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Malangad Balekilla Trek

A thrilling climb and rappelling with certified team and climbing safety gear

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Malangad Balekilla Trek
Malangad Balekilla Trek

Time & Location

29-Oct-2023, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Wadi, Wadi, Maharashtra 410206, India

About the Event

The trek to the top of Shree Malangad can be challenging, and it is recommended for experienced trekkers. To reach the top we need to cross the thrilling pipe section and has rocky terrain with steep slopes.

We start the trek early in the morning hours which takes 2 – 3 hours to reach the plateau from where the technical portion of the trek starts, everyone will be equipped with safety gear, cross the pipe portion and then climb the rock cut stairs, one more exposed patch whichwill lead to the balekilla of the fort. During descent, there will be a rappelling till the plateau from the pipe section.

Malangad has a rich historical significance and is known for its ruins of an ancient fort at the summit. The fort was built during the reign of the Maratha Empire in the 17th century and was used as a strategic location for keeping watch over the surrounding areas.

The fort has seen many battles and was captured by various rulers throughout history. It was also used as a place of refuge by the Maratha ruler, Shivaji Maharaj, during his campaigns against the Mughals.

In addition to its historical significance, Malangad is also known for its religious significance. The Haji Malang Dargah, a shrine dedicated to the Sufi saint Haji Malang, is located at the top of the mountain and is visited by many devotees each year.

Highlights:

  • Thrilling climb
  • Rappelling
  • Diagonal pipe crossing
  • Certified safety equipment for every individual

Trek facts:

  • Grade: Hard
  • Endurance: Moderate
  • Highest Elevation: 790M
  • Trek Distance: 11 KM Approx
  • Base: Shri Malangad parking

Not recommended for beginners/ those having fear of heights.

Itinerary:

  • Report to our team at Shree Malangad Parking – 07:30 AM
  • Introduction & Event Briefing – 30 minutes.
  • Ascent trek to sonmachi - 3 hours approx.
  • Technical briefing – 15 minutes.
  • Climb the Shri Malangad till the top.
  • Relax at the summit.
  • Climb down and rappelling to Sonmachi.
  • Descent trek to Shree Malangad Parking – 2 hours approx.
  • Trek concludes with thrilling memories.

Price: ₹1000

Inclusive of

  • Certified climbing gear for every individual
  • Snacks pack
  • First-Aid
  • Our Technical Expertise

Excluded: Travel to Malangad, Lunch, personnel expenses like cold drinks, snacks, packaged water bottles.

How to Reach:

  • We recommend you to come to the Malangad parking area by own vehicle or a cab if coming by local train, The nearest railway station with good transport facility is Kalyan.
  • There are regular buses available from Kalyan.

Registration Process:

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.

Trek Checklist

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.

Trek Guidelines:

  • Mandatory Disclaimer Form:Registered participants must fill the online disclaimer form accurately. Inaccurate details may require refilling, causing potential delays.
  • Age Requirement:Participants under 18 years must have parental consent to participate.
  • Equipment Care:Participants must take proper care of provided equipment to prevent wear and tear.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):Participants must wear and return climbing helmet, climbing harness, carabiner & tubular sling provided by the team.
  • Damages/Loss of Equipment:Charges will apply for any damage, loss, or theft of equipment.
  • Event Modifications/Cancellations:Participants will be notified of itinerary changes or event cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances or weather.
  • Environmental Responsibility:Participants must adhere to a zero-trace policy and avoid littering plastic or any waste. 
  • Respect for Customs/Traditions:Respect local customs and traditions when visiting religious places. 
  • Participant Behavior:Participants are expected to coordinate, be disciplined, and align as a team. Cooperation and understanding among participants are appreciated, despite limited facilities. Alcohol consumption, smoking, or weed usage is strictly prohibited and may result in expulsion from the event.
  • Safety Disclaimer:While safety is a priority, organizers are not liable for severe injuries or fatalities.
  • Payment and Registration:Participants are responsible for bearing convenience fees charged by payment gateways. No concessions for personal safety gear; provided equipment must be used. No group discounts are applicable.

Payment Policy:

  • 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.
  • Withdrawl: 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 Policy:

  • 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.

Schedule


  • 22 hours 31 minutes

    Itinerary

Tickets

  • Malangad Technical Trek

    Inclusive of Certified climbing gear for every individual Snacks pack First-Aid Our Technical Expertise Excluded: Travel to Malangad, Lunch, personnel expenses like cold drinks, snacks, packaged water bottles.

    ₹1,000.00

Total

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