Gorakhgad is a fort that can be done easily in a day, both from Mumbai and Pune. 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 Machchindragad has a dense forest cover.
Fort Gorakhgad is quite small in size. It was having 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.
We will start our journey on Saturday i.e. 29th night in a private bus. We will reach the base of the fort at around 2.00 am and by 2.30 we will start our night Trek. The trek being of medium grade it will take 2 1/2 - 3 hrs to reach the caves. One we reach the caves by around 5.30 we can sleep/ rest for sometime. Later after having breakfast we will start our rappelling event. We will start our journey back by 4.0 pm and shall reach Mumbai by 9.0 pm.
Travel route & Pick ups
Borivali- 9.45 pm (Chamunda Circle) | Andheri- 10.30 pm (Hanuman mandir bus stop) |
Bandra - 10.45 pm (Kalanagar bus stop) | Sion- 11:00 pm (opp. Lunch home) |
Thane (Teen hath naka) : 11.30
We’ll start our journey back to Mumbai at 4.0 pm and shall reach Mumbai at around 9.00 pm.
The following are the details of the trek.
Date ----------------Sunday, 30th Nov 2014
Fort Height ------ 2230 ft ASL
Difficulty Level -- Medium
Time taken to ascend ---- 2 1/2 - 3 hrs
Cost---- Rs 800 for Night Trek (cost includes morning refreshment, travel fee & trek fee)
OR Rs 1100 for Night trek + Rappelling (cost includes morning refreshment, travel fee, trek fee, rappelling equipment's & expertise fee)
Things to Carry :
1. Lunch & Water (Mandatory).
2. Good footwear= SHOES (Mandatory)
3. Sleeping Bag / Mattress / Bed sheet / Pull over / Carry mat (Mandatory , as we will sleep for some time on top)
4. Head Torch / torch (Mandatory).
5. Extra pair of clothes, Towels & Napkins (Optional).
6. Slippers or floaters (just to relax your feet before & after the trek) (optional)
7. Personal small medical kit. (If u require usually/Optional)
8. Electral/Tang powder.
9. Cap / Gog. (Optional)
10. Other things as per your choice.(Camera, Binocs, etc.)
11. Haversack to put all these things.
*No plastic littering on the way or in mountains.
P.S.: Please don’t wear floaters or slippers during hiking & STRICTLY wear good shoes or footwear; it’s for your own safety. Carry and wear two pairs of socks to avoid blisters.
Avoid wearing any gold jewelley.
For More Details Contact
Sachin Mayekar (0-9769565455)
Rashmi Satam (0-9967353229)
Kunal Bele (0- 9892096723)
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