Overnight trek to the mighty Sudhagad fort, near Pali
13 - 14 Feb 2016
Introduction and Event Summary:
Difficulty Level: Medium level
Endurance Level: High
Food Arrangement: Carry packed / raw food. One can also cook food at the wada.
Transport: Regular buses are available from Nagothane to Pali. Change buses here to go to the base village
Height of Fort: 2030 ft approx.
Base Village: Thakurwadi
Region: Pali (off Mumbai Goa NH highway)
Route from Pune: Pune - Lonavala - Khopoli - Durshet - Pali - Sudhagad
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Panvel - Wadkal - Pali - Thakurwadi - Sudhagad
Distance from Mumbai: 135 km approx.
Distance from Pune: 145 km approx.
Total time required for climbing: 2.5 hours
Total distance for climbing: 5 km one way
Minimum participants required: 10
Maximum participants 30
Duration: 2 days 1 Night
Cost: Rs 1200.00
The only fort which was considered before Raigad for establishing as the capital of Shiv Swarajya, Sudhagad is a gigantic fort with a huge plateau atop. Tactfully fortified this was one was one of the mightiest and inaccessible fort of that time. A well-built temple of Bhoraidevi is the only place for shelter atop. There is deepmal in front of the temple. Few remnants of Tulsi Vrundawan lay in the vicinity. The main attraction on this fort is the Mahadarwaja at Dhomse side which is an exact replica of the Mahadarwaja at Raigad, and still is in good shape.
Note: Participant a required to buy their own train tickets till Nagothane.
The itinerary for this trek is as given below: We start by train from Diva Junction.
08:00 Take the Roha passenger train.
10:15 Alight at Nagothane railway station.
11:00 Take ST bus to Pali
11:40 Reach Pali - Lunch – in Pali village
14:00 Move to Thakurwadi
14:30 Reach base village
14:45 Trek starts
17:00 Reach the summit.
Prepare Dinner and evening refreshment. Night photography if possible and retire for the day
07:30 Light morning breakfast.
09:30 Start Descend
12:30 Reach base village Pali
15:00 Departure for Mumbai via train from Nagothane railway station
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Transport from Nagothane bus depot to Pali by local available transport. Travel from Pali to Thakurwadi by local transport and back.
Day:1 - veg lunch, veg dinner and evening tea
Day:2 - 1 veg breakfast, 1 veg Lunch. Expertise and 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. Lunch on day one not included. Travel from Mumbai to Nogothane and Nogothane to Mumbai not included.
What's in it for me?
- Offbeat trek
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, goggles, some ready to eat food like plumb cake, biscuit, fruits. Torch with spare set of batteries, Light weight towel. Extra set of clothes. A sweater if required, sleeping bag, bed sheets etc.
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.
What to wear for this trek?
Cotton t-shirts, full sleeves recommended. Full-length trousers or track pants. Wear dry fit if possible.
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. A No show is 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.
Wear good trekking shoes. 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.