kothaligad - Monsoon Trek

Charges 650/- per person. Join Mumbai's renowned trekking team Mischief Treks for an amazing experience at "Kothaligad". This Trekking event is safe and suitable for girls, women, kids, families, groups, and solo travelers coming alone. It is an easy-grade trek/trail near Mumbai/Pune/Nashik. You get to visit Bhairoba cave, cannonballs scattered on the fort, and a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains.

Kothaligad Trek near Mumbai. Organised by Mischief Treks
Kothaligad Fort

Kothaligad Trek - Monsoon Trek

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. It looks like a filed surface. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. 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 a specialty of the cave. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading to the pinnacle. Four–Five potholes and some cannon balls are scattered in the fort.

  • Date: 12-June-22, 19-June-22, 26-June-22, 03-July-22, 10-July-22, 17-July-22, 24-July-22
    ( Event starts on Saturday )

  • Venue: Mumbai - Karjat - Kothaligad

  • Address: Kothaligad, Maharashtra.

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

  • Duration: Overnight trek

  • Height: 944 Meters / 3100 feet

  • Base Village: Peth

  • 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. 650 per participant.
    (website booking discount)
    Rs.1150 650/- per person participants need to reach the base village in their own vehicle.
    Rs.1400 899/- per person with a pickup and drop from Karjat local train station.

Kothaligad Fort Trek Dates:

  • 14-May-2022 | 00 Tickets available

  • 21-May-2022 | 20 Tickets available

  • 28-May-2022 | 23 Tickets available

Kothaligad Fort - Major attractions:

  • The thrill of walking through a forest and visiting ancient caves

  • View the early morning bliss from the top.

  • Rock-cut water storage tanks

  • Stargazing

  • Photography - be ready to get clicked.

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

So, unleash your wild side and get going.

Detailed Itinerary - Kothaligad Fort - Night trek

Meeting Point: Karjat local train station
Three hours prior to the event date and time
, we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination purposes.

Catch the Karjat Fast Local train from the station nearest to you
CSMT : 16:30 pm
Byculla: 16:37 pm
Dadar: 16:43 pm
Kurla: 16:50 pm
Ghatkopar: 16:54 pm
Mulund: 17:06 pm
Thane: 17:10 pm
Dombivali: 17:22 pm
Kalyan: 17:30 pm
Karjat: 18:20 pm

Plan for the Night

  • The train is expected to reach Karjat station at 18:20 hrs. Once the Train reaches the Trek Leader from Mischief Treks will meet you at the station and the group will move out and take the transport vehicle by 18:30 pm.

  • Once we reach the ''Ambivali" base of Kothaligad fort by 19:30 pm we shall have a short safety and introduction round and start the trek by 20.00 pm.

  • We will be walking through the dense forest region and to reach Pethwadi around 21:00 pm where we shall stay for the night. We'll be staying in Homestay/Tent for the night.

  • Then we'll have dinner around 21:00 pm, post-dinner we will be going for a night walk.

  • People can opt to stay back and rest or join us for a round of Antakshari and other exciting games

  • 5:00 am wake-up call for ones who have slept ;) .

  • We will start our trek toward the pinnacle by 5:30 am

  • Our next stop will be the peak of the fort which offers the best vantage point to view the breathtaking views, we are expected to reach here by 6:30 am.

  • We will rest at the peak for a while and enjoy the surroundings and start descending by 8:00 am so that we can avoid day-heat.

  • We will reach second base i.e. Pethwadi and have breakfast. Post breakfast we continue walking down.

  • The group is expected to reach back to Ambavali by 11:00 am.

  • Once we reach base, we head to Karjat station and back to Mumbai.

Kothaligad Fort - night trek fees include

  • Pickup and drop from Karjat station ( If opted for )

  • Homestay at the base.

  • Dinner (pure veg)

  • Breakfast and Tea

  • Govt / Local Body Charges as applicable

  • Trek expertise charges

  • Basic First Aid

Exclusions

  • Train tickets

  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned above.

Things to carry for Kothaligad Fort - Night Trek

  1. Identity proof.

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

  3. Water (minimum 2 Ltrs) Compulsory.

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

  5. Keep your phone fully charged.

  6. Mosquito repellent (optional) Some ready-to-eat food like biscuits, plum cake, etc to keep your tummy happy.

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

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

  9. 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.

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 Kothaligad Fort night trek.


Q. I have booked/paid for the Kothaligad Night Trek event, 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 our event 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 Kothaligad Night Trek?

Ans. You need to reach Karjat station at scheduled meeting time. This is where we will be meeting, from here you can follow our vehicles. You will be given exact coordinates after you finish booking formalities. We will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination, you will be provided all relevant details in the group. Please do not be late, we cannot keep other participants waiting. If you are not able to reach on time you will be considered a Drop-Out and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. How many people will be at the coming for Kothaligad Night Trek trek ?

Ans. Depends on the number of people booking the event. Generally, the batch size is approximately 20-25 participants. Kothaligad is a Public place and we have no access to data on other organizers' bookings hence we cannot comment on the exact number of people planning to visit this place on a given date.

Q. Is Kothaligad Night Trek safe for solo participants?

Ans. Yes Kothaligad Night Trek is safe and comfortable. Mostly 40% of the participants come solo and blend in with the trek leaders and the rest of the group.

Q. Is Kothaligad Night 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 Kothaligad Night Trek?

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

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 ?

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 Kothaligad Night 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 Kothaligad Night Trek event?

Ans. All you have to do is press the book now 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..

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.