Some Information about the Fort:
Place: Gorakhgad fort
Height: 2137 ft
Base Village: Dehri
Difficulty Level: Medium (Rock patches)
Endurance Level: Medium
Gorakhgad is a fort which can be done easily in a day, both from Mumbai and Pune. Though not famous for any historical events, Gorakhgad attracts trekkers due to its inviting pinnacles, which offer good opportunities for rock-climbing. This region of Gorakhgad and Machchindragad has a dense forest cover.
Fort Gorakhgad is quite small in size. It was having strategic importance during the reign of Shahaji Raje. However, no major battle is recorded to have taken place here. It was used in Shivaji's era to patrol the nearby region and was used as a stopover station during the journey to Junnar via Naneghat. Though small in size, there is enough availability water and a lot of space for accommodation. The fort gets its name from Saint Gorakhnath, who performed his "Sadhana" in this place.
The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Saturday, 30th January 2016
Meeting Point: Kayan Railway Station West Side Ticket Counter at 11.00 Pm on 30th January 2016.
Start by our private vehicle towards Gorakhgad.
Sunday, 31th January 2016
Reach the base by 2 am.
Start trek and reach the top till 5.00 am.
Rest in Caves till Morning.
Enjoy Sunrise from Gorakhgad Cave.
Explore the fort, have breakfast, and start descend by 9am.
Back to the Base Village by 12.00pm
Lunch and start our back journey @ 02:00pm
Reach Kalyan by 04.00 pm. (approximately)
The Cost of theTrek is : Rs 800/- per head.
Which includes -Travelling from Kalyan to Kalyan by Private Vehicle,
Breakfast and Lunch.
One needs to deposit INR 500/- into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
The amount is to be deposited in the following account.
Account No: 31993192984
Name: AMEY SANJAY NIKAM
Branch: BAZAR PETH ROAD BRANCH, KALYAN
For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given below:
Amey : 9967837516
Ashwin : 9867250271
Limited seats, Registrations on First Come First Serve Basis.
Medical Disclaimer: 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 checkup done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper 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 seek their physician advice before coming.
Things to carry:
Full Sleeves round neck Tee shirt and Full length Lowers,calf length socks( 2 pairs)Shoes either trekking or sports ( Good firm Sole ),No floaters/Slippers on track
Water – 2 liters
Torch (High Quality) , Candles, Match Sticks, Salt Packets. (IMP)
Cover your bag completely in Plastic.
Zip Lock Plastics to keep wallet , Cash, Mobile etc
Bedding(Sleeping Bag/Chadars/Sleeping Mats) with extra Papers, Extra Clothes ,Windcheaters, Cap, Camera (Optional) etc
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those that you require usually.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.(Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
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