Frequently Asked Questions
1. Which shoes are ideal for trekking, can I wear my sports shoes ?
For Trekking in Maharashtra, Coaster CTR Trekking shoes are the best available option, they cost around Rs1100-1600. Can check more details in this link (Click here). Sports shoes are not recommended, wear at your own risk. Floaters, sandals, crocs are strictly not allowed on our treks. Also do not buy expensive trekking shoes from Decathlon, Woodland or other such brands, they are good for Himalayan Treks and not for wet and rocky terrains of Maharashtra.
2. I am a first time trekker, which type of trek should I go for ?
For start, you should go for an easy grade trek and see how your body reacts and test your fitness level. If you do well, then you can do moderate level treks. Trekking is an adventure sport and even easy grade treks require basic fitness, do not expect easy grade trek to be just flat walk. Gym and walking can give you decent fitness but trek requires good lower body strength and good cardiovascular health, so do not assume that you have good fitness because you go to gym or walk daily. Ask us before registering if that particular trek is ideal for first time trekker or not.
3. Do solo trekkers join or people usually come in groups ?
More than 40 percent of our trekkers come solo, trekking is such activity where you mix up easily with other participants. And if not other participants then our trek leaders are always there to give you company.
4. Is it safe for female solo trekkers to join the event ?
Yes, we usually have 40 percent female participants on our events and many of them come solo.
5. What is the normal age group ?
The usual age group is 18-40 years. But age is not the criteria for treks, fitness is. If someone below 18 wants to join, they need to come with a guardian, and the guardian need to fill the disclaimer form on behalf of the below 18 participant.
6. Are there any treks which kids below 18 can do ?
Yes, there are few treks which kids above 10 year old can do, for start try with easy grade and short duration treks for them, if they do well can send them for bigger treks.
7. What type of basic trekking gears are needed to come for a trek ?
One can come for one day treks with very basic things which are already available with them. Quick dry outfits, trekking shoes etc are needed. Can check the entire list in the given link (Click here).
8. Do we have washrooms on treks ?
On most treks washrooms are not available. Some base village do have washrooms, but limited facilities are available. Do not expect luxury. On multi-day treks one need to carry tissue roll, sanitizers and may have to go in jungle.
9. What type of food do you provide on treks ?
Breakfast is usually either Poha or Idli on most of our treks. Lunch/Dinner is provided on selected treks, but whenever we do provide, it is usually local veg thali, which normally includes bhakhri-sabzi, dal-rice, papad and salad. Jain Food is available on only selected few treks, please ask us before registering.
10. What is the batch size for treks usually and how many trek leaders in each batch ?
We usually do not take batch larger than 30 people, only on some events or corporate events we do take larger batch size. On an average our batch size is 20 to 25 people. We keep 10-12 participant to 1 leader ratio, hence for a batch of 30 we send 3 trek leaders/volunteers.
11. Do you organize private treks or corporate treks ?
Yes we do. We can arrange a private trek for a group of 15 or more as per your modified itinerary from our usual schedule. But if you want us to arrange a private event please inform us at least 2 weeks in advance so we can arrange our schedule accordingly.
12. Do you organize treks on weekdays ?
Almost all our events are on weekends or public holidays, but if you want us to organize an event on weekdays then we can arrange a private trek as mentioned above.
13. Do you organize other adventure activity apart from trekking ?
Yes we do arrange Waterfall Tours, Backpacking Trips like Velas Turtle Festival and Kaas Plateau, Waterfall Rappelling in monsoon and Camping in winter months.