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Kalsubai Trek Details

 

Trek                : Kalsubai

Date                : 4th Aug 2013

Height             : 5400feets

Region            : Igatpuri

Cost App.       : Rs 600/-

About Kalsubai:

Kalsubai with the height of 1646m [5400Feets] is famous as one of the highest peaks in Maharashtra. Kalsubai lies in the Sahyadri mountain range. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. Since Kalsubai is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb.

There is a symbolic temple at the top. It is said, that in the ancient times, a lady named “Kalsu” came to nearby Indorey village to work. However, somebody forced her to clean utensils and clean up the residence by force. So she left the place and eventually died at this spot. So comes the name, Kalasubai. A small temple is built here, in her memory.

From the top of Mount Kalsubai, one can get great view of the Bhandardara Lake and Wison dam, immediately after the rainy season, the place is covered with variety of flowers. During the months October to November people neighbouring region organize a religious fair at this place.

It usually takes three hours to reach the top from Bari. Soon after leaving Bari, a small stream is crossed followed soon after by a Hanuman temple. The route from behind this temple takes the hiker straight to the summit. There are three iron ladders along this route. There is a well near the last iron ladder as one approaches the top. The rest of the route is without water, so it is best to fill water bottles in Bari. It is an easy hike, but parts of it are quite steep in places.

Itinerary For Kalsubai Trek

3rd Aug                       :           Travel upto Kasara by Kasara train

  • Mumbai(CST) 22:50
  • Byculla            22:57
  • Dadar              23:04
  • Kurla                23:12
  • Ghatkopar       23:17
  • Thane              23:31
  • Dombivili         23:54
  • Kalyan             00:03
  • Kasara             01:18

4th Aug

0120Hrs                      :           Assemble at Kasara Rail Station

0130 -0430Hrs            :           Travel Kasra to Bari

0430 - 0700Hrs           :           Fresh Up, tea & Breakfast in bari village

0700Hrs                      :           Start Trek toward Kalsubai..

1130Hrs                      :           Reach top of kalsubai, Lunch on top,.

1230Hrs                      :           Start descending kalsubai, Village.

1600 - 1630Hrs           :           Tea & snacks in bari village

1630Hrs                      :           Travel bari to Kasara.  

1900Hrs                      :           Disperse at Kasara rail Station.

List of Items To Be Carry

  • Snugly fitting canvas shoes / Sports shoes
  • Ruck sack / Shoulder bag which can hold following items
  • Pack your stuff with an extra polythene lining to protect the contents from rain.
  • Water Bottle (2 Liter Minimum) compulsory **
  • Torch with spare set of batteries
  • Cap
  • Spare Cotton Track pant & T- shirts 1no each.
  • Personal bedding, Sleeping Bag / 2Bed sheet / Carry mat.
  • Waterproof jacket / raincoat [It may be rain]
  • Personal medical kit (personal medicines if any, prescribed by family Dr.).
  • Note book, Pen, Sewing kit, shoes laces, Safety pins
  • Carry one time meal for the trek. **

Note:

  • Please do not carry gold ornaments or any other valuables.
  • Please do not carry handbags or zolas for the trek.
  • Avoid Chapels / Slippers for trek
  • Camera, Binocular is allowed at your own risk
  • For safety please follow the expert’s/ Instructors advice on trek.

 

IMP: - Please take return train ticket up to Kasara.

For confirmation contact 

Rajesh R. Mhaddalkar: 9869629288 / 9768341848

Prashant Vanahalli: 9870969694 / 9833072241

Siddhesh: 9969495771

 

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