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Vasota fort Trek with Camping

A beautiful fort in the forest surrounded by koyana backwaters.

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Vasota fort Trek with Camping
Vasota fort Trek with Camping

Time & Location

24-Feb-2023, 11:00 pm – 26-Feb-2023, 10:00 pm

Vasota, Vasota, Maharashtra 415013, India

About the Event

Trekking to Vasota Fort is an exciting adventure for nature enthusiasts and history lovers. Situated in the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located in Satara district of Maharashtra, India. From Bamnoli, we take a boat ride to the base of the fort, which is the starting point of the trek. The trek to Vasota Fort is through the dense forest of the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary.

The boat ride to the fort is a thrilling experience, as you pass through the picturesque Shivsagar Lake of Koyna Dam. On reaching the fort, you can explore the ruins of the fort and see the old Babu Kada of Vasota, which is a cliff that reminds visitors of the famous Kokankada of Harishchandragad. The fort also has a rich history, having been under the rule of the Shilahara dynasty, the Marathas, and later the British.

Camping on the banks of the lake at Bamnoli after the trek to Vasota Fort sounds like a wonderful way to relax and unwind in nature

Next day we visit to Baramotichi Vihir, also known as the 'Twelve Pillar Stepwell', is a magnificent example of ancient Indian architecture. It is a circular stepwell with twelve pillars that support the structure. The stepwell is around 30 meters deep, and its walls are adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures. The stepwell also has an underground chamber, which was used for various purposes in ancient times.

Trek Facts:

  • Grade: Easy
  • Endurance: low
  • Highest Elevation: 1170M
  • Trek distance 7 k.m. approx
  • Base Village: Bamnoli

Highlights:

  • Boating in Koyna backwaters.
  • Lakeside camping in the tents.
  • Trek through forest cover.
  • Baramotichi Vihir.

Itinerary:

DAY 0:

• Depart by hired vehicle from Dadar East, Mumbai at 11:00 PM with pickup points at Chembur, Vashi, Panvel & Pune. (exact locations will be shared with the registered participants)

DAY 1:

• Reach base village - 06:30 AM.

• Fresh up & breakfast - 1 hour.

• Event Briefing - 15 min.

• Boat journey from Bamnoli to Met Indavali - 2 hours.

• Ascend trek to Vasota fort - 3 hours.

• Lunch break - 1 hour.

• Descend trek to the base - 2 hours.

• Boat journey to Bamnoli - 2 hours.

• Relax time in tents near the lakeside - 3 hours.

• Dinner break - 1 hour.

• Rest for the day in tents.

DAY 2:

• Wakeup call - 6 am

• Fresh Up & breakfast - 2 hours.

• Travel to Baramotichi Vihir - 2 hours.

• Baramotichi Vihir Guided tour - 1 hour.

• Lunch break - 1 hour.

• Return journey to Pune/ Mumbai - 4 hours/ 7 hours approx.

Price: ₹3200 from Mumbai/ ₹2800 from Pune

Inclusive of

  • Transport from Mumbai by hired NON-AC vehicle
  • Breakfast, Veg packed Lunch, Evening Snacks, Veg dinner on DAY1 & breakfast, Veg Lunch on DAY2.
  • Camping in Tents
  • Vasota Fort Forest admission fee, boating charges.
  • Guided Tour of Baramotichi Vihir.

Excluded: snacks break during travel,  anything other than mentioned above, or any personal expenses.

How to Register:

  1. Book your seat through online payment on our website or UPI/ NEFT to RamblersIndia Current Account ( send us the screenshot of the transaction).
  2. Fill up the Mandatory participation disclaimer form which will be sent after payment confirmation and select the preferable pickup location.
  3. We will create a WhatsApp group of the registered participants in the evening on the day of the event departure for coordination.

Checklist

What to Wear:

  • Trekking shoes/ hiking boots.
  • Full sleeve synthetic/ polyester t-shirt/ shirt.
  • Full-length hiking trousers/ track-pant.

Things to Carry:

  • Minimum 3 litres of water.
  • Food items like fruits, dry fruits, energy bars, healthy snacks.
  • Cap/ Hat, Bandana.
  • Hiking pole.
  • Tiffin box for packed lunch.
  • Compact/ foldable backpack during the trek.
  • Sleeping bag/ blankets for bedding.
  • Spare set of clothes, extra pair of socks.
  • Toiletry kit, sunscreen lotion & mosquito repellent.
  • flip flops during travel.
  • A litter bag for non-biodegradable (plastic) litter.
  • Spare face masks, Hand Sanitizer.
  • Personal medicines.
  • Identity Proof.

Instructions:

  • Participants should bring an ID Card for their safety.
  • Participants should fill up the mandatory disclaimer online form with accurate details after payment confirmation.
  • Inaccurate details in the disclaimer form won’t be accepted and our team may request to refill the disclaimer.
  • Below 16 must take the consent of the parents to participate.
  • Please do not cause delay and cause inconvenience for others and impact the schedule.
  • Participants will be notified in advance when the itinerary is modified/the event gets cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances.
  • If there is an unexpected change in weather during the event, the organiser has the right to withdraw/ retreat.
  • Do not play music or tease animals during the trek.
  • Avoid using deodorant or perfume on the day of the trek.
  • Participants are liable for spendings during trek and travel intermissions.
  • The event schedule may delay or advance due to unforeseen conditions so timings aren't mentioned except the event start time.
  • Alcohol consumption/ smoking/ any kind of intoxication is strictly prohibited. Will be expelled from the event If found with consumption.
  • Any kind of misconduct from the participant will be tolerated by our team.
  • Please do not litter any plastic; we commit to keeping our events clean.
  • A refundable deposit has to be paid at the forest check post at the trek start point.
  • The washroom facility is available at the base village.
  • Participants should coordinate, maintain discipline and align together as a team during the event.
  • Avoid wearing expensive accessories/ Jewellery on the trek.
  • Please do not expect luxury facilities and appreciate being cooperative with fellow participants.
  • Though we assure safety as a top priority, the RamblersIndia team is not responsible for any severe injuries or fatal events.
  • No concession is available for bringing your own tent.
  • No group discount is applicable.
  • Mimimum strength required is 10 for the event to happen else we cancel the even and initiate full refund of the event fee, excludes the convenience fee if you paid any during the transaction.
  • We rely on third-party payment gateways to make the registration process simple and easy, it also includes the convenience fee along with the event fee which is to be borne by the participant during check out.
  • If a participant cancels their registration one day before the event or on the day of the event, a refund of 40% is paid, Refer to the Payment & Refund Policy on our website.

Schedule


  • 46 hours

    Itinerary

Tickets

  • From Mumbai

    Inclusive of Transport from Mumbai by hired NON-AC vehicle Breakfast, Veg packed Lunch, Evening Snacks, Veg dinner on DAY1 & breakfast, Veg Lunch on DAY2. Camping in Tents Vasota Fort Forest admission fee, boating charges. Guided Tour of Baramotichi Vihir. Excluded: snacks break during travel, anything other than mentioned above, or any personal expenses. Excluded: snacks break during travel, Cool drinks, or any personal expenses.

    ₹3,200.00
  • From Pune

    Inclusive of Transport from Mumbai by hired NON-AC vehicle Breakfast, Veg packed Lunch, Evening Snacks, Veg dinner on DAY1 & breakfast, Veg Lunch on DAY2. Camping in Tents Vasota Fort Forest admission fee, boating charges. Guided Tour of Baramotichi Vihir. Excluded: snacks break during travel, anything other than mentioned above, or any personal expenses.

    ₹2,800.00

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