Overview/Itinerary

Kalsubai Monsoon Trek 2024

Kalsubai, with a height of 1646 metres (5400 feet), is famous as one of the highest peaks in Maharashtra. Kalsubai lies in the Sahyadri mountain range. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. Since Kalsubai is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains, and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb.

Kalsubai Monsoon Trek

During the monsoon, places are covered with fog, and the wind is very strong at Mount Kalsubai. Kalsubai Trekking Experience: There are three ladders that have been installed by locals to make the trekking route till Mount Kalsubai Shikhar easy. When you reach the carved steps and ladder from Bari Village, you will have covered 1/3 of the trek. After all the ladders are over, 2/3 of the trek is over. After a decent walk on the plateau, you will reach the final ladder to the Kalsubai summit.

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Kalsubai 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.

 

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Kalsubai Trek Upcoming Batches

June: 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

July: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

August: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31

September: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

 

Cost for Kalsubai Trek

  • Cost without transport: Rs. 699/- per person (Coming by your own vehicle)
  • Option 1 - By Train: Rs. 1099/- per person (Kasara to Kasara)
  • Option 2 - By Bus: Rs. 1399/- per person (Mumbai to Mumbai)

Kalsubai Monsoon Trek Event Itinerary

Option 1 – By Train

Day Zero - Friday night / Saturday night

Catch CSMT- Kasara Fast Local

  • 10:50 pm - CSMT
  • 10:57 pm - Byculla
  • 11:05 pm - Dadar
  • 11:13 pm - Kurla
  • 11:18 pm - Ghatkopar
  • 11:34 pm - Thane
  • 11:50 pm - Dombivali
  • 12:01 am - Kalyan
  • 01:12 am - Kasara

Day One - Saturday / Sunday

01:20 am - Assemble at Kasara Railway Station near the ticket counter.

01:30 am - Travel from Kasara Railway Station to Bari Village by Local Jeep.

04:00 am - Have tea and biscuits at the base village

04:30 am - Start ascending. 

08:30 am - Reach on top. Explore top. Have breakfast.

09:00 am - Start descending.

12:00 pm - Reach base village and have lunch. Simple veg thali, Jain food is available. 

01:30 pm - Start return journey towards Mumbai.

03:30 pm - Reach Kasara railway station and disperse.

 

Option 2 - By Bus

Day Zero - Friday night / Saturday night

Day One - Saturday / Sunday

03:30 am - Reach Bari village.

04:00 am - Have tea and biscuits at the base village

04:30 am - Start ascending. 

08:30 am - Reach on top. Explore top. Have breakfast.

09:00 am - Start descending.

12:00 pm - Reach base village and have lunch. Simple veg thali, Jain food is available. 

01:30 pm - Start return journey towards Mumbai.

09:00 pm - Approx. arrival at Mumbai, Please note roads are in bad condition delays will be there. 

How to book?

  • Click on the "BOOK NOW" button.
  • Select your departure date and click on pay and book button.
  • Select your ticket type and quantity. (If you have a coupon code, apply at this stage)
  • Fill out your personal details and proceed with reviews & payment.
  • Select your payment type (UPI, Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking) and proceed.
  • Once your tickets are booked, you will receive confirmation via email. (Please provide valid email id)
  • A WhatsApp group link will be sent to your WhatsApp number 8 hours prior to the departure. (Please provide WhatsApp number while booking)
  • Event Details and Trek Leaders details will be shared on that WhatsApp group only.

Please note

  • People may board the same train from their respective stations of convenience.
  • Train Ticket is not included in the cost
  • Missing the train is missing Kalsubai Night Trek, no refund will be provided.
  • Bus participant, please arrive 10-15 mins prior to your pick-up location.
  • If you wrongly booked for different date or batch. And you want to change date within 3 days of departure, then transfer charges will be applied which will be Rs. 200/- per person.
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What is included in the tour

  • Mumbai to Mumbai travel by private non-Ac vehicle (Bus option)
  • Kasara to Kasara travel by local jeep (Train option)
  • 1 veg breakfast and 1 veg lunch
  • Trek Leader expertise charges
  • E-certificate 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel till base and back (without transport)
  • Travel till Kasara and back (Train option)
  • Entry fee for foreign nationals
  • 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
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • 2/3 liters of water
  • Sturdy Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek
  • Good Torch must with extra battery
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
  • Identity Proof
  • Trekking pole
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles
  • Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet
  • Double pack your valuables/phones in plastic bags
  • Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet

