For those who have just completed the monsoon trekking season. Must be all geared up for a new adventure. We call upon the survivors to explore the most difficult trek in the Sahyadri. An adventure to explore the path less taken. Come on pack your bags, and join the adventure.
Introduction and event summary
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Endurance Level: Very high
Food Arrangement: Take pack lunch and drinkng water along. Its a long trek
Transport: Limited frequency of ST buses are avaiable till the village roadend
Height of forts: 4852 - 4841 - 4822 ft
Base Village: Kulanwadi
Region: Igatpuri - Kalsubai
Route from Pune: Pune - Nashik phata - Naarayangoan - Kotul - Udadhawane - Alang
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Kasara - Sakurli - Ambewadi - Alang
Distance from Mumbai: 145 km approx.
Distance from Pune: 175 km approx.
Total time required for climbing
Total distance for climbing: Day: 1, 2 and 3 approx 7km, 5km, 6km respectavely.
Minimum participants required: 7 persons
Maximum participants 25 persons
Duration: 3 days and 3 Nights
Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar
Cost: Rs 2500.00
About Alang fort:
Alang Fort (also Alangad) is a fort in Nashik district, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the three forts, the others being Madangad and Kulang, in the Kalsubai range of the Western Ghats. They are the most difficult to reach forts in Nasik District. A dense forest cover make these treks difficult. These three forts are a little neglected due to very heavy rains in the area and a difficult confusing path to the forts
About Kulang fort:
Being in the same region of the three forts its said climb to Kulag is the most difficult. On the way up climbing we come across patches of rock cut steps. It take 6 hours to reach from Kulanwadi to the fort. On the fort to see around 5 water cisterns. Form here we could also see Mahuli with the 3 pinacles. One can also stay at the caves here.
About Madan fort:
The climb preferred is usually between Madan and Alang. The time taken could around 3-4 hours to reach the step after leaving Kulung fort. Over here rock climbing would be required as the wall of the steps was destroyed during the cannon fire. Use of a fixed rope is required. There is one large cave on this fort and 2 water cistern. The top of the fort is a huge plateau. On the fort, there are two caves, a small temple and 11 water cisterns. Remnants of buildings are spread over the fort. Kalasubai, Aundh Fort, Patta and Bitangad are to the east of the fort, Harihar, Trimbakgad and Anjaneri to its north and Harishchandragad, Aajobagad, Khutta (pinnacle), Ratangad and Katrabai to its south.
Transportation from Kasara – Ambewadi - Kasara by local Transport ST / Jeep.
Day 1 - Breakfast, Evening Tea, and Dinner,
Day 2 – Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, and Dinner,
Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch.
Technical Equipment, Expertise and TreksandTrails, India charges if any.
All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered. Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc. Any kind of personal expenses. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather. Lunch on day one not included. Personal bedding, Sleeping Bag / Bed sheets & carry mat. please carry your personal tea mugs, spoon and a small Swiss-knife.
What's in it for me?
- Offbeat trek