SWACHHAND TREK TO HARIHAR + TRIMBAKESHWAR 9th Jan

Hello to all the passionate Trekkers,
Swachhand is pleased to announce yet another New Year Trek to
“HARIHAR FORT + TRIMBAKESHWAR”

Duration : 09.01.2011 (Journey Starts on 08.01.2011 at 11.30 PM ) 
Meeting Point : Bhandup Railway Station at 11.30 pm on Saturday 08th Jan,2011
Mode of Transport: PRIVATE TRANSPORT   

Brief Introduction about Trek:
FORT:- HARIHAR
Type: Hill fort          Fort Range : Nashik-Trimbakeshwar

Grade : Medium      Height : 1120mts – 3676ft
The fort of Harihar, lying on Trimbak range, was of significant importance in earlier periods, as there used to be a route crossing this range connecting Maharashtra to Gujarat.
Trimbak range has spreaded its arms to the north of Igatpuri and west of Nasik. It is divided mainly in two parts, with forts of Basgad, Utvad, hill of Fani, Harihar and Trimbakgad on one part while the forts of Anjaneri and Hargad on the other. Vaitarna is the main river in this region. The fort appears to be rectangular in shape from its base village.Places to see on fort: While climbing the fort, we come across a rock-sheet, which has got steps carved in it. Also many grooves have been carved here for additional support. After climbing these steps, we get upto the entrance door. There is a cavern ahead of this door. Again we come across few steps after a short distance walk from this cavern. On climbing these steps we reach to the main entrance door of this fort. The fort has got a tapering plateau with a raised level in the middle. Door is located at the edge of this fort, but the way to this door has now got blocked. There is a small temple of Lord Hanumana and Lord Shiva on the plateau. A small pond is there in front of this temple. Water from this pond can be used for drinking. There are five cisterns along one side of the palace, one of which has water suitable for drinking.
Trimbakeshwar is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. The most unique feature of the Trimbakeshwar temple is that the Shiva Linga here has three faces of the three almighty Gods of Hindu mythology – Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. River Godavari originates from here. The construction of Trimbakeshwar was started in 1755 by Balaji Bajirao. The magnificent work of architecture was completed in 31 years. Trimbakeshwar is famous for the religious rituals like Narayan-Nagbali, Kalsarpa Shanti and Tripindi. Several religious festivals take place in Trimbakeshwar.

The itinerary for the trek is as given below:-
Move from Bhandup at 11.30 pm on 08.01.2010 via private transport

Dt. 09.01.2011 at 05.00 am reach at Trimbakeshwar Temple
Upto 08.30 am Darshan, Round of introductions, Trek Rules, Breakfast, Tea etc
09.00 Move towards Harihar Fort ,      10.00 am Base village of Harihar
10.15 am Start the trek and reach by 12.15 pm approx atop.
Explore the fort and after Lunch break Start descending by 02.30 pm
Reach base village by 3.45 pm,         Move towards Mumbai by 4.15 pm.
Evening refreshment, snacks tea etc will take during the return journey
Reach Mumbai by 10.00pm tentatively.

Things To be Carried Alongwith:
? Identity Card- Must   ? A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that one has one hands free while walking   ? Some ready to eat food   ? Polythene bag for your garbage  ? Medicine those if u require usually  ? Comfortable shoes, sandals, extra pair of socks  ? 2-3 bunch of News-papers ? Camera – Optional  ? Lunch for Sunday i.e. 09.01.2011 (Compulsory) , ? Water bottle 02 Liters, ? TORCH with extra batteries   ?Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes ?  Carry mat ? Please Note …night temperatures can be cold, if require carry Light woolen sweater , Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas. & please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
The charges of the Trek are Rs. 460/- per head, which includes,
Travel expenditure from Mumbai to Mumbai via Private Transport
Tea, breakfast, refreshments, Medicines etc.during Trek

What is not included Anything not mentioned above, Personal orders of food, cold drinks etc.

Last Date of Registration:      07th January, 2011 
For all your further inquiries, kindly co-ordinate with the below organizing members of Team Swachhand:
Pravin Ghude    09920404522,
Rushikesh Sakhare  09967686828,
Ganesh Bhopalgade  09619669104,
Aditya Mestry   09920535003,  
Jayesh Ghude   09892943980.
For Dombivali and Kalyan onwards People, please contact to
Mr. Sachin Shirawale  09321507040
General Rules for the participants and members:-
  • Kindly carry Identity proof for the trek.
  • We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR,
  • The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it.
  • Do not destroy or dirty the archeological, historical monuments.
  • Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, ex. drinking etc.
  • Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.
  • Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
  • Important Print and leave a copy of this mail at home with a friend or relative in case of Emergency
    Imp Request: We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.  
      We look forward to you active participation. 
Thanks and Regards,
Team Swachhand

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