Cancellation Policy and Charges

  • 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 cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If the event gets canceled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.
  • If the event is canceled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.
  • Refunds won't be issued if you cannot attend the event due to heavy rains, floods, traffic jams, car breakdowns or a personal medical emergency.
  • Your booking cannot be shifted to another date if you cannot attend the event due to heavy rains, floods, traffic jams, car breakdowns, or a personal medical emergency.
  • If your area is prone to flooding, traveling from a flooded area, heavy traffic, heavy rains, missing the train, or any other reason, if you cannot attend the event, we won't issue a refund or shift you to another date.
  • Management won't be held responsible if you are stuck due to heavy rains, traffic jams, personal emergencies or floods during the event.
  • If you are bringing kids, please understand the possibility of getting stuck or delayed. You might have to stay back due to heavy rains, floods, bus breakdowns, and rush at the trekking destination. We won't be able to refund or shift you to another date. You will have to wait it out till the weather clears.
  • Due to bad weather, floods, sudden changes in government rules, and overcrowding at the destination trek, the organizer has the right to change the trekking destination.
  • During the trek , due to any circumstances seen or unseen trek leader has the right to cancel the trek for safety reason. No refund shall be issued.

Treks and Trails Event Rules

  • Kindly carry one Identity proof, at least for the trek with your address.
  • We all are going for an adventurous and exciting trekking expedition; please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
  • The leader's decision will be final, and all the members should abide by it.
  • We do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments, natural habitat on the trek.
  • Swimming is not allowed in the lake or water tank on the forts. Locals use that water for drinking.
  • Putting your feet in water tanks or on the canon is not allowed on our treks.
  • Any addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking, chewing tobacco anyone caught doing it will have to exit the trek without a refund and travel back on own expense.
  • People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit the event on an immediate basis.
  • Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.
  • 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 trekkers or other people from our group or outside.
  • Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speakers is not allowed while trekking.
  • Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside the homestay or camping tents.
  • Drinking/smoking,/eating is not allowed inside the tents.
  • If you damage the tent, break the tent poles, you will have to pay us for the whole new tent on MRP.
  • If you are late for the bus pickup and are not reachable on the phone during your bus pickup, the trek leader will leave without you, and we will provide no refund.
  • Please check things to carry and wear trekking shoes on our treks. 

 

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Route Map

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FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Are you an adventurer who loves trekking? Completing a trek can be a life-changing experience that leaves you with unforgettable memories. To commemorate your achievement, TreksandTrails provides e-certificates to all participants who successfully complete their trek. These e-certificates include your name, the name of the trek you completed, the date of completion, and a digital signature from TreksandTrails. They are a perfect way to showcase your accomplishment to the world and share your trekking journey with your loved ones. By receiving an e-certificate from TreksandTrails, you can proudly display your achievement on your social media platforms and inspire others to embark on their own adventures.  

Here are some FAQs about our e-certificates:

Q: What is an e-certificate for trekkers and hikers?

A: An e-certificate is a digital certificate awarded to participants upon completion of a trek or hike. It serves as proof of participation and achievement.

Q: How do I receive an e-certificate from TreksandTrails?

A: Upon completion of your trek or hike with TreksandTrails, you will be sent an email with a link to your e-certificate. You can download it from the link and save it on your device or share it on social media platforms.

Q: Can I share my e-certificate on social media platforms?

A: Yes, you can share your e-certificate on all social media platforms. The e-certificate is designed to be easily shareable, so you can show off your achievement to your friends and family.

Eligibility Criteria for a Trekking Certificate:

To be eligible for a trekking certificate, individuals must demonstrate adherence to safety rules, teamwork, and cooperation.

Participants must achieve the following requirements for earning a trekking certificate: completion of the trek; physical fitness; teamwork and cooperation; knowledge of safety rules; environmental awareness; a positive attitude; great attendance; and punctuality. We appreciate their commitment to the sport of trekking and acknowledge their achievements.

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1. Kalsubai Trek Highest Peak of Maharashtra

Kalsubai is a mountain in the Western Ghats, located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Its summit situated at an elevation of 1646 meters is the highest point in Maharashtra The mountain range lies within the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. Kalsubai at 5400 feet is the highest peak of Maharashtra and this is the main reason for its popularity and difficulty.

2. How do I get from Kasara to Kalsubai?

If you are in Mumbai, you can take a local Train up to Kasara or long distance Train up to Igatpuri. Buses from both Kasara and Igatpuri are available for Baari Village. All Buses plying to Pune, Bhandardhara, Akole, etc. go via Baari. Its 45 minutes Bus journey from Igatpuri and an hour plus from Kasara.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. How do I get to Kalsubai?

How to reach Kalsubai Peak

  1. Reach Kasara Railway Station.
  2. Take local Taxi till base village Bari.
  3. By Road Mumbai - Kasara - Igatpuri - Ghoti - Bari Village.
  4. Kalsubai Trek from Pune By Road Pune - Sangamner - Rajur - Bhandardara - Bari.
  5. Kalsubai Trek route is well marked.
  6. Local guides often accompany climbers to the summit.

