Overview

Kalsubai Night Trek

Kalsubai is a mountain in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India. It's the highest peak in the Sahyadri mountain range, with an elevation of around 1,646 meters (5,400 feet) above sea level. The mountain is a popular trekking destination and draws many adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

  • History : The peak is named after a local deity, Kalsubai, whose temple is situated at the top of the mountain. The temple is a popular pilgrimage site and attracts devotees from the surrounding areas.
  • Location : Kalsubai is situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, India. It holds the distinction of being the highest peak in Maharashtra, making it one of the most sought-after yet frequently visited trekking destinations.
  • Altitude: The summit of Kalsubai stands proudly at an elevation of approximately 1,646 meters (5,400 feet) above sea level.
  • Difficulty Level : Considered moderately challenging, the Kalsubai trek entails a steep ascent towards the peak, featuring rocky and uneven sections along the trail.
  • Trek Duration : Completing the trek to Kalsubai usually takes around 3 to 5 hours, contingent on the starting point and the pace of the trekker.
  • Trekking Season : The prime time to embark on the Kalsubai trek is suitable during all the seasons, but the cloud gathering span i.e from October to March makes this period promising due to the pleasant weather and beautiful landscape in its vibrant, green splendor.
  • Age and Fitness : While open to individuals of various age groups, the trek demands a reasonable level of fitness and stamina. Young children and elderly participants may find certain sections challenging.
  • Group Size: Trekking can be pursued individually or in groups, emphasizing the importance of never undertaking such endeavors alone due to potential life risks. 
  • Cultural Aspects: The vicinity around Kalsubai is inhabited by local villagers, offering an opportunity to engage with the local culture and traditions during the trek.
  • Ecological Considerations: Kalsubai and its environs boast diverse flora and fauna. Trekkers are urged to practice responsible trekking, including the proper disposal of waste and showing utmost respect for the natural environment. As the region is known for its lush greenery, diverse flora and fauna, and stunning views from the summit.

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Highlights
  • Highest Peak of Maharashtra
  • Night Trek Excitement
  • Breathtaking Views
  • Kalsubai Night Trek
  • Sunrise view from the top
  • Kalsubai Temple
  • Stargazing Delight
  • Aerial views of Sahyadri Range

About Kalsubai Peak Trek 

  1. Location : Bari Village, Ahmednagar
  2. Type : Jungle Trail 
  3. Fort Elevation : 1646 metres
  4. Length : 5 km approx
  5. Trek level : Moderate
  6. Endurance : Medium to High
  7. Duration : 3 hrs Trek (one way)
Itinerary

Kalsubai Monsoon Trek From Pune

DAY - 0
DAY - 1
  • 04:30 AM : Reach the Base village and Get ready for Trek
  • 05:30 AM : Have Breakfast and Start the Trek towards Kalsubai Peak. 
  • 08:30 AM : Reach at the top & watch magical sunrise.  
  • 10:00 AM : Start descending towards to the Base. 
  • 02:00 PM : Return to the base village. 
  • 02:30 PM : Enjoy the delicious Maharashtrian food. 
  • 03:00 PM : Start return Journey after Lunch. 
  • 10:00 PM : Reach back to Pune & bid farewell to all amazing souls with beautiful memories.

Note :-

  1. 1-2hrs buffer time is possible depending on the speed of trekkers, traffic on the road & other unavoidable circumstances during the trip.
  2. Post Booking, WhatsApp group will be created 3 hours prior to the trip event for real-time coordination. Details of contact person, GPS locations of pickup points and live location of the bus will be shared in the same group prior the departure.  Rest all details and itinerary as given on the website will be followed. Incase you need any assistance you can email us at (contactusmaharashtragadkille@gmail.com)
Packages
  • Pune to Pune :- 1,299/- 
  •  Base to Base :- 699/-
Dates and Rates
date & duration price
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Pune to Pune Travel by Non-AC bus
  • Breakfast and Tea
  • Lunch (Unlimited)
  • Basic First Aid (if required)
  • Trek leader expertise
  • Forest entry charges
  • Our Badge

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the inclusion of this package.
  • Any kind of personal expense like Mineral water/lime water/ Soft Drinks/ Extra snacks or meals that are not mentioned in the inclusions, purchased for personal consumption. 
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather, accidents etc. 
  • Any Medical/Emergency evacuations if required. 
  • Any kind of Insurance is not included.
Things To Carry

ESSENTIALS : ID Proof, Water Bottle, Power Backup, Wallet, Backpack. 

