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Date: BATCH 1 : 14 July, 2018 l BATCH 2 : 15 July, 2018
Duration: One Day
Location: Khandala BASE VILLAGE : Kurvande
Price: For Trek Rs. 100/- & For Valley Crossing Rs. 350/- + Trek Rs. 100/- = Rs. 450/-
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Dukes Nose Get-Together Trek + Valley Crossing

Nagphani, later known as Duke’s Nose after Duke Wellington, is a cliff at Khandala. The Cliff is pointed like a snakes pointed head portion (hood) and hence the name Nagphani (Nag means snake and phani means hood). This is a marvelous trekking spot between Khandala & Lonavala. Adventurous trekking is highly essential to reach the Duke’s nose via Khandala. Climbing from Khandala is a good getaway for adventurous trekking that can be done under 4 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 of Lord Shiva. Valley crossing from Dukes Nose to Duchess Nose is a great fun due to roaring winds, foggy atmosphere & of course Deep Valley. Throw yourself in Valley with all technical gears; Join us for this One Full Day of Mind Blowing Adventure Rush with 100% Safety!!!!!! Monsson

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  • Last date of Enrollment for Dukes Nose Get-Together Trek: 13 July, 2018 or till seats left.
  • Departure Date & Time for Dukes Nose Get-Together Trek: On the Day of Trek by sharp 06.05 am from Pune Railway Station
  • Arrival Date & Time for Dukes Nose Get-Together Trek: As per your convenience by local trains. (Return journey not included in fees)
    (We may come to Pune ONE Hour Before OR After the given time)
  • Reporting Time & Place for Dukes Nose Get-Together Trek: On the Day of Trek by 05.15 am on platform No.1 at Krishna’s Restaurant inner Side of Pune Railway Station.
  • Walking Time (estimated) for Dukes Nose Get-Together Trek: 3.5 hours to reach the top via Khandala & 45 Minutes to get down at Kurvande village, then a plain walk of 4 kms by road towards Lonavala Railway Station or hire a Sumo, at an extra cost.
  • Difficulty Level for Dukes Nose Get-Together Trek: Medium (Difficulty grade deals with the actual climbing difficulty.)
  • Endurance Level for Dukes Nose Get-Together Trek: Medium (Endurance Grade deals with the stamina and total physical strength required.)
  • Age Group for Dukes Nose Get-Together Trek: 10 to 50 years (people above 50 years will be allowed after meeting at Explorers Office)
  • Batch Limit for Dukes Nose Get-Together Trek: For Get-together Trek No batch limit. Valley Crossing Batch Limit is 100 Participants.
  • Mode of Transport for Dukes Nose Get-Together Trek: Pune – Khandala via Singhgad Express (No Seat Reservation)
  • Route: Pune – Lonavala – Khandala & Lonavala – Pune.
  • 05.15 am

    Gather at Pune Railway Station. Give attendance to the Team Explorers. You can meet Team Explorers on Platform No. 1 near Krishna’s Restaurant inner side of the Pune Railway Station.

    MUMBAI PARTICIPANTS WHO ARE COMING DIRECTLY MUST REPORT AT KHANDALA RAILWAY STATION AT OWN EXPENSES BEFORE 08.30 AM. AFTER THAT YOU HAVE TO JOIN THE TREK AT OWN RISK AND RESPOSIBILITIES.

    06.05 am

    Train Journey Starts. (NO SEAT RESRVATION FOR TRAIN / LOCAL JOURNEY.) Choose your convenient Station & Communicate it with Explorers at the time of admission. Singhgad Express stops at following stations…

    • 06.18 am – Khadki
    • 06.28 am – Pimpari
    • 06.33 am – Chinchwad
    • 07.13 am – Lonavala

    07.18 am

    Get Down at Khandala Railway Station within 2 Minutes.

    07.35 am

    Breakfast Distribution. Have a Breakfast at Khandala Station.

    08.00 am

    General Instructions & information by Team Explorers.

    08.15 am

    Start Trekking, Please keep patience while trekking, you have to wait or walk slow due to heavy crowd. Also co-operate with all the participants’ n team explorers to have safe n enjoyable trekking.

