Junglee presents yet another thriller of a trek - This time to Kothaligad fort!
Kothaligad or Peth Fort is one of the few easy-level yet extremely scenic treks in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra. It takes only about 2.5 hours of the climb from the base village to the top! The trek to the top offers an extremely scenic view of the surrounding forts like Irshalgad, Bhimashankar, Dhak, etc.
Since its fairly easy to summit this fort, it is frequently visited by first-time trekkers and is a perfect way to tick off 'Monsoon Trekking in the Sahyadris' from your bucket list! Also, there's a steep staircase that was carved within the mountain to reach the top in the final leg of this trek. This staircase, surely a thriller, is the one place to give you chills down the spine as you climb through it!
About the trek:
Difficulty level: Easy
Base village: Peth (Karjat)
Height: 4,490 ft
Time taken to climb/descend: 2.5 hrs climb / 2 hrs descent (Approx)
Total distance covered: 12 km
Type: One day
Cost: INR 1050 per head (All inclusive)
21st September, '19
05:20 am: Board Karjat bound train from CSMT. Feel free to board this train from any Station near you (Timings mentioned below)
Midnight: Reach the top! While we're at it, we're gonna be crossing lots of streams, and we'll show you some secret waterfalls- where there'll be nobody but us ;) Also, treat your eyes with views of the mesmerizing Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. The last stretch to the summit, which is a steep staircase cut through the rocks, is an absolute thriller! You're gonna love it :)
12:45 pm: After spending a good time and clicking lots of pictures at the summit, it's now time to head back to the base village.
02:30 pm: Reach base village and freshen up. After changing clothes and getting yourself dry, your lip-smacking lunch is waiting for you! Have as much as you want, it's unlimited! :D
03:30 pm: Start the journey back to Karjat station and enjoy a scenic ride as you conclude the day's trek and already start planning for the next one!
04:30 pm: Reach Karjat station and board the train back to Mumbai / Pune after giving some warm goodbye hugs to the squad!
07:30 pm: Back home, back to the daily grind! Until next time, Junglees :*
-Private transport from Karjat station to base village and back
-Unlimited Veg lunch
-Entry fees & Guide expertise
-Basic First Aid assistance
-Experienced Junglee Leaders
-Refreshments at the trek
Things to carry/wear:
-Sturdy shoes for the trek & an extra pair of Slippers/ Sandals for the journey
-Drinking water (Min 2 ltrs)
-Ponchos / Windcheaters
-Cover the bag with rain cover
-Sweets/energy bars /Glucon D
-Extra pair of clothes
Medicines if required
-DO NOT miss the train from your nearest station. If you miss the train, you might well miss the trek too! The group won't wait for latecomers.
-A WhatsApp group with all the participants and organizers will be made a day before the trek to brief about any additional information and coordination within the group.
-Smoking or drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited at the trek. Anyone found indulging in either might be discarded from the group.
-If you haven't gone trekking before, Don't worry! We, the Junglees, encourage you to take your time and enjoy the climb with us! It's always about the fun we have during the journey; the destination doesn't really matter :)
30 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 25% will be deducted
15 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 50% will be deducted
7 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 75% will be deducted
1 week to the date of departure: No refund
(All refunds to be initiated only 3 days post the trip concludes)
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Junglee Outdoors holds the right to cancel the event / alter timings due to unforeseen/unfavorable circumstances (for eg. unfavorable weather)
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More about us:
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