One day trek to Harihar
Summary: One day trek to Harihar near Mumbai
Date: 20th July 2014, Sunday
Height: 3676 ft
Contribution: Rs 600.00
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 recomended.
TreksandTrails itinerary for Harihar trek 20th July 2014, Sunday
08:00 Assemble at Kasara Rail Station
08:10 Breakfast at Kasara
0830 Start travel from Kasra to Nirgudpada by ST Bus / Jeep
10:00 Reach base
10:15 Start Trek toward Harihar.
13:00 Reach top of Harihar, Explore Harihar fort
15:00 Start descend.
16:30 Travel Nirgudpada to Kasara by ST Bus / Jeep
18:00 Tea and snacks at Kasara
18:30 Disperse at Kasara railway station.
TreksandTrails suggested List of Items
Snugly fitting canvas shoes / Sports shoes, Sewing kit, spare shoes laces
Ruck sack / Shoulder bag which can hold following items
Pack your stuff with an extra polythene lining to protect the contents from rain.
Water Bottle (3lts minimum) compulsory ** Torch with spare set of batteries, Safety pins
Cap, Spare Cotton Track pant & T- shirts 1no each. Waterproof jacket / raincoat [It may rain]
Personal medical kit (personal medicines if any, prescribed by family Dr.) **Carry one time meal for the trek. **
Cost include: Travelling Kasara – Nirgudpada – Kasara, 1 breakfast, 1 evening snacks.TreksandTrails, India charges if any.
Common info for every trek during monsoon season: - 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. ***
Treks and Trails advisiory 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.
The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it.
Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments.
Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking.
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. IMP: - Please take return train ticket up to Kasara.
Treks and Trails 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 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 own risk)
7. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags on treks.
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