Harihar Night Trek
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Harihar fort / Harshagad is a fort located in, Nashik, Maharashtra. It is an important fort in Nashik district, and was constructed to look upon the trade route through Gonda Ghat. It receives many visitors because of its peculiar rock-cut steps. Harihar fort was built during the Yadava period. It was surrendered by Shahaji Raje Bhosale to Khan Zamam in 1636 along with Trymbak and other Poona forts.The fort was captured by Captain. Briggs in 1818 along with other 17 forts.
There are two base villages of the fort, Harshewadi and Nirgudpada. The Harshewadi is 13 km from Trymbakeshwar. The climb from Harshewadi is more easier than from the Nirgudpada. A wide, safe trekking path starts from the hillock north of the Nirgudpada. It passes through scrub forest till it reaches an open ridge which is connected to the fort. It takes about an hour to reach the scarp of the hill on which the fort is situated.The ascend through the 60 mtr rock cut steps is wonderful. It is like a stone ladder placed at 60 degree along the scarp.The steps are worn out at many places yet the holes on either side of the steps are conveniently cut for holding onto.After reaching the main entrance, the paths takes a left traverse and again a helical rock cut steps are to be climbed, which are more steep than the earlier. the steps finally end with a narrow entrance.At many places the steps are very narrow that, only a single person can climb at a time.Accommodation is possible on the fort as well as in the local villages.
Event Date: Every Saturday
Category: Night Trek
Duration: 1 Night 1 Day
Difficulty Level: Medium
Begin your experience by starting your journey to reach the base village.
If you select the without transportation package then you must arrive directly at the base village. But if you book the Kasara to Kasara package, then you must reach the Kasara Railway Station.
Board the train from the nearest local pick-up points. Train timings are & shared for convenience:
Kasara Slow Local:
09:32 PM – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus station
09:40 PM – Byculla station
09:50 PM – Dadar station
10:00 PM – Kurla station
10:06 PM – Ghatkopar station
10:27 PM - Thane station
10:50 PM - Dombivali station
11:01 PM - Kalyan station
12:00 AM - Kasara station
(Unlimited Veg Meals)
12:30 am: We board privately booked vehicles and head to Base Village where we will be commencing our trek. en route halt at dhaba and get fresh It'll take us approximately an 2 hour to reach the village.
02:45 am: We reach Base Village, from where you can get a glimpse of Harihar rest for a while and get ready to start the trek.
03:00 am: Gear up, pack your bags and get your torches out! It's gonna be a long and dark climb to the thrilling top. We will make a few halts on the way where you can take out your snack or a energy drink.
06:00 am: We reach Top & the time for the sunrise. And You will get a beautiful view of Explore the Fort, Enjoy the view of the Surrounding from the summit.
07:00 am: We start our descent. Finally, you get a view of the surroundings you climbed through in the night.
09:30 am: We Reach down base village & grab a quick breakfast.
10:30 am: Time to head back to Kasara station.
02:00 pm: Adios! Back to the mundane city life. Until next time, Bhatakna!
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The best trek I’ve ever gone to. I’ve travelled with many other tours but they are the best. From travelling to climbing, I was never bored. The trek leader is so interactive that you won’t feel lonely even if you go solo. They are punctual about their time and also they provide all the necessary services as per our needs. Enjoyed a lot during this trek and hoping to go on the same with this tours and travels.
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Transport from Kasara to Kasara by Private Zeep. (Only If You Book With Travel Tickets)
Morning Breakfast & Tea.
Lunch ( Jain / Veg Available)
First Aid kit.
forest entry charges.
Bhatakna Expertise Representative.
Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption.
All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
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 roadblocks, bad weather.
Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.
THINGS TO CARRY
- Identity proof (Must)
- A bottle of water (At least 3 Litters) Must
- Camera (on your own risk)
- Some ready to eat food - Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
- Extra Pair of dry clothes
- ORS, Glucose, Electrol, Personal Care Medicine those which you require usually.
