VRangers Monsoon one day trek to Irshaal Gad on 14th July 2013.

Irshalgad is situated in the Karjat Region. Other forts in this region include Prabalgad, Kalawantin and Malanggad . Actually Irshal is not a fort but it’s a pinnacle. Shivaji Maharaj captured the complete region of Kalyan and Bhiwandi, up to Rairi in May 1666.This fort too, must have come under the Maratha rule at that time.

Trek: Irshalgad Trek.

Height: 3700 feet above MSL (Approx)

Grade: Medium

Base Village: Chowk –Irshalwadi.

Cost: 300 Rs/- (It includes breakfast & karjat to karjat travelling by local transport).

Last date to reg: 11th July 2013.

Irshal is the next-door neighbour to Prabalgad. As mentioned above, Irshal is a pinnacle. There is a water tank on the route from the Irshal plateau to the peak. From there, we reach the needle hole near the top through a simple rock-climbing route. Proceeding little ahead, we see a water tank to the left and a cave to the right. This water is suitable for drinking. The route, which climbs up from near the needle hole goes to the top of the pinnacle. To reach the top of the pinnacle, it is essential to have artificial rock climbing equipment(we are not going to climb top). From the top we can see the forts of Prabalgad, Matheran, Chanderi, Malanggad, Karnala and Manikgad.

Trek Schedule:

Will gather at karjat station and will move by local transport to chowk.

Train Time: Karjat Slow Local

CST 5.19 am        Dadar 5.37 am         Kurla 5.48 am    Thane 6.14 am

Dombivali 6.36 am       Kalyan 6.45 am    Neral 7.22 am       Karjat 7.38 am

Tentative Schedule:

08.00 am: At Karjat Railway Station

08.15 am: Move towards Base Village of Irsahl Gad by Local Transport tum tum / bus.

09.15 am: Round of Introduction, Instructions, Morning Breakfast

09.30 am: Start the Trek

11.00 am: at Irsahlwadi – a Small break at the Village

12.15 pm: Atop at Irsahlgad at nedhe (Natural Hole) Exploration and Lunch Time

02.00 pm: Descend towards base village

04.00 pm: Reach at Base village (will have special Tea)

05:00 pm: Reach Base & Move Towards Karjat Station.

Payment Details: (Blank Transfer Not allowed first confirms and then do)

For confirmation of your registration please deposit Rs. 200/-(non Refundable in any manner) in the following. (Please specify your name & trek name-mandatory)

Acc Name: Ananda Shivaji Govekar

Acc No   : 00000032353269021

IFS Code: SBIN0000562

MICR Code: 400002007

Bank     : SBI Bank

Branch   : Bhandup (W)

After transaction plz do sms to Ananda Govekar 98922 19155. (No Last minute entries will be entertained).

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:

Compulsory items:

A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, Lunch for Sunday, approx 3 ltr water, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should ware good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, if you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid, carry some extra cloths.

Non-compulsory items but helpful:

Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry  mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution. (It’s totally self responsibility to take care of things.)

VRangers Rules & Regulation:
http://vrangers.com/rules-a-regulation

Note: We are not going to climb pinnacle.

For Reg. & more details, contact Our "Rangers"
Mayur 90296 09691  Ananda 98922 19155.

Registration will be done by phone call only, so if call not received then please sms your name & mail-id.