Toughest Trek of the Sahyadri Range !!

About the Alang-Madan Trek :
Alang & Madan, situated in Kalsubai range, are one of the most difficult fort treks in Nashik District. 

Alang (4852 ft): The beautiful Alang Fort lies in the Nashik region. Top of the fort is huge plateau. There are two caves on the fort for staying and 11 water cisterns arranged in a Cascade formation & a dilapidated storage room. 

Madan (4841 ft): Madangad is considered to be one of the most difficult forts to climb among all the forts in the Shayadris. The area of the fort is quite small as compared to Alang and Kulang, its adjoining forts. There are only two water tanks on top of the fort. The area visible from the top of the fort is quite scenic.

Kulang (4825 ft): One of the troika of Alang-Madan-Kulang. This fort has the highest climb from base to top in Sahyadri ranges. Out of the trio forts. Only this fort can be climbed without technical help. To reach the top one has to climb rock cut stairs, some which are broken are blown away by the British. There are few remnants and water tank on fort.

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Photo Credit : Rakesh Yadav

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  1. SHORT INFO & DATES

    Batch 1 : 17th-18th November 2018
    Batch 2 : 8th-9th December 2018

    Category : Trekking
    Duration : 01 Nights / 02 Days
    Level : Tough

    Important : This trek is not for first timers.
    One has to carry his own plate, spoon, glass/cup (No paper or thermacol plates allowed)

  2. ITINERARY

    Day 0 : Overnight journey towards Kasara by Local (11:20 pm Slow from CST)

    Day 1 (Saturday)  :
    Proceed towards the base village, Ambewadi. Reach base village and Rest. Start the trek by 7 am. Reach the col between both the forts by 10 am. Climb and explore the Alang Fort. Have own lunch @ Alang. Rappel down Alang. Proceed to Madan fort. Climb and overnight stay on Madan Fort.

    Day 2 (Sunday) :
    Watch beautiful sunrise from Madangad. Post breakfast start descending Madangad. Reach the col between Alang-Madangad. Start traverse towards Kulang Fort. Reach top & explore the fort. Have lunch & start descend to Kurungwadi. Later proceed towards Kasara by jeep.

    Trek Concludes with fun-loving Memories :)

  3. PRICE

    Tour Price : Rs.2,700/- per person+Tax as applicable
    For Lifetime Member : Rs.2,600/- per member+Tax as applicable
    For Lifetime Membership Details (Rs.1000/- only) , click here 

    Inclusions :
    1. Kasara to Kasara by local jeeps.
    2. 02 Breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
    3. All technical support
    4. Trek expertise

    Exclusions :
    1. Lunch on Day 1
    2. Tax as applicable
    3. Anything other than mentioned above

  4. THINGS TO CARRY

    Things to carry : Id Proof Compulsory
    1. Lunch / Dinner as per schedule.
    2. Water Bottle (2 Liters Compulsory)
    3. Carry your own plate, spoon, glass / cup (Compulsory)
    4. Electral Powder / Energy bars / Dry Snacks (dry fruits. biscuits, plum cakes etc).
    5. Good grip quality trekking shoes – Must (Please check soles of your shoes and get them stitched if necessary).
    6. Personal Medication / First Aid kit
    7. Toiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper etc.).
    8.  Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent etc. (as per season)
    9. Proper Backpack to carry all these things (No handbags, duffle bag or jholas)
    10. Camera (Optional)
    11. Rainwear (Jacket / Ponchos ) or Winter wear (Jackets, warmers or sweaters) – (as per season).
    12. Carry your own glass, bowl, spoon and plate (if necessary)
    13. Extra Pair of Clothes (as per schedule)
    14. Sleeping bag / mat / bedsheet (as per schedule)
    15. Slippers (optional – at the end of day / trek so that your feet can relax).

  5. FAQS

    a. Who can trek ?
    Anyone who is physically fit can trek. We’ve trekked with all ranging from 6 years to 65 years old.

    b. Where should I trek / adventure ? And with whom should I register ?
    You can trek to any places near your current residing town. There are many groups who conduct such activities. Speak to your friend or their friends who can always suggest you whom to trek with. They can suggest you websites or provide you the contact of leaders with whom they have trekked before.

    c. What are the Basic requirement for trekking ?
    Some treks are strenuous and strictly not for novices. As an amateur trekker, you may feel nervous as to what you should do and what you should not during treks. Just follow the simple basic instructions or tips given by the trek leaders, while on trek.
    Get your medical check-up done before planning a trekking trip, just in case you have any previous medical or injury history. During trekking, many suffer from cold, cough, stomach upset, dizziness, headaches or vertigo etc. It is your foremost responsibility to inform the trek leader if you have any medical issues.

    d. How to choose a trek ?
    If you are a beginner, choose and easy trek. You should not go for the tough/difficult level treks as they are generally meant for the experts. Choosing an easy trek first will give you experience & you’ll enjoy the thrill. A difficult level trek might ruin your experience. In case of any doubt call the office for more info and speak to an expert / division head.

    e. What to carry in a backpack ?
    Carry only bare essentials. An extra pair of clothes, some energy bars or protein snacks, your first aid kit and personal medication, personal hygiene products, towel or napkin, extra clothing such as Jackets (according to season).

    f. What should we wear ?
    Clothing should be according to season. Always wear long pants, and full sleeves clothes, they protect you from sunburn in summer, from cold in winter & Dri-fit clothing in rainy season.

    g. What type of footwear ?
    Choosing the right footwear is important for any outing. For any outdoor event we prefer proper trekking shoes. Try to get high ankle shoe if possible. Always buy a shoe size 1 number extra from your normal size (if size 6 fits tightly buy size 7). When buying shoes try them in the shop, check if they are comfortable and your toe can move in freely after wearing socks. Check brands like Action, Quechua, Merrell Salomon, Adidas.

    h. What type of Backpack ?
    Backpack is the most essential part of any outing. A normal 20 litre or 30 litre backpack is good for normal day outing. 30 litre or 40 litre backpack for overnight or 2 day outing. 50 litre backpack to carry 2-3 days outings loaded to carry extra essentials.

    i. What food to carry ?
    Carry homemade food, dry snacks, some mix dry fruits, dates, glucose powder, water 2 litre is enough for a days outing. Carry food according to your outing.

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