Harishchandragadh FORT - One day Trek

Charges 999/- per person. Join Mumbai's renowned trekking team Mischief Treks for an amazing experience at "Harishchandragad". This Trekking event is safe and suitable for girls, women, kids, families, groups, and solo travelers coming alone. It is one of the Best Treks in Maharashtra for Monsoons. It is an easy-grade trek/trail near Mumbai/Pune/Nashik. You get to visit Kedareshwar Temple, Kedareshwar Cave, Taramati Peak, and a Spectacular view from Konkankada.

Harishchandragad Fort Trek organized by Mischief Treks

Harishchandragad fort trek - Heaven on earth

Harishchandragad is our favorite trekking destination, It is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar district of India at the height of 1424 meters. Harishchandragad Trek is very popular amongst nature enthusiasts. Here at Harishchandragad, you get to see the magnificent Hemadpanthi architecture, legendary Kedareshwar Shivlangam, mesmerizing view from Konkankada. During monsoons, the trek is full of lush green trees, majestic waterfalls, small streams. The trek offers you a glimpse of ancient history and gives you an idea of the architecture of the 6th century. This Fort can be reached via the Junnar gate route, Sadhale ghat, Nalichi vaat, and Indore vaat. Join Mischief Treks at this exciting and fun event to Harishchandragad.

  • Date: 12-June-22, 19-June-22, 26-June-22, 03-July-22, 10-July-22, 17-July-22, 24-July-22

  • Venue: Mumbai - Kasara - Harishchandragad - Mumbai

  • Address: Kasara, Maharashtra.

  • Category: Weekend getaway. Easy level trek/hike suitable for beginners.

  • Duration: One day trek

  • Height: 1421 Meters / 4665 feet

  • Base Village: Khireshwar village

  • Batch Size: 25 Participants only
    (We do not take a crowd of 80-100 people on treks, it's against our safety policy.)

  • Fees: Rs. 999 per participant.
    (website booking discount)
    Rs.1800 1400/- per person with a pickup and drop from Karjat local train station.
    Rs.1300 999/- per person without transportation

Harishchandragad Fort Trek Dates:

  • xx-xx-2022 | 25 Tickets available

  • xx-xx-2022 | 25 Tickets available

  • xx-xx-2022 | 25 Tickets available

⚠️ Booking closes once seats are sold out, book well in advance to avoid missing out the slots.

Harishchandragad Fort - Major attractions:

  • Visiting ancient Kedareshwar Cave

  • Spectacular view from the Konkankada

  • Taking blessings from Kedareshwar Temple

  • Blissful view of Taramati peak

  • Majestic waterfalls and streams during monsoons

  • Lush green valley

  • Picturesque view of Konkan from Konkankada

  • Photography - be ready to get clicked.

  • All the "Masti" which is a USP of Mischief Treks.

So, unleash your wild side and get going.

Duration of Harishchandragadh fort trek:

It takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to ascend and reach the peak of Harishchandragad fort. Whereas descending back to base takes approximately 2 hours. Harishchandragad fort is best suited for people based in Mumbai or Pune.

Shivling at Harishchandragad trek organized by Mischief Treks
Harishchandragad trek organized by Mischief Treks

Pictures clicked during previous batches of the event , Click here : Photo Album

Detailed Itinerary - Harishchandragad Fort Trek

Meeting Point: Kasara ticket booking counter window no 3, on platform 4
Three hours prior to the event date and time, we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination purposes.
Exact GPS locations for each pickup point, coordinator contact, will be shared in the group.

Catch the Kasara Fast Local train from the station nearest to you
Train timings:
CSMT-9.32 pm
Dadar-9.50 pm
Kurla-10.00 pm
Ghatkopar-10.06 pm
Thane-10.27 pm
Kalyan-11.01 pm
Kasara-12.11 am

  1. We'll meet you at Kasara ticket booking counter window no 3, on platform 4.

  2. We will start our journey in a Jeep from Kasara station at 12.20 am.

  3. Our next stop will be at Baba ka Dhaba for a washroom break within 15 minutes. i.e. around 12.45 am. You can freshen up over here.

Note: Those coming in own vehicle need to meet reach Baba da Dhaba before 12.20 am and follow our vehicle till the trek location in your own car/bike.

