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Dear Friends we invite you all for Trek to Harihar fort on 9th Jan 2016 Leaving on Friday Night.

 

Type : Hill forts

Fort Range : Trimbakeshwar

District : Nashik

Endurance : Easy

Difficulty : Medium

Height : 3676 ft

Trek Leader: Nishant Sheth.

 

Harihar, also called Harish Fort, is 6.43 km west of Trimbak and 1,120.44 metres (3,676 feet) above sea-level. The trek to Harihar Fort is short yet tiring. The last 200 feet of the hike is a nerve-racking climb through steep rock cut stairs inclined at 80 degrees. The descent is particularly exhilarating as you have to climb down and at one point face a sheer 500 ft drop. The architecture of the stairs is so diverse and outstanding and offers spectacular and occasionally scary views of the valley below. The fort is situated amidst the huge Vaitarna dam and the Trimbakeshwar mountain ranges offer stunning views of the area around. It was of substantial importance in earlier days to keep watch on the route crossing the range connecting Maharashtra to Gujarat. Trimbakeshwar range spreads from north of Igatpuri to west of Nasik. It is divided in two parts, with forts of Basgad, Utvad, hill of Fani, Harihar and Trimbakgad on one part and those of Anjaneri and Hargad on the other.The water flows away from this region because of the one – sided slope of Sahyadris.The fort appears to be rectangular in shape from its base village and is located on top of a triangular massif with all the three sides being vertical and hence naturally fortified. There is only one access to the fort through a 200ft high rock cut staircase inclined at an 80 degree angle.

It was one of the forts in the possession of the Ahemadnagar Sultans. Captain Briggs from the British army visited the fort in 1818, and left a fairly detailed description. He described the ascent as truly wonderful.In 1636 Harihar, Trimbakgad, Tringalvadi and a few other Poona forts were given by the Marathas to the Mughals. Hariharwas one of the seventeen strong places that were surrendered to the British on the fall of Trimbak in 1818.This was one of the rare forts that was not destroyed by the British because of its beauty.

 

The itinerary for trek is:

 

Meeting at : Kasara Railway Station

 

This is Semi fast local from CST (it is fast local till Thane so rests of them board the train from your nearest fast local track)

 

Train Timings:

CST : 10:50 PM

Byculla : 10:57 PM.

Dadar : 11:04 PM

Kurla : 11:12 PM

Ghatkopar : 11:17 PM

Mulund : 11:27 PM

Thane : 11:31 PM

Dombivali :- 11:54 PM

Kalyan :- 00:03 AM

Kasara :- 01:18 AM.

(If you miss the train you miss the trek so make sure you are on time to catch the train.)

 

Reach Base Village by 3:30 am

Breakfast at the base village (Packed Food)

Fresh up and start the ascend at 4:00 am

Introduction Round

Reach Top by 8:00 am, Explore the Fort

Start Descending by 9.30 am – 10:00 am

Reach Base Village by 12:30 pm

Lunch at the base village

Start our Return Journey by 2:00 pm towards Kasara.

Evening Snacks on the way

Reach Mumbai by 7 - 8 pm.

 

Expenses for the Trek is 900/- which is inclusive of breakfast in morning, Tea & snacks for evening, Transport from Kasara to Kasara by jeep or by any available transport, Guide and Mumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any ( Kindly carry lunch for the Day ).

 

For Registration call us:

Nishant Sheth : 8879418581

Amit Bhadouria :9819299164

 

Registration accepted only through phone call.. If call not answered please SMS Your Name & event name & will get a call back.

 

Important things to carry :

Water Bottle (3 ltrs)

Lunch for the Day

Electrol 1 pack

Extra pair of clothes (Optional)

Camera (Optional)

Cap (Optional)

Medicines if required,

Good Trekking shoes.

 

Rules and Regulations:

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.

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