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, also known as the Western Ghats, 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.

Kalsubai is located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra and is a part of the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. The region is known for its lush greenery, diverse flora and fauna, and stunning views from the summit.

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.

Trekking to Kalsubai's summit is a popular activity, and there are various routes to reach the top. The most common starting point is the base village of Bari

1 Night 1 Day Available on request Mumbai, Maharashtra
Highlights
  • Highest Peak of Maharashtra
  • Sunrise view from the top
  • Kalsubai Temple
  • Aerial views of Sahyadri Range

About 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)

Batches Available

  • Mar : 30-31
  • Apr : 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Itinerary

Mumbai (Kasara) Package

DAY - 0

(Take Local from CSMT to KASARA Fast Local) 

  • 08:44 PM : CSMT
  • 08:58 PM : Dadar
  • 09:11 PM : Ghatkopar
  • 09:26 PM : Thane
  • 09:52 PM : Kalyan
  • 11:04 PM : Kasara
  • 11:15 PM : Report at Kasara Station 
  • 11:45 PM : Take a Dinner Break at Baba da Dhaba and head towards Base Village.
DAY - 1
  • 01:00 AM : Igatpuri
  • 02:30 AM : Reach the base village and Get freshen up   
  • 03:00 AM : Start the trek to Kalsubai Peak post briefing and instructions by Trekleaders 
  • 06:30 AM : Reach the kalsubai peak and See the sunrise. And Click Photos. 
  • 07:00 AM : Have Breakfast 
  • 09:00 AM : Start descending to the base village.
  • 01:00 PM : Reach the base village, Get freshen up and have Lunch
  • 03:00 PM : Start return journey to Mumbai 
  • 05:00 PM : Reach Kasara Station (Arrival Time Depends on the Pace of the Group and Traffic) 
Packages
  • Mumbai (Kasara) :- 999/-
  • Pune to Pune :- 1,299/- 
  •  Base to Base :- 699/-

Coupon Code Available

  • GROUP4  (for 4+ bookings)

  • GROUP9  (for 9+ bookings)
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Private Jeep Transportation From kasara to kasara 
  • Breakfast & 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 inclusions.
  • Any kind of Extra Meal/Soft drink/Lime Water/Mineral Water ordered for personal consumption.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks or bad weather.
  • Cost of any Medical/Emergency evacuaBons if required.
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)
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  • 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.
  • Please note that your registration will be confirmed only after the acceptance of complete trek/tour charges.
  • Please 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 details.
  • Food and Stay arrangements are done as per the availability & locations so kindly don't expect too luxurious. 
  • Backpacking trips are arranged for the people who looking out for pocket friendly trips and are more about chasing experiences.
  • We need at least 12-14 Travellers to Manage our Trip, so our team reserves all the rights to cancel the Trip if the minimum batch size is not enough.
  • 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 the names & age with the team.
  • 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 are the current weather conditions at Kalsubai?

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

In the monsoon season, expect heavy rainfall. It's advisable to double-pack your valuable phones and gadgets to prevent water damage.

In winter, temperatures vary between 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, accompanied by vigorous winds. Carrying a windproof jacket for the summit is recommended.

  • What is the elevation of the Kalsubai trek?

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

  • Is it possible to charge my phone?

Regrettably, there is no electricity available. Remember to bring a power bank if you need to charge your phone.

  • What is the condition of the route to Kalsubai?

The path to Kalsubai winds through a forested area with a gentle 40-degree incline, offering picturesque and awe-inspiring vistas. Along the trek, you'll encounter numerous streams and thick patches of trees. The entire trail provides stunning views, with the added spectacle of small waterfalls during the monsoon season.

  • What is the base village for the Kalsubai Trek?

Bari Village serves as the base for the Kalsubai Trek, nestled in the Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra. The summit of Kalsubai Peak in the Sahyadri mountain range stands at an altitude of 1646 meters (or 5400 feet), earning it the moniker "the Everest of Maharashtra."

What is the length of the Kalsubai Trek in kilometers?
The Kalsubai Trek covers approximately 6.6 kilometers. The ascent typically takes around 4 hours, while the descent requires about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Kalsubai Peak in the Sahyadri mountain ranges stands at an altitude of 1646 meters (or 5400 feet).

  • 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.

  • What is the difficulty level of the Kalsubai Trek?

The Kalsubai Trek is graded as easy to moderate, making it suitable for beginners with average physical fitness. It's categorized as a trekking adventure rather than a leisure trip. Participants should have at least average physical fitness, and individuals of any age with basic fitness levels can undertake this trek without significant difficulty. However, it may pose a considerable challenge for those who are physically unfit or unaccustomed to physical exertion.

  • Regarding the Kalsubai Trek Sunrise experience:

Embark on the enchanting Kalsubai Trek at sunrise and witness the magnificence of the mountains near Pune & Mumbai. Scale the highest peak in the Sahyadri range, often referred to as the Everest of Maharashtra, soaring at 1,646 meters. Immerse yourself in the beauty of panoramic landscapes, verdant greenery, and cascading waterfalls. Cherish the exhilarating trekking adventure and create unforgettable memories amidst breathtaking mountain vistas. Join this epic journey to conquer the summit of Maharashtra's tallest peak. Reserve your spot for the Kalsubai Trek and revel in the awe-inspiring sunrise spectacle.

  • What makes Kalsubai famous?

Kalsubai is celebrated for its awe-inspiring vistas visible from its summit, attracting tourists worldwide to its scenic peak. It is hailed as a paradise for trekkers, earning the moniker "Mecca" for adventure enthusiasts.

Trekking has significantly contributed to Kalsubai's fame, with numerous trekkers aspiring to conquer its heights at least once in their lifetime. The panoramic views of mountains, landscapes, forts, water bodies, and lush greenery offer a sanctuary far from the urban hustle.

The presence of the Kalsubai Temple atop the peak further enhances its popularity. Dedicated to the local deity, the temple draws devotees in large numbers annually. Surrounding attractions such as Arthur Lake, Bhandardara Dam, Wildlife Sanctuary, and historic forts make Kalsubai an ideal destination for immersing oneself in nature's beauty.

  • Could you provide information about the Kalsubai Temple?

The Kalsubai Temple is a modest shrine located atop Kalsubai Peak, accessible only via trekking. Devoted to the local deity, Kalsubai, the temple hosts traditional prayers conducted by a local priest every Tuesday and Thursday. During Navratri, the temple and its surroundings bustle with activity, hosting a fair where local residents set up stalls offering temple necessities. It's a delightful opportunity to experience the serene ambiance of the temple, the natural splendor of the mountains, and the vibrant local culture.

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

The itinerary serves as a guideline. Our return timing depends on various factors such as weather conditions, traffic, participants' pace, and endurance levels. Therefore, the actual return time may vary from the estimated time provided in the itinerary.

About Kalsubai Trek Experience 

  • Embark on an exhilarating Kalsubai Trek and immerse yourself in the breathtaking vistas from a height of 1,646 meters.
  • Choose your preferred package tailored to diverse pick-up points and private transportation options.
  • Embark on an unforgettable trekking journey led by experienced guides.
  • Traverse through cascading waterfalls, dense forests, picturesque landscapes, ancient forts, and tranquil vistas en route to Kalsubai Peak.
  • Relax and soak in the serene ambiance at the summit, especially during the captivating sunrise.
  • Feel the refreshing cold breeze atop the Sahyadri Mountains, rejuvenating your senses.
  • Savor delicious meals (breakfast and lunch) to energize your adventure and enhance your trekking experience.
  • Book your spot for the Kalsubai Trek and set off on this remarkable journey to Maharashtra's highest peak with your companions.

Kalsubai Trek Blog 

Trekking from Mumbai to Kalsubai - Conquering Maharashtra's Highest Peak

Embark on an epic journey from the bustling metropolis of Mumbai to the serene heights of Kalsubai, Maharashtra's highest peak. Join us as we recount our trekking adventure, providing insights, tips, and inspiration for fellow outdoor enthusiasts eager to explore this magnificent destination.

Preparation for the Mumbai to Kalsubai trek begins with careful 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 ensures a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Our journey commences from Mumbai, a vibrant city known for its bustling streets and iconic landmarks. After an early morning departure, we embark on a scenic drive to Bari Village, the starting point for the Kalsubai trek. As we leave behind the urban landscape, we are greeted by rolling hills, verdant valleys, and panoramic vistas, setting the stage for the adventure ahead.

The trek from Bari Village to Kalsubai Peak covers approximately 6 kilometers and offers a diverse range of terrain, from rocky paths to dense forests. The ascent gradually gains intensity, offering a moderate challenge suitable for trekkers of all levels. Along the way, we encounter cascading waterfalls, ancient forts, and breathtaking viewpoints, providing ample opportunities to pause, reflect, and recharge.

As we ascend towards the summit of Kalsubai, anticipation builds with each step, fueled by the promise of reaching Maharashtra's highest point. The final stretch involves a steep climb, testing our endurance and determination. However, the panoramic views of the Sahyadri mountain range and the surrounding countryside serve as a rewarding backdrop, motivating us to push forward.

Standing atop Kalsubai Peak, at an elevation of 1,646 meters, is a moment of triumph and awe. The sense of accomplishment is palpable as we take in the majestic beauty of our surroundings, capturing memories through photographs and shared experiences. The summit offers a serene sanctuary, perfect for meditation, reflection, and camaraderie with fellow trekkers.

After savoring the summit experience, we begin our descent back to Bari Village, retracing our steps along the trail. The journey downhill presents its own challenges, requiring focus and agility to navigate uneven terrain and rocky paths. Yet, it is also an opportunity to appreciate the journey thus far and to bond with fellow trekkers over shared memories and achievements.

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