Ratangad and Harishchandragad are the two main forts in Kalsubai-Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary.
These two forts are located on the main range of the Sahyadri and Katrabai pass (trade route) is the only way to connect them.
This route passes through a basin of the Mula River, and dense forest. Further, it leads to Harishchandragad via Pachnai.
Various parts of Sahyadri can be seen from Ratangad, Katrabai and Harishchandragad.
We can see high mountains, peaks, deep valley, also, the Sahyadri which spread far and wide on the horizon with its numerous forts and other hills.
The distance from Ratangad to Harishchandragad is about 45 km; those who want to know their physical strength and those who like to wander in Sahyadri should definitely do this trek once in a lifetime.
This tough 2-days trek is always on every trekker’s wish list.
22:00 – Reporting to the team.
22:30 – Travel to the base village from Pune.
05:00 – Reach base village. (Ratanwadi village)
05:30 – Freshen up. Have Breakfast + tea.
07:00 – Group introduction & briefing about the trek.
07:15 – Commence trek to Ratangad fort.
10:00 – Reach Ratangad fort top. Explore. Photography.
13:00 – Trek to Kumshet village via “Katrabai pass”.
14:30 – Lunch-break at “Katrabai Khind (col)”. Resume trek.
17:00 – Descend at Kumshet & trek ends at Pethechi Wadi.
20:00 – Have dinner & stay in tents.
21:00 – Day stumps.
Stay in tents.
04:00 – A wakeup call. Get freshen up.
05:30 – Breakfast & resume trek to Harishchandragad.
09:00 – Reach Harishchandragad top. Explore.
11:00 – Visit Kokankada. Have lunch.
12:30 – Explore other places. Caves, temples, etc.
15:00 – Start to descend to Pachnai.
16:30 – Reach base village. Travel to Pune.
22:00 – Reach Pune with happy memories & non-biodegradable waste.
Shivajinagar > Aundh > Nashik Phata > Sangamner > Bhandardara > Ratanwadi (Base)
22:00 – Shivajinagar
22:30 – Aundh
22:59 – Nashik Phata