Description
Ratangad - Trek & Camping
 
SHORT INFO: -
Activity  : Camping
Endurance : Moderate
Difficulty : Medium
Base Village : Ratanwadi
Cost : ₹ 1,900/- Per Person
 
Ratangad a Jewel among the forts of Sahyadri, at altitude about 4255 feet . Its’ along the great mountain range of Ajoba, Kulang, Alang, Kalsubai, Katarabai and Ghanchakkar. Geographically Ratangad is on the banks of Bhandardara Lake. With foreground of beautiful lake alongside great range of mountains one gets lost in time at Ratangad.
At base village Ratanwadi lies Amruteshwar, a beautiful stone carved temple built around 9th century AD in Shilahara reign. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva, carved in black stone constructed in Hemadpanthi architectural style.
Ratangad still holds its ruined ramparts, bastions & stone carved water tanks. A large cave, easily accommodate 25 peoples. Towards northern side a needle hole “नेढ” situated along rock walls, watch mighty Alang - Malang - Kulang trio from here while facing a gusty wind. On the western side lies Khutta a pinnacle, Tryambak darvaja & at the southern side legendary Aajoba mountain & Katrabai.
  
ITINERARY: -
 
Day 1: Saturday
We will be starting with the 6:55 am Kasara Fast Local (Timetable is given below) People shall board the same Kasara train from the station of their convenience (may meet us in the train directly, board second boggy from CSMT side)
 
CSMT : 06:55 am
Dadar  : 07:08 am
Kurla : 07:15 am
Ghatkopar  : 07:19 am
Mulund : 07:30 am
Thane  : 07:34 am
Dombivali  : 07:47 am
Kalyan  : 07:55 am
Kasara : 09:11 am
 
Meeting Point: Kasara Railway Station at 9:15 am
Will reach Samrad by local jeeps within three hours, breakfast enroute.
Explore surrounding and start trek after lunch.
Reach a top late noon,
Reach the cave by 5 pm, secure place and head back on top for sunset. Photography time, go on clicking.
Dinner in cave (local food)
Retire for the day.
  
Day 2: Sunday
Rise early for morning fog and sunrise
After Breakfast, start descend.
Reach base village within 2 hours.
Visit Amruteshwar temple
Lunch by 12 pm.
Start journey back to Kasara after lunch.
Reach Kasara within 2 hours.
Trek concludes with pleasant memories.
 
INCLUSIONS: - 
✔️ Transportation from Kasara to Kasara by local transport.
✔️ Day 1 - Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner (All Veg)
      Day 2 - Breakfast and Lunch (Veg)
✔️ Travel Buffs Charges
 
EXCLUSIONS: -
❌ Any kind of personal expenses viz. mineral water, Soft drinks, etc.
❌ Any kind of Insurance
❌ Anything which is not mentioned in Includes
  
THINGS TO CARRY: - 
01) Identity Card
02) Water bottles 3 liters must
03) Good trekking shoes & floaters
04) Torch with extra batteries
05) Enerzyl or Glucon D powder
06) Dry Snacks & biscuits
07) Jacket/ Sweater, Extra clothes
08) Towel/ pancha
09) Toiletries
10) Cap, sunglasses, Camera (Optional)
11) Medicine those if u require usually
12) A haversack to put in all the necessary things ….so that one walks hands free while trekking.
*** Do not carry sling bags or zholas.
*** Do not wear gold or carry valuable ornaments
 
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TERMS & CONDITION:-
Ø Leaders’ decision shall be final & abiding to all, till completion of the trek/ programme.
Ø Smoking, Chewing tobacco & consumption of Alcohol is strictly not allowed on the trek/ programme.
Ø Everyone is expected to follow safety protocols defined by the leaders.
Ø Polluting trek route/ camp site is strictly prohibited. Strictly no littering throughout the event/ trek.
Ø You acknowledge that the photographs taken during the activity which can be used for publicity purpose. You consent to let organisers photograph you and let them to use for publicity purpose & also consent to allow organisers to use the photograph clicked by you for publicity purpose.
Ø There is possibility of injury during activities & programs and you are aware that outdoor activities bears inborn risk of personal injury.
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CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY: -
If for some reason you wish to cancel your trek/ event, an email intimation needs to be sent to "[email protected]". Cancellation requests are not taken over phone. However, you can phone to check whether your cancellation has been processed.
1. If cancellation is done prior to 10 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
2. If done prior to 5 days of outing 50% will be refunded
3. After that, no refund will be provided
 
 
 
*MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: -
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.  
 
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