Weekend trek to Alang and Madan on 28 - 29 November 2015 (starting on 27 Nov, Friday night)
Alang (4852 ft): The beautiful Alang Fort lies in the Nashik region. Top of the fort is huge plateau. There are two caves on the fort for staying and 11 water cisterns arranged in a Cascade formation & a dilapidated storage room.
Mandan (4841 ft): Madangad is considered to be one of the most difficult forts to climb among all the forts in the Sahyadri. The area of the fort is quite small as compared to Alang and Kulang, its adjoining forts. There are only two water tanks on top of the fort. The area visible from the top of the fort is quite scenic.
Type: Hill Forts
Height: Alang- 4500Ft; Madan- 4900ft
Base Village: Ambewadi
Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar
Contribution: Rs 1800.00 per person
Last date to Register: 25 November 2015
The itinerary for the tour will be as follows:
Day Zero: Friday - Night start by second last Kasara local starting 22:50 from CST. Note this is semi fast local. Timings are given below:
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Day: 1 - Saturday:
Alight at Kasara and travel till Ambewadi by local jeeps.
Start trek by 7:00, reach the col between both the forts till 11:00 am
Climb Madan fort & explore it till 15:00
Get down & climb Alang till 18:00 - Explore & stay on Alang.
Day 2 - Sunday:
Watch the sunrise explore the remaining fort, breakfast & start descending by 9:00 am.
Have lunch in Igatpuri. Reach Kasara by 17:00 approx.
Things to carry: 3 Litres of water, Torch with Extra batteries, Cap, Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don't want to get wet. Camera (optional), Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional), Electoral or Glucon D powder, some ready to eat food like Plum cakes, biscuits etc. Towel, Napkins, Extra Pair of clothes. Polythene bag for your garbage, 2 - 3 bunch of papers (Optional). Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, etc.). Sleeping bag, sleeping matt, bed sheets. Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that our hands are free while trekking.
Inclusion: Travel expenditure from Kasara to Kasara, 2 veg breakfast, 1 veg lunch 1 veg dinner, Equipment, expertise and TreksandTrails charges if any.
Exclusion: Emergency Medical evacuations if any required, Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list.
What's in it for me?
- Overnight trek
- Night photography
- Offbeat trek
Missing any items from the recommended things to carry?
Call us and we shall help you in getting the best cameras, zoom lenses, telephoto lenses on hire (hire charges to be paid by the participants separately).
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. ***Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer. ***
3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
6. Payment made is non-refundable and non-transferable.
7. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags.
Heavy rains are expected so please double pack your valuables to save them from getting wet. Wear good trekking shoes. Due to the monsoon season and various rock patches in this route, we recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking 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 outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. This trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.
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 or PHS 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