Dear Friends we invite you all for Trek to Harischandragad and camping at Konkankada with Mumbairangers on 10 & 11 Dec 2016
Ascend and Descend via Pachnai.
Harischandragad is one of the most visited forts in Western Ghats. If you are trekking in Sahyadri for several years and you haven’t visited Harishchandragad then you haven’t trekked enough. This enormous fort has 7 routes and during this trek we will be doing most simple route ie Pachnai Route. Its the easiest way to explore Harishchandragad without facing much exhaustion. Pachnai route might be the simplest route but its very scenic. Since it does not take out your breath, you are more appreciative to your surroundings.
Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the Medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate on Taramati/Rohidas in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.
Taramati: This is the topmost point on the fort. It is the second highest peak in Maharashtra after kalsubai. Leopards are seen in the forests beyond this peak. From here we can have a glimpse of the whole range of Naneghat and the forts near Murbad.
Konkan Kada: The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra’s hood.
Kedareshwar: The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water.
Some Information about the Fort:
Height of Fort – Harischandragad -1424m (4671ft)
Base Village- Pachnai.
District & Region- Ahmednagar, Malshej Ghat
Route from Mumbai – Igatpuri – Ghoti – Bari- Rajur – Pachnai
Grade: Easy (2.5 hrs trek).
Trek Leader: Chinmay
Meeting at Kasara station
Day 1 –
Early Morning catch Kasara local & board second last compartment from CST side.
Reach Kasara station at 7:45 am
From Kasara station reach Pachnai by private vehicle 2 hrs.
Morning refreshment at base village
Start trek by 10:00 am
Reach top by 12:00 pm
Post Lunch Explore the fort.
Camping Dinner and stay in tents near Konkankada.
Wake up around 6.00 in the morning
Explore the remaining fort.
Start Descend around 9.00
Have lunch at Base village, Start Return Journey.
Reach mumbai around 6.00.
For convenience we have put up local train time table below
The cost for the trek will be INR 1550 per head. It includes, Transport from Kasara to Kasara by private vehicle Morning Tea & Breakfast for Sat and Sun, Lunch for Sat and Sun, Dinner Sat, and Mumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any.
Things to carry:
Water, Torch compulsory ,Sleeping Bag or Bedding, Extra Clothes
A plate ,mug, and spoon,
Windcheaters, Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually.
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Payment once done is non Refundable.
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Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited.
Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories”.
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members.
No Arguments will be entertained.
Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The club will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on event.
Medical Disclaimer: It’s Important to be fit before going for events. It is Important to have a medical fitness check-up done. If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should take permission from their physicians before an event.