Dukes Nose Jungle Trek

Dukes Nose Jungle Trek

 

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About The Event

About Program :

The cliff owes its name to the Duke of Wellington, whose ample nose it resembles. The most prominent rock structure that overhangs from the valley to the right when we drive up to Lonavala is Duke's Nose. The trek starts from khandala and head steeply upwards to hit the plateau. Climbing from Khandala is a good getaway for adventurous trekking that can be done under 2.5 hours & get down towards Kurvande Village in just 45 Minutes. Just keep your water bottles filled to the brim always as drinkable water is difficult to be found on the way and enjoy the climb to the Cobra’s Hood. Right on the top of the Duke's Nose is a small temple. An interesting trek and breathtaking view!!! This trek in monsoon is trekkers delight short and simple and easy for novice. Definitely recommended for breathtaking views of the waterfall while crossing the valley and Shiva's temple at the top plateau!

Day and Date : July 23, 2017(Sunday)

Time : Khandala Station 7:45 AM sharp Trek Attractions : Shiva’s temple at the top of the fort, scenic waterfalls, Jungle trek.

Purpose : The great mountain ranges are some of the most beautiful and interesting areas of the world to visit. As they are often not served by roads, they can also be the most remote and difficult places to get to and the only real way to see them is on foot. For some people the trekking may be an end in itself, for others it is a means to enjoy the magnificent panoramas and often the people of the mountains with their culture, traditions and religions provide an equal interest to the scenery. Duration : 1 day

Difficulty Level : Moderate Reporting at : Khandala Railway Station – 7:45 AM

How to Reach :

From Pune : 6:00 am Sinhagad express from Pune station. Please note the timings for respective stations.

  • Pune – 6:05 am
  • Shivajinagar – 6:10 am
  • Khadki – 6:18 am
  • Pimpri – 6:28 am
  • Chinchwad – 6:33 am
  • Khandala – 7:50 am

From Mumbai : Indrayani express from CST station. Please note the timings for respective stations

  • CST – 5:40 am
  • Dadar – 5:51 am
  • Thane – 6:14 am
  • Lonavala – 7:58 am

As per my knowledge Indrayani express doesn’t stop at Khandala. But private ricks can be hired from Lonavla to reach khandala.

Things to Carry :

Sports shoes with good grip(Avoid Sandals), extra pair of clothes, 2 lit water bottle(compulsory), 3/4ths or shorts or track bottoms, Cap, Rainwear, Personal medication if required, plastic bag to protect mobile. Schedule of the Trek: 1. Reporting at Khandala railway station as per the timings shared. 2.8:00 AM – Have breakfast. 3. 8:30 - Quick Refreshment distribution. General instructions. Start the hike. 4. 12:30 PM : Reach the top plateau and explore. 5. 1.30 PM : Start descend. 6. 2:30 PM : Lunch at base village. 7. 4:00 PM : Move to Lonavala railway station by local transport. Trek ends. You would reach Pune by 5:30 pm local train.

Timings mentioned above are tentative, calculated keeping in mind a normal person’s pace. It may vary depending on the group speed.

Pedal Thirst Adventures will provide :

Local transport Base village –Lonavala , First Aid if required for minor injuries, 1 Breakfast and tea, Refreshments for the hike and 1 Lunch (veg / non veg).

Exclusions : Train reservations, anything which is not described in above section will not be provided, any personal buyings.

Trail Fees : 

  • 400/- per trekker.

Who can participate : All trekking enthusiasts in the age group of 10 – 50 years.

 

Please call for details. Cancellation Policy : No Refund will be provided.

Additional notes Please follow the timings given and we will make sure that nothing is missed from the decided plan.  Behavior during trek Participants are expected to behave cordially with each other. Smoking and alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited. Please make sure a person’s behavior does not prove to be a discomfort for others.

Any plastic waste should not be thrown over the trek and it should be kept with you. You can deposit all waste in the dust bin at base village once trek is over.

Disclaimer - The participants will participate at their own risk and the organisers shall not be responsible for any loss what so ever caused due to accidents, if any, during the trek.  

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