Trek to Ratangad [29th - 30th July 2017] - Registration is ON

Note: Departure starts from Pune.

Ratangad is a fort in Ratan Wadi, Maharashtra, overlooking the locale of Bhandardara, one of the oldest artificial catchment areas. The fort is about 2000 years old.
It has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called 'Nedhe' or 'Eye of the Needle'. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji and was one of his favorites. The base village Ratanwadi has an Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings. The fort is originated from the river Pravara/Amrutvahini.  The main attraction at Ratanwadi is the Amruteshwar temple dating back to the Hemadpant Era - roughly from the eighth century.

Sadhan Valley isurrounded by Alan, Madan, Kulang, Ratangad, Ajobagad & Kalsubai mountains of Sahyadri ranges. A very narrow and deep valley between two 200ft high rocks around 2km long. If time permits, and everyone is energetic to talk a bit we will visit the edge of Sandhan Valley (Need majority count).

Bhandardara is a holiday resort village on the western coast of India. The village is located in the Ahmednagar district of the state of Maharashtra, about 185 kilometers (115 mi) from Mumbai.
Bhandardara sits by the Pravara River, and is a blend of natural beauty, waterfalls, mountains, tranquility, greenery, invigorating air and pristine ambiance.


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Difficulty level  Moderate to Difficult
Elevation 4255Ft MSL
Approx Temperature  Max 30 degrees C
Washrooms Only at base camp
Food Basic Veg food
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.

Tentative Schedule:

Friday 28th July 2017
Planning departures from Mumbai & Pune (TBD)

Saturday 29th July 2017
05:00 AM - Reach Samrad. Freshenup in the wilderness. (A quick walk to Sandhan Valley edge if you can save 30mins times)
06:15 AM - Breakfast
07:00 AM - Start trekking up Ratangad from Trimbak darvaja, Samrad side
12:00 PM - Fast movers will reach early, but considering mixed group, you all are expected to reach on the top by noonish. Do not rush to  the top, enjoy the beauty while you climb, click enough pictures, look around and capture the memories.
01:00 PM - Packed lunch will be given to everyone.
                Rest, explore, fetch some water, collect firewood, socialize with the group.
05:00 PM - Visit to Sunset view point, Chai time. Take out your stock of your junk food. (We will try for some hot pakodas)

08:00 PM - Have Dinner (prepared on the top) and try to sleep as soon as possible to give enough rest to your sour muscles.

Sunday 30th July 2017

07:00 AM - Wake up call and Fresh n up. (no restrooms/bathroom on the top, Freshen-Up will be in the wilderness)

08:00 AM - Fetch Water, Have breakfast, deal with monkeys around & Packup.

09:00 AM - Start Climbing down.

12:00 PM - Reach to base, Start back to Pune, sightseeing visits to Sandhan Valley, Konkankada & Bhandardara Dam - Subject to enough time in the hand.

09:00 PM - Reach 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 2 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)

-Camera (Optional)

- Sleeping bag/mat (We will arrange for you, you have to carry it along with you)

Participation Fees: Rs.2500.00

Above Charges Includes: Transportation in Non-AC vehicle from Pune to Pune, Sleeping Bags, sleeping mat, Basic Veg food, Safety Gears and Medical kit, Permissions from Forest Dept., 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
Read our Refund Policy, in case we are forced to cancel this event.

Important points to be noted before registering

For any clarification email us at [email protected] or call on 9611102222

Office Address:

#472, 1st Floor,
80 Ft Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage,
Opp BSNL Telephone Exchange,
Landmark - Jeevan Bhima Nagar Main Rd.
Bangalore - 560 075

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