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  • Trip introduction

    Short and simple and yet highly refreshing, this Nakhind monsoon trek offers you a perfect weekend getaway plan that quenches your thirst for adventure through a scenic trail, breathtaking views and an ancient history!

    Conducted over a single day, in this adventure you’ll encounter gorgeous landscapes of Maharashtra’s Sahyadri’s as you traverse through rain soaked forests and mountain edges. Moreover, as your journey progresses you’ll even witness the unique shape of this hill-fort which consists of a large naturally formed gap known as ‘Akhind’. But the real beauty is exposed once you reach the top. Standing at a high point atop this fort, you’ll bear witness to a number of neighboring forts, mountain ranges, caves and the dazzling valleys below!

    One of the greatest ways to bring you closer to nature – this trek is an extraordinary journey that is suitable for all kind of travelers – be it nature lovers, newbie trekkers or just anyone looking for a day in the mountains.

    Destination

    Situated at an astonishing height of 2311 feet, Nakhind is a hill-fort that lies within the Sahyadri’s of Maharashtra in close proximity to Vangani town. A popular trekking destination – for city dwellers, this fort is not just easily accessible but it also offers an incredibly beautiful route, especially in monsoon. With only a few steep climbs and a couple of challenging patches has made this trek route easily conquerable for any adventure lover. Moreover, once you reach the top the reward is priceless! You’ll be exposed to some of the most scenic views – from mountains such as the Badlapur Hill to the whole town of Matheran, you’ll even encounter sights of many neighboring forts such as Irshalgad, Prabalgad, Kalavantin Durg and many more!

    Destination highlights

    Retreat into Maharashtra's rain soaked forests through this Nakhind monsoon trek. | Pass through scenic landscapes. | Catch breathtaking views. | Enjoy the thrill of climbing over shark rocks and mountain edges. | Discover the history of this ancient fort. | Admire its unique shape and architecture.

    Activity Details

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    Trip details
  • Trek to Nakhind Fort!

    Board the 05:20 hrs Karjat Fast local from CSTM in Mumbai and get down at the Vangani Station at 07:14 hrs. At the station you'll meet the team and travel to the base village via local transport. Reach the base village, freshen up, feast on a breakfast and gear up for the trek. During your trek you'll pass through beautiful landscapes, rocky patches and more. Once you reach the fort, witness it's marvelous interiors and catch breathtaking views. You'll be able to see the 'Nedhe' along with the views of many neighboring forts such as Chanderi, Prabalgad, Haji Malang etc. You can even explore around the nearby caves. Post lunch, begin your descent back to the base village and reach by late afternoon. Refresh yourself with some evening tea and by 18:00 hrs reach back to the Vangani Station. From here you can catch your train back to Mumbai. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Mumbai travellers board the 05:20 hrs Karjat fast local from CST and reach the Vangani Station by 07:14 hrs. From here you'll be picked up and taken to the base village via local transport. Today's package includes breakfast and some evening snacks before departing for the Vangani Station. Do carry a packed lunch from home to feast on when you reach the top of the fort. By 18:00 hrs you'll be dropped back to the station from where you'll catch your train back home to Mumbai. Reach back by 20:00

    Day 1 Milestone

    Mumbai

    Mumbai

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Evening snacks

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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 10 days or more before the departure of the Nakhind monsoon trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 5 days or more before the departure of the Nakhind monsoon trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 5 days before the departure of the Nakhind monsoon trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, or reschedule to another date, the cancellation policy will apply, and only the applicable refund amount will be transferred or rescheduled.

    All cancellations/refunds on this trip will be processed after a deduction of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next and is applicable for all cancellations.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the Nakhind monsoon trek.

    You must stick with your group at all times during the Nakhind monsoon trek.

    No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments during the Nakhind monsoon trek.

    You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times during the Nakhind monsoon trek.

    Taking photos or selfies near the edges of cliffs is not allowed during the Nakhind monsoon trek.

    Participants are requested to carry trash back to the city and dispose it in dustbins after the Nakhind monsoon trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The pick-up time for the Nakhind monsoon trek is at 07:14 hrs from the Vangani Station and the drop-off time is at 18:00 hrs at the same place.

    In case of injury, damage to self or property or death during the Nakhind monsoon trek Travel Trikon cannot be held responsible.

    The Nakhind monsoon trek is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation of the trek due to reasons beyond control such as natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc, refund shall be payable with respect to the given to refund policy.

    There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.
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    • Nakhind monsoon trek Maharashtra Mumbai Trekking Adventure Travel Destinations Mountains
    • Nakhind monsoon trek Maharashtra Mumbai Trekking Adventure Travel Destinations Mountains
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Vangani to base village and back by local transport

    • Breakfast on Day 1
    • Evening snacks on Day 1
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Train transport to and from Vangani

    • Packed lunch
    • Additional meals
    • Personal expenses
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Warm jacket/Raincoat
    • Comfortable trekking clothing, long sleeved t-shirt and pants
    • Trekking shoes with good grip
    • Socks
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Scarf
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Gloves
    • Windcheater
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewelry and watches
    • Hard luggage
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Jholas or sling bags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Any equipment for the trek, if required
    • Transport from Vangani to Vangani

    You need to get

    • Packed lunch
    • Backpack
    • 2 ltr waterbottle
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Dry Snacks
    • Sunblock
    • Toiletries
    • Light towel
    • Camera
    • Torch with batteries
    • Extra money
    • ID proof
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat/cap
    • Enerzal powder/Glucon D
    • Clean napkin/small towel
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Packed lunch

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.