Being the most adventurous trek, we ever had, there are lot of things, incidents, local stories I would like to write about. This was the plan for trail trek to Ratangad and kalsubai. But at the last moment, due to exams we were only the five ready to go for the trek. As we knew that this situation might occur, there was already backup trek plan for that weekend, the grand Boratyachi Nal by Prasad.
(goods carrier) carrying bricks and cement. on the road side we were enjoying the views of scenic CHAFET(चाफेत) dam and discussing about the ghats,forts,trekkers and their works(books,articles,etc) on trekking. After some time,the vehicle was not able to take pick on the ghat,so we started walking on the road until tempo reach on the peak.So it was lush greenary on both the side and walking only we,the five.We could see the Budhla Machi of Torna from here.Prasad told us one historical story here,This is ghat through which dead body(मढ़) of The great maratha worrier,Narveer Tanaji Malusare was carried from Sinhagad to Raigad subsequently by MADHE ghat towards UMRATHE(उमरठे )(Poladpur) native place of this bravo.So gossiping about this we finally reached tempo,walking around 2-3 KM.Again we started travelling towards VAROTI enjoying peacefull atmosphere of little little villages.
We reached PASALI(पासली ) phata and bought the cooking stuff, Potato,Rice,etc. After traveling nearly 13-15 KM we reached VAROTI around at 11:45 to 12:00 PM.
Prasad asked the way towards MOHARI(मोहरी ) there to an Veteran villager and clicking the kick-off image,we started walking towards MOHARI. Mohari is around 12-15 KM from Varoti.So this was first walking patch of our trek.
Going forwards on the way,we got very good view of little dam built on the small river in the village. Now onwards, we could consider it as Heaven. No noise pollution,air pollution means no pollution at all. Everything water,air,atmosphere,people was quality,pure just like the scotch liquor. Calm atmosphere around.The farmers were working in their fields.We were trying to confirm the route to Mohari again and again by asking the people,as there may be situation when no one will be there to asked the correct way. And one farmer told us to follow those men who were already on the way towards Mohari.So We got them and started walking with them.
This was last break until we reached Mohari.As There were 2-3 hills,we needed to do up and down and now remained last one to climb.Getting new information on the way, walking with villager we were enjoying views of Torna and Rajgad on turning back.Around 2:00 PM, We reached EKALGAON village and got the first ever sight of Lingana and the great fort Raigad.Clicking the group photo there,we went ahead to reach Singapur village.
So finally we reached Mohari around 2:40 PM. We said GOOD BYE those villager who help us for finding the way.Now then their route was different and we were going towards RAILING Pathar......
Feeling very hungry, We finish some BHEL(भेळ ) there. by feeling tank full we headed towards RAILING .
first of all, It took some time to find entry point i.e starting point of Boratyachi Naal and finally Prasad got the way towards Naal. So We started descending at around 4:15 PM in the clock. From this point, there was not the clear view of Naal.Though we started walking down in the ridge.The ridge showed the endurance and difficulty level at the first descend itself,even we were not getting idea of how many challenges we would get on the way. But it warned us the way is not at all easy! buddies!
Nikhil was leading the way and was responsible for finding the next easy steep(how can STEEP will be easy....... LOL). Any way any how we could descend first steep successfully. So time for celebration by means of getting relax.
And we got the excellent view of Lingana from the ridge. काय दिसत होता राव लिंगाणा ? एकच नंबर!
Now it was too much dark and the ridge was showing its wildness,as it is becoming more and more steep. Also water was flowing at some point,making the way slippery and at some point speedy flow of water. Total silence around, no man's existence other than we five.Making our mind fearless,we were just trying to get down at ground level as early as possible. But ground level! no no no no.......we were going ahead,again steep,again steep......the ground level going ahead. So we got realized,the god is really in mood to test ourselves in middle(we even not having idea where we were) of ridge.So no other option than walking down.Nikhil was leading the fantastic way by finding the path.
After descending 2-3 steeps, it was time for ever risky patch among all other we descended till now. Nikhil tried to find the way for descending,but no luck. Being around 9:30 PM in the clock,we all decided to take halt in the night there itself. There was water pond near to that place. So was the best place to stay there.First of all we needed to light camp fire to get ourselves secured. So we started finding woods for that.
Also it was the dinner time,we all got hungry. We already bought the cooking stuff on the way. We got the camp fire lighted and all delighted.Decided to make Maggi for dinner.All were seated besides fire.
Earlier,it was feeling scary to stay,but after some time we all got familiar with dead silence of jungle.The fresh and cool air around.Shining stars in the sky.Talking with our beloved friends.The atmosphere was just refreshing one and fantastic.
After half an hour the Maggi was ready for serving with all pure atmospheric flavors. And yes as expected the taste was great.Finishing Maggi,we started gossiping as we wanted to pass our time but within a hour all went to bed. Frankly saying we all were waiting for first sun ray in the dawn.
And finally, It was fine morning for what we were just waiting. I just first turn back and got the first view of starting point in the morning,clicking at the same time..Horrible one! and looking forward then, Oh My God...........The destiny was too long, we just completed around half of ridge. And next steep was dangerous and was looking more dangerous in the daylight.Also I got the excellent view of dense fog around towards RAIGAD....
So clicking the group photo,we packed our belongings and ready to start बोरात्याची नाळ day -2. This time we decided not to descend rather climb hill besides the ridge.Thinking was, there we could get proper path so that we could descend on easy way. So started climbing around 7:15 AM in the clock.
This time I was leading the way,We were walking in the dense literally dense even sun rays were not able to hit the earth.Till no proper path to descend,so we cross the hill and decided to go on next. In this way,we crossed 2 hills and time for 3rd one,but it was more dangerous to cross.So we turned back and started descending 2nd one only.
The way was not at all easy. It was more steep descend than rock patch in the ridge.This time Nikhil and Indra were ahead for finding path and Rishi,Prasad and me were following the same.
So After around 2 hours of wandering and finding the way in dense forest,we got out of that and again we connected to ridge. After descending some little little steep we got fantastic natural swimming pool on the way in the ridge .We were excited to get wet by jumping in that ,but later thought we were having still long way to finish. So we started walking and we could see the path towards the village now. Finally we could see the ground level.Thank god.It was big Sigh of relief.
Now the water from the ridge was converted into flow of river comprising the water from SINGAPURCHI NAAL(सिंगपुराची नाळ ) also. And the name of the river is nothing but the KAAL(काळ नदी ).
So around 10:15 AM in the clock,we were completely at ground level after descending around 2700 feet ridge.Turning back we got excellent view of the ridge.Heading towards village,we asked one farmer about the name of the village.He told us this is the DAPOLI(दापोली ).
So this was most adventurous trek,we ever had. It was all about team spirit,co-ordination among us. Without getting anyone panic,facing whatever situations came on the way,helping each other while descending,We could successfully completed this trek.It was overall fantastic experience for lifetime.
Enjoy the walking,Save and keep the nature clean and green.
Thanks and Keep Trekking,