Dear Friends we invite you all for Monsoon Trek to Harihar fort on 12th Jul 15 Leaving on 11th Jul 15 (Saturday Night)
Type : Hill forts
Fort Range : Trimbakeshwar
District : Nashik
Endurance : Easy
Difficulty : Medium
Height : 3676 ft
Trek Leader: Swapnil Kawad.
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)
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
Dombivali :- 11:57 PM
Kalyan :- 00:07 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 04:30am
Breakfast at the base village
Fresh up and start the ascend at 06:00am
Reach Top by 9:30am, Explore the Fort
Have Lunch (self carried)
Start Descending by 12 oclock
Reach Base Village by 02:30pm
Evening snacks at base village.
Start our Return Journey by 04:00pm towards Kasara.
Reach Mumbai by 08:00pm.
Expenses for the Trek is 750/-
which is includes breakfast & Tea in the morning
Tea & snacks for evening
Transport from Kasara to Kasara by jeep
Guide and Mumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any
( Kindly carry lunch for the Day ).
For Registration call us:
Nishant sheth : 8879418581.
Amit Bhadouria :9819299164/7045655654.
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 (2 ltrs)
Lunch for the Day
Electrol 1 pack
Extra pair of clothes
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.