A thrilling boat journey, followed by an adventures Jungle trek : Welcome to Vasota Fort trek

Have you ever wandered standing somewhere on the top of a mountain and getting a 360 degree view of the whole mountain ranges!!!! If you are thinking where to find that apart from The thrilling Leh – Ladakh ranges,then Vasota fort is the answer for you. And to reach there you have to cross an adventures trek. A boat ride followed by a thrilling Jungle trek.
So let’s welcome you to Vasota Jungle trek.
Difficulty level : moderate
Height : 3842 Mt.
Duration of trek : 3-4 hours depending upon your speed
About the trek :
Vasota is a Fort located near Bamnoli, Satara District of Maharastra. The height from sea level is 3842 Mt. Vasota trek will take your breath away as you would be going through a dense Jungle and witnessing an amazing surroundings which consists of Koyna backwater and mahabaleswar mountain ranges.

The 'Koyna' backwater

The ‘Koyna’ backwater

Routes:
You have to reach Satara first. Head on NH-4 from Pune, which will take you to Satara. It’s 110 km from Pune station. From there, you have to reach Bamnoli village (Base village for Vasota) which is 40km away. And from there you have to take boats to reach Vasota fort base.

A beautiful journey surrounded by water and mountains

A beautiful journey surrounded by water and mountains

Information for the trekkers :
You have to undergo 3-4 hours of walk and as wild animals are there in the Jungle you have to return before dark. You can not camp there but if you wish you can camp near the bank of Koyna backwater at Bamnoli Village. Make sure you reach the village by morning 8 AM and again return by 4 PM.
The journey :
On a Saturday night, you camp near a river bank. And when you wake up, you have no idea what the Sunday morning brings for you!!!!

What awaits you!!! Explore the unexplored

What awaits you!!! Explore the unexplored

That’s Vasota night camp for you. And Mark my words, your morning is not going to be more exciting and thrilling than this… ever!!!

Journey of Life

Journey of Life

With the sun rays, the color of mountain starts to change. And so does the color of water. You are Surrounded by blue. Completely from all sides. And that sight is worth seeing.
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One hour of journey in boat and every next second brings you a different sight. Better,beautiful and exciting.
Beginning of the Jungle trek :
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Walking of almost three hours. Through this Jungle.
And finally, for what you have been taking the pain. The top. And from there, it’s all mountains.

All my life, i wanted to be here because wilderness is a necessity…

All my life, i wanted to be here because wilderness is a necessity…

Mahabaleswar ranges and Nageswar caves

Mahabaleswar ranges and Nageswar caves

Top of a temple at Vasota fort

Top of a temple at Vasota fort

I find confidence while looking at those peaks. Confidence to laugh at my problems!!!

I find confidence while looking at those peaks. Confidence to laugh at my problems!!!

So that’s all about this beautiful, thrilling and full of adventures sights Vasota fort trek.
all thanks to Pune Venturers Club, without whom it could not have been possible.