Overview

Kalsubai Peak Trek from Pune

The Kalsubai Peak is a trek that offers natural surroundings from waterfalls and forests to grasslands. The highest peak of the state of Maharashtra at 5,400 feet or 1646 meters above the sea level high provides breathtaking views across all of Bhandardara, which is easily accessible via Pune.

The Kalsubai Temple is at the mountain's peak, and pilgrims from nearby villages come to take her blessings. It's believed that a young village girl called Kalsubai lived in those hills. She used to cure villagers and animals and help with pursuits like agriculture. One day the girl left for the summit, but nevermore returned, so to remember her, the villagers built this small temple on her home on the mountainside while the main temple was built on the mountain's peak. 

The Kalsubai trek offers views of many strong forts like Alang, Madan, Kulang, Ratangad Fort, Ajoba Parvat, Bhandardara Lake and Wilson Dam. Trekking to these forts is famous among Maharashtra trekkers post-monsoon season. You can also see fireflies before the monsoon on the Kalsubai trek route. A thick blanket of clouds covers the skyline below the mountain, creating a cloud carpet visible for miles, only visible pre-monsoon for few weeks. On a clear day, you also get grand views of other surrounding forts such as Harihargad, Harishchandragad, and Katrabai. Many experienced trekkers combine these treks for the added experience! 

During the monsoon season, the peak is covered with never-moving fog and high-speed winds. Only day treks are possible during the monsoon season. Post-monsoon night treks are conducted due to the hot and humid weather conditions, and they are popular among hikers for the amazing sunrise views. 

Kalsubai Monsoon Trek Event Details

  • Kalsubai Trek difficulty level: Medium
  • Base village for Kalsubai peak: Bari
  • Region: Igatpuri / Bhandardara
  • Total time required for climbing Kalsubai peak: 3.5 - 4 hours one way
  • Duration: 1 night and 1 day
  • Kalsubai peak height: 5400 feet approx.

Who Should Attend Kalsubai Monsoon Trek?
Best suited for groups, solo trekkers, corporates, couples, and families.

Cost for Kalsubai Monsoon Trek

  • Cost without transport: Rs. 699/- per person
  • Cost with transport: Rs. 1199/- per person
1 Night 1 Day 27 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug, and more Kalsubai, Bari, Maharashtra
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Climbing highest peak of Maharashtra - Kalsubai.
  • Unveil secret stories behind Kalsubai.
  • Mesmerizing Top view - Most of the prominent mountain ranges.
  • Breathtaking Surreal greenery and blissful environment while Kalsubai trek
  • Bhandardara backwaters.
  • Kalsubai Temple.
  • Rainy season first trek.
  • Local food.
Dates and Rates
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Itinerary
Day 1 Saturday

Departure from Pune

Day 2 Sunday

Trek to Kalsubai Peak

04:00 AM: Reach the Bari village, from where you can get a glimpse of Kalsubai peak.(if you have adopt without transportation package, participate have reach base at 04 am on Sunday)
05:15 AM: Get freshen up and Have Breakfast & Tea to get ready for this enthralling trek.
06:00 AM: Gear up, & pack your bags and embark on this trek! For adventure Trek, It’s gonna be a long climb to the top. Make a few halts on the way where you can grab your snack or a drink.
10:00 AM: Reach the Kalsubai temple Top of Maharashtra Heights Peak. Witness a beautiful view of Bhandardara’s Arthur lake from the summit. You will get a beautiful view of heaven on earth & foggy clouds
10:30 AM: Take a group picture & then start your descent.
10:45 AM: have some garam garam Maggi the mountain(on your own) and start the descent.
11:00 AM: Start your descent. Finally, you get a view of the surroundings you climbed through in the early morning.
02:00 PM: Reach back down and grab a quick lunch to curb your hunger.
04:00 PM: Time to head back to Pune.
10:00 PM: Adios! Back to the Pune city life. Until next time, Bhatakna!
 

(Arrival time is subjective to the traffic and weather conditions)

Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Transportation from Pune to Pune.
  • Unlimited Breakfast & Lunch.
  • Washroom & Changing Facilities at down
  • Entrance Fees
  • Bhatakna Expertise Representatives
  • First-aid assistance.
  • New Friends made, new Bonds attached

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any personal expenses such as mineral water, soft drinks etc
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
Things To Carry

(Highly Required and Mandatory Things)

  • ID proof
  • backpack (waterproof or covered with waterproof cover) 
  • trekking shoes or any sports shoes with a Good grip
  • Trekking pants (compulsory), 2 T-Shirts (Preferably full sleeves or Half T-shirt with sleeves), Raincoat/ waterproof jacket/ windcheater, Handnapkin/Towel, etc
  • Water 2-3 liters.
  • Ready to eat food like plum cakes, Dry fruits, dry snacks and biscuits, Chikki, chocolate bars, etc.
  • Torch 
  • Personal Medicines and Personal First aid 

(Required but Optional Things)

  • To change after trekking - Facewash, Extra pants/ shorts, Extra T-shirt, sleeper/ floaters, an extra bag to carry your trekking shoes, innerwear, etc
  • Sweater For bus journey
  • Electoral or Glucose D powder. 
  • Portable Phone Charger, Earphones, etc.
  • Sun protection cap, sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, toothbrush-toothpaste, etc
  • Proper face mask or shield 
  • Sanitizer 
  • Extra Pair of clothes.

(Note: Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant,  this will protect your body and skin from Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles, etc)

Additional Information
  • There is no freshen up / washroom / Toilet facility on the Mountain only Available at the Base Village.
  • Avoid carrying heavy weight for the trek.
  • Floaters and Sandals are not allowed, please wear sports shoes or trekking shoes of good quality.

Contact details:

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Disclaimer:

  • The tour is weather-based and depends on the weather conditions. There may be last-minute cancellations if weather conditions deteriorate.
Safety Measures
  • Put clothes, money, camera, phone etc in polythenes while packing
  • Use repellents to keep bugs away Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand etc.
  • Do not stray away from your group during the trek Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Why should you choose Kalsubai Trek? 
The summit of Kalsubai Peak is the perfect place to enjoy a breathtaking view. Many prominent peaks and forts in the Sahyadris mountains are visible, with Alang Madan Kulang being favorites among rock climbers. You can also camp below the peak post-monsoon season for fantastic sunset and sunrise views from the Kalsubai mountain. The most exciting aspect of climbing Kalsubai Peak is that it offers two adventurous trek routes for trekkers who want an even more complex challenge!

The views on top of Kalasbaï peak are stunning as you can see many different forts all around, including Ratangad Fort, Ajoba Parvat, Harihar Fort, Katrabai, Harishchandragad. It is one of the best places in Maharashtra to click images of the night sky and astrophotography during the new moon. You can also combine the trek with Bhandardara Lake Camping or the Sandhan Valley Trek. 

Kalsubai Trek Base Village and Trek route information
Kalsubai Trek is an uphill pleasant walk amidst fields, farmland, shrubs, and grasslands. There are two base villages for Kalsubai Trek. The most preferred by Pune Trekkers is Bari Village; Indore village has a most challenging trek route. Bari village is a farming village. From the start of the trek until halfway through, you see nothing but field after farmland at every turn. The feeling it leaves on your soul inspires hope that life can be just as beautiful without all of its modern amenities for some people out there who are still clinging to simplicity in this day and age. Bari Village is slowly transforming into a hiking village as locals have set up homestays and restaurants in the village. Many operate small Dhabas along the route, offering Buttermilk, Nimbu Paani, Poha, and Maggi. 

Monkeys on the Iron Ladder section

The Thrill of climbing four iron ladders on the vertical rock faces! Placed by the villagers and forest department to make the trek easier for all. The ladder section is the most adventurous and challenging part of this trek. The ascent as well as descent, though same way, have to be done carefully so that there is two-way traffic those coming up for a climb and others going down after completing it; in monsoon season, one has to take care not only about slippery rocks but also wet iron rungs which can make balancing difficult at times. While climbing the Kalsubai iron ladder during the day, you will find many monkeys try to grab your bag for eatables, and please pack well. 

Frequently Asked Questions Kalsubai Trek
How to go Kalsubai from Mumbai?
The meeting point for this trek will be at Kasara Railway Station during winter and summer. We have mentioned the train timing in the itinerary. Kindly boarded the train accordingly. Our trek leader will meet you at Railway Station near the ticket counter. From here we will move towards the base village in our jeeps. Mumbai to Kalsubai is well marked on google maps. Kalsubai trek Mumbai travelers is the most famous destination. 

In case you are travelling in your vehicle till Bari village, we request you to reach on time. We will provide you with the google maps location till Bari village. Please note the road till the base village is under repair and bad condition. There is a low network or no network in this region in case of car breakdown at night it will be challenging to find help. Kalsubai distance from Mumbai is 155 km. Igatpuri to kalsubai distance is 33 km roads in bad condition.

How to reach Kalsubai from Mumbai by Train we have mentioned the train timings in the itinerary. Meet us at Kasara from here we will proceed in local jeeps till the base village. Mumbai to Kalsubai by train nearest station Kasara. 

How to go Kalsubai from Pune?
By train, you need to reach Kalyan Railway Station and board Kasara Local from Kalyan. We have mentioned the train timings in the itinerary. After reaching Kasara Railway Station, our trek leader will meet you at the ticket counter.  We will proceed from here in local jeeps till base village Bari which is the starting point for Kalsubai Location. 

By Car Pune to Kalsubai, we will share with you the google map navigation details you can follow it to reach Bari village. It will take a good five hours to reach till Bari Village the starting point of Kalsubai Igatpuri Trek. Kalsubai Pune road's last 60 km is not in good condition. Pune to Kalsubai trek is available for booking. Pune to Kalsubai bus is the best option to reach the base village. Pune to Kalsubai distance 180 km, six hours of driving.   

Kalsubai Map - Drive Through Map?
Please refer to google maps or google earth. We will send you the google maps navigation link after your booking is completed. You can follow the navigation to reach till Bari Village which is the starting point for Kalsubai trek Maharashtra. Mount Kalsubai Bhandardara cannot be reached by car you will have to hike the last 5.5 km uphill. 

What is the Kalsubai Trek batch size regularly?
Usually, each Kalsubai Night trek group has 10 - 40 people which comprises women, men, children, solo travelers. We send trek leaders as per the batch size to make sure you enjoy your trek and receive proper guidance whenever needed. Bigger the group more the fun, our trek leader engages with trekkers and traveler to keep the group motivated. Kalsubai Shikhar video is available in the photo gallery you can watch it to understand more about the trek. Night trek to Kalsubai is the most popular trek in Maharashtra. Kalsubai elevation 1646 meters makes it a real point to observe the sunrise. 

Do you provide pick up and drop service from Mumbai or Pune for Kalsubai Trek? 
During Winter and Summer seasons trekkers will have to reach till Kasara Railway Station and meet our guide. The guide will bring you till base village in Local jeeps you will be sharing the vehicle with other trekkers.  In case you are coming in a car you need to reach on time till Bari Village using google maps location provided by us. 

I am a Female traveler or Solo traveler can i join Kalsubai Night Trek? 
Kalsubai Trekking route is very safe for female trekkers, locals are very friendly. Our team will take care of your safety and your Kalsubai trekking experience. Kalsubai base village Bari is well known for its hospitality and safety. 

Distance from Mumbai Kalsubai - highest peak in Maharashtra?
Four hours drive from Mumbai - 155 km approx. The road is under repair in certain sections and in bad condition. After you enter the state highway mobile network is not available for most parts of your journey. 

