Harishchandragad trek and Konkankada camping

This trek to Harishchandragad Fort takes you over the rugged terrain that is typical of the Sahyadris. You’ll negotiate steep slopes and rocky outcrops to summit to the top and witness a gorgeous sunset from Konkankada. There is also a stunning sunrise to be witnessed from the top of Taramati peak where the marshmallow clouds sail only a few feet above. You'll camp at the iconic Konkankada cliff that looks like cobra’s hood, and will return the next day.

IMPORTANT: This is a moderate to challenging trek and is not recommended for first-time trekkers. This trek does NOT take the tougher route via Nali chi Vaat, but it is still suitable only for trekkers with prior experience.


Harishchandragad is an ancient fort which stands at an astounding altitude of 3500 feet. On the trek to Harishchandragad fort, you’ll be trekking into the forested interiors of Maharashtra, through picturesque tiny hamlets, steep hills, and waterfalls. You’ll also trek to Maharashtra’s second highest peak, Taramati, from where you can see the Ajoba Hills and the Alang, Madan, Kulang forts.

Destination highlights

Witness a stunning sunset from the top of Konkankada. | Trek over craggy slopes and rocky outcrops. | Delve into the history of the Harishchandragad fort and explore its ancient remnants. | Take photographs of the Kedareshwar Caves. | Trek to Taramati Peak to witness a scenic sunrise. | Enjoy a fun-filled bonfire and camping on the Konkankada cliff.




14 km

9 hours

7 km

Kasara Station

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Kasara Station

Local transport

Pachnai Village

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Be sure to sure Kasara Station by 23:00 hrs, where you will meet the operator and be driven to Pachnai Village. The drive will take a few hours-it is best to bring a light blanket or jacket along with some snacks for the bus ride.



Day 1 Milestone

Kasara Station


23:00 PM

You will reach the base village of Pachnai by 2:30 hrs and after a breief introduction will embark on this night trek. You will reach the top by 5:00 hrs and have ample time to explore Konkan Kada and enjoy a gorgeous sunrise. You will be served breakfast here after which you will  begin your descent by 9:00 hrs. Once you reach Pachnai, freshen up and enjoy a delicious steaming lunch after which it is time to head back to Mumbai. You should reach Kasara Station by 5:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

Your trip ends before nightfall.


Breakfast | Lunch


Day 2 Milestone


Kasara Station

02:30 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • Transport support from Kasara to Kasara
  • Meals from breakfast on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2
  • Accommodation in triple or quadruple sharing tents
  • Expertise charges and guide
  • All applicable taxes


  • Return train tickets from CST Station to Kasara
  • Personal expenses such as extra meals, packaged water, soft drinks, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • 2 quick-dry t-shirts
  • 1 pair of synthetic trekking pants
  • Lightweight hooded jacket
  • Comfortable trekking/ hiking shoes
  • Cotton socks
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
  • Slippers or sandals
  • Sling bags, jholas or handbags

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Alpine tents
  • Bonfire
  • Transport support
  • First aid kit

You need to get

  • ID proof
  • Two 1 ltr water bottle
  • Camera (optional)
  • Enerzyl/ Glucon D powder
  • Light snacks
  • Energy bars
  • Clean napkins
  • Lightweight towel
  • Haversack or backpack
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Torch/ flashlight
  • Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Sleeping mat, if you like
  • Personal toiletries
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Sun cap
  • Scarf
  • UV protected sunglasses
  • Extra poly bags to carry wet clothes

Medical Kit

  • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.

Cancellation policy

If cancellation is done 10 days or more prior to the departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 75% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

If cancellation is done 5-10 days prior to the departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

If the cancellation is done 0-5 days prior to the departure of the Harishchandragad trek and camping: No refund.

No show: No refund.

If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, or reschedule to another date, the cancellation policy will apply, and only the applicable refund amount will be transferred or rescheduled.

Rules on trip

Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited during the Harishchandragad trek and camping.

You must stick with your group at all times.

No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments.

You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times.

Taking photos or selfie near the edges are not allowed.

Participants are requested to carry trash back to the city and dispose it in dustbins.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

In case of injury, damage to self or property or death during the Harishchandragad trek and camping, the operator will not be held responsible.

Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation of any event due to reasons beyond control such as natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc., refund shall be payable with respect to the given to refund policy.

There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.

There are no washroom facilities during the trek and camping to Harishchandragad and the participants will have access to changing facilities and basic washrooms at the base village.

There will be no cellular network at the campsite and through most parts of the trek.

Participants must purchase return tickets to Kasara Station and board the second compartment of the train from CST Station.

If you miss the 00:14 hours fast local from CST Station to Kasara, you'll miss the trip. No refund will be entertained in such cases.

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