Rajgad to Shivtharghal Range Trek

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February 2, 2019
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2-3 Feb 2019

Sat-Sunday

Fri, 01 Feb, 21:00 Hrs

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About Place

RAJGAD FORT
One of the most serene forts in the region, the Rajgad Fort boasts of housing Shivaji for the highest number of days! The splendid architecture of the fort is divided into three parts. The three sub-plateaus of Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjeevani Machee surround the Ballekilla and house the Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake and Chor Darwaja. Explore the lush trails around Pali Darwaja, Gunjavane Darwaja, Daru Kothar, Rajwada ruins, Horse Lake, and several other important attractions for a tryst with history.

GOPYA GHAT
Gopya Ghat is located around 70 km south west of Pune bordering Raigad district and in the vicinity of Torna Fort, Rajgad Fort and backwaters of Bhatghar dam. From this place, you can have a view of a vast area such as Rajgad fort, Torna Fort, Varandha Ghat and Shivtharghal. The trek is full of lush green valleys, waterfalls in monsoon.
Gopya Ghat trek route connects two villages Bope, Velhe to Shivthar, Raigad.

SHIVTHARGHAL
Shivtharghal, also known as “Sundarmath”, (Sundarmath means Beautiful Monastery), is a cave, located in Raigad district of Maharashtra. Shivtharghal is a Beautiful & Spiritual place surrounded by Sahyadri ranges & dense forest.

Shivtharghal History
Samarth Ramdas dictated Dasbodh to Kalyan Swami. Samarth Ramdas lived here for about 22 years. It is believed that this is where the first meeting between Shivaji Maharaj and Samarth Ramdas took place. The cave was discovered by Shri Shankar Rao Deo of Dhule in 1930. The cave and surrounding area were renovated after Samarth Seva Mandal was formed in 1950. The campus includes the actual cave under the waterfall, Ramdas Swami temple, dining hall, and accommodation.

Trivia

pieces of information
LocationVelhe-Raigad
Base CampGunjavane-Kumbale-Shivtharghal
Height (ft.)4250
Walking7 Hrs Daily
DifficultyModerate
EnduranceMedium

Yesaji Kank Wada
Yesaji Kank originated from Bhutonde, a village situated at the extreme foothold of Rajgad. Letters were written by Shivaji Maharaj and sent to his Bhutonde address clearly indicate that he was from Bhutonde. Known as the “Sardar Sarnobat” of an army of more than 1.35 million men (Mavale), his bravery has been proved in front of all the four Kingdoms of India during 1600 CE.

Transfer

Pune to Pune
Departure
Bus Route
Pick-Up

Shivajinagar > Swargate > Katraj > Nasrapur > Gunjavane (Base)

23:30 – Shivajinagar
23:45 – Swargate
23:59 – Katraj

  • Please arrive before 15 min. at your pickup point to avoid getting late.
Arrival
  • 3 Feb 2019
  • 21:00
  • Shivajinagar, Pune

Inclusions

  • Transfer from/to Pune
  • Boating Charges
  • Tent Accommodation (on sharing basis)
  • 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • 2 Evening Tea
  • Group Medical Kit
  • An Experienced Trek Leads
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion list.

Itinerary

Day 0 FridayNight Travelling

23:30 – Reporting to the SG Team.
23:59 – Travel to the base village from Pune.

Day 1 SaturdayRajgad Fort, Yesaji Kank Wada, Camp

02:00 – Reach base village, Gunjavane Village.
02:15 – Group introduction & briefing about the trek.
02:30 – Commence trek via “Rajgad Fort”.
06:30 – Breakfast. Explore Rajgad Fort.
09:30 – Descend via Alu Darwaja/Sanjeevani Machee.
13:00 – Reach Bhutonde Village. Lunch.
14:00 – Explore the historical “Yesaji Kank Wada”.
14:30 – Boat journey. Trek to campsite location.
17:30 – Reach campsite. Setup tents & kitchen.
20:30 – Prepare our own dinner. Enjoy Dinner.
21:00 – Free time.
21:30 – Day stumps.

Day 2 SundayGopya Ghat Trek, Shivtharghal Caves

06:00 – Wakeup Call & get freshen up.
07:00 – Breakfast & Tea.
08:00 – Trek to Shivtharghal via Gopya Ghat.
10:00 – Reach col of Gopya Ghat. Descend.
13:00 – Reach Shivtharghal caves & Explore.
14:00 – Lunch.
16:00 – Travel to Pune via Varandha Ghat.
20:00 – Reach Pune with Happy Memories. 🙂

Trek Essentials

Basic Gears

• Backpack (30-40 ltr.): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame.
• Trekking / Sports shoes in good condition. (require A good grip.)

Outdoor Apparels

• Full Sleeved & Collared T-shirts: To prevent sunburns on the neck and arms.
• Full Trekking Pants. (Avoid shorts & 3/4th.)
• Carry an extra pair of cloth; to use after the trek ends.
• Sweaters / Sweatshirt: To protect from cold at night.
• Thermals: Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.
• Cap / Rain jackets / Warm wears / Windcheater. (Seasonal)
• Napkin or towel.

Food

• Min. 3-4 ltr. Water/Hydration pack.
• Snacks: Fruits, Dry-fruits, Cookies & Chocolates, etc.
• Energy drink like electrolyte powder.
• Personal medicines, if any.

Accessories

• Torch / Headlamp.
• Sunglasses, Cap, Trekking Pole, Camera etc.
• Extra slipper to use after the trek or at the campsite.
• Utensils: Plate, Bowl, Spoon & Glass, etc. (Mandatory)

Personal Utilities

• Sunscreen cream, Hand sanitizer, Moisturiser, etc.
• Toilet Paper & wipes, Toothbrush, and Toothpaste & Quick dry towel.

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