Hello to all the enthusiastic trekkers,                                               

Swachhand Bhatkanti will going for the One Day Trek to - “IRSHALGAD near to Panvel” Dt. 10th July,2016

Duration:                  ( One Day Trek) 10th July,2016

Mode of Transport:    Local Transport

Meeting point:                  10th July,2016 At Karjat Rly Station at 08.00 am (platform No. 1 below indicator).


(All are requested to please take your KARJAT RETURN TRAIN TICKET )


You can board the train at the station convenient to you & alight at Karjat Station as per below train timings


Cst 05.19 am         

Cst 05.40 am

Dadar 05.37 am

Dadar 05.58 am

Kurla 05.48 am

Kurla 06.09 am

Thane 06.14 am

Thane 06.35 am

Dombivali 06.36 am

Dombivali 06.57 am

Kalyan 06.45 am

Kalyan 07.07 am

Neral   07.22 am

Neral  07.44 am

Karjat   07.38 am

Karjat  08.00 am

Little about the Trek:

Height: 3700 feet above MSL (Approx)          Grade: Medium   

Base Village: Chowk –Irshalwadi            Dist: Thane

Irshaalgad is a fort situated in the Karjat Region. Other forts in this region include Prabalgad and Malanggad. Actually Irshal is not a fort but it’s a pinnacle. This is the reason why it hardly figures anywhere in history. Shivaji Maharaj captured the complete region of Kalyan and Bhiwandi, up to Rairi in May 1666. This fort too, must have come under the Maratha rule at that time. Irshal is the next-door neighbour to Prabalgad. As mentioned above, Irshal is a pinnacle. There is a water tank on the route from the Irshal plateau to the peak. From there, we reach the needle hole near the top through a simple rock-climbing route. Proceeding little ahead, we see a water tank to the left and a cave to the right. This water is suitable for drinking. The route, which climbs up from near the needle hole goes to the top of the pinnacle. To reach the top of the pinnacle, it is essential to have artificial rock climbing equipment. From the top we can see the forts of Prabalgad, Matheran, Chanderi, Malanggad, Karnala and Manikgad.

The itinerary for the trek is as given below:

Date  – 10th July,2016

08.00 am:          Meeting point at Karjat Railway Station

08.15 am:          Move towards Base Village of Irsahl Gad by Tumtum / bus

09.15 am:          Round of Introduction, Instructions, Morning Breakfast

09.30 am:          Start the Trek

11.15 am:          at Irsahlwadi – a Small break at the Village

12.30 pm:          Atop at Irsahlgad at nedhe (Natural Hole)

Exploration and Lunch Time

02.00 pm:          Decend towards base village

04.30 pm:          Reach at Base village Have some Snacks,Tea  and Move Towards karjat Station

         (We shall reach Mumbai by 08.00 to 08.30 pm tentatively)

Things to be carried:

●Identity Card, ●Some ready to eat food, ● Water bottle 02 Liters, ● Lunch for Sunday i.e.10th July,2016(Must),●Polythene bag for your garbage,●Towel, Napkins, Extra pair of cloths ● Medicine those if u require usually, ● Comfortable shoes, sandals, ● 2-3 bunch of papers,● A haver sacks to put in all the things to be carried… so that one has one hands free while walking, ● Camera – Optional

** Cost for Trek:        Rs. 300/- Per person

Cost Inclusions: * Karjat to Karjat Transportation via Public Transport,

                           * Tea, Breakfast, Snacks, Medical during the Trek        

* Expertise charges

Cost Exclusions:  * Lunch for Sunday i.e.10th July,2016  * Personal orders of food & cold 



For More Details & Registration Contact our members at:

Pravin Ghude             9920404522,             

Rushikesh Sakhare      9967686828,

Email: -,

General Rules / Instructions for the participants whoever join the Trek:-

v Kindly carry Identity proof for the trek.

v Anyone above 16 years can join the Trek. All children under 18 years old must also be accompanied by an adult / Parents

v Please book your seat (name) well in advance and reconfirm the time and date on the day of departure on phone because program may change due to unavoidable circumstances.

v Each participant shall carry things as per (Please read Things to Carry) for every trek.

v The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it. Trek leaders have the authority to alter/modify the program/route without intimation.

v The participants are advised not to wander off from the trail. Always listen to leaders for instructions and stay with the entire group throughout.

v We all are committed to keep the trail clean and urges all participants to help the cause by not littering during the trek. Keep all the waste with you and even if you find some waste, collect it and deposit at the base village at the end of the trek. Do not destroy or dirty the archeological, historical monuments.

v We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.

v Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, ex. Smoking, drinking etc.

v Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.


 Safety is our prime concern and we don't make compromises for the same.

v Please read above Instructions/ rules and regulations.  We all are bound by the same.

v Print and leave a copy of this mail specially Telephone Nos. at home, with a friend or relative in case of Emergency.

v People with heart conditions, knee problems, severe asthma or pregnant should not participate in TREKS.  Participants should inform the leaders if they suffer from any illness, heart ailments, blood pressure, asthma etc. If the leaders are not informed and any untoward incident takes place, neither the leaders nor Swachhand Team will be held responsible.

v Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any mishaps/accidents during the program. Or any compensation in whatsoever manner.

v If your friends/relatives coming with you on the trek please do inform them about the trek Rules above. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.


Thanks and Regards,

Swachhand Bhatkanti



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