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Toughest Trek in the Sayhadris - Alang - Madan-Kulang

  • Alang, Madan, Kulang

    Bhandardhara region, Pune (map)

    19.526787 73.750725

  • Sec'bad Railway station and call us - Numbers Below
  • Sahyadri TOUGHEST TREK

    Welcome to the

    Alang - Madan - Kulang Trek


    Location: The fort trio of Alang-Madan-Kulang is situated in Kalasubai range. This area is rich with few of the highest mountain peaks in Sahyadri. Nearby peaks recognized are Kalsubai (higest peak in Maharashtra) & Ratangad. Other nearby landmarks are Bhandardara backwaters and Igatpuri.

    About Forts / Trek

    The trek to Alang-Madan-Kulang is considered to be one of the toughest treks in Maharashtra. It tests your stamina, patience and mental toughness. No place for games here. The overall trek includes rock climbing, rappelling, high steeps, long walks. To make matters worse, theres very little guidance available in any (printed, Internet) written form, and tons of confusing ways to get lost. As a result this trek stays is just a dream for many trekkers, some dont even don?t know about it.

    Due to their remote and difficult location the Forts have remained neglected by Gov. of India. According to the grapevine, it seems there was no professional group arranging this trek until last decade. Some very passionate and experienced trekkers used to come here that time. Recently some groups from Pune and Mumbai have started planning this trek regularly.

    Also, there is very less historical information available about these forts.


    Itinerary:  - Tentative: Will be updated as per final information

    (Wed)Day 1: Leave Hyderabad by evening train for Pune / Kalyan

    (Thurs)Day 2: Reach Igatpuri and travel to Ghatghar/Udadvade villages, May be evening by the time we reach,so we will most probably camp here or in the village

    (Fri)Day 3: Start the trek in the morning to Alang

    (Sat)Day 4: Head over to Madan, complete the summit and head back down to the valley, we have lunch an begin on Kulang which we should reach at about nightfall

    (Sun)Day 5: Head back to the village,freshen up and get started to the station to get our train back to Hyderabad


    • The team will be chosen by the organizer
    • This is an exploratory trip and many things can go wrong, so be prepared for it
    • If the organiser decides that something cant be done, thats it. organisers word is final, however, the team will be kept in the loop for all decisions, but again, the organizers word is final!!
    • This trek is extremely technical, so prior experience in especially climbing would be an added advantage.


    Damages: 2500 per head (Final amount may be a bit more or less and all accounts will be shared on request) - Includes Travel, transport and GHAC Contribution.

    Food is not included anywhere and will be split by the team















    Things to bring: [ All things are compulsory ]

    • Sleeping bag •/ Sheet
    • A good Torch and extra batteries (Preferably a torch with a flood and not a spot)
    • Plastic packets•
    • Trekking wear, Shoes and tracks, shorts, cap, etc•
    • Extra pairs of clothes and socks and a jacket for the cold.•
    • Toiletries•
    • Camera•
    • Some snacks to munch on the way.•
    • Bring along an emergency light if you have one (Just in case)
    • Water bottles - 4 litres per head per day (Ill carry water purification tablets)
    • Enough food for 3 days (3 BF, 3 Lunch and 3 dinner) - Suggested is Ready to eat and Maggi

    We need to share the weights of Tents / Tarps + Cooking vessel + Ropes, harnesses, helmets and climbing equipment

    Try to travel as light as possible because we have a lot of scrambling and trekking to do.



    Responsible Trekking: Most of us may not be serious trekkers but all of us have equal responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology. Try to avoid plastics as much as possible.


    Important Instructions:
    1) No smoking and no alcohol
    2) No littering, no pollution of water
    3) This is not a luxury trip, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable
    4) Food will be mostly vegetarian
    5) We carry Basic First Aid, please do inform us if you need any special attention.
    6) if you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.


    Payment details:

    Amount: 3000 INR

    Account Holder Name: Great Hyderabad Adventure Club

    Account No.:[masked]

    Account Type: Current

    Bank: ICICI Bank Ltd

    Branch: Road No 12, Banjara Hills

    IFSC Code: ICIC[masked]

    You can also pay through credit card:

    Transaction/Payment Remark:[masked]_yourname

    Please transfer the trip amount to the bank mentioned above. Send us a message or give us a call  and we will move u to the yes list after your selection.


    We welcome all outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities and experience levels. you should be willing to make a commitment to push yourself to meet or exceed what you have accomplished outdoors before, and this includes attaining proper fitness and practice before the actual trek

    This trek is a life changing journey. A journey where you will re-discover yourself and your strengths. While everyone is welcome, this trek may not be for everybody, If you don't like climbing hills on foot, or if you are not ready to push yourself a little bit more. Then this trek is not for you.


    Contact : Srikanth@[masked] | [masked]


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  • maneesh k p

    The refund amount is transfered to Srikanth's account. Pls get in touch with him for refunds.

    November 28, 2013

  • Vijay

    Hi, I would like to participate, It seems a bit late, Do I still hold the chance???
    Please confirm. Thank you.

    November 15, 2013

    • Anubha T.

      Sorry, no spots left and tickets booked

      November 15, 2013

    • Vijay

      Opppsss...any chance to try with Tatkal? I don't see any similar upcoming event...!

      November 15, 2013

  • hithendra kudikala (.

    Done anubha

    November 11, 2013

  • Anubha T.

    People in going list pls make the payments. I am booking the train tickets by tomorrow. We are leaving on Thu night 21st by Ajanta Express 6PM from Secbad Stn and return on monday 25th Ajanta Express by 9 AM to Secbad Stn.

    November 11, 2013

  • Santosh M.

    make the payments to move in yes list,,,,,,,,,,,,

    November 6, 2013

    • Goutham

      postpond to 22nd Nov

      November 8, 2013

    • Anubha T.

      You coming gomzi? Are we leaving as per plan on wed night?

      November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When will we leave on friday and when will we be back as per new dates...please update the itenary accordingly...

    November 8, 2013

  • Bobby

    Mr srikanth let me know if any slot left,I am very excited to join this contact number[masked]

    October 29, 2013

  • Anubha T.

    Pls move to Wed Nov 13 as per the itinerary. Nov 14 being muharram holiday will be good as only 1 day leave required :)

    October 18, 2013

  • Ricky

    Hi Shrikanth

    Amount: Rs.3000/-
    Name: Rakesh Khelani
    IFSC: ICIC[masked]
    Bank: ICICI Bank


    October 11, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      This fund is transfered in Srikanth's account, pls get in touch with him.

      October 16, 2013

  • Ricky

    Transaction Receipt
    Date:29/06/2013 7:15 PM
    Your Funds Transfer has been Logged successfully. Please note the
    Reference ID :[masked] for all future communication.
    Payment Details
    Transfer From[masked]
    Transaction currency INR
    Transfer Amount (Rs.) 3000
    Transaction Remark[masked]_Rakesh_Khelani_'Ricky"

    Beneficiary Account Details
    Transfer To Great Hyderabad Adventure Club[masked] ICIC[masked]

    June 29, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Rakesh, pls call Srikanth for the refund policy & amount.

      October 7, 2013

    • Srikanth

      Maneesh...Please refund the amount to his account

      October 8, 2013

  • sushma

    I don't have any prior experience in trekking. But I'm confident and fit to go for it. Can i join this trek ? In the pics here it looks a bit dangerous(adventurous too :) ). Is it ok for people like me to join?

    August 28, 2013

    • Krishna Teja M.

      FOR ALL: this trek is well-known for testing the physical limits of most athletic / super-fit people... apart from that it tests your willpower and persistence. definitely not recommended if the pictures scare you more than inspire you. however you need to have some decent experience with rock climbing to join... if you are extremely confident you can do it, join the GHAC rock climbing meetup, attend a few indoor/outdoor bouldering sessions and learn the basic skills involved (there's still time).. it will certainly be helpful whether you go for this trek or not..

      1 · October 2, 2013

  • harshal

    Hi srikanth,
    seems to b like interesting, challenging and adventures trek..,something different all that i am looking for,.. yeah after such a long time again excited to go for trekking,.,..,please inform me when is the pre-meet for this,..,!!
    Surely i am in,..!!

    August 22, 2013

  • Tejasvini

    Hi Santosh/Srikanth... Please put me in going list...

    August 20, 2013

  • hithendra kudikala (.

    trx no:gh[masked]

    August 1, 2013

  • R.D.Praveen K.

    Transaction Reference Number:[masked]
    From ICICI Bank Account[masked]- * * * (Madhapur)
    Transaction Amount (Rs.) 3000
    Transaction Remarks[masked] RDPraveen

    Please confirm.

    July 17, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Praveen, your payment of Rs.3000/- vide NEFT/[masked] is recieved

      August 2, 2013

  • Srikanth

    RSVP will be open on JUne 27th 2013..We will select the member based on trekking and climbing experience.

    June 8, 2013

  • Yatendra

    looking forward to it....

    April 22, 2013

  • AN R.

    INTERESTING!!!!! When does the RSVP start

    April 5, 2013

  • Sundeep

    Waiting for RSVP :)

    April 2, 2013

  • Jyothi

    I am in Captain Srikanth :)

    April 2, 2013

  • Suresh

    How do I register for it?

    April 2, 2013

  • MANOJ P.

    i am exited to join the trip. my no. is[masked]

    April 2, 2013

  • Naresh J

    Hi Srikanth, I am interested.

    April 2, 2013

  • Prasad

    Hi Srikanth, i am interested in this trek..plz add me

    April 2, 2013

  • Mithun G.

    hi srikanth, i would like to join the trip my contact no[masked]

    April 1, 2013

  • Lokesh Sai K.

    Hi Srikanth. I would like to join the trip

    April 1, 2013

  • Hridesh L.

    Hi, Srikanth. I am interested in this trek. Please let me know when I can RSVP.

    April 1, 2013

  • Amardeep

    interested & getting ready for this...after a long time find a challenging 1 posted...let me know when is the pre-meet for this Srikanth..

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Radheya M.

    Hi, Srikanth. I am interested in this trek. Please let me know when I can RSVP.


    April 1, 2013


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