Trekking near Mumbai at Alang – Madan – Kulang. The toughest trek in the Sahyadri range 24th – 25th – 26th January 2015 (leaving 23rd January Friday night 2015)

Its the best time to visit these forts now. After the rains between October and January end. Post which the water is less in the water tanks. As the path leading to the caves become difficult during the monsoon. Come join us - pack your bags.
Summary:
Duration:3 days and 3 Nights
Height:4852 - 4841 - 4822 ft
Region:Igatpuri - Kalsubai
Contribution:Rs 2500.00 per person
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 roch cut steps. It take 6 hours to reach from Kulanwadi to the fort. On the fort to see around 5 water cisterns. Form here we could also see Mahuli with the 3 pinacles. 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 toreach 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, Trymbakgad and Anjaneri to its north and Harishchandragad, Aajobagad, Khutta (pinnacle), Ratangad and Katrabai to its south.

Overnight trek to Vasota - Nageshwar on 17 - 18 January 2015 (leaving 16th January night)

Summary:
 
Height:3614 ft. 
Date:17 - 18 Jan 2015
Region:Koyna
Assembly:Kalyan railway station 
Duration:2 Days and 2 Nights
Grade:7.5/10.00
Contribution: Rs. 1500.00
About Vasota:
 
Vasota fort is situated on the banks of the Shivsagar dam. Met Indavali is the base village of Vasota. From here the forest path leads us to the top of Vasota. It takes two hours to reach the top. It is a gradual climb and through dense forest. It is an ideal trek in winter and summer. The view from top is breath-taking. The fort is covered by a thick reserved forest. On the east side are the backwaters of Shivsagar dam. After that one can see the mountain range of Kas Mahabaleshwar. Steep falls or cliffs on the west side of the fort and the mountain ranges add to the beauty of the place. Nageshwar cave is visible on the north of the fort. It is a two hours trek form Vasota
Itinerary:
 
20:30 - Assemble at Kalyan railway station on 16th January 2015
21:30 - 03:30 Travel Kalyan to Satara by Mahalaxmi Express.
03:30 - 06:00 Reach Satara. Rest at Satara railway station 

Overnight trek to Harishchandragad via talakind on 10 - 11 January 2015 (leaving Friday night 09th January 2015)

Summary:
Height:4650 ft
Grade:Medium – tuff
Endurance:High
Assembly:Kalyan railway station
Duration:2 Days and 2 Nights.
Region:Malshej
Contribution:1300.00 per participant.
About
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,
TreksandTrails itinerary for the trek to Harishchandragad on 10 - 11 January 2015
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.
11:00Reach On 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)

A brand new event at TreksandTrails for 2015. Nature Trail-cum photography at Nagla block on 03 Jan 2015

About:
Explore the lesser known forest of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park - Nagla block. Situated to the North of the Bassein Creek, Nagla Block is considered to be one of the highly rewarding walks near Mumbai, covering a good range of woodland species and a few wetland species of bird at the creek side. We could see butterflies like Psyche, Blue Tiger, Stripe Tiger and many more can be seen. 
Date:03 Jan 2015
Type:Trail - half day event
Cost:200.00
Grade:Moderate
How is it gonna happen?
07:45Meet at Vasai Railway station 
07:45Depart for Nagla by publick transport
08:30Start trail
11:30Exit
13:00we should be back at Vasai station approx
Inclusions:
Travel from Vasai railway station to Nagla block and back to Vasai station.
Park entry fee
Exclusions:
Any camera fee if any
Medical evacuations if required. Travel and accidental Insurance.
Note: 
Please consult your family doctor before signing up for any adventure activity
Please wear dark dull colored clothes, a sun cap and wear full selves.
Carry your own personal medicines if required.

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