About the range trek from Ratangad to Harishchandragad :
Ratangad to Harishchandragad trek also known as R2H passes through Katrabai pass. The trek passes through rice fields and later merges with wilderness. Ratangad and Katrabai offer the magnificent view of the ranges around it. Katrabai pass is an ancient trade route between villages and towns. Harishchandragad with its history and grandeur has a different story to tell altogether. This tough 2 day trek is always on every trekkers wishlist.
SHORT INFO & DATES
Outing Dates : 17th-18th February 2018
Category : Trekking
Duration : 01 Night / 02 Days
Level : Medium Endurance : Very High (Please note there is no exit during the trek)
Day 00 : Start Journey from CSMT towards Kasara by local train by 10:50 pm which reaches Kasara by 1:30 am
Day 01 :
Meet leaders at Kasara station (1:30 am) and proceed towards Samrad base village in private vehicle. Rest for few hour. Wake up call @ 6:30 am, freshen Up and have break-fast. After Introduction and briefing session, start ascending Ratangad via Trimbak Darvaja. Reach the picturesque of the Ratangad “Nedha” by 10:30 am. Start descend via Hanuman Darwaja, visit Ratangad Caves enroute. Proceed towards Katrabai (an important pass which offers a 360 degree view of the surrounding ranges) and have our packed lunch enroute. Rest for sometime, saddle up to proceed towards Kumshet.
Day 02 :
Early morning wake up @ 6:00 am. Freshen up and have breakfast. Start trekking to Harishchandragad via Pethechi wadi (ascending via Paanchnai). Visit Harishchandreshwar Mandir, Saptatirtha Pushkarni and famous Shiv Linga in Kedareshwar Cave.
Have lunch. Start descending via Khireshwar route. Reach Khireshwar base village. Board jeep and return to Kalyan Station. Trek concludes with fun-loving Memories 😀
Tour Price: Rs.2,400/- per person+Tax as applicable
For Lifetime Members : Rs.2,350/- per member+Tax as applicable
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1. Transportation from Kasara to Samrad & Khireshwar to Kalyan Station
2. 02 Breakfast, 02 lunch, 01 evening tea & Dinner
3. Mumbai Travellers Expertise
1. Any transfer till Kasara and back
2. Mineral Water or Aerated Drinks
3. Anything mentioned than above inclusions
4. Taxes as applicable
THINGS TO CARRY
Things to Carry : Id Proof Compulsory
1. Lunch / Dinner as per schedule.
2. Water Bottle (2 Liters Compulsory)
3. Electral Powder / Energy bars / Dry Snacks (dry fruits. biscuits, plum cakes etc).
4. Good grip quality trekking shoes Must (Please check soles of your shoes and get them stitched if necessary).
5. Personal Medication / First Aid kit
6. Toiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper etc.).
7. Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent etc. (as per season)
8. Proper Backpack to carry all these things (No handbags, duffle bag or jholas)
9. Camera (Optional)
10. Rainwear (Jacket / Ponchos ) or Winter wear (Jackets, warmers or sweaters) (as per season).
11. Carry your own glass, bowl, spoon and plate (Must – Compulsory)
12. Extra Pair of Clothes (as per schedule)
13. Sleeping bag / mat / bed sheet (as per schedule)
14. Slippers (optional at the end of day / trek so that your feet can relax).
a. Who can trek
Anyone who is physically fit can trek. Weve 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 & youll 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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