Trek to Basgad

Embark on a weekend getaway from the city and trek to Basgad, also known as Baskargad, one of the lesser-known forts of Maharashtra. On this trek, you’ll begin hiking through thick jungles of the Western Ghats at the crack of dawn. After a 3-hr trek to the top, you’ll explore the ruins of the fort and catch spectacular morning views of surrounding mountain peaks of the Sahyadri ranges. Apart from the forest-covered hills, you’ll also see the nearby Harihar Fort and the Vaitarna reservoir.

This trek to Basgad will take you over a trail of relatively moderate difficulty. Only fit beginners and experienced trekkers may attempt this trek.


Basgad, or Bhaskargad, is a little known trekking destination in the folds of the Trimbakeshwar mountain ranges. Located close to Nashik, near the Vaitarna Dam, the fort of Basgad dates back to the 12th century, when it was built to protect an important trade route from Nashik to the west coast. Not much remains of the fort today, except a few ruins consisting of ancient walls, edifices and rock-cut staircases.

Destination highlights

Trek to Basgad, an offbeat trekking destination. | Catch spectacular morning views of the mountains and forests of the Sahyadri. | Climb up to an altitude of 3,500 feet and explore Basgad.




10 km

6 hrs

10 km

Kasara railway station by 01:30 hrs

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Kasara railway station by 17:30 hrs

Shared, private vehicles


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Arrive at the Kasara railway station by 01:30 hrs. Here, you'll meet your fellow trekkers and board vehicles that will drive you to the base village for the trek to Basgad. You'll reach the base village after a 2-hr drive and spend some time in the vehicle. You can take a nap or interact with your fellow trekkers and have fun. At the crack of dawn, you'll have breakfast and begin the trek to Basgasd. Trekking through dense forests, you'll arrive at the top of Basgad and spend some time admiring the spectacular views from Basgad. After an hour at Basgad, you'll begin the return trek back to the base village. Post lunch, you'll travel back to Kasara via shared, private vehicles. You'll arrive at the Kasara railway station by 17:30 hrs. Your trip ends here.

Your trip ends before nightfall.

Your trip begins at the Kasara railway station by 01:30 hrs. Travel to the base village will be arranged in private, shared vehicles. Today's meal package includes breakfast served before beginning the trek while lunch will be served after completion of the trek. Both meals will either be packed meals or at local eateries or restaurants at the base village. Your trip ends at the Kasara railway station by 17:30 hrs.


Breakfast | Lunch


Day 1 Milestone



01:30 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • Travel arrangements from Kasara-Kasara in shared, private vehicles
  • Any technical equipment required for the trek
  • Meal package consisting of breakfast and lunch
  • Services of an experienced trekking guide
  • Basic first aid kit
  • All applicable taxes


  • Travel costs between base city and Kasara
  • 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
  • T-shirts/shirts
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Track pants/shorts
  • Trekking footwear
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
  • Denim jeans and floaters/sandals

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Private vehicles for transport from Kasara-Kasara
  • Any technical equipment required for the trek
  • Basic first aid kit

You need to get

  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • ID proof
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Napkins
  • Water bottle
  • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
  • Personal toiletries

Medical Kit

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

Cancellation policy

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

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

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

For cancellations made less than 2 days before departure of the Basgad 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 Basgad.

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

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

Since the trek is conducted during the monsoon season, travellers are requested to carry a raincoat or umbrella and an extra pair of dry clothes with them.

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 trek to Basgad.

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

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