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About Alang fort:
Alang Fort (also Alangad) is a fort in Nashik district, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the three forts, the others being Madangad and Kulang, in the Kalsubai range of the Western Ghats. They are the most difficult to reach forts in Nasik District. A dense forest cover makes these treks difficult. These three forts are a little neglected due to very heavy rains in the area and a difficult confusing path to the forts.
About Madan fort:
The climb preferred is usually between Madan and Alang. The time taken could around 3-4 hours to reach the step after leaving Kulang fort. Over here rock climbing would be required as the wall of the steps was destroyed during the cannon fire. Use of a fixed rope is required. There is one large cave on this fort and 2 water cistern. The top of the fort is a huge plateau. On the fort, there are two caves, a small temple and 11 water cisterns. Remnants of buildings are spread over the fort. Kalasubai, Aundh Fort, Patta and Bitangad are to the east of the fort, Harihar, Trimbakgad and Anjaneri to its north and Harishchandragad, Aajobagad, Khutta (pinnacle), Ratangad and Katrabai to its south.
About Kulang fort:
Being in the same region of the three forts its said climb to Kulag is the most difficult. On the way up climbing we come across patches of rock cut steps. It takes 6 hours to reach from Kulanwadi to the fort. On the fort to see around 5 water cisterns. Form here we could also see Mahuli with the 3 pinnacles. One can also stay at the caves here.
So, what are you waiting for? Just put on your shoes, take your camera, and begin the journey with Liveb4udie.
Csmt – Kasara F – Mulund.
10:50 Pm – Catch the Kasara local from your nearest railway station. Travel guide has been provided.
01:15 Am – Meet team LBYD at Kasara station and settle in our transfer vehicle to leave towards the base village. We take a small halt to freshen up and eat a little.
03:30 Am – We reach the base village and take some rest before an adventurous weekend.
05:30 Am – Wake up, Freshen up and fill in the tummy with some morning breakfast and a cup of tea.
06:30 Am – Gear up, tighten your shoe laces as we start our journey towards Alang & Madan. It’s going to be a long day. After lunch we reach the col between Alang & Madan & later we start ascending Madan.
07:00 Pm – We reach Madangad Cave & settle down for dinner.
Night stay in the caves.
January & February is considered to be the best time to enjoy the experience of Alang Madan Kulang Trek. This is the time when you will find refreshing climatic conditions, therefore making the whole experience even more delightful. In addition to this, the recent monsoons usually result in greener surroundings, therefore you will be offered proper backdrops for your memorable pictures.
Alang Madan Kulang Trek is somehow considered to be the toughest trek and will test your endurance level at each phase of the trek. You will have to walk up to three forts including Alang, Madan, and Kulang where you will face challenges like rock climbing & rappelling through rock patches, and living in caves away from civilization.
This will be an immense adrenaline rush but an unforgettable experience as the route of the trek is covered under a thick forest with a distance of 24 km and an elevation of 4852 feet.
The Alang Madan Kulang is a long Trek of 3 days and 2 nights which gives you an adrenaline rush experience. Each day, 8 hours of the walk is required to complete the trek which is a perfect mixture of rappelling, climbing, jungle walk. One has to cover the three forts with a towering height of more than 4500 ft.
There are multiple ways in which one can take for Alang Madan Kulang Trek. Basically, you have to cross three different mountains which are connected by geography & other features. And, they have entry/exit points.
– Ambewadi: Alang Fort is 4852 ft
– Samrad: Madan Fort is 4500 ft
– Kurungwadi: Kulang Fort is 4825 ft
One can enter & exit from any of the base villages as per the travel plans. But, the best way is to start from Ambewadi and complete it in Kurungwadi. The route of this AMK trek is covered with thick forest where you will find the paths a bit confusing but don’t worry, you will get the expertise and all the technical equipment to cover the distance.
Yes, the trek to Alang Madan Kulang is safe as you will get an expert guide who will give your instruction throughout the trip along with setup ropes and harness. The guide will also help those who struggle to pull up in some places.
Trek leader will give you instructions for rappelling which will be fun. You just need a decent fitness level and should wear full-sleeved shirts, full-length trousers or track pants, and comfortable trekking shoes.
This trek might be a bit arduous for beginners so significant preparation is needed. Apart from this, you will get the personalized attention and every region is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan along with certified equipment. So, get ready for the most thrilling & exciting trekking in Rugged Sahyadri Mountains!!
The toughest trek in Maharashtra is Alang Madan Kulang with a high difficulty set trek in the Sahyadri – Igatpuri region of Maharashtra. Because AMK is surrounded by some ferocious mountains but the views, huge walls, caves, and water cisterns will bug the curiosity in you.
One has to go through with climbing, rappelling, jungle walk, steep stairs, traversing, and walking on the edge which will give you unbelievable satisfaction.