Harishchandragad Trek (via Nali-chi Vaat)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The Harishchandragad trek is a popular weekend trek for adventure junkies looking for a nature-rich experience of the Sahyadri mountains. However, this itinerary of the trek ignores the popular route and takes you on an offbeat adventure via the iconic Nali-chi Vaat route. Not for the faint-hearted, this route tests your skills with difficult inclines, narrow trails, rocky sections and deep valleys. With scenic views of the terrain, you'll be climbing over large boulders and gaining altitude over a challenging route. Once you reach the fort, you'll explore the ancient ruins, climb the Taramati peak, visit the Ganesh Caves and camp around an evening bonfire.

    Destination

    An ancient hill fort overlooking the Konkan region of Maharashtra, the fort of Harishchandragad in a popular destination for trekkers seeking a challenge. The fort is perched atop towering mountains that are layered by the overgrown forests in the Harishchandragad Kalsubai Wildlife Sanctuary. The highlight of the trek is the Taramati peak, which offers sweeping views of the landscape, and the Konkankada, a great camping destination with picturesque views for amazing photos.

    Destination highlights

    • Sign up for a difficult trek near Mumbai.
    • Climb up to Harishchandragad via the offbeat Nali-chi Vaat route.
    • Catch a gorgeous sunrise view from the Taramati peak.
    • Explore trails in the Harishchandragad Kalsubai Wildlife Sanctuary.
    • Sleep in tents pitched with gorgeous mountain views.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Please carry your own blankets and bed sheets for use during overnight stay in tents.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trip leader during the Harishchandragad trek.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

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

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations more than 6 days before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 4-6 days before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 2-3 days before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 2 days before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to arrive at the meeting point on time. Delay in arriving at the meeting point may lead to missing the trip, without any refund.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Harishchandragad to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff. Costs arising due to such changes in the itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

    Photographs taken by the tour operator during the trip may be published online for publicity purposes

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Kalyan railway station at 22:20 hrs
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    Drop off point
    Kalyan railway station at 17:30 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Bus, non-AC jeep or similar ve
    Start point
    Balipada
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    End point
    Khireshwar
    Time of departure
    10:20 PM
    Time of return
    05:30 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    10 hrs
    Total distance covered
    12 kms
    Start point elevation
    3300 feet
    Maximum elevation
    4630 feet
    Minimum elevation
    3300 feet
    Average per day distance
    6 kms
  • Day 1 of the Harishchandragad trek: Depart from Mumbai

    Arrive at the Kalyan railway station and meet your fellow travellers. From here, you'll board a bus to travel to Murbad. A 1-hr bus journey later, you'll travel to the base village of the trek, Balipada, in a private jeep. Overnight in transit.

    Day 2 of the Harishchandragad trek: Trek to Harishchandragad Fort

    Rest at the base village until the break of dawn. Soon, you'll have breakfast and begin the trek to Harishchandragad. After a moderately difficult climb, with enough rest stops to admire the scenic mountain views, you'll reach Konkankada, your campsite for the night. In the afternoon, you can visit local attractions at the Harishchandgrad Fort including the Ganesh Caves and the Taramati peak. In the evening, enjoy a crimson sunset from your campsite and spend a merry night around the campfire. Overnight in tents at Konkankada.

    Day 3 of the Harishchandragad trek: Return to Mumbai

    After an early morning wake-up call, you'll hike a short distance to catch the sunrise from the Taramati peak. Return back to Konkankada and begin the return trek. You'll descend to the village of Khireshwar, ending the trek with great memories and amazing photos. You'll travel back to Kalyan, arriving at the railway station by 17:30 hrs. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kalyan
    End point
    Balipada
    Day start time
    10:20 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Balipada
    End point
    Konkankada
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kokankada
    End point
    Kalyan
    Day start time
    04:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements from Kalyan-Kalyan in a bus and private jeep
    • Accommodation for 1 night in tents on a twin/triple-sharing basis
    • All vegetarian meals from breakfast on day 2 to lunch on day 3
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • Services of a trek leader and support staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Kalyan
    • Any blankets or pillows inside the tents
    • Costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Warm jacket
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Track pants or hiking shorts
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Trekking shoes
    • Sun cap/hat
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Slippers or sandals

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private vehicle for transport from Kalyan-Kalyan
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
      You need to get
    • Daypack
    • Bed sheets and pillows or sleeping bags
    • Water bottle (3+ litres)
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks
    • Personal toiletries
    • Camera
    • Torch (with batteries)
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Hat/cap

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Harishchandragad trek: Depart from Mumbai

    Overnight in transit

    Pick-up time is at 22:20 hrs from the Kalyan railway station. No meals are included in today's package, so you'll want to have dinner before reporting to the pick-up point. You'll spend the night in transit travelling to the base village.

    Day 2 of the Harishchandragad trek: Trek to Harishchandragad Fort

    Overnight in tents at Konkankada

    Trek from the base village to Konkankada and visit local attractions in Harishchandragad Fort. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll be accommodated in tents at Konkankada. However, you'll have to carry your own blankets and pillows.

    Day 3 of the Harishchandragad trek: Return to Mumbai

    Your trip ends by 17:30 hrs

    Trek to Khireshwar and travel back to Kalyan. Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch only. Drop-off time is at 17:30 hrs at the Kalyan railway station.

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