YatriSahyadri has organized a trek to Brahmagiri (Trimbakgad) & unexplored Bhandar-Durg near Nashik on Sunday i.e. on 5th June 2016 (Starting 4th June Night).
Some basic information about the trek is as follows:
Brief Introduction about BRAHMAHIRI (TRIMBAKGAD) & BHANDAR-DURG:
Height: 4248 feet
Grade: Easy / Medium
Time: Maximum 2 hrs from Trimbakeshwar / Max. 1 hrs from Brahmagiri.
Trimbakeshwar Temple is perched on the picturesque lusting green Brahmagiri hills near Nasik in Maharashtra. River Godavari originates on this hill and flows though the Brahmagiri ranges.
Apart from religious significance, Trimbak Fort played a part in the history. Ramchandra of Yadavas of Devgiri built it. In 1629, Mughal Emperor Shahjahan sent an army and after a long battles in the areas captured it in 1636. It remained with them till 1720 when it passed to Nijam who ruled it till 1752. The Marathas captured it then and Col. Mcdowell led the final attack against it in 1818 on 24th April. After a three hours of firing the fort surrendered. The British conquered Trimbak and dismantled the fort.
The Multani family of Karachi rebuilt the steps and a Dharmashala, which are now in use.
DURGBHANDAR:- It will be an over exaggerated statement if we mention Durg Bhandar as a fort. It resembles a watchtower, to pass signals or for storage purpose (As the name suggests). But what makes us to take a note of this tower is its strategic importance. It is located near Basgad and Harihar which are the forts in Trimbak range.
11:00 pm(Saturday evening) : Departure by Private vehicle from Borivali East near Tata Steel Junction via Western Express to Bandra – Sion – Thane to Trimbkeshwar.
04:30 am : Reach Trimbkeshwar.
05.00 - 05.30 am: Breakfast.
06.00 am: Trimbkeshwar Temple Darshan
06.30am: Start Trek towards Brahmagiri time approx. 2hr.
09.00 am: - Reach on top of Brahmagiri
09.00 am to 09.30 am: Explore the Fort.
09.30 am: Start Trek towards Bhandardurg time approx. 2hr.
12.00 pm: Reach Bhandardurg.
01.00 pm : Start descending towards Trambakeshwar.
03.00 pm : Reach Trambakeshwar & Lunch.
05.30 pm: Leave for Mumbai.
Charges. Rs. 1,250/- per head.
Maximum participants – 30 only.
Breakfast/tea, lunch, evening tea/refreshment & traveling from Mumbai to Trambkeshwar & back in private bus (Non AC).
Expert Guidance for the trek.
Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek.
1. Waterproof/Water resistant haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has hands free while trekking,
2. Water minimum 2Ltrs,
3. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk),
4. Please carry a set of used newspapers, Maggi, matchbox, torch (Compulsary, AA batteries and chocolates (No lozenges) for energy, Electral / Enerzyl powder, 4-5 lemons, some snacks & biscuits, plate, spoon glass.(All reusable & compulsory),
5. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, insect repellant cream (Odomos or similar brand),
6. A good pair of running/trekking shoes, shawl, bedding and extra clothes including undergarments and a slipper (compulsory),
7. No cotton clothes please. Kindly wear polyester or DriFit type of clothing including trackpants and tshirts or jersey
(We request you to avoid wearing jeans as it will rub against your skin leading to rashes and a CL on Monday).
The above mentioned details have been mentioned for your well being and comfort during the trek, so would advise you to kindly follow them.
It would be our best efforts to follow the mentioned schedule, but since some things are beyond our control, there could be delays.
The speed of the group would depend the speed of the slowest member of the group.
Please note that "attending" RSVP on Facebook will not be considered as a valid registration. Please register your self by calling us on below mention numbers.
Please confirm your seat before 30/05/2016.
Registration will be on ‘FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS’ for the first 30 registrations only.
For CONFIRMATION of your registration please deposit Rs. 1,250/- in the following account number:
SUHAS S. SAGVEKAR.
BANK: IDBI BANK.
AC/ NO.: 0174104000085409,
BRANCH: ANDHERI WEST,
IFSC CODE : IBKL0000174
After transaction please do SMS or call us on the given number/s.
Carry the Pay-In-Slip as proof of registration.
Do feel free to contact us for any queries / clarifications.
Nityanand Naik - 9819818132,
Suhas Sagvekar - 9820257757,
Srikant R Pillai - 7666905040.