Maharashtra is blessed with beautiful forts and an ample number of trekking opportunities. Today, we have the best thrilling experience for you, the Harihar fort trek! 

The Harihar fort, also known as Harshagad, is located in the Nashik district of Maharashtra. It is located 40 km away from Nashik city and around 48 km from Igatpuri. This historic Harihar fort is at an elevation of 3676 ft from sea level. 

Let us know something interesting about this place. From the base village, the Harihar fort looks like it is located on a rectangular-shaped hill but actually, it is built on a triangular prism of rock.

The Harihar trek is a 2 hours long trek with a medium-level difficulty. The difficulty increases in the monsoons. We know that you have been on a lot of trips and treks, but this is different. The major attraction of this place is the iconic steps to the fort. Yes, you read it right. The architecture of the steps is so beautiful that this part of the Harihar trek becomes an unforgettable experience. The steps are vertically inclined at an angle of 80 degrees. 

Climbing these stairs is the most thrilling part of the Harihar trek. While climbing, you can witness mesmerizing scenic views. The last 200 steps are the most difficult but exciting ones. If you are scared of heights, then you would probably not want to look behind while climbing. But if you do so, you can see the most magnificent beauty.     

When you reach the top of Harihar Gad, you will be astonished to see the scenic views surrounding the fort. Witness the 360 degrees panoramic view of the Sahyadri mountains. Best scenic views of different forts and hills like Bhaskargad, Anjaneri fort, and Utwad fort. A beautiful view of lush green landscapes and an aerial view of Igatpuri village. Admire the idols of Lord Hanuman, Shiva, and Nandi at the top of the hill.

The calm weather and lush green surroundings make this place perfect for all nature lovers. If this place is not on your bucket list, then add it now because this experience is something that you can't miss.


Basic info:

  • Harihar Trek difficulty level: Medium to Difficult
  • Base village for Harihar peak: Nirgud Pada
  • Total time required for climbing Harihar peak: 3.5Hrs (One way)
  • Duration: 1 night and 1 day
  • Harihar Peak Height: 5400 feet approx
  • Distance From Mumbai: 190 Km 
  • Distance From Pune: 247Km 
1 Night 1 Day 01 Apr, 08 Apr, 15 Apr, and more
What makes this tour special
  • Explore the iconic structure of the fort
  • Visit the Hanuman temple and pond on the top
  • Adventurous 80 degree climb on the stair
Dates and Rates
date & duration price

Day 1- Saturday

09:30 pm Catch the Train for Kasara Station from CSMT or Other Stations as per your convenient

CST – Kasara Slow Local Time Table

09:32 pm - CSMT

09:40 pm - Byculla

09:50 pm - Dadar

10:00 pm - Kurla

10:06 pm – Ghatkopar

10:27 pm – Thane

10:50 pm – Dombivali

11:01 pm – Kalyan

12:11 am - Kasara

Day 2- Sunday,

  • 03:30 AM: Reach base village and rest for an hour
  • 04:00 AM: Start trek to Harihar Fort
  • 06:30 AM: Start trek to the summit via 80-degree steps
  • 07:30 AM: Reach the top and Relax, Explore
  • 08:30 AM: Start descending via the same route
  • 11:30 PM: Reach Base Village and Have Breakfast
  • 12:00 PM: Depart for Kasara
  • 01:00 PM: Reach Kasara Station (Arrival Time Depends on Pace of Group and Traffic)
  • 03:00 PM: Reach back mumbai city.
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Travel from Kasara to Kasara By Zeep 
  • Breakfast & Tea
  • Guide Charges.
  • Entry Charges.
  • Expertise Charges. 
  • First Aid Charges.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel till pickup points
  • 5% Gst
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
  • Insurance
Things To Carry
  • ID proof
  • Proper face mask or shield
  • Sanitizer
  • Good grip shoes.
  • Torch with extra batteries.
  • Extra Pair of clothes.
  • Water bottles 2-3 liters.
  • Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits, etc.
  • Electoral or Glucon D powder.
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
  • Sun protection cap, goggles.
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles
Frequently Asked Questions

1- Are washrooms available during the trek?

No washrooms are only available at the base village.

2- Can we bring our vehicle till base village and is parking available?

Parking is available near the village, Parking fee will be applicable, Car owner parks at own risk.

3- Is Jain food available on this trek?

Yes, we can arrange Jain food for the trek.

4- What are the compulsory things to carry on the trek?

Please carry 3 litres water, torch, rainwear, wear good trekking shoes, wear a full t-shirt and track pants.

5- Will we reach Mumbai Pune on time mentioned?

The itinerary is the approx time during monsoon road conditions are bad there may be delay due to bus breakdown or bad weather in case bus reaches late Bhatakna will not pay for uber or ola or taxi fare.

7- What is the location of Harihar?

It is located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra

8- What is the distance from Pune to Harihar?

It is approximately 250 km away from Pune.

9- What is the distance from Mumbai to Harihar?

It is approximately 190 km away from Mumbai.

10- What is the difficulty level of the Harihar trek?

It is a moderate level trek.

11- What is the height of the Harihar peak?

The height is approximately 1646 meters.

12- What is the temperature in Harihar during winters?

The temperature during winters is between 10 to 20 degrees.

13- What is the Harihar trek distance?

The trek distance is 6.6 km.

14- Is Harihar night trek safe?

Yes, the night trek at Harihar is safe.

15- What is the best time to visit Harihar?

The best time to visit Harihar is from November to April.

*** We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / Rafting / Trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewelry etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow friends or other people from our group or outside.****