CLOTHING : Full sleeve shirt/top & full pants for Trek, Extra pair of Clothes as per need, Raincoat /Jacket / Sweater, Trekking shoes, Quick Dry Towel, Cap.

ADDITIONALS : Energy Drinks/Supplements, Dry Snacks, Facewash, Sunscreen, Brush & Toothpaste, Sunglasses, Hankerchief, Gloves, Camera, Torch, Personal medicines if any, etc.

How To Book
  • Step 1: Scroll down & tap on "BOOK NOW"
  • Step 2 : Select your departure date from the calendar and proceed.
  • Step 3 : Select your ticket type & no. of participants. (At this step you can use the coupon code if you have any)
  • Step 4 : Fill your details and proceed.
  • Step 5 : Tap on review & Payment to select your payment type (UPI, Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking) and proceed.
  • Step 6 : Once your tickets are booked, you will receive confirmation mail. WhatsApp us the booking ID details on  8799856476 & fill the google registration form.  

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  • Step 1 : Make Payment on PhonePay/Google Pay   8799856476 (Maharashtra Gadkille)
  • Step 2 : Send a screenshot of the payment on WhatsApp number  8799856476 for confirmation.
  • Step 3 : Fill the registration form for the final booking procedure.
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Terms and Condition
  • Please confirm on call about the seats availability before paying.
  • Once the payment is completed, inform our team via sharing a screenshot/copy of the payment confirmation. Make sure the date, time, and UTR number are visible in the copy and please fill the registration form to confirm your seats, names & age with the team.
  • Do note that your registration will be confirmed only after the acceptance of complete trek/tour charges.
  • Please note that the advance amount paid would not not refunded in any case, except if the trek/tour departure is cancelled by us. Do check cancellation policy in case any refunds or cancellations.
  • First two seats will always be reserved for leaders to lead & show route to the driver. 
  • Seats arrangement will be on first come first serve basis at the time of pickup and it will be same throughout journey. (Any disputes regarding seating arrangement would result in dismissal of both the parties and would not be liable for any refunds.) 
  • Please make sure you are added in the whatsapp group 6-8 hours prior to the trip as all the pickup & lead details would be shared in the group. 
  • Food and Stay arrangements are done as per the availability of the locations so kindly don't expect too luxurious. 
  • Backpacking trips are arranged for the people who are looking out for pocket friendly trips and are more about chasing experiences. 
  • Your payment implies that you have read & complied with all our terms and conditions.
FAQs
  • Are washrooms available on the trek?

Washrooms are available at the base village only. No facility is available during the trek.  

  • Is this trek safe for girls?

This trek is completely safe for girls And have separate changing rooms.

  • What about extra baggage?

You can safely keep your extra bags in bus

  • Are changing rooms available?

Changing rooms and washrooms are available at the base village

  • What are the pickup points?

Pick up is available if your location comes in between our route for this you have to contact us before.

  • What is the type of bus?

The bus is NON/AC Tempo Traveler with decent seating comfort.

  • What is the current weather conditions at Kalsubai?

During summer, expect temperatures ranging from 17°C at night to approximately 39°C during the day. The summit experiences strong winds and chilly conditions.

During the monsoon season, heavy rainfall is common. It's advised to double-pack your expensive phones and gadgets to prevent water damage.

In winter, temperatures range between 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, accompanied by strong winds. It's advisable to carry a windproof jacket for the summit.

  • What is the elevation of the Kalsubai trek?

Kalsubai Peak, often referred to as the Everest of Maharashtra, stands as the highest peak in the state, with Kalsubai Shikhar reaching an elevation of 5400 feet above sea level.

