The highest Peak of Maharashtra, Kalsubai
Difficulty level : Medium
Category: Adventure / Trek / Nature Camping
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.
Bari Village, base of kalsubai (Courtesy: Sarika)
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.
Courtesy :Ganesh Shenai
Kalsubai Temple (in Orange)
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.
Tentative Itinerary: [ May vary ]
Fri 8:40 pm : Catch train to Kalyan (Mumbai Express)
Day 2 :
Sat 12 AM : Reach Kalyan
Sat 2 PM : Reach Bari (Base village)
Sat 5 PM : Reach peak
Sat 7 PM: Trek to base
Day 3 :
Sun 5 AM: wake up call and small trek around until sunrise.
Sun 10AM : Start for Kalyan
Sun 1 PM: Catch train to Hyderabad(HYB express)
Mon 7:50 AM : Reach Hyderabad , Adios and back to work!
Approx- 2400 / we will share any excess costs and refund if their is remaining money.
(Includes Transport,food,stay, club fund and Organiser reimbursement)
[ Food in Train is excluded ]
Actual expense sheet will be shared after the end of the trek.
NO REFUNDS IF YOU DROPOUT , Please RSVP responsibly.
Things to Bring:
1. Rucksack/ backpack
2. Sleeping Bag
3. Shoes with good grip & two pairs of socks
4. First Aid kit, any specific medicines you need
5. Slippers/ floaters for using in night
7. Water Bottle min (2 liters)
8. Toilet kit
9. Camera/Binocular- OPTIONAL
11. Traveller's/Swiss knife
12.Carry Identification card - Govt recognized one
13. Wind cheater
14. Dry fruits, Energy bars, Citrus fruits, salty food, Ready to eat packets.
15. Mandatory Declaration -Please bring a signed copy of this declaration -
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 vegetarian
5) We carry basic First Aid, please do inform us if you need special attention
6) If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.
Please make the Transfers to the following account by 25th February to confirm your spot.
Account Holder Name: Great Hyderabad Adventure Club
Name of the bank : AXIS BANK
Branch: Road No 12, Banjara Hills
Account Type : Savings
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