one of the best Trek celebrated Independence Day at top, enjoyed a lot by exploring new peoples, I would specially thanks the best ,caring and friend...
Thank you Thrillophilia for making the adventure worth it. My group of 8 is really glad by your service and the team of instructors really made us co...
Kalsubai at 5400ft is the highest peak of Maharashtra and this is the main reason for its popularity and difficulty. It is located in the Kalsubai mountain range which is an offshoot range from the main Sahyadri range.
Why Kalsubai should be your next trekking destination?
Surrounded by lush green forests and fields, the trekking route towards Maharashtra's Highest Peak is a surreal experience for all nature lovers and trek enthusiasts. Challenging yet fun-filled, trek towards the highest summit will test your patience and offer an amazing panoramic view of several more mountain ranges like Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south-west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar & Harishchandragad. Also, attempting to climb the most wish-listed mountain in the Sahyadri offers a great sense of achievement for most of the trekking enthusiasts
The story behind Kalsubai Unveiled:
It is truly believed by the local villagers that a housemaid residing in a nearby village had disappeared near the mountain while trying to escape her employer's harsh suffering. This gives the mountain its present name as well as a reason for this temple to be built in her memory.
Highlights of Kalsubai Trek:
Scaling the highest peak of Maharashtra.
Rainy seasons first trek.
Surreal greenery and blissful environment while Kalsubai trek
Panoramic view of several mountains
Start Time: 5:00 pm
Difficulty Level: Moderate
05:00 pm: Be boarding the Bus from the nearest pickup points,
Timings are shared below for convenience
06:00 pm: Pick up at Dadar Near Pritam ka Dhaba
07:30 pm: Pick up at Amar Mahal Flyover Chembur.
08:30 pm: Pick up at Teen Haath Naka Thane.
01:00 am: We reach Bari, from where you can get a glimpse of Kalsubai peak rest for a while and get ready to start the trek.
02:00 am: Gear up, pack your bags and get your torches out! Its going to be a long and dark climb to the top. We will make a few halts on the way where you can grab your snack or a drink.
05:30 am: We reach Kalsubai temple in time for the sunrise. You get a beautiful view of Bhandardara Arthur Lake from the summit.
07:00 am: We start our descent. Finally, you get a view of the surroundings you climbed through in the night.
07:15 am: Grab a quick breakfast on the mountain and start the descent.
11:00 am: We reach back down at the base village and have lunch.
12:30 pm: Start our journey back to Mumbai.
04:30 pm: Adios! Back to the mundane city life. Until Next Time.
Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)
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Rated : 5.0
one of the best Trek celebrated Independence Day at top, enjoyed a lot by exploring new peoples, I would specially thanks the best ,caring and friendly host Atit and Smith team who assured me that I m solo traveler while coming to trek but while going I will be hand full of memories, and really the same thing happened with me and these guys kept their words . finally I will conclude it was really awesome day thank you thrillophilia for making my day.
Rated : 5.0
Thank you Thrillophilia for making the adventure worth it. My group of 8 is really glad by your service and the team of instructors really made us comfortable! We would choose Thrillophilia in the near future for all our adventures! Thanks a lot.
Rated : 5.0
I have done 4-5 treks before also but, This was my first experience with Thrillophilia. While booking on mobile app, I faced a problem of Transaction not getting successful, then I tried on website from my PC and it was done. This was the only hurdle I faced throughout the whole experience of trek with Thrillophilia. Also, I wanted to opt for another instructor as my friends were appointed with a different instructor, so I called on the helpline of Thrillophilia and they did it without any hassle. It was a night trek hence we were told to gather at Kasara Railway Station at 11 PM to start the tour. As we reached there, we met our Instructor and he did all the necessary things to take the whole crowd to the Kalsubai base village. It took 1.5 hour from Kasara to base village and the arrangement was precise of taking everyone together in Bolero Vans. As we reached there everyone was told to freshen up for a bit. Washroom was made available in a house of the base village. After that a simple Introduction and Briefing was done before starting to climb the peak. We all started at 3 AM and reached at the top at 6.15 AM. After reaching at the top, it was a mesmerizing view. It is 100% worth visiting Kalsubai for the view and the feeling which you will get after reaching at the peak. It was 26th January, so all 200-250 trekkers hoisted the flag and sang National Anthem. Cool breeze was blowing, Sun was rising slowly and the words of 'Jana Gana Mana' altogether created a different vibe. I can't explain it in words, it can be only felt by visiting at the peak.... After all this, all were taken down the peak for refreshment/breakfast which was arranged by Thrillophilia. It was not so good and I was not even expecting it to be better. Then it took just 1.5 hours to me to reach to the point in base village from where we had started. All other groups were coming back as per there speed and capacity. After returning back, some Boleros were arranged for the people who wanted to return back to Kasara ASAP, it was very helpful and convenient. Nice arrangement. Overall experience with Thrillophilia was very good. Nice arrangement was done, travelling and all other things were taken care of. And as per my knowledge, no one faced any kind of problem due to inappropriate management. So, a big thumbs up for Thrillophilia and the Instructors.
