Trek Ventures – trek to Gorakhgad – 11th July 2010

Registrations full for this event

Situated at approx 2137 ft. the sharp pinnacle of Gorakhgad is separated from the main range. A steep climb takes us through dense forests, giving an amazing view of the neighbouring Siddhagad, to the base of a rocky staircase. For fans of the Lord of the Rings, this staircase would be a reminder of the Winding Stairs of Cirith Ungol – an almost vertical series of stairs. After entering the fort one comes across a series of caves with an awesome view of the nighbouring pinnacle of Machchindragad. And if one still has the stomach for more thrills, we cross the caves and go up another series of vertical rock steps – even more thrilling – and reach the top of the fort.

KINDLY NOTE THAT DUE TO THERE BEING SEVERAL PLACES DURING THE TREK WHERE A BOTTLENECK CAN HAPPEN, WE’VE DECIDED TO RESTRICT THE MAXIMUM NO. OF PARTICIPANTS TO 20 – ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS

Difficulty Level – Moderate

Travel plan:

11th July:
0600 – Meet at Dadar
0730 – Reach Kalyan via local train
0830 – Reach Murbad via ST. Breakfast
0930 – Reach Base Village Dehri via local transport. Trek Begins
1230 – Reach the Top. Lunch
1300 – Begin return
1600 – Reach Base Village
1700 – Reach Murbas via local transport
1800 – Reach Kalyan via ST
1930 – Reach Mumbai

Things to carry:

1. Good sack to pack all your belongings.
2. Dress in trek pants and T-shirts along with comfortable sports shoes.
3. Lunch for the day. For example: Sandwiches / Biscuits / Theplas etc. anything which is light in weight and dry
4. Water bottles. (At least 2).
5. Extra pair of clothes to change, Cap.
6. Personal Medication if any
7. Camera (Optional).
8. Weather suited gear. Windcheater or any other protection from rain (please for god’s sake do not bring an umbrella!)

Cost: Rs.200 per head.

The above cost includes the following:-
1. Local breakfast
2. Travel (from start point to end point)
3. Services of a guide (if reqd)

It does not include:-
1. Lunch
2. Any personal expenses

For further details write to us on trekventures@gmail.com or call us on the following nos.

Rahul – 9820018399
Deepam – 9821416498
Siddhesh – 9004071814
Swapnil – 9833589948
Mangesh – 9833597954

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Disclaimer!
The Sahyadris are relatively safe for trekking. Most of the accidents in these mountains have been due to the foolhardiness of humans. It is very easy to prevent any kind of unfortunate accidents by using plain simple common sense and avoiding unnecessary risks and bravado. Always respect Mother Nature.

Trekking is as much a team sport as it is an individual activity. While all team members do help out each other, at the same time it is also necessary not to be a burden on someone by taking unnecessary risks. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, Trekventures cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.

Avoid littering! Kindly ensure all city waste is carried back or disposed off appropriately.

SMOKING, CONSUMPTION OF LIQUOR AND DRUGS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED DURING THE TREK.

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