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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Harishchandragad is one of the more challenging treks in Maharashtra. But with this trip, instead of trekking over the more popular route via Pachnai village, you'll take a little-known route via the Nalichi Vaat. You'll be treading narrow trails, slippery edges, steep rockfaces and giant boulders, on your way to the top of Harishchandragad. Throughout the trek, picture perfect views of the valley will accompany you. You'll spend the night at Konkankada, sleeping in tents pitched in the wilderness of the mighty mountains. The next day, before making your way down, you'll grab visit the ancient and historic temples and caves of Harishchandragad.

    This trek to Harishchandragad takes you over a trail rated moderately difficult, making it perfect for fit and healthy beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    Located a 4-hr drive and a few hours of trekking from Kalyan, the pinnacle of Harishchandragad is located inside the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. Although not much remains of the actual fort, trekkers can visit the several temples and caves of Harishchandragad, the history reminiscent of the centuries-old tales of Marathas and Mugals. Harishchandragad is also located close to Konkankada, a flat plateau that now serves as a camping ground as well as the Taramati Shikhar, a tall peak offering views of the sunrise.

    Destination highlights

    Climb up to an altitude of over 4,650 feet on a trek to Harishchandragad. | Trek to Harishchandragad via a different, little-known route. | Go camping at night in tents pitched at Konkankada. | Catch beautiful views of the mountains and forests of the Sahyadri. | Go on one of the more challenging treks in Maharashtra.

    Activity Details

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    21 km

    12 hrs

    11 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Harishchandragad trek: Depart from Mumbai

    Arrive at the Kalyan railway station by 23:15 hrs. Here, you'll board a non-AC vehicle and settle in for a 3-hr drive from Kalyan to the base village of the trek. You'll arrive at the base by 02:00 hrs.

    Overnight in travel between Kalyan-Balipada.

    Your trip begins from the Kalyan railway station at 23:15 hrs. Travel to the base village of Balipada will be arranged in a private, non-AC vehicle. There are no meals included in today's meal package.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Mumbai

    Mumbai

    00:09 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Harishchandragad trek: Reach Harishchandragad
    Day 3 of the Harishchandragad trek: Arrive back at Mumbai
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 8 days or more before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 4-7 days before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 4 days before departure of 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

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

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Travellers are required to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    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 bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transfers between Kalyan-Balipada village and Pachnai-Kasara in private, non-AC vehicle

    • Accommodation in tents for 2 night
    • All vegetarian meals from breakfast on day 2 to lunch on day 3
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support crew
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city-Kasara

    • Sleeping bags or bed sheets
    • 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.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking/sports shoes
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Full-sleeved shirts/t-shirts
    • Full-length track pants
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases, trolley bags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private, non-AC vehicle for transfers between Kalyan-Balipada and Pachnai-Kasara
    • Technical or safety gear required for the trek, if any

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Sleeping bag or bed sheets
    • Water bottle
    • Energy drinks (Glucon D, Gatorade etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit