Trek to Alang – Madan – Kulang the Toughest Trek in the Sahyadri on 10th - 11th - 12th December 2016

 

Why Amk

For those who have just completed the monsoon trekking season, Must be all geared up for a new adventure. We call upon the survivors to explore the most difficult trek in the Sahyadri. An adventure to explore the path less taken, Come on pack your bags, and join the adventure 

Alang Fort Steps

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 rock cut steps. It takes 6 hours to reach from Kulanwadi to the fort. On the fort to see around 5 water cisterns. From here we could also see Mahuli with the 3 pinnacles. 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 to reach 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, Trimbakgad and Anjaneri to its north and Harishchandragad, Aajobagad, Khutta (pinnacle), Ratangad and Katrabai to its south

 

Event Details

Duration: 3 days and 3 Nights

Height: 4852 - 4841 - 4822 feet

Region: Igatpuri - Kalsubai

Contribution: Rs 2800.00 per person

 

Event Itinerary

TreksandTrails Itinerary for trek to Alang Madan and Kulung

Board the slow Kasara Local train (N) starting from Mumbai CST on 9th December 2016

22:50 CST

23.04 Dadar

23:31 Thane

00:03 Kalyan

01:18 Kasara

Meeting Point: Kasara Station near Ticket Counter 01:18hrs 

Day 1

01:30 Reach Kasara

02:30 Introduction, orientations & start travel up to Ambewadi

04:00 Rest for 2 hours

06:30 Wake up, Breakfast.

07:30 Trek begins

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

06:00 Wake 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:

06:30 Wake up, Breakfast, explore Kulang fort.

09:00 Start descending, Kulang fort, reach Ambewad and have lunch.

15:30 Travel towards Kasara.

17:30 Reach Kasara.

 

Cost Includes:

Transportation from Kasara – Ambewadi - Kasara by local Transport ST / Jeep.

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

 

Cost Excludes:

Please carry lunch for Day 1

 Please send an email to    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with Transaction ID, Participant Names, email ID, mobile phone number, emergency contact number.

 

Cancellation Policy:

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.

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation

 

Things to Carry

Things to carry

1. Carry a Haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. One extra pair of clothes, sweater.

2. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.

3. Camera (Optional), please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at own risk)

4. Electoral or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder.Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Mat

5. Personal First Aid medicines. Sweaters if required. Please do not carry handbags or jolas for this trek.

6. Wear good trekking shoes. Carry a torch with extra batteries. ***** Carry one time meal for the trek. *****

7. Bed sheets; please carry your personal tea mugs, spoon and a small Swiss-knife.

 

Event Rules

1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Group leader decision will be final and binding.

2. Sleeveless/cut sleeves, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops/ hot pants will not be allowed.

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 a text message.

5. Please be prepared for a cold night.

 

Medical Disclosures

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 notresponsible 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.

 

Trek to Kalsubai Peak Highest Peak of Maharashtra on 6th November 2016

Kalsubai Ladders 624 468 90

 

About Kalsubai:

Kalsubai with the height of 1646m [5400Feets] is famous as one of the highest peaks in Maharashtra. Kalsubai lies in the Sahyadri mountain range. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. Since Kalsubai is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb.

 

Event Details

Event Details - Trek to Kalsubai Highest Peak of Maharashtra

Trek Grade: Medium level
Endurance Level: High

Height of peak: 5400 ft approx.
Base Village: Bari
Region: Igatpuri

Total time required for climbing: 4 hours one way
Total distance for climbing: 7 km approx. one way.

Duration: 1 Night 1 Day


Contribution: 1000 per person

 

Event Itinerary

Itinerary for Kalsubai Trek

TreksandTrails Itinerary for Kalsubai Trek

.Travel up to Kasara by Kasara local train. Recommended train timings are:

CST      22:50

Dadar   23:04

Thane   23:31

Kalyan  00:03

Kasara 01:18

6th November 2016

01:20   Assemble at Kasara Rail Station

01:30   Travel Kasra to Base Village.

