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  • Trip introduction

    Up for a challenging trek in the midst of the Western Ghats? If you love a good climb, the Harishchandra trek certainly won't disappoint you. This trek is an eventful one with visits to Konkankada, Kedareshwar Temple and Taramati point at the top of Harishchandragad. Sign up for this trip and enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and an enchanting sunset.

    Destination

    Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. It is one of the most challenging treks in the Western Ghats. Situated in the Malshej region of the ghats, it is at a distance of approximately 90 km from Kalyan. The fort is famous for its rugged terrain and offers a view of various flora and fauna on the way to the top. The biggest attraction here is Konkankada. Also known as a 'Cobra's hood', the spot attracts a lot of adventure lovers throughout the year.

    Destination highlights

    A challenging climb with brilliant views | Sunset at Konkankada | Visit to Kedareshwar Temple

    Activity Details

    4245

    4245

    2030

    15 km

    11 hrs

    07 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Pune - Harishchandragad

    Meeting and departure from Kaka Halwai Sweets Shastri Road at 6.30am sharp. (Parking available) We reach the base village by 1pm and have lunch. (To be carried by participants) We reach Harishchandragad at 3pm and visit Kokankada for sunset. We return to campsite at 7.30 pm and have dinner. Enjoy campfire post dinner.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune

    Harishchandragad

    06:30 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2: Harishchandragad - Pune
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    Reviews

    • Rated : 2

      13-07-2020

      'Badly need to work on their website to sync information. Booked a trip (3 room) with them (ac cottage stay) for Rishikesh with 100% refund policy as per the link shared in mail. But I was surprised when on the next day of booking, I received the message saying that the cottage I paid for and received a booking confirmation has been allocated to someone else. Instead I had to pay extra for a non ac tent(with cooler instead of ac) property at the similar location. But the bad experience did not end there. When we had to cancel the room for 5 of the members, they applied a cancellation fees which was not stated anywhere in cancellation policies on website link. I will not suggest anyone to use this site. Please book directly to avoid any such inconvenience and surprises owing to misleading policies. Note: I had contacted the property owner directly and he had quoted a lower price(all inclusive package via mail) on direct booking than thegreatnext. So think hard before opting for TGN if you gave option to reach owner directly. We had opted for TGN only based on the full refund policy that the site stated. Edit: I would acknowledge the efforts from Tanvi from thegreatnext who tried to accomodate the updated requirements. I have given 2* only because of her inputs. However, I would like to point out that my concern is not with any person but it is with lack of clarity with policies and syncing with the property owners at the end of Thegreatnext website. This is a major drawback that needs to be bridged.'

  • Cancellation policy

    Request for cancellation & refund should be made in writing or by email. Verbal communication will not be entertained. Refund will be paid in cheque only (No cash) within 15 days of the conclusion of camp.

    Below are the refund details if cancellations are made:

    More than 30 days prior to departure - 100% or the camp cost.

    Between 20 to 30 days prior to departure - 80% ofthe camp cost.

    Between 10 to 20 days prior to departure - 50% of the camp cost.

    Less than 10 days prior to departure - NIL (No refund).

    Rules on trip

    lt is mandatory to carry a valid photo ID / School ID to the camp. Please submit a photograph of the same along with the enrollment form at the time of booking.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Booking is allotted on payment of registration amount. Railway reservations open 120 days in advance, so confirm your booking before that to avail upgraded AC train journeys / kids and senior citizens consessional railway fares. Those making their own arrangements for rail / air travel will pay camp fees deducting the rail fare.

    Full payment of all camp fees must be made 10 days prior to departure. In case of default, Mid Earth reserves right to cancel the booking for which no refund claims will be entertained. Mid Earth reserves right to change, alter or cancel any or the declared programs.

    Cheque Payments: Please issue local cheques / DD in favour of Essence Holidays (Post dated cheques will not be accepted) Penalty for dishonored cheques will be Rs. 300.

    Mid Earth reserves right to cancel the booking if these payments are not made. Fees are inclusive of Government Taxes. Bank Transfer could be made on the account below. Please send the transaction ID & details to the office after the process to confirm the booking.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Breakfast(Day 1 and 2), evening snacks and tea (Day 1), Dinner (Day 1)

    • Private transport
    • First Aid
    • Safety equipment
    • Expertise

    Excludes

    • Lunch (day 1 and 2)

    • Personal snacks, beverages
    • Tent stay can be arranged at an extra cost
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Trekking pants
    • Good quality windproof jacket
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches or jewellery
    • Unnecessary electronic devices
    • Carry your luggage in a backpack and avoid suitcases

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Information not available

    You need to get

    • Packed lunch for Day 1
    • Personal bedding like carry mat/ sleeping bags/blankets
    • A backpack or a haversack (please avoid sling bags as it becomes difficult to trek with them)
    • Minimum 2.5 litres of water
    • Personal medication (If required)
    • Cap & rain cover (just in case)
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Camera (Optional)
    • Torch with extra batteries (must)
    • Emergency food like biscuits, plum cakes, chocolates, etc.
    • Shoes are must - good quality trekking /sports shoes.
    • Sun glasses
    • Toiletries
    • Bring proper warm clothes as it gets very cold after sunset.

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication only