Harishchandragad Trek via Pachnai (ex-Pune)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Harishchandragad must be done on account of the fort's rich history and also because it is one of the more challenging treks in Maharashtra. The highlight of the Harishchandragad trek is standing atop the Konkan Kada - one of the highest cliffs in Maharashtra. On the top, you will also spot the Saptatirtha Lake and watch the ancient yet vibrant Kedareshwar temple. You will begin this trek to Harishchandragad from Pachnai village, and follow the jungle trail of ascending through rocky patches and steep inclines. This trek is not recommended from beginners as the trail to Harishchandragad features some scary drops and difficult climbs.

    Destination

    Harishchandragad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. Trekking to Harshchandragad is regarded as one of the most challenging treks in the Western Ghats. Situated in the Malshej region of the ghats, it is at a distance of approximately 90 km from Kalyan. The fort is famous for its rugged terrain and offers a view of the surrounding green hills of the Sahyadris on the way to the summit. The biggest attraction here is Konkankada, also known as a 'Cobra's hood', one of the highest cliffs in Maharashtra. At the top, you can see the Saptatirtha lake and a Shiva Shiling shrine in the Kedareshwar Cave.

    Destination highlights

    • Experience the adrenaline coursing thorugh your body at the Konkan Kada cliff.
    • Visit the Kedareshwar Temple.
    • Clamber up large boulders and steep incline to reach Harishchandragad.
    • Explore the ancient Harishchandragad Fort.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during this trek to Harishchandragad.

    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 trip.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the Harishchandragad trek: 90% refund of the trip cost.

    For cancellations made 3-6 days prior to the Harishchandragad trek: 50% refund of the trip cost.

    For cancellations made less than 3 days prior to the Harishchandragad trek: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Harishchandragad.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during this trek to Harishchandragad.

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

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Paud road opp Burger King, Pune
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    Drop off point
    Pune
    Mode of transport
    Private vehicle
    Start point
    Pachnai Village
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    End point
    Pachnai Village
    Time of departure
    11:00 PM
    Time of return
    11:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    8 hours
    Total distance covered
    12 km
    Start point elevation
    2030 feet
    Maximum elevation
    4245 feet
    Minimum elevation
    2030 feet
    Average per day distance
    12 km
  • Harishchandragad Trek Day 1: Depart from Pune

    Board the private vehicle from Pune by 23:00 hours. You may carry some dry snacks with you for the overnight journey.

    Harishchandragad Trek Day 2: Trek to Harishchandragad

    You will arrive at Pachnai village by 05:00 hours. Freshen up and start trekking through the jungle route. On the way, you will visit Konkan Kada. At the top, you can explore Kedareshwar temple and Saptatirtha Lake. Post-lunch at the top, you will start descending to Pachnai village. You will depart from the village by 17:00 hours. You will reach Pune before midnight.
    /Harishchandragad Fort Trek Kedareshwar Temple Cave Saptatirtha Lake Adventure Travel The Great Next Stand at the edge on the Konkan Kada cliff.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pune
    End point
    Pachnai village
    Day start time
    05:30 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pachnai village
    End point
    Pune
    Day start time
    05:45 AM
    Trekking distance
    15 km
    Trekking time
    6 hours
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Transfers from Pune to Pune in a non AC private vehicle
    • Breakfast and Lunch
    • Evening Tea/Coffee and snacks
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • First Aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Dinner
    • Any personal expenses like extra meals, cigarettes, etc.
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as change in itinerary due to bad weather, roadblocks, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Full-length trek pants
    • Comfortable t-shirt/shirt
    • Raincoat/Poncho
    • Trekking shoes (preferably with ankle support)
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Transfers from Pune to Pune in a non AC private vehicle
    • First Aid kit
      You need to get
    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Water bottle (2 litres)
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (chocolate bars, biscuits, energy bars, dry fruits, etc.)
    • Personal toiletries including wet wipes, tissue papers, hand sanitizer, etc.
    • Light towel/napkins
    • Camera with extra battery
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Scarf
    • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
    • Personal first aid kit

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Harishchandragad Trek Day 1: Depart from Pune

    Overnight in transit.

    Please board the private vehicle from Pune to Pachani village departing at 23:00 hours. You may carry some dry snacks for the overnight journey.

    Harishchandragad Trek Day 2: Trek to Harishchandragad

    Your trip ends by 23:00 hours in the evening.

    Today's meal package included breakfast and lunch only. In the evening, tea/coffee and snacks will be offered to you. Please note that dinner is not included in the package.

    Food

    No meals are offered today.
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    Food

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Evening snacks
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  • Marker on map shows trip start point.