  • Is it possible to charge my phone?

Unfortunately, there is no electricity available. Please remember to bring a power bank if you need to charge your phone.

  • What is the condition of the route to Kalsubai?

The route to Kalsubai leads through a forested area with a gradual 40-degree incline hill walk. The entire path offers scenic and breathtaking views. While trekking, you'll encounter multiple water streams and dense tree patches. The entire trail offers mind-blowing views, and during the monsoon season, you'll also experience small waterfalls along the Kalsubai trek.

  • What is the base village for Kalsubai Trek?

The base village for the Kalsubai Trek is Bari Village, located in the Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra. The summit height/altitude of Kalsubai Peak in the Sahyadri mountain ranges is 1646 meters (or 5400 feet). This peak is often referred to as the Everest of Maharashtra.

  • What is the distance to Kalsubai Trek?

The distance to Kalsubai from Pune is approximately  170.7 kilometers, and it typically about 5 hours and 5 minutes, depending on traffic.

  • What is the length of the Kalsubai Trek in kilometers?

The Kalsubai Trek spans approximately 6.6 kilometers. Ascending the trek typically requires almost 4 hours, while descending takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes. The summit height/altitude of Kalsubai Peak in the Sahyadri mountain ranges is 1646 meters (or 5400 feet).

  • What is the difficulty level of the Kalsubai Trek?

The Kalsubai Trek is classified as an easy-moderate grade trek, suitable for beginners with average physical fitness. It falls under the trekking category and is not a picnic or leisure trip. Participants should possess at least average physical fitness. Individuals of any age with basic fitness levels can undertake this trek without difficulty. However, it can be extremely challenging for those who are physically unfit or accustomed to a comfortable lifestyle.

  • What are the nearby places to visit around Kalsubai?
  1. Aad fort Trek
  2. AMK – Alang Madan Kulang
  3. Amruteshwar Temple
  4.  Ratangad Fort
  5. Harishchandragad Fort
  6. Malshej Ghat
  7. Sandhan Valley
  8. Taramati Peak
  9. Bhandardara Dam
  10. Randha Waterfall
  11. Igatpuri Secret Camping
  12. Harihar Fort Trek
  13. Shahaji's Fort Trek
  • Is Kalsubai Peak the highest peak in Maharashtra?

Yes, Kalsubai is the tallest mountain in Maharashtra, standing at 1646 meters (5300 feet) high. It's a top choice for trekking adventures in India.

  • About Kalsubai Trek Sunrise 

Experience the enchanting Kalsubai Trek at sunrise and discover the majestic mountains near Pune & Mumbai. Conquer the highest peak in the Sahyadri range, often referred to as the Everest of Maharashtra, standing tall at 1,646 meters. Immerse yourself in the splendor of scenic landscapes, lush greenery, and cascading waterfalls. Revel in the exhilarating trekking experience and create unforgettable memories along the way. Embark on this epic journey to reach the pinnacle of Maharashtra's highest peak. Reserve your spot for the Kalsubai Trek and marvel at the awe-inspiring mountain vistas.

  • What makes Kalsubai famous?

Kalsubai is renowned for its breathtaking vistas visible from its summit, drawing tourists from around the world to its picturesque peak. It's hailed as a haven for trekkers, often dubbed the "Mecca" for adventure enthusiasts.

Trekking has significantly added to Kalsubai's allure, with many trekkers aspiring to conquer its heights at least once in their lifetime. The panoramic views of mountains, landscapes, forts, water bodies, and lush greenery create a paradise far removed from the urban world.

The presence of the Kalsubai Temple atop the peak further contributes to its popularity. Dedicated to the local deity, the temple attracts numerous devotees annually. Surrounding attractions such as the Arthur Lake, Bhandardara Dam, Wildlife Sanctuary, and historic forts make Kalsubai an ideal retreat for unwinding amidst nature's splendor.

  • Could you provide information about the Kalsubai Temple?

