Dear Friends we invite you all for Trek to Harischandragad and camping at konkankada on 31 oct and 1 nov 2015
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 ie Pachnai Route.
Its the easiest way to explore Harishchandragad without facing much exhaustion. Pachnai route might be the simplest route but its very scenic.
Since it does not take out your breath, you are more appreciative to your surroundings.
Taramati: This is the topmost point on the fort. It is the second highest peak in Maharashtra after kalsubai. Leopards are seen in the forests beyond
this peak. From here we can have a glimpse of the whole range of Naneghat and the forts near Murbad.
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 breathtaking 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: Amit Bhadouria.
Meeting at Kasara station
Day 1 – Saturday
Early Morning catch Kasara local & board second last compartment from CST side.
Reach Kasara station at 7:45 am
From Kasara station reach Pachnai by private vehicle 2 hrs.
Morning refreshment at base village
Start trek by 10:00 am
Reach top by 12:00 pm
Post Lunch Explore the fort.
Camping Dinner and stay in tents near Konkankada.
Day 2: Sunday.
Wake up around 6.00 in the morning
Explore the remaining fort.
Start Descend around 9.00
Descend is via pachnai
Have lunch at Base village, Start Return Journey.
Reach mumbai around 7.30 evening...
For convinence we have put up local train time table below
Mumbai CST 05:00
The cost for the trek will be INR 1400 per head. It includes, Transport from Kasara to Kasara by private vechile, All Meals and Mumbai Rangers
Administration Charges if any.
For Registration call us:
Nishant sheth : 8879418581
Amit Bhadouria :9819299164
Registration accepted only through phone call..
Things to carry:
Water, Torch compulsory ,Sleeping Bag or Bedding, Extra Clothes
A plate ,mug, and spoon,
Windcheaters, Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually.
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
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: 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.