Overnight trek to Harishchandragad via tolarkind on 24 - 25 October 2015 (leaving Friday night 23 October 2015)

Harishchandragad is one of the best high forts near Mumbai, Maharashtra. Strong fortifications of this fort has more than 3 routes, such as Junnar gate route, Sadhle ghat, Nalichi wat and Indore wat.

Height: 4650 ft
Grade: Medium – tuff
Endurance: High
Assembly: Kalyan railway station
Duration: 2 Days and 2 Nights.
Region: Malshej ghat
Contribution: Rs 1500.00 per participant.
Last Date: 22 October 2015 to register.
The carvings on the temples of Nageshwar (in Khireshwar village), in the Harishchandreshwar temple and in the cave of Kedareshwar indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period, since it is related to Shaiva, Shakta or Naath. Later the fort was under the control of Moguls. The Marathas captured it in 1747. Main attractions on Fort: Saptatirtha Pushkarni, Kedareshwar Cave, Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff), Taramati peak, Temple of Harishchandreshwar.
Treks and Trails itinerary for the trek to Harishchandragad
Day 1
22:00 Report at Kalyan ST bus stand
22:30 Travel Kalyan Khubi Phata by bus. Reach Khubi phata.
00:00 General Instruction/ Orientation & Night halt at Khireshwar village
Day 2
06:30 Start Trek toward Harishchandragad fort
11:00 Reach On Top Of Harishchandragad. Explore - REST - Lunch - Explore – Photography
12:30 Visit Konkan kada & back to the temple. Dinner & night stay in the cave near temple.
Day 3.
07:00 Visit Taramati peak & back to temple.
08:30 Start descending Harishchandragad
13:00 Lunch in the village.
15:00 Reach Khubi Phata & proceed towards Kalyan.
20:00 Disperse at Kalyan ST bus depot (subjective)
Note: The cost of the event would be Rs. 1500.00
Inclusion: The above cost includes travel from Kalyan to Kalyan travel, 2 morning tea, 1 Veg Lunch, 1 veg dinner and TreksandTrails charges if any.
Exclusion: Emergency medical evacuations if any required, Insurance or any other item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list.
Treks and Trails Advisory Note
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. 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 to carry
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.
**** Carry one time meal ******
*** 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.
Disclosures on medical conditions
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.

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