Night Trek - Harischandragad

Harishchandragadh - Night Trek

Fireflies | 11th-century caves | Kerdareshwar Shivalingam | Monsoon Special Event


Type : Hill forts | Endurance : Medium | Difficulty : Easy

Height : 4665 feet

Date :

Charges: Rs. 1350/- per person - (Discounts available only for members)


Magic and fun await you at our favorite trekking destination. An amazing sunrise, the magnificent Hemadpanthi architecture, legendary Kedareshwar Shivalingam, climb to the 3rd highest peak of Maharashtra- Taramati and the mesmerizing view of clouds accumulating in the valley below Konkankada.

Join us for a night trek to Harishchandragad (HCG) and witness it yourself. We reach the top of HCG via Pachnai way before sunrise and spend the day at leisure, exploring the once fortified hill.


Pictures clicked during previous batches of the event ,

Click here : Photo Album

ITINERARY


DAY 01: Saturday

You have to board CST-Kasara fast local from your nearest local train station

Traine time : CST-4.52pm, Dadar-5.06pm, Kurla-5.13pm, Ghatkopar-5.17pm, Thane-5.32pm

Reach Kasara by 07.18pm

We will meet you at Ticket Booking counter on platform 4

From here we take a private vehicle to Base Village

Dinner en route at an Highway side Dhaba

Reach Pachnai by 10:00 PM , En-route stop over for watching fireflies

Start trek by 11:00 PM, We get to see fireflies before the trek begins.

Reach the top by 3:00 AM

Rest in caves until dawn


DAY 02: Sunday

Wake up at 6:00 AM Explore Konkankada top

Enjoy the scenic beauty of the valley and accumulation of pre-monsoon clouds from top of Konkankada

Have Breakfast, Explore other attractions of HCG

Start decent and reach Pachnai by 10 am

Tentatively we will reach Kasara Station by 12 PM

From here back to Mumbai via local train


Inclusions:

  • Private Vehicle Transport- Kasara to Kasara
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Local entry charges
  • Trekking Charges


YOU CARRY:

  • Torch with extra batteries (V. Imp. Please don't forget)
  • Identity proof
  • Sleeping bag OR Mats OR Bedsheets to rest upon (in caves)
  • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc. to munch on.
  • Medicines (if you need any), Toiletries, Cap / Scarves and Sunglasses
  • Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder
  • Water (minimum 2 ltrs)
  • Shoes with good grip and an extra pair of floaters.
  • A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, to keep hands free while trekking.


YOU DO NOT CARRY:

  • Jholas / sling bag
  • Please avoid wearing Jewelry
  • Alcohol or any narcotic substance

IMP : Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and have gone through the disclaimer and FAQ / Points to note

Points to Note and FAQ's

Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed ?

Ans. No ! , your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details atleast 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of emergency, and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent along the ticket confirmation email. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach ?

Ans. You need to reach "Baba Da Dhaba" at scheduled meeting time, the "Dhaba" is at 10 min driving distance from kasara station. This is where we will halt for lunch, from here we you can follow our vehicles. After this point cellphone network coverage is bad and our team wont be contactable. You will be given exact coordinated after you finish booking formalities.

Q. How many people will be at the coming for this trek ?

Ans. Depends on number of people booking the event. Generally the batch size is approximately 25 participants.

Q. Is it safe for solo participants?

Ans. Yes, mostly 30% of participants come up solo and blend in.

Q. Is it safe for girls?

Ans. Mischief Treks has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females.

Q. How long is the trek ?

Ans. Normally it takes three hours to ascend and two hours to descend.


Local train timing - CST to KASARA

04.52 PM : CST

04:59 PM: BYCULLA

05:06 PM: DADAR

05:13 PM: KURLA

05:17 PM: GHATKOPAR

05:32 PM: THANE

05:56 PM: DOMBIVALI

06:08 PM: KALYAN

06:21 PM: TITWALA

06:41 PM: ASANGAON

07:18 PM: KASARA

Disclaimer : The participants who wish to reach the event starting point in their own vehicle have to reach the meeting point at given time, post that organisers may go out of network range and wont be able to assist. In such situation the organiser shall not be liable for any inconvenience what-so-ever and the participants will be considered as dropouts against which no refund will be made. The organiser reserves the right to make necessary change in itinerary at any time before or during the event based on situation at hand. Trek leaders decision will be final and binding, no arguments will be entertained. During the event if any participant or group does not follow safety instructions and indulges in acts that lead to physical harm, or gets lost in the forest / mountain the organisers will not be held liable for it. Tickets can be cancelled 7 days prior to the event and 90% amount will be refunded. No refund will be made in case a person misses the train/bus mentioned in the itinerary. All participants are deemed to be physically fit for the event. In case a participant decides to dropout during the event he/she has to bear the extra cost of arranging his/her return. This cost will be charged at-actual-basis. If the event gets cancelled due to natural calamities, rains, landslide, snowfall, avalanche only 50% refund will be made. Stay options mentioned in the itinerary are subject to natural conditions i.e tents cant be pitched if rains and/or rain storm is being predicted. In such cases an attempt will me made to provide shelter for the night. Food during the trekking and camping events is sourced locally from villages and we put in our best efforts to provide the best, participants should acknowledge the fact that remote village people are not trained for catering services and our expectations should be accommodating. MischiefTreks has a reputation of providing memorable experience for trekkers and adventure lovers our events are not deigned for tourists or fussy people. Trekking and camping belong to Adventure Sports industry where the participants are part of a "team", there are no waiters, caterers, guests/clients.