Overview

Trek to the eye of needle !!

About Ratangad Trek :
Ratangad is a hill fort near Ratan Wadi, We ascend via Trymbak Darwaza, Sandhan Valley. It overlooks one of the oldest artificial catchment areas. The fort is about 2000 years old. Ratangad has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called Nedhe or Eye of the Needle. Ratangad was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle and was one of his favorites. The base village Ratanwadi has an Amruteshwar temple which is famous for its carvings. The fort is origin for the river Pravara/Amrutvahini. The Bhandardara dam is built on this river.

Category : Trekking

Duration : 1 Day
Level : Medium
Age Group : 18 – 40 yrs

14 Hours कसारा, Maharashtra
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

1. Transportation from Kasara To Kasara
2. Breakfast, lunch & refreshment
3. Expertise and guide charges

What is NOT included in the tour

1. Tax as applicable
2. Mineral Water Bottle / Aerated Drinks
3. Any other personal expenses

Itinerary

Start Journey from CST towards Kasara by last local train by 00:10 am which reaches Kasara by 02:45 am.

Further proceed to base village by locally arranged jeep. Reach Samrad by 06:00 am.

Freshen Up and have break-fast.

After Introduction and briefing session, start ascending via Trimbak Darvaja.

Reach at top by 11:00 am.

Explore the Cave and the Fort and enjoy the picturesque of the Ratangad “Nedha”.

Start descending to Ratanwadi. Have late lunch at Ratanwadi.

En-route visit Amruteshwar Temple and proceed back to Kasara.

Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)

THINGS TO CARRY

Id Proof Compulsory

1. Lunch / Dinner as per schedule.

2. Water Bottle (2 Liters Compulsory)

3. Electral Powder / Energy bars / Dry Snacks (dry fruits. biscuits, plum cakes etc).

4. Good grip quality trekking shoes – Must (Please check soles of your shoes and get them stitched if necessary).

5. Personal Medication / First Aid kit

6. Toiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper etc.).

7.  Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent etc. (as per season)

8. Proper Backpack to carry all these things (No handbags, duffle bag or jholas)

9. Camera (Optional)

10. Rainwear (Jacket / Ponchos ) or Winter wear (Jackets, warmers or sweaters) – (as per season).

11. Carry your own glass, bowl, spoon and plate (if necessary)

12. Extra Pair of Clothes (as per schedule)

13. Sleeping bag / mat / bedsheet (as per schedule)

14. Slippers (optional – at the end of day / trek so that your feet can relax).

FAQ's

a. Who can trek

Anyone who is physically fit can trek. Weve trekked with all ranging from 6 years to 65 years old.

b. Where should I trek / adventure And with whom should I register

You can trek to any places near your current residing town. There are many groups who conduct such activities. Speak to your friend or their friends who can always suggest you whom to trek with. They can suggest you websites or provide you the contact of leaders with whom they have trekked before.

c. What are the Basic requirement for trekking

Some treks are strenuous and strictly not for novices. As an amateur trekker, you may feel nervous as to what you should do and what you should not during treks. Just follow the simple basic instructions or tips given by the trek leaders, while on trek.

Get your medical check-up done before planning a trekking trip, just in case you have any previous medical or injury history. During trekking, many suffer from cold, cough, stomach upset, dizziness, headaches or vertigo etc. It is your foremost responsibility to inform the trek leader if you have any medical issues.

d. How to choose a trek

If you are a beginner, choose and easy trek. You should not go for the tough/difficult level treks as they are generally meant for the experts. Choosing an easy trek first will give you experience & youll enjoy the thrill. A difficult level trek might ruin your experience. In case of any doubt call the office for more info and speak to an expert / division head.

e. What to carry in a backpack

Carry only bare essentials. An extra pair of clothes, some energy bars or protein snacks, your first aid kit and personal medication, personal hygiene products, towel or napkin, extra clothing such as Jackets (according to season).

f. What should we wear

Clothing should be according to season. Always wear long pants, and full sleeves clothes, they protect you from sunburn in summer, from cold in winter & Dri-fit clothing in rainy season.

g. What type of footwear

Choosing the right footwear is important for any outing. For any outdoor event we prefer proper trekking shoes. Try to get high ankle shoe if possible. Always buy a shoe size 1 number extra from your normal size (if size 6 fits tightly buy size 7). When buying shoes try them in the shop, check if they are comfortable and your toe can move in freely after wearing socks. Check brands like Action, Quechua, Merrell Salomon, Adidas.

h. What type of Backpack

Backpack is the most essential part of any outing. A normal 20 litre or 30 litre backpack is good for normal day outing. 30 litre or 40 litre backpack for overnight or 2 day outing. 50 litre backpack to carry 2-3 days outings loaded to carry extra essentials.

i. What food to carry

Carry homemade food, dry snacks, some mix dry fruits, dates, glucose powder, water 2 litre is enough for a days outing. Carry food according to your outing.

 

Pickup point
Directions.
Kasara, कसारा, Maharashtra, India View on Map