Weekend trek to Harishchandragad
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Embark on one of the more challenging treks of Maharashtra and spend a night exploring the countryside mountains and forests of the Sahyadri range. Trekking over narrow routes, slippery edges, steep rockfaces and giant boulders, you'll climb your way to the top of Harishchandragad. En route, picture perfect views of the valley will accompany you. You'll spend the night at Konkankada, sleeping in tents pitched in the wilderness of the mighty mountains. The next day, before making your way down, you'll grab a shining sunrise from the Taramati Shikhar.

    This trek to Harishchandragad takes you over a trail rated moderately difficult, making it perfect for fit and healthy beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    Located a 4-hr drive and a 3-hr trek from Kasara, the pinnacle of Harishchandragad is located inside the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. Although not much remains of the actual fort, trekkers can visit the several temples and caves of Harishchandragad, the history reminiscent of the centuries-old tales of Marathas and Mugals. Harishchandragad is also located close to Konkankada, a flat plateau that now serves as a camping ground as well as the Taramati Shikhar, a tall peak offering views of the sunrise.

    Destination highlights

    • Climb up to an altitude of over 4,650 feet on a trek to Harishchandragad.
    • Get views of a beautiful sunrise from the Taramati Shikhar.
    • Go camping at night in tents pitched at Konkankada.
    • Catch beautiful views of the mountains and forests of the Sahyadri.
    • Go on one of the more challenging treks in Maharashtra.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Harishchandragad.

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

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

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 8 days or more before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 4-7 days before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 4 days before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

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

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

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Kasara railway station at 01:20 hrs
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    Drop off point
    Kasara railway station by 17:00 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Private, non-AC vehicle
    Start point
    Pachnai village
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    End point
    Pachnai village
    Time of departure
    01:20 AM
    Time of return
    05:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    8 hrs
    Total distance covered
    14 kms
    Start point elevation
    1925 feet
    Maximum elevation
    4665 feet
    Minimum elevation
    1925 feet
    Average per day distance
    7 kms
  • Day 1 of the Harishchandragad trek: Mumbai to Harishchandragad

    Arrive at the Kasara railway station by 01:20 hrs. Here, you'll board a non-AC vehicle and settle in for a 4-hr drive from Kasara to the base village of the trek. After the morning sun rises in the sky, you'll begin the trek to Harishchandragad. Ascending over an uphill route for 3 hrs, you'll catch beautiful views of the Sahyadri mountains on your way to the top. You'll spend some time at Harishchandragad, exploring the several temples, caves and ruins of the fort. Resume trekking and reach Konkankada by noon.

    Spend some time exploring the area and clicking photographs. Soon, you'll set up camp at Konkankada and spend the rest of the evening having fun with your fellow trekkers. Overnight in tents at Konkankada.
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    Day 2 of the Harishchandragad trek: Arrive back at Mumbai

    Wake up early in the morning, before the break of dawn, and begin the trek to Taramati Shikhar. A short uphill trek later, you'll find yourself at your destination, just in time to enjoy a beautiful sunrise. Descend back from Taramati and make your way back to the base village. En route, you'll stop to rest at Konkankada. You should reach the base village by noon. Here, vehicles will be waiting to drive you back to Kasara. Subject to traffic conditions, you'll arrive at the Kasara railway station by 17:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.
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    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Mumbai
    End point
    Harishchandragad
    Day start time
    01:20 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Harishchandragad
    End point
    Mumbai
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Transfers between Kasara-base village in private, non-AC vehicle
    • Accommodation in tents for 1 night
    • All vegetarian meals from breakfast on day 1 to lunch on day 2
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support crew
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between home city-Kasara
    • Sleeping bags or bed sheets
    • 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.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private, non-AC vehicle for transfers between Kasara-base village
    • Technical or safety gear required for the trek, if any
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Sleeping bag or bed sheets
    • Water bottle
    • Energy drinks (Glucon D, Gatorade etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit
  • Day 1 of the Harishchandragad trek: Mumbai to Harishchandragad

    Overnight in tents at Konkankada.

    Your trip begins from the Kasara railway station at 01:20 hrs. Travel to the base village will be arranged in a private, non-AC vehicle. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Evening tea will also be available. You'll be accommodated in shared tents at Konkankada. Please remember to carry your own sleeping bag or bed sheet.

    Day 2 of the Harishchandragad trek: Arrive back at Mumbai

    Your trip ends by 17:00 hrs.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch. The trip ends as you travel back to Kasara by 17:00 hrs, subject to traffic conditions.

    Food

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Food variations
    Veg

    Food

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Food variations
    Veg
  • Marker on map shows trip start point.