Plan for the Trek

  • We'll be reaching Pachnai, the base village for Harishchandragadh Trek by 4.30 am.

  • You can rest and freshen up, have breakfast by 5.30 am.

  • We'll be having an Introduction and safety instruction session, then starting our trek by 5.45 am.

  • Reach Konkankada by 8.30 am, explore Konkankada top . Enjoy the majestic view of the valley, have yummy Dabba-Party time, rest and feel the bliss of being in arms of nature.

  • Start descending at 10.30 am the and reach the base village by 12.30 pm.

  • Have lunch at the base village by 1.00 pm, rest and start return journey to Mumbai around 1.45 pm.

  • We will tentatively reach Kasara station by 4.50 pm.

  • Based in the time we reach Kasara station we can take one of the following trains for CSMT at: 05.03pm / 6.18pm / 8.15pm. Check train schedule to get ETA of arrival in Mumbai.

Harishchandragad Fort - trek fees include

  • Travel by Private bus from Kasara to Harishchandragadh fort and back to Kasara ( If opted for )

  • Breakfast and Tea

  • Lunch - Vegetarian food

  • Govt / Local Body Charges as applicable

  • Trek expertise charges

  • Basic First Aid

  • Panchayat Charges (as applicable)

  • NHAI Charges (as applicable)

Exclusions

  • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.

  • Anything other than mentioned inclusion.

  • Any emergency evacuations/rescue (if required)

Things to carry for Harishchandragad Fort Trek

  1. Identity proof.

  2. Good and reliable trekking shoes and extra pair of floaters.

  3. Extra pair of clothes

  4. Water (minimum 2 Ltrs) Compulsory.

  5. Torch with extra batteries - do not depend on the phone.

  6. Keep your phone fully charged.

  7. Mosquito repellent (optional)

  8. Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder (We will have a basic first aid kit with us).

  9. A haversack to put all your things. Your hands need to be free while trekking.

  10. And most imp thing, carry lot of enthusiasm and team spirit.

You should not carry:

  • Jholas/sling bag.

  • Do not wear sandals, floater, chappal, or ballerinas.

  • Please avoid wearing Jewelry.

  • Alcohol or any narcotic substance.

Caution:

  • Avoid wearing jewelry.

  • Consumption of alcohol or any narcotic substance is strictly prohibited.

  • Wear full clothes and do not use deodorant or perfume.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and before booking you have gone through all the details, FAQ, Points to note, and Disclaimer.

Points to Note and FAQ's

Following are the frequently asked questions regarding Harishchandragad Fort Trek

Q. How do I get all the details about the Harishchandragadh trek like charges, meeting time, pickup time and location, inclusion, exclusion, things to carry etc ? Can someone read it out for me on phone ?

Ans. All the details are mentioned on this page itself, once you scroll up you will all info on your screen. Sorry we do not verbally provide details on phone as it usually creates lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication. Also, its extremely important to read and understand all the details before you book the event so that you have absolute clarity. If something mentioned on this page is confusing , you can get clarity on chat by clicking on chat with us button on top. To discuss things that are not mentioned on this website we can arrange a callback from one of our trek leaders.

Q: I have booked/paid for the Harishchandragadh trek, is my booking confirmed?

Ans. No ! , your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details atleast 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of emergency, and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent along the ticket confirmation email. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach for the Harishchandragadh trek?

Ans. You need to reach the meeting point at scheduled meeting time. This is where we will be meeting, from here you can follow our vehicles. There is lot of network issue once we move ahead from Kasara meeting point so its extremely important to follow our vehicle closely. You will be given exact coordinates after you finish booking formalities.

Q. How many people will be at the coming for Harishchandragadh trek?

Ans. Depends on number of people booking the event. Generally the batch size is approximately 20-25 participants.

Q. How many crew members will be at the Harishchandragadh trek?

Ans. There will be a front Trek-leader and a back Trek-Leader along with a couple of volunteers.

Q. Is changing option available at the Harishchandragadh trek?

Ans. At base village you can change at the village home or in bus. After trek, we will put up blinders on bus windows so that people can opt to change there too.

Q. Is Harishchandragadh trek safe for solo participants?

Ans. Yes, mostly 30% of participants come up solo and blend in.

Q. Is Harishchandragadh trek safe for girls?

Ans. Mischief Treks has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females.

