Overnight Trek to Harishchandragad via Pachnai Route
Pune, Maharashtra, India
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2019
Sat, 23 Nov, 2019
40
Sat, 30 Nov, 2019
40
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Rs. 1,100
  • 2
  • Duration in Days
  • 40
  • Max
    Group Size
  • 16
  • +
    years
Date
Seats
2019
Sat, 23 Nov, 2019
40
Sat, 30 Nov, 2019
40
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Physical (4)

Cultural (2)

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Trekking
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  • Trip introduction

    Embark on this trek which takes you to the historic fort of Harishchandragad. On this trek, you'll explore the historic ruins of the fort, the ramparts and water cisterns, and the ancient cave that houses a temple. You'll also trek to Taramati which is the topmost point of the fort, and the famous Konkankada - the Cobra's Hood. If you're lucky, you might even see a Brocken spectre created by your shadow!

    This is a challenging trek not suitable for beginners, and only experienced trekkers must attempt this trek.

    Destination

    Harishchandragad is a historic hill fort located at an altitude of 3500 feet, in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, within the Malshej Ghats. The trek to Harishchandragad is famous for its rugged terrain that consists of rocky patches, steep inclines, boulders of all sizes, and some scary drops on the side. There are multiple routes to reach the fort, but this particular trek follows the Pachnai route, which is not as challenging as Nali Chi Vaat one.

    Destination highlights

    • Explore the historic ruins of a fort on this trek to Harishchandragad.
    • Feel the thrill of trekking to Harishchandragad at night.
    • Watch the dawn break from the Konkanda.
    • Get a chance to cast a Brocken spectre on the misty air with your shadow.
    • Explore the gorgeous flora and fauna of the Malshej Ghats.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited during the Harishchandragad trek and camping.

    You must stick with your group at all times.

    No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments.

    You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times.

    Taking photos or selfie near the edges are not allowed.

    Participants are requested to carry trash back to the city and dispose it in dustbins.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 12 hours before the Harishchandragad trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 12 hours before the Harishchandragad trek: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    In case of injury, damage to self or property or death during the Harishchandragad trek, the operator will not be held responsible.

    Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation of any event due to reasons beyond control such as natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc., refund shall be payable with respect to the given to refund policy.

    There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    The Travel Café, Pune
    Drop off point
    Pune
    Mode of transport
    The Travel Café is loca
    Start point
    Pachnai
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    End point
    Pachnai
    Time of departure
    08:00 PM
    Time of return
    08:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    9 hrs
    Total distance covered
    14 kms
    Start point elevation
    1925 feet
    Maximum elevation
    4665 feet
    Minimum elevation
    1925 feet
    Average per day distance
    14 kms
  • Day 1 of the Harishchandragad Trek: Depart from Pune

    Today, you'll report to the Travel Café in Pune and board the bus which will take you to the base village. You'll reach Pachnai by midnight where you'll receive a briefing session after which you'll begin your trek.

    Day 2 of the Harishchandragad Trek: Trek to Harishchandragad and Return to Pune

    You'll begin your trek some time after midnight. Upon reaching the fort top, you'll explore around and at the break of dawn, you'll head to konkankada to witness the sunrise. After which you'll move to Taramati Point. From there, you'll trek back to Pachnai and board the bus back to Pune. You'll reach Pune by 20:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pune
    End point
    Pachnai
    Day start time
    08:00 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pachnai
    End point
    Pune
    Day start time
    01:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    9 kms
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Private bus transport from Pune to Pachnai and back
    • Meals: breakfast, lunch and evening snacks on Day 2
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Any personal expenses such as extra meals, tips, beverages, etc.
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as road blocks, bad weather, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Warm jacket
    • Full-length trek pants
    • Comfortable t-shirt/shirt
    • Trekking shoes (preferably with ankle support)
    • Windcheater
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private bus transport between Pune and Pachnai
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack
    • Water bottle (2 litres)
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (chocolate bars, biscuits, energy bars, dry fruits, etc.)
    • Personal toiletries including wet wipes, tissue papers, hand sanitizer, etc.
    • Light towel/napkins
    • Camera with extra battery
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Scarf
    • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
    • Personal first aid kit

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Harishchandragad Trek: Depart from Pune

    Today, you'll board the transit bus at 20:00 hrs from Pune. No meals are provided today. You'll reach Pachnai by midnight.

    Day 2 of the Harishchandragad Trek: Trek to Harishchandragad and Return to Pune

    Your journey ends before nigthfall.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and evening snacks. You'll be dropped back in Pune by 20:00 hrs.

    Food

    No meals are provided today.
    Food variations
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    Food

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Evening snacks
    Food variations
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  • Marker on map shows trip start point.