06:00   Fresh Up, tea & Breakfast

07:00   Start Trek toward Kalsubai.

11:00   Reach top of Kalsubai,

11:45   Start descending Kalsubai,

14:00   Lunch in Base Village.

15:00   Travel to Kasara.

18:00   Disperse at Kasara railway station.

Cost Includes:

  • 1 veg Breakfast
  • 1 veg Lunch
  • Trek Leader Expertise Charges 

Cost Excludes:

  • 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.

 

How to Register

Please send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Cancellation Policy:

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.

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation

 

Things to Carry

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.
  • Torch with spare set of batteries, Light weight towel.
  • Extra set of clothes. A sweater
  • *** LUNCH for day one ***, sleeping bag, bed sheets etc

 

Event Rules

Treks and Trails Event Rules

  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 plans without prior notice.
  4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
  5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
  6. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags. 

 

Medical Disclosures

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.

 

Trek to Ratangad Fort on 5th November 2016

Ratangad 9

About Ratangad Fort

“Ratan” means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. Geographically Ratangad is on the banks of Bhandardara lake in Ahmednagar district at a height of 4255 feet above sea level. With views of lake and highest mountains in Sahyadri looks very much lost in time.

A 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva, the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, is an absolute paragon of high class architecture of our ancestors, is at the base of this fort. Ratangad has still the remains of fortress with bastions and stone walls. Caves on the top is cut from the rock face and can easily accommodate 25 people at a time. Water cistems are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as water source. Eastern side of the fort has some fortification left; one can see Rani Mahal here. From the southern side on can see Katrabai and Ajoba fort very close. This side has also some fortification left, but most of it is damaged. Climbing up on the northern side, one can see natural orifice (hole in rock, locally called nedhe) in the rock face, mostly made by wind. Strong winds can be experienced at this orifice. Decend to the western end of the fort leads closest to the Khutta Pinnacle via Trimbak Darwaja

 

Event Details

Introduction and Event Summary:

  • Difficulty Level: Medium level
  • Endurance Level: High
  • Transport: Local public transport is available - usually shared jeep / trax from Kasara
  • Height of Fort: 4255 ft approx.
  • Base Village: Ratanwadi
  • Total time required for climbing: 3 hours one way
  • Total distance for climbing: 6 km approx.
  • Minimum participants required: 10
  • Maximum participants: 35
  • Assembly: Kasara railway station
  • Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar
  • Duration: 1 days 1 nights

Cost Rs 1200 per head  

 

Event Itinerary

Itinerary For Ratangad Trek - Board 22:50 Kasara slow local from Mumbai CST timing as below:

05:00 Reach Base Village Rest 

06:15 Breakfast, Introduction, Orientation.

07:15 Start Trek to Ratangad Fort

10:30 Sumit Ratangad - Explore the Fort and Lunch

14:00 Start Decend

16:30 Reach base village

Reach Mumbai by 22:00 (subjective)

Cost Includes

Transportation from Kasara – Ratangad - Kasara by local Transport

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch , Evening Tea

Equipment, Expertise, guides charges and TreksandTrails, India charges if any.

Cost Excludes:

  1. All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered. Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
  2. Any kind of personal expenses.
  3. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  4. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.
  5. Travel from Mumbai to Kasara and back not included.

 

How to Register

 please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Cancellation Policy:

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.

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation

 

Things to Carry

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.
  • Torch with spare set of batteries, Light weight towel.
  • Extra set of clothes. 

 

Events Rules

Treks and Trails Event Rules

  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 plans without prior notice.
  4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
  5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
  6. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags

 

Medical Disclosures

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.

