Trekगुरु : Trek to Asherigad

Height: 2000 feet
Range: Palghar
Level: Medium
Cost: Rs.400/-
Contact: Mohaneesh 8976972127 / 7977935336
Pravin 9821318848 / 9821465256

Asherigad is big brother of other forts in the Palghar region due to its massiveness and height. Raja Bhoj built the fort about 800 years ago. Raja Bimb, ruler of Mahim captured it from Kolis in the beginning of 14th century. Portuguese had a control of the fort in 1556 and made it the head of 38 villages. The fort was taken by Moghals in the mid of 17th century but again captured by Portuguese in 1683. With the battle of Mahim and Vasai in 1737, Chimaji Appa took over the control of the fort and it was under the rule of Marathas till 1818 then was handed over to Britishers.
Base village is Khodkona. It takes approx 1.5 hrs to reach the col & then 0.5hrs to reach the top. In the col, there is a temple of Vaghjai. The route then leads to carved steps. Remains of settlements, a ruined entrance, fortification symbols, Portuguese shield, 17 water cisterns, 2 lakes, a cave, temple are the things to see on top. One can see forts like Asheri, Adasul, Kohoj.


Meeting point : Palghar Railway Station 
The CHURCHGATE – DAHANU local train timings are given as below: – It’s a FAST local

Churchgate : 05:24
Dadar : 05:41
Bandra. : 05:46
Andheri : 05:55
Borivali : 06:09
Vasai : 06:34
Virar : 06:46
Palghar : 07:26

People coming from Thane-Dombivali-Kalyan can catch Dombivali-Boisar shuttle:-

Dombivali : 05:43
Vasai : 06:35
Virar : 07:04
Palghar : 07:52

08.00 AM : Palghar station (meeting point)
08.30 AM : Move to Base Village by Tamtam
09.15 AM : Reach Base village
Introduction round
09.30 AM : Start Ascending
12.30 PM : Reach top
Fort exploration
01.00 PM : Start descending
02.30 PM : Base Village
03.00 PM : Return Back to Palghar station
05.00 PM : Reach Dadar (Subjective)

Cost: Aprx 400rs
> Transportation from Palghar to Base village to Palghar
> Breakfast – Tea
> Local guide charges
> Trekगुरु charges

Train tickets, Mineral water, Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions

Payment :
Account Name : PRAVIN P. KAMBLE
Bank : Bank of Maharashtra
Account Type : Saving.
Account ID : 20059830445
IFSC Code : MAHB0000563
Branch : Bhoiwada - Mumbai
PayTM : 9821318848

Payment :
Bank : HDFC Bank
Account Type : Saving.
Account No : 50100013211676
IFSC Code : HDFC0000194
Branch : Kalyan Branch
PayTM : 8976972127
Cancellation and Refund:
If done prior to 3 days of outing 50% will be refunded
After that no refund will be provided

Things to Carry :
2 liters of water (Must)
Torch with extra batteries (Optional Must for Night Treks and Camping)
Bedding / Sleeping Bag (For Night Treks and Camping)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes. (Optional)
A plate, mug, and spoon (Optional)
Camera, Cap etc. (Optional)
Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional)
Carry eatable like fruits, Dry fruits, Energy Bars on during trek and to avoid dehydration.(optional)
A proper sack.
Good to have stick for support.
Carry 3-4 extra carry bags.

Precautions to be obeyed and Dont’s to be remembered
No smoking.
No plastic littering.
Wear Full sleeves, Full tracksuit for Safety.
Proper Footwear/Shoes are essential for trek.
Conserve and preserve our Heritage.
We reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice.
No any adventure/out of itinerary behavior during trek.
Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
All the activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury.
You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident/ Natural calamity can happen & you agree that organizer shall not be held responsible for the any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances (artificial or natural).
Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety, Jewellery, Cash and baggage.

It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking.
While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done.
If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia.
Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physician's advice before coming.

Monsoon Safety Measures
Put clothes, money, camera, phone etc in polythene while packing
Wear shoes with good grips
Use repellents to keep bugs away
Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand etc.
Do not stray away from your group during the trek
Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts

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