Dear Friends we invite you all for Trekking and Camping at Naneghat on 20 & 21 dec’2014.(No Ascend Only Descend Naneghat).
Little info about the fort :
Height: 2750 feet
Base Village: Vaishakhare
Difficulty Level: Easy
Endurance Level: Medium
Region : Malshej
Trek Leader: Nishant Sheth.
We will be going to Naneghat top by jeep Via Junnar, camping and stay in tents, Morning Explore surrounding places and Start Descend Reach Base village 12 o’clock reach Kalyan 2 o’clock. Naneghat (Nane = Coin, Ghat = pass) is a famous landmark near Malshej Ghat/Kalyan region due to its thumb shape. This pass has historic importance as it was used around 200 BC as a trade route between the Konkan (Seaside) and Ghat (rest of maharashtra plateau). Naneghat is about 50 KMs from kalyan on NH 222. A 3 hour trek takes you on top of the world. Bor Ghat, Malshej Ghat and Naneghat were the foremost road links for commuting coast to the plateau.
From here one can enjoy the vast plateau. The Satvaahans had made Naneghat their main route to Junnar. During their tenure the most important way of commuting was Naneghat, which linked Kalyan & Sopara to Paithan. Today one has to reach Junnar by going all the way through Malshej, which is a big round. But Naneghat had much reduced distance and was a definitely shorter route. However, as time proceeded, it was destroyed by alien rulers and then paid no attention. The first thing we can see after reaching Naneghat is the spacious cave of Naneghat. The ancient carvings, which are seen on the walls of the cave, remind us of the Satvaahan period. Here we find inscriptions in Brahmi script all over the cave. These indicate the magnificent era of the Satvaahans and their generosity. These inscriptions are gradually being destroyed and only a part of it is remaining. The inscriptions are very precious, and are undergoing destruction due to the negligence of Archeology.
The widely spread plateau of Naneghat is an astonishment. To the left the steps besides the cave lead us to the plateau and going to the right lead us to Nana’s thumb. After climbing all the way to the bottom of the thumb, when we climb the stairs, we do not expect a big plateau. Thus this route leads directly to a higher altitude quickly, unlike Malshej Ghat, which goes all around the mountains. Ate the entrance to the Ghat is a big stone-made vessel like thing, in which coins as toll were put.
Meeting point Kalyan staion afternoon at 1.30.
Saturday Afternoon : We will be meeting at Kalyan station 1.30 pm.
Reach Naneghat top 4.30
Evening snacks on the way to Naneghat
Set up tents and campfire
Fun time at campsight
Dinner and day off
Sunday morning wakeup 6.00 am in the morning
If time permits explore jivdhan top
Explore surrounding area Naneghat
Start descend Naneghat
Reach base village around 12 o’clock
Reach Kalyan 2 o’clock.
The cost for the trek will be INR 1200 per head. It includes, Transport from Kalyan to Kalyan, Evening Tea snacks, Dinner,Morning Tea Breakfast, Tent charges and Mumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any.
For Registration call us:
Nishant sheth : 8879418581
Amit Bhadouria :9819299164
Registration accepted only through phone call..
Important things to carry :
Water Bottle (Atleast 3 Ltrs)
Electrol 1 pack
Extra pair of clothes
Some ready to eat food biscuits cake etc,
Compulsory Torch with Extra Batteries
Medicines if required
Good Trekking shoes
Medical Disclaimer: Its Important to be fit before going for Treks. It is Important to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring 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 Take permission from their physicians before treks.