Kalsubai trek in Maharashtra, India

About Kalsubai

Kalsubai Peak, with an elevation of 5400 feet, is the highest peak in the Sahyadris, and offers a thrilling trek, especially in the monsoon. The view from the top of the 'Everest of Maharashtra' is stunning and offers great photography opportunities, but the real reward is the thrill of conquering this peak. There are some rocky sections that can get very slippery in the rains, and some slopes that are quite steep, making the Kalsubai trek quite challenging. En route to the Kalsubai peak, you’ll find beautiful streams and pools that invite you to take a break and enjoy your surroundings. There are long vistas of green landscape on all sides, pretty water bodies, and even a charming local temple at the top. The Kalsubai trek is a fun challenge that tests your endurance, and will give you gorgeous views of the landscape around.

About the Kalsubai Trek

While Kalsubai is a tough trek, it's also a very beautiful one. It is recommended that only trekkers with experience try this trek. The route to the Kalsubai Peak is a mix of easy to ascend slopes as well as treacherous rocky terrain overlooking the valley below. Atop the Kalsubai Peak, you can see numerous other famous forts like Alang-Madan-Kulang, Ratangad, Harishchandragad, and many others.

Kalsubai treks are arranged to be day treks as well as night treks. Day treks to the Kalsubai Peak begin at Kasara station in the early hours of the morning. You'll watch the dark sky of the night turn into daylight as you travel. At night, it's even more thrilling. In the dark, you'll have to go slower than usual, listening to the nocturnal animals and birds, and enjoying the challenge of navigating in low light. The mesmerising view from the top will leave you feeling accomplished, especially as the sun rises.

Route for the Kalsubai Trek

For a day trek to Kalsubai peak, you’ll gather at the pick-up point in the evening and travel to the start point. You'll reach the base village in the early hours of the morning, and eat a tasty breakfast. By 6:30 am, your trek begins. The ascent takes about 3-4 hours and you'll spend some time relaxing at the summit. By noon, it's time to descend again. After that, proceed homewards from Kasara station.

For an overnight Kalsubai trek, you'll have to reach Kasara railway station by 11:15 pm. You will begin your trek after reaching Baari, around 01:00 am. By around 06:00 am, you'll reach the top of Kalsubai, just in time to watch the sky turning pink with the daylight. You'll have a couple of hours to rest or explore the top of Kalsubai. By around 08:00 am, it's time to descend. From the base, you'll be transferred to Kasara railway station.

Best time for the Kalsubai Trek

During the monsoon, the trek is dotted with beautiful streams, and spectacular sights. Visit the ancient temple of the local deity while getting the complete monsoon trek experience. Lately, the authorities have built iron ladders along the slopes for the benefit of those climbing. While this helps, the climb can be a challenge, especially during the rainy months when winds are strong and the rocks are always wet and mossy, so tread carefully.

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Trek to Mighty Kalsubai
Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Kalsubai is Maharashtra's highest peak with an elevation of 5400 feet, and is a spectacular experience. It is a day trek that begins at Kasara station in the early hours of the morning. You'll watch the dark sky of the night turn into daylight as you travel.

This trek is a fun challenge that tests your endurance, and will give you gorgeous views of the landscape around.

It is recommended that only trekkers with experience try this trek.
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  • Transportation from Kasara to Kasara by local private transportation
  • Morning breakfast, refreshments and lunch
  • Guide and expertise charges
    Exclusions
  • Any transfer till Kasara and back
  • Any cost or service not mentioned in the inclusions
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Monsoon trek to Kalsubai Peak (Ex Mumbai)
Kasara, Maharashtra
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Kalsubai is the highest peak in the Sahyadris, and offers a thrilling trek, especially in the monsoon. It stands tall at 5400 ft, with a trail that is treacherous in parts due to the rocky sections that get very slippery, and some slopes that are so steep that iron steps or ladders had to be installed. There are some beautiful streams and pools along the route, offering a chance to take a break and enjoy your surroundings.
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  • Travel from Kasara to Baari village by private non air-conditioned vehicle and back
  • Veg breakfast
  • Expertise charges
  • Service tax
    Exclusions
  • Lunch (It can be arranged at the base village, if informed before the start of trek)
  • All kinds of extra meals/soft drinks
  • Personal or travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Porters
  • Bottled water
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather etc.
  • Any costs or services not mentioned in the inclusions
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Monsoon Trek to Kalsubai Peak
Mumbai, Maharashtra
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The climb up the highest peak in Maharashtra, Kalsubai peak, is an adventurous trek that requires high endurance levels. The route to the summit is a mix of easy to ascend slopes as well as treacherous rocky terrain overlooking the valley below. During the monsoon, the trek is dotted with beautiful streams, and spectacular sights. At an elevation of 5400 ft, the view from the top is stunning and offers great photography opportunities, but the thrill of conquering this peak is the real reward.
    Inclusions
  • Travel from Dadar- Dadar by non-AC bus (Bus goes via Thane)
  • Veg breakfast
  • Veg lunch
  • Event organizing charges if any
    Exclusions
  • All kinds of extra meals/soft drinks
  • Insurance
  • Bottled water
  • Aerated drinks
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any medical/emergency evacuations
  • Any kind of cost not mentioned above
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Night Trek to Kalsubai Peak
Mumbai, Maharashtra
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The climb up the highest peak in Maharashtra, Kalsubai peak, is an adventurous trek that requires high endurance levels. The route to the summit is a mix of easy to ascend slopes as well as treacherous rocky terrain overlooking the valley below. At night, it's even more thrilling. You'll be trekking in the darkness, listening to the nocturnal animals and birds, and enjoying the challenge of navigating in low light. At an elevation of 5400 ft, the view from the top is stunning, especially as the sun rises.
    Inclusions
  • Travel from Kasara-base village-Kasara by local jeep
  • One vegetarian breakfast
  • Instructor/guide charges
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Mumbai/Pune to Kasara
  • All kinds of extra meals/soft drinks
  • Insurance
  • Bottled water
  • Aerated drinks
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any medical/emergency evacuations
  • Any kind of cost not mentioned above
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