Trek Mates Trek to Harishchandra 8th-9th Aug 2009

Hi mates,

We at Trek Mates are organizing a Trek to Harishchandragad from Khireshwar side on 8th and 9th August, (starting on 7th night.)

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:

Type: Hill Fort
Height: 4500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium (5.5 hrs trek)
Region: Malshej
Base Village: Khireshwar

Taramati: This is the topmost point on the fort. From here we can have a glimpse of the whole range of Naneghat and the forts near Murbad (This will be visited only if time permits.)

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.

The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Meeting Point For Mumbai People :
We will meet at Kalyan station at 10.00 pm sharp on 7th August at Pf No.1,below the indicator.
(The late comers won’t be entertained, as we will be booking our tickets in advance, for the bus starting at 10.30 pm)
Meeting Point For Pune People:
Shivajinar Depot at 10.00 pm sharp on 7th August
Further, we reach Khubi Phata by 1.30 am & walk to Khireshwar (around 6 km) till 3.00 am.
We’ll rest here till 6 am in the morning, have breakfast, & start our trek by 7-30 am.
It takes around 4-5 hrs to reach the top.
We will reach the top by 1.00pm & rest in d caves after lunch.
Visit Konkan Kada in the evening.
Have dinner, songs, etc & go to sleep in the caves.
Sunday early morning visit Taramati peak 4 a sunrise view (if the rain permits), back to Cave, have breakfast.
Leave for Khireshwar by 10 am.
Reach Khireshwar by 2 or 3.00 pm, have lunch.
Start back to Mumbai/Pune.
Returning back by 9/10 pm on Sunday.
(The itinerary is tentative and there might be circumstantial changes in the schedule)
The charges of the trek are RS 500/-per head, which includes
Travel expenditure from Kalyan to Kalyan (Mumbai)/Shivajinagar to Shivajinagar (Pune).
and Food.(Except Lunch for Saturday )

Things To Be carried:
Lunch for Saturday,
A bottle of water,
Candles and TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory).
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
2-3 bunch of papers
Good Waterproof Bedding, (Carry mat, sleeping bag or two bed sheets and one Plastic sheet like banner or rubber table mats will be sufficient) (must)
A plate, mug, and spoon (compulsory),
Windcheaters,
Its raining heavy these days, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wait.
Camera(Optional)
Cap, etc.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
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 do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
You can get more information related to the fort at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harishchandragad

Pics of Harishchandragad :
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/nilesh9967436211/HarishchandragadPics

For more details and registartion, please contact on the nos. given below:

Mumbai Coordinators:
Nilesh Patil: 9967436211
VikramSingh: 9987757665
Priti Patel: 9869524260
Prasad Tandale: 9870491140
Pune Coordinators :
Zeenat : 9881736231/ 9272182577

Registrations are only through phone calls (scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)

Limited seats, entry on first come first basis
Last Date of registration : 4th August 2009
Regards,
Trek Mates

Registrations closed from Mumbai side
Only people coming with their own vehicle will be allowed. (Mumbai)

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