Malshej Ghat Trek and Kalu Waterfall Trek adventurous plan?

Nestled in the lofty hills of Western Ghats is the majestic mountain pass of Malshej Ghat. Just like the hill stations of Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar and Matheran, Malshej Ghat has evolved into a tourist destination over the years. Being a surreal location all-round the year, Malshej Ghat is draped in mist and beautified with myriad species of flora and fauna. Owning to its vivid shiny lakes, well-defined dams, untouched waterfalls, rugged mountains, and verdant greenery, Malshej Ghat has become a go-to destination among hikers and nature enthusiasts. Drawing in an ancient vibe, the temples in Malshej Ghat date back to the 16th century AD and are prodigious specimens of architecture marvel. Malshej Ghat is a wild haven with gigantic mountains, limitless gorges and never seen before enchanted forests. Treks and Trails bring you this exclusive Malshej Ghat Jungle Trek to sniff the essence of the pristine jungle and mountain air of this ancient mountain pass. The route of this jungle trek is quite ancient and is the one which was taken by villagers to commute long before the ghat road was constructed.  The trail starts near MTDC that descends into the valley and ends near the base of Kalu Waterfall.

It has also been archived that the route we will be hiking through has been descended by the Maratha army during Vasai Expedition against the Portuguese. The jungle trek route has a figurine of Lord Ganesha, several water cisterns and sporadic rock-carved steps. The majority of this forest trail is enveloped in a dense canopy of trees and vegetation. Therefore, the path is shady and hardly exposed to the sun. Nearing the end of this archaic route we switch to another trail that runs parallel to the fierce Kalu river, which is aggressive in the monsoons. The Kalu river is the origin of the magnificent Kalu Waterfalls. If you don’t know already, Kalu Waterfalls is one of the largest waterfalls in Maharashtra and the largest of the Malshej region. The Kalu Waterfall plunges from a massive height of 1200 feet and is a five-layer cascade. We will only be at a distance of kilometres and a half from this gargantuan waterfall. Besides the Kalu Waterfall, you'll also get to see another spectacular waterfall to the right, concealed in a gorge. These marvellous forest trails offer spellbinding views of Harishchandragad, Rohidas, Bhairavgad, Kombada and Thidbi.

Who Should Attend?

Best suited for groups, solo trekkers, corporates, and couples.

Cost for Malshej Ghat & Kalu waterfall – Ancient Ghatwat Jungle Trek

  • Cost without transport: Rs. 699/- per person
  • Cost with transport Mumbai: Rs. 1499/- per person
  • Cost with transport Pune: Rs. 1499/- per person
1 Night 1 Day Available on request Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra
What makes this tour special
  • An ancient tribal route
  • One of the biggest waterfalls in Sahyadris
  • Panoramic view of the waterfalls in Malshej Ghat
  • Walk alongside the fierce Kalu River
Dates and Rates
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  • Itinerary

     Itinerary For Malshej Ghat & Kalu waterfall – Ancient Ghatwat Jungle Trek


    Day 1: 

    Pick Up Points: (Saturday Night)

    • 10:00 Pm – Meet Bhatakna Team at SGNP, Borivali.

      10:15 Pm – Settle down our private vehicle as we start our journey towards the base Village.

      10:00 PM: SGNP, Borivali

      10:20 PM: Malad

      10:30 PM: Goregaon

      10:40 PM: Gondavali Bus Stop, Andheri

      10:50 PM: Kalanagar bus stop, Bandra

      11:00 PM: Sion Circle

      11:10 PM: Chembur

      11:20 PM: Ghatkopar

      11:30 PM: Thane

      12:15 AM: KALYAN Bypass

     Further, depart to base Village.

    Day 2: 
    • 04.00 am: Reach Base Village
    • 04.30 am: Breakfast and freshen up
    • 05:00 am : Board a vehicle to the MTDC point from where the trek shall commence.
    • 06.30 am : A short introduction and briefing, post which we'll be descending to the main jungle of Malshej Ghat.
    • 10.00 am: An adventurous path through boulders, carved stairs and an iconic Ganpati Idol to reach the plateau.
    • 10.30 am: We'll then move towards Waghachi wadi village and visit the Kalu waterfall from a distance of 1.5 km.
    • 02.30 pm: Head back to the base village for Lunch.
    • 05.30 pm: Start return journey
    • 11.00 pm: Adios! Back to the mundane city life. Until next time, Bhatakna!



    Day 1:
    • 11.00 pm:Pickup from BMCC College fc road
    • 11.30 pm:Pickup from New Shivajinagar bus stand Wakdewadi
    • 12.00 pm:Pickup from Nasik phata near Kasarwadi Police chowki
    DAY 2:
    • 04.00 am: Reach Base Village
    • 04.30 am: Breakfast and freshen up
    • 05:00 am : Board a vehicle to the MTDC point from where the trek shall commence.
    • 06.30 am : A short introduction and briefing, post which we'll be descending to the main jungle of Malshej Ghat.
    • 10.00 am: An adventurous path through boulders, carved stairs and an iconic Ganpati Idol to reach the plateau.
    • 10.30 am: We'll then move towards Waghachi wadi village and visit the Kalu waterfall from a distance of 1.5 km.
    • 02.30 pm: Head back to the base village for Lunch.
    • 05.30 pm: Start return journey
    • 11.00 pm: Adios! Back to the mundane city life. Until next time, Bhatakna!
    What we'll give. What we won't

    What is included in the tour

    • Travel from Mumbai to Mumbai & Pune to Pune.
    • Breakfast & Tea,
    • Lunch ( Veg & Nonveg Thali )
    • Guide Charges.
    • Entry Charges.
    • Expertise Charges. 
    • First Aid.

