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|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!!!!!!
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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.
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…
Get Down at Khandala Railway Station within 2 Minutes.
Breakfast Distribution. Have a Breakfast at Khandala Station.
General Instructions & information by Team Explorers.
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.
Waterfall Enjoyment. If it is flowing heavily then No one is allow to enter the waterfall. will just cross with proper safety & move towards dukes Nose.
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.
Reach the top of Duke’s Nose. Those who have already enrolled for valley crossing can start the activity by giving attendance to the leaders available at the valley crossing site. Valley crossing numbers are assigned strictly as per the admissions.
Lunch time. Please bring sufficient Lunch & Water. Nothing will be available on Dukes Nose.
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.
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.
* 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
“Leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time, and shoot nothing but photographs and bring back nothing but memories”