Total time required for climbing: 3 hours of climb
Duration: 1 Night 1 Day
About Harihar Fort:
Harihar fort / Harshagad is a fort located in, Nashik, Maharashtra. It is an important fort in Nashik district and was constructed to look upon the trade route through Gonda Ghat. It receives many visitors because of its peculiar rock-cut steps. Harihar fort was built during the Yadava period. It was surrendered by Shahaji Raje Bhosale to Khan Zamam in 1636 along with Trymbak and other Poona forts. The fort was captured by Captain. Briggs in 1818 along with the other 17 forts.
There are two base villages of the fort, Harshewadi, and Nirgudpada. The Harshewadi is 13 km from Trymbakeshwar. The climb from Harshewadi is more easier than from the Nirgudpada. A wide, safe trekking path starts from the hillock north of the Nirgudpada. It passes through scrub forest till it reaches an open ridge which is connected to the fort. It takes about an hour to reach the scarp of the hill on which the fort is situated.The ascend through the 60 mtr rock-cut steps is wonderful. It is like a stone ladder placed at 60 degrees along the scarp. The steps are worn out at many places yet the holes on either side of the steps are conveniently cut for holding onto. After reaching the main entrance, the paths take a left traverse and again helical rock-cut steps are to be climbed, which are steeper than the earlier. the steps finally end with a narrow entrance. At many places, the steps are very narrow that, only a single person can climb at a time. Accommodation is possible on the fort as well as in the local villages.
Night Trek full of adventure
Steep steps which are safe and easy to climb
Amazing view from the top of the fort
Thrilling trek to feed your adventurous soul on each and every step.
We'll be boarding the below train from a nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience:
Kasara Slow Local
09:32 pm CST
09:40 pm Byculla
09:50 pm Dadar
10:00 pm Kurla
10:06 pm Ghatkopar
10:27 pm Thane
10:50 pm Dombivli
11:01 pm Kalyan
12:11 am Kasara
Meeting Point : Kasara Railway Station at 12:15 am
12:15 am Meetup, freshen up, gear up for the trek have breakfast and tea
12:30 am Leave for base village in a private taxi
02:30 am Reach base village
02:45 am Introduction round and brief on rules and regulations to be followed by everyone on the event
03:00 am Start the trek with a small warm up walk.
04:30 am Reach Machi and take some rest
06:00 am Reach top, Explore the fort, Enjoy the view of the surrounding
07:00 am Start descend back to the base
09:30 am Reach Base Village and Have Breakfast
10:00 am Start the return Journey towards Kasara Railway Station
12:00 pm Reach Kasara station and take a return train to mumbai
02:00 pm Reach Mumbai and bid adieu with a promise to meet soon
The cost per head includes the following.
Unlimited breakfast in the morning
Tea in the morning
First aid and first responder assistance in case required
MPA administration charges if any
Do read our terms and conditions before registration.
All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered.
Insurance, tips, porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
Things to carry:
Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc
2 Litres of water must
Good trekking shoes
Torch with extra batteries
Extra pair of clothes, socks, Wind Cheater optional
Cap, Camera, Power bank as Optional
1 packet of electrol, enerzal, glucon-D
Medications if required for individual
Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible
And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.