Harishchandragad Clean-up Trek: Let's make a difference at the mighty Kokankada!

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What?

Clean-up Trek

Where?

Harishchandragad-Kokankada
(From Mumbai)

When?

6th February 2022

Endurance:

Easy

Trek Difficulty:

Easy to Medium

Fee:

With Travel: 1200/-

Without: 200/-

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About the Trek

If you’re an avid trekker or even just a beginner, Harishchandragad will positively impact your interest in trekking. Serenity, peace, flora, and everything in its geological surrounding are blessed abundantly. It will perhaps convince you to keep visiting its aura over and over again!

Atop lies the temple of Harishchandreshwar, paying homage to Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha. It also has an inbuilt natural spring that provides potable water to the surrounding village. Next to the temple, you will also find several ancient caves; one such cave has a natural pool. A dip in this pool of organic cold water will rejuvenate you and quell the aches of a long tiring trek.

 

Why Trek For Nature?

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Waste found on the mountains due to irresponsible trekkers.

This collage summarizes everything. The trend of trekking and the waste it generates are both increasing. Inconsiderate trekkers leave behind mindless traces, interfering with the natural tranquillity.

Therefore, Ecopurple, with its ‘Trek for Nature’ initiative, started organizing Clean-Up Treks in the Sahyadris since 2020. We trek for nature to address this pressing issue and raise awareness. After the success of our clean-up treks at Mount Kalsubai, Fort Harihar, and Devkund Waterfall, this time, in collaboration with the zestful team of Travelhood, we have organized our fourth trek at the mighty Harishchandragad-Kokankada! 

We are looking for true nature and trek lovers. If you identify as one of them, then this is the right event for you. With Travelhood’s trusted assistance, Ecopurple ensures you a safe, joyful, and fulfilling experience. Our policy? Trek-Chill-Clean! Your service to nature will leave you feeling nothing but proud.

Read about our past experiences here:
Impromptu eco-trekking at Devkund.
Ecopurple’s first official Clean-up trek at Mount Kalsubai.
Our second trek at fort Harihar.
Our third Clean-up trek at Devkund Waterfall

 

Itinerary

Pick Up Points: (Saturday Night – 5th Feb 2022)

  • 8:00 pm – National Park, Borivali
  • 8:45 pm –  Andheri Highway
  • 9:00 pm – Hanuman Road, Vile Parle
  • 9:20 pm – Vakola Police Station, Santacruz
  • 10:00 pm – Kalanagar, Bandra
  • 10:45 pm – Sion Circle
  • 11:20 pm – Mulund Highway
  • 12:20 am – Thane Highway
  • 1:00 am – Kalyan Bypass
  • 5:00 am – reach base village
  • 5:30 am – breakfast
  • 6:00 am – start the trek
  • 9:00 am – reach Kokankada
  • 11:00 am – start descending
  • We will begin with the Clean Up once we begin descending. Gloves and Eco bags for the same will be provided to you.
  • 3:00 pm- reach base village and have lunch
  • 4:00 pm – start return journey towards Mumbai
  • 10:00 pm (approximately) – reach Mumbai.
  • Mask and Sanitizer
  • Trekking shoes
  • Water 2 liters (use reusable water bottle)
  • Sweaters/ jackets
  • Torch with extra batteries (must)
  • A haversack to keep hands free
  • One extra pair of clothes
  • Ready to eat snacks
  • Camera (Optional) – Get a Dry Bag to keep clothes and electronic gadgets dry
  • Electral powder or  Glucon D 
  • Personal medicines. 
  • Please do not carry handbags or jholas for this trek
  • Please keep personal tea mugs, spoon, and a small Swiss knife handy
  • Identity proof (must)

PLEASE NOTE THAT DRINKING AND SMOKING DURING THE TREK ARE PROHIBITED.

Transportation (To and From Harishchandragad)

Entry fee

Trek guidance

Food [Breakfast and Lunch]

Eco Bags and Gloves.

Everything that is not mentioned in the inclusions.

  • Each member of the group (participants/leaders/ clients & staff) wears a protective mask while on interaction with each other. Do carry few unused, reusable face masks.
  • It is strongly recommended to wear caps, full sleeves shirts, and full trousers and shoes for adventure activities. It reduces exposure to your body parts.
  • It should be ascertained from the participants that they are not residing / have not traveled in a containment zone and have not come in contact with any person who was tested positive in the last 14 days.
  • Ascertain whether any participant has any symptoms of Influenza-like illness (ILI) like fever, dry cough, weakness, severe body ache, etc. at the time of the beginning of the activity. If it is so then he/she should be asked not to participate actively and be evacuated on medical grounds and should be asked to report to the local health authorities with his own expenses.
  • Strictly avoid eating gutkha, pan masala, cigarette, or sniffing which induces spitting, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching external surfaces and touching your face when outdoors.
  • If the location of your adventure activity is too crowded then be prepared to leave or wait for the crowd to disperse/for your turn.
  • It is mandatory that a participant informs the organizers if he tests positive for COVID within 14 days of returning from adventure activity. It will help the organizers to inform and alert all other persons in the group so that they can follow the medical/government norms in this regard. Here it is absolutely essential that the participant observes transparency and informs the organizers/group leaders about his COVID test results.

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