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Ratangad Monsoon Trek

Duration

1 Day 1 Night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

English, Hindi, Marathi

Overview

Ratangad Height: 1296m (4255ft)

Ratangad Trail: Combination of forest trail and iron ladders.

Ratangad Trek Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Ratangad Trek Endurance: Medium to High

Ratangad Trek Length: Approx. 6 km

Ratangad Trek Location: Ratanwadi, Maharashtra 415407

Ratangad Trek Best Time: June to February

Ratangad Distance from Mumbai: 178 km

Ratangad Distance from Pune: 175 km

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trail through the jungle.
  • Witness beautiful valleys.
  • Walk through a pathway covered with water.
  • Photogenic Peaks along the path.
  • Sit under beautiful waterfalls.
  • Stay amidst nature and experience mental peace and bliss.

Itinerary

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Take 10:50 PM Kasara Fast Local from CST

01:20 AM: Report to the Trekleaders at Kasara Station Ticket Counter

01:30 AM: Start journey towards base village (Ratanwadi)

01:50 PM: Report at Kasara Ghat

04:30 AM: Reach base village

05:00 AM: Get freshen up and have breakfas

05:45 AM: Get Assemble, Instructions, and briefing session

06:00 AM: Start trek to Ratangad

09:00 AM: Reach the Top and Relax. Explore the Fort and beautiful views from Ratangad

10:30 AM: Start descending to the base village as per the instructions

01:00 AM: Reach Base Village and Have Lunch

02:00 PM: Depart for Kasara

05:30 PM: Reach Kasara Station

Included/Excluded

  • Travel from Mumbai & Pune by Private Bus/Cab as per govt COVID guidelines
  • Breakfast & Tea
  • Lunch ( Veg Thali )
  • Guide Charges.
  • Entry Charges.
  • Expertise Charges.
  • First Aid Charges.
  • Travel till pickup points
  • Any kind of personal expense like Mineral water/lime water/ Soft Drinks/ Extra snacks or meals that are not included in the inclusions, purchased for personal consumption
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned and included in the inclusion of this package.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
  • Any kind of Insurance

Additional information

Pickup points

Mumbai pickup:

Take 08:44 PM Kasara Fast Local from CSTM

08:44 PM: CSMT

08:58 PM: Dadar

09:07 PM: Ghatkopar

09:26 PM: Thane

09:52 PM: Kalyan

11:04 PM: Kasara

11:10 PM: Report to the Trekleaders at Kasara Station Ticket Counter.

11:30 PM: Start journey towards base village (Pachnai) post briefing by Trek Leaders.

12:10 AM: Report at Kasara Ghat.

Pune pickup:

10:00 PM: Report at FC road

10:30 PM: Pickups from Kasarwadi

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • If cancellation are made 8 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation are made 4-7 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation are made 3 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

Tour Advisory

(Highly Required and Mandatory Things)

  • ID proof
  • backpack (waterproof or covered with waterproof cover)
  • trekking shoes or any sports shoes with a Good grip
  • Trekking pants (compulsory), 2 T-Shirts (Preferably full sleeves or Half T-shirt with sleeves), Raincoat/ waterproof jacket/ windcheater, Handnapkin/Towel, etc
  • Water 2-3 liters.
  • Ready to eat food like plum cakes, Dry fruits, dry snacks and biscuits, Chikki, chocolate bars, etc.
  • Torch
  • Personal Medicines and Personal First aid
  • (Required but Optional Things)

  • To change after trekking - Facewash, Extra pants/ shorts, Extra T-shirt, sleeper/ floaters, an extra bag to carry your trekking shoes, innerwear, etc
  • Sweater For bus journey
  • Electoral or Glucose D powder.
  • Portable Phone Charger, Earphones, etc.
  • Sun protection cap, sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, toothbrush-toothpaste, etc
  • Proper face mask or shield
  • Sanitizer
  • Extra Pair of clothes.
  • (Note: Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant, this will protect your body and skin from Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles, etc)

    Durations

    1 Day 1 Night
    1 Night
    Full day (7+ hours)

    Languages

    English
    Hindi
    Marathi

    FAQs

    Is Ratangad camping available what is the best season for camping?
    Local villagers arrange camping at the Fort near the caves, the best season for camping is during the winter months. Monsoon the Bhandardara region receives weighty rainfall, so the ground is always wet. Summer is sweltering during the day and difficult to trek.
    Ratangad Fort Difficulty Level?
    Ratangad Fort Trek is the medium level difficulty that requires high endurance level.
    How to reach Ratangad Fort from Pune?
    It is best to drive from Pune to Ratanwadi in the interiors of Ahmednagar. Pune to Bhandardara distance is 220 km will take six hours to complete. Bhandardara to Ratanwadi is 16 kilometers it will take 50 minutes. Driving coordinates are available on google maps.
    Can we smoke or drink on Ratangad trek?
    NO. People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis.

    Can I charge my phone?
    No there's no electricity. However if you wish to charge your phone you will have to carry a portable charger along.

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