Q. How long is the Harishchandragadh trek?

Ans. Normally it takes two and half hours to ascend and two hours to descend.

Q. What's included in meals at Harishchandragadh trek?

Ans. Generally the breakfast consists of Poha and tea. The lunch is veg thali arranged from village home. If you are following a diet or cranky about food, we request you to bring your own food as this is a trekking event and food is not the focus here. At 1-2 day treks entire focus is on safety and getting event conducted in a way to have memorable experience.

Q. Is Jain food available at Harishchandragadh trek?

Ans. Preparing separate food may not be possible at certain situations due to time constraints. We can try to provide Jain food but cannot assure it.

Q. Is a washroom available at Harishchandragadh trek?

Ans. Before the trek starts there is a washroom at base. During the trek on the mountains there are no washrooms available.

Q. Is there a place to change clothes at Harishchandragadh trek?

Ans. Although clothes can be changed in washrooms at base, but during all our previous batches people preferred to change clothes in bus by putting up blinds on windows of the bus.

Q. If I have opted for "with transport", which vehicle will be provided?

Ans. Transport from Mumbai is generally provided by bus. The bus capacity varies with reference to participant count. 17 seater, 26 Seater, 32 seater etc .. , if the participant count is low we may opt for Qualis/Sumo/ Tavera for transport.

Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?

Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. You will not be allowed to participate in the event.

Q. Can we pay in cash or installment for Harishchandragadh trek?

Ans. Sorry we do not accept cash payments. For installment scheme you will have to pay one-time processing fee of Rs.500 per person.

Q. What is the last date of booking for Harishchandragadh trek?

Ans. Bookings close once tickets are sold out. Ideally you need to book atleast 2-3 days in advance.

Q. How should I book the Harishchandragadh event?

Ans. All you have to do is press the book tickets button on this page and follow the instructions.

Q. How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point ?

Ans. We will be creating a Whatsapp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc along with GPS coordinates.

Q. Will we be returning at exact time mentioned in the itinerary ?

Ans. The Itinerary is for reference purpose only, it is based on average time taken during our previous events. Actual timeline for a particular date depends on Weather conditions, Traffic Conditions, Participants speed and endurance.

Q. What if there is an issue with transport, i.e. the bus breaks down, AC is not working, tyre gets punctured,? will we get a refund ?

Ans. Mischief Treks as a team conducts treks only. All the support functions like transport, food etc are sourced from various other vendors to help the participants have it streamlined. Equipment failure can happen any time with any piece of machinery and we can try to get a replacement/repair from the vendor. This may consume time and the trek leader may decide to continue the trek as deemed fit to get the event completed. We as well as the participants have to bare with it. There are no refunds possible in such case. The Trek leader's decision to terminate the trek or continue the trek with available resources will be final and binding.

Q. Does the cancellation policy/rescheduling policy apply to me if I book on event day or last day?

Ans: Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request sent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant.

Q. What is the basis of cancellation/reschedule policy in case of medical or personal emergency of participant or organizing team?

Ans: The cancellation policy is based on fairness towards the participant and the organizing team. In case of medical/personal emergency, the loss arising out of cancellation/reschedule will be borne by the respective person. i.e. if the organizing team faces an emergency situation and the event gets canceled, the participant will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if the participant faces an emergency situation, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss. The cancellation policy is designed with a completely unbiased approach towards the participant and organizing team and is aimed at fairness towards both.

Cancellation, Rescheduling & Refund Policy.

  • 90% will be refunded if canceled 15 days (360+ hrs) in advance.

  • 75% will be refunded if canceled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.

  • 50% will be refunded if canceled 05 days (120+ hrs) in advance.

  • 0% refund if canceled in less than 05 days (120 hours) of the event date and time.

  • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, or does not reach the meeting point on the scheduled date and time.

If the event itself gets canceled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for 100% refund. If you need to cancel your current booking and/or reschedule your booking to any other date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 120 hours prior to the trek. From 0hrs - 120 hours prior to the trek date and time free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours the of event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek in the last 5days. The basis of the cancelation policy is to protect the participant and the organizers from undue financial losses arising out of unforeseen situations. If the event gets canceled due to the medical/personal emergency of the organising team member, the participants will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if there is a medical/personal emergency at the participant's end, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss.