Ratangad to Harishchandragad – Range Trek

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2 Days 2 Nights
Availability : N/A
Min Age : 13+
Max People : 15

Highlights

Features about the activity
  • Trek in Kalsubai-Harishchandragad WLS
  • Walking Through High Mountain & Passes
  • Explore Ratangad Fort & Harishchandragad
  • “Needle Hole” at Ratangad Fort
  • Experience a Dense Forest in “Katrabai Pass”
  • Self-Cooked Dinner & Stay in Tents
  • Visit Kokankada & Other Places
  • 45 Km Long Range Trek for 02 Days
Kalsubai-Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhandardara Region

Base Villages

Pethechi Wadi & Pachnai

Max. Height (ft.)

4,255

Walking - 45+ Km. Approx.

09 Hrs. Daily

GradeChallenging

Information

About Place

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.

"Jewel" of Sahyadri

Ratangad Fort

As the name suggests, this is truly a ‘Jewel’ amidst the forests in the region. It is an interesting fortress, situated at the edge of Ghats with numerous water cisterns and caves. It also commands an excellent view of all surrounding areas, overlooking the Konkan plains, Bhandardara Lake, Katrabai cliff, Alang-Madan-Kulang and the huge wall of Ajoba.

The robustness of Sahyadri can be experienced only from a few forts and Ratangad is one of them. Standing in the “Eye of the Needle” is a major attraction.

Paradise of Trekkers

Harishchandragad

The major attraction of Harishchandragad is Konkan Kada, an almost 1,423 m concave fall. It is a vertical overhang, like a cobra’s hood, providing a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and an enchanting sunset. It’s beyond description, one should actually see it to experience nature’s architecture. The view from here is awesome and unimaginable.

Also, there are colonies of vultures in the huge crevices. You need a pair of binoculars to watch them a little closer.

Itinerary

Trip Schedule

Day 0Night Travelling

22:00 – Reporting to the team.
22:30 – Travel to the base village from Pune.

Day 1Ratangad - Katrabai Pass – Pethechi Wadi

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.
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Accommodation
Stay in tents.

Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 2Pethechi Wadi to Harishchandragad

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.
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Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Travel

Ex- Pune to Pune

Departure

Fri, 22 Jan 2020 - 22:00
Bus Route
Pick-up Points

Shivajinagar > Aundh > Nashik Phata > Sangamner > Bhandardara > Ratanwadi (Base)

22:00 – Shivajinagar
22:30 – Aundh
22:59 – Nashik Phata

  • Please come 15 minutes before at your pickup point to avoid getting late.

Arrival

Fri, 22 Jan 2020 - 22:00
  • Shivajinagar, Pune - 05
  • We may come before/after 1 hr. due to traffic situations.

Inclusions

What's included
  • Private Transport – From/To PuneNon AC Bus - Toll, Parking, Transport Permit
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 DinnerVeg. Only
  • Forest Entry PermitsKalsubai-Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Tent Stay2 / 4 Person Sharing
  • First Aid KitWell-Stocked Medicines
  • An Experienced Trek LeadsCertified Mountaineers

Exclusions

What's not included
  • Personal expenses & Anything specifically not mentioned in the 'inclusions' list.

Trip Essentials

Things to carry list
  • Backpack30-40 L
  • Trekking Shoes & Extra Socks PairShoes with good grip
  • Full Sleeves: T-Shirt & PantProtection from Sunburn, Pests, Reptiles, etc.
  • Cap/Hat, Rain Jacket, ThermalsSeasonal
  • Extra Cloths, SlipperTo Use After the Trek
  • Water 3 LWater Bottles/Hydration Pack
  • Dry Food ItemsNuts, Fresh Fruits, Energy Bars, Chocolates, etc.
  • Personal MedicinesIf Any
  • TorchWith Extra Batteries
  • CutleryPlate, Bowl, Glass, Spoon, etc.
  • Sleeping Bag/Carry Mat/Shawl
  • Day 1 Lunch

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