Yatri Sahyadri trek to Alang, Madan and Kulang 10th – 12th December, 2010

Yatri Sahyadri has organized a trek to Alang, Madan & Kulang on 10th – 12th December, 2010 (Starting 9th Midnight).

Some basic information about the trek is as follows:

Some Information about the fort:

Alang, Kulang & Madan:
Type: Hill Fort
Grade: Tough
Region: Kalasubai.
Village: Ambewadi.


Alang (4852 ft)
Top of the fort is huge plateau. There are two caves on the fort for staying and 11 water cisterns. Remnants of buildings are spread over the fort. A small temple is also seen. From the fort we can locate Kalasubai, Aundh Fort, Patta, Bitangad situated at east zone. At north side Harihar, Trymbakgad, Anjaneri are seen. To the south we can locate Harishchandragad, Aajobagad, Khutta (pinnacle), Ratangad, Katrabai and surroundings.

Mandan (4841 ft)
Madangad is considered to be one of the most difficult forts to climb among all the forts in the Sahyadris. The area of the fort is quite small as compared to Alang and Kulang, its adjoining forts. There are only two water tanks on top of the fort. The area visible from the top of the fort is quite scenic. One can see Alang, Kulang, Chota Kulang, Ratangad, Ajyagad, Katrabai, Dangya Pinnacle, Harihar and Tryambakeshwar.

Kulang (4822 ft)
The panoramic view offered from the top of Kulang is one of the best in the Sahyadris. One can see the forts in the Kalsubai range, Baleshwar range and hills right upto Naneghat and Dhakoba.


Day One – 10/12/2010
12.00 am(9th midnight): Reporting at Dadar station.(Pls carry your own kasara single ticket)
12.30 pm: Proceed from Dadar to Kasara by 12.30am local.
Travel time approx 2 hours.
2.45am – reach at kasara.
3.00am to 6.00am – rest at kasara st.
6.00am to 6.30am – Morning breakfast
6.45am – proceed to igatpuri by local transport (travel time approx 1hr)
7.45am – reach igatpuri
8.15am – proceed to Ambewadi (base village) by local transport. (Travel time approx 1hr)
9.30 – Reach Ambewadi
9.30am to 9.45am – Introduction and other formalities.
9.45am – Start trek towards caves of Alang fort (trek time approx 9hrs, Lunch en route)
7.00pm – Reach at cave of Alang fort. Stay at Alang fort.

Day Two – 11/12/2010
5.30am – Wake up call.
6.00am to 7.00am – Morning Breakfast & packing.
7.15am – Proceed to Alang fort.
7.30am to 10.00am – Explore Alang fort & Photography
10.30am – Proceed to caves of Madan fort
5.00pm – Reach at caves of madan fort.
5.00pm to 7.00pm – Explore madan fort & Enjoy sun set.Stay at Madan fort.

Day Three – 12/12/2010
5.00am – Weak Up call.
5.30am to 6.30am – Morning breakfast & packing.
6.45am – Proceed to Kulang fort
1.00pm – Reach at Kulang fort.
1.00pm to 2.00pm – Explore kulang fort & lunch.
2.00pm – Proceed to Ambewadi (base village)
6.00pm – Reach at Ambewadi.
6.15pm – Proceed to igatpuri by local transport.
7.45pm – proceed to kasara by local transport.

Charges: Rs. 1500/- per person for members & 1550/- for non-members. (to become a member please join our group on Facebook or Orkut or Twitter)
Maximum participants – 20 only.
3 Morning breakfast/tea,
3 Lunch,
2 Dinner.
Expert Guidance for the trek. : Ambewadi – Alang – Madan – Kulang – Ambewadi.

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:
1. Pls carry your ticket till Kasara.
2. Waterproof/Water resistant haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking,
3. Water minimum 3Ltrs,
4. Empty lunch box for pack lunch
5. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at own risk)
6. Please carry a set of used newspapers, Maggi, matchbox, torch, batteries and chocolates (No lozenges) for energy, Electoral / Enerzyl powder, 4-5 lemons, some snacks & biscuits, plate, spoon glass. (All reusable & compulsory),
7. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, insect repellent cream (Odomos or similar brand),
8. Sunscreen lotion/cream,
9. A Good pair of running/trekking shoes, shawl, bedding and extra clothes (compulsory),
10. Clothing as per your requirements of the stay and season in which trek is going to be done.(Avoid wearing jeans as it will rub against your skin leading to rashes)
11. Sleeping Matt or sleeping bag.

REGISTRATION PROCESS: Call us on following numbers. Please confirm your seat before 06/12/2010.
Registration will be on ‘FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS’ for the first 20 registrations only.

Payment details:
For CONFIRMATION of your registration please deposit Rs. 750/- in the following account number:
AC/ NO.: 020010100487344.
After transaction please do SMS or call to Nityanand on 9819818132.Carry the Pay-In-Slip as proof of registration.

Do feel free to contact us for any queries / clarifications.
For Registration & more details, contact Our “Yatri’s”.
Yatri Sahyadri.
Tanvi Walawalkar: 8097357164.
Rahul Dighe: 9076067126.
Nityanand Naik: 9819818132.
Srikant R Pillai: 7666905040/9920305779.

Send mail us on: yatrisahyadri@gmail.com

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