Weekday trek to Gorakgad caves, near Mumbai/Pune
Introduction and Event Summary:
Difficulty Level: Medium
Endurance Level: High
Food Arrangement: Carry pack lunch and water for this trek
Transport: ST buses available from Kalyan railway station.
Height of fort: 2137 ft approx.
Base Village: Dehri / Narivali
District: Murbad, Thane
Route from Pune: Pune - Lonavala - Kalyan - Murbad - Gorakgad base
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Kalyan - Murbad - Dehri - Gorakgad base
Distance from Mumbai: 80 km approx.
Distance from Pune: 180 km approx.
Total time required for climbing up: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total distance for climbing: 5km approx.
Minimum participants: 5
Maximum participants: 25
Cost: Rs 700.00
Gorakgad is a fort that can be done easily in a day from Mumbai. Though not famous for any historical events, Gorakgad attracts trekkers due to its inviting pinnacles, which offer good opportunities for rock-climbing. This region of Gorakgad and Machchindragad has a dense forest cover. Fort Gorakgad is quite small in size. It was had strategic importance during the reign of Shahaji Raje. However, no major battle is recorded to have taken place here. It was used in Shivaji’s era to patrol the nearby region and was used as a stopover station during the journey to Junnar via Naneghat. Though small in size, there is enough availability water and a lot of space for accommodation. The fort gets its name from Saint Gorakhnath, who performed his “Sadhana” in this place.
TreksandTrails Itinerary for Gorakgad trek
06:45 Report at Kalyan ST stand near Inquiry counter
07:15 Travel Kalyan to Dehri by bus & jeep.
09:15 Reach Dehri Village, breakfast at Dehri, introduction, orientation
10:00 Start trek Gorakgad.
12:30 Summit Gorakgad, have lunch and rest.
14:00 Start descending Gorakgad.
17:00 Reach Dehri village.
17:30 Start travel Kalyan to Dehri by jeep or bus.
19:30 Disperse at Kalyan station
Transport by non AC local ST bus, shared auto ride wherever required. 1 Veg breakfast, TreksandTrails charges if any.
All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered. Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc. Any kind of personal expenses. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.
Things to carry:
Haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. Extra Pair of clothes. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Electoral or GluconD powder. Personal medicines. Sun protection cap, googles, some ready to eat food like plumb cake, biscuit, fruits. *** LUNCH for the DAY ***
TreksandTrails, India rules:
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.
50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile:
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.
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. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.