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One Day Trek To Irshalgad Fort

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Sun, 29 Sep 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Irshalgad fort
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Short Info:

Irshalgad Trek

Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3700 FT above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy
Endurance: Medium
Base Village: Chauk-Irshalwadi

Irshalgad Fort Details

Irshalgad is located near Panvel coming under Karjat Taluka of Raigad District. Irshalgad Trek is 70 km and 95 km away from Mumbai & Pune respectively. Irshalgad is not a fort but a Pinnacle. However, Irshalgad Trek offers a beautiful view of the Matheran Range, Karnala, Prabalgad & Morbe Dam. Irshalgad Trek is also easy as it is a normal ascend to climb a hill, thus, making it a perfect destination for trekkers of beginner level.

Join us for Irshalgad Trek near Panvel to enjoy scenic views of Matheran Range.

Itinerary:

Irshalgad Trek Itinerary

Meeting Point: Panvel Station at 7.00 am

We are Waiting for you

Meet at Panvel Railway Station at 7 am as we will head to Chauk Thakurwadi, which is the base village of Irshalgad Trek, in our transfer vehicle.

Food First

We will reach Chauk Thakurwadi around 8 am. Enjoy the delicious breakfast before we begin our Irshalgad Trek.

Irshalgad, here we come!

Around 8:30 am we will start our trek. Savor the view this trek offers of NH4, Morbe Dam and glimpses of nearby fort such as Prabalgad, Karnala & Matheran Range.

Wow, we are here!

We will reach around 12:30 pm at the top. Explore the needle eye structure of Irshalgad Trek and the sight it provides. We will start the descend to Irshalwadi for Lunch around 1 pm.

Lovely Rural Lunch

Reach Irshalwadi around 1:30 pm. Feast on the local delicacies cooked by the villagers. We will start further descend by 2:30 pm.

What an Amazing Experience - Irshalgad Trek!

We reach the Chauk Thakurwadi around 4 pm. We will head back to Panvel Railway Station around 4:15 pm. Please don't forget to share your valuable feedback about your experience of this Irshalgad trek.

Costs:

INR 850 + 5% GST

Irshalgad Trek Inclusions:

Transportation from Panvel Railway Station to Panvel Railway Station
Breakfast
Lunch
First aid kit
Trek expertise

Irshalgad Trek Exclusions: 

 Any other personal expenses other than above.

Cancellation and Refund applicable on the Irshalgad 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 3 liters of drinking water
Photo ID card
Extra clothes and raincoat
 Personal medicine

Rules&FAQ:

Irshalgad 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 during Irshalgad Trek.
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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Irshalgad fort Nadhal, Maharashtra 410206, 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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