Info: Type: Hill Fort Grade: Medium Endurance Level: Medium Height: 3676 Ft. Base Village: Nirgudpada
Harihar: Harihar fort appears to be rectangular in shape from its base village. It 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. A one metre wide rocky staircase with niches in it is carved out for ascending & descending the fort. There are 117 steps in all. After you climb the first rocky staircase (main entrance) we walk thru below a overhang with a sheer drop. Again one has to climb a set of steep stairs (with niches), then pass thru a staircase inside the rock (like Peth-kothligad fort) and then reach the top of the fort. The view from the top is excellent. After climbing these steps, we get up to the entrance door. The fort has got a tapering plateau with a raised level in the middle. There is a small temple of Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva on the plateau. A small pond is there in front of this temple. Water from this pond can be used for drinking. Making headway from here we come across a palace having two rooms in it. 10 to 12 persons can be accommodated in this palace. 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 & took him two days to do the climb. This cliff is about 170 meters in height.
Itinerary: Meeting Point : Kasara Railway station by 01.20am on Sunday i.e. Saturday Mid-Night
Mumbai people : please Catch 10.50pm Kasara Fast Local from CST and meet us at Kasara. Pune people : Please catch 06.35pm Indrayani / 06.50pm - Maysuru-Ajmer Express from Pune station and alight at Kalyan and catch below mentioned local from kalyan.
Travel to Base village via Private transport Reach base village by 3.30am and rest till 6.00am in Vehicle 07.30am : Trek Start after Breakfast and Tea 09.30am : Reach Top and Explore the fort 11.30am : Start descend 02.00pm : Lunch at Nirgudpada 05.30pm: Reach Kasara
Cost Rs. 1099/- PP
It Includes : Transport from Kasara to Kasara Breakfast, Tea and Lunch. Expertise.
Cost Excludes: Mineral water, Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks etc. Anything other than above mentioned inclusions.
Things to Carry : 3 lit water (Must) - Proper rain-gears like Umbrella / Raincoat / Windcheater (Must) - Packs things properly to protect from rain (Must) Torch with extra batteries (Must) Full sleeve T-shirts and full pant.(Must) Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks (Must) Sunscreen, Mosquito repellant,Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (Must) For oevrnight or two day trek please carry bedding. (For 1 day trek bedding is not needed) - Proper Bedding like Sleeping Bag and Mat / 2 Shawls / 2 bed-sheets (Must) Camera, Cap etc. (Optional) Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional) Carry eatable like fruits, dry fruits to munch on during trek and to avoid dehydration. A haversack to put in all the things. Good to have stick for support. Identity Card
RULES: No smoking. No plastic littering. Wear full sleeves, full track suite for protection. Proper footwear/shoes are essential for trek. Conserve and preserve our heritage. No deodorant / perfume. After trek its OK. We reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice. No Extra adventure/out of itinerary behavior during trek. Trek leaders decision will be final and binding. Photographs taken during the activity which can be used for publicity purpose. Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety, Jewellery, Cash and baggage.
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.
REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY: No refund of advance amount. If cancellation done prior to 20/10/7 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 3-4 days event/ Dudhsagar. No refund after that. If cancellation done prior to 6/3/2 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 1-2 days event. No refund after that. No cancellation amount will be refunded on Advance Payment. All the activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury. You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident(reasons beyond control (like Natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc.)/ Natural calamity can happen & you agree that organizer shall not be held responsible for the any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances. Refund shall be payable with respect to the given refund norms. Midas reserves all rights to modify/change the camp/ program and to pre-pone (advance)/postpone the event and Midas Group will not be liable to refund booking charges in such a case.