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  • Trip introduction

    Experience real adventure in the Sahyadri mountains on a challenging trek to Harishchandragad. You'll be skipping over boulders, climbing up mountain trails, trekking through dense plantations and navigating steep inclines. After clambering over rugged terrain, you'll spend the night in tents set up at the rocky cliffs of Konkankada. The next day, you'll grab amazing views of the sunrise and trek higher to visit the ancient temples and caves of Kedareshwar. This moderately difficult trek to Harishchandragad takes you ascending via the Nali-chi-vaat route and brings you back via Tolar Khind.

    Destination

    Harishchandragad is a hill fort perched at an altitude of more than 4,500 feet in the mountains of the Sahyadri ranges. The fort, located in the forests of the Kalsubai Wildlife Sanctuary, overlooks the Malshej Ghat and the Pimpalgaon Joga Dam. On the horizon, the neighbouring hill fort of Ratangad can be seen in the distance. A major attraction for trekkers is the ancient temple and caves of Kedareshwar.

    Destination highlights

    Embark on one of the more challenging treks of Maharashtra. | Catch stunning views of Sahyadri mountain ranges. | Trek through the rugged landscape of countryside Maharashtra. | Visit the temple and caves of Kedareshwar. | Spend the night in tents at Konkankada.

    Activity Details

    3300

    4665

    3300

    14 km

    12 hrs

    7 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of trek to Harishchandragad: Kalyan to Balipada

    Arrive at the Kalyan railway station by 22:00 hrs and meet your fellow trekkers. From here, you'll travel to Balipada, the base village of the trek to Harishchandragad, in a vehicle. After a 4-hr drive, you'll arrive at Balipada.

    Overnight in transit.

    Arrive at the Kalyan railway station by 22:00 hrs. You'll travel from Kalyan to the base village of the trek to Harishchandragad in a private vehicle. Since no meals are included in today's meal package, make sure to have dinner before arriving at the pick-up point. You'll spend the night in the vehicle.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kalyan

    Balipada

    05:30 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today

    Veg
    Day 2 of trek to Harishchandragad: Balipada to Konkankada
    Day 3 of trek to Harishchandragad: Explore caves and depart
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  • Cancellation policy

    For all cancellations made for the trek to Harishchandragad: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    Bookings once made are not transferable to other travellers.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to bring their own sleeping bags or blankets and bed sheets, to be used during the night stay in tents.

    Travellers are required to follow 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 and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during this trek to Harishchandragad.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    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.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Harishchandragad due to any unforeseen circumstances for the safety of travellers as well as staff. Costs arising due to such a change in itinerary will be borne by the traveller.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Kalyan-base village in a private jeep or similar vehicle

    • All meals from breakfast on day 2 to lunch on day 3
    • Accommodation for 1 night in tents
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, mattress
    • All equipment required for trekking
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support crew
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city-Kalyan

    • Personal expenses such as extra meals or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes
    • Shirt/t-shirt and track pants/shorts
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Flip-flops/slippers

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private jeep or similar vehicle for transport between Kalyan-base village
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, mattress
    • All equipment required for trekking

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • ID proof
    • Sleeping bags or blankets, bed sheets
    • Water bottle
    • Torch
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Insect repellent
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific or prescribed medicines and medical kit.