Dear Friends we invite you all for Harishchandragad On 03 & 04 Dec 2016 Leaving Friday Night
2 MOST VISITED AND FAMOUS TREKS COMBINED TOGETHER VIA KATRABAI PASS WHICH GIVES AWESOME VIEW FROM TOP….
This range trek will cover one of the most fascinating range of Sahyadri, Jewel fort – Ratangad, Highly Dense forests of Katrabai, A River Walk through Mula River, Less explored Kaladgad & last but not the least the mighty Harishchandragad. Join in & enjoy the beauty of Sahyadri.
Type: Range Trek
Region: Bhandardara – Malshej
Endurance Level: High.
Ratangad: Jewel Fort – 4250 feet above MSL (Approx)
The fort is origin for the river Pravara / Amrutvahini . The Bhandardara dam is built on this river. Ratangad has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called ‘Nedhe’ or ‘Eye of the Needle’; formed by natural erosion, it is big enough to accommodate a group of ten people and the view of the entire region from here is absolutely amazing. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle and was one of his favorites. Ratangad, a jewel fort of Sahyadris has conventionally said to have 2 routes. One, from Ratanwadi village via Ganesh Darwaja and the other from Samrad village via Trimbak Darwaja. We will be climbing the fort via Ganesh Darwaja.
Katrabai: A Mountain Pass – 4300 feet above MSL (Approx)
The most important pass on Trans Sahyadri trek. This pass is known for passage between Ratangad and Harishchandragad. This pass gives an excellent 360° view of the area. Harishchandragad – 4500 Feet above MSL (Approx) Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who wrote the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate here in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period.
Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.
The plans will be as follows:
Day 0, Friday Night:
We start from Mumbai by last Kasara local (timings given below) to reach Kasara by 2:45am. Can meet us in train 2nd last compartment from cst side, This is a slow local, Pls reach the stations around 10 mins earlier, as missing this local will mean missing the trek..
Mumbai CST 12:10 AM
Dadar 12:28 AM
Kurla 12:38 AM
Ghatkopar 12:44 AM
Mulund 01:00 AM
Thane 01:04 AM
Dombivili 01:26 AM
Kalyan 01:35 AM
Kasara 02:45 AM
Day 1, Saturday:
– Reach Ratanwadi village by Pvt Vehicle.
– Ascend Ratangad Explore
– Continue Towards katrabai pass
– Lunch on the way
– Cross Katrabai, and reach Kumshet,
– Trek till pethe chi wadi
– Dinner & Stay
Day 2, Sunday:
– Continue towards Pachnai,
– Ascend Harishchandragad from Pachnai,
– Explore konkankada and kedareshwar temple,
– lunch on the fort,
– Explore fort.
– Back journey to Mumbai Reach Mumbai Around 8 oclock.
Expenses for the Trek is 1650/- per person
Travel expenses from Kasara to Kasara,
All Meals during Trek
Technical Equipments first aid.
MumbaiRangers Expertise charges.
Things To Be carried:
Bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs),
TORCH with extra batteries, (compulsory).
A spoon, mug and a plate (a must)
2-3 bunch of papers
Sleeping bag Optional OR blanket will also do.
Extra pair of Cloths for 2 days
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
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