Kothaligad Trek - Peth Fort

Kothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle. Small water tanks and some cannon balls are scattered on the fort. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are specialties of the cave.

Kothaligad night trek | Peth Fort event details

  • Kothaligad (Peth) night trek difficulty level: Medium.
  • Base village for Kothaligad (Peth) : Peth village/Ambivali village.
  • Region: Karjat.
  • Total time required for climbing Kothaligad (Peth) fort: Maximum 2.5 hrs from Ambivali.
  • Duration: 1 Day and 1 night.
  • Kothaligad (Peth) fort height: 3100 ft. (approx.).

Cost for Kothaligad Trek

  • Option 1 - By Bus : Rs. 1199/- per person
  • Option 2 - By Train: Rs. 799/- per person
  • Coming direct to base village: Rs. 499/- per person

Kothaligad Night Trek Itinerary

Option 1 - By Bus

Day 1

22:45 Meet at WEH metro station bus stop, Andheri.

23:00 Leave for Kothaligad fort trek.

23:15 Pick up at Kalanagar bus stop (on highway), Bandra.

23:30 Pick up at Sion station circle.

23:45 Pick up at Diamond garden, Chembur.

00:15 Pick up at Vashi below main bridge near Vashi Plaza.

00:35 Pick up at McDonald's, Kalamboli.

Day 2

02:30 Reach Ambivali village.

03:00 Start ascending.

06:30 Reach at the top and explore.

07:30 Start descending. 

10:30 Reach at base village and have breakfast.

11:00 Start return journey towards Mumbai.

14:30 Approx. arrival at Mumbai.


Option 2 - By Train

Day 0 – Saturday.

Catch Khopoli fast local from CST or nearest local station to your place

Get down at Karjat Station.

CSMT – Khopoli fast local time table.

  • 21:58 CSMT.
  • 22:05 Byculla.
  • 22:11 Dadar.
  • 22:19 Kurla.
  • 22:23 Ghatkopar
  • 22:31 Bhandup
  • 22:39 Thane.
  • 22:51 Dombivali.
  • 23:02 Kalyan.
  • 23:13 Ambernath
  • 23:53: Karjat

Day 1

00:15 Meeting at Karjat railway station.

00:30 Journey towards Ambivali by local tumtum.

01:30 Reach Ambivali village.

02:00 Start ascending.

05:30 Reach at the top and rest till the sunrise

07:00 Watch sunrise and explore the fort.

08:00 Start descending

11:00 Reach at base village and have breakfast.

11:30 Start return journey towards Karjat Railway Station

12:30 Reach at Karjat station and disperse. 

Return Journey
Karjat-CSMT fast local train

  • 13:00 Karjat
  • 14:53 CSMT

Please note

  • People may board the same train from their respective stations of convenience.
  • Missing the train is missing Night Trek to Kothaligad (Peth), no refund will be provided.
  • Those who are coming by their own vehicle, please follow all covid-19 safety guideline and reach at base village on time.
  • Due to above issue, if you come late or unable to come, will not provide any refund.
15 Hours 30 Minutes Available on request Peth, Maharashtra
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • 1 veg Breakfast
  • Travel by private non-AC vehicle (Bus option)
  • Karjat to Karjat travel by local jeep (Train option)
  • Forest entry charges
  • Trek Leader expertise charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel till base village and back (without transport option)
  • 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
  • Proper face mask or shield
  • Sanitizer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
  • Identity Proof
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles

Covid Safety Guidelines

  • Before planning for any adventure activity, please improve your minimum physical fitness. Most of us have been at home for a lockdown period.
  • Please convey your real medical conditions to Treks and Trails India while enrolling for the event.
  • Kindly wear three-layered masks, N95. Carry an extra disposable mask with you. Please ensure all participants, leaders, staff, and general persons wear masks before interacting with them.
  • Carry with your hand wash, sanitizer bottle, and clean your hands before touching food and objects.
  • Cover-up wear full sleeves shirts and full pants, hiking shoes, caps, and face bandana over your mask. Covering up will help reduce exposure to the Covid19 virus.
  • Bring your food and water with necessary cutlery like utility mug, fork, and spoon. Your mug can be used for cooking, eating, and drinking water. Carry your reusable water bottles; please don’t share with others.
  • Cooperate for temperature checks, questions reading any symptoms, and oxygen level checks; these are done to help you limit the spread of the virus. All these checks will be conducted multiple times during the activities.
  • Kindly do not register for the event or travel if you have come in contact with someone who has Covid19 in the last 14 days.
  • If you have any symptoms like fever, dry cough, weakness, body aches, etc., at the time of screening. You won't be able to participate in the event. You will have to be evacuated on the medical condition and should report to the nearest healthcare center.
  • Maintain a distance of six feet or more while sleeping at night. Incase distance is not possible, try sleeping in a criss-cross manner to avoid face proximity.
  • Please bring your garbage back to the city and dispose of it in your bin.
  • Consuming any alcohol, cigarettes, pan masala, tobacco, drugs should be avoided; they induce a lot of spitting, urinating, and passive smoke, which can be harmful for the general population.
  • Avoid touching new surfaces and touching your mask and face continuously.
  • If your adventure destination is overcrowded, be prepared to change your location or wait for the crowd to reduce.
  • If any participant, trek leader test positive after returning from the event within 14 days of the Activity. They should maintain transparency and inform Treks and Trails India. It will help all others isolate themselves and get tested. Participants and Treks and Trails will cooperate to help manage the situation.
  • Carry your own personal gear.
  • Keep the conversation with unknown people to a minimum and maintain a distance of more than 6 feet while talking.
  • Avoid speaking with the general population and maintain distance to keep yourself safe in these difficult times.
  • Participant need to install the Arogya Setu app

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 cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If Trek 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.
Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Can we drive till Ambivali?


2. Distance from Mumbai to Ambivali?

Two and half hours drive from Mumbai 90 km approx.

3. Distance from Pune to Ambivali?

Three hours drive from Pune - 135 km approx.

4. Number of days required for this event?

One day.

5. Is there food available on Kothaligad (Peth)?

No. Food available at base village.

6. How much time required to climb Kothaligad (Peth)?

2.5 hours (one way).

7. Where can we park our cars?

Base Village at your own risk.

8. Is there any parking charge?


9. Are Toilet Available on Kothaligad (Peth)?

Not available. During the trek toilets are not available.

Provision for toilet tents will be made at Villagers House - eastern style commode.

10. Do Single travellers female sign up for these events?

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

Many Single Travelling Female join our events.

11. Are Kids allowed on treks?

Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only.

12. What type of food will be provided?

Only Veg local home cooked food is available.

13. Phone Connectivity?

Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular service.

14. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?

Cash payment is not accepted.

Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS /  Payment Gateway.

On the spot payment not accepted.

We need to book in advance bus / jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is must.

15. Will I get bottled water?

Normal well water shall be provided

16. Can I charge my phone?

No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required

17. How is the weather now?

Summer Temperature Night 20oC - Day 39°C approx.

Monsoon it rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets

18. Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

NO. People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis.

19. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speaker?

Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay

20. How do I make payment?

You can pay online on our website in how to register tabs.


Incase your question is not listed above you can email us connect@treksandtrails.org

Pickup point
Kothaligad, Peth, Maharashtra, India View on Map
2 Day 1 Night