Overnight trek to Harishchandragad on 8th 9th October 2016

Harishchandragad View 2

 

About

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

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

 

Event Details

Introduction and Event Summary:

Difficulty Level: Medium to Tuff

Endurance Level: High

Transport: Limited ST buses are available from Kalyan bus depot to the base village

Height of fort: 4650 ft approx.

Base Village:

Pachani - Direct access route

Khireshwar - via tolar kind route

Belpada - Nali chi waat

Kothale - via tolar kind waat

District: Ahmednagar

Region: Malshej ghat

Route from Pune: Pune - Manchar - Narayangoan - Ale phata - Kotul - Khireswar

Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Kalyan - Murbad - Khireshwar

Distance from Mumbai: To Pachal 235 km approx. and to Khireshwar 180 km approx.

Distance from Pune: To Pachal 210 km approx. and to Khireshwar 135 km approx.

Total time required for climbing: 3.5 hours uphill climb one way

Total distance for climbing: 6 km approx. one way.

Assembly: Kalyan railway station

Duration: 2 Days and 2 Nights.

Region:Malshej ghat

 

Contribution: Rs 1600.00 per participant.

 

Event Itinerary

TreksandTrails itinerary for the trek to Harishchandragad

Day 1

22:00Report at Kalyan ST bus stand

22:30Travel Kalyan Khubi Phata by bus. Reach Khubi phata.

00:00General Instruction/ Orientation & Night halt at Khireshwar village

Day 2

06:30Start Trek toward Harishchandragad fort

11:00Reach top Of Harishchandragad. Explore - REST - Lunch - Explore – Photography

12:30Visit Konkan Kada & back to the temple. Dinner & night stay in the cave near temple.

Day 3

07:00Visit Taramati peak & back to temple.

08:30Start descending Harishchandragad

13:00Lunch in the village.

15:00Reach Khubi Phata & proceed towards Kalyan.

20:00Disperse at Kalyan ST bus depot (subjective)

 Cost Includes:

Cost includes travel from Kalyan to Kalyan travel, two morning tea, 1 Veg Lunch, 1 veg dinner and TreksandTrails charges if any.

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

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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. Personal bedding, sleeping Bag / two bed sheets & carry mat. Torch with spare set of batteries, Light weight towel*** LUNCH for the DAY ***

 Food Arrangement: Need to carry pack lunch and water for this trek from the base village

 

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.

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

 

Trek to Ratangad Fort – Flower Trek on 12th October 2016

Ratangad 1

 

 

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

 

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. 

 

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.

 

Overnight Trek to Rajmachi on 8th 9th October 2016

 Outdoor Camping

 

Rajmachi Fort 

Rajmachi Fort has two stronghold forts, Shreewardhan and Manaranjan. Visible from Mumbai Pune Expressway on right hand side of Borghat. It is a famous spot for trekking. Rajmachi Fort is 16 km trekking distance from Lonavala there are many routes to reach Rajmachi Fort. We will be camping at Udhewadi Village located below the two Balekilla. Surronded by huge waterfalls during monsoon you can view the beautiful kataldhar waterfall from Shreewardhan Fort. Rajmachi Fort has many caves used by trekkers for night halt. Pre monsoon the forest around the forts is glowing with Fireflies at night. You can also trek towards Kondane Caves during monsoon and enjoy the beautiful caves and waterfall. Rajmachi Fort is located strategically overlooking Borghat an historical trade route. 

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

Rajmachi Trek Event Details - 8th 9th October 2016

  • Type: Hill Fort
  • Height: 3600 ft
  • Grade: Medium
  • Range: Kondivade to Karjat

Cost: Rs 1100.00 per head

 

Event Itinerary

Rajmachi Trek Event Itinenary

We meet at 17:15 Hrs. (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station

Suggested Train 11009 / Mumbai CST-Sinhagad Express, timings are:

  • 14:30 CST
  • 14:40 Dadar
  • 15:08 Thane
  • 15:28 Kalyan
  • 16:08 Karjat
  • 17:08 Lonavala.

 Day One Saturday 

  • 17:30 Auto rickshaw ride from Lonavala ST bus depot till Tungarli dam base.
  • 18:00 Tungarli Dam
  • 18:30 Walk/Hike from Tungarli Dam to Rajmachi - 4hrs / 13 kms
  • 22:00 Reach Udhewadi Base Village
  • 22:30 Veg Dinner and Rest at Villagers house 

Day Two Sunday

  • 06:30 Wake Up
  • 07:00 Breakfast ( Tea and Poha )
  • 08:00 Manoranjan Fort and Shrivardhan Fort exploration
  • 12:30 Veg Lunch 
  • 13:30 Descend from Rajmachi to Kondane 3 hrs
  • 16:00 Kondane caves
  • 17:00 Kondane village
  • 18:30 Karjat railway station

We would reaching Dadar at 21:00 (Subjective)

Cost Includes

  • Travel cost from Lonavala to Tungarli dam base on Saturday 
  • Food 1 Veg Dinner, Breakfast, 1 Veg lunch
  • Over Night Stay Charges at Villagers House
  • Trek Leader Expertise Charge  
  • Travel cost from Kondane village to Karjat railway station on Sunday

Cost Excludes

  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption.
  • Food/Tea purchase while travelling to site and back.
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.
  • Travel cost from Mumbai to Lonavala / Karjat and back.

 

 

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.

 

Event 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.

 

Trek to Gorakhgad Fort on 2nd October 2016

gorakhgad 2

 

About Gorakhgad:

Gorakhgad is a fort that can be done easily in a day from Mumbai. Though not famous for any historical events, Gorakhgad attracts trekkers due to its inviting pinnacles, which offer good opportunities for rock-climbing. This region of Gorakhgad and Machchindragad has a dense forest cover. Fort Gorakhgad 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.

 

 

Event Details

About:

Height: 2137 ft
Meet: Kalyan ST Stand
Region: Malshej
Duration: 1 Day trek
Cost: 800


Event Itinerary

TreksandTrails Itinerary for Gorakhgad trek

06:45 Report at Kalyan ST stand near enquiry counter
07:15 Travel Kalyan to Dehri by Bus & Jeep.
09:15 Reach Dehri Village, breakfast at Dehri, introduction, orientation
10:00 Start trek Gorakhgad.
12:30 Summit Gorakhgad, have lunch and rest.
15:00 Start descending Gorakhgad .
17:00 Reach Dehri Village.
17:30 Start travel Kalyan to Dehri by Jeep & Bus.
19:30 Disperse at Kalyan station

 

Cost Includes:

Transport by non AC local ST bus, shared auto ride wherever required. 1 Veg breakfast, TreksandTrails charges if any.

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.

Please carry one time Lunch

 

Things to  Carry

TreksandTrails recommends things to carry

1. Haversack and sweater/wind cheater to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts.
2. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
3. Camera (Optional), please avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
4. Electoral or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder.
5. Personal medicines. Please do not carry handbags or jolas for this trek.
6. Good trekking shoes, Extra Pair of Clothes.
7. Please carry your personal tea mugs, spoon and a small Swiss-knife.

 

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:

  1. 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date
  2. No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  3. Registration is non Transferable

 

Event Rules

TreksandTrails 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 send us a text message.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
6. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at your own risk)
7. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags. Payment made is non refundable and non transferable.

 

 

Medical Disclousures

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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