Trek to Ratangad

Location
:Ratangad, Nashik
Season
:Jul
Duration
:1 Day1 Night
Event Type
:Adventure
Level
:Moderate
Start From
:Pritam Hotel Dadar East
Ends
:Pritam Hotel Dadar East

Trek to Ratangad

Ratangad, Nashik
1 Day1 Night

Event Overview

“Ratan” means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. Geographically Ratangad is on the banks of Bhandardara lake in Ahmednagar district at a height of 4255 feet above sea level. With views of lake and highest mountains in Sahyadri looks very much lost in time.

A 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva, the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, is an absolute paragon of high class architecture of our ancestors, is at the base of this fort. Ratangad has still the remains of fortress with bastions and stone walls. Caves on the top is cut from the rock face and can easily accommodate 25 people at a time. Water cistems are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as water source. Eastern side of the fort has some fortification left; one can see Rani mahal here. From the southern side on can see Katrabai and Ajoba fort very close. This side has also some fortification left, but most of it is damaged. Climbing up on the northern side, one can see natural orifice (hole in rock, locally called nedhe) in the rock face, mostly made by wind. Strong winds can be experienced at this orifice. Decend to the western end of the fort leads closest to the Khutta Pinnacle via Trimbak Darwaja.
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Event Details

Schedule

Day 1 - Meet at Dadar
  • 23:00 Meeting point at Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East).
  • 23:15 Departure for Ratangad monsoon trek.
  • 23:50 Pickup point at Nitin Company Junction, Thane.
Day 2 - Trek to Ratangad
  • 05:00 Reach base village.
  • Rest in the bus till 6:00.
  • 06:30 Breakfast at the base village.
  • 07:30 Start ascending.
  • 10:30 Reach top. Explore the fort and Lunch.
  • 13:30 Start descending.
  • 16:00 Reach base village.
  • 16:30 Start return journey.
  • Evening snacks on the way.
  • 22:00 Approx. arrival at Mumbai.

Meal

Breakfast
Lunch

Adventure Activities

Trekking

Amenities

Firstaid
Guide
Transport

Transportation

Private Vehicle

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 11.00 PM Drop Time: 10.00 PM

Things To Carry

  • 2/3 liters of water.
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
  • Good Torch must with extra battery.
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek.
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters.
  • Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.
  • Double pack your valuables / phones in plastic bags.
  • Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet.
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
  • Identity Proof.
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.

Policy

Included

  • 1 veg Breakfast and 1 veg Lunch.
  • Dadar to Dadar travel by private vehicle.
  • Trek Leader Expertise Charges.
  • GST

Excluded

  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
  • 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.
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.

Terms & Conditions

Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.

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