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Travel till pickup points
    • 5% Gst on booking tickets
    • Any kind of personal expense like Mineral water/lime water/ Soft Drinks/ Extra snacks or meals that are not included in the inclusions, purchased for personal consumption 
    • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned and included in the inclusion of this package.
    • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
    • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
    • Any kind of Insurance
    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:

    Sam- +918433663398 Abhi- +918433653200

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    • 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
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Malshej Ghat Trek Information

    Malshej Ghat Jungle Trek Starting point: Old Trade Route, Malshej Ghat.

    Malshej Ghat Jungle Trek gradient: Moderate trek which requires a medium endurance. Malshej Ghat forest trek is a flat trail with a few rising and falling segments.

    Approximate time of the Malshej Ghat Jungle Trek: It takes about three to four hours to ascend and two to three hours to descend.

    Malshej Ghat Jungle Trekking distance: 14 km (both ways)

    Water sources on Malshej Ghat Jungle Trek: There are numerous streams and waterfalls on the trail from where water can be filled. However, one should carry at least two litres of water before starting the trek.

    Best months to visit Malshej Ghat Jungle: It is highly recommended to trek during the monsoon months. The best months are June to September as during heavy monsoons the trail becomes similar to that of the rainforest. The trekkers can enjoy several waterfalls in their full glory and plunge pools. Post monsoon the trail is decorated with various wildflowers, while the climate switches between humid and cool. 

    Highlights of the Malshej Ghat Trek

    • Walking along the tribal ancient path which was taken by the Maratha Army during the War with Portuguese.
    • Witnessing the biggest waterfalls of the Sahyadris and the Western Ghats
    • Crossing the thunderous Kalu river which gives birth to Kalu Waterfalls
    • The tranquil trek in this enchanted forest will prove to be rejuvenating to the chaotic city life.
    • After the trek, we get a chance to take a dip in the clean blue waters of the Kalu River and relax our muscles. 
    • Dance away in several waterfalls throughout the route which makes the trek a fun frolic affair.
    • Stroll through rolling meadows and paddies neatly stitched into a huge quilt of varying greens.
    • Gaze at the peaks hiding behind rolling mists and bluish-grey monsoon clouds all striving for your attention.
    • Catch a glimpse of some rare migratory birds like Pied Crusted, Alpine Swift, Flamingos and Sundry in the forest. Malshej Ghat is particularly known for the pink flamingos which migrate here during July and September. 

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    1. How is the Malshej Ghat Weather?

    Malshej ghat is a hill station in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India. The hill station has a temperate climate. The average temperature is around 27 degrees Celsius with humidity between 60 and 80%. The weather at Malshej ghat changes from foggy to heavy rains during the day to a beautiful sunset at night. During the morning, you will experience strong winds and pleasant temperature.

    2. We are staying at MTDC Malshej Ghat can we join you for the trek?

    Yes, we can provide you google coordinates for joining our trek from MTDC Malshej Ghat. Cost will be different, We can share a quote please connect with our team for more details. 

    3. Malshej Ghat best time to visit? 

    The monsoons and winters are the best time to visit Malshej Ghat Trek and Kalu Waterfall. Summers is ideal for night photography and camping. 

    Malshej ghat is a trendy tourist spot in Maharashtra. The forest area and the beautiful greenery is a perfect place for nature lovers to visit and rejuvenate. This place is famous for its various waterfalls, streams, trails, hiking, hikes, trekking, camping, waterfall rappelling, and more.

    This place has become a popular destination during the rainy season. Monsoon brings life to all of the trees in this area, while winters are perfect for long India hikes through Malshej ghat.

    4. How is Malshej ghat in monsoon?

    Malshej Ghat is also known for its foggy morning during monsoon that envelops everything in mist and makes it a perfect place to experience the beauty of nature. The temperature here remains pleasant throughout the year owing to its high altitude, which means it may be cold in winter but not hot like other hill stations in Maharashtra. Malshej Ghat is an idyllic hill station that is a popular and beautiful destination for trekking, hikes in India, picnics, nature walks, birding, camping, boating, and sightseeing.

    Pick-Up Location

    (Pickup: Borivali, Kandivali, Malad, Goregaon, Andheri, Khar, Bandra, Sion Ghatkopar Thane, Kalyan Bhiwandi Bypass)

    Cancellation Policy:
    • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
    • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
    • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date
    • No show No Refund.
    • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
    • Event Tickets can be transferred to another person against cancellation.

    Terms and conditions

    1. Rs.500 Advance payment is Non Refundable.
    2. If you are not feeling well already then kindly do not book the tickets.
    3. Seats are on the basis on 1st come - 1st serve basis. While returning also you have to sit on your initial Seat.
    4. Please carry a valid ID proof along with you.
    5. Tickets once booked cannot be exchanged
    6. 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. 
    7. 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.
    8. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
    9. Leaders’ decisions will be final and binding.
    10. Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
    11. Team reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.