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.
Introduction and event summary
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Endurance Level: Very high
Food Arrangement: Take pack lunch and drinkng water along. Its a long trek.
Transport: Limited frequency of ST buses are avaiable till the village roadend
Height of forts: 4852 - 4841 - 4822 ft
Base Village: Kulanwadi
Region: Igatpuri - Kalsubai
Route from Pune: Pune - Nashik phata - Naarayangoan - Kotul - Udadhawane - Alang
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Kasara - Sakurli - Ambewadi - Alang
Distance from Mumbai: 145 km approx.
Distance from Pune: 175 km approx.
Total time required for climbing
Total distance for climbing: Day: 1, 2 and 3 approx 7km, 5km, 6km respectavely.
Minimum participants required: 7 persons
Maximum participants 25 persons
Duration: 3 days and 3 Nights
Cost: Rs 2800.00
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 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 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.
TreksandTrails Itinerary for trek to Alang Madan and Kulung
Board the slow Kasara Local train (N) starting from Mumbai CST on Day: ZERO
Meeting Point: Kasara Station near Ticket Counter 01:20 hrs on 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.
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.
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.
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, India charges if any.
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 your personal tea mugs, spoon, steel plate and a swiss-knife.
What's in it for me?
- Offbeat trek
Missing any items from the recommended things to carry?
Call us and we shall help you in getting the best cameras, zoom lenses, telephoto lenses on hire (hire charges to be paid by the participants separately).
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 / 2 bed sheets & carry mat. Torch with spare set of batteries, Light weight towel. Extra set of clothes. A sweater *** LUNCH for day one ***
TreksandTrails, India 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.
What to wear for this trek?
Cotton t-shirts, full sleeves recommended. Full length trousers or track pants. Wear dry fit if possible.
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.
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.