Kothaligad also called as Peth fort, one of the interesting marvels of the Sahyadris is situated near Karjat.
The architecture of its pinnacle is fascinating. It was carved from inside to form a staircase to reach the top and help keep a vigilance on the surrounding valley and the hills around. It was captured by the Mughals, Britishers and Marathas at different times and was considered extremely important due to its strategic location.
It boasts of temple, caves, cannons and rewards every visitor with spectacular views of other mountain ranges.
Meeting place: Ambivali Village near Karjat
Date: 16 January 2021
Reporting time : 07 30 AM
Trek Altitude : 3000 ft above sea level
Grade : Easy
07 30 hrs: Report at the fort base. Introduction, safety briefing and completion of Covid 19 related procedures.
08 00 hrs: Begin the trek to the base village and then complete the fort ascent.
11 00 hrs: Reach the top, relax for a while and begin fort exploration and other activities.
12 30 hrs: Descend and return to the base
14 00-14 30 hrs: Arrival at the base, see off each other and head back to your home.
Inclusions : Guided trek by Trailblazers experts and applicable taxes
Exclusions : Meals, transport and anything else not mentioned in Inclusions section
What To Pack
What to Wear : Face mask is compulsory, trekking or sports shoes, earthy coloured and comfortable clothing. What to Carry : Comfortable backpack, sun protection, refillable water bottle with minimum 2 litres of water, cap, hand sanitizer, breakfast and lunch and other necessary items of personal nature
Covid 19 related adherence: Mandatory social distancing, face mask and usage of sanitizer at frequent intervals during the programme.
Trailblazers follows Leave No Trace policy to promote conservation in the outdoors and participants are required to adhere to it. All the programmes are Covid 19 safety compliant with Standard Operating Procedures in place.
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1. Is it possible to reach the base by a car? What are the road conditions?
Yes, it is possible to reach the base (Ambivali village) by a car. One has to walk on the non-tar road till the Peth village and begin the fort ascent from there.
2.Distance from Mumbai, Thane and Pune and parking provision?
The approximate distance from Mumbai and Thane via Pune Expressway-Shedung exit is approximately 90 km and Pune is 127 Km. Cars can be parked at the base -Ambivali village.
3. Availability of food?
Food is available in Ambivali and Peth villages near the fort base. However, there may be some restaurant closures on account of prevailing Covid 19 situation. We highly recommended participants to bring home cooked food.
4. Duration of the trek?
The ascending duration from Ambivali village to Peth village is approximately 2 hours but may vary considering participants pace. Further, the last climb from Peth village to Peth Kothaligad fort is approximately 45 minutes. The time required to explore the fort will range from 1-2 hours.
5. Public restroom provision?
They are available at Ambivali village. If required, then participants will have to use the outdoors.
Winter temperatures range from 8 degrees to 30 degrees C and summer temperatures range from 18 degrees to 40 degrees C.
7. Phone network connectivity?
Network coverage for most of the operators is available at some places in the region.
8. Who are permitted to trek?
Trekking can be done by anybody but as per rules mandated by district administration, participants below 5 years and above 65 years are not permitted to participate.
9. Required fitness levels?
Any person with good fitness levels can attempt this trek. Participants with medical conditions are required to take necessary precautions advised by their medical practioner and are urged to mention it in the registration form.
10. Safety for solo women participants?
The trek is safe for women participants as our team usually comprises of male and female instructors.
11. Safety provisions
The team also carries a full fledged First Aid kit.
Trailblazers team are certified first aiders and follow a Standard Operating Procedure for every programme.
All Covid-19 related safety protocols are strictly followed.
Destination reconnaissance is conducted before launching every travel programme.
12. Registration and payment process?
Participant can fill up online form and make payments through our secured payment gateway (supports all major credit card, debit card, net banking, UPI – PayTM, BHIM, Google Pay, Phone Pe and others with QR code support) on our websitewww.trailblazersindia.com.
13. Smoking and drinking rules?
Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited on all Trailblazers programme.
14. Leave No Trace policy
Trailblazers follows a Leave No Trace policy to promote conservation in the outdoors and participants are required to adhere to it. So the participants will have to bring back their trash generated during the trek to dispose it off appropriately.
15. Trailblazers point of contact?
Contact details of the programme leader will be shared with the participants a day prior to the trek.
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