One day monsoon trek to Harihar 02 August 2015, Sunday
Height: 3676 ft
Contribution: Rs 700.00
About Harihar fort
Harihar fort appears to be rectangular in shape from its base village. It is built on a triangular prism of rock. Its three faces and two edges are absolutely vertical (90 degrees). The third edge towards the west is inclined at an angle of 75 degrees. A one metre wide rocky staircase with niches in it is carved out for ascending & descending the fort. There are 117 steps in all. After you climb the first rocky staircase (main entrance) we walk thru below a overhang with a sheer drop. Again one has to climb a set of steep stairs (with niches), then pass thru a staircase inside the rock (like Peth-kothligad fort) and then reach the top of the fort. The view from the top is excellent. After climbing these steps, we get up to the entrance door. The fort has got a tapering plateau with a raised level in the middle. There is a small temple of Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva on the plateau. A small pond is there in front of this temple. Water from this pond can be used for drinking. Making headway from here we come across a palace having two rooms in it. 10 to 12 persons can be accommodated in this palace. One of the vertical drops of the fort facing the Nirgudpada village is called 'Scottish kada', perhaps because it was climbed for the first time in November 1986 by Doug Scott, the legendary Himalayan mountaineer & took him two days to do the climb. This cliff is about 170 meters in height.
Travel up to Kasara by local train approx timings recommended.
TreksandTrails itinerary for Harihar trek 02 August 2015, Sunday
08:00 Assembly at Kasara Rail Station
08:10 Breakfast at Kasara
08:30 Start travel from Kasra to Nirgudpada by ST Bus / Jeep
10:00 Reach base
10:15 Start Trek towards Harihar.
13:00 Reach top of Harihar, Explore Harihar fort
15:00 Start descend.
16:30 Travel to Nirgudpada to Kasara by ST Bus / Jeep
18:00 Tea and snacks at Kasara
18:30 Disperse at Kasara railway station.
Note: *** AVOID USING PERFUMES AND DEO ESPECIALLY FOR THIS TREK **** We will be in Mumbai around 21:00 Hrs (Subjective)
Inclusion: Travelling Kasara – Nirgudpada – Kasara, 1 breakfast, 1 evening snacks. TreksandTrails, India charges if any.
Exclusion: Emergency Medical evacuations if any required. Afternoon LUNCH, Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list.
List of things required:
Haversack and Wind Cheater to keep hands free. Water Bottle 3 Litters. Personal medicines. ***Carry one time meal for the trek. *** Please take return train ticket up to Kasara.
Camera (Optional). Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at own risk). Snugly fitting canvas shoes / Sports shoes, Torch with spare set of batteries, Safety pins
Electoral or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder some snacks & biscuits. Good trekking shoes, Extra Pair of Clothes, Plastic bag to keep clothes dry.
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding. ***Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer. ***
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. Payment made is non refundable and non transferable.
7. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags.
TreksandTrails Advisory Note:
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking exploration. Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments. Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same. 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 even local people. Due to the Monsoon season we recommend you to please take care at every place while walking /climbing / trekking. Rains are expected so please double pack your valuables in plastic bags to save them from getting wet. ***No plastic littering on the way or in hills/mountains. ***
For Registration transfer Rs. 700.00 per person in the given a/c.
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.