 

Camping Rajmachi Village near Lonavala on 5th 6th November 2016

Rajmachi Camping Tent

 

About Rajmachi Village

Rajmachi Village has two forts, Shreewardhan and Manaranjan. It is a famous spot for trekking. It is a 16 km trekking distance from Lonavala Station. Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking Borghat, which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures - the Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan fort. 

Places to visit at Rajmachi Fort 

  • Udaysagar Lake constructed in 1712
  • Temple of Mahadev by the side of Udaysagar Lake
  • Temple of Bahiroba on the plateau near Shreewardhan and Manaranjan
  • Fireflies pre monsoon only 
  • Kataldhar waterfall during monsoon only 

 

 

Event Details

  • Height of fort: 2710 feet approx.
  • Nearest City Lonavala
  • Rs 1500 per head  (Travel by Jeep till Lonavala - Rajmachi - Lonavala)
  • Tent Stay on 3 triple sharing
  • Campfire
  • Night Jungle Trail Walk
  • Shivardhan Fort and Manoranjan Fort Exploration
  • Local Village Food

 

Event Itinerary

We meet at17:15Hrs. (sharp) at Lonavala Railway stationon Saturday

From Mumbai you can board: Sinhagad Express 11009 - Mumbai To Pune Junction

14:30 CST

14:40Dadar

15:08Thane

15:28Kalyan

16:08Karjat

17:08Lonavala

Saturday

17:30Jungle Jeep Ride till Rajmachi Village

19:00Rajmachi Village

19:30Tent Pitching at Campsite

21:30Dinner

22:30Camp Fire and Games

Sunday

06:30Wake Up

07:00Breakfast

08:00Manoranjan fort and Shrivardhan fort exploration

12:00Lunch

13:30Leave for Lonavala Railway Station by Tata Sumo 

15:00Camping Ends with Happy Memories 

 Cost Includes

  • Travel by Tata Sumo from Lonavala to Rajmachi Village base
  • Meals 1 Veg Dinner / 1 Veg Breakfast and Tea / 1 Veg lunch
  • Treks and Trails India charges
  • Travel by Tata Sumo from Udhewadi village to Lonavala railway station.

Cost Excludes

  • All kinds of Extra Meals / 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we drive till Rajmachi village?
Yes

How far it is from Mumbai/Pune?
3 hours drive from Mumbai, 125 km approx.

Can we get our car till campsite?
Yes close to the campsite. Its 15 minutes walking from there.

Number of days required for this event?
2 days and 1 Night

Where can we park our cars?
Rajmachi Village Yes

Is there any parking charge?
Yes.

Do you provide sleeping bags?
Mattress: NO
Sleeping bag: NO - For hygiene reasons we don't provide sleeping bags.

Note, this Camp Site does not have any fixed / proper / appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

Provision for toilet tents will be made at Villagers House - eastern style commode.

Personal car parking’s and car breakdown at owners risk - route will be provided via Google maps

Accommodation on sharing basis tent  

We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events

Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only

Food preference only Veg local cooked available

Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services

Local jeeps used for Transport can accommodate 8 people

Registration against 100% upfront payment only on the spot payment not accepted

Normal well water shall be provided

No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required

Summer Temperature Night 17- Day 39°C approx.

People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit campsite on immediate basis transport will be arranged till Lonavala no refund 

 

 

How to Register

Please send an email to    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cancellation Policy:

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.

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation

 

Things to Carry

Things to Carry

  • Haversack to keep hands free
  • Water bottle 3lts.
  • One extra pair of clothes.
  • Ready to eat food – dry ration, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
  • Electoral or GluconD powder.
  • Sleeping bag, carry mat.
  • Personal medicine prescribed by family doctor.
  • Please do not carry handbags or jolas for this trek.
  • Wear good trekking shoes.
  • Torch with extra an set of batteries, headlamp.

 

Events Rules

Treks and Trails India Rules

1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.

2. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

3. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.

4. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.

5. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at your own risk)

 

Medical Disclosures

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 notresponsible 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.

 

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