Dear friends we invite you for Monsoon Trek to Harischandragad by MumbaiRangers on 16 Oct 2016 Leaving 15 Oct Sat Night
Ascend and descend via Pachnai.
Harischandragad is one of the most visited forts in Western Ghats. If you are trekking in Sahyadri for several years and you haven’t visited Harishchandragad then you haven’t trekked enough. This enormous fort has 7 routes and during this trek we will be doing most simple route i.e. Pachnai Route. It’s the easiest way to explore Harishchandragad without facing much exhaustion. Pachnai route might be the simplest route but it’s very scenic. Since it does not take out your breath, you are more appreciative to your surroundings.
Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate on Taramati/Rohidas in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.
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 breath taking 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.
Some Information about the Fort:
Height of Fort – Harischandragad -1424m (4671ft)
Base Village- Pachnai.
District & Region- Ahmednagar, Malshej Ghat
Grade: Easy (2.5 hrs. trek).
Trek Leader: Swapnil Kawad.
Catch Kasara local & board second last compartment from CST side.
From Kasara station reach Pachnai by Private vehicle by 2:00 am
Start trek by 5:30 am
Reach top by 8:00 am
Morning Tea / Breakfast at Konkankada
Explore Konkankada, Kedareshwar, and Caves till 09:45 am
Start descend at 11:00 am
Reach back to base village 01:00 PM
Reach Kasara Station by 05:00 pm
Reach Dadar Station by 07:00 pm
Meeting at Kasara Station at 01:18 AM
For convenience we have put up local train time table below:
This is a Fast Local up to Kalyan
CST 10:50 PM
Byculla 10:57 PM
Dadar 11:05 PM
Kurla 11:13 PM
Ghatkopar 11:18 PM
Mulund 11:30 PM
Thane 11:34 PM
Dombivili 11:57 PM
Kalyan 00:07 PM
Kasara 01:18 PM
The cost for the trek will be INR 950 per head.
Transport from Kasara to base village and Base village to Kasara by Private vehicle,
Morning Tea Breakfast and Evening tea snacks,
Mumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any.
Payment once done is non Refundable.
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Things to Carry:
1. Compulsory – TORCH with extra batteries
2. Compulsory – Good trekking shoes
3. Compulsory – Water (3 ltrs)
4. Compulsory – Lunch
5. Optional – Camera, Cap, etc.
Some ready to eat food like plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
A haversack to put in all the things mentioned above
Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited. Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories” The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members.
No Arguments will be entertained. Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The club will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek.
Medical Disclaimer: It’s 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, severe 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.