PTT : 0NE DAY MONSOON TREK TO HARIHAR FORT ON 12 August 2017
Type : Hill Fort
Height : 3676 ft
Region : Nashik
Place : Harihar fort
Grade : Medium
Base Village : Nirgudapada
Detail about fort:
Harihar fort appears to be rectangular in shape from its base village. It is built on a triangular prism of rock. Its three faces and two edges are absolutely vertical (90 degrees). The third edge towards the west is inclined at an angle of 75 degrees. A one metre wide rocky staircase with niches in it is carved out for ascending & descending the fort. There are 117 steps in all. After you climb the first rocky staircase (main entrance) we walk thru below a overhang with a sheer drop. Again one has to climb a set of steep stairs (with niches), then pass thru a staircase inside the rock (like Peth-kothligad fort) and then reach the top of the fort. The view from the top is excellent. After climbing these steps, we get up to the entrance door. The fort has got a tapering plateau with a raised level in the middle. There is a small temple of Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva on the plateau. A small pond is there in front of this temple. Water from this pond can be used for drinking. Making headway from here we come across a palace having two rooms in it. 10 to 12 persons can be accommodated in this palace. One of the vertical drops of the fort facing the Nirgudpada village is called 'Scottish kada', perhaps because it was climbed for the first time in November 1986 by Doug Scott, the legendary Himalayan mountaineer & took him two days to do the climb. This cliff is about 170 meters in height.
Itinerary of the Trek
11 August 2017 Friday Night
Catch 00: 10:0 pm CST-Kasara Slow Local. (time table as follows)
10:50 pm CST
10:57 pm Byculla
11:05 pm Dadar
11:13 pm Kurla
11:18 am Ghatkopar
11:30 pm Mulund
11:34 pm Thane
11:57 pm Dombivli
00:07 am Kalyan
00:21 am Titwala
00:41 am Asangaon
01:18 am Kasara
12 August 2017 Saturday
Meeting point : 01:30 am Kasara Railway Station.
01:30 am Leave for base village (Nirgudapada) by private vehicle.
03:30 am Reach base villages and Relax till 06:00 am
06:00 am Freshen up and Have Breakfast.
06:30 am Start Ascending Harihar fort.
09:30 am Reach on top and Explore fort
10:30 am Start Descending fort.
01:00 pm Reach Base Villages and have Lunch.
02:00 pm Leave for Kasara.
03:30 pm Reach Kasara & catch local to Mumbai.
The charges for this trek is Rs 1200/- per head,
Which includes Transport from Kasara to Kasara, Morning Breakfast & Lunch & Pearl Trek and Tours Charges.
One needs to deposit INR 1200 - into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
The amount is to be deposited in the following account.
Name : Michael D’souza
Saving Account No: 68016753951
Name: Bank of Maharashtra
Branch: 01825 Naigaon (East)
Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer.
Telephonic confirmation is required to confirm your participation.
Participation contribution is NON Refundable and NOT Transferable
Once payment is done, please send an email to email@example.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number
Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
A bottle of water (atleast 3 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Sunscreen Lotion, Cap, Skarf
Medicine those if u require usually
A 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. Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Rules and Regulations:
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
3. We reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
6. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at your own risk)
7. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags. Payment made is non refundable and non transferable.
Cancellation and Refund:
1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunde
3. After that no refund will be provided.
For Registrations Mail us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
or call on : MICHAEL D’SOUZA : 9833435293 / 7768066209.