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  • Trip introduction

    This challenging trek takes you to the summits of the triple forts of Alang, Madan and Kulang, 4900 feet above sea level. You'll negotiate steep rocky patches, craggy rock faces and the dense forests of the Sahyadris to discover these ancient forts. En route, you'll get stunning views of the Kalsubai peak, and the forts of Ratangad, Harihar and Harishchandragad from Madangad and Kulangad. In the evenings, you'll relax around a bonfire and you'll get to sleep in a cave at Madangad.

    NOTE: The Alang Madan Kulang trek is one of the toughest treks in Maharashtra. It involves long hours of trekking each day, as well as some steep sections that require elementary rock climbing. This trek is only recommended for trekkers with prior trekking experience.

    Destination

    Located in the Kalsubai range of the Western Ghats, these forts stand tall at over 4800 feet each. From the top, you'll get sprawling views in all directions. Apart from this, the top of Alang has a huge plateau, 2 caves, a small temple and 11 water cisterns and you'll spend the night in one of Madangad's magnificent and eerie caves.

    Destination highlights

    Take on the challenge of a triple-fort trek. | Summit Maharashtra's highest forts in the Kalsubai range. | Explore the ruins of these ancient forts, with plenty of temples, caves, and water cisterns. | Spend 3 days exploring the wilderness of the Western Ghats.

    Activity Details

    915

    4852

    915

    18 km

    15 hrs

    9 km

    Trip details
  • The Alang Madan Kulang trek: Mumbai to Kasara Station

    Make sure you catch the 22:50 hours Kasara fast local from CST Station. You should reach Kasara by 01:18 hours. Do carry light snacks, a water bottle and a light shawl for the train journey.

    You'll take the 22:50 fast local from CST Station that should reach Kasara by 01:18 hours. Do carry light snacks and a small water bottle for the journey.

    Day 1 Milestone

    CST Station

    Kasara Station

    05:30 AM

    Food

    No meals will be provided today.

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Alang Madan Kulang trek: Trek to Alang and Madangad
    Day 3 of the Alang Madan Kulang trek: Trek to Kulang; return to Mumbai
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  • Cancellation policy

    If you cancel the Alang-Madan-Kulang trek 15 days before the start date: 75% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction fees.

    If you cancel the Alang-Madan-Kulang trek 14-10 days before the start date: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction fees.

    If you cancel the Alang-Madan-Kulang less than 10 days before the start date: no refund.

    No show: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking, consuming alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited.

    The decision of the trek leader during the Alang Madan Kulang trek is final.

    Profanity or misbehaviour will not be tolerated during the Alang Madan Kulang trek.

    Participants must stick with the group at all times.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator reserves to cancel the Alang Madan Kulang trek due to weather conditions, political unrest, strikes, etc.

    The operator will not be held responsible for any injury, accident or loss of life during the Alang Madan Kulang trek.

    The Alang Madan Kulang trek is one of the toughest treks in Maharashtra and involves elementary climbing. It is only recommended for trekkers with prior experience.

    The cost for damage or loss of any equipment provided by the operator has to be borne by the participant responsible.

    There are no washroom facilities available at the campsite or the base village during the Alang Madan Kulang trek.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Kasara to Kasara

    • Veg meals from breakfast on Day 2 to lunch on Day 3
    • Bonfire
    • All technical equipment, as required
    • Qualified and experienced trek leader and guide
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Personal dining items: plate, spoon, mug

    • Dinner on Day 1 and 3
    • Transport to and from Kasara Station
    • Personal expenses like extra meals, packaged water, soft drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc.
    • Insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 quick-dry T-shirts
    • 1 pair of synthetic trekking pants
    • Cotton socks
    • Comfortable trekking/ hiking shoes
    • Lightweight pullover
    • Warm jacket with hood
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and watches
    • Sandals or heels
    • Sling bags, jholas, etc.

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transport from Kasara to Kasara
    • Bonfire
    • All technical equipment, as required
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • ID proof
    • 2 ltrs water bottle
    • Backpack
    • Dry snacks
    • Energy bars
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun cap
    • Tissues and wet wipes
    • Lightweight towel or napkin
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Moisturizer
    • Insect repellent
    • Plate, spoon, mug
    • Glucon D powder
    • Camera with fully charged batteries (optional)
    • Sleeping bags or bedsheet
    • Slippers for after trekking hours

    Medical Kit

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