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Harishchandragad is one of the best trekking spot in the Sahyadris of Maharashtra. Harishchandragad is also known as trekker’s paradise, located in the Boundaries of Pune, Thane & Ahmednagar Districts of Maharashtra state in India. This fort has got an eye pleasing natural beauty, along with a diverse flora and fauna. Harishchandragad is famous for a lot of specialties such as its marvelous natural beauty, tough trek & none other than the beautiful Konkan Kada. The most fascinating spot in Harishchandragad is the Konkan Kada. Taramati peak is another spot for panoramic view of the valleys. Taramati peak is the highest peak on Harishchandragad in Maharashtra. One must visit Temple of Harishchandreshwar, Kedareshwar Cave, Ganesh Gufa, Saptatirtha, Kedareshwar, Konkan Kada, Taramati peak.
Last date of Enrollment: 16 April, 2015
Departure Date & Time:18 April by Sharp 11.30 pm at SP College, Tilak Road.
Arrival Date & Time:19 April around 11.00 pm at SP College, Tilak Road. (We may come to Pune ONE Hour Before OR After the given time)
Meeting Time and Place:18 April at SP College, Tilak Road by sharp 11.15 pm
Walking Time (estimated): 4 hours to reach the Top from Base Village & 4 Hours to get Down.
Endurance Grade: Medium
Requirements: Non – Swimmers, Swimmers both are Welcome except pregnant ladies, heart patients and people with severe asthma.
Age Group: 15 to 50 years (people above 50 years will be allowed after meeting at Explorers Office)
Batch Limit: 50 Participants
Mode of Transport: Pune – Khireshwar – Pune by Private Non AC High back Bus.
Route: Pune – Nashik Phata – Aalephata – Khubi Phata – Khireshwar (Base Village)
After attendance Depart for Harishchandragad
Reach Khireshwar Village. Briefing about Trek. Toilets are not available throughout the Trek & at Base Village.
Start Trekking. Minimum 4 hours steep walk required to reach the Top.
Reach Harishchandragad. Before reaching top go through Small Rock Patches (Easy). MorningTea & Packed Breakfast on Fort.
Explore the Fort like Kokan Kada, Taramati Peak, Caves, Carvings, Kedareshwar, etc. with TeamExplorers. Minimum 2 hours trek isrequired for Fort Sightseeing.
Have a Lunch on Fort in a cave. After Lunch relax for 1 Hour
Start Descending the Fort. No one is allowed to descend early & leave the group.
Reach Base Village. Evening Tea at Base. Girls can change their cloths in a Local Home & boys can change in a Bus.
Start return journey towards Pune with happy memories.
Reach SP College Tilak Road, Pune via same route.
A Good Quality of Rucksack suitable for One day Trek with all inside Luggage packed in a Plastic Bag.
Minimum 3 Ltr. Water Bottles.
Extra Dress in a plastic Bag.
Rainproof / Sun Cap / Warm Wear as per Season.
Napkin / Towel.
Glucon – D OR Electrol – Optional
Shoes Compulsory in a Good Condition while trekking.
Dress Code – T-shirt, Flexible Track pant. (HALF PANT NOT ALLOWED.)
Personal Medicines, if any.
This is just a reminder list of what to Bring. You can bring other things as per the Need.
Transport by Train. (Pune – Khandala by Singhgad Express & Lonavala – Pune by Local).
Trekking with all safety measures.
Morning Tea & Breakfast (Limited)
Flying Fox with all Adventure Gears, if separately registered.
Expert Team of Explorers.
First aid kit.
Government Service Tax.
Tea & Lunch on Sunday, Cold drinks, Mineral water, etc.
Private orders of Tea, Breakfast, Meals, etc.
Personal expenses of any kind.
Medical expenses other than “First aid”.
Any other charges not mentioned in “Fees Include“.
Food: Pure Vegetarian Food will be served by Explorers. If you want Non veg. Food, you can take it at Extra Cost at Actual. Please take the Railway Food (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner) in Proper time at Own Cost.
Medicine: Bring personal medicines, if any & the necessary things given in a list.
Railway Reservation*s: It is not possible for Explorers to ensure that the Participants will get Railway Reservations together or in the same compartment because of random seat allotment by Railway Computerized System.
Transport & Jungle Safari: For Jungle Safari six people can travel in a Gypsy, but it is not sure that same Group / Family can travel in a same Gypsy. If any Natural Calamity or Technical problem results into late or Safari get cancelled then Explorers or the leaders of Explorers are not responsible for same & in that case No refund is admissible.
Jungle Safari Zone: For Jungle Safari Explorers will choose the Safari zones as per the availability. We are not giving commitment of any specific zone Safari.
Room Allotment: In case of Odd number of Participants or Male / Female Ratio, It is not possible for Explorers to ensure that same Group / Family will accommodate in a same Room. TWO Persons on Bed & TWO persons will be provided by Mattresses, Blanket, Pillow, etc.
Hot Water: In Early Morning Warm Water will be served for Refreshment & in Afternoon Hot Water for Bath.
Drinking Water: Mineral Water Bottles will not be provided by the Explorers throughout the Tour.
During the Camp all the participants should obey all the instructions and decisions taken by the authorised representative of Explorers or Camp Leader.
During any type of event, in case of any dispute for whatsoever reasons, the decision of the Camp Leader or authorized representative of Explorers shall be final and binding on all the participants. The Participants shall be solely liable for the risks, responsibilities and consequences.
Medical Treatment: In case of any medical ailments, a disorder etc. which the participants are suffering or have suffered from, it is his/her responsibility to inform the organisers in advance, before commencement of the camp or trek. If required, the participant(s) will have to take medical treatment from the doctor / attendant available on the campsite or from the nearest available medical centre or hospital. The expenses for all medical treatment and arrangements for the same will be solely borne by the participant ONLY. The Camp Leader or the authorised representative shall have complete discretion to continue the camp without the participant(s) suffering from medical problem.
Photographs or Video Clips: Explorers reserves the right to use Photographs / Video Clips of the tourist taken on tour and / or given by tourist, for promotion of the Company’s Business without obtaining prior permission of the concerned tourist. Consumption of liquor, tobacco products, cigarette etc. is strictly prohibited during any type of Event. The trek will be considered over only when we are back to our decided arrival place.
Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Any breach of the above two rules will be taken seriously, and will be removed from the trek or camp, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Explorers, it’s instructors, organisers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
If the participants have enrolled for the activities like wildlife camping or any type of adventure sports activity, then all the risks and responsibilities related to and arising from such activities shall be solely upon such participants and Explorers shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever.
Insurance: Neither participants nor any event shall be insured by Explorers, unless mentioned specifically. Please Note that any Claims, disputes, court case, etc. shall be subject to Pune Jurisdiction only.