Trekगुरु : Thrilling Trek to Harihar & visit pandav caves

Date :

* Batch 1 : 18 - 19 july 2015

* Batch 2 : 19 july 2015(18 july night)

Height: 5400 feet / 1646 meters msl (aprx)

Grade: Medium/Thrilling

Time: Maximum 3 hrs from nirgudpada

Location: Trimbakeshwar


* Batch 1 : Aprx 1000-1100 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 100rs trekगुरु charges

* Batch 2 : Aprx 600-700 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 100rs trekगुरु charges

Contact: pravin 9821318848/9821465256


Dear Trekkers,

We at Trekगुरु are glad to invite you all for Thrilling Trek To Harihar & visit Pandav caves.


Harihar Fort -

Located in the Igatpuri region of the Sahyadris, it lies at an altitude of about 3500 ft. above sea level. This fort is known for its triangular or prism shape. The facts of this fort are downright vertical with rocky steps embedded in them.A small temple of Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva can be seen. A pond lies right in front of the temple. 

Overall five cisterns can be found on this fort out of which water from one of these cisterns is potable. The famous rock cut steps of this fort is a major crowd puller for its shear design and the inclined angle of almost 80 degrees.There are total 117 steps carved beautifully in the rock patch and you really feel like flying on the wings of the wind when there is a very windy and rainy weather while climbing up the steps. Harihar offers breath taking view of the surrounding area.

Pandav caves -

Pandu Leni (also known as Trirashmi Caves and other variations) (Leni is Marathi word for caves), are a group of 24 caves carved between the 3rd century BC and the 2nd century AD, representing the Hinayana Buddhist caves and has nothing to do with the characters of Mahabharata (the Pandavas). Most of the caves are Viharas except for the 18th cave which is a Chaitya.[1] The location of the caves is a holy Buddhist site and is located about 8 km south of Nashik, Maharashtra, India.

The caves were carved out from the 4th century BC till the 12th century AD as abodes for the idols of the local kings. The caves lodge idols of Buddha and Bodhisattva. Some caves are intricately connected by stone-cut ladders that join them to the other caves. Steps lead to the caves from the bottom of the hill. The peak of the Pandavleni is also accessible by trekking of about 20 mins but the path is well built with steps.


Trek Schedule & itinrary

*Batch 1

18th July 2015:

02.45 pm: Meeting point at Dadar East swami narayan temple

03.00 pm: Departure from Dadar

07.00 pm: Reach Trimbak

Check in hotel

08.00 pm: Dinner at DHABA

09.00 pm: back to hotel

Play some games


11.00 pm: Good night (dormitory rooms)

*Batch 2

18th July 2015

Meeting at : Kasara Railway Station

This is Semi fast local from CST 

(it is fast local till Thane so rests of them board the train from your nearest fast local track)

Train Timings:

CST : 10:50 PM

Byculla : 10:57 PM.

Dadar : 11:05 PM

Kurla : 11:13 PM

Ghatkopar : 11:18 PM

Mulund : 11:30 PM

Thane : 11:34 PM

Dombivali :- 11:57 PM

Kalyan :- 00:07 AM

Kasara :- 01:18 AM.

(If you miss the train you miss the trek so make sure you are on time to catch the train.)

We will proceed to the Trimbak by Local Transport

04:00 am: Reach Trimbak & rest

*Batch 1

06:00 am: Fresh & Move to Base village Nirgudpada

06:30 am: Reach base village & Introduction Round, Instructions, Morning Breakfast

07.30 am: Start trek

10.30 am: Reach top & Explore

12.00 pm: Start descend

02.30 pm: Will reach to Nirgudpada and here will have Lunch (made by local villager)

03.30 pm: Move to Pandav caves (both batch)

04.00 pm: Reach pandav caves & explore

04.30 pm: Start our Return Journey towards mumbai (batch 1) & kasara (batch 2)

05.15 pm: Reach kasara & catch train towards mumbai (batch 2)

09.00 pm: Reach mumbai batch 1 & batch 2 (which is Tentative).


Cost :

* Batch 1 : Aprx 1000-1100 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 100rs trekगुरु charges

* Batch 2 : Aprx 600-700 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 100rs trekगुरु charges


Contact: pravin 9821318848/9821465256



*Batch 1

> Dadar - Trimbak - Nirgudpada - pandav caves base - Dadar by non a/c bus

> 18 july dinner, stay. 19 july Morning Breakfast - Tea - veg lunch

> any entry fee

> Trekगुरु charges

*Batch 2

> Kasara - Nirgudpada - pandav caves - Kasara by jeep/tumtum

> 19 july Morning Breakfast - Tea - veg lunch

> any entry fee

> Trekगुरु charges


Things To Be carried:

Identity proof (must)

A bottle of water (atleast 3 Ltrs),

Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (must)

Personal bedding, sleeping Bag / 2 bed sheets & carry mat (must) (batch 2)


Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc

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...


To confirm his/her registration needs to deposit advance payment (500rs) into the following bank account (Please write your name in description)

Account Details


Account ID: 20059830445

Account Type: Savings Bank Account

Account name: PRAVIN P. KAMBLE


IFSC code: MAHB0000563


Do's, Dont's & Facts

- Rains showers are expected, so pack your bags accordingly.

- Pack your stuff with an extra polythene lining to protect the contents from rain. 

- A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking.

- Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.

- Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek.

- Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments.

- If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.

- Cost Not Included Insurance, medical Coverage.

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

- It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check-up done.

- Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk.

- All activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury.

- Organizers are not responsible for any accident, mishap (including death) or compensation in whatsoever manner.

- Trekगुरु reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice. 

- Smoking and alcohol strictly prohibited.

- Be a group - its not a race.

- NO littering please...we are educated.

- Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun.

- The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.


----------SEFETY FIRST----------

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