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  • Trip introduction

    Embark on this trek which takes you to the historic fort of Harishchandragad. On this trek, you'll explore the historic ruins of the fort, the ramparts and water cisterns, and the ancient cave that houses a temple. You'll also trek to Taramati which is the topmost point of the fort, and the famous Konkankada - the Cobra's Hood. If you're lucky, you might even see a Brocken spectre created by your shadow!

    This is a challenging trek not suitable for beginners, and only experienced trekkers must attempt this trek.

    Destination

    Harishchandragad is a historic hill fort located at an altitude of 3500 feet, in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, within the Malshej Ghats. The trek to Harishchandragad is famous for its rugged terrain that consists of rocky patches, steep inclines, boulders of all sizes, and some scary drops on the side. There are multiple routes to reach the fort, but this particular trek follows the Pachnai route, which is not as challenging as Nali Chi Vaat one.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the historic ruins of a fort on this trek to Harishchandragad. | Feel the thrill of trekking to Harishchandragad at night. | Watch the dawn break from the Konkanda. | Get a chance to cast a Brocken spectre on the misty air with your shadow. | Explore the gorgeous flora and fauna of the Malshej Ghats.

    Activity Details

    1925

    4665

    1925

    14 kms

    9 hrs

    14 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Harishchandragad Trek: Depart from Pune

    Today, you'll report to the Travel Café in Pune and board the bus which will take you to the base village. You'll reach Pachnai by midnight where you'll receive a briefing session after which you'll begin your trek.

    Today, you'll board the transit bus at 20:00 hrs from Pune. No meals are provided today. You'll reach Pachnai by midnight.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune

    Pachnai

    20:00 PM

    Food

    No meals are provided today.

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    Day 2 of the Harishchandragad Trek: Trek to Harishchandragad and Return to Pune
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 12 hours before the Harishchandragad trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 12 hours before 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.

    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, 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.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Private bus transport from Pune to Pachnai and back

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch and evening snacks on Day 2
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Any personal expenses such as extra meals, tips, beverages, etc.

    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as road blocks, bad weather, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Warm jacket
    • Full-length trek pants
    • Comfortable t-shirt/shirt
    • Trekking shoes (preferably with ankle support)
    • Windcheater
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private bus transport between Pune and Pachnai
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack
    • 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
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Scarf
    • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
    • Personal first aid kit

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.