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Date : 26th May, 2024 (25th Night)

Grade : Easy

Cost : ₹ 999 

Highest Altitude : 3100 Feet (945m)

Major Attraction :

Fireflies View (Subject to weather conditions), View of Windmills, Caves

Rock Cut Stairs to reach the Top, Ancient Canon

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Meeting Point :

Karjat Railway Station EMU Platform Escalator towards Pune end at 12:50 am (After reaching meeting point, call our trek leader. Contact detail will be provided on the event day)

Key Info :

  • Trek Duration : 3-3.5 Hours ascend, 2.5 Hours Descend

  • Water Sources : Base Village

  • Washroom Facilities : Base Village

  • Technical Climb : No

  • Base Village : Ambiwadi

  • Nearby City : Karjat

  • Mode of Transport : Omni/Tumtum from Neral

  • Vehicle Travel Distance : 28kms one way

  • Vehicle Travel Duration : 1.5 Hours one way

  • Batch Size : Minimum 7, Maximum 28 Participants

Tentative Schedule :

 Saturday Night 

Board CSMT-Khopoli Slow Local and Get down at Karjat (If you miss the train, you miss the event)

10:28 pm : CSMT 

10:46 pm : Dadar 

11:03 pm : Ghatkopar 

11:19 pm : Mulund 

11:23 pm : Thane 

11:47 pm : Dombivali 

11:58 pm : Kalyan 


12:50 am : Karjat

12:55 am : Move towards Base Village 

02:30 am : Start Trek after short briefing and Introduction 

06:00 am : Reach Top, Witness Sunrise and Have Breakfast (Bring Your Own) 

07:30 am : Start Descend 

11:00 am : Reach Base and Have Lunch

12:00 Noon : Move towards Karjat

01:30 pm : Reach Karjat and Take 1:55 pm Karjat-CSMT Fast Local 03:55 pm : Reach CSMT

Cost Inclusions :

  • Travel from Karjat to Base Village and Return

  • Lunch (Veg Thali at Base Village)

  • First Aid, Guide and Expertise Charges Only

Things to Carry :

  • Torch (Head Torch recommended)

  • 2 Litre of Water

  • Trekking Shoes (Action Trekking or Coaster CTR Shoes are recomended, Avoid Forclaz/Quechua/Running/Other Sports Shoes for Treks in Maharashtra)

  • Glucon D or Elecrolyte Powder

  • Medicine as necessary to you

Important Note :

Fireflies sighting are subject to weather conditions, they are ideally visible after the first rain and during pre monsoon period. 

Overview :

Kothaligad is an all season trek, in winters and pre-monsoon one can do this as a night trek. Whereas in monsson one can do this as a day trek. In monsoon one gets to see the lush green view of surrounding mountains and view of waterfalls. In pre-monsoon one gets to witness fireflies and sunrise and crystal clear views of nearby mountain range and windmills. This is a an easy trek, can even be done by beginners, the first half is an inclined walk and the final fort climb is an hour long climb to reach the top. The main attraction of this fort is the chimney climb, the path carved from the rocks to make way till the top, ancient cannons and caves.

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