Lohagad trek in Maharashtra, India

About Lohagad

Lohagad Trek (Iron Fort Trek), with an altitude of about 3400 feet, is one of the most popular treks in Maharashtra and for numerous reasons. This easy trek is perfect for beginners and for nature lovers. It offers a great landscape and an exciting and easy trek to weekend adventure-seekers looking for some outdoorsy fun.

Walking through lush green trees and crossing tiny gurgling streams, one can be sure of connecting to nature. In the cities, you’ll never feel the same thrill of the monsoon season as you do on a trek in the Western Ghats. The climb to the top can get a little challenging because of the slippery rocks, but the view from the top is absolutely worth the effort.

About the Lohagad trek

Located in the Western Ghats, Lohagad fort is one of the most beloved forts of Maharashtra and is situated near Lonavala. It is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India, and thus, trekkers cannot camp here for the night as the entry doors are shut at 17:00 hrs. Getting an early start on this Lohagad trek would be beneficial for trekkers. With rain clouds descending on the mountains and enveloping them in mist, the experience during the rains is unmatchable.

The main attraction of the Lohagad fort is the famous Vinchu Kata (scorpion tail), named because it resembles the tail of a scorpion. The tail is roughly 2 kms in length and the view from the end is quite spectacular. Trekking here is an unforgettable experience, especially with the slippery rocky areas posing a fun challenge.

Route for the Lohagad Trek

For Lohagad treks departing from Mumbai or Pune, you’ll meet early in the morning and proceed towards the base village. After having breakfast, you’ll begin your trek while it’s still cool and pleasant. Just after noon, you should get to the top. This gives you time to explore the fort and soak in the beauty of the views from the top. After descending to the base village, you’ll head back to your home city.

The commanding views from atop the undulating Lohagad fort are photogenic, but the real adventure can be found in signing up for a monsoon Lohagad trek. During the monsoon, this trail is dotted with tumbling waterfalls and magnificent indigenous flora.

Best time for the Lohagad trek

The Lohagad Fort trek is one of the best and easiest one-day treks throughout the year. However, in the summer it can get very hot. The best time to take a Lohagad trek would be in the monsoons when the climate engulfs you in a blanket of greenery. During this time, the hills around the Lohagad fort are covered in mist, with heavy rain clouds descending every now and then to drench anyone underneath. From the top, you can see other forts of the region including Visapur fort, Tung fort, and Tikona fort, as well as a sprawling landscape of paddy fields filled with rainwater.

Top Lohagad treks

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Monsoon Trek to Lohagad Fort - Ex Mumbai
Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Lohagad in its literal sense means ‘Iron Fort’. It is one of the best and easiest one-day treks throughout the year. However, the monsoon transforms this area into a green wonderland, full of burbling streams and waterfalls. Trekking here is a unforgettable experience, especially with the slippery rocky areas posing a fun challenge.

IMPORTANT: The trip also offers participants a delicious vegetarian breakfast.

Lohagad is now protected under the Archeology Survey of India. Trekkers cannot camp here for the night as the entry doors are shut at 17:00 hrs, so do plan an early start.
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  • Travel from Mumbai to Lohagadwadi by private non air-conditioned vehicle and back
  • Veg breakfast
  • Expertise charges
  • Service tax
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  • Lunch
  • 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.
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Monsoon day trek to Lohagad
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Lohagad is one of the most beloved forts of Maharashtra. It offers great landscape and an exciting but easy trek to weekend adventurers looking for some outdoorsy fun. With an altitude of about 3400 feet, the views from the top are good for photography, but the real fun is in getting to the top. During the monsoon, this trail is dotted with streams, tumbling waterfalls and wild plants and flowers.

Put your raincoats and trekking shoes on, and gather a group of adventurous friends for a great day out.
    Inclusions
  • Travel cost from Lohagad base to Lonavala (one way)
  • 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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Monsoon trek to Lohagad Fort
Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Lohagad (Iron Fort) is one of the most popular treks in Maharashtra and for numerous reasons. This easy trek is perfect for nascent adventurists and nature enthusiasts. Walking through lush green trees and crossing tiny gurgling streams is extremely exciting. The climb to the top can get a little challenging because of the slippery rocks, but the view from the top is absolutely worth the effort. Gather a group of friends and gear up for this fun-filled adventure!
    Inclusions
  • Travelling from Dadar to base village and back by private non-AC bus
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Safety and first-aid
  • Guide and professional expertise
  • Organizer charges
    Exclusions
  • Meals during travel
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses
  • Any item not covered under inclusions
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Overnight Lohagad Trek with Stargazing (Ex-Pune)
Pune, Maharashtra
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Pune, Maharashtra
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Do you want to spend a night in a 5 billion star hotel? This is the right trek for you. Away from clouds of dust and blaring noises of the city, atop a hill, tucked into your sleeping bags, you’ll experience the night sky like never before.

This night trek takes you up a short, easy trail to a 4700-foot tall fort, from where the views are unobstructed. This trek is planned to coincide with the Geminids, which are considered to be the most spectacular meteor shower during the year. You should be able to see around 120 meteors per hour! A 6” telescope is set up for you to watch the stars, and you’ll also get to spend a chilly winter evening out in nature.
    Inclusions
  • Travelling by public transport to and from Pune
  • Morning tea, breakfast and lunch on day 2
  • Astronomical equipment
  • Printed information brochure
  • Safety equipment
  • First aid box
    Exclusions
  • Dinner on Day 1
  • Cold drinks, mineral water, dry snacks etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Insurance
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