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  • Trip introduction

    The Duke's Nose cliff is one of the most visible rock structures from Khandala. Shaped just like the nose of a nobleman, this cliff is the perfect spot for a trek to the top. It seems almost inaccessible because of its unique shape but the route is not really that hard. There are some patches where the path is narrow, and might be slippery, so watch your step. At the top, you get views of the dips and peaks of the Sahyadris, the clouds coming in, and the iconic Mumbai-Pune expressway. Get going. NOW!

    Destination

    Located near Khandala, the Duke’s Nose trek is easily accessible from both Mumbai and Pune. The trail begins in Khandala and ends in Lonavala, and you'll get the best of both, with strong winds, rain clouds drifting in, and the occasional shower to make this trek more fun. The monsoon is the best time to visit, when the land around is lush and beautiful.

    Destination highlights

    Climb one of the most iconic peaks in the area | Battle the winds and the rain to get to the top | Visit the charming temple on Duke's Nose | Capture the panoramic views of Khandala-Lonavala

    Activity Details

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    6 hrs

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    Trip details
  • Trek to Duke's Nose

    You will meet your group at 5:30 a.m at Pune station. From here you head to Khandala in a train, and enjoy a packed breakfast en route. The trek towards Duke’s Nose begins from Khandala and takes about 3 hours. Once you reach the top you can spend some time exploring and experiencing the place. You can also have your lunch here and relax for a while. By 1:30 pm you start returning to the base. From here you will take local transport to get to Lonavala station, and from here, hop on a train to Pune.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune

    Pune

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    Here are the refund details if cancellations are made:

    More than 30 days prior to departure - 100% refund.

    Between 20 to 30 days prior to departure - 80% refund.

    Between 10 to 20 days prior to departure - 50% refund.

    Less than 10 days prior to departure - NIL (No refund).

    Rules on trip

    lt is mandatory to carry a valid photo ID for this trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Mid Earth reserves right to change, alter or cancel any or the declared programs.
    • Dukes Nose Trekking Khandala Lonavla Maharashtra Adventure
    • Dukes Nose Trekking Khandala Lonavla Maharashtra Adventure
    • Dukes Nose Trekking Khandala Lonavla Maharashtra Adventure
    • Dukes Nose Trekking Khandala Lonavla Maharashtra Adventure
    • Dukes Nose Trekking Khandala Lonavla Maharashtra Adventure
    • Dukes Nose Trekking Khandala Lonavla Maharashtra Adventure
    • Dukes Nose Trekking Khandala Lonavla Maharashtra Adventure
    • Dukes Nose Trekking Khandala Lonavla Maharashtra Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel (by train) from Pune to Khandala and back

    • Breakfast
    • Tea
    • Transport from Duke’s base to Lonavala station
    • Safety equipment and expertise charges

    Excludes

    • Lunch

    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Trekking pants
    • Long-sleeved tees
    • Good quality windproof jacket
    • Not to wear - Don't bring expensive watches or jewellery
    • Do not carry unnecessary electronic devices
    • Carry your luggage in a backpack and avoid suitcases
    • Avoid slippers, floaters and sandals

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Technical equipment and safety gear if required.

    You need to get

    • Lunch
    • Raincoat
    • Water (2 liters – compulsory)
    • Cap
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Personal medicines (if any)
    • Plastic bags to prevent your valuables and bag from getting wet

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication only