Kalsubai Peak Trek Blog

Kalsubai Peak Trek Blog

About Kalsubai Trek

Kalsubai is a mountain in the Western Ghats, located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Its summit situated at an elevation of 1646 meters or 5400 feet is the highest point in Maharashtra. The mountain range lies within the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. It is visited throughout the year by avid trekkers, Kalsubai temple devotees, and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Kalsubai Shikhar is highest in Maharashtra. It offers commanding views of Bhandardara. You can easily spot milky way on new moon day from here.

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Kalsubai Peak Temple

Kalsubai temple is located at the topmost summit. At the summit, there is a plain ground with a small temple of Kalsubai, a local deity. A traditional prayer service is held every Tuesday and Thursday by a local priest. Local villagers sell the pooja materials almost all year long while sending their cows for grazing. On Navratri occasions, many stalls are set up atop the summit for the pooja materials. During the Navratri period, for all nine days, special poojas are carried out and the idol is fully decorated. Special Mela fair is organized for Navratri. You should avoid trekking during Navratri at Kalsubai Peak as thousands of devotees come to pray.

How to reach Kalsubai Peak

  • Reach Kasara Railway Station
  • Take local Taxi till base village Bari
  • By Road Mumbai - Kasara - Igatpuri - Ghoti - Bari Village
  • Kalsubai Trek from Pune By Road Pune - Sangamner - Rajur - Bhandardara - Bari
  • Kalsubai Trek route is well marked
  • Local guides often accompany climbers to the summit
  • Local Villagers offer homestay and
  •  food option
  • Many restaurants are available till Bari Village

Best time to visit Kalsubai Peak

Best Time to Visit Kalsubai Peak - June to August for Monsoon Trek, September to October for flowers trek, November to May night treks are recommended. During May end you can see the blanket of pre-monsoon clouds below the peak. Now camping is available at Kalsubai after monsoon ends. During monsoon, camping is not possible as strong winds and rains will blow the tent away.

Kalsubai Trek Climb Difficulty - Medium Grade

Shikhar Kalsubai trek is long can take up to 4 hours, The Hiking trail is 6.6 km from Bari village. First timers with good fitness or regular trekkers can complete the trek in 3 hours. It will take 3 to 4 hours to complete the trek one way you should avoid afternoon climb as the Kalsubai Shikhar trek route has very little tree cover. During monsoon, thousands of trekkers come on weekends ladder section can get crowded also view from the top is not available as the whole mountain is covered in thick fog.

Kalsubai Peak Trek - Blog

It takes 3 hours to reach Kalsubai Shikhar summit from Bari Village. Food can be arranged at the base village by local villagers. Kalsubai Trekking Route is always full of people visiting it for the various reason some to conquer the highest peak in Maharashtra, some trek to Kalsubai to visit Mandir and offer prayers to local deity Kalsubai. You will always find people trekking on this route. There are few huts along the way who sell Nimbu Pani, Maggi, Tea, Onion Bhaji. They play an important role as they keep trekkers hydrated and good on energy by providing snacks and refreshments after intervals.

Kalsubai Monsoon Trek

During Monsoon place is covered with fog and wind is very strong at Mount Kalsubai. Kalsubai Trekking experience there are three ladders which have been installed by locals to make the trekking route till Mount Kalsubai Shikhar easy. When you reach the carved steps and later ladder from Bari Village you would have covered 1/3rd of the trek. After all the ladders are over 2/3rd of the Trek is over.  After a decent walk on plateau, you will reach the final ladder till Kalsubai summit. Please carry enough water with you at least 3 liters and torch always with you on this trek.

Kalsubai Trek Information

Trekking Kalsubai Peak can be very tiring carry food and water for energy. A small well is there before reaching Kalsubai peak a villager has set camp there and offers Pakoda and Tea. Peak Kalsubai is a small plateau and offers a commanding view of nearby forts and Bhandardara Dam. During monsoon wind is very strong at Peak Kalsubai. You can also do a night trek in winter and enjoy the beautiful Sunrise at Kalsubai. It gets very cold atop Kalsubai before sunrise with strong wind.


  • By sahil rane Reply

    can we do night stay on the peak ?

    • By sarfaraz Reply

      Night Camping is possible below the peak

  • By Mayank Hindocha Reply

    When is the next trek to Kalsubai

    • By sarfaraz Reply

      we conduct kalsubai night trek every weekend please WhatsApp us 8828004949

  • By Walia Reply

    Dates for Kalsubai trek

  • By Hrituraj Paul Reply

    Is there any trips for Kalsubai on next weekend ?

  • By Nirav Pingle Reply

    Can we reach kalsubai peak by car?

    • By sarfaraz Reply

      Hi Nirav it is not possible you will have to trek uphill for 3 hours

  • By Rahul Reply

    Taxi fare from kasara station to bari village?

    • By sarfaraz Reply

      You will find Taxi outside Kasara station you can negotiate on spot.

  • By Yash Bhatt Reply

    Do people travel solo?

    • By sarfaraz Reply

      We get solo travellers every weekend

    • By sarfaraz Reply

      Yes we get many solo trekkers who join our treks

  • By Vaishali Reply

    Can we go on kalsubai trek in June mid and any mid week trek available??

    • By sarfaraz Reply

      Hi the trek is available throughout the year

  • By Swapnaj Reply

    Can we do a night Trek in mansoon??

    • By sarfaraz Reply

      It is not possible due to Fog and low visibility

  • By Teju Reply

    Is there tigers ? Can we do solo trip

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