???? ??? – New Year Celebration AMK Trek 31st Dec – 2 Jan 2010

Jagdish Patil

Ratangad to harishchandragad circuit a trek 2 remember for all reasons … had a wonderful outing …. Return journey saw unscheduled accident of our bus near Lavali in Ghat section … Luckily we survived finally … few got injured but we all 27 r safe now in single piece … Time being we have postponed AMK … Sorry who registered but we hav some injured ppl still … Meet u on 9 Jan 2011 for PABARgad trek

Dear all,
We @ ???? ??? have arranged one of the most thrilling treks in the Sahyadris – a trek to Alang – Madan – Kulang (AMK) for New Year Celebration from 31st December 2010 to 2nd January 2011
Here is some info about the Alang – Madan – Kulang:
Type: Hill Forts
Height: 4500+ Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Hard
Endurance: Hard
District: Nashik
Entry Point: Ghatghar
Exit Point: Ambewadi
Alang:The majestic Alang Fort lies in the Nashik region & is a part of the Kalsubai range. We would be ascending the fort from Udadavane village, the route involves climbing a 15 feet rock patch to get to the broken entry door of the fort, from here starts the ‘Longest Traverse’ in the Sahyadris to get to the caves. The top of the fort has 11 water cisterns arranged in a Cascade formation & a dilapidated storage room.
Madan: The elusive fort of Madan has got a beautiful set of steps that one needs to carefully negotiate to get to the top. The British knowing the strategic importance of these forts blew up a part of the route to make ascending the fort difficult. It is here that one has to negotiate a traverse with a deadly exposure & also climb a 40 feet rock wall.
The top of the fort has a cave & a couple of water tanks. The view of the horseshoe shaped Alang from Madan is a beautiful sight
Kulang: The fort offering the highest climb from the base village to the top is Kulang. One has to negotiate a flight of stairs to get to the top of the fort. On reaching the top, one is greeted by a Huge cave with water cisterns strewn across the huge plateau.
Rendezvous: Kasara railway station at 02.01 Hrs sharp at Ticket window on Friday, 31st Dec 2010
The itinerary for the Event is given below:
Thursday: 30 Dec 2010
Depart for Kasara …. Local Train Timing as below … Slow Local (N31)
23:20 Hrs: CST
23:28 Hrs: Byculla
23.38 Hrs: Dadar
23:49 Hrs: Kurla
23:55 Hrs: Ghatkopar
00:16 Hrs: Thane
00:38 Hrs: Dombivali
00:47 Hrs: Kalyan
02:01 Hrs: Kasara

Please purchase ‘Single’ ticket for Kasara
Friday: 31 Dec 2010
02:30 Hrs: Depart for Ghatghar by Private vehicle
05:00 Hrs: @ Ghatghar
Breakfast time
06:00 Hrs: Start trek for Alang fort
12:00 Hrs: Atop Alang
Lunch, Explore Alang Fort & Post dinner
Camp fire till New Year Celebration & retire for the night

Saturday: 01 Jan 2010
05.00 Hrs: Wake up call – finish morning chores & Breakfast
06:00 Hrs: Rappel down 60 ft patch & then Trek to Madan Fort includes famous rock patch climb
11:00 Hrs: Atop Madan
Explore Madan Fort – Descend
13:00 Hrs: Lunch time
13:30 Hrs: Trek to Kulang
18:00 Hrs: Atop Kulang
Post Dinner, retire for the night

Sunday: 02 Jan 2010
05:00 Hrs: Wake up call – finish morning chores & Breakfast
Explore Kulang
09:00 Hrs: Descend to Ambewadi
14:00 Hrs: Lunch

Move to Kasara Station either by ST / Jeep & then by local train to Mumbai
Important Note: The trek involves rock climbing & rappelling; There is no turning back once you start the trek.
The cost of this Event would be Rs.1250/-
The above cost includes:
> Transportation from Kasara to Kasara by Private Vehicle / ST
> 3 Breakfast
> 2 Lunch
> 2 Dinner
> All equipment & guide charges

Please Note: Seats for the trek are limited … MAXimum 24 members … and will be confirmed against Advance Payment of Rs. 800/- (Non-refundable) in person or against Bank Transfer … Deposit the amount on following account.
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
Last date to register with advance payment is Monday, 27th Dec 2010 till 5 pm
Note:- Its a group activity so each and every member will be allotted some or other responsibility. Please ensure that you have atleast 2kg of space in your sack to accommodate food packets & common provisions (Compulsory)
Things To Carry:-
Pls Do carry Lunch for Friday (a must)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
1 torch (a must) with spare battereies
Sleeping Mat – Bags (a must)
Tiffin Box, Plate, Spoon ( a must)
1 set of Spare clothes
( a must)
Plate, spoon & cup (a must)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Some ready to eat food.
Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Good trekking shoes, do carry a extra pair as well
Personal basic medical kit
A haversack to put all these things
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For any Clarification and further information call Jagdish Patil: +919869369836

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