to Lingana with Rappelling and Rock Climbing [21st - 22nd January 2017]
Registration is ON
Note: Departure starts from Pune.
Lingana is a massive pinnacle on the mainline of the Sahyadris between Raigad and Torna. It is in the Mahad Taluka of Raigad district. It is 35 km away from Mahad town. It takes its name from its shape which is like a linga. It is 2969 feet high with an ascent of four miles, the first half is easy to climb while the second is difficult. Its rock cut steps have been destroyed and the fort is almost completely inaccessible. The top of the fortified rock is 2500 feet square. No fortifications or buildings remain but there are traces of a grain store and some cisterns.
Lingana fort was built by Shivaji Maharaj in 1648 to
secure central Konkan against the Sidis. Under the Marathas, Lingana was used as
a penal settlement. The prisoners were confined to rock dungeons with one
dungeon holding 50 prisoners. Lingana was captured by a Colonel Prother in 1818.
|Difficulty level||Moderate to Difficult|
|Elevation||2696 Ft MSL|
|Approx Temperature||Max 32 degrees C|
|Food||Basic Veg food (2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner)|
|Transport||Non-A/C (According to group size) - Expect bumpy ride due to the bad road.|
|IMP Note||There are thorny/itchy bushes enroute, avoid wearing shorts.|
06:00 PM - Have
Dinner (prepared on the top) and try to sleep as soon as possible to give
enough rest to your sour muscles.
Sunday 22nd January 201706:00 AM - Wake up call and Freshen up. (no restrooms/bathroom on the top, Freshen-Up will be in the wilderness)
10:00 AM - Reach the summit
11:00 AM - Start Rappelling.
03:00 PM - Reach to base. Start climbing down towards base
06:00 PM - Start back to Pune.
Go Through Things to Carry page and make your best judgment on packing your backpack.
Suggested things to carry:
-Torch with Spare Batteries (Mandatory)
-Good Trekking shoes
-One Back Pack
-Water Bottles 3 litres
-Change of Clothes for Two Days
-Sunscreen & Sunglasses
-Toiletries (Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, etc.)
-Allergy medication (if any)
-Energy Food & Drinks like Chocolate, Nutribars, Juice packs, Glucon-D etc (If you wish)
-Sleeping bag/mat (We will arrange for you, you have to carry it along with you)
Participation Fees: Rs.3500/-
Above Charges Includes: Transportation in Non-AC vehicle from Pune to Pune, Sleeping Bags, Basic Veg food, Safety Gears and Medical kit, Coordinator from BMC, Local Guide.
Above Charges does not Include: Food enroute, any other expenses not considered above.
Read thru Cancellation Policy page, just in case you have to cancel participation