    09.30 am

    Waterfall Enjoyment.

    10.00 am

    After waterfall Start Trekking towards Dukes nose with a steep walk of 1 hour. You have to pass 2 small Rock Patches. Team Explorers is available for Help. You have to wait in a “Q” to climb the Rock patch & to reach the Top of Dukes Nose.

    11.00 am

    Reach the Top of Dukes nose. Those who have already enrolled for Valley crossing can start the activity by giving attendance to a Leader available at Valley crossing. Numbers are assigned as per the admissions.

    Till 01.45 pm

    Lunch time. Please bring sufficient Lunch & Water. Nothing will be available on Dukes Nose.

    02.00 pm

    Start Descending the Dukes Nose towards Kurvande Village with Team Explorers. Participants who have enrolled for the Valley crossing will have to wait till event is over & other participants can move for return Trek journey.

    03.00 pm

    Reach Kurvande Village. After evening tea you can start plain walk of 3.5 kms towards Lonavala Railway station OR you can hire a Local Jeep / Tempo at own cost. Team Explorers will not join you for onward journey from Kurvande to Lonavala & till Pune.
    After reaching at Lonavala Railway Station Board Lonavala – Pune Local from platform No. 3. Local timing from Lonaval to Pune is : 02.55 pm / 03.45 pm / 05.25 pm / 06.20 pm / 07.00 pm / 07.35 pm / 08.40 pm.
    Reach Pune with happy & everlasting memories of the adventure.

      Please Note:

    • From last 2 years Explorers is not providing the return local ticket from Lonavala to Pune as tickets are valid till next 1 hour only. Please purchase the return ticket for Lonavala to Pune journey which costs only Rs.15 per head. Explorers are not taking any responsibility for return journey from Kurvande Village. You can walk for 3.5 kms by tar (metallic) road till Lonavala Station or can hire a Sumo from Kurvande village at own expenses.
    • No one is allowed to do the valley crossing twice in absence of any person/friend/relative. No arguments will entertain in that case.
    • Half pant is strictly not allowed to any participants. You can wear ¾ or Track pant. If anyone found wearing a half pant / shorts he will not be allowed to join the trek and No refund will be admissible.

  • Booking Amount For Trek: Rs.100/- Per Head Pune to Pune (One way Sinhgad Express Ticket + Breakfast + GST).
    Booking Amount For Valley Crossing: 350/- Per Head (Only for Valley Crossing)

    Includes:

    • Transport by Train. (Pune – Khandala by Singhgad Express) (No Seat Reservation).
    • Trekking with all safety measures.
    • Morning Breakfast Only. (Limited)
    • Valley crossing with requisite adventure equipment, if registered separately.
    • Expert Team of Explorers.
    • First aid kit.
    • GST.

    Excludes:

    • Morning & Evening Tea & lunch, Cold drinks, Mineral water, etc.
    • Lonavala to Pune Local Train Ticket.
    • Private orders of Tea, Breakfast, Meals, etc.
    • Personal expenses of any kind.
    • Insurance Coverage.
    • Medical expenses other than “First aid”.
    • Any other charges not mentioned in “Fees Include“.
  • What to Bring?

      • A Good Quality of Rucksack suitable for One day Trek with all inside Luggage packed in a Plastic Bag
      • Sufficient Lunch. (Nothing will be available throughout the Trek)
      • Minimum 2 Ltr. Water.
      • Separate Plastic Bags to save your Mobile, wallet from Rain & to keep wet cloths.
      • Rainproof / Warm wear / Cap as per the Season.
      • Extra Dress, Napkin / Towel packed in a Double Plastic Bag
      • Glucon – D OR Electrol – Optional
      • Shoes Compulsory in a Good Condition while trekking
      • Dress Code – T-shirt, Flexible Track pant. (HALF PANT NOT ALLOWED.)
      • Any type of addictions like tobacco, Liquor, etc is strictly not allowed.
      • Personal Medicines, if any.

    * This is just a reminder list of what to Bring. You can bring other things as per the Need.

