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  • Trip introduction

    This Vasota trek takes you through the thick forests of the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and to an idyllic lakeside campsite. You'll trek to the top of Vasota Fort, explore the jungle that stays lush and green throughout the year, and take a boat ride across the blue Koyna backwaters to a peaceful campsite. At night, you'll sit around a crackling campfire, with the lake shining silver in the moonlight. This Vasota adventure is perfect for nature lovers and photographers alike, and the easy terrain makes it a perfect terrain for beginners.

    Destination

    Located in the Satara district of Maharashtra, the famous Vasota fort and jungle lies in the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. In this region, the forests are always green and the water is always blue. Your trek stars from the base village of Bamnoli, and you'll take a boat ride in the Konya backwaters to Met Indavali, the starting point of your trek. You'll camp along the banks of a serene lake at Bamnoli and return to Mumbai the next day.

    Destination highlights

    Experience all kinds of adventure with a forest trek, a visit to the fort, and a boat ride. | Spot the flourishing flora and fauna within the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. | Camp along the banks of a serene river and enjoy a fun-filled bonfire at night.

    Activity Details

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    6 hours

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Vasota trek: Depart from Mumbai

    You'll meet the operator at Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM near Dadar Station (east) by 22:30 hours. You'll be driven to Bamnoli which is the base village for the trek. It is an overnight drive to Bamnoli. Do carry light snacks, a light jacket/ shawl and a small water bottle for a comfortable journey. Overnight transit in bus.

    Overnight journey in bus.

    You'll be picked up from the scheduled pick up points and driven to Bamnoli. It is an overnight journey in a private non A/C bus. Do carry light snacks, a small water bottle, light shawl/ jacket for a comfortable journey.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Dadar

    Bamnoli

    22:30 PM

    Food

    No meals will be provided today.

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Vasota trek: Trek to Vasota top
    Day 3 of the Vasota trek: Bamnoli to Mumbai
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  • Cancellation policy

    If cancellation is done 10 days or more before the departure of the Vasota jungle trek and lakeside camping trip: 75% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus transaction charges.

    If cancellation is done 5-10 days prior to the departure of the Vasota jungle trek and lakeside camping trip: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus transaction charges.

    If cancellation is done 0-5 days before the departure of the Vasota jungle trek and lakeside camping trip: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, or reschedule to another date, the cancellation policy will apply, and only the applicable refund amount will be transferred or rescheduled.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the Vasota trek.

    You must stick with your group at all times.

    No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments.

    You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times.

    Taking photos or selfie near the edges of cliffs are not allowed during the Vasota trek.

    Participants are requested to carry trash back to the city and dispose it in dustbins.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    In case of injury, damage to self or property or death during the Vasota trek, the operator will not be held responsible.

    Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation of any event due to reasons beyond control such as natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc, refund shall be payable with respect to the given to refund policy.

    There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.

    These are the scheduled pick up points for the Vasota Jungle trek: Kotak Mahindra ATM, Dadar east (22:30 hours), K Star Mall, Chembur (22:45 hours), Vashi, below main bridge (23:15 hours)
    • Vasota Jungle Trek Lakeside Camp Maharashtra Trekking Camping Boating Adventure Nature
    • Vasota Jungle Trek Lakeside Camp Maharashtra Trekking Camping Boating Adventure Nature
    • Vasota Jungle Trek Lakeside Camp Maharashtra Trekking Camping Boating Adventure Nature
    • Vasota Jungle Trek Lakeside Camp Maharashtra Trekking Camping Boating Adventure Nature
    • Vasota Jungle Trek Lakeside Camp Maharashtra Trekking Camping Boating Adventure Nature
    • Vasota Jungle Trek Lakeside Camp Maharashtra Trekking Camping Boating Adventure Nature
    • Vasota Jungle Trek Lakeside Camp Maharashtra Trekking Camping Boating Adventure Nature
    • Vasota Jungle Trek Lakeside Camp Maharashtra Trekking Camping Boating Adventure Nature
    • Vasota Jungle Trek Lakeside Camp Maharashtra Trekking Camping Boating Adventure Nature
    • Vasota Jungle Trek Lakeside Camp Maharashtra Trekking Camping Boating Adventure Nature
    • Vasota Jungle Trek Lakeside Camp Maharashtra Trekking Camping Boating Adventure Nature
    • Vasota Jungle Trek Lakeside Camp Maharashtra Trekking Camping Boating Adventure Nature
    • Vasota Jungle Trek Lakeside Camp Maharashtra Trekking Camping Boating Adventure Nature
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Mumbai to Mumbai in a non A/C private bus

    • Meals from breakfast on Day 2 to evening tea on Day 3
    • Accomodation in tents on triple sharing basis
    • Bonfire
    • Boat ride on Konya backwaters
    • Forest permits and entry fees, if any
    • Expertise charges and guide
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Meals during transit

    • Personal expenses like extra meals, packaged water, etc.
    • Any cost arising due to delays, landslides, road blocks, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Insurance

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 quick-dry t-shirts
    • 2 synthetic track pants
    • Light pullover/ warm jacket
    • Wind cheater
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes
    • Cotton socks
    • Raincoat/ poncho
    • Hooded jacket
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Sling bags or jholas

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transport from Mumbai to Mumbai as per itinerary
    • Tents
    • Boating in Koyna backwaters
    • Bonfire
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • ID proof
    • 2 ltrs water bottle
    • Camera (optional)
    • Enerzyl powder/ Glucon D powder
    • Light snacks
    • Clean napkin or small towel
    • Sleeping bag
    • Lightweight blanket
    • Haversack or backpack
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Torch
    • Personal toiletries
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Scarf
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Extra poly bags to carry wet clothes
    • Extra snacks

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.