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Date: BATCH 1 : 15 July, 2017 (Valley Crossing Admission Full) l BATCH 2 : 16 July, 2017 (Valley Crossing Admission Full)
Duration: One Day
Location: Khandala BASE VILLAGE : Kurvande
Price: For Trek Rs. 100/- & For Valley Crossing Rs. 300/- + Rs. 100/- Trek = Rs. 400/- Please Call for availablility before you book any Event/Trek, to avoid 5% Transaction Charges.
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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 near Lonavala. The Cliff is pointed like a snakes pointed head portion (hood) and hence the name Nagphani (Nag means snake and phani means hood). The name Duke’s nose is derived as the cliff looked like the shape of the Duke. 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 a Valley with all technical gears n of course an Expert Team of Explorers.
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  • Last date of Enrollment: 12 July, 2017 or till seats left.
  • Departure Date & Time: On the day of event by sharp 05.45 am from Pune Railway Station
  • Arrival Date & Time: On the day of event around 08.00 pm at Pune Railway Station.
    (We may come to Pune ONE Hour Before OR After the given time)
  • Reporting Time & Place: On the day of event by sharp 05.15 am on Platform No.1, at Pune Railway Station.
  • Walking Time (estimated): 4 hours to reach the Top via Khandala & 45 Minutes to get down at Kurvande Village, then a plain walk of 3.5 kms by road towards Lonavala Railway Station.
  • Difficulty Level: Medium (Difficulty grade deals with the actual climbing difficulty.)
  • Endurance Level: Medium (Endurance Grade deals with the stamina and total physical strength required.)
  • Age Group: 10 to 50 years (people above 50 years will be allowed after meeting at Explorers Office)
  • Batch Limit: For Get-together Trek No batch limit. Valley Crossing Batch Limit is 100 Participants.
  • Mode of Transport: Pune – Khandala via Singhgad Express (No Seat Reservation)
  • Route: Pune – Lonavala – Khandala & Lonavala – Pune.
  • 05.00 am

    Gather at Pune Railway Station. Give attendance to the Team Explorers. You can meet Team Explorers on Platform No. 1. Leaders will wait till 5.45 am, if you are late then directly catch the Singhgad Express. You have to get down at Khandala Railway Station. (Next to Lonavala Railway Station)
    (Those who have missed the Train can directly reach Khandala Railway Station at Own Expenses before 8.15 am & In that case No refund will be admissible.)

    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 Packed Breakfast at Khandala Station. We are sending your enrollment number by sms, Please collect the Breakfast from the Leader as per your enrollment number. Please Keep Patience we are around more than 300 to 500 Participants.

    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.

    Please Note:

    • Explorers is not providing the return Local ticket from Lonavala to Pune as Tickets are valid till next 1 hour only. Kindly purchase the return ticket for Lonavala to Pune journey which cost you Rs.15 per head only. Explorers are not taking any responsibility for return journey from Kurvande village – Lonavala Railway Station to Pune Station.


  • Booking Amount For Trek: Rs.100/- Per Head Pune to Pune.

    Booking Amount For Valley Crossing: 300/- Per Head + Rs. 100/- Trek = Rs. 400/-

    Includes:

    • Transport by Train. (Pune – Khandala by Singhgad Express) (No Seat Reservation).
    • Trekking with all safety measures.
    • Morning Breakfast Only. (Limited)
    • Flying Fox with all Adventure Gears, if separately registered.
    • Expert Team of Explorers.
    • First aid kit.
    • Government Service Tax.

    Excludes:

    • Morning Tea & Lunch on Sunday, Cold drinks, Mineral water, etc.
    • Local Train Charges Lonavala to Pune
    • 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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    • All Team Explorers.