Mon, 25 Dec|
A Thrilling Trek with steep rocks to the summit
Time & Location
25-Dec-2023, 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
Gorakhgad, Gorakhgad, Maharashtra 421401, India
About the Event
A thrilling trek to the Gorakhgad summit. The trek starts from Gorakshnath Temple at Dehari Village through dense forest cover with a gradual ascent with steep rock-cut steps to the main entrance of the fort. Then while traversing the pinnacle base we come across a very huge cave and water cisterns. From here the other twin pinnacle named Machindragad on the opposite side looks very beautiful. Walking ahead further there is a steep climb to the pinnacle of Gorakhgad exposed to the valley.
From the summit, we get magnificent views of Ahupe Ghat, Siddhagad, Damdamia, Machindragad.
The fort is named after the saint Gorakhnath, at the summit, there is a Mahadev temple.
Attractions of the trek:
- Thrilling Climb to the summit
- Magnificent views of the mountain ranges.
- Delicious homemade Maharashtrian lunch.
- Grade: Medium
- Endurance: Moderate
- Highest Elevation: 920M
- Trek Distance: 13 KM Approx
Note: Not recommended for those having fear of heights.
- Report to our team at Neral Railway Station – 07:30 AM ( Board CSMT - Karjat 05:46 AM fast local).
- Travel to the Base Village by hired vehicle - 45 minutes.
- Breakfast - 45 minutes.
- Introduction & Event Briefing - 15 minutes.
- Ascent trek to Gorakhgad Summit - 3 hours approx.
- Relax at the summit - 30 minutes.
- Descent trek to Base village - 3 hours approx.
- Lunch break at Base village - 1 hour.
- The return journey to Neral Railway Station - 45 minutes.
Inclusive of transport from Neral by a hired vehicle, Breakfast, Veg Lunch, and our expertise.
Excluded: personnel expenses like cold drinks, snacks, packaged water bottles.
Step 1: Book Your Seat
Visit the event website and book your seat by completing the registration process.
Step 2: Fill Mandatory Disclaimer Form
After payment confirmation, participants will receive a participation disclaimer form.
Fill up the form accurately to provide necessary information.
Compliance with the disclaimer is mandatory for participation.
Step 3: WhatsApp Group Creation
One day before the event, in the evening, a WhatsApp group will be created.
All registered participants will be added to the group.
This group serves as a platform for communication, updates, and coordination among participants.
Clothing and Footwear:
- Trekking shoes/hiking boots: Sturdy and comfortable shoes with a good grip are essential for the rocky and steep terrain.
- Full sleeve synthetic/polyester t-shirt/shirt: Lightweight and moisture-wicking fabric helps in keeping you dry and comfortable during the trek.
- Full-length hiking trousers/track-pant: Protects your legs from scratches, insect bites, and harsh weather conditions.
Food and Water:
- Minimum 3 liters of water: Staying hydrated is crucial, especially during a challenging trek.
- Food items: Fruits, dry fruits, energy bars, and healthy snacks provide energy and sustenance during the trek.
- Packed Lunch: Carry a nutritious packed lunch that can be easily consumed during a break.
Accessories and Safety:
- Cap, Bandana: Protects your head and face from the sun.
- Spare set of clothes, extra pair of socks: Useful in case you get wet, or need to change.
- Toiletry kit: Basic hygiene items and sunscreen for skin protection.
- Personal medicines: Carry necessary medications and a basic first aid kit.
- Identity Proof: Carry a valid Government ID proof.
- Mandatory Disclaimer Form: Accurate details in the online disclaimer form are mandatory. Inaccurate details will require refilling; no exceptions will be made.
- ID Card Requirement: Participants must bring an ID card for safety purposes.
- Punctuality: Respect the schedule and other participants' time; avoid causing delays.
- Parental Consent for Under 18: Participants under 18 years old must have parental consent to participate.
- Itinerary Modifications/Cancellations: Participants will be informed in advance about any itinerary changes or event cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Weather and Organizer Authority: We have the right to cancel, postpone, or relocate the event due to unexpected weather changes.
- Expense Responsibility: Participants are responsible for expenses not mentioned in the event fees.
- Misconduct and Prohibited Activities: Misconduct will not be tolerated. Strictly no alcohol consumption, smoking, or any kind of intoxication. Participants must refrain from playing loud music or teasing animals during the trek.
- Personal Hygiene: Avoid using deodorant or perfume on the trek day. Strictly adhere to Leave No Trace principles; do not litter plastic.
- Facility Information: Washroom facilities are inadequate during the trek. Participants should exercise caution when hiking through forest areas.
- Group Coordination and Cooperation: Participants should coordinate, maintain discipline, and work together as a team. Appreciate cooperative behavior with fellow participants.
- Safety Disclaimer: While safety is a priority, the Ramblersindia team and designated trek leaders are not responsible for severe injuries or fatalities.
- Payment and Registration: Participants are responsible for bearing convenience fees charged by payment gateways. No concession for availing limited service. No group discounts are applicable.
- Age Requirement: Participants under 18 years must have parental consent to participate.
- Third-Party Payment Gateways: We utilize third-party payment gateways to simplify the registration process. The convenience fee, along with the main event fee, is included and will be displayed at checkout. This fee is to be borne by the customer.
- Transaction Confirmation: Participants paying through UPI/NEFT to our current account (where the convenience fee is nil) must provide the transaction reference via email/WhatsApp for confirmation.
- Group Discount: Group discounts are not applicable for this event.
- Service Availment: No concessions or discounts will be provided if participants choose not to avail of specific services offered during the event.
- Withdrawal: If a participant withdraws from the event after registration, carry forward of the amount is not available. Refunds will be provided as per the refund policy in place at the time of withdrawal.
- Refund Medium: Refunds will be processed through the same medium the payment has been made.
- Processing Time: Refunds may take between 3 to 10 working days to be processed. If the amount hasn't been refunded within this period, the paid recipient needs to check with the payment gateway support for assistance.
- UPI and Current Account Payments: Refunds will be processed within 2 days and instantly transferred if paid through UPI or transferred to our current account.
- Refund Issuance: Refunds will not be issued in cash or coupons unless agreed upon with the participant. A refund receipt will be issued for documentation purposes.
- Exclusion of Convenience Fee: Refunds exclude the convenience fee. This is applicable for those who paid through third-party channels or payment gateways, which includes an extra convenience fee. For instance, if the event price is 1000 and the convenience fee is 5%, making the total paid amount 1050, during the refund, only the event fee of 1000 will be considered, excluding the convenience fee.
- Refund Percentages:60% refund for cancellation three days or more before the event. 50% refund for cancellation two days before the event. 40% refund for cancellation one day before the event. 30% refund on the day of the event. No refund for a no-show.
- Event Cancellation: Full event fee refunds will be provided if the event is canceled, excluding the convenience fee.
Gorakhgad with Ramblersindia
Inclusive of transport from Neral Railway station by hired NON-AC seater vehicle, Breakfast, Veg Lunch, and our expertise. Excluded: personnel expenses like cold drinks, snacks, packaged water bottles.₹1,100.00