"How are we going to prepare for the upcoming Himalayan trek ?" asks Suchita one day looking a bit worried "We have not tried our shoes, our hiking clothes and dont even know if our stamina is good enough"
She was right !! I thought. We really need to be sure of all these factors.
Lucky for us there was a group of trekkers visiting the Kalsubai ranges on that very weekend which would provide an excellent practice run. Mt. Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadri Ranges. It is said that the view of this majestic mountain is an amazing sight in Bhandardara. It is also known as the Everest of Maharashtra, as it is the highest peak in the state.
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On the designated day we reached Dadar Mumbai at 11 PM night and commenced our journey with the group.
The journey from Mumbai through to Kasara through Mumbai-Nashik highway takes approximately 5 hours. We reached Bari Gaon at approximately 4.30 AM and waited for an hour more till there was proper dusk.
At approximately 5.45 AM we commenced our movement towardsthe base village to freshen up and have our early morning breakfast.
Early morning walk towards the base village