TREK TO GORAKHGAD
Dates as per your choice
About the Fort:-
Gorakhgad is a small fort at Dehri village near Murbad. Named after Saint Goraknath, the fort is at a height of 2150 ft above sea level. It is located in Murbad region, on the extended range of Bhimashankar mountains. No major battle is recorded to have taken place here. Two spectacular pinnacles can be seen from Dehri – the smaller one is Machchindragad and the bigger one Gorakhgad.
Route:- From Kalyan (on the Bombay-Pune Main Line) one has to travel to Murbad and further to Narivali or Dehri or Khopiwali. The most common trek routes are from Narivali or Dehri and are quite steep, Barren & marred by lot of scree. We will take an off beat route which goes behind the Gorakhgad massif and emerges in the col betwen Gorakhgad and Macchindra Pinnacle. most part of this route will be thru good forest and thus in shade. While on the way down we will take a different route which goes down to Dehri Village
This fort does not stand alone. Its a trio. Siddhagad, Gorakhgad and Macchindragad are the trio forts with Siddhagad as the biggest among three. The final climb to the pinnacle involves a steep rock patch that leads to a small temple. The top of the rock passes through a bit tough route. Though not a technical climb, it has high exposure. The trek offers a perfect getaway for the city dwellers and the pleasant monsoon showers only add to the rich experience.The gradient of the trek is non strenuous and can be thoroughly enjoyed by those new to trekking.
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Itinerary for Trek:-
06.00 am – Assemble at Dadar TT near King George School on L M Napoo Road
8.00 am - Breakfast at Thane or in the Bus
09:30 am – Reach Khopiwali village
10:00 am – Start ascending towards Gorakhgad
1:00 pm– At top
2:00 pm - start descend –
5:00 pm– At base village – Dehri for Tea
Back Home by 8.30 / 9.00 pm
Things to carry:-
• Carry one time meal (Lunch) for the trek.
• Canvas shoes / Sports shoes
• Ruck sack / Shoulder bag which can hold following items
• Water Bottle (2 Litres Minimum)
• Plate, spoon.
• Spare Cotton Track pant & T- shirts 1 no each.
• Personal medical kit (personal medicines if any, prescribed by family Dr.)
• Lunch to be carried on your own (and for sharing with friends)
• Please do not carry gold ornaments or any other valuables.
• Please do not carry handbags or zolas for the trek.
• Avoid Chapels / Slippers for trek
• Camera, Binocular is allowed at your own risk
• for safety please follow the expert’s/ Instructors advice on trek.
Trek Cost –
950/- INR per person (with private transport)
50% Advance while confirming bookings.
Balance 50% to be done at least 3 days before commencement of trek.
> Private vehicle transport
> Tea, Breakfast, Evening Tea (Lunch not included)
> European standard Safety Equipments as required.
> First Aid Kit
Mineral Water/ Soft Drinks
On route food/snacks on your journey. Lunch.
Insurance/ Personal Medication
Any other expenses not mentioned in Includes
7 days and less nil refund.
8 days to 21 days 50% refund.
21 days to 45 days 75% refund.