158 Photos - Dec 26, 2012
Photo: Trek Plan for Day one...Only change is, instead of traversing the Chandragad ...we Climb it and decent on other side..Photo: Dhavale Village near Poladpur .7:30 am .....after night journey from ThanePhoto: Our Force.....Photo: It's Saturday ...so students are coming to school ....Photo: Temple Top in Dhavale Village....Photo: This is the common architecture in this area ...we also found this kind of design in our Lingana trek...which is also in same area....Photo: Ajobancha Photo....Photo: 8:00 am ....Trek Start....To our first target Chandragad....Photo: Photo: Small Pit stop ....Photo: Entering into Javali ....Photo: Dense forest of Javali....Photo: Papu ...Our giude...Photo: Before steep climb ..rest for 5 min..Photo: Chandragad.....Photo: Photo: Steep climb of Chandragad.Photo: Steep climb ... no matter ...photo to hum leke rahenge....Photo: Badya a.k.a Arun with our second Guide ...Photo: Top view from way on Chandragad... towards Dhavale village side...Photo: Unnecessary Hikers...Photo: Steep climb of Chandragad.....Photo: Steep climb of Chandragad.....Photo: Clear sky on baground...Photo: Photo: Abhilash....Photo: Click to add a captionPhoto: From Left : Kiran, Badya & Kishore.... "Kishya Viman Bhagh"Photo: Abhilash on last patch....Photo: Shiv-ling on Chandragad....Photo: Nandi-ling on Chandragad....Photo: Raireshwar Platu on back side.....Photo: Chandragad...Photo: Chandragad...Photo: Chandragad...Photo: Chandragad...Photo: Water Tank on Chandragad.....This is the only drinkable water on Chandragad....Photo: Yours Truly...Photo: Chandragad... 10:00 am ....Started towards our next target "Ghumati"...Photo: Descending down Chandragad...Photo: Descending down Chandragad...Few steps here and there... and then you will gone....Photo: Descending down Chandragad...Photo: Descending down Chandragad...Photo: Descending down Chandragad...Photo: Descending down Chandragad...Photo: Before the pass ...we have to cross this narrow patch...on left there is mountain wall and other side deep valley...Photo: Waiting for all the team to cross this narrow pass...Photo: Trek Leader Chaitali with Ex-Trek Leader Kishore....Photo: Descending down Chandraged ..on other side...throun dense jungle...Photo: Entering into Javaliche Khore....Photo: Javaliche Khore....Photo: After descending down Chandragad...took small break .. and start ascending to Gumati....Photo: Javaliche Khore (Jungle)....Photo: Javaliche Khore (Jungle)....Photo: Photo: Photo: After 5 hours of trek ...from which 3 hours of steep climbing ..we are still one hour from Ghumati..... We can see Chandragad first time after we started our ascend...Photo: Photo: Chandragad....and Amit...Photo: Photo: Chandragad....Photo: Amit pushing heard on last patch....Photo: Photo: Flora....Photo: Second Target done.. on 4:00 pm Ghumati.... We are two ours Late...and we still didn't have our Lunch...Photo: After Lunch break at Ghumati....Which is the only place where you can find drinkable water on this trek after Chandragad..... Start towards our last target of the day...Author seat Mahabaleshwar...Photo: Deccan Slats.... Grand Canyon of Sahyadri....Photo: Mountain top is Mahabaleshwar ....Still we have to cover long distance ...and Sun god is near to take break for the day..... Now the race start, with time....we have to reach Authour Sear Mahabaleshware in Sun light, otherwise we have to cross the rock patch in night ...which is not good...Photo: Grand Canyon of Sahyadri....Photo: Evening rays pouring their shine on Sahyadri....Photo: Abhilash.....Photo: Me....Late huye to kya huaa ....Yek photo ho jaye....Photo: Photo: Photo: Abhilash....Racing with time....Photo: Keep Moving Guys ..Keep Moving.... Hari we miss you ....Photo: Grand Canyon of Sahyadri....Photo: First time after around 8 hours we saw our Final Target of the day...Author Seat....Photo: Run run run......Photo: We lost the race....but we are happy ....Enjoyed the Sunset ....Photo: Half an hour after Sunset we finally reach Author Seat.....Photo: Author Seat..... Day 1 Ends...Photo: Day 2 : Makrand Gad...From base Village Hatlot , Tal - Mahabaleshwar, Dist Satara...Photo: Beautiful Temple in Base villagePhoto: Beautiful Temple in Base villagePhoto: Beautiful Temple in Base villagePhoto: Beautiful Temple in Base villagePhoto: Crossing the "Koyana" river ....Photo: Farmers started there 2nd cop of the year....Photo: Trails from Paddy Fields...Photo: Photo: Trails from Paddy Fields...Photo: Photo: This water comes from Makrand Gad ...and it is 24 X 7 for 365 days... :)Photo: After drinking water start the trek...Photo: Entering into Jungle..... This jungle is till the top....Providing shadow till end...which makes trek little easy...Photo: Jungle on the way to Makrandgad...Photo: Jungle on the way to Makrandgad...Photo: Jungle on the way to Makrandgad...Photo: Hatlot village from top....Photo: Small Break....Photo: Makrandgad....Photo: Abhilash.....Photo: Jungle Trails...Photo: Jungle Trails...Photo: Temple below Makrandgad....Photo: Temple below Makrandgad....Photo: Temple below Makrandgad....Photo: Photo: Temple below Makrandgad....Photo: Ruins near temple...Photo: Final ascend towards Makrandgad....Photo: Photo: Dhom Jalashya form by Koyana backwater...from Makrandgad....Photo: Photo: Mahabaleshwar Plato from Makrandgad....Photo: Entrance of Makrandgad....Photo: Photo: Photo: Swalpesh....Photo: From here route went left directly goes to top of Makrandgad.... and other goes to Water source ....for this you need to traverse the Makrandgad ...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Water source on Makrand gad....Photo: Water source on Makrand gad....Photo: Photo: Ruins on top of Makrandgad....Photo: Shiv temple to top of Makrandgad....Photo: Shiv temple to top of Makrandgad....Photo: Small break ....Photo: Dhom Jalashya and Koyana region....Photo: Starting back journey.........Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Farmers are busy in there daily work....Photo: Makarand gad from Hatlot village.....Photo: Beautiful house at base village....Photo: Photo: Our Trek Leader Chaitali and Kiran opted to stay back....so preparing the lunch is there responsibility ..and they success fully completed the task....Photo: Some chit -chatPhoto: Rice....Photo: Rice and Chiken...Photo: Chiken ....no words....Photo: Thanks to Trek Leader Chaitali and Kiran...for the awesome piece (Chiken) of work... :)Photo: Jevanachi Pangat.... Menu : Rice, Chiken, Papad, Dal Tadaka and Batatyachi BhajiPhoto: Pratapgad Entrance....Photo: Canon on entrance of Pratapgad....Photo: Buruj on Pratapgad...Photo: Makrandgad from Pratapgad...Photo: Bhavani temple on Pratapgad....Build by Shree Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj....Photo: weapons ....Photo: Pratapgad...Hope some day we will get this photo which out the human ..... I have hope...Photo: Pratapgad....Photo: From left : Amit, Manoj, Swalpesh and Bapu....Photo: Unnecessayhikers on Pratapgad....Photo: Jai Bhavani....Jai Shivaji.......