Trek to Ratangad Fort - 4th September 2016  

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
  • Region: Igatpuri
  • 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 1500/-

 

Event Itinerary

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

September 3rd 2016

23.04 Dadar

23:12 Kurla 

23:17 Ghatkopar

23:31 Thane

23:54 Dombivali

00:03 Kalyan

01:18 Kasara

 

September 4th 2016

01:30 Assemble at Kasara Rail Station

01:45 Travel Kasara to Shendi by ST / jeep

05:00 Reach base village - and rest

06:00 Freshen up, Tea & breakfast 

06:30 Trek Starts

10:00 Reach On Top Of Ratangad

11:00 Explore Fort

13:30 Lunch & Rest

14:00 Descend to Ratanwadi

16:30 Start Return Trip to Kasara Station

19:00 Reach Kasara Station and Depart for Mumbai

 

 

Cost Includes

Transportation from Kasara – Ratangad - Kasara by local Transport

Lunch, Breakfast, 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 make a payment

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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

 

What's in it for me?

- Adventure

- Photography

- Offbeat trek

 

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. 

 

Event 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 Kalsubai Peak Highest Peak of Maharashtra – 24th September 2016

Kalsubai Ladders

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

23rd September 2016.

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

24th September 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
  • Travel from Borivali to Borivali by Bus.
  • 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

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

Things to Carry

Things to Carry

  1. Haversack to keep hands free.
  2. Water bottle 3 litres.
  3. Extra Pair of clothes.Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
  4. Electoral or GluconD powder.Personal medicines.
  5. Sun protection cap, googles, some ready to eat food like plumb cake, biscuit, fruits.
  6. Light weight towel.
  7. Extra set of clothes.

Event Rules

Treks and Trails India - Event 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.
  • Wear dry fit if possible.

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.

 

One day trek to Naneghat on Sunday 18 September 2016,

Naneghat

 

Event Details

About:

Grade: Medium
Height: 2800 feet
Region: Malshej Ghat
Trek cost: 900

Naneghat a mountain pass in the Western Ghats. During the reign of the Satavahana (200 BCE–190 CE), the pass was extensively used as a trade route between Kalyan and Junnar. Literally, the name nane means "coin" and ghat means "pass". The name is given because this path was used as a tollbooth to collect toll from traders crossing the hills. The way is clearly marked and passes through dense teakwood forests. Climbing from the forest you reach to the base of ‘Nanacha Angatha’, which is pinnacle of Naneghat plateau. From this base, a 2 meter wide pass connects to the actual plateau. This pass called as Naneghatachi NaLi has been carved and cut in stones by emperors of that time. This 60 meter long pass takes you to the Naneghat plateau.

Event Itinerary

Itinerary:

06:30 Report at Kalyan St Stand Near inquiry Counter
06:30 Travel Kalyan to Naneghat phata by Bus & Jeep.
08:30 General Introduction & breakfast at base of Naneghat.
09:30 Start Trek toward Naneghat.
11:30 Reach in Cave Of Naneghat, Lunch, Naneghat top.
14:00 Start descending Naneghat.
16:30 Reach base, travel Naneghat base to Kalyan by bus or Jeep
20:00 Disperse at Kalyan

Telephonic confirmation is required to confirm your participation.

Things to Carry

Things To Carry:-
Please buy your return ticket and missing the train would mean missing the trek
3 Litres of water.
Torch with Extra batteries
Cap, Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don't want to get wet
Camera, 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.) A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that our hands free while trekking.


You need to know:
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek.
We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition.
Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it.
Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments, etc.
Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking, etc.
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.

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Treks and Trails India reserves all rights to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice

Cost include:
• Travelling Kalyan – Naneghat base - Kalyan
• 1 Breakfast
• 1 Evening Snacks

IMP: - Please buy a return train ticket up to Kalyan for yourself.

How to register

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

Treks and Trails India - Event 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.
  • Wear dry fit if possible.

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 2017

 Ratangad via ladder route

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.

 

 

Batches for Ratangad Fort 2017

29th 30th July 2017

 

Event Details

Event Details

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.

Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar

Duration: 1 night 1 day

Cost Rs 1300 per head.

 

Event Itinerary

Ratangad Trek - Event Itinerary

Meeting Point near Pritam Hotel Dadar East sharp at 11:00 pm

Day 0

23.00 pm - Meeting Point: Pritam Hotel Dadar East

00.00 pm - Teen Haat Naka, Thane

Day 1

05.00 - Ratanwadi - Base Village

06.00 - Rest inside bus

06.20 - Breakfast & Introduction Round

07.30 - Trek Starts

10.30 - Reach Ratangad Fort and Caves

13.00 - Explore the Fort

14.00 - Lunch

14.30 - Start Descending

16.30 - Reach Base Village

17.00 - Begin Return Journey

23.00 - Reach Mumbai (Depending on Traffic)                       

 

Cost Includes:

  • Transportation from Kasara – Ratangad - Kasara by Bus.
  • Veg  Breakfast, Lunch , Evening Tea
  • Equipment, Expertise, guides charges and TreksandTrails, India 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

Batches for Ratangad Fort 2017

29th 30th July 2017 - Buy Tickets - 

For registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 1300.00 per person.

 

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

 

Please Call or email for any clarification 

Rajesh Mhaddalkar +919869629288 / +919768341848 (Trek Leader)

Treks and Trails  9619095743

 

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.

 

What's in it for me?

- Adventure.

- Photography.

- Offbeat trek.

 

Event Rules

Treks and Trails Event 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. 

 

 

Medical Disclosure

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.

 

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