Trek to Harihar Fort

The trek to Harihar Fort is the perfect weekend adventure in the hills of the Western Ghats. From the base village, you'll begin trekking over a short path overlooking richly coloured, green forests. As you make your way over a gradually ascending path through the Shidi and Ganesh Ghats, you'll be met with stunning monsoon landscapes. Patch of strenuous climbs over large boulders will slow you down, but you'll soon find yourself at the end of this 2-hr trek. Just before you approach the fort, you'll trek over helical rock-cut steps carved at a steep incline of 80 degrees into the mountainside. From atop the fort, you can catch gorgeous views of hills in the Trimbakeshwar mountain range.


The Harihar Fort, located close to Nashik and Igatpuri, is a hill fort built over a small, triangular plateau. Raised above the ground at 3,676 feet, the fort was used to guard a trading route connecting present day Maharashtra and Gujarat. The destination remains popular with trekking enthusiasts, drawn to explore the ruined edifices, water cisterns and walls of the fort. The fort also houses a small temple alongside a pond.

Destination highlights

Escape from the city to explore the hills on this Harihar Fort trek. | Trek over a steeply-inclined mountain staircase. | Climb up to an altitude of 3,676 feet in the Western Ghats. | Catch gorgeous views of forest and mountains in the Sahyadri range.




14 km

5 hrs

14 km

Kasara railway station at 03:00 hrs

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Kasara railway station at 17:00 hrs

Private, shared SUV/bus or sim

Nirgudpada village

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Meet your fellow trekkers and the trek leader at the Kasara railway station by 03:00 hrs. You may board the local train to Kasara departing CSMT station by 00:14 hrs to arrive on time. You'll travel to the base village of Nirgudpaga in a private vehicle. After a 2-hr drive, you'll reach the base village, where you can take some time and rest in the vehicle. At the crack of dawn, you'll begin trekking and approach Harihar Fort on foot. You'll arrive on top after a refreshing 2-hr trek and spend some time exploring the fort.

Begin the return trek back to the base village and travel back to the Kasara railway station. You'll arrive at Kasara by 17:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

Your trip ends by early evening.

Your trek to Harihar Fort begins from the Kasara railway station. Travel to the base village of Nirgudpada will be arranged in private, shared SUV/bus or similar vehicle. Today's meal package includes breakfast served at the base village before beginning the trek to Harihar Fort and lunch served at the base village after completing the trek. Your trip ends as you return back to Kasara railway station.


Breakfast | Lunch


Day 1 Milestone



03:00 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • Travel arrangements from Kasara-Kasara in private, shared SUV/bus or similar vehicle
  • Vegetarian meal package including breakfast and lunch
  • Services of experienced trek leader
  • All applicable taxes


  • Travel arrangements from base city to Kasara
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
  • Adventure travel or medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
  • Trekking footwear
  • Windcheater or jacket
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Full-sleeved shirts/t-shirts
  • Full-length track pants
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
  • Slippers, sandals and non-trekking footwear
  • Restrictive or uncomfortable apparel

What not to Wear

  • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
  • Restrictive clothing
  • Flip-flops

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Private, shared SUV/bus or similar vehicle for transport from Kasara-Kasara

You need to get

  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • ID proof
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (with extra batteries)
  • Energy drinks (Glucon D, Gatorade etc.)
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)

Medical Kit

  • Specific personal or prescribed medication
  • Personal first-aid kit

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made more than 3 days prior to departure of the Harihar Fort trek: 100% refund.

For cancellations made on or less than 3 days prior to departure of the Harihar Fort trek: No refund.

No show: No refund.

All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

Rules on trip

Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Harihar Fort.

Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Harihar Fort.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

Travellers may board the local train to Kasara departing CSMT railway station by 00:14 hrs and arrive at Kasara railway station by 03:00 hrs. Tardiness is arriving at the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek, without any refund.

The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Harihar Fort to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

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