Plateau of flowers

Monsoon Camping Holiday on Plateau of flowers at 4000 feet above mean sea level away from the maddening crowd.

Limited edition camping experience by Nature Knights - Offbeat Mandala.

Experiences include: Camping; Treks; High Rope Adventures; Excursion to Plateau of flowers; Excursion to Cheese and Chocolate Factory; Farms etc.

Optional Experiences (at extra cost): Water Fall Rappelling and Caving.

Date: September 10th to 12th, 2016 (Custom date booking also possible)

Check in: Sep 10th at 02:00 pm
Check out: Sept 12th, at 01:30 pm


Camp cost:
2 Nights and 3 Days: Rs.4650/- on Quad Sharing Basis.

for twin sharing basis add Rs.350/- per head as premium charges.

Click here for contacts and bookings

only limited seats; book well in advance due to long weekend rush.


Location:

10 km from Panchgani, Kaswand Plateau

Includes:
Stay (Quad sharing) in Tents with attached washrooms.
Meals (Buffet - Breakfast (2); Lunch (2); Hi-Tea (2); and Dinner(2)). - Veg and Non Veg.
Trek and Excursions

Exclusions and Optional Extras:
Any custom meal menu ordered.
Any kind of road tolls, parking charges, entry fee.
Any custom services. 
Barbecue
Waterfall Rappelling - Rs.550/- pp
Caving - Rs.300/- pp
Entry Fee to KAAS - Rs.100/- pp (on day 2 morning).
Transport


Tent for stay




Sit out - outside cafeteria 

Dorms / Rooms from Inside



Obstacle course.. at campsite


Cycles available at campsite..


High rope adventures at campsite..


Machan at campsite..


Planned Program:


Day 1

02:00 pm Arrival at Campsite
03:00 pm Exploring around the campsite, neighboring farms and the lesser know plateau (Non-tourist plateau - one hour one way hike from the campsite).
06:45 pm Back at campsite
Tea/Coffee Snack
07:00 pm Chilling out with Campfire
08:30 pm to 10:00 pm Dinner

Day 2

Early Breakfast
Road trip to Exploring trek to Kaas Plateau of flowers from the other end of the ridge.
at KAAS Plateau.. (Our Window 10:00 am to 01:00 pm).
02:00 to 03:30 pm Lunch
03:30 pm to 06:00 pm High Rope Adventures
06:00 pm Tea/Coffee Snack
07:00 pm Chilling out at campfire / open agenda

Day 3

7:00 am to 8:00 am try our hand at Obstacle Course (Optional) 
8:30 am to 9:30 am Breakfast
09:30 am to 12:00 am Last excursion with the Plateau of flowers (Non Tourist plateau) - short and waterfall trail.
01:00 pm Lunch
Visit to Chocolate and Cheese Factory.

Note: (Day 1 Lunch is not part of the package) You can either have Lunch on the way back at Panchgani or drop in a Cheese Factory and try out few items made from cheese e.g. Pizza etc or at Jam Factory and try Grill Sandwich or try local Maharashtran menu at Wai. You may also order your lunch at campsite for an extra cost..


Checklist for travel:

Change clothes (Carry loose comfortable clothes)

Trekking shoe or tough canvas shoe
Spare floaters / slippers
Cap or Hat

Sun Glasses
Rain Wear
Personal Toiletries and Medical Kit (Doctor on call available)
Trekking shoe or tough canvas shoe
spare slippers or floaters
Flash lights
Lite woolens
field guide on flowers (Optional, recommended)
Field glasses
Water bottle (Pet Bottle - 1 liter for field trip); 
Snack pack (fruits, biscuits, dry fruits, etc in a small backpack).

Also note that wild flowering plants are a natural phenomenon and not in organizers control. 

Dos and Don'ts 


1.            Don’t visit the plateau to only see the carpet of flowers, look around you will find many varieties of flowers. There are over 1000 varieties to look out for.
2.            Carry a field guide or hire a local expert (possible at KAAS on day 2) even if you are a photographer heading there only for Macro photography or just a visitor visiting nature.
3. Drive slowly or at best ditch your vehicle at the ticket counter and walk through all the 3 well marked trails and also to the lake and back. Approach roads sometimes may not be good so be ready to face a rough ride.
4. Avoid carrying food items on the trails, this isn’t a picnic spot. You can leave all food / snack pack in car. Carry water in PET bottles (avoid use and throw bottles).
5. Don’t play loud music (including in your vehicles).
6. Don’t pluck flowers, even if you are a plant collector.
7. Take a photograph without touching the flowers, yes even if it means getting an unclear shot.
8. Don’t litter, treat Nature as you would treat a sacred place.
9. During field trips outing, avoid party with alcohol and cigarettes when out doors at Nature.
10. Wear comfortable attire while on field visits, preferably comfortable full sleeves t-shirt or shirt; track pants or leggings, trekking shoe or tough canvas shoe (do not walk bare feet), cap or hat, sun glasses etc.
11. During monsoon at dusk and dawn, fog envelopes the plateau and mountains and it is advisable to stick with your group and not veer off the track.

12.If you are in a groups ensure each one moves in a single file and sticks to the beaten trail created especially for the protection of the flower beds.

No comments:

Post a Comment