Hey Mates, we at Trek Mates India invite you all for one of the most awaited, Trek to Harishchandragad fort via the Nali chi vaat on 21st and 22nd Dec’ 13. (Starting on Fri, 20th night.)
Some details about the fort Type: Hill Fort Height: 4500 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Medium (7 hrs trek) (Experience Required) District: Thane, Nagar, and Pune Region: Malshej Base Village: Khireshwar Trek Leader: Nilesh Patil
Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who wrote the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate here in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.
Taramati: This is the topmost point on the fort. It is the second highest peak in Maharashtra after kalsubai. Leopards are seen in the forests beyond this peak. From here we can have a glimpse of the whole range of Naneghat and the forts near Murbad (This will be visited only if time permits.)
Konkan Kada: The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra's hood.
Kedareshwar: The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water.
The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
> Meeting Point: Kalyan station, Platform no 1, at 10.00 pm sharp (the late comers won’t be entertained, as we will be Starting by the 10.30 pm bus) > Bus journey till murbad, followed by jeep journey till Bailpada.
> Reach by 2 am. Rest till morning (6.00 am), have tea, and start our trek by 7 am. > Lunch in the way, reach the top by 4pm approx. > Here we explore Konkan kada, and head towards the caves for our dinner, Campfire and night stay. > Next day morning we can explore the remaining fort and start descend via the Tolar Khind Route by 10 am. > Lunch at the Base, and start our return journey. > Reach Mumbai approx by 10 Pm on Sunday.
The charges of the trek will be Rs 1500/per head, which includes Travel expenditure from Kalyan to Kalyan. Food facilities and Expertise
For more enquiries and Registrations, please contact
Nilesh Patil: 08655588508 / 9619990866
Max Participant : 15
One needs to deposit INR 1000/- into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
Things To Be carried: Identity proof (must) A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),
Lunch for Saturday. Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc. Plates , Glass and Spoon Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional) Sleeping Bag or Proper Bedding
Sunscreen Lotion, Cap, Skarf
Medicine those if u require usually A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking. Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas. Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given below: