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 Mid Sep to early October, a riot of colours will treat the eyes. By third week of October almost 90 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.(12th October is the last batch of 2019 it's an affiliate batch, after that next batch in Sep-2020)
Regular Ticket : without discount : 2,200/- | includes AC Bus transport from Mumbai to Kaas and back.
Meet up our Trek Leaders at :
Swami Narayan Temple, Dadar East by 11:00PM. (Saturday night)
Bus journey starts 11.10 pm
Enroute Antakshari, Dumb charades and Mafia in Bus.
Reach the Base Village by 6:00am.
Freshen up at the Breakfast Point
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.
(4 hours prior to the event date and time we will be creating Whatsapp group for coordination ).
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
THINGS TO CARRY
- Identity proof (must)
- Mosquito / Insect Repellents.
- Extra pair of clothes.
- Camera, Powerbank (optional)
- Water (minimum 1 Ltr) 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.
- Wear full clothes and do not use deodorant or perfume.
- Avoid wearing jewelry.
- Consumption of alcohol or any narcotic substance is strictly prohibited.
- It may rain, please pack your belongings accordingly. Cover your bags with rain cover.
IMP : Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and have gone through the disclaimer and FAQ / Points to note, before booking the event.
90% will be refunded if cancelled 15 days (360+ hrs) in advance.
75% will be refunded if cancelled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.
50% will be refunded if cancelled 05 days (120+ hrs) in advance.
25% will be refunded if cancelled 03 days ( 72+ hrs) in advance.
0% refund if cancelled in less than 72 hours of the event date and time
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. Lunch will consist of veg options. rice, chapati, daal, seasonal veg, salad.
Q. How many people will be coming for this event ?
Ans. Depends on number of people booking the event. Generally the batch size is approximately 25 participants.
Q. Is washroom available ?
Ans. We will be taking halt during the journey at places like restaurant, petrol pump Mc.Donalds etc during the journey for washroom break. At the Breakfast point washroom is available for freshening up.
Q. Is it safe for girls?
Ans. Mischief Treks has has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 65 % of our participants are females.
Q2. Is it safe for solo participants?
Ans. Yes, mostly 30% of participants come up solo and blend in.
Q. What is the last date of booking ?
Ans. Bookings close once tickets are sold out. Ideally you need to book atleast 2-3 days in advance.
Q. Can we pay in cash or installment or on spot ?
Ans. Sorry we do not accept cash payments. For installment scheme you will have to pay one-time processing fee of Rs.500 per person. On spot payment not possible because the booking process closes prior to the event date and we have limited tickets available.
Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?
Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid.
Q. How should I book the event?
Ans. All you have to do is press the Book ticket Button on this page and follow instructions step by step.
Q. What will be exact pickup and returning time ?
Ans. The timings are mentioned in itinerary section. The Itinerary is for reference purpose only, it is based on average time taken during our previous events. Actual timeline for a particular date depends on Weather conditions, Traffic Conditions, Participants cooperation, Etc. The Bus hired by us is just like OLA/Uber hired by you, the vehicle can breakdown or the driver can be lazy. This is not in our control and we all (participants and organizers) as a team have to bare with unforeseen situations.