PARVAT BUDDIES: Thrilling Monsoon Trek to HARIHAR Fort on 31st July 2016 (leaving Saturday night).


Some Info about the Mountain:

Harihar (1120m/3676ft) is a unique fort in the Trimbakeshwar range of the Sahyadris. The summit is triangular in shape with steep rock faces on all sides. The only way to climb up this fort is through a flight of rock cut steps about a metre in width, which are at an incline of approximately 75°. This is the most thrilling thing to do especially in the monsoon season with strong winds and heavy rains testing your courage. On the top, one finds a Hanuman temple, a temple of Lord Shiva, a few water cisterns, an ammunition room and a water pond named ShivSagar.


Prior trek experience would be helpful.

Travel will be by local train / private vehicle.

Grade: Moderate.


Cost: Rs. 900/- (non-refundable)


         ®         1 Veg. Breakfast.

         ®         Refreshments during the trek.

         ®         Travel between Kasara and base village in private vehicle.

         ®         Evening Tea.

         ®         Basic First Aid Kit.

         ®         Safety Equipments (if any).

         ®         Route & Trek Guidance.

Exclusions: Lunch, packaged drinking water, any sort of personal expenses.


Registration Process:

Registrations are strictly by phone call & online payment only!

Last Date for registrations & payment: 27th July 2016 (Wednesday).

Your seat will be booked only when we receive complete participant details along with the confirmation (transaction id/screenshot) of the online payment. Please call us on the below-mentioned number to know the Bank Details for Funds Transfer.

No. Of Seats: Min 8 and Max ~20 participants. (First come First Serve on Payment Basis)

[Trek is subject to minimum participation]


Tentative Trek Plan:

Assembly: At CST Railway Station @ 10:30 PM sharp on Saturday, 30th July 2016.

We'd be boarding the below train on Saturday night.
You may get in at a station convenient to you. Please take return tickets on your own.

CST-Kasara Semi-Fast (showing select stations):

Mumbai CST   10:50 pm.

Dadar           11:05 pm.

Ghatkopar     11:18 pm.

Thane           11:34 pm.

Kalyan          12:07 am.

Asangaon      12:41 am.

KASARA         01:18 AM.

0130 hrs: Start the journey for the base village.

0300 hrs: Reach Base village & rest till dawn.

0600 hrs: Wake up, Warm up & Have breakfast.

0700 hrs: Start the ascend.

1000 hrs: Reach the top. Relax and explore the Fort.

1200 hrs: Have group Lunch at the top.

1300 hrs: Start descending.

1500 hrs: Reach base and freshen up.

1600 hrs: Start journey for Kasara.


Take the next local train from Kasara to Mumbai.

** Trek Ends **


Some Trek Rules:
Climbing the Mountain is definitely an enjoyable adventure, provided we all follow some discipline. One must follow these basic rules strictly so that the outing can be enjoyed in a safe way:

1] Mountains are a place of abundant natural beauty. Hence, it is our duty to keep them free of garbage. So do not litter. One is expected to dump all wrappers/chewing gums/etc in his/her own bag. In fact it would not be a bad idea to clear any plastic wrapper/bottle lying on the trekking path. A separate pouch/plastic bag must be carried for this purpose.

2] Trekking is a healthy habit. So Smoking has to be strictly prohibited. Consumption of alcohol/drugs is also banned. Avoid spitting Paan/Gutkha. These habits could prove to be fatal for you or your trek buddies. Moreover, who would want to have such addictions when the beauty of nature is itself intoxicating!

3] Care should be taken so as not to harm the natural surroundings including trees, plants and animals in any manner whatsoever. Even they feel the pain just as we humans do. Value Life!

4] Learn to detach yourself from the city life and be one with Nature. Don't disturb the peaceful environment of the hills by making unnecessary noises or playing loud music - the birds and animals might get scared/provoked. Instead Listen to the call of the Mountain - Listen To Your HeartBeat

5] Most of the hills and valleys are an integral part of our history. It is a treasure, which we are duty bound to preserve for our future generations. Therefore, defacing/damaging historical monuments/temples and indulging in Graffiti is strongly discouraged.

6] Respect the local people and villagers. They are kind and helpful. While on the trekking path, always make way for the villagers first. It is quite a humbling experience to know about hardships faced by the villagers living in different parts of the Sahyadri Mountains. Even then, most of the villagers will host you gracefully when you happen to visit their small homes.

7] Apart from the general fun and sense of adventure that Trekking provides, it is also aimed at increasing self-confidence, build unity among participants and create long lasting friendships. Hence, while trekking, it is very important to be a Team that stays united throughout.


Things you should carry (COMPULSORY):

1) Identity Proof.

2) Double shouldered bag.

3) TREKKING SHOES (must be in good condition) Carry extra laces.

4) WATER (at least 3-4 litres)

5) Wear Full length track-pants & full sleeves Shirt (preferably dry-fit) to protect oneself from insects, thorns, and sunburn.

6) LUNCH, Tissues/Napkins, Sanitizer.

7) Windcheater, Cap / Hat.

8) TORCH / Headlamp with extra batteries.

9) Extra pair of clothes/flip-flops to put on after the trek is over.

10) Big plastic bag to store your wet clothes & Shoes.

11) Small plastic bag to dump wrappers/tissues etc.

12) Old Newspaper.


Optional (recommended):

• Trekking pole.

• Camera.

• Umbrella, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion.

• Personal Medicines for common ailments.



v  Trekking is a demanding physical activity and should NOT be confused with picnic.

v  It is important to be in good health and to have a basic level of physical fitness to ensure a happy time during the trek. Consult your doctor before joining the trek if you’re suffering from any ailment/injury.

v  It is important for all participants to abide by the instructions of the trek leader from time to time.

v  Avoid Jeans/Belts/Sling bags as it is important to walk freely while trekking. Shorts, 3/4ths and Sleeveless tops are strictly NOT allowed.

v  Avoid bringing costly gadgets/devices and valuables like jewellery etc. Carry only sufficient cash.

v  Try to keep the weight of your bag as less as possible.

v  Wrap your belongings in plastic to protect them from dust and/or rains.

v  Lastly, leave a brief note about your trekking plan at home.

We hope you don’t miss this amazing opportunity. So come, let’s enjoy nature together. Be there to experience it yourself!

For any queries, feel free to Contact us:

Parin H Shah (9869173138)

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Disclaimer: While utmost care will be taken by the organisers, all participants shall be responsible for their own safety and belongings. Organisers will not be responsible for any injury, casualty, death or any other untoward incident. Decision of the trek leader shall be final and binding on all participants.

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