Overview

Adventure Geek invites you for one-day monsoon trek to Kalsubai Monsoon Trek 2024
Kalsubai lies in Sahyadri region in Ighatpuri. On top of Kalsubai trek is a small temple of Kalsubai one can seat and pray. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. The vastly spread out backwaters of Bhandardara attracts one's attention from the top. To the north of the mountain range forts such as Ramsej, Harihargad, Brahmagiri, Anjaneri, Ghargad, Bahula, Tringalwadi, Kavnai can be seen. To the east one can spot Aundha, Vishramgad, Bitangad, to the west Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south-west) and to the south Padhargad, Ghanchakkar, Harishchandragad can be seen.
Kalsubai trek is also known as the Highest Peak of Maharashtra.

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20 Hours 29 Jun Borivali East, Maharashtra
Highlights
  •  Trekking in Monsoon
  •  Marching ahead, resisting crazy winds.
  •  Steel ladders
  •  Kalsubai Mata temple.
  •  View of Bhandardara backwaters
  • A feeling of satisfaction after reaching the peak
Itinerary

Kalsubai Monsoon Trek 2024

Day 00:

  • 09:00 pm: Meet the Adventure Geek leader at Borivali National Park Gate, Borivali East and Start
    our Journey toward Kalsubai Peak Trek
  • 09:30 pm: Pick Up at Hanuman Bus stop, Andheri.
  • 09:50 pm: Pick up at Sion Lunch Home, Sion
  • 10:30 pm: Pick up at Teen Hath Naka, Thane. and once all participants board the bus, we will continue,
                       Our Journey Toward Kalsubai Trek
  • 04:00 am: Reach Bari village, which is the base village of Kalsubai and wait for Sunrise
  • 06:30 am: Good morning, freshen up, and have breakfast.
  • 07:00 am: Introduction round and start to Ascend towards Kalsubai Peak.
  • 10:00 am: Reach the top, explore the temple on top of the mountain and view the surroundings
  • 11:00 am: After taking group photos and counting, we start departing toward base village
  • 02:00 pm: Reach Base Village and freshen up, change your clothes and have a hot lunch 
  • 04:00 pm: Post lunch, start return Journey Toward Mumbai
  • 08:00 pm: Reach Mumbai (Depends upon the traffic.)
     

    Health & Fitness:

    For instant energy carry glucose powder, energy drinks or chocolates. Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands a good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over-the-counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads-up to them if you need any medical assistance.                                         

     Monsoon Precaution Measures:

  • Use trekking shoes with a good grip to avoid slipping.
  • Take precautions against bugs. 
  • Carry first-aid and necessary gear.
  • Protect your valuable items like cameras, phones, IDs, etc. with an extra plastic cover, and then put them in your bag. 
  • Keep in touch with a friend or family member.
  • It is important to make note of all emergency contacts and numbers.
  1. Tips :

  • A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that one has one`s hands free while trekking.
  • Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas. Avoid wearing gold and other ornaments.
  • Smoking and the consumption of alcohol are strictly prohibited. 

 Why Adventure Geek for the Kalsubai Monsoon Trek?

  • 6 years of experience in organizing the Aadrai Jungle Trek with safety.
  • Served over 900+ customers last year with amazing reviews.
  • Limited participants with the best services.
  • Always travel by AC bus.
  • We provide one trek leader for every group of 10 people.

Booking Procedure:

  • Click on the "BOOK NOW" button.
  • Select your date & proceed.
  • Select the number of tickets. (If you have a coupon code, apply at this stage.)
  • Fill in our details and proceed.
  • Select your payment type (UetsI, Debit Card, or Card) and proceed.
  • Once your tickets are booked, you will receive a confirmation email and WhatsApp on your Number 
  • WhatsApp group will make and will add you to the group one day prior to departure. 
  • Further details about the trip will be shared on that WhatsApp group 1 day prior to the trip. 

Step 1: Send your money to the following account:

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Step 2: After payment, you will be requested to fill out the mandatory disclaimer form online, where you have to fill in relevant details, including your complete address.

Step 3: Now your participation is confirmed, the organizer will create a WhatsApp group on the event day for coordination, We will coordinate through an SMS call if the participant is not available in WhatsApp.

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FAQ Kalsubai Night Trek 
From where do you start Kalsubai Night Trek in Mumbai?
We Start our bus from Borivali, But we have pickup from any location.

Is it Safe to Trek in Night to Kalsubai Trek?
Yes, Kalsubai Trek is Safe and we are regular trekkers on that route.

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 was created for the devotees with locals installing stalls near the peak.  You can buy pooja supplies, snacks, and 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. 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.

Do you provide pick up and drop service from Mumbai or Pune for the Kalsubai Trek? 
Yes, we have picked up from Borivali, Dadar for Mumbai Trekkers, and Swargate for Pune trekkers. During the winter and summer seasons, we go by train. Train schedule and other itinerary are there on our another event where trekkers need to reach Kasara railway station and meet our guide.

What is the Kalsubai Trek batch size regularly?
Usually, the Kalsubai trek group has 10–40 people, which comprises women, men, children, and solo travelers. We send trek leaders as per the batch size to make sure you enjoy your trek and receive proper guidance whenever needed. The bigger the group, the more fun. fun, our trek leader engages with trekkers and travelers to keep the group motivated.

I am a Female traveler or solo traveler. Can i join the Kalsubai Night Trek? 
Kalsubai Trekking route is very safe for female trekkers, and the locals are very friendly. Leaders will take care of your safety. 

