Greetings from Rivers and Ridges!!! For the weekend 6th and 7th July, we travel to one of our favorite destinations around Pune - Bhandardara. This small village is at the epicenter of one of the most beautiful nature blessed locations. Its location is in the Ahmednagar district and this region is surrounded by some of the most beautiful trekking destinations such as Mount Kalsubai (highest peak in Maharashtra – 5400 ft.), Harishchandragad and Ratangad (4250 ft.) thus referring Bhandardara as 'trekker's paradise'.
Day 1: Sat July 6th
Pickup from the Blue Nile at sharp 7 am. Exit Pickup at 8 am at Nashik Phata (Bhosari) Lunch on the way just after Ale Phata.
Reach Bhandardara at 4:00 pm – Visit Ghatghar Dam and Bhandardara Dam. Return to campsite - 7:00 pm
Dinner at 8:30 pm End of Day 1
Day 2: Sun July 7th Wake up call at 7:00 am Breakfast at 8:00 am
Our plan is to start the trek immediately so that we have enough time to return back by lunchtime.
Lunch 3:00 pm
Departure to Pune 4:00 pm Reach Pune by 11:00 pm
Things to look forward to: • Explore Bhandardara and the waterfalls in its vicinity. • Trek to Ratangad fort through thick forests. • 2000 year old Amruteshwar temple famous for its carvings constructed in Hemadpanthi style - only if time persists. • Get engulfed in clouds hiking in the blissful Sahyadris
Trip facilities: • Travel and toll: Pick up and drop off from our selected pick up points. • Evening Hi-tea and dinner on day 1, breakfast, maggie in the ratangad cave and lunch on day 2. • Accommodation in Village home-stay. • Mineral water for drinking throughout the trip. • Tour guides and camp leaders all along the trip. • Medical assistance if required.
Things to carry: • Please wear non-bulky full body clothing like track pants, pullovers. (2Sets) • Dry fit clothes are the best • Rain jacket or wind-sheeter • Good hiking or sports shoes • Two extra pair of clothing • Towel • Munchies and personal snacks • Torch with extra set of batteries/ charger • Personal medication • Camera (optional) • Binoculars (optional) • One water bottle
Trip Duration: 2 days and 1 night.
Please take care of all your belongings. Notify us immediately in case of any medical emergency. We do not provide alcohol or beverages you can responsibly carry your own. Anyone found under the influence of drugs or narcotics will be requested to leave the trip immediately, without any refund. This is an adventure trip, be prepared to leave your bedroom comforts behind. Adventure camping and outdoor sports/ recreation is purely for nature lovers and not for party groups; we respect nature and do our best to spread the awareness about wilderness preservation. Kindly observe silence post 11 pm at the campsite. We like to keep the wildlife wild, please do not litter the forest and the campsite. Please confirm your registration based on your meal pref. in cash or make an online transfer.
Availability is first come first serve basis. Last day of confirming is 2 days prior to the event date, but please book your seats as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.