Trek Mates India invites you Trek to Harishchandragad fort via the Nali chi vaat on 14th-15th Jan'17 (Leaving On13th Night).
Key Information about the Harishchandragad:
Date: 14th-15th Jan 17
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 4500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium (7 hrs trek) (Experience Required)
Endurance Level: Moderate
District: Thane, Nagar, and Pune
Base Village: Bailpada
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.
and yes fun never ends with Trek Mates India.
Itinerary of the event:
Meeting Point: Kalyan station, Platform no 1, at 10.00 pm sharp
(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 (06.00 am), have tea, and start our trek by 7 am.
Lunch in the way, reach the top by 04:00 pm approx.
Here we explore Konkan kada, and head towards the caves for our dinner, Campfire and night stay in Caves
Explore the remaining fort.
Breakfast and descend via Khireshwar Route.
Lunch at the Base, and start our return journey.
Reach Mumbai approx by 10 pm
Identity proof (must)
Torch with Extra Batteries (must)
Good trekking shoes (must)
Water (at least 3 Ltrs)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.,
Lunch for Saturday
Extra Pair of Clothes, Warm Jacket to wear in the morning.
Sleeping Bag / Bedding.
Bunch of Newspaper.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Traveling from Kalyan to Kalyan by Local Transport
Food (2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinner )
TMI Expertise charges.
Lunch for Saturday
Mineral Water, Beverages etc.
Anything other than mentioned above