Tattva Adventures Thrilling monsoon trek to Harihar Gad on 14th Aug 2016 (Leaving on Saturday Night)
Harihar Fort is, located in Igatpuri region of WesternGhats.Situated at an altitude of about 3, 676 ft above sea level,this unique fort isbuilt on a triangular prism of rock.
The three faces and two edges of the fort are completely vertical. Rocky steps with one meter wide at an angle of about 75 degrees are also found here.
A small temple and a cave with water, situated
on the top, are worth visiting.
Thrilling spot : Rock cut steps at an angle of almost 80 degrees vertical.
While climbing the fort, we come across a rock-sheet, which has got steps carved in it. Also many grooves have been carved here for additional support. After climbing these steps, we get upto the entrance door.
There is a cavern ahead of this door.
Again we come across few steps after a short distance walk from this cavern.
On climbing these steps we reach to the main entrance door of this fort. The fort has got a tapering plateau with a raised level in the middle.
One secret – door is located at the edge of this fort, but the way to this door has now got blocked. There is a small temple of Lord Hanumana 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. There are five cisterns along one side of the palace, one of which has water suitable for drinking.
We will start with the CST – Kasara Fast Local (Time table given below)
People may board the same local from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into the second boggy from CST side)
****Missing the train means missing the event .
Members are requested to take return ticket till Kasara by their own.
Board the second last compartment from Kasara side which is the second one from CST side. Everybody will board the same local and we can meet in the train itself.
We will proceed to the base village by Local Transport
Reach Base Village by 4 am,
Start the trek by 5:00 am.
Have Breakfast (to be carried by members)
Fort exploration and Start descending by 10:00 am.
Reach Base Village by 12:00 pm
We will be returning to Mumbai by 6 pm – 7 pm tentatively.
The cost of the trek will be Rs.900/- per head
Transportation by PVT Jeeps Kasara to Kasara,
Registrations are only through phone calls
TORCH V IMP ( please dont forget )
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs) Compulsory
with extra batteries Cap, etc.
Medicine those if you require usually
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of floaters.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Pleases do not carry Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Jewellery
Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol
Be a group – its not a race
NO littering please…we are educated smile emoticon
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Note- Please understand this ain’t a picnic, all Trekking and Adventure activities demand fitness.
We request you to get a medical fitness check done before you participate in any such events. If suffering from any allergy carry proper medications and inform your
trek leaders about it. Also make sure you have a sufficient supply of medication for your trip, building in an allowance for any travel delay. Those with Active Chest
and Heart diseases that limit physical activity should not go to high altitudes.