Distance from Pune Kalsubai highest peak in Maharashtra?

Five hours drive from Mumbai 180 km approx. Located inside the Kalsubai Harichandragad Wildlife Sanctury.   

The number of days required for Kalsubai trekking?

One day and One Night is required to complete the Kalsubai Night Trek. During monsoon, the trek is held early morning due to dense fog covering the peak. During winter and summer, it is advised to summit Kalsubai around dawn to avoid intense heat during the day. Kalsubai trek pics are available in the photo gallery you can click on the button to see more. Trekking Kalsubai has become relatively easy for regular hikers. 

Where can we park our cars near the Kalsubai Maharashtra trek?

Base Village at your own risk. Locals might ask for parking fees. There are no designated parking areas around the village. Kalsubai Height in feet 5400 feet. Mumbai to Kalsubai distance 155 km. 

Is there any parking charge at Kalsubai Village?

Yes. Locals might collect a parking charge from you. 

8. Do you provide sleeping bags?

Sleeping bag NO - For hygiene reasons we don't provide sleeping bags. incase you need to rent sleeping bags please email us highfive@treksandtrails.org 

9. Are Toilet Available on Kalsubai Mountain?

Not available During the trek toilets are not available on Kalsubai Fort Trek. You will need to go into the open. Provision for toilet tents will be made at Villagers House - eastern style commode. There is a scarcity of water so English toilets are not available. 

10. Do Single Travellers Female signup for these events?

      We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events 

      Many Single Travelling Female join our events 

      We also send female trek leaders whenever possible and available to lead.      

11. Are Kids allowed on treks?

      Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only. We have had 5 years old kids complete the trek with their parents in the past. 

12. What type of food will be provided?

      Food preference only Veg local home-cooked is available. On top, we provide breakfast Poha, and Tea. 

13. Phone Connectivity?

      Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services

14. Where will we stay?

      No Homestay is required for this event. We will only stop at the base village for some time for introduction and instruction to be given by the trek leader. Stay will not be required on the trek. In case you want to spend more time at Kalsubai we have Kalsubai Camping Trek available at Mount Kalsubai hill station.

15. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?    

Cash payment is not accepted.
Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS / Payment Getaway on the spot      payment not accepted.
We need to book in advance bus/jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is a must 
Mumbai to Kalsubai trek is organized by Bhatakna every weekend. 

16. Will I get bottled water at Kalsubai- highest peak in Maharashtra?

      Normal well water shall be provided. Villagers now sell bottled water on the route on weekends. Please carry a reusable water bottle it helps in reducing waste on the slopes. You can refill your bottles at the base village. 

17. Can I charge my phone?

      No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required. 

18. How is the Kalsubai weather now?

 Kalsubai weather forecast depends on the season we have listed them below. 

Summer Kalsubai Temperature Night 17- Day 39°C approx. It is extremely windy at the summit and cold. 
Monsoon rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets 
Winter Kalsubai temperature is 10 to 20 degrees and very windy please carry a windproof jacket for the summit. 

19. Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit the event on an immediate basis.
Kalsubai Peak and trekking route is sacred to all Maharashtrians anyone caught smoking or consuming alcohol will be at the mercy of locals. 
20. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speakers? 

Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speakers is not allowed while trekking to Kalsubai, Bluetooth speakers not allowed inside the homestay.
Please enjoy the sound of nature on the trek.
Trek leaders keep giving instructions throughout the trek you will miss important communication if listening to music. 

21. How do I make payment?

      You can pay online on our website by clicking on the book now tab. 

22.  Kalsubai hotels - Kalsubai Homestay? Places to stay near Kalsubai?

       Local villagers offer dormitory homestay

       List of Hotels near Kalsubai Peak Bhandardara

MTDC Bhandardara
Anandvan Resort
Yash Resort
Hotel Samadhan
You can also camp with us at Bhandardara after your trek. 

