Midas: Sadhale Ghat Kaladgad to Ajoba top from Kumshet range trek
Endurance - High Grade - Medium Previous Trek Experience is needed or should be physically fit.
Kaladgad: 3300 ft The base village of this fort is Pethewadi which is 07 kms from Pachnai. The accessible route to the fort is about 05 kms from Pachnai. This can be easily identified due to a cement structure built by the forest department. One can reach till here by foot or by one's private vehicle. The ridge of the fort hill runs North-South direction and from here one has to start the ascend. A 10-minute walk gets us to an open space where a couple of stones can be seen painted with vermillion. Rock cut steps from here take us to the rock cut holds in about 30 minutes. This ascend is a bit tiresome. These rock-cut holds are very narrow and cut diagonally enough to accommodate only one foot. Extreme caution has to be excercised while ascending this rock patch. After this climb, we come across Bhairobas cave which is carved in rock and sits below ground level. In this cave, there is an idol of Bhairoba painted in vermilion. There are 2 sculptures of snakes outside. After visiting this one has to proceed towards south on the narrow path by keeping the valley to the left and the fort hill to the right. A 5-minute walk leads to two water tanks carved in rock which are now filled with fallen rocks. Proceeding further there two large rocks round in shape and a small temple named as Vetal cha Challa. From here, head back to water tanks and another route from here leads to the fort summit in about 5 minutes. The fort summit is narrowing to the south and broad to the north. Harishchandragad can be seen to the east.
Sadhale Ghat - It is an ancient pass which connects Kokan region like Belpada to Harishchandreagad region like Kumshet pachhnai
Ajoba Peak: Ajoba is one of the highest peaks in Sahyadri 4511ft. One of the best places to trek near Mumbai, We can be climbed either from eastern or from the western side. The climb from the eastern side takes longer time. i.e from Kumshet
Overview / Itinerary:
Day 0: Friday.
Meeting Point: Kalyan ST stand Ticket Counter at 10.30pm on Friday Pune people please catch 06.35pm Indrayani / 06.50pm - Maysuru-Ajmer Express from Pune station and alight at Kalyan
Day 1: Saturday. Travel to Murbad by Bus and jeep journey till Bailpada from Murbad. 02.00 am - Reach Belpada and rest for 2 hours. 04.15 am - Wake-up call. Breakfast and tea. 05.30 am - Start Sadhale ghat trek. 01.00 pm - Reach Top and move to Kaladgad base and Lunch. Rest 02.00 pm - Hike Kaladgad 03.00 pm - Reach the top and Explore. 04.00 pm - Descend to Kumshet 06.00 pm - Reach Kumshet 08.00 pm - Dinner and retire for the day
Day 2: Sunday. 05.00 am - Wake-up call. Breakfast and tea. 06.30 am - Hike towards the Ajoba Top 09.00 am - Reach the top and explore the massive view of shayadri range from Kalsubai to Harishchandragad 10.30 am - Descend to Kumshet 01.00 pm - Lunch 02.30 pm - Start our return journey. 05.30 pm - Reach Kasara and disperse 09.00 pm - Reach Mumbai / Pune
Cost 2400/- PP
Includes : Transport from Kalyan to bailapada and Kumshet to Kasara. All Meals Equipment charges Expertise
Cost Excludes: Mineral water, Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks, etc. Anything other than above-mentioned inclusions.
Things to Carry : 3-liter water (Must) Torch with extra batteries (Must) Full sleeve T-shirts and full pant. (Must) Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks (Must) Sunscreen, Mosquito repellent, Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (Must) Proper Bedding like Sleeping Bag and Mat / 2 Shawls / 2 bed-sheets (Must) Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional) Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional) Carry eatable like fruits, dry fruits to munch on during trek and to avoid dehydration. A haversack to put in all the things. Good to have stick for support. Identity Card
RULES: No smoking. No plastic littering. Wear full sleeves, full track suite for protection. Proper footwear/shoes are essential for trek. Conserve and preserve our heritage. No deodorant / perfume. After the trek it's OK. We reserve all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice. No Extra adventure/out of itinerary behavior during trek. Trek leaders decision will be final and binding. Photographs will be taken during the activity which can be used for publicity purpose. Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety, Jewellery, Cash and baggage.
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check-up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration, and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes, etc should seek their physician's advice before coming.
REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY: No refund of the advance amount. If cancellation done prior to 20/10/7 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 3-4 days event/ Dudhsagar. No refund after that. If cancellation done prior to 6/3/2 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 1-2 days event. No refund after that. No cancellation amount will be refunded on Advance Payment. All the activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury. You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident(reasons beyond control (like Natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure, etc.)/ Natural calamity can happen & you agree that organizer shall not be held responsible for any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances. Refund shall be payable with respect to the given refund norms. Midas reserves all rights to modify/change the camp/ program and to pre-pone (advance)/postpone the event and Midas Group will not be liable to refund booking charges in such a case.