Harihar fort is built on a triangular prism of rock. Its three faces and two edges are absolutely vertical (90 degrees). The third edge towards the west is inclined at an angle of 75 degrees. One meter wide rocky staircase is carved out for ascending & descending the fort. There are 117 steps in all. After the first rocky staircase, there is an overhang with a sheer drop. The view from the top is excellent. There is a small temple of Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva on the plateau.
A small pond is there in front of this temple. One of the vertical drops of the fort facing the Nirgudpada village is called 'Scottish kada', perhaps because it was climbed for the first time in November 1986 by Doug Scott, the legendary Himalayan mountaineer.
Elevation: 3676 feet Grade: Medium
Itinerary: 10th August, Saturday 00:15 - Catch 00:10 CST-Kasara slow local (Dadar-00:33, Thane-01:04) 11th August, Sunday 03:00 Reach Kasara. This is the final meeting point. Leave for the base village of Harihar Fort by private vehicle 05:00 - Reach base village. Get fresh. Take breakfast & tea 06:00 - Start ascending the fort 08:30 - Reach top & explore fort 10:00 - Start Descending 11:00 - Reach base village and leave for Kasara. Lunch at Dhaba on the way 14:00 - Reach Kasara & catch local to Mumbai
Fees: Rs. 1000
Includes: 1. Traveling from Kasara to base village and back 2. Morning breakfast & tea 3. Lunch
Excludes: 1. Any personal expenses 2. Any other charges not mentioned in "Includes" Carrying or consuming alcohol and addictive substance is strictly prohibited in the trek. If caught, you will be expelled from the group without any further discussions or refund.
Things to be carried: - At least 2 liters of drinking water (preferably in PET bottles) - Torches - Good trekking or sport shoes. - blankets - Raincoat, Bag cover, etc. - We appreciate participants carrying juice packets and fruits like oranges, dates, pomegranate, etc