In case your question is not listed above you can email us: highfive@treksandtrails.org 

23. Kalsubai trek from Mumbai? 

During monsoon, we arrange Kalsubai trek from Mumbai and Thane via a private bus. After the monsoon, we arrange Kalsubai Night Trek from Kasara Railway Station. How to reach Kalsubai from Mumbai using the private car we will provide you with the GPS location of the base village. 

24. Kalsubai trek from Pune?

During monsoon, we arrange Kalsubai trek from Pune via a private bus. After the monsoon, we arrange Kalsubai Night Trek from Kasara Railway Station.

25. Kalsubai trek Height?

Kalsubai peak also known as the Everest of Maharashtra. Kalsubai is the highest in peak Maharashtra. Kalsubai Shikhar located at 5400 Feet above sea level. Height of Kalsubai in meters 1645 above sea level. 

26. Kalsubai hill Station?

Kalsubai Shikhar is located at Bhandardara, Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. Weather is pleasant and it offers beautiful views of Wilson Dam, Bhandardara Lake, Ghatghar Dam, Sahyadri forts, Deep valleys. Plans have been discussed to convert Kalsubai into a hill station with the ropeway. Bhandardara to Kalsubai peak, we can arrange for Bhandardara camping and Kalsubai camping together as a custom event for large groups. Kalsubai altitude 5400 feet above sea level.

27. Kalsubai trek from Mumbai by train? How to reach Kalsubai?

We shared the train timings for Kasara Train on the central railway in the itinerary. Our Trek Leaders will meet you at Kasara Railway Station. You will now proceed to base village in Local jeeps. Trek will start at Bari Village. After the trek participant will be dropped back at Kasara Railway  Station. You can now proceed to Mumbai or Pune using local trains. Cst to Kasara Railway Station ticket will cost Rs 60 for the return ticket. 

28. About Kalsubai Temple?

Kalsubai Summit is home to the divine Kalsubai temple of a local goddess. The priest performs prayers every Thursday and Tuesday at the temple. During the Navratri Festival, locals visit the deity in thousands. Beautiful fair created for the devotees with locals installing stalls near the peak.  You can buy pooja supplies, snacks, water bottles. Kalsubai temple is also available when you start the trek a few minutes into your hike — built for Devotees who find it hard to climb till the summit. MT Kalsubai trek distance from the base village is 5.5 km one way. Kalsubai trek time taken one way will be 3 to 4 hours. Kalsubai Shikhar height 1646 meters above sea level. 

29. Kalsubai Trek Photos? 

We have an upload Kalsubai images for the trek and video to help you understand our trek operations and trek details. Please click on the Kalsubai Photos Gallery. 

30. No of days required for Kalsubai trekking and camping?

Kalsubai trekking and camping requires two days and one night. Kalsubai height from sea level is 5400 feet. Igatpuri to Kalsubai Hill is 35 km by road. Kalsubai to Pune is 180 km by road, a total of 6 hours driving. Kalsubai trek details can be found in our detailed itinerary. 

 ActivityTrekking
 DestinationMaharashtra
 Duration1 Day 1 Night

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Cancellation Policy:
  1. Rs.500 Advance payment is Non Refundable 
  2. 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  3. 50% refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  4. No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to event date
  5. No show No Refund.
  6. Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  7. Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  8. If Trek get cancelled, we will refund "Trek Amount" only.

Terms and conditions

  1. If you are not feeling well already then kindly do not book the tickets.
  2. Seats are on the basis on 1st come - 1st serve basis. While returning also you have to sit on your initial Seat.
  3. Please carry a valid ID proof along with you.
  4. Tickets once booked cannot be exchanged
  5. Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. Bhatakna Tours & Travels are not responsible for any injury or damage occurring due to the event. 
  6. Participants with any medical issues /history are not allowed to opt for this event. If he/she does so that it is done at the participant's risk. The management won't be responsible for any incident.
  7. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  8. Leaders’ decisions will be final and binding.
  9. Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
  10. Team reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.