Trek Mates India invites you Trek to Ratan to Harish- Via Trimbak darwaja On 10th-12th Sep 16 (Leaving On Saturday Morning).
Key Information about the Trek to Ratan to Harish- Via Trimbak darwaja
Date : 10th-11th Sep 16
Type: Range Trek
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 from Trimbak Darwaja & will be descending via Ganesh Darwaja.
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.
You can check the detailed info on Harishchandragad
The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and
looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost
like a cobra’s hood.
The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water.
Itinerary of the event:
Meeting Point Catch 5.00am Kasara slow
Get down at kasara at 7.45am
Start to Samrad
Reach Samrad by 10.00am
Visit Sandhan Valley and Samrad Konkankada
1.00pm have lunch
2.00pm Start ascend to Ratangad via Trymbak Darwaja
5.00pm reach Ratangad explore and stay at Ratangad
5.00am wake up call
6.00am leave for Katrabai
12.00pm reach Kumshet have lunch rest for sometime
1.30pm leave for Pethechi Wadi
3.00pm Reach pethe chi wadi
Start for Pachnai
5.00pm reach Pachnai
Rest for the da
6.00am Wake up Call
7.00am have breakfast and leave for Harishchandragad ascend
9.00am reach harishchandragad
11.00am leave for Khireshwar descen
2.00pm reach Khireshwar
2.30pm Start for Kalyan
5.00pm reach Kalyan
Lunch for Day 1
A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Sleeping Bag / Bedding
Bunch of Newspaper
Extra Pair of Clothes
Good trekking shoes, Extra Socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
It’s raining these days, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
Travelling from Kasara till Kalyan
Day 1- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 2- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3- Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Refreshments
Train Travelling charges
Food during the train journey
Mineral Water and Soft Drinks charges
Any other personal expences
Anything which is not mentioned in the cost includes
Mumbai CST :- 5:00 am
Dadar :- 5:18 am
Thane :- 5:55 am
Kasara :- 7:45 am