Dukes Nose Trek

Experience a walk in the cloud with Nature Knights "Offbeat Mandala" on Dukes Nose Trek. 

The trek starts after a nice pleasant drive along the rural countryside. Once you reach the base village we will have a small introduction session along with local breakfast. Dukes Nose trek is short and crisp; trekkers begin with a short walk along the rugged country side that climbs up gradually. The final 20 to 30 minutes stretch is steep adventurous climb. The experience is almost magical on a cloudy day during monsoon as you walk through the cloud to reach the summit where you are blessed with a panoramic 360 degree view of the entire region. You can spot over half a dozen forts from here Rajmachi, Dhak, Korigad, Lohgad, Visapur, Tikona, Kathingad etc. You also have Lord Shiva shrine on the summit of Dukes Nose. Locals also called Dukes Nose Nagphani due to its natural shape like hood of snake. Dukes nose is also one of the most challenging rappelling spot but this is only possible during non-monsoon seasons.


July 24th, 2016

Location: Dukes Nose (Near Khandala/ Lonavala)



Trek Grade: Grade Easy to Moderate

Rappelling Grade: Tough Rappelling and Traversing (Optional). Not done during monsoon.

Experiences:

Easy to Medium Grade Trek, 360 Degree view of the region and Exploring Rural Countryside.


Planned Schedule for July 24th:

Suggested Pickup Points:
6:00 am Andheri West, S.V. Road, Near Merwans Bakery opp. Brahmakumari Hospital, Outside Bus Depot
6:15 am Valoka Junction (Santacruz East) / Bandra, Kalanagar Junction (Bandra East), Near exit of Sky Walk
6:20 am Outside Sion Station
6:30 am Chembur (Opp. Akbar Allis Departmental Stores)
6:45 am Vashi, Highway and station Road Cross Junction, Near Volvo Bus pickup point
Reporting at Lonavala 8:30 (Kumar Resort)
Breakfast at base village
09:30 am to 02:30 pm Trek to Dukes Nose and Exploring the Dukes Nose Summit
A SURPRISE ACTIVITY AT THE SUMMIT OF DUKES NOSE...
Simple village late Lunch at base village
followed by tea and biscuit
4:00 pm Start back for Lonavala / Home
8:30 pm expected back in Mumbai.

Trek Cost:
Rs.1200/- per head.
Rs.750/- per head without transport. (for those reporting to base village directly).

Details for Internet Banking Transfers (RTGS / NEFT / IFSC):
Account Name: OFFBEAT MANDALA
Account No.: 50200006370273
Bank Name: HDFC Bank Limited
RTGS/NEFT/IFSC: HDFC0000019
Branch: THE AMALDAS CO-OP HSG. SOC. LTD., 
JUHU-VERSOVA LINK ROAD,
WARK-K, (WEST), ANDHERI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400053, MAHARASHTRA

Click here for contacts / registration procedure etc.

Inclusions:
Village Breakfast
Simple Village Late Lunch
Evening Tea/Biscuits
Guide
Experienced Trek Lead
Common emergency Safety Gear and First Aid Kit
Private Transport travel from Mumbai to Base Village and Back

Exclusions:
Any other meals than mentioned above
Any kind of insurance 
Tips / shopping budget
Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusion is excluded
Resource not utilized will not be refunded.

Attire
 T-Shirts - Dry Fits or Cotton and comfortable (T-Shirt - thin Full Sleeves is advantage)
Track Pants or Dry Fits: Avoid thick jeans
Hat or Cap 
Sun Glasses
Trekking or Canvas Shoe (Avoid regular sports running shoe)
You may carry one set of change clothes 
Rain wear Poncho / Raincoat with rain cap
small umbrella in your backpack
small towel 
Other Items

Personal Snacks (few snacks to munch (Preferably fruits / salad items / Chocolates / Energy Bars etc)..
2 to 3 liters of water per head.
Flash Lights (Preferably Head Lamp) 
Personal Medical kit (General Medical Kit will be available with Nature Knights Group Leader)
Hand Sanitizer, Sun Screen and Mosquito Repellent.

read on for custom trek





Costing for custom trek (not for July 2
Cost Rs.600/- per head (Minimum billing for 5 persons).

Our Guide travel with the group Ex. lonavala or Ex. Mumbai in their transport.

Optional costing:
Travel Ex.: Lonavala (Pickup and Drop) Rs.3000/-
Travel Ex.: Mumbai or Pune Rs.5000/-
Village Meals: Breakfast; Lunch Rs.300/- per head.

note: All our treks can be customised to built in camping, custom meals, team building, adventure sports (east to extreme) for additional cost.

Duration:
One Day.

Trip Fee for Trek / Meals / Local Transport: 
Call and ask


Trip fee includes: 
Transport (for Ex. Mumbai bookings)
Trek and Summit Climb
Dukes Nose Trek, Dukes Nose Rappelling and Traversing, Village Breakfast and Lunch
Tea and Bread/ Butter / Jam in Wild Chefs Session
note: All adventure sports require signing of disclaimers.

(Confirmed registration only against 100% advance payment).
Asif - 9619182010 / asif@natureknights.net )


Group size for trip: Minimum 5 paid participants.
Maximum Group size: 60 paid participants

How to reach Lonavala on your own?
From Mumbai - Take a Volvo, Train or ST and get down at Lonavala.
From Pune - Take a Volvo, Local Train


Checklist:
Track pants; or leggings; or three-fourths; t-shirts (Preferably dry fits full sleeves); trekking or canvas shoe; cap or hat; sun glasses

Water (2 to 3 liters per head); Flash light
persons medical emergency kit (General Medical kit will be available with us)
lite snacks like chocolates; fruits; biscuits etc.
Carry everything in backpacks






More about Dukes Nose or Nagphani



A trekker's delight, Dukes Nose or Nagphani is a 800-foot monolith located in Khandala. Locally known as Nagphani  ( hood of the snake, as the cliff also resembles the hood of the snake), the British named it Duke's Nose after Duke of Wellington (his pointed nose resembled this cliff). One can reach the top of Dukes Nose in one and a half hours. There is a Mahadeva temple and large space on top of the rock.  This  is accessible from INS Shivaji and Kurwande Village.




Cancellation Terms:

Cancellation less than 30 days before the date of event; 25% of the total fee.
Cancellation less than 15 days, Cancellation Charges 50% of the total camp fee.
Cancellation less than 7 days before date of event, Cancellation charges 75% of the total camp fee.
Cancellation less than 3 days before date of event, no refund no date transfers. 

For cancellation email your request to info@natureknights.net cc to asif@natureknights.net and natureknights@gmail.com

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