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Date : 13th July, 2024 (12th Night)
Grade : Moderate
Cost : ₹1,050
Highest Altitude : 4260 Feet (1297m)

Major Attraction :
Rock cut stairs for final ascend from Samrad Route, Caves at Top, Nedhe, 360 View from Top including AMK, Kalsubai, Katrabai, View of Bhandardhara Backwaters and Ancient Amruteshwar Temple

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Meeting Point :
Kasara Railway Station Ticket Window : 01:12 am (After reaching meeting point, call our trek leader. Contact detail will be provided on the event day)

Key Info :

  • Trek Duration : 3.5 Hours ascend, 3 hours descend

  • Water Sources : Base Village

  • Washroom Facilities : Base Village (Samrad Only)

  • Technical Climb : No

  • Base Village : Samrad (Start Point) and Ratanwadi (End Point)

  • Nearby City : Igatpuri

  • Mode of Transport : Sumo from Kasara (10-12 Seater)

  • Vehicle Travel Distance : 80kms one way

  • Vehicle Travel Duration : 3 hours one way

  • Batch Size : Minimum 8, Maximum 30 Participants

Tentative Schedule :

Friday Night

Board CSMT-Kasara Fast Local (If you miss the train, you miss the event)
10:50 pm : CSMT
11:05 pm : Dadar
11:18 pm : Ghatkopar
11:30 pm : Mulund
11:34 pm : Thane
11:50 pm : Dombivali

12:01 am : Kalyan
01:12 am : Kasara
01:15 am : Move towards Base Village
05:00 am : Reach Base Village and Have Breakfast
05:30 am : Start Trek after short briefing and Introduction
09:30 am : Reach the Top and Explore

11:00 am : Have Lunch (Bring your own)

11:30 am: Start Descend

02:30 pm : Reach Base Village
03:00 pm : Visit Amruteshwar Temple if time permits or else Move towards Kasara
06:00 pm : Reach Kasara and Board 06:17 pm Kasara-CSMT Fast Local
08:35 pm : Reach CSMT

Cost Inclusions :

  • Travel from Kasara to Base Village and Return

  • Breakfast

  • First Aid, Guide and Expertise Charges Only

Things to Carry :

  • 2 Litre of Water

  • Snacks for Journey

  • Trekking Shoes (Action Trekking or Coaster CTR Shoes are recomended, Avoid Forclaz/Quechua/Running/Other Sports Shoes for Treks in Maharashtra)

  • Glucon D or Elecrolyte Powder

  • Medicine as necessary to you

Overview : 

Ratangad means Jewel Fort, and it surely justfies it's name. Ratangad can be trekked from Samrad and Ratanwadi Village, both village are famous one for the famous Sandhan Valley and another for the ancient Amruteshwar Temple. The trek has a lot to offer, starting from scenic traverse and rock cut stairs from samrad route, needle hole (nedhe at top, caves, buruj and water tanks and descend through ladder. The fort provides scenic views of Kalsubai, Alang-Madan-Kulang, Katrabai and Bhandardhara backwaters.

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