Catch a train from Mumbai CST to Kalyan. If you catch a train between 21:30-22:00 hrs, you should reach Kalyan by 23:30 hrs.
Harishchandragad is an exciting climb at any time, but this itinerary takes you via Nali chi vaat, which is the most iconic route for this trek. Known to be one of the toughest, this trail goes over rocky patches, steep inclines, and some scary drops. There are boulders of all sizes along your route, and you'll be clambering over them all the way up. You'll also find spectacular views of Konkankada, which you can admire on your many breaks.
The highlight of the Harishchandragad trek is the Konkan Kada, the most famous cliff in this region. It stands tall with an overhang like the hood of a cobra, providing a fabulous spot for photographs. At the top of the trek is a temple with an ancient Shivlinga structure inside a cave filled with water. You can wade to the structure through waist-deep freezing cold water, but it's not easy. At night, you'll camp out here, listening to the sounds of the wild and hoping no leopards come to investigate!
Camp in the wilderness | Trek to to a towering elevation of 4600 feet | Perform bouldering over the many rocky patches | Conquer the famous Harishchandragad fort
You'll have to be at Kalyan Railway Station by 23:30 hrs to meet the rest of your team. You'll board a vehicle to be driven to Belpada, the base village. This ride will take about 2-3 hours, and you'll arrive at the base by about 03:00 hrs. You can take a short nap here.
Travel in vehicle to Belpada
Try to get some sleep as you travel to Belpada. At the village, you'll have some time to sleep, so make sure you are rested.
Kalyan Railway Station
No meals will be served today.
Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:
For cancellations made 0-10 days before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: No refund.
For cancellations made 10-15 days before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 50% of the trek price will be refunded, minus any cancellation charges.
For cancellations made 15 days or more before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 75% of the trek price will be refunded, minus any cancellation charges.
Trekkers must not consume liquor, drugs, tobacco products, cigarettes etc. while on the trek.
Participants will not litter, deface property or monuments, or cause general disturbance.