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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Alang, Madan and Kulang is one of the most iconic adventures designed to challenge the trekker with narrow spaces, steep inclines, scary drops and rocky trails. As you go rappelling down difficult mountain cliffs, you'll stop at vantage points and admire stunning views of the rough and rugged hills in the Sahyadri range.

    After a day spent exploring craggy mountains and dense greenery, you'll spend the night inside the deep caves of Madan and wake up to a misty morning view of the sunrise. This adventure is perfect for travellers looking to take up a difficult trek near Mumbai to explore something a bit unique than most other treks in the Sahyadri.

    Destination

    Rising high above the flatlands in the Western Ghats near Mumbai, the three forts of Alang, Madan and Kulang offer a challenging yet enticing trek to adventure junkies. From the top of these forts, you look down at the deep valley and spot neighbouring hill forts of Ratangad and Harishchandragd on the horizon. The Kalsubai peak, the tallest in Maharashtra, can also be seen from the three forts.

    Destination highlights

    Sign up for a challenging trek near Mumbai. | Explore the three historic forts of Alang, Madan and Kulang. | Spend the night inside the caves of Madangad. | Get stunning views of the Sahyadri mountains.

    Activity Details

    915

    4852

    915

    18 km

    15 hrs

    9 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Alang, Madan and Kulang trek: Trek to Alang and Madan

    Arrive at Kasara railway station by 01:20 hrs. From here, you'll travel to the base village of Ambewadi and wait for the break of dawn. As the night clears away, you'll begin trekking to the fort of Alang. After a few hours of climbing over steep inclines, you'll reach Alang and explore the top. In the afternoon, you'll hike up and make your way to Madan, reaching the neighbouring fort by early evening. Overnight in caves at Madan.

    Overnight in caves at Madan.

    Pick-up time is at 01:20 hrs from the Kasara railway station. Travel to Ambewadi and trek to Alang and Madan. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll spend the night inside the caves of Madan. Please carry your own blankets and pillows.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kasara

    Madan

    01:20 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Alang, Madan and Kulang trek: Trek to Kulang
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations more than 6 days before departure of the Alang, Madan and Kulang trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 4-6 days before departure of the Alang, Madan and Kulang trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 2-3 days before departure of the Alang, Madan and Kulang trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 2 days before departure of the Alang, Madan and Kulang trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Please carry your own blankets and bed sheets for use during overnight stay in tents, as well as your own lunch box (plate, spoon and glass) for meals.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trip leader during the trek to Alang, Madan and Kulang.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to arrive at the meeting point on time. Delay in arriving at the meeting point may lead to missing the trip, without any refund.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Alang, Madan and Kulang to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff. Costs arising due to such changes in the itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

    Photographs taken by the tour operator during the trip may be published online for publicity purposes.
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    • Trekking Alang Madan Kulang Mumbai Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Kasara and Ambewadi in a private vehicle

    • All vegetarian meals from breakfast on day 1 to lunch on day 2
    • All equipment required for rappelling: harness, ropes etc.
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • Services of a trek leader and support staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Kasara

    • Any blankets or pillows inside the tents and lunch box (plate, spoon, glass)
    • Costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Warm jacket
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Track pants or hiking shorts
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Trekking shoes
    • Sun cap/hat
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Slippers or sandals

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private vehicle for transport between Kasara and Ambewadi
    • All equipment required for rappelling: harness, ropes etc.
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any

    You need to get

    • Daypack
    • Bed sheets and pillows or sleeping bags
    • Lunch box (plate, spoon, glass etc.)
    • Water bottle (3+ litres)
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks
    • Personal toiletries
    • Camera
    • Torch (with batteries)
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Hat/cap

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.