Do solo female travelers sign up for these events?
Many solo traveling females join our events. We also send female trek leaders whenever possible who are available to lead. We have 60–40% or more male–female ratios at our events.

Is toilet available on the Kalsubai Trek?
Yes, it is available at the base of Kalsubai.During the trek, toilets are not available on the Kalsubai Fort Trek. You will need to go in the open or behind the shades. . There is a scarcity of water, so English toilets are not available. 

Are kids allowed on the Kalsubai trek?
Kids below 15 with Parents' supervision only. We have had 4.5-year-old kids complete the trek with their parents
There are many kids who love to go on trekking. Adventure Geek like kids on treks.

What type of food will be provided?
Depending on your preference Veg-NonVeg/Jain food (need to let us know in Advance ) will be provided at the local Villagers House. this food is home-cooked. On top of that, we provide breakfast Poha and Tea unlimited. 

Distance from Mumbai Kalsubai Trek—the highest peak in Maharashtra?
Five hours drive from Mumbai—160 km approx. The road is under repair in certain areas and is in bad condition. After you enter Ighatpuri, the mobile network is not available for most parts of your journey. 

Distance from Pune Kalsubai, Ighatpuri -  highest peak in Maharashtra?
Four-Five hours drive from Pune—170 km approx.

The number of days required for Kalsubai trekking?
Normally, it takes 8–10 hours to complete the Kalsubai Trek. Depending upon the speed of the trekker
During monsoon, we start the trek early in the morning due to dense fog covering the peak.
During winter and summer, we do night treks, so we start at midnight and reach early in the morning to see the sunrise from the summit of Kalsubai.

Where can we park our cars near the Kalsubai Maharashtra Trek?
Base Village at your own risk. Locals might ask for parking fees.

Are sleeping bags required for Kalsubai trekking?
No. For a day trek, you don't require a sleeping bag.

Phone Connectivity?
Limited phone connectivity is available for most cellular services

Where will we stay?
No stay is required for this event. We will only stop at the base village for some time for introduction and instructions to be given by the trek leader. 

Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?    

  • Cash payment are 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 the bus or Jeep in advance and make other arrangements upfront Payment is a must.

Will I get bottled water?
Normal well water shall be provided. Villagers now sell bottled water on the route on weekends. Please carry a reusable water bottle; it helps reduce waste on the route of kalsubai

Can I charge my phone?
No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required. 

How is the Kalsubai weather now?

  • Summer 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 

  • The winter temperature is 10 to 20 degrees and very windy Please carry a windproof jacket for the summit. 

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 the trekking route are sacred to all Maharashtrians Anyone caught smoking or consuming alcohol will be at the mercy of local

Please enjoy the sound of nature on the trek. 

  • Trek leaders keep giving instructions throughout the trek; you will miss important communication if you listen to music. 

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

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

Kalsubai trek height?
Kalsubai Peak, also known as the Everest of Maharashtra,. Kalsubai is the highest peak in Maharashtra. Kalsubai Shikhar is located at 5400 feet above sea level.

Kalsubai Hill Station?
Kalsubai Shikhar is located at Bhandardara, Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. The weather is pleasant and it offers beautiful views of Wilson Dam, Bhandardara Lake, Ghatghar Dam, Sahyadri forts, and Deep valleys. Plans have been discussed to convert Kalsubai into a hill station with the ropeway. From Bhandardara to Kalsubai peak, we can arrange for Bhandardara camping and Kalsubai camping together as a custom event for large groups. 

Kalsubai trek from Mumbai by train? How do 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 the base village in Local jeeps. The trek will start at Bari Village. After the trek, participants will be dropped off 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. 

What is the Kalsubai Trek batch size regularly?
Usually, each Kalsubai Night trek group has 10–40 people, which comprises women, men, children, and solo travelers. We send trek leaders as per the batch size to make sure you enjoy your trek and receive proper guidance whenever needed. The bigger the group, the more fun. Our trek leader engages with trekkers and travelers to keep the group motivated. Kalsubai Shikhar's video is available in the photo gallery; you can watch it to understand more about the trek

How do I go to Kalsubai from Mumbai?
The meeting points for this trek will be at SGNP, Borivali East, and Pritam Hotel, Dadar East. We have mentioned the timing in the itinerary. Kindly board accordingly. Our trek leader will meet you at the Bus. From here, we will move towards the base village of Kalsubai. The trek from Mumbai to Kalsubai is well marked on Google Maps.

How do I go to Kalsubai from Pune?
By train, you need to reach Kalyan Railway Station and board Kasara Local from Kalyan. Or you can drive to Bari Village. We will provide you with navigation details, and you can follow them to reach Bari Village. It will take a good five hours to reach Bari Village, the starting point of the Kalsubai Trek. Kalsubai-Pune road's last 60 km is not in good condition. 

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 Bari Village, which is the starting point for the Kalsubai trek in Maharashtra. Mount Kalsubai Bhandardara cannot be reached by car; you will have to hike the last 5.5 km uphill.

 

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Private transport from Borivali/Sion to the base of Kalsubai Peak and Back
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • First Aid Kit
  • Forest entry charges
  • Adventure Geek Expertise

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Anything not mentioned in the above inclusion list.
  • Any expenses of a personal Use.
     
Things to carry

Identity proof (must)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.(optional)
A bottle of water (at-least 2 Ltrs) Compulsory
Windcheater (Compulsory)
TORCH with extra batteries Cap, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Camera(Optional)
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of floaters, extra clothes.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.

Pickup point
Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Western Express Highway, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India View on Map
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