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  • Trip introduction

    Go camping in the backwaters of the Koyna River and spend a night at a beautiful campsite in the woods. You'll engage in exciting camp games like tug of war and tent pitching. In the night, you'll also gather around a crackling bonfire and sing songs to some acoustic, live guitar music. After a relaxing night in the midst of nature, you'll wake up to the morning sunrise and take a boat ride across the Koyna River. Later, you'll embark on a short, 2-hr trek in the mountains and visit the Vasota Fort. This package also includes pick-up and drop-off to Pune and all meals during the trip.

    Destination

    Vasota is a popular and scenic trekking and camping destination, located 2-hr drive away from the town of Satara and the hill station of Mahabaleshwar. Your campsite for this trip is located inside the lush, green forests of the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, alongside the Koyna River. You'll also trek to the Vasota Fort. The dilapidated fort stands atop a mountain ridge, overlooking the Koyna River.

    Destination highlights

    Enjoy a fun night of camping in the woods. | Take a boat ride over the Koyna River. | Trek to the centuries-old Vasota Fort. | Reconnect with nature in a calm and serene campsite. | Explore trails and routes in the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Activity Details

    10+ years

    Yes

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Vasota camping and trekking trip: Camping at Koyna

    Board a private, non-AC bus from The Travel Café in Pune and settle in for a 4-hr drive to Bamnoli village. You'll spend the night at a campsite besides the Koyna River. At the campsite, you'll enjoy games and activities like tug of war and tent pitching. You'll also gather around a bonfire and sing songs to some acoustic guitar music and have fun with your fellow campers. Overnight in tents at Vasota campsite.

    Overnight at Vasota campsite in tents.

    You'll be picked-up from The Travel Café in Pune by 20:00 hrs. Today's meal package includes night snacks served after reaching the campsite. You'll be accommodated in tents at the Vasota campsite on a shared basis. Please carry your own bedsheets.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune

    Vasota campsite

    20:00 PM

    Food

    Snacks

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Vasota camping and trekking trip: Trek to Vasota
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  • Cancellation policy

    For any cancellations made after booking this Vasota camping and trekking trip: 70% refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to carry a bed sheet, to be used during accommodation in tents.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the camp leader during this Vasota camping and trekking trip.

    Travellers are required to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during this Vasota camping and trekking trip. Consumption of tobacco products is not recommended.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to arrive at the pick-up point on time. Tardiness in arriving at the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek, without any refund.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during this Vasota camping and trekking trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this Vasota camping and trekking trip to ensure safety of travellers as well as staff. Any additional costs arising due to such a change in itinerary will be borne by travellers.
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    • Trekking Camping Vasota Pune Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in tents on quad/multi-sharing basis

    • All equipment required for camping
    • All meals from night snacks on day 1 to evening snacks on day 2
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and camping crew
    • Boat transfers between campsite-trek start point
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city-Pune

    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • T-shirts/shirts and track pants/shorts
    • Trekking footwear
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Sweater and jacket
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Hard luggage such as trolley bags, suitcases etc.

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All equipment required for camping

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • Bedsheet
    • ID proof
    • Napkins
    • Water bottle
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Insect Repellent
    • Personal toiletries
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Power bank
    • Camera

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit