Trek Ventures Trek to Harishchandragadh 25th Sept 2010

Situated amidst the beautiful Malshej Ghat, at 4671 feet, Harishchandragad is a mighty hill fort. One of the most interesting places to visit on this tableland plateau is ‘Konkan Kada’, a huge semi circular rock wall with a sheer drop or almost 1300 feet. Standing atop this ‘Kada’, one can see a circular rainbow provided the weather conditions are perfect. The Top Most point of this huge plateau it Taramati Peak, which at 4695 f…eet, gives excellent views of Kalsubai, Ajoba, Alang and Kulang. The temple of Lord Shiva at the top as well as the Brahmanical caves provide shelter for the night.

Difficulty Level: Difficult. Not for First Time Trekkers

Travel plan:

25th Sept:
0600 – Meet at Dadar Overhead Bridge
0730 – Reach Kalyan via local train. Breakfast
1100 – Reach Khubhi Phata via local ST
1200 – Walk till Base Village Khireshwar. Trek Begins. Lunch on the way
1630 – Reach the caves. Visit Konkan Kada for Sunset
2100 – Dinner. Retire for the night

26th Sept:
0530 – Visit Taramati Peak- highest point on the plateau.
0900 – After Breakfast return journey begins
1300 – Reach Khireshwar. Lunch
1400 – Leave for Kalyan via local ST
1700 – Reach Kalyan
1830 – Reach Dadar

Things to carry:

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

Cost: Rs.700 per head.

The above cost includes the following:-
1. Breakfast on Day 1 & 2
2. Lunch on Day 2
3. Dinner on Day 1
4. Refreshments at halts
5. Travel (from start point to end point)
6. Services of a guide (if reqd)

It does not include:-
1. Lunch on Day 1
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

Team Trekventures!

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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