6. How long does it take to climb Kalsubai?

Head to Bari Village which is the base of the Kalsubai trek and the next morning, you will start walking for 1 hour and 30 minutes to climb the slopes and reach the topmost part where a red-walled temple is situated.

7. How do I get to Kalsubai Trek?

To get to Kalsubai, you must first reach Bari village and walk up to the temple, which is the starting point of the trek. The best way to get to Bari from Mumbai is by road, you can either drive down or hire a private taxi.
Kalsubai Peak is the highest summit in Maharashtra. The view of this majestic mountain is a fantastic sight in Bhandardara. Popularly now known as the Everest of Maharashtra.

Kalsubai Altitude - 5,400 feet above sea level, Time took 4 hours to ascend, 3 hours to descend, Water sources none. Carry at least 3 liters of water. Planning to trek to Mount Kalsubai, the Everest of Maharashtra? Learn everything about the trek including trek distance, route map, how to reach, best time, sightseeing and more at Treks and Trails India.

Kalsubai is the Everest of Maharashtra, One should definitely try during monsoon to see a mesmerizing view from the top. Situated in Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary, the peak lures a huge amount of trekkers. Every Monsoon thousands of trekkers visit the peak from first-time trekkers to mountaineers. Monsoon season is the best time for Trekking in the Western Ghats when everything is green, and the entire place comes alive.

Find tours, Outdoor Activities, Adventure Packages, and trips in India. Join our Tribes, learn from Gurus, and find great adventures. During Monsoons, one can experience a hike amidst clouds and high-speed winds at the peak. The Monsoon trek will make you uniquely experience nature.

8. Are washrooms available during the trek?

No washrooms are only available at the base village. 

9. 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. 

10. Is Jain food available on this trek?

Yes, we can arrange Jain food for the trek. 

11. What are the compulsory things to carry on the trek?

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

12. Will we reach Mumbai Pune on time mentioned?

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

13. How to trek with kids during a trek?

Trekking with kids can be a fantastic family adventure! Here are some tips to make it a great experience: Choose trails suitable for their age and abilities. Pack plenty of snacks, water, and their favorite treats to keep their energy up. Encourage them to explore and appreciate nature along the way. Take regular breaks for rest and games. Ensure they have comfortable shoes and dress in layers for the changing weather. Embrace the adventure together and create lasting memories. Have fun!

14. Which trek do you recommend for kids around Mumbai?

For kid-friendly treks near Mumbai, there are several options to choose from. Sondai, Karnala, and Lohagad offer scenic trails with moderate difficulty suitable for children. Prabalmachi, Matheran, and Korigad provide a mix of nature and historical exploration. Jambulmal and One Tree Hill are ideal for shorter treks with beautiful views. Dodhani Village in Matheran is another excellent choice for a family-friendly trek. Each of these destinations offers a unique experience and a chance for kids to connect with nature while enjoying the outdoors.

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15. Is it safe to go on a trek during monsoon in Maharashtra?

Trekking in Maharashtra during the monsoon season can be safe if proper precautions are taken. It is critical to choose well-maintained trails, listen to experienced guides, and stay up to date on weather conditions. Avoid going into unsafe regions or attempting dangerous river crossings. Always prioritise safety and be ready for slippery terrain and unpredictable weather.

16. How to protect your gadgets in monsoon trek

To protect your gadgets during a monsoon trek, take essential precautions. Invest in waterproof covers or cases for your gadgets and use a dry bag or waterproof pouch to store them when not in use. Ziplock bags can provide additional protection. Place silica gel packs in your bags to absorb moisture. Use umbrellas or rain covers to shield your gadgets from rain. Avoid submerging them in water and consider backing up your data regularly. Carry power banks or extra batteries for backup power. Being cautious will help ensure the safety of your gadgets in wet conditions.

17. What should I pack for a monsoon trek in Maharashtra?

Pack essential items such as a waterproof backpack, rainproof jacket, quick-drying clothing, extra pairs of socks, trekking shoes with good grip, insect repellent, a waterproof cover for electronic devices, and a first aid kit. Carry enough water and energy snacks as well.

18. Are leeches a problem during monsoon treks in Maharashtra?

Yes, leeches can be encountered during monsoon treks in Maharashtra, especially in forested areas. To protect yourself, wear long socks, tuck your pants into your socks, and apply insect repellent on your legs. Carry a salt or lime solution to detach leeches if they attach to your skin.

19. What are some popular monsoon treks in Maharashtra?

Some popular monsoon treks in Maharashtra include HarishchandragadRajmachiAndharbanKalsubaiBhimashankarTikona FortTorna FortRatangadNaneghat, and Visapur Fort. These treks offer scenic beauty and a unique experience during the monsoon season.

 

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