Treks are FuN!
Even more FuN if they are unplanned lik this one!
Chk these pics out !
Well pics can no way let you experience what we did bt jst giv u a faint idea of wat was there.
Some higlights of the trek:
Trek was cancelled.
I tld Amit I wanna go there wid my frnds… can I mak it? He was assertive as always and in sometime called back and confirmed that even he would come. It was 8pm now. We decided if no one else is coming then we would surely go ahead with the trek. I tried getting in Sankool,Swapnes and Manav. Manav agreed instantly… he was all exxcited to come for a trek.. his first one.
I did my usual research the same night like i always do. It comes in handy.
Got up in the morning.. packd bags and reached goregaon stn before time very mch lik me… on time when it matters(so now you kne y i m late to college). Manav arrived late bt its fine I never mind ppl comming late. Reached Dadar and then boarded Kasara fast local. In the mean time Amit called and we was going to board the train from Kalyan which he did. Introduced Manav to him and started having a jugalbandi of dialouges on eachother … makin fun of myself and others. Reached Asangaon by 9:30am as we planned.
The trek started with a long walk on the tracks. Amit and Manav took a halt to chng clothes (strip in front of villagers pasing by on the track) on a platform. I gues it was there jst for them.
After the tracks it was a walk on a tar road upto the base village. We did order for food and asked for Pitla-Bhakri esp. bcoz its the best to have @ sch a place.
Started the trek… need not say it was luch greeen everywhere with beautiful flowers around.
The trek was divided in 3 phases: walk upto the river (which was more like a stream then) – trek trail of rock cut steps – fairly easy climb
Manav did pretty well to match up wid us not to mention the words of encouragement and misleading facts that we kept on disclosing about the distance left and time left etc. so that he keeps going and we come back on time.
Did discuss a lot of things… usual marathi words that I m not aware of and Amit who keeps on using them… other trek exps… howtos for manav… todo and nottodos…. likes dislikes… atmosphere… historical facts (by amit) … and ya also ‘Jay gunj’ to be sung while entering the fort. Amit taught me this it goes like…
Gou Brahman Pratipalak
Shri Shivaji Maharaj Ki Jay
Well it took me a long time to byheart it. It solved 2 purposes one being I would get to do the honours (singing it at teh entrance) and irritating Amit by repeating it continuously.
Met felow trekkers on the way.. fells good when u meet them bcoz u knw u r on the right path.
Final stage had this lader ( shidi ) .. there were 2 infact and new one and the pld one.
It was really cold out there… winds blowing at high speeds. Spent some time arnd saw the caves, entrance around and then sat beside a water tank for havin few snacks that we had carried.
Finished everything and then started the descent. The descent was speedy and simple. We njoyed it.
The icing on the cake was a waterfall of which we came to knw later by other fello trekkers who had been there. U can chk the pics to see how beatiful the waterfall was. Bahut maramari kiya. Amit and Manav ne milke mujhe bahut paani pilaya … sari trek ki bhadas nikal de.. ( bahut paani pilaya)
Even though we didnt wat to leave that place we had to and we did leave it after about an hour. Reached da village house where we had ordered for food, ate it and started for Asangaon. Wittnessed da striptease again by Amit and Manav on the same platform … GOD y me only! LoL
Hey also got to see a firefly on the track !
The train was waiting jst for us .. ddint see anyonw else on the platform except the driver ..no one in the compartment either. got the tickets and the train started… dhk dhk dhk…. !
Listened to music while in the train.. chkd the pics again (well all the pics were taken from Amits cell.. coudnt believe we wud get sch fine quality pics) Hey theres this video in his cell too whn i had removed my T-shirt.. the t went witht the flow of the water and me runnign behind it (well its the retak tat he shot)
Said the final goodyes to Amit and man main thnk Us bcoz he made the terk worthwile.
Need not say at the end that every trek exp. is unforgetfull and cant be put in words for U.
[hey anyone interestd in trekking do leave a comment or get in touch …I wudnt mind giving u a call when i plan my next]