Korigad Trek

An exciting short and easy trek for beginners to explore the beautiful Sahyadris and breathtaking views of the rolling hills and lakes around from the Korigad Fort trek.

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Korigad Fort Trek

About Korigad Fort

Korigad fort trek is an easy trek and serves as a beautiful weekend getaway. The Korigad Fort is a beautiful fort located on top of a hill, around 20 kms from Lonavala, near Aamby Valley, Maharashtra. It is a great trek for beginners or those looking to get their muscles in working order for the trekking season.

Difficulty level

This is an easy 6 km trek, with stone-cut steps leading up for the most part. It will take you about an hour to get to the top. The fort has an elevation of about 3000 feet, so it gives you wide panoramic views in all directions.

Important information

Korigad fort was constructed around 1500 AD, and has a solid structure that is still intact today. The large flat top of the hill provides a perfect base for the ramparts, and offers you plenty of vantage points for photographs.

Once you get to the top, you’ll be able to examine the massive gateway to the fort, as well as 6 ancient cannons, the largest of which is the Lakshmi Toph near the Kori Devi temple. Apart from this, there are two lakes, some water tanks, and a temple to see. The highlight however, is the view: the lakes of Aamby Valley, the lush forested hills around, and the highway in the distance.

If you are looking for short treks close to you, there are many trekking options near Mumbai and Pune that you might want to explore.

Itinerary

The Korigad trek route takes an hour, one way. It begins at Peth Shahpur, a village that is about 20 km away from Lonavala. You’ll begin early in the morning, and will reach the top in an hour. You’ll have some time to explore the top, and will begin your descent after that.

If your package includes transport from Mumbai or Pune, do check the timings carefully. Some operators begin the journey the previous night so that they can start the trek very early.

How to get there

Most operators include transport from Mumbai or Pune, or pick-up from the closest train station. The starting point of the trek is Peth Shahpur, about 20 km away from Lonavala.

Best season to go

Korigad is an easy trek and can be done at any time of the year. However, as with most Maharashtra forts, the best time to visit Korigad is in the monsoon. At this time, the Korigad trek route is green and delightful, and the water tanks at the top are full. From the top of the fort, you’ll get great views of the surrounding landscape. This offers abundant opportunities for photographers. Korigad is also a popular night trek spot, and offers plenty of spots to camp out at the top.

Korigad Trek summary

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Nearest city: Pune
  • Total days: 1-2 days
  • Grade:Easy
  • Max altitude:3000 ft
  • Total distance:6 km
  • Season: Monsoon
  • Avg temperature: 15 to 30 degrees Celsius

Easy trek to Korigad - 1 day

Sketch itinerary:

Day 1: Trek to Korigad Fort and back

  • Start point: Mumbai
  • End point: Mumbai
  • Day start time: 11:00 PM
  • Day start time: 06:00 hrs
  • Day end time: 20:00 hrs
  • Trekking distance: 6 kms
  • Trekking time: 3 hrs

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1:

The Korigad Trek is a short trek that you can do in a day’s time. The trail is rather easy and hence a great trek for beginners as well as experienced trekkers. From Mumbai you will board a bus to get to the base village of the Korigad Fort Trek which is Peth Shahapur. You will reach here by 10:00 hrs and have your breakfast.

After a briefing session you will commence your trek to Korigad Fort. Once you reach the summit you can spend some time exploring the fort and taking pictures. This is a short trek and doesn’t take more than an hour to reach the top.

You will start your return trek by 10:30 and reach the base village for some lunch and relaxation. By 16:00 you will head back to reach Mumbai by 20:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

Inclusions:

The trip cost includes travel arrangements from Mumbai to Mumbai. Meals mentioned in the package selected will be served. Please check your package details with the operator for exact inclusions. Gear and experienced trip leader charges are included. The package is inclusive of all taxes.

Exclusions:

The package doesn’t include your travelling expenses from your home to pick-up point. Any personal expenses such as beverages, extra meals, etc. are not included in the meals, nor are any kind of expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, strikes, etc. Lastly, anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions will be charged on an additional basis, as used.

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Night trek to Korigad Fort - 2 days

Sketch itinerary:

Day 1: Trek to Korigad Fort

  • Start point: Lonavala Station
  • End point: Korigad Fort
  • Day start time: 19:30 hrs
  • Trekking distance: 1 km
  • Trekking time: 2 hrs
  • Overnight in tents

Day 2: Return trek and back home

  • Start point: Korigad
  • End point: Lonavala Station
  • Day start time: 06:00 AM
  • Trekking distance: 1 km
  • Trekking time: 2 hrs

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1:

The Korigad Fort Trek is one of the best treks to do in the night. The trail is easy and even beginners can do this trek. For the night trek you will have to assemble at the Lonavala Station by 19:30 hrs. From Lonavala Station you will drive to Peth Shahapur which is the base village of the trek by 21:00 for dinner and a briefing session.

The trail is exciting and there is fun in doing it in the moonlight under the starry sky. It takes an hour to reach the top so you will start the trek by 22:00 hrs and reach by 23:30 hrs. You will set up your tents and gaze at the starry skies and enjoy the views of the hills and forts.

Sit by the bonfire and simply bask in the beauty of this quiet and beautiful night. The experience of a night trek is very different from the day trek and here you get to enjoy both. You will stay in tents for the night.

Day 2:

The views from the night are different from the day and beautiful in its own way. Wake up to the bright rays of the sun and see the fort and explore it in all its glory. The surrounding mountains and hills are picture perfect. If you like history then you will enjoy exploring this ancient fort and learning more about it and also clicking pictures. You will start your trek back to the base village for a hearty breakfast. From the base village you will be driven to Lonavala station from where you can head back home. Your trip ends here

Inclusions:

Transportation arrangements to and fro from Lonavala Station is will made. Accommodation on tents on sharing basis is included. Meals mentioned in the package selected will be served. Please check your package details with the operator for exact inclusions. Gear and experienced trip leader charges are included. The package is inclusive of all taxes.

Exclusions:

The package doesn’t include your travelling expenses from your home to pick-up point. Any personal expenses such as beverages, extra meals, etc. are not included in the meals, nor are any kind of expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, strikes, etc. Lastly, anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions will be charged on an additional basis, as used.

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Best time to go/Weather

The Korigad trek is best during the monsoon, when the greenery and dark rain clouds are a dramatic background for an outdoor adventure. It is also popular in the winter, when the trail is dry and easier to climb, and the days are pleasant and breezy. In the summer, the Korigad trek is scheduled to be a night trek, and includes camping at the top.

Getting there

Lonavala is about 64 km west of Pune and 96 km to the east of Mumbai and is a major stop on the railway line connecting Mumbai and Pune. From the Pune suburbs, local trains are available from Pune Junction as well as from Mumbai. Both the Mumbai-Pune Expressway as well as the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway pass through Lonavala. Once you reach Lonavala Station and from there you will be picked-up and taken to Peth Shahapur which is the base village for the trek.

What to wear

Wear a Raincoat or wind cheater if you’re doing this trek in the monsoon. Wear comfortable and quick-dry trekking clothes such as long-sleeved t shirt and pants. Put on good trekking shoes as they are the most important. Carry an extra pair of socks. You can also carry a cap/hat, sunglasses or a scarf as per your preference. Don’t forget to carry an extra pair of clothes.

What to carry

Your tour operator will share a list of things that you need to carry. Carry your government-issued ID card. Ensure you carry a comfortable backpack with raincover, along with water bottle (2 litres). Carry a sun-cap, sunglasses, scarf, extra pair of dry clothes and do not forget to carry a raincoat/poncho. Carry your personal toiletries including light towel/napkins, wet wipes, tissues, hand sanitizer, etc. Always carry Insect repellent.

Keep some dry snacks with you like chocolate bars, biscuits, energy bars, dry fruits, etc. You can also keep Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder. Don’t forget to carry your camera and torch with extra batteries. Carry your personal medicines without fail and keep a compact personal first aid kit for small emergencies.

Preparation/Fitness

This is an easy 6 kms trek, with stone-cut steps leading up for the most part. It will take you about an hour to get to the top. The fort has an elevation of about 3000 feet. This is a great trek for beginners, including families with children and can be done easily.

FAQs about the Korigad trek

What to carry for the Korigad trek

For your Korigad trek, you should take appropriate rainwear and trekking shoes. Do carry your essentials like water, snacks, insect repellent, first aid kit, and camera in a small day pack. Don’t forget to pack a rain cover for your bag, or pack your belongings in plastic to protect it from getting wet.

What is the difficulty level of the Korigad trek?

The Korigad trek is an easy trek that is suitable for families with children, groups of friends, colleagues from work, or couples looking for a fun outdoors activity. It takes about an hour to get to the top, and the trail is paved with stones, offering an easy ascent and descent.

What should I carry for the Korigad trek?

For your trek, make sure you have comfortable trekking shoes and quick-dry clothing. If you’re going in the monsoon, do take a raincoat, raincover for your backpack, and a spare change of clothes packed in a waterproof bag. Carry two bottles of water per person, and some dry snacks and fruit.

A sun cap, sunglasses, and insect repellent and sunscreen will make you more comfortable on the trek. Apart from all this, your operator will provide you with a complete packing list, so do make sure you pack accordingly. Read our blog about What to Pack for Trekking in the Sahyadris.

When is the best time for the Korigad trek?

The Korigad trek is best during the monsoon, when the greenery and dark rain clouds are a dramatic background for an outdoor adventure. It is also popular in the winter, when the trail is dry and easier to climb, and the days are pleasant and breezy. In the summer, the Korigad trek is scheduled to be a night trek, and includes camping at the top.

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