Naneghat Pass (approx 2750 Ft MSL):
This sheer cliff is a well know landmark, very clearly visible from Konkan region as you pass on your way from Kalyan towards Malshej. The walls of this pass jut out from the main range and hence command a magnificent view of the great bend in the Sahyadri. This is a pass, which once in history, enjoyed prime importance. The inscriptions, the steps, the rock-cut rest houses, and the cisterns all point out the historic fact that this route was frequently used as far back as the 1st century B.C. The Naneghat area and the caves are now very popular due to an easy access from Malshej ghat road.
Jivdhan (approx 3750 Ft MSL): (This trek totally depends on Rain)
The fort stands at an important position and most important guard of Naneghat. From here any help to Naneghat could reach in less time. It was under Bahmani control and after that it went to Nizamshah. In 1636, Nizamshahi declined. Shahajiraje rescued Murtiza, the last Nizam from Jivdhan and took with him to the fort of Pemgiri. But he was trapped by Mughals and had to hand him over to them. This was the end of Nizamshahi. In 1818, the British captured all the forts here and destroyed them. Jivdhan too became a victim and the main entrance was destroyed. Even today the marks of those cannot go unnoticed as we climb the fort.
Durg Fort (approx 3900 Ft MSL):
Durg is a small fort with no remnants just a hill with many stones lying atop. At the base of the fort there is a small temple of Ma Durg.
Dhakoba (approx 4100 Ft MSL):
Being the highest point on the plateau Dhakoba offers commanding view of the surrounding. One can spot, Naneghat, Jivdhan, Durg, Ahupe, and Gorakhgad from here. The main thrill is the view of the straight falling cliffs in the Konkan area.
Bhimashankar (approx 3500 Ft MSL):
Bhimashankar is one of the 12 Jyotirlings of India, a pilgrimage place approximately 3500 feet high up in the hills. The area around Bhimashankar is covered with thick dense jungle. The Maharashtra Government has also declared it a Sanctuary. The sanctuary is small (only about 100 sq. km’s), but it is home to a wide variety of animals Leopard, Sambhar, Barking deer, Porcupines, Grey Jungle fowls, Wild pig, Hanuman langur, Rhesus macaque and Flying Squirrel etc. The sanctuary is famous as the home of a highly endangered subspecies of the Indian Giant Squirrel – Shekharu (Ratufa indica elphistoni), which is also the state animal of Maharashtra.
Shiva Temple: The temple of Bhimashankar is around 1200 – 1400 years old and is built on the Hemad Panthi style. There are very beautiful sculptures and paintings on the roof and pillars of the temple. At the front of the temple hangs a huge metal bell cast in 1729. There is also a 15-20 feet high “Deepmala” or lamppost in the outer corridor of the temple. There is also an inscription on stone on this lamppost. It is to be noted that the original name of the river Chandrabhaga at Pandharpur is Bhima. This Bhima River originates at Bhimashankar.
Date: Thursday 14th October - Sunday 17th October 2021
Cost: Rs: 2999 /- Per person
Day 0: Thursday, 14th October 2021
10:00 pm - Meet the Trikon team at Kalyan ST Stand (West) near Enquiry counter
10:30 pm - Will start travelling for Naneghat Base village by bus.
Day 1: Friday, 15th October 2021 (Dusshera)
01:30 am – Reach Naneghat Base village and start the trek post introduction.
04:00 am – Reach Naneghat top and rest till morning.
07:00 am – Good Morning.. Have Breakfast
08:00 am - Post breakfast start our trek to Jivdhan Fort (This trek totally depends on Rain)
10:00 am – Reach the Fort and Explore the Fort
11:00 am - Descend to Ghatghar village
12:30 pm - Reach Ghatgar village and have lunch
02:00 pm - Start the trek to Amboli Village
06:00 pm – Reach Amboli Village and fresh up.
08:00 pm - Dinner & Overnight stay at Amboli Village
Day 2: Saturday, 16th October 2021
06:00 am – Good Morning. Freshen up. Time For a 2 day long trek
06:30 am – Morning Tea and Breakfast Post B/f & Tea
07:30 am – Start the Trek to Dhakoba fort (Approx 3.5 Hrs)
11:00 am – Reach Dhakoba Fort and Explore
11:30 am – Start the Trek to Durg Fort (Approx 2.5 Hrs)
02:00 pm – Reach Durg Fort, Explore and have Packed Lunch
04:00 pm – Start Moving to Ahupe Village for Overnight Stay (Approx 4 Hrs)
08:00 pm – Reach Ahupe Village, freshen up and have dinner and stay
10:00 pm – Good Night
Day 3: Sunday, 17th October 2021
06:00 am – Good Morning Trikoners. Freshen up
06:30 am – Morning Tea and Breakfast
07:00 am – Start moving to Bhimashankar via Kondwal Village (Approx 6 hrs)
12:30 pm – Temple darshan at Bhimashankar
01:00 pm – Lunch Time at Bhimashankar (Trek Ends Here)
02:30 pm – Return to Mumbai / Pune by Public/Private buses.
Things to Carry
2 ltrs water
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
Snacks, Biscuits, Fruits, Health Drinks
Sleeping Bags (Must)
Extra Pair of Clothes (Must)
Torch with extra battries (Must)
Rain coat/ Poncho/ Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
Bunch Of Papers
Plate, Mug, Spoon
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
Please carry medicines if you need any
Monsoon Safety Measures
- Put clothes, money, camera, phone etc in polythenes while packing
- Wear shoes with good grips
- Use repellents to keep bugs away
- Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand etc.
- Do not stray away from your group during the trek
- Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts
- Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
- Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
- Dear Trikoners, always remember SHOES are your best companion on a trek! Please wear a good pair of TREKKING SHOES and not sports or running shoes. Make sure they are durable and firm enough to withstand tough conditions. You can carry floaters to wear only after the trek is completed. Feel free to contact Trikoner buddies prior to the trek in case of any confusion.
Fitness & Health:
Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.
What is included in the tour
- Transport From Kalyan to Naneghat Base
- Food: Day 1 and 2 – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 3 – Breakfast and lunch
- Overnight Stay at Base Village
- Trikon Expertise
- 5% GST
What is NOT included in the tour
- Transportation From Mumbai – Kalyan and Bhimashankar to Mumbai/Pune
- Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc
- Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
- Panoramic views of Jivdhan and Dhakoba
- Satavahana era caves
- Stone inscriptions
- Ma Durga Temple
- Witness Naneghat, Jivdhan, Durga, Ahupe, Gorakhgad from Dhakoba
- Waterfalls !!!!
- Pristine Beauty
- Huge mountains
- Explore the Majestic and Ancient Shiva Temple
- Ladders ascend and descend
- Total Trek is around 110KM
· Identity Card
· 2 ltrs water
· Trekking Shoes
· Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
· Snacks & biscuits
· Extra pair of clothes
· Clean napkin or towel
· Rain coat/ Poncho / Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
· Cap, sunglasses, scarf
· Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
· Camera (optional)
· Please carry personal medicines if any
· Mask & Hand Sanitizer
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Anybody found consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Fitness & Health – Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.
Important Information: Dear Trikoners, always remember SHOES are your best companion on a trek! Please wear a good pair of TREKKING SHOES and not sports or running shoes. Make sure they are durable and firm enough to withstand tough conditions. You can carry floaters to wear only after the trek is completed. Feel free to contact Trikoner buddies prior to the trek in case of any confusion.