One day trek to Kohoj Fort in Palghar
Most of us that live in Western suburbs would agree that we need more trekking options along the western railway route. Sometime just the thought of changing train at Dadar or Vadala is a deal breaker. Keeping these thoughts in mind we at ChalNikalPade present to you one day trek to Kohoj Fort in Palghar region. Here are a few facts for your reference and better understanding to expect what and where as the How will definitely follow.
Introduction and Event Summary:
Difficulty Level: Medium
Endurance Level: High
Food Arrangement: Carry food and water/pack lunch for this trek.
Transport: ST bus is available from Palghar railway station for base village.
Height of Fort: 3200 ft. approx.
Base Village: Waghote
Route from Pune: Pune -Lonavala – Thane – Bhyander – Palghar – Kohoj fort
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai – Mira Bhyander – Vasai – Palghar – Kohoj fort
Distance from Mumbai to Kohoj fort: 105 km
Distance from Pune to Kohoj fort: 235 km
Minimum: 5 participants
Maximum: 25 participants
Total time required to climb: 3 hours one way
Total uphill KM to walk: 5 km approx. one way
Cost: Rs 600.00 per participant
About Kohoj fort:
Kohoj fort can be reached from the Waghote village on Palghar – Wadala road. At the base of the fort is a lake which gives beautiful reflection of the fort. It takes 2 hours approx. from the village to reach the plateau. On the plateau of the fort, a temple of Lord Shankar and a cluster of water cisterns can be seen.
About the Route
On the way that stretches from the right side of the temple up the hill, there are three large water cisterns; two of which contain potable water. On the top of this hill we come across a bastion and a temple of Lord Hanuman. There many natural pinnacles formed due to wind-erosion, one of them is human shaped pinnacle which is one of the greatest wonder of nature’s creation.
What’s the plan?
First of all lets meet at Palghar railway station, ticket counter at 7:30 am.
How to travel?
Participants using Western railway can board in the Churchgate – Dahanu local train which leaves Churchgate at 5.24 am and halting
05:33 Mumbai Central
ChalNikalPade tentative Itinerary for trek to Kohoj fort trek
07:30 Breakfast at Palghar
08:00 Travel to base village by ST bus
09:00 Introduction, expectation setting with, rules to be followed, orientation.
09:30 Start the trek
11:30 Plateau – Explore the fort & Lunch break near the temple
12:15 Summit (Human figure)
17:30 Reach Palghar Railway station
19:30 Travel to Mumbai by Local train.
Transport by local ST bus, shared auto ride wherever required. 1 Veg breakfast.
All kinds of Extra Meals / Drinks Ordered. Insurance, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc. Any kind of personal expenses. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.
ChalNikalPade Recommends Things to carry
Haversack to keep hands free, water 3lts. Extra pair of clothes. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Electoral or GluconD powder. Personal medicines. Sun protection cap, googles, some ready to eat food like plumb cake, biscuit, fruits. *** LUNCH for the DAY ***
– Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
– ChalNikalPade reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
– Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
– Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
– Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.
50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
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