Trekking near Mumbai at Alang – Madan – Kulang. The toughest trek in the Sahyadri range 24th – 25th – 26th January 2015 (leaving 23rd January Friday night 2015)

Its the best time to visit these forts now. After the rains between October and January end. Post which the water is less in the water tanks. As the path leading to the caves become difficult during the monsoon. Come join us - pack your bags.
Summary:
Duration:3 days and 3 Nights
Height:4852 - 4841 - 4822 ft
Region:Igatpuri - Kalsubai
Contribution:Rs 2500.00 per person
About Alang fort:
Alang Fort (also Alangad) is a fort in Nashik district, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the three forts, the others being Madangad and Kulang, in the Kalsubai range of the Western Ghats. They are the most difficult to reach forts in Nasik District. A dense forest cover make these treks difficult. These three forts are a little neglected due to very heavy rains in the area and a difficult confusing path to the forts
About Kulang fort:
Being in the same region of the three forts its said climb to Kulag is the most difficult. On the way up climbing we come across patches of roch cut steps. It take 6 hours to reach from Kulanwadi to the fort. On the fort to see around 5 water cisterns. Form here we could also see Mahuli with the 3 pinacles. One can also stay at the caves here.
About Madan fort:
The climb preferred is usually between Madan and Alang. The time taken could around 3-4 hours toreach the step after leaving Kulung fort. over here rock climbing would be required as the wall of the steps was destroyed during the cannon fire. Use of a fixed rope is required. There is one large cave on this fort and 2 water cistern. The top of the fort is a huge plateau. On the fort, there are two caves, a small temple and 11 water cisterns. Remnants of buildings are spread over the fort. Kalasubai, Aundh Fort, Patta and Bitangad are to the east of the fort, Harihar, Trymbakgad and Anjaneri to its north and Harishchandragad, Aajobagad, Khutta (pinnacle), Ratangad and Katrabai to its south.
TreksandTrails Itinerary for trek to Alang Madan and Kulung
Meeting Point: Kasara station at ticket counter 01:18hrs 24th January 2015. Recommended to board the slow Kasara Local train (N) from Mumbai CST on 23rd January 2015. Below mentioned is the approximate timing of the train.
CST 22:50
Byculla22:57
Dadar23.04
Thane23:31
Kalyan00:03
Kasara01:18
Day 1
01:30Reach Kasara
02:30Start travel General Introduction, & travel upto Ambewadi
04:00Rest for 2 hours
06:30Wake up, Breakfast.
07:30Start the trek
Reach the col between Alang and Madan, climb the rock patch of Madangad. Lunch break on Madangad top. After lunch start Descending Madangad. Reach the col between Alang and Madan start ascending Alang fort reach the cave, dinner and rest for the day.
Day 2
06:00Wake up, Breakfast, explore Alang.
Start Descending Alang fort. & trek towards Kulang fort, Lunch in the route. Reach the cave of Kulang fort. Dinner and rest for the day.
Day 3:
06:30Wake up, Breakfast, explore Kulang fort.
09:00Start descending, Kulang fort, reach Ambewad and have lunch.
15:30Travel towards Kasara.
17:30Reach Kasara.
Cost Includes:
Transportation from Kasara – Ambewadi - Kasara by local Transport ST / Jeep / Public transport.
Day 1 -- Breakfast, Evening Tea, and Dinner,
Day 2 – Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, and Dinner,
Day 3 -- Breakfast, Lunch.
Technical Equipment, Expertise and TreksandTrails charges if any.

Treks and Trails Advisory Note:
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. Participation contribution is non refundable and NOT transferable. We shall travel together as a group.
We all are going for an adventurous activity. Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments. Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking/ parasailing/ snorkelling/ sea diving/ Scuba Diving or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or even local people. Due to the Monsoon season we recommend you to please take care at every place while walking /climbing / trekking. No plastic littering on the way or in hills/mountains.
Treks and Trails suggested List of Items
1. Snugly fitting canvas shoes / Sports shoes, sewing kit, spare shoes laces
2. Rucksack / Shoulder bag which can hold following items
3. Pack your stuff with an extra polythene lining to protect the contents from rain.
4. Water Bottle (3lts minimum) compulsory, sun cap, Spare Cotton Track pant & T- shirt.
5. Personal medical kit (personal medicines if any, prescribed by family doctor).
6. Personal bedding, sleeping Bag / 2 bed sheets & carry mat, safety pins.
7. Torch with spare set of batteries, Light weight towel. plate, tumbler, tea mug/ cup, spoon.
** Please carry one time meal for this trek ***
*** Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer. ***
***** Telephonic confirmation is required to confirm your participation.***
Treks and Trails rules for this trek:
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the event without prior notice.
4. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/skirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
5. Please avoid wearing gold and other jewellery (at own risk). Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or sling bags on treks.

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