Harihar fort appears to be rectangular in shape from its base village. It is built on a triangular prism of rock. Its three faces and two edges are absolutely vertical (90 degrees). The third edge towards the west is inclined at an angle of 75 degrees. A one metre wide rocky staircase with niches in it is carved out for ascending & descending the fort. There are 117 steps in all. After you climb the first rocky staircase (main entrance) we walk thru below a overhang with a sheer drop. Again one has to climb a set of steep stairs (with niches), then pass thru a staircase inside the rock (like Peth-kothligad fort) and then reach the top of the fort. The view from the top is excellent. After climbing these steps, we get up to the entrance door. The fort has got a tapering plateau with a raised level in the middle. There is a small temple of Lord Hanuman 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. One of the vertical drops of the fort facing the Nirgudpada village is called 'Scottish kada', perhaps because it was climbed for the first time in November 1986 by Doug Scott, the legendary Himalayan mountaineer & took him two days to do the climb. This cliff is about 170 meters in height.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Endurance Level: High
Food Arrangement: Carry bottle water and packed lunch for this trek
Transport: Shared Jeep/ Trax/ or ST bus Height of Fort: 3676 ft
Base Village: Nirgudpada
Route from Pune: Pune - Pimpri - Chakan - Manchar - Alephata - Sangamner - Nashik - Trimbak – Harihar
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Thane - Igatpuri - Trimbak – Harihar
Distance from Mumbai: 195 km approx.
Distance from Pune: 250 km approx.
Total time required for climbing: 3.5 hours
Total distance for climbing: 7 km approx. one way
Minimum participants required: 10
Maximum participants: 35
Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: Rs 900.00
Travel up to Kasara by Local Train timings
Harihar Fort Trek
03:00 am Assembly at Kasara Rail Station.
03:30 am Start travel from Kasara to Nirgudpada by ST Bus / Jeep.
05:00 am Reach base Village
05:15 am Start trek towards Harihar
08:00 am Reach top of Harihar, Explore Harihar fort.
10:00 am Start descend.
11:30 am Travel to Nirgudpada to Kasara by ST Bus / Jeep
01:30 pm Disperse at Kasara railway station.
For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs. 900.00 per person
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Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile:
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organisers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organisers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.
We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organisers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.