Rated : 5.0
The best arrangements I have experienced in a while. The team was quite good and kept motivating to move forward. I have been doing treks quite often but I guess this experience was one of it's kind. The food arrangements and the travel arrangements were on the mark
Rated : 5.0
One of the best trekking experience. My 1st SOLO on 2020's Republic day with strangers. Great, Peaceful and adventures experience. I would love to join them again in Monsoon.
Rated : 5.0
I have done trekking earlier but this trek was completely different, we started the trek at midnight and it was an unforgettable experience, we visited the peak and the weather was a bit cozy. The guide was energetic right from the start and showed us the best path. We all enjoyed it and had the best memories there.
Rated : 4.0
Very good place and worth visiting. The guide was excellent and tell us the stories of the place, we really enjoyed his company. We had a group of 16 and we had unlimited fun in just a short span of time. A big recommendation from our side.
Rated : 5.0
The Kalsubai Peak was very beautiful and relaxing, gave the goosebumps while sitting and watching the sunrise.. totally breath-taking. The breakfast was up to mark and the guide was helpful and friendly nature.
Rated : 5.0
The guide was good and cheer us, the path is safe just carry your torch because at some time you will need them. The sunrise was mesmerising at the top. Everything was perfectly managed and timely done. We had a good group on that day so we enjoyed very much. Highly recommended.
Rated : 4.0
It was my first experience of trekking and my friend booked this tour for 4 of us. The guide was knowledgeable and experienced. We saw the beautiful sunrise and Kalsubai temple. It was a moderate type, not easy not tough but interesting, we recommend this trek for others.
Numerous trains ply between Mumbai and Kasara which takes about 2-2:30 hours to reach Kasara and you can choose as per your convenience. On reaching Kasara Railway Station, our team will be taking you to the base- Bari village by local transport. From there, you will start your Kalsubai trek.
However, you may even take a bus or hire a taxi from Mumbai and directly reach Bari village. Transportation connectivity is very good from Mumbai and reaching the base for trek will not be a problem.
You can take a train from Pune to Kalsbai via Kasara. It takes around 4-4:30 hours to reach Kasara from Pune. On reaching Kasara Railway Station, our team will be taking you to the base- Bari village by local transport which is the starting point of your Kalsubai expedition. You may even take a bus to the base village or even hire a taxi. Self-drive down is also possible from Pune.
Kalsubai is most famous for the spectacular beauty it offers from the pinnacle. Tourists from all over the Globe get attracted to the surreal views which bring them to this gorgeous looking peak. It is known to be a paradise for all trekkers. Some even call it the Mecca for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.
Trekking has contributes to the fame of Kalsubai immensely. Trekkers wish to summit at the crest at least once in their lifetime. The sight of mountains, landscapes, forts, water bodies, and the lush green plantation makes it heaven, hidden from the man-made world.
The temple at Kalsubai peak is also a major contributing factor in its popularity. It is dedicated to the local deity of the place, which attracts a large number of devotees each year. The Arthur Lake, Bhandardara Dam, Wildlife Sanctuary and the forts, make this place an ideal getaway to relax and unwind amidst the beauty of nature.
Usually, each Kalsubai trek batch has 15-20 people which includes men, women, and children. We ensure to maintain this limit, as too little would deplete your fun, and too many people in the batch would make chaos and look very crowded. We are dedicated to providing maximum fun and involvement with each traveller.
No, drop facilities from Mumbai or Pune is not included in the package. You need to reach the base village on your own. Travellers coming till Kasara Railway Station will be picked by our guides who will then take you to Bari village by public transport, which is the start point of your trek.
Kalsubai is a very safe place and one of the most preferred destinations for trekking amid female and solo travellers. Many of our guests are female and solo travellers and we take special care of their safety. Thus, female or solo travellers can easily and safely take part in the expedition with us.
