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HARISHCHANDRAGAD

Date : 11-12 February, 2023 (10th Night)
Grade : Easy
Cost : ₹ 1800
Highest Altitude : 4665 Feet (1422m)

Major Attraction :
Star Gazing, Sunset and Camping at Kokankada,
Taramati Peak, Harishchandreshwar Temple,
Kedareshwar Caves and Shivling

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Meeting Point :

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


Key Info :

  • Trek Duration : 1.5 hour ascend for Paachnai, 1 hour ascend for Taramati

  • Water Sources : At base village and Near Harishchandreshwar Temple only

  • Washroom Facilities : No

  • Technical Climb : No

  • Base Village : Paachnai

  • Nearby City : Igatpuri

  • Mode of Transport : 10-12 Seater Sumo

  • Vehicle Travel Distance : 100kms one way

  • Vehicle Travel Duration : 3.5 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

Saturday

12:01 am : Kalyan

01:12 am : Kasara
01:30 am : Move towards Base Village
05:30 am : Reach Base Village
06:00 am : Start Trek after short briefing and Introduction

08:00 am : Reach Temple and Have Breakfast
09:00 am : Keep your bag near Temple and Visit Taramati Peak
12:30 pm : Back to Harishchandreshwar Temple, Explore Caves and Temple
01:30 pm : Lunch (Bring your own or can order at your own cost at Small Stalls)
02:30 pm : Move towards Kokankada
03:30 pm : Reach Kokankada and Set up Camp
06:00 pm : Witness Sunset
08:00 pm : Dinner and Campfire and Star-gazing session
11:00 pm : Retire for the Day, Sleep in Tents (3 People Sharing)
Sunday
06:30 am : Wake up, Freshen up and Breakfast
09:00 am : Start Descend
11:30 am : Reach Base and Have Lunch
01:00 pm : Start return journey
04:15 pm : Reach Kasara and Take 04.16 Local for CSMT

06:34 pm : Reach CSMT


Cost Inclusions :

  • Vehicle fare from Kasara to Paachnai and Return

  • Saturday Breakfast and Dinner

  • Sunday Breakfast and Lunch

  • Entry Fees

  • Camping (Campfire and Tents only for 3 People Sharing Basis)

  • First Aid, Guide and Expertise Charges Only


Things to Carry :

  • 2 Litre of Water

  • Packed Food or Snacks for Saturday Lunch

  • Bedding Material as neccesary to you (Mat and Blanket), we will just provide Tents

  • Winter Jacket

  • Torch/Head Torch

  • 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


Important Notes :

1. There are no washroom facilities at all at top of the fort, one need to go out in open, no other alternative is available for the same.

2. Dinner will be at a common dhaba and there will be some waiting time, one need to adjust in the same.

3. Tent stay will be 3 people sharing basis, only tent will be provided. Mat/Bedding/Sleeping Bag etc you need to bring for yourself.

Overview : 

Harishchandragad Trek is one of the most popular trek and can be done from multiple routes. It has something to offer for all. Kokankada is the highlight of this trek and one of the best place to witness sunset. Ancient Temple and Caves adds the historical touch to this scenic trek. Paachnai Route is easy and ideal for beginnes, Khireshwar is moderate level trek ideal for fit beginners and other challenging routes like Nalichi Vaat, Makad Naal etc offer thrill and adventure to the seasoned trekker. 

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