Chanderi Trek



Trek Name: Chanderi (Trek till Chanderi Cave)

Date: December 13, 2015.


Region: Karjat / Matheran

Type : Hill forts


Altitude : 
800 metres (2,600 ft)above mean sea level.

Nearest Railway Station: Vangani (Central Line) or Badlapur Station.

Base Village: Kasgaon 

Grade: Moderate to Difficult
Moderate till Cave of Chanderi (good trek till here in monsoon)
Difficult till cave on top of the massif (this part should only be done in winter).

Nearby mountains:
Mhasmal, Tavli, Haji Malang, Peb Fort, Matheran etc.



Trek Fee:

Rs.700/- per head.


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Includes Breakfast;Evening Tea and biscuits; Trek Support; Program Management

Local rickshaw fare from Badlapur / Vangni Station till base village.


Excludes:

Packed Lunch or any other meal that is not included; Train Tickets

Planned Schedule:
Buy your return tickets before boarding Karjat bound train
6:00 am / 6:45 am - Meeting at Ghatkopar Railway Station
7:45 am / 8:30 am - Take first train towards Karjat (get down at Badlapur Station)
Those of who are driving down (meeting point Badlapur Station)
Breakfast at Badlapur Station
Introduction / Induction at base village.
Trek to Chanderi Cave
2:00 pm Turning back time (irrespective of where we are; weather we reach the Chanderi Cave or not)
Safety comes always first
Village Lunch at Chanderi Village
Return trek
Depart to Badlapur Station
6:30 pm - Expected back at Badlapur Station
End of Trek

Checklist:
Carry your packed lunch, water and personal survival kit
Rain-wear; Trekking shoe; Spare floaters; flash light; snacks; spare socks; personal first aid kit
Cap or Hat
Keep all your belongings packed in waterproof double plastic bag before keeping in backpack

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More about Chanderi


Chanderi is a majestic massif, 800 metres (2,600 ft) high, that stands out as one approaches Vangani station on the way from Badlapur to Karjat by train. Joined to Chanderi by a column are a group of four pinnacles called Mhasmal.[clarification needed] The Chanderi-Mhasmal duo is very prominent and can be seen from far-away peaks in the Sahyadris.


Chanderi looks close from Vangani, but the better approach road to it is from Badlapur. From Badlapur Station hire an auto-rikshaw up to Chinchavali Wadi. From there you have a walk of about 45 minutes to the base of Chanderi Fort. To reach above takes about 2½ hours and to the summit takes another 45 minutes.

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