cultural sessions or camp-fires[without fire]. The Day used to start with Bed-tea and end with Horlics! No mobile range, no newspapers and no T.V. as there were hardly any electricity. Most of the places were solar energy, which were used for lighting. The whole trekking range was on India-Nepal border so one day we used to be in Nepal and next day in India. The all people we met were simple, honest and that's why content & happy!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Ratangad, September 21, 2007

This weekend, Sep 21, 07 went to Ratangad near Bhandardara. I don't want to describe just watch the snaps..... Oh ya!.. the Amruteshwar temple at base village, Ratanwadi is 1200 yrs old and has 'Hemadpanthi' structure!

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Bekare Waterfall July 22, 2007

Sunday, 22nd July Youth Hostel Kandivali group went to Bekare Waterfall near Karjat. Bekare village is 10km from Bhivpuri railway station on Central line. From this village 30mnts nature trail takes you to this splendid fall. This site is at the foothills of the Garbet point on Matheran. When we reached there one group were having waterfall-rappelling session.

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Sunday, July 8, 2007

Harihar July 8, 2007

Last week [8thJuly] went to Harihar Fort near Tryambakeshwar, Nashik. We took bus to base village Aswali-Harsh. Started climbing at 8:30am and reach top by 12pm. Total 47 participants out of which 45 reached till top and completed height of 3500ft Harihar in three and half hours.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Sindola, Nimgiri, Durg & Khuticha Ghat - May 1-3 2007

On last weekend went to Sindola Fort[1128mt] , Nimgiri Fort [1108mt] and Durg Fort [1188mt].The most exciting and thrilling part was descending from Durg through vertical Khutedhar or Khuticha Ghat [3900feet] to Rampur. There are total six rock patches and two of them have 'khuti' means wooden holder and also one traverse and sort of chimaney. We took four and half hours to complete the ghat till Khuti.After Khuti within two hours we reached to Rampur.

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Saturday, April 7, 2007

Korigad April 2007

Korigad April 2007
Me, Vaishali, Paresh, Ketaki and Prasad went to Korigad from Peth Shahapur side and descend from Ambavane side.