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  • Trip introduction

    A thrilling adventure in the mountain peaks of the Sahyadri range, this trek to Harishchandragad will take you along a fairly demanding route, making it perfect for trekkers with some prior experience. After a fairly gradual climb in the initial part of the trek, you'll make your way over steep inclines to reach the top of the mountains. The route will be punctuated with large boulders, barren mountain faces and patches of sprawling vegetation and forests. After reaching your destination at 4,691 feet in the sky, you'll catch amazing views of the descending valley with the Malshej Ghat and the Pimpalgaon Dam in the distance. At Harishchandragad, you'll explore historic caves dating back centuries, an ancient temple of Lord Shiva and vantage points on the edges of the mountain cliff.

    Destination

    Located inside the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary, the fort of Harishchandragad is steeped in history and culture. The fort, dating back to the 11th century, is home to a number of historical landmarks like caves and temples that are the subject of popular local legends and myths. Located a 3-hr drive away from Kasara, the fort is a popular destination for avid trekkers looking for a challenge. In the monsoon season, panoramic views of surrounding hills drastically change with encroaching forests all over the terrain

    Destination highlights

    Embark on a challenging trek to Harishchandragad. | Explore the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. | Climb up to an altitude of 4,694 feet in the Western Ghats. | Catch gorgeous views of forest and mountains in the Sahyadri range.

    Activity Details

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    3300

    8 km

    4 hrs

    8 km

    Trip details
  • Trek to Harishchandragad!

    Arrive at the Kasara railway station by 03:00 hrs and meet your trek leader. You may board the local train departing CSMT railway station by 00:14 hrs to arrive at the meeting point on time. At Kasara, board a private vehicle and travel to the base village of Paachnai. A 3-hr drive later, you'll arrive at Paachnai and take some time to rest before beginning the trek to Harishchandragad. A 2-hr trek later, you'll reach the top of Harishchandragad and spend some time to catch your breath and explore the fort.

    Just before noon, you'll begin your descent back to the base village, where you'll board a private vehicle and travel back to 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 Harishchandragad begins from the Kasara railway station. Travel to the base village of Paachnai 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 Harishchandragad and lunch served at the base village after completing the trek. Your trip ends as you return back to Kasara railway station.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kasara

    Kasara

    03:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch

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  • Cancellation policy

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

    For cancellations made on or less than 3 days prior to departure of the Harishchandragad 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 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 trek to Harishchandragad.

    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 Harishchandragad 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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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 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

    Excludes

    • 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