The Youth Hikers trek to “GORAKHGAD (Till Top)”, Thursday 25h Dec., 2014 (Starting on 24th Dec. night)
Height: 2150 ft (aprx.)
Base Village: Dehri
Grade: Medium (Rock patches)
Endurance Level: Medium
Duration: 1 Day
Date: Thursday 25h Dec., 2014 (Starting on 24th Dec. Night)
History: Gorakhgad is a fort that can be done easily in a day from Mumbai. Though not famous for any historical events, Gorakhgad attracts trekkers due to its inviting pinnacles, which offer good opportunities for rock-climbing. This region of Gorakhgad and Machhindragad has a dense forest cover. It was had strategic importance during the reign of Shahaji Raje. However, no major battle is recorded to have taken place here. It was used in Shivaji’s era to patrol the nearby region and was used as a stopover station during the journey to Junnar via Naneghat. Though small in size, there is enough availability water and a lot of space for accommodation. The fort gets its name from Saint Gorakhnath, who performed his “Sadhana” in this place.
The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Photo link of previous night Trek to Gorakhgad.
Meeting Point: 24h Dec. Wednesday, Kalyan ST Depot at 09.45 pm (exactly opposite Kalyan station (West).
From Here will catch ST to Murbad and then from Murbad to Dehri via ST/Local Jeeps.
1.00 am at Dehri. Tea, Refreshment & Introduction.
1.30 am ascend
4.00 am till cave.
Rest till 6.30 am.
7.00 am Breakfast
7.30 am ascend till top.
8.15 am a top & exploration, photography.
9.05 am till cave
10.00 am descend till base village.
12.30 pm lunch
1.30 pm towards Kalyan
4.00 pm kalyan (30 min + -)
Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry/wear for the trek:
• Snugly fitting canvas shoes / Sports shoes
• Ruck sack / Shoulder bag which can hold following items
• Water Bottle (2 Ltr. Minimum) (Compulsory**)
• Torch with spare set of batteries (Compulsory**)
• Personal medical kit (personal medicines if any, prescribed by family dr.)
• Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
• Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Seats are limited...Interested participants are requested to call well in advance and in order to confirm their seat / booking for the trek / event....
Here is a list of thing included in this event.
Travelling from Kalyan to Kalyan.
Breakfast and Lunch for Sunday.
Trek guidance & expertise during the event.
Tour Cost: Rs. 500/- per person
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