VRangers Scenic Stay trek to Tahuli-Malang on 1st - 2nd Mar 2014

Tahuli comes under regions of Kalyan, Karjat and Panvel. It is one of the less explored ranges of mountains adjacent to famous Haji Malang.Tahuli region consist two pinnacles which are known as “paanch peer” & “Daadima”.

Haji Malang. This plateaus is called Pir Machi.

The next higher level is called the Sone Machi as it is the lower part of the fort. This is a projection of rock with is 70 feet broad and 100 feet long. It is shaped like an elephant trunk. It has a parapet wall with bastions on two sides but there are no machicolations to fire at the an invading army.

The highest level is the Citadel which is 200 yards long and 70 yards broad. This is the summit of the hill and has no fortifications. The water supply is from five cisterns at the top of the hill with a copper pipe to carry water to the lower levels.

Haji Malang is different from other forts in Maharashtra. Whereas other forts have several gates and multiple watchtowers, art of the main gate itself. With a wall with no machicolations to fire at the enemy and no fortifications, Haji Malang is one of the few forts to depend completely on natural aspects of the hill to defend itself.

Fort Type: Hill.

Maximum Height: 3487 ft.

Region: (kalyan-badlapur).

Base Village: Kushiwali.

Difficulty: Medium (Experience required).

Max Participation: 20 Rangers.

Cost: Rs. 600/- {It includes Morning Breakfast, Saturday dinner, Sunday lunch, Travelling from Kalyan to Kalyan via ST, Guide & VR expertise charges}.

Tentative Schedule:

Day 1:-

07.00 am:@ Kalyan St Stand

08.00 am: Will reach to Base village Kushivali.

08.30 am: Breakfast & start Trek

12.00 pm: Will reach paanch Peer

12.30 pm: Carried Lunch & Rest Time.

04.00 pm: Trek to “Dadima” Pinnacle & explore.

07.30 pm: Will Back to “Paanch Peer”.

08.00 pm: campfire & enjoyment.

10.00 pm: Dinner.

11.00 pm: Enjoyment & good night.

Day 2:-

06.00 am: wake up with sunrise.

07:00 am: Breakfast.

08:00 am: Start Descend.

10:00 am: will join malanggad.

12:00 pm: will explore malanggad

12:30 pm: start descend.

13:30 pm: Lunch.

15:30 pm: reach base.

05:00 pm : reach kalyan by st/private vehicle.

Payment Details:

For confirmation of your registration please deposit Rs. 300/-(non Refundable) in the following for making arrangements of transport & food arrangements.

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.

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

Compulsory items: Saturday Lunch & 4 ltr Water,Torch,Bedding Material, plate-Bowl & spoon.

A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, 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.)

Before registering please check: VRangers Rules & Regulation

For Registration & 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.

"No on the spot entries will entertain, so get reg. yourself to avoid disappointment".

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