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One Day Trek To Manikgad Fort

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Sun, 11 Aug 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Manikgad Fort
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Manikgad Trek Info

Type: Hillfort
Fort Height: 1867 ft.
Region: Panvel
Grade: Medium
Endurance: Hig

Manikad Fort Details

Manikgad Fort is located near the Panvel of Raigad District. Manikgad Trek is 62 km and 116 km away from Mumbai and Pune respectively. Manikgad Trek is easy but tiresome as one has to take a complete round of the fort to enter. On reaching, you will find 2 3 water cisterns, remnants of the fort, limestone grinder, and a temple. Manikgad fort was built by Bhoj Raja before Shivaji Maharaj took this fort under the Maratha regime. In the treaty of Purandar, this Manikgad fort was handed over to Mughals among many others.

Many trekkers visit this fort during monsoon as it does not exhaust them much and the surrounding is picturesque. If the weather is clear one can view Karnala, Irshalgad, Prabalgad, and glimpses of Kalavantin Durg.

Itinerary:

Manikgad Trek Itinerary

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Meet at Panvel Railway Station at 7 am. We will travel in the transfer vehicle to Vashivali village which is the base village of Manikgad fort.

Food First

We will reach Vashivali village around 8 am. Before we begin the Manikgad trek please fill your stomach with a simple but healthy breakfast. After a brief round of Introduction and Instructions, we will begin the Manikgad Trek.

Manikgad Fort, we are here

After starting the trek around 9 am, we will reach Manikgad Fort around 12:30 pm. Relax and enjoy the views of nearby forts and surroundings. Do not forget to take ample photo and safe selfies. We will descend back to the base village around 1:30 pm.

Late Lunch

We will reach the base village around 4 pm. Enjoy the delicious lunch cooked by the villagers to regain the lost energy.

Wow, What an Amazing Experience of Manikgad Trek

By 5 pm, we will leave to Panvel Railway Station in the transfer vehicle. Please share your experience of Manikgad Trek and feedback on the way back. We wish you all the best for your further journey.

Manikgad Trek Inclusions:

Transportation by private vehicle from Panvel to Panvel
Breakfast
Lunch
Guide
Expertise charges

Manikgad Trek Exclusions: 

Any other than mentioned above
GST 5%

Cancellation and Refund applicable on the Manikgad Trek tour cost: 

if cancellation is done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
If cancellation is done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded.
After that, no refund will be provided.

Things To Carry:

At least 2 liters of drinking water.
A photo ID card.
Good trekking or sport shoes (Compulsory)
Some ready to eat food (plum cakes, biscuits)
Electral/ Tang powder/ Glucose-D/ Salt
Cap, camera, mobile phones, socks, extra pairs of clothes. ( if required)
Any personal medicine.
Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc. If carried, then we do not take any liability for the loss of the same.

Rules&FAQ:

Manikgad Trek Rules:

In Mountains & Jungles, smoking attracts honeybees and one has to face dangerous "honeybee attack" where survival of the person is difficult, hence smoking is strictly prohibited.
Drinking Alcohol is strictly prohibited.
The leader's Decision will be Final and Binding.
Small Steps Adventures reserves all the right to Change/ Deviate/ Cancel the plans without prior notice.
Telephonic Confirmation for booking is Mandatory; if unable to contact us then send a text message and we will call you back.
Please do not carry Handbags or Jholas or Sling bags on treks.
Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc. If carried, then we do not take any liability for the same.

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Manikgad Fort Gherakilla Manikgad, Maharashtra 410220, India
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Really loved this trek.. while going in , the uphill task is a little daunting.

The woods are real thick at some places and ambiance is quite refreshing.

The climb is difficult at some places as there are not well constructed steps.

However, some parts up the fort are steep and takes a challenging climb.

The paths are streams of either bogs or mossy rocks -- each having their own fun hazards.

But that is what keeps the trek natural and exciting.

There are pretty white crabs in the stream-paths -- very interesting.

The trip to top was awesome.

The strong breeze blowing at the top quickly dries off the sweat from the climb too.

This was the week of onslaught of the monsoon, so it was amazing warm monsoon rain and as we got closer there was also mist and fog.

It was green and wet all over.

The view of the surrounding countryside from the top is simply breathtaking. Well worth the climb up.

The fort is in ruins and makes a beautiful place for pictures..

The greenery just added to the awesomeness. the view from top is gorgeous..

There is nothing much to see atop the fort except some water cisterns and the thumbs up point.

The shape of the hill-top is fascinating. It replicates your mood giving you a thumbs up when you finish a couple of tough climbs,

but also taking the opportunity of showing a ""up yours"" when you're struggling.

From the top you can really appreciate the control this fort would have given the incumbent in seasons like this.

Really loved the time spent on top.

There is nothing much to see at the top of the fort except the surroundings.

However, we were treated to a spectacular view from the top.

It indeed feels great once we have reached the top.

But the moment we reached the top, clouds began moving in and all of a sudden it just started pouring..

The sudden change was indeed welcome.

But due to the rains, the path down had become super slippery..

Coming down was difficult in the bad patches due to steepness of the rocky roads.

My research had dismissed the climb as an ""easy"" one: I can attest that in the monsoon rain and fog it is definitely close to the top rating on difficulty.

But this shouldn't daunt you since you're likely to be surrounded

by singing dancing dare-devil fellow trekkers in this season.

There is a small bird sanctuary just at the base.

We were treated to the sights of peacocks and a few little rabbits.

All is well that ends well. It was worth the while, and the victory of surmounting the difficult is always sweet.

Overall Experience was amazing...Simply wow... cannot get over with the great experience...totally spellbound by the beauty of the place...

never felt so close to nature especially after the concrete jungle that is Mumbai

The initial climb is a tough one, the middle is a ridge -- a reward with great views.

The climb is steep but on the bright side very short ( barely 3 kms).

However I feel that this trek does offer a great break from busy and polluted citylife.

In conclusion, trekking up Karnala is a fun and enriching experience.

Thanks to SSA for this beautiful memorable experience... Team leaders were very polite and helpful...The food was provided just like ghar ka khana... Fellow trekkers were so good and friendly... really enjoyed...Once again Thank you SSA....
- by PRERANA JAGANNATH BHATADE for One Day Trek to Karnala Fort organized by smallstepsadventures@gmail.com .
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