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  • Trip introduction

    This trek from Pargad to Hanumantgad combines a visit to two historic forts with trekking through beautiful landscapes and villages. This 3-day trek will begin with a visit to the Pargad Fort that houses a wonderful bronze statue of Shivaji Maharaj as well as a holy temple. From Pargad, you will trek through a dense forest and visit the villages of Bhekurli and Fukeri to reach Hanumantgad Fort. Explore the fascinating history of the region through the intricate interiors of these forts and spend your nights in the midst of rich wilderness of the Western Ghats.

    This is a relatively easy trek that is a perfect trek for beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    Located in the midst of a serene environment, the Pargad Fort was built by Shivaji Maharaj as a defensive measure against the colonial Portuguese in Goa. Since then, the fort has seen a rich history of wars and battles. During your trek, you will hike in the dense forests of the Western Ghats and that will take you over narrow nature trails, river streams and ponds. Combining nature with culture, you will also explore the fascinating history of the region by exploring the archaeological forts of Pargad and Hanumantgad.

    Destination highlights

    Visit the spectacular forts of Pargad and Hanumantgad. | Sleep in the midst of rich wilderness of the Western Ghats. | Trek through dense forests and rolling mountain hills.

    Activity Details

    1800

    2400

    1800

    14 km

    10 hrs

    7 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Trek from Pargad to Hanumantgad: Drive to Pargad and trek to Bhekurli

    Meet the rest of your group at the Swargate bus stand by 00:30 hrs and leave for Pargad in a private non-AC bus. After reaching Pargad by early morning, dig into some breakfast and visit the Pargad Fort. Spend some time at the fort to explore its historic interiors. By 10:00 hrs, begin trekking towards Bhekurli. En route, take a break to rest and have lunch. You will reach Bhekurli by evening. Overnight at Bhekurli in tents or open air.

    Overnight in sleeping bags.

    Board a private, non-AC bus in Swargate, Pune at 00:30 hrs and travel to Pargad. Make sure to eat dinner before meeting the rest of the group at Swargate since no meals are provided during transit. Today's meal package includes breakfast at Pargad, lunch during the trek to Bhekurli and dinner at Bhekurli. You will be accommodated in tents or open air/caves/temples. Make sure to bring along a foam mattress or blanket and sleeping bag to ensure a comfortable night's sleep.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune

    Bhekurli

    00:30 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Trek from Pargad to Hanumantgad: Trek to Fukeri and Hanumantgad
    Day 3 of the Trek from Pargad to Hanumantgad: Return to Pune
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  • Cancellation policy

    Cancellations made more than 10 days before departure of the Trek from Pargad to Hanumantgad: 90% refund.

    Cancellations made between 10 to 6 days before departure of the Trek from Pargad to Hanumantgad: 75% refund.

    Cancellations made less than 6 days before departure of the Trek from Pargad to Hanumantgad: 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 trip leader/tour guide during the trek from Pargad to Hanumantgad.

    Consumption of alcohol and narcotics is strictly prohibited during or before the trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the trek from Pargad to Hanumantgad.

    Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Pargad to Hanumantgad Trek Maharashtra Pune Sahyadris Trekking Adventure Activity Nature
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel in private, non-AC bus as per itinerary

    • Meal package consisting of breakfast on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3
    • Accommodation in tents or open air/caves/temples
    • Services of an experienced trekking guide
    • Permit charges and entry fees
    • First Aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel costs from base city to Swargate, Pune and back

    • Any accommodation or meals in Pune
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, alcohol or beverages etc.
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Any item not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • T-shirts/shirts
    • Track pants
    • Trekking footwear
    • Extra socks
    • Not to wear - Floaters or sandals
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private, non-AC bus for transport as per itinerary
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • First Aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Spoon, mug and plate
    • Blanket or foam mattress
    • Sleeping bag
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • ID proof
    • Napkins
    • Water bottle
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Insect repellent

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.