The highest Peak of Maharashtra, Kalsubai - get ready to experience one of the most amazing treks in Sahyadris with its green mountains and waterfalls. Considered to be one of the best trekking spots.
Heights, Rains, Waterfalls, Wildlife, Greenery.
Difficulty level : Medium
For: Fit people only, If you are interested, add yourself to WL, Selection might be at Organizer's discretion, so bare with us.
Team Size :10
Category: Adventure / Trek / Nature Camping
Only for Ages 18+ for Selected Members
Answering all the rsvp questions is mandatory in case u want your rsvp to be considered.
The peak of Kalasubai in Nagar district is the highest peak of the mountain range of Sahyadri. The everest of the Sahyadris, Kalsubai trek is a dream of every avid trekker to climb it at least once. Kalsubai is a part of the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary which spreads from Kalasubai to Harischandragad in Akole. The Kalsubai sanctuary is a challenge to trekkers with its rugged hilly terrain and the Kalsubai pinnacle at its height of 5500 ft is a real steep climb.
According to the legend, Kalsu, a came to the Indore village at the foothills of Kalsubai. She took service with a Koli family on condition that she should not be asked to clean pots and sweep. Matters went smoothly till one day, when one of the family-members ordered Kalsu to clean some pots and clear away some litter. She did as she was told to, but immediately climbed the hill and stayed there till her death.
^^with Permission from Ruben Fredrick ^^
There is a steep and difficult route from Indore but trekkers prefer the ladder-route from Bari village which is about ten km from Bhandardara. It usually takes three hours to reach the top from Bari. Soon after leaving Bari, there is a Hanuman temple and the route from behind this temple takes the hiker straight to the summit. There are three iron ladders along this route. There is a well near the last iron ladder as one approaches the top but the water is not potable. At the summit is a small temple of Kalsubai, which can seat just three people.
At a height of 5500 feet Kalsubai offers a panoramic view. Towards west ,Alangad, Madangad & Kulanggad could be seen towards south is the famous Bhandardhara lake and Ratangad beyond it.
Ratangad is a fort in Maharashtra in the Baleshwar Range overlooking the locale of Bhandardara. It is an interesting fortress, situated at the edge of the ghats with numerous water cisterns and caves. It also commands an excellent view all around, overlooking the kokan plains, Bhandardara lake, Alang, Kulang and the huge wall of Ajoba. To reach we need to cross the beautiful wilsons dam on a shuttle and trek upwards for 4 hours negotiating chimneys and walking rickety ladders.
On the top is a 2000 year old fort and a breath taking view. The caves can house many persons and has water available for cooking.
Tentative Itinerary: [ May vary ]
Fri 6 pm : Catch AJANTA EXPRESS(17064) from Hyd to Manmad
Day 2 :
Sat 7:00 Am - Reach Manmad and Start to Indore Village.
Sat 10 Am: Reach either indore thought way or baari ladder way. Start the trek with enthusiasm and thrill
Sat 6 PM : Reach the Kalsubai peak and continue the evening with fun games..:) (Halt at the peak)
Day 3 :
Sun 5 AM: Wake up call and small trek around until sunrise.
Sun 7 AM: Decend down towards kalsubai & Trek to Ratanwadi (base village for Ratangadh)
Sun 10 AM : Reach Ratanwadi and start trekking towards Ratangadh
Sun 4 PM: Reach Ratangadh and enjoy the paniramic view around
Mon 6:00 AM : View the beutific sunrise from the peak
Mon 7:00 AM: Decend down towards the Ratanwadi.
Mon 11:00 AM: Reach the base and start to Kalyan
Mon 2 : 00 PM: Reach Kalyan and wait for the train :P
Mon 4:00 PM: Catch train for Hyderabad in Konark Express.
Tue 7:00 AM: Reach Hyderabad and back to work!
Approx- 2500 / we will share any excess costs and if money is left out it will be refunded back.
[ Food in Train is excluded /GHAC refund rules apply ... ]
Things to Bring:
1. Rucksack/ backpack.
2. Sleeping Bag.
3. Shoes with good grip & two pairs of socks
4. A few plastic covers to keep items dry.
5. Slippers/ floaters for using in night.
7. Water Bottle min (4 litres)
8. Toilet kit
9. Camera/Binocular- OPTIONAL
10. First ? Aid kit, any specific medicines you need.
11. Traveller?s/Swiss knife
12.Carry Identification card.- Govt recognized one
13. Wind cheater (It?ll get really cold on the top)
14. Dry fruits, Energy bars, Citrus fruits, salty food, Ready to eat packets.
15. ORS packets
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 - Please Read
1) No smoking and no alcohol.
2) No littering, no pollution of water.
3) This is not a luxury trip, but utmost care has been taken to make your trip comfortable, enjoyable and memorable in a low budget.
4) Food will be mostly vegeterian
5) Ladies and gents accommodation( Tents) is separate
6) We carry basic First Aid, please do inform us if you need special attention
7) If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.
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