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  • Trip introduction

    Venture into the hills of Western Ghats for a day trek to the impressive fort of Lohagad and the centuries-old caves of Bhaje. You'll begin the adventure by hiking on a well-defined route to visit the Bhaje Caves. As you continue trekking, you'll uncover hidden water cisterns and river streams en route to the summit of Lohagad Fort. From the top, you can catch amazing views of the Visapur Fort, the Pawna Lake and the Bhatarashi mountain peak among several other towering hills of the Sahyadri mountain ranges.

    This trek to Lohagad Fort will take you over a relatively easy trail, making it perfect for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    Located less than 15 kms from Lonavala, the Lohagad Fort is one of the two twin forts in this area, the other one being the sister fort of Visapur. Although smaller than Visapur Fort in size, the Lohagad Fort is better maintained and features several more ancient structures like archways, gates, temples and pillars. As the monsoon begins to shower the region, the overgrowth of plants, bushes and shrubs turn views from atop the fort into a must-see attraction.

    The Bhaje Caves are a series of 22 caves carved from giant boulders. They showcase Buddhist carvings and sculptures that date as far back as the 2nd century BC.

    Destination highlights

    Climb up to an altitude of 3,389 feet on a trek to Lohagad Fort. | Explore the art and architecture of the Bhaje Caves. | Catch beautiful views of monsoon-fed forests over the Sahyadri hills. | Embark on a quick escape from the city into the lap of nature.

    Activity Details

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    14 kms

    6 hrs

    14 kms

    Trip details
  • Trek to Lohagad Fort!

    Arrive at the Malavli railway station at 08:25 hrs and meet the trek leader and your fellow trekkers. You'll begin trekking towads the first destination for this trip - the Bhaje Caves. En route, you'll stop to have breakfast. At the caves, you can spend some time admiring the intricate carvings and sculptures that decorate the walls and edifices of the Bhaje Caves. After an hour, you'll resume trekking and move towards Lohagad Fort. Climbing on a gradually ascending trail, you'll scale the summit of Lohagad Fort. Here, you can take some time to rest and admire breathtaking views of the Western Ghats.

    Descend back down to the base village of Lohagadwadi, where you'll have lunch, and resume trekking until you reach Malavli. By 16:30 hrs, you'll arrive at the Malavli railway station where you can board a train to your next destination. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Your trip begins from the Malavli railway station at 08:25 hrs. Today's meal package includes breakfast with tea served before beginning the trek and lunch served after completing the trek. Both meals will be vegetarian. The trip ends as you travel back to Malavli railway station by 16:30 hrs.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Malavli

    Malavli

    08:25 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch

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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations more than 6 days before departure of the Lohagad Fort trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 4-6 days before departure of the Lohagad Fort trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 2-3 days before departure of the Lohagad Fort trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 2 days before departure of the Lohagad Fort trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Lohagad Fort.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this trek to Lohagad Fort to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

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

    Includes

    • Services of an experienced trek leader

    • Meals including breakfast and lunch
    • Entry fees to Bhaje Caves (for Indian citizens)
    • Basic first aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel between base city to Malavli

    • Entry fees to Bhaje Caves (for non-Indian citizens)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking footwear
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Full-sleeved shirts/t-shirts
    • Full-length track pants
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases, trolley bags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • Basic first aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Energy drinks (Glucon D, Gatorade etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit