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  • Trip introduction

    Sign up for a thrilling night trek near Mumbai and spend the night climbing on mountain trails in the Sahyadri range. With shining torches in hand, you'll follow the trek leader, stop at vantage points overlooking the rugged hills and take in beauitful night-time views of the forest. You'll soon reach the top, where you can rest and wait for the morning sunrise. At the fort, ancient ruins and historic caves await with sculpted pillars, edifices and walls.

    Ideal for travellers looking to plan a quick summer getaway, this is a relatively easy trek that is perfect for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    A hill fort in the foothills of the Sahyadri range, Kothaligad is a relatively small fort when compared with other hill forts in the area like Rajmachi, Siddhagad or Prabalgad. Despite its smaller size, the fort served as a storehouse of ammunition and a watchtower over the surrounding region. Accessible via a short trek from the base village, the fort of Kothaligad is a popular trek for travellers from Mumbai looking for a short and adventure-packed trip near Mumbai. The surrounding landscape of Karjat is open with sprawling plains and small hills on all sides which makes the weather here windy and perfect for such night treks.

    Destination highlights

    Get the unique experience of a night trek to Kothaligad. | Click amazing photos of the morning sunrise. | Stop at vantage points to admire nocturnal views of the Sahyadri. | Visit ancient caves and ruins, dating back to the 18th century.

    Activity Details

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    2290

    9 km

    5 hrs

    9 km

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

    Meet your group and the trek leader at the WEH mero station bus stop by 22:45 hrs. After a quick round of introductions, you'll begin the 2-hr drive to the base village of the Kothaligad trek.

    Overnight in transit.

    Pick-up will be from the WEH metro station bus stop. You'll spend the night travelling to Ambivali in a non-AC vehicle. Please make sure have dinner before reporting to the pick-up point and carry dry snacks as there are no meals provided today.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Mumbai

    Ambivali

    22:45 PM

    Food

    No meals will be provided today

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Kothaligad trek: Reach Kothaligad and return
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  • Cancellation policy

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

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

    For cancellations made less than 3 days before the departure date of the Kothaligad trek: no refund.

    In case no show: no refund.

    All refunds are 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 night trek to Kothaligad.

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

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the night trek to Kothaligad.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    A basic level of health and fitness is required to book this night trek to Kothaligad. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking the trek to Kothaligad.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the night trek to Kothaligad.

    Tardiness in arriving at the pick-up point may lead to missing the trek, without refund. Please be on time in boarding the relevant train to arrive at the Karjat railway station for the pick-up.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Mumbai and Ambivali Village in a non-AC vehicle

    • Vegetarian breakfast on day 2
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Mumbai

    • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, extra meals or beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Loose-fitting t-shirt/shirt (dark/dull colours preferred)
    • Track pants
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Trekking shoes
    • Not to wear - Clothes that don't protect from the sun/insects
    • Handbags or slingbags
    • Any valuables, ornaments or jewellery

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Local jeep or tum-tums for transport between Karjat railway station and Ambivali

    You need to get

    • Daypack
    • Water bottle (3+ litres)
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Dry snacks (energy bars and Electral etc.)
    • Torch\headlamp (with extra set of batteries)
    • Lightweight towel

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip.