Yatri Sahyadri has organized a trek to Gorakhgad on 21st November, 2010 (Starting 20th Night).
Some basic information about the trek is as follows:
Some Information about the fort:
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2137 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Gorakhgad is a fort that can be done easily in a day, both from Mumbai and Pune. Though not famous for any historical events, Gorakhgad attracts trekkers due to its inviting pinnacles, which offer good opportunities for rock-climbing. This region of Gorakhgad and Machchindragad has a dense forest cover.
Fort Gorakhgad is quite small in size. It was having strategic importance during the reign of Shahaji Raje. However, no major battle is recorded to have taken place here. It was used in Shivaji’s era to patrol the nearby region and was used as a stopover station during the journey to Junnar via Naneghat. Though small in size, there is enough availability water and a lot of space for accommodation. The fort gets its name from Saint Gorakhnath, who performed his “Sadhana” in this place.
10:00 pm(20th oct. Saturday night) : Reporting at Kalyan st depot. (opp. Kalyan railway station)
10:30 pm: Proceed to Murbad by st bus. Travel time approx 1 hours.
11.45 pm: We will reach at murbad st stand.
12:15 am: Will catch bus to go to Deheri village (Base village).
01:30 am: Will reach at Deheri village.
01:30 am to 05.30 am: Rest at Deheri village.
05.30 – 06.00 am: Weak up call & packing.
06.00 am to 06.45 am: Break fast.
06.45 am to 07.00 am: Introduction and other formalities.
07.15 am: Start trek From Deheri towards Gorakhgad caves. Trek time approx 4hrs.
11.00 am: Reach at Caves.
11.00 am to 11.30 pm: Explore the cave & photography.
11.30 am: Start ascending from caves to summit of Gorakhgad.
12.30 pm: Reach summit.
12.30 pm to 01.00 pm : Explore the summit & photography.
01.00pm: Start descending the Summit.
02.00 pm: Reach at Caves.
02.00 pm to 03.00 pm: Launch.
03.15 pm: Start descending towards Deheri village.
06.00 pm: Reach Deheri village.
06.00 pm to 06.30pm : Evening snacks & Tea.
06.45 pm : Catch st for murbad.
08.00 pm: Catch st from murbad to Kayan.
09.00 pm: Reach kalyan.
Charges: Rs. 400/- per person for members & 450/- for non-members. (to become a member please join our group on Facebook or Orkut or Twitter)
Maximum participants – 30 only.
Morning breakfast/tea, Lunch & Evening snacks/tea.
Expert Guidance for the trek. : Kayan – Daheri – Gorakhgad – Kayan.
Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
- 1. Your own return ticket to Kalyan station.
2. Waterproof/Water resistant haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
3. A bottle of water (minimum 2Ltrs).
4. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk)
5. Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits, plate,spoon, glass (all reusable, compulsory).
6. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, insect repellant cream (Odomos or similar brand).
7. A good trekking shoes, shawl, bedding and extra clothes (compulsory).
REGISTRATION PROCESS: Please note that “attending” RSVP on Facebook will not be considered as a valid registration. Optionally you may leave your email ID and phone numbers so that we can contact you. Call us on following numbers. Please confirm your seat before 18/10/2010.
Registration will be on ‘FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS’ for the first 30 registrations only.
Do feel free to contact us for any queries / clarifications.
For Registration & more details, contact Our “Yatri’s”.
Tanvi Walawalkar: 8097357164.
Rahul Dighe: 9076067126.
Nityanand Naik: 9819818132.
Srikant R Pillai: 7666905040/9920305779.
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