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Toughest trek of sahyadris : Alang Madan kulang

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24th Jan 2014

the fianl group pic with AMK behind

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OUr ride to the base village of ambewadi

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Ismat : the tough girl

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the endless wait for the bus

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view from campsite1 : the cave

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the cave entrance

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climb1 at alang

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getting set for climb2

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the first accent

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the lead climber

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Finally I climbed

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the destination of climb1

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belaying from the top

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uday all set for the climb

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and she made it up

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climber jamila

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the top of alang

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nobody can stop us from getting into water

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now time for madan patch

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the group pic on the top of madan

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The fort trio of Alang-Madan-Kulang is situated in Kalasubai range. This area is rich with few of the highest mountain peaks in Sahyadri. Nearby peaks recognized are Kalsubai (higest peak in Maharashtra) & Ratangad. Other nearby landmarks are Bhandardara backwaters and Igatpuri.

The trek to Alang-Madan-Kulang is considered to be one of the toughest treks in Maharashtra. It tests your stamina, patience and mental toughness. No place for games here. The overall trek includes rock climbing, rappelling, high steeps, long walks. To make matters worse, theres very little guidance available in any (printed, Internet) written form, and tons of confusing ways to get lost. As a result this trek stays is just a dream for many trekkers, some dont even dont know about it.


Due to their remote and difficult location the Forts have remained neglected by Gov. of India. According to the grapevine, it seems there was no professional group arranging this trek until last decade. Some very passionate and experienced trekkers used to come here that time. Recently some groups from Pune and Mumbai have started planning this trek regularly.

Also, there is very less historical information available about these forts.

http://www.meetup.com/great-Hyderabad-adventure-club/events/158927992/

Great Hyderabad Adventure Club -  GHAC is the Trekking and Adventure Club of Hyderabad and caters to Hiking, Trekking  Adventure and Outdoor Adventure Activities all over India. we also conduct on  Trekking, Hiking, Camping, Outdoors, Bird Watching and Adventure sports like Bouldering, Rock climbing, Rappelling, Paragliding and White Water Rafting in Rest of India.

GHAC is registered with Govt of India as a Not for Profit Adventure Club and is open to all and run by trained and experienced professionals and volunteers.

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How many days does the alang madan kulang trek take? I have a friend visiting from England in Jan 2016. She loves trekking and I know she would want to go for this trek. I shall recommend your group to her.
Sun 01 10 16, 21:58 · Reply · Report
Superb photography. I hope I can join you guys on your next adventure. When will your organization be conducting another trek to alang madan kulang? How many times a year do you organize this trek and is it during any particular season?
Sun 01 10 16, 20:37 · Reply · Report
A friend of mine has been on this amk trek. His aim is to go on a trek to the Himalayas. So he went for this trek knowing the physical and mental difficulty involved because he felt this would help prepare him and bring him closer to accomplishing his dream.
Sun 01 10 16, 15:47 · Reply · Report
Does one get to climb all three forts of alang madan kulang on this trek? How long does the entire trek take? Is there some sort of physical preparation needed before going on this trek?
Sat 01 09 16, 14:55 · Reply · Report
The alang madan kulang trek as you say is going to remain in my dreams. I love the outdoors and have done little bit of trekking but very easy ones where all it required was just a walk to the top. This one is out of my league.
Sat 01 09 16, 06:26 · Reply · Report
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