Gorakhgad Mumbai Reviews
Gorakhgad Hikers delight Feb 14, 2010
Height : 2140ft
Difficulty Level - Medium.
Climb up from base village - 3.5 Hrs to 4 hrs (Depends on the number of halts)
Climb down – 3 hrs to 3.5 Hrs (Climb down is faster and much easier)
Reaching the top of the Gorakhgad is a thrill and enjoyed by lovers of nature. at first it looked a little to far, but when i was there it was i was lost for words. The steep and uneven climb makes it even more interesting. The view around is wonderful with adjoining Ghats offers a nice scenery. The pictures will say more of the breath taking view. On the south-west Siddhagad and Naneghat, Dhakoba, Jivdhan in the east.
Little bit about the track: Gorakhgad is a small hill jut out of the main range. The track is well marked with the frequent visitors and locals so, you will not be lost. Simple walk but the terrain makes it a little bit tiring. The long walk and tired feet make you turn back. More halts along the way will let you breath in the fresh air and enjoy the scenery. The view is just too majestic and makes to get go even closer to nature. There are spacious caves at the base of the hill (pinnacle), so an overnight can also be an option hence makes it a place of visit for many trekkers.
Well reaching the cave is quite an easy trek. Well, if you wish to go to the top of the pinnacle to see the temple. You will have to be a very careful covering the rough patch. It's a thrill climbing up, enjoy it! Caution, during monsoon this patch is very slippery. If you are a pro trekker and carrying proper gear, you can do so.
Warning: Smoking is injurious to health and nature while in these parts. Dispose of the cigarette butts carefully and campfire well attended.
Things you may want to carry:
Food – very important
Water – Very important
Weather gear – sunglasses or hat – optional
Cloths – extra set – optional
Footwear – very important
Medical kit – small first aid kit – personal medication
Bright colored jacket – very important (Jungle thumb rule)
Torch with extra cells – very important
Sunscreen lotion – Optional
Pocket knife – very important
Sugar, salt, and lemons - optional
Backpack to carry these items - important
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