- A good a trekking shoe, and extra pair of floaters and socks
- Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
- Dress Code T-shirt, Flexible Track Pant. (HALF PANT NOT ALLOWED.).
- Carrying sanitizers, gloves, face shield and mask is compulsory.
- A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has ones hands-free while trekking.
HOW TO REACH
If you are travelling from Mumbai, reach Kasara. From Mumbai CST you get the local train every 15 minutes.
Once you reach Kasara, get a cab to Khodala. It is another junction which is 30 km from there. You get a shared taxi to Nirgudpada from Khodala. The entire travel costs you around Rs 100 to 120.
Another way to reach Nirgudpada from Mumbai is to reach Igatpuri by train. From Igatpuri, get into any bus that goes to Trimbakeshwar. Alight at Nirgudpada. Inform the conductor to stop you at the destination.
If you are travelling from Nashik, reach Trimbakeshwar. From there get a cab to Nirgudpada.
Return is a problem if you are depending on public transport. You need to complete the trek by 3 pm and try to follow the same route as you reached the base. There will be very few buses after 5 pm from both the villages.
Policy and Terms
If cancellation are made 15 days before the date of travel then 30.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
If cancellation are made 7 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
If cancellation are made 0 days to 7 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
What is the Harihar Fort trek difficulty level?
The Harihar Fort trek difficulty level is medium. It is a trek that can be executed both by professionals as well as beginners with ease. The route is pleasant and the duration is also manageable, making it one of the more popular treks in the Western Ghats.
What meals do I get during Harihar Fort trek?
After the Harihar Fort trek is completed, you are served breakfast and lunch. The trekkers are allowed unlimited helpings during breakfast. Both breakfast and lunch are included in the package when you are booking your trek.
What things do I need to carry for the Harihar Fort trek?
The basic and the most essential things you need to carry for Harihar Fort trek are as follows-
- Proper identity proof of the participant (compulsory)
- 2 bottles of drinking water
- Some ready to eat snacks such as biscuits, patties and fruit cakes
- A first aid kit with essential medicines
- A pair of sturdy trekking shoes.
- A sturdy waterproof backpack
- A towel
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Hand wash and disinfectants
- A torch
- A camera
What is the height of Harihar Fort trek?
The Harihar Fort trek is situated at an elevation of 3,500 feet above the sea level. The Hill Fort is nestled in the lush green hills of the Western Ghats, in Nashik district of Maharashtra.
The trek consists of an upward climb along the face of the mountain to Harihar Fort.
What things do I need to keep in mind before going for Harihar Fort trek?
There are few important things to keep in mind before planning the Harihar Fort Trek:
- You need to climb a number of rock-carved stairs along the vertical length to reach the hilltop. Therefore, physical fitness and agility is an absolute requirement. It is important to have good reflexes.
- You have to be extra careful if you choose to trek during monsoon. You have to make sure the boots you are wearing are sturdy and have a good grip on slippery surfaces.
- If you suffer from any ailment or breathing problems, it is important to carry all the necessary medication.
- Carrying a valid identity card is a must.
- You must follow all the rules and regulations strictly.
- Consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited before, during or immediately after the trek.
- It is always wise not to carry any heavy materials
What is the best time to go for the Harihar Fort trek?
The best time to go for the Harihar Fort Trek is during the early hours of the day when the sunlight is at its lowest. The time around 6 AM to 9 AM is the best for ascending towards the fort as during this time, you will get light of the morning sun and at the same time can have relief from the scorching heat.
What is the duration of Harihar Fort trek?
The duration of the Harihar Fort trek is one night and one day.
Is Harihar trek safe?
The Harihar trek is absolutely safe, both for the professionals as well as the novice trekkers. All the trekkers are briefed in detail before the trek starts. A professional guide accompanies the participants to guide them and assist them in case of emergencies or problems.