    Some useful tips for Happy Trekking

    • Don’t keep valuable things while trekking.
    • Use plastic carry bags to save your mobile & Wallet.
    • Avoid Jean pant for inconvenience in Walking / Climbing.
    • Always keep your Original Photo ID with you.
    • Follow all the Instructions given by Team Explorers.
    • Keep Healthy environment & helpful nature while Trekking & at the time of Activity.
    • Don’t keep anything like mobile, Wallet, Gold ornaments at the time of Adventure Activity.
    • Ladies are requested to seat in a Ladies compartment of Local in a return journey for safety & to avoid Heavy Crowed.
    • Don’t expect similiar food quality of your home town. Try local food to have some different experience.
    • Respect the Local Religion & Traditions.
    • While taking photographs don’t click photo’s of local people without their permission.
    • Bring sufficient LUNCH for Dukes Trek; Nothing is available on Dukes Nose.
    • Share your Tiffin (Lunch) with the Needy Participant.
    • Make New friends & share your thoughts in a Group.
    • Share your Happy memories with Explorers on Facebook.

    “Leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time, and shoot nothing but photographs and bring back nothing but memories”

    1. Food: Pure Vegetarian Food will be served by Explorers. If you want Non veg. Food, you can take it at Extra Cost at Actual. Please take the Railway Food (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner) in Proper time at Own Cost.
    2. Medicine: Bring personal medicines, if any & the necessary things given in a list.
    3. Railway Reservations: It is not possible for Explorers to ensure that the Participants will get Railway Reservations together or in the same compartment because of random seat allotment by Railway Computerized System.
    4. Transport & Jungle Safari: For Jungle Safari six people can travel in a Gypsy, but it is not sure that same Group / Family can travel in a same Gypsy. If any Natural Calamity or Technical problem results into late or Safari get cancelled then Explorers or the leaders of Explorers are not responsible for same & in that case No refund is admissible.
    5. Jungle Safari Zone: For Jungle Safari Explorers will choose the Safari zones as per the availability. We are not giving commitment of any specific zone Safari.
    6. Room Allotment: In case of Odd number of Participants or Male / Female Ratio, It is not possible for Explorers to ensure that same Group / Family will accommodate in a same Room. TWO Persons on Bed & TWO persons will be provided by Mattresses, Blanket, Pillow, etc.
    7. Hot Water: In Early Morning Warm Water will be served for Refreshment & in Afternoon Hot Water for Bath.
    8. Drinking Water: Mineral Water Bottles will not be provided by the Explorers throughout the Tour.
    9. During the Camp all the participants should obey all the instructions and decisions taken by the authorised representative of Explorers or Camp Leader.
    10. During any type of event, in case of any dispute for whatsoever reasons, the decision of the Camp Leader or authorized representative of Explorers shall be final and binding on all the participants. The Participants shall be solely liable for the risks, responsibilities and consequences.
    11. Medical Treatment: In case of any medical ailments, a disorder etc. which the participants are suffering or have suffered from, it is his/her responsibility to inform the organisers in advance, before commencement of the camp or trek. If required, the participant(s) will have to take medical treatment from the doctor / attendant available on the campsite or from the nearest available medical centre or hospital. The expenses for all medical treatment and arrangements for the same will be solely borne by the participant ONLY. The Camp Leader or the authorised representative shall have complete discretion to continue the camp without the participant(s) suffering from medical problem.
    12. Photographs or Video Clips: Explorers reserves the right to use Photographs / Video Clips of the tourist taken on tour and / or given by tourist, for promotion of the Company’s Business without obtaining prior permission of the concerned tourist.
    13. Consumption of liquor, tobacco products, cigarette etc. is strictly prohibited during any type of Event. The trek will be considered over only when we are back to our decided arrival place.
    14. Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Any breach of the above two rules will be taken seriously, and will be removed from the trek or camp, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
    15. In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Explorers, it’s instructors, organisers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
    16. If the participants have enrolled for the activities like wildlife camping or any type of adventure sports activity, then all the risks and responsibilities related to and arising from such activities shall be solely upon such participants and Explorers shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever.
    17. Insurance: Neither participants nor any event shall be insured by Explorers, unless mentioned specifically.
    18. Please Note that any Claims, disputes, court case, etc. shall be subject to Pune Jurisdiction only.

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