Kaas Plateau - The Valley of Flowers
About Kass Plateau:
Kaas Plateau also known as the "Kaas Pathar" is situated in the Western Ghat’s Sahyadri range, 22 km from Satara city in the state of Maharashtra, India.The name Kaas originates from Kaasa tree. As the leaves of this tree mature, they turn from green to red. When it comes to UNESCO world heritage Sites, Maharashtra's very own valley of flowers at Kaas has its own unique micro climate due to which during the last phase of monsoon, it becomes home for thousands of flower varieties, some of which are endemic only to the plateau. Woven by the master weaver and artisan, mother nature, the endless carpets of flowers and lots of butterflies all around the Kaas Plateau will sweep you off your feet. The name Kaas originates from Kaasa tree, botanical name Elaeocarpus glandulosus. It is home to about 1500 species of plants including 450 species of wild flowers out of which 33 are endangered.
Best time to visit:Timing is crucial if you wish to see Kaas in all its natural splendour. The best time to visit is September although the flowering starts from mid-August and lasts until October. During the flowering season from end of August to October, a riot of colours will treat the eyes. By second week of October almost 80 percent of flowers are gone, Better visit next year.
Event : Kaas Plateau The Valley of Flowers
Grade : Easy.
Type : Plateau Tour
Date : 21st , 28th September and 5th, 12th October.
Charges : 2000/- Per person with transport.
Meet up our Trek Leaders at :
Swami Narayan Temple, Dadar East by 11:00PM. (Saturday night)
Bus journey starts at sharp 11.15pm
Enroute Antakshari, Dumb charades and Mafia in Bus.
Reach the Base Village by 6:00AM.
Have your breakfast along with the necessary instruction about the tour.
Reach Kaas Pathar and Explore the mesmerizing bed of flowers.
Our photographers would be all set to click you.
Move towards Kaas Lake.
Have lunch and start proceeding back to Mumbai.
Reach Mumbai Late Evening depending on traffic Conditions.
Bus Pickup Points :
11.00 pm Dadar Swaminarayan Temple
11:30 pm K Star Mall, Chembur
12:15 am Vashi (Below the flyover)
12:30 am Kharghar - Hotel 3 Star
Inclusions and Exclusions
- Evening refreshment for the day.
- Transportation from Dadar to Dadar (Non-AC Bus).
- Toll Charges, Taxes and other govt /local body fees.
- Kaas Entry Fees (govt charges).
- Expertise Charges.
- Camera Charges
- Anything other than mentioned above in inclusions.
THINGS TO CARRY
- Identity proof (must)
- Good trekking shoes and extra pair of floaters.
- Mosquito / Insect Repellants.
- Extra pair of clothes.
- Water (minimum 2 ltrs) Compulsory.
- Some ready to eat food like biscuits, plum cake etc.
- Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder.
- Toiletries, Cap / Scarves and Sunglasses.
- Rain gear windcheater / raincoat / poncho.
- Haversack to put all your things.
90% will be refunded if cancelled 60 days in advance.
75% will be refunded if cancelled 50 days in advance.
50% will be refunded if cancelled 40 days in advance.
25% will be refunded if cancelled 30 days in advance.
0% refund if cancelled 0-to-29 days from date of trek.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - (FAQ) & Points to Note:
Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed ?
Ans. No ! , your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details atleast 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of emergency, and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent along the ticket confirmation email. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.
Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach ?
Ans. You need to reach "Kaas Valley" parking lot at scheduled meeting time. This is where we will halt for freshening up, from here you can follow our vehicles. After this point cellphone network coverage is bad and our team wont be contactable. You will be given exact coordinates after you finish booking formalities.
Q. How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point ?
Ans. We will be creating a whatsapp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc..
Q. What is provided in meals ?
Ans. Dinner will consist of veg and nonveg options. rice, chapati, daal, seasonal veg, salad, Chicken curry.
Q. How many people will be at the coming for this trek ?
Ans. Depends on number of people booking the event. Generally the batch size is approximately 25 participants.
Q. Is it safe for solo participants?
Ans. Yes, mostly 30% of participants come up solo and blend in.
Q. Is it safe for girls?
Ans. Mischief Treks has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females.