The Kalsubai Temple is a small shrine situated atop the Kalsubai peak, accessible solely via trekking. Dedicated to the local deity, Kalsubai, this temple hosts traditional prayers conducted by a local priest every Tuesday and Thursday. During Navratri, the temple and its surroundings buzz with activity. A fair is held, featuring stalls set up by local residents offering temple necessities. It's a wonderful opportunity to witness the natural splendor of the mountains, the serenity of the temple, and the joyful celebration of local life.

  • Will we return at the exact time mentioned in the itinerary for Kalsubai?

The itinerary serves as a reference only. The timing for our return is based on the average time taken during our previous events. The actual timeline for a particular date depends on weather conditions, traffic conditions, participants' speed, and endurance.

About the Experience:

  • Embark on an exciting Kalsubai Trek and revel in the panoramic views from an elevation of 1,646 meters.
  • Select your preferred package tailored to various pick-up points, and private vehicles.
  • Immerse yourself in an unforgettable trekking journey accompanied by a seasoned guide.
  • En route to Kalsubai Peak, traverse through cascading waterfalls, dense forests, picturesque landscapes, ancient forts, and serene vistas.
  • Upon reaching the summit, unwind and absorb the tranquil ambiance, especially during sunrise.
  • Experience the invigorating cold breeze atop the Sahyadri Mountains, refreshing your senses.
  • Indulge in delicious meals (breakfast and lunch) to fuel your adventure and enrich your trekking experience.
  • Secure your spot for the Kalsubai Trek and embark on this memorable journey to the highest peak in Maharashtra with your companions.

Kalsubai Trek Blog

Trekking from Pune to Kalsubai: A Journey to Maharashtra's Highest Peak

Embark on an unforgettable adventure as we take you through the exhilarating journey from Pune to Kalsubai, Maharashtra's highest peak. Located in the Western Ghats, Kalsubai offers breathtaking vistas, challenging trails, and a sense of accomplishment like no other. Join us as we recount our trekking experience, providing insights, tips, and inspiration for fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

Preparing for the Pune to Kalsubai trek begins with thorough planning and packing. Essential items include sturdy trekking shoes, comfortable clothing, water bottles, energy snacks, a first aid kit, and a reliable backpack. Checking weather forecasts and trail conditions is for a safe and enjoyable trek.

Our journey commences from Pune, a vibrant city known for its cultural heritage and educational institutions. After an early morning departure, we embark on a scenic drive to Bari Village, the base camp for the Kalsubai trek. En route, we pass through picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and lush greenery, setting the stage for the adventure ahead.

The trek from Bari Village to Kalsubai Peak spans approximately 6 kilometers and offers a variety of terrain, from rocky paths to dense forests. The ascent gradually intensifies, presenting a moderate challenge for trekkers of all skill levels. Along the way, we encounter stunning viewpoints, cascading waterfalls, and diverse flora and fauna, providing ample opportunities for rest and rejuvenation.

As we approach the summit of Kalsubai, anticipation builds, fueled by the breathtaking scenery and the promise of reaching Maharashtra's highest point. The final stretch involves a steep climb, testing our endurance and determination. However, the awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Sahyadri mountain range and the surrounding valleys make every step worthwhile.

Standing atop Kalsubai Peak, at an elevation of 1,646 meters, is a moment of triumph and reflection. The sense of accomplishment is palpable as we soak in the beauty of our surroundings and capture memories through photographs. The summit offers a serene ambiance, perfect for meditation, contemplation, and camaraderie with fellow trekkers.

After savoring the summit experience, we begin our descent back to Bari Village, retracing our steps along the trail. Descending can be equally challenging, requiring focus and agility to navigate rocky terrain and uneven paths. However, the journey is enriched by the camaraderie forged with fellow trekkers and the shared sense of achievement.

The Pune to Kalsubai trek is a remarkable adventure that celebrates nature, exploration, and personal growth. From the bustling cityscape of Pune to the serene wilderness of Kalsubai Peak, this journey offers a transformative experience for body, mind, and spirit. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a first-time adventurer, Kalsubai beckons with its majestic beauty and untamed wilderness, inviting you to embark on an unforgettable expedition.