Trek: Harihar-Kalsubai Fort
Type: Hill Fort
Region: Trimbakeshwar- Igatpuri.
Height: 3500 ft - 5400 ft (approx.).
Last Date of Reg: 30th Jun 2016.
Registered Member Cost: - Rs. 2100/-
Non Registered Member: Rs 2150/-
Cost does Not Included Insurance & Anything other than mentioned above.
(The cost includes traveling from Dadar to Dadar by Private (Non AC) Bus, Sat ngt dinner,lunch on sunday, accommodation at village home, breakfast & Eve refreshment for both day ).
Harihar 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 magnificent rock cut steps, fort remains and a pleasant climate to top it all with the arrival of monsoons calls for a visit to this place.
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. One can observe forts like Basgad, Bramhagiri, and Nagfani etc.
It is said that Kalsubai name is taken from a Koli girl named Kalsu. Kalsu, according to the story, was fond of wandering in the forest. One day she came to Indor at the foot of the hill now called Kalsubai and took service with a Koli family on condition that she should not be asked to clean pots or to sweep. Matters went smoothly till, one day, one of the families ordered Kalsu to clean some pots and clear away some Utter.
She did as she was bid, bat, immediately after, climbed the hill and stayed on its top till her death. Where she cleaned the pots is known as Thale Mel and where she cleared away the litter as Kaldara. The hill is a natural stronghold about ten miles south-east of Igatpuri, the nearest railway station. Its top is a cone with room only for a small shrine and a trigonometrically survey cairn. There is a large lower shoulder without remains of buildings, and the absence of water cisterns shows that the hill was never used as a fort.
2nd July 2016
Meeting Point: (Those who are coming late surely they will miss the trek.)
Dadar TT - Swami Narayan - 5.45 am.
Thane - Nitin Company - 6.40 am.
05.55 am: We will move from Dadar towards Kasara.
09:40 am: With breakfast we will reach to base village Nirgun pada.
10.10 am: With an intro round will start for the trek.
12.30 pm: Will reach to harihar fort with an amazing route & explore Surrounding with Lunch.
02.15 pm: Will move towards Nirgun pada.
04.15 pm: Will back to base village and start moving towards Kalsubai.
06.00 pm: Will be at Bari village and will have night stay in local homes.
08.00 pm: Will have veg dinner & retire for the day...
03rd July 2016
05.50 am: Wakeup call.
06.00 am: Introduction Round, Instructions, Morning Breakfast
06.30 am: Start the Trek with sunshine.
10.00 am: Summit Kalsubai & Explore surrounding with some historical info of the same.
11.00 pm: Will start descend.
02.00 pm: Will reach to bari and here will have Lunch (made by local villager).
03.50 pm: Will start moving back to Mumbai
07:50 pm: will reach Dadar tentatively.
Please deposit Rs 1500/-
Checklist: (Rain Shower expected so please pack your bags accordingly).
A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, Lunch for Saturday, approx 3 ltr water,bedding Shawl-Mat or Sleeping Bag ,Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should ware good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant.
If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.
Non compulsory items:
Cap, Sunglasses, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry, mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.
It’s totally self responsibility to take care of your things.
For Reg. & more details, contact our "Rangers”
Sudhir: 091675 46547.
Ananda: 98922 19155.