Ht. : 5400 feet from MSL
Range : Sanhyadri
District : Nasik
Village : Bari
Level : Easy
We planned to catch Dadar-Amritsar Exp. from Kalyan at 12:35 am. Some of our friend (Nitin, Rupesh & Purva) caught train from Thane. Me & Sagar (Morkya) caught same train from Dombivali. Our one more friend Chaitanya was already reached to Kalyan station, ready with our tickets to Igatpuri. We were late from our scheduled but because of train was running late, we could manage to catch the same train. General compartment was full, so we had no option to get into the Reservation compartment and follow the corrupted system, thus how our journey got started.
Reservation compartment was crowded too because all other people are like us only. Some how we manage to stand in a space between two compartment near toilet and it was so uncomfortable while any one going to toilet or crossing the compartment. We were talking, cracking jokes and trying to get comfortable with in that space, this whole drama continued for next one & half hour and we reached to Igatpuri at around 2:15 am. We had to reach Bari village from here. There was no source of transportation until morning so we decided to spent around 2 hours on Igatpuri station. We ate some Bhaji & drink tea and trying to sleep, we were smart enough to carry one bed sheet each to protect ourselves from mosquito (this was from our last experience in Peb-Matheran trek) but this time trains won't allow us to sleep
Around 4 o'clock we came out of Igatpuri station and started walking towards Igatpuri bus depot. It was still dark outside, as soon as we came out of station cold started taking its grip on us. We were blessed with a rich blanket of stars. Thousands of stars scattered in the vast expanse of the sky. All special in their own way.Very soon we reached
We headed towards our ultimate destination now which was almost 30 minutes from the well. Our ultimate destination was above a straight huge rock, around 30 feet high. This was accessible by ladder. This was the fourth ladder. I was feeling little monotonous after climbing 3 ladders and wanted to do some more adventure, so I started climbing the rock. The rock was quite moderate to climb but after finishing three-fourth of climb I had to take support of metal vertical on which ladder was fixed.
As we already decided to take our lunch on very interesting place which we found while climbing up, so we began our descend. While returning I preferred to take ladder than rock to avoid over adventure. The descend was proving tough for all but we were determined. Very soon we reached our decided place where we had our lunch and took a long rest and then continued our descend. After sometime we came across to a small stall of Limbu Pani (Lime water) We drank some limbu pani and again continued our journey.
We reached the base at 5 pm. And took a jeep to Ghoti from main road.From Ghoti we caught rickshaw for Igatpuri We reached Igatpuri at 6:20 pm. We ate some Pav Bhaji and Samosa in small restaurant near Igatpuri railway station.
We planned to spend night at Chaitanya’s house in Ambernath as his parents was out of station We caught Tapovan Exp. at 7:15 pm. from Igatpuri station, all seats in train was occupied. We are so tired that we decided to sat down on train floor between the gangway. We reached Kalyan station in one & half hour at 8:45 pm. Again we caught local train for Ambernath. We enjoyed dinner went to sleep. We all woke up early morning and rush to our homes as every one wants to reach office in time.