The total distance for the trek is 12 kilometres. You start the trek from Bari village at around 3:15 AM and reach the peak around 7:15 AM. The total time for uphill trek is about 4 hours and the descending takes about 3 hours.
Kalsubai trek is easy to moderate and no prior experience is needed to trek here. Men, women and children who are healthy and fit can easily take part in this expedition. Now, proper railings and stairs have been made which makes trekking even more comfortable and easier.
The best time to go for Kalsubai trekking is during winters which are between October to March. The weather during this time is cool and pleasant. The cool wind and dewy trails make your experience even more beautiful. Monsoons is also a great time to go for the Kalsubai expedition.
It is between June to September when the entire region receives a good amount of rainfall. Kalsubai and the other place around becomes even more beautiful during this time. The mountains look gorgeous with immense greenery and stunning waterfalls. Summers should be avoided as the temperature is very high.
The hot and humid weather may spoil your mood and your overall trek experience.
No, you will not be able to camp for the night stopover. It is the sunrise trek and you will trek at night. You will reach the base village around 2:30 at night and the trek to Kalsubai will begin around 3:15 AM. So, night stopover is not needed or provided during this trek.
Toilets are not available at the trek route. You can freshen up at Bari village, which is the base point of the trek.
Limited phone connectivity is available for most of the service providers. However, you cannot expect to get 3G or 4G network during the trek. You will be able to send messages and take calls at some places.
Consumption of alcohol or smoking is strictly prohibited during the trek. Anyone found doing so will be barred from joining us for the trek from that very moment. Refund in this case is not applicable. It is best to avoid any of these and enjoy the surreal beauty of Kalsubai in all senses.
Kalsubai Temple is a small temple located at the peak of Kalsubai. It can be reached only through trekking. This temple is known to be devoted to a local deity- Kalsubai. Traditional prayers are done on every Tuesday and Thursday by a local priest. The temple and the nearby area come to life during Navratri.
A fair is organized during this time with local people putting up stalls near the temple with temple supplies. It is a great time to see the beauty of mountain, temple and the local people, celebrating life in such a simple and content manner
Wearing comfortable trekking shoes during the trek is very important. The shoes should not be worn out or slippery.
Yes, Kalsubai is the highest peak in Maharashtra which stands at an elevation of 1646 metres (5400 feet). The peak is now one of the most preferred trekking spots in India.
Transportation to and from Kasara Railway Station till Bari Village is provided. Bari is the base location from where you will begin the trek. Breakfast of tea and snacks are provided after reaching the peak.
Cost of trekking is included in the package. Local guides are provided who will tell all the dos and don’ts before beginning the trek. He will also accompany you throughout the trek.
Yes. The Kalsubai trek has easy to moderate difficulty levels. A 6.6 km long trudge, the initial climb is easy which gets arduous nearing the peak.
First time trekkers with good fitness can easily complete the trek and if you are not regular with your workouts, then consider basic exercises before joining the trek. Moreover, seasoned trekkers would find the trail comfortable to ascend.
The Kalsubai trek takes you at an elevation of 5300 feet to the summit of the Kalsubai mountain peak. Further, the 6.6 km long trek trail passes through lush paddy fields, jungles, small streams, highlands and rocky terrains.
This trek requires good fitness levels with ample stamina and endurance. Novice trekkers who regularly exercise and regular trekkers would be able to climb the trail with ease and comfort.
Moreover, for anyone who wants to attempt this trek and isn't very active, they can prepare by going for long walks for 7-10 days before the actual trek.
The Kalsubai night trek from Thrillophilia is inclusive of a warm and delicious breakfast and a cup of piping-hot tea which would be served upon completing the trek to the top of the peak by morning.
Apart from this, you can carry personal snacks, eatables and energy-drinks to this tour.
Here is a list of all the essential items that you should carry for the Kalsubai trek.
Wear comfortable clothes like track-pants and full-sleeved t-shirts. Carry extra pairs of clothes and socks along with a sweater/warm wear/rainwear. Trekking/sports shoes Cap Sunglasses Slippers (optional)
A large trekking-bag Water-bottle (minimum 2 l) Flashlight with extra batteries A trekking pole (optional) Identity proof
Eatables and Glucon-d energizers Medicine/basic first-aid kit Camera Binocular (optional) Toiletries, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent
Kalsubai Trek is very safe as it is one of the preferred destinations for trekking amid solo traveller, female traveller or in a group.
No prior experience is needed to trek and anyone who is healthy & fit can participate. Proper railings and stairs make trekking even more comfortable and easier.
