The Wild Outdoors Tribe first outing - Trek to Kothaligad
The Wild Outdoors Tribe -------- a Trek to Kothaligad on Saturday, the 16th of July 2011 !!
The cost of the Trek was Rs. 350/- per head which included transportation from Powai to Karjat, lunch and refreshment.
Brief Introduction about Kothaligad: -
Height: ~ 3100 feet
Time: ~ Maximum 2.5 hrs from Ambivali, Base Village.
Location: Karjat region
Kothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. It looks like a filed surface. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. The first one is the cave of a Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the spacious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are a specialty of the cave. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle. Four–Five potholes and some cannon balls are scattered in the fort.
Itinerary for the Trek is given below:
Note: Participants were requested to come at office at Powai by 6.30 am Saturday 16th July 2011.
Bus will started at 6:45 am.
09:00 : @ Ambivali base village
Breakfast & Tea Break (Subjective)
10:00 Hrs : Ascend
12:00 Hrs: @ Peth village
13:00 Hrs: At top
Fort Exploration for 1 Hr
14:00 Hrs: Descend
14:30 Hrs: Peth Village
Lunch @ Peth village (Subjective)
16:00 Hrs: Descend continue
17:00 Hrs: @ Ambivali
17:30 Hrs: @ bus start for powai
20:00 Hrs: @ Powai (Subjective)
Breakfast : poha and tea.
Lunch : A simple veg & non veg food which will include: Chapati / Bhakari, 1 vegetable or chicken, rice, dal.
Things to be carried:
· A bottle of water (At least 2-3 Liters), (A Must)
· Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
· Medicine that you require usually (Optional)
· Good trekking shoes/floaters,
· A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
· Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
· insect repellent (Odomos)
No shortcuts during the trek
Keep the trek route & surroundings clean
Leaving your garbage anywhere during the trek is not allowed
Smoking and consumption of alcohol during the trek is not allowed