The beautiful Alang Fort lies in the Nashik region. Top of the fort is huge plateau. There are two caves on the fort for staying and 11 water cisterns arranged in a Cascade formation & a dilapidated storage room.
Madangad is considered to be one of the most difficult forts to climb among all the forts in the Sahyadris. The area of the fort is quite small as compared to Alang and Kulang, its adjoining forts. There are only two water tanks on top of the fort. The area visible from the top of the fort is quite scenic.
Day 1: 19th December, Saturday
Meeting Point : Kasara Railway Station at 01:20 am
(Check the recommended train in Travel Help section)
Alight at Kasara and travel till Ambewadi by local jeeps till 5 am on Saturday.
Start trek by 7, reach the col between both the forts till 11 am
Climb Madan fort and explore it till 3 pm
Get down and climb Alang till 6 pm.
Explore and stay on Alang.
Day 2: 20th December, Sunday
Watch the sunrise explore d remaining fort, breakfast and start descending by 9 am.
Have our lunch in the base village.
Reach Kasara by 5 pm approx.
Lunch for Saturday,
A bottle of water (At least 2 Ltrs),
TORCH with extra batteries, Candles (compulsory).
A spoon, mug and a plate (a must)
2-3 bunch of papers and proper bedding
2 empty polyethene bags for load sharing (approx 1.5 kg weight will be given to each candidate so pack your bags taking it into consideration)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. so that one has ones hands free while trekking. Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Travel expenditure from Kasara to Kasara
2 meals, 2 refreshments
Equipments and TMI Expertise.
Mineral Water, Cold Drink
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions
Start on 18th Dec 2015 by following Kasara Local which starting at 10.50 Pm from CST.
The train timings for the last Kasara local are as follows:
10:50 pm :CST
10:57 pm: Byculla
11:04 pm: Dadar
11:12 pm: Kurla
11:17 pm: Ghatkopar
11:27 pm: Mulund
11:31 pm: Thane
11:54 pm: Dombivali
00:03 am: Kalyan
01:18 am: Kasara
This local is fast till mulund and slow ther onwards.
Please reach the stations around 10 mins earlier, as missing this local will mean missing the trek.
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.