Kalsubai Trek is safe during monsoon season when there is no major river crossing and waterfalls along the trekking route. Experience the surreal greenery and blissful environment.
The Kalsubai trek height is at 5400ft, famous as the highest peaks in Maharashtra located in the Kalsubai mountain range and the trek can take up to 4 hours.
Regular trekkers or first-timer trekkers with good fitness levels can complete the trek in 3 hours.
Kalsubai is a mountain in the Western Ghats and is the highest peak of Maharashtra.
The summit height of the Sahyadri mountain ranges in the north where the Kalsubai trek height is 1646 meters, is also known as Everest of Maharashtra. This peak is now one of the most preferred trekking spots in India.
The Kalsubai trek distance is 155 km and takes around 3 hours to reach the destination.
You can take a train from Mumbai to reach Kasara which takes about 2 hours 30 minutes.
After reaching Kasara Railway station, our team will pick you up to the base- Bari village by local transport and then you will start the trek. You can also take a Bus or a taxi from Mumbai and directly reach Bari Village as the transportation connectivity is quite good.
Children under 15 years old should be under their parent’s supervision because of the length of Kalsubai trek.
You can take a local train to Kasara or to Igatpuri. Then, you can take a bus or a taxi from Kasara or Igatpuri for Bari Village.
All the buses operating to Pune, Bhandardara, Akole, go via Bari Village.
The journey is 45 minutes from Igatpuri and an hour plus from Kasara. However, on reaching Kasara Railway station, our team will pick you up to the base- Bari village by local transport. From there, you will start with your Trekking.
Situated at an elevation of 5400 feet (1646 metres) in the Western Ghats, Kalsubai is the highest peak of Maharashtra which is also famously called the “Everest of Maharashtra”. Encircled by the mighty mountains and swanky greenery, Kalsubai is amid the most beautiful mountains in India which attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world.
The most ideal way to explore the beauty of this eminent peak is through trek which goes through the dense forests and striking plateaus. Now, exploring Kalsubai has become just like a ritual for all the ardent trekkers. Kalsubai trek is easy to moderate which crosses path with opulent paddy fields, small streams, jungles, rocky terrain, and highlands. Reaching the crest of Kalsubai takes about 3-4 hours, including short breaks in between.
As you touch the peak of Kalsubai, you will be shocked to see the awe-inspiring panoramic views of the scintillating water bodies, encompassing mountains, and lush greenery around. The views you experience from the pinnacle makes all the effort and pain you took to reach completely worth it.
The scenery of the nearby hills like Ratangad, Harihargard, Harishchandragad, and Alang-Madan-Kulang forts are unmissable. Kalsubai allows both day and night trek. If you wish to go for the day trek, then aim to reach the crest by dusk in order to witness the most beautiful sight of sunset that hides behind the verdant mountains, creating an enchantingly gorgeous landscape.
Truly a picture to behold. However, if you consider night Kalsubai trekking, then try to reach the top at dawn. The view of the sunrise, coming out gloriously from behind the mountains and amid mist is breath-taking and surreal. Kalsubai is a perfect getaway destination that provides peace and solace even to the most tired souls.
Are you an adventure lover? Then Kalsubai Trek would be your perfect march in heaven.
Kalsubai Trek is situated at an elevation of 5400 feet (1646 metres) in the Western Ghats which is also known as the “Everest of Maharashtra”. Kalsubai is encircled by absolutely stunning and uninterrupted views.
The 3 hours journey will test your stamina not mountaineering skills and the hilltop gives an excellent view of all the surrounding forts. You can also visit the temple as many people trek to visit the temple. Prayers are done on every Tuesday and Thursday and during Navratri, the fair is organized where local people put up stalls near the temple. This would be a great time to visit and see the tradition, culture and beauty of the mountain.
You will be lucky to go for a Kalsubai sunrise Trek to see the most beautiful thing ever, the Sunrise! You can see the whole Bari Village clearly from the peak and experience yourself in the middle of clouds passing by. This trek is absolutely safe as iron ladders and railings across vertical slopes are made which help you to reach you to the top and look for the wilderness of the beautiful Western Ghats. The ideal time for the trekking is during the monsoon season to get the stunning views of the valley.
You will start your trekking with tea and breakfast after reaching the peak. Just wear comfortable clothing along with trekking shoes and trekking bags to carry your essential items. We would not recommend wearing sandals, chappals, floaters and also avoid perfume. Get ready to add this achievement in your life!!
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