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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 main Sahyadri range.
About the trek
This trekking tour starts from Mumbai late at night. You reach the base camp in the morning and start the most thrilling trek of Maharashtra. The peak has a temple so many pilgrim trekkers climb through the peak to take blessings. Due to pilgrim trekkers, the Government and the villagers have made several efforts to make this trek accessible to all. They have put safety ladders and stairs wherever they can. So if you are not a professional mountaineer then also you can indulge in this tough trek and climb through the highest peak of Maharashtra.
The view from Kalsubai peak is amazing and breathtaking, it will be worth all the efforts you put in climbing the peak. The view from Kalsubai peak is best viewed in Monsoon. The difficulty level of the trek is medium and there will be a professional guide with you, who will assist you while trekking.
Start of Trail- 6:00 AM
End of Trail- 4:00PM
Trek leaders’ decisions will be final and binding.
10:30 pm: Pritam Hotel Dadar (E)
11:30 pm: Nitin Company Thane (W)
12:00 am: Kalyan Bhiwandi Bypass
11:00 pm: Journey start with private vehicle
05:00 am: Wake Up & Get Refresh
05:30 am: Grab quick Breakfast
06:00 am: Gear up, & pack your bags and get out! For adventure Trek, It's gonna be a long climb to the top. We will make a few halts on the way where you can grab your snack or a drink.
11:00 am: We reach Kalsubai Top You will get a beautiful view of Heaven on earth & Foggy clouds
11:45 am: We start our descent. Finally, you get a view of the surroundings you climbed through in the early Morning.
03:00 pm: We reach back down and grab a quick Lunch
04:00 am: Time to head back to Mumbai.
08:00 pm: Back to the mundane city life.
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Rated : 5.0
I really had an awesome experience with "live before you die" team. They are a group very young and innovative people who love to live their dream rather than running behind the robotic race of life and I found it very unique and had an awesome journey. I really enjoyed my trekking and at one point I just wanted to give up and stop due to the pain in the legs but these people really supported me and booted my confidence to reach the highest peak kalaubai. Thanks to the team. I had been with 6 people and all my friends really enjoyed it. I saw many solo travelers in the trip along with us and then I realised that it's really not necessary that you have to travel with your friends, you can even travel solo and enjoy with strangers. Overall great experience with home made village style food. Thanku team special thanks Jatin and Bhavin and kaustub. Nousheen Rehnuma.
Rated : 5.0
I went to kalsubai few days back with my friends at first I was not knowing anything about this trek and as it was the highest mountain of Maharashtra I thought going with a proper organizer would be a good idea so we decided to go with Thrillophilia. we enjoyed a lot and completed our trek without any difficulties.
Rated : 4.0
Organiser Jatin Maru was very polite throughout the trek, only thing need to improve is that like for 3-4 jain people he arranged food but no arrangements for non vegetarian, afternoon lunch only jain preparation vegetable was available
Rated : 5.0
We went on this amazing trek to Kasulbai which was really an interesting one. The view from the top was something which you should have seen. Everthing was very well arranged. It was all according to the time mentioned. It was a memorable experience for the group. There were small streams and waterfall allover and a perfect place to enjoy with my friends. Spend some time staring at the distant sky and the views once you reach the summit. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb as we had to trek to a height of 1646m. Like is said the view is amazing. I would definitely recommend this trek.
Rated : 5.0
Another great trek added on my list. I would definitely suggest this to anyone looking for some fun and adventure. We made some good friends during this trek. The food was average but the best thing was that everything was on time. We reached the summit which was a great sight from there. Would love to go on this trek again!
Rated : 5.0
They made my first trek the best one! The guides were very helpful. Thanks jatin and team.
Rated : 4.0
A must go place! We started our trek early in the morning and the journey through the jungle and waterfalls was breathtaking! There were a few steep climbs too with a scorching sun above us, but all of it is worth when you reach the peak. The picturesque view was a treat to our eyes which made our whole trek an amazing one. We had to climb up to a height of 1646m. Few of the paths were difficult bu there were bridges and steel railing for that. Our guide was a wonderful person. We also enjoyed some delicious meals in between our trek. Altogether a great trek.
Rated : 4.0
Best trek ever. I was looking for some difficult trek where there are of challenging. I cannot altogether consider this trek as a challenging one but it was really great. The scenic views were killing ones, the greenery, the heights and the distant mountains were so beckoning. We were picked up at around 12:00 AM on Sunday. We also enjoyed some basic veg food during the trek.
Rated : 3.0
Instructors and guides are NOT needed to do this trek when you do it in the morning. Avoid paying 800-1200 per head. It's a 2-3 hour climb up the hill. Difficulty level: Moderate You can find a local market and places to eat at, at the base. You may find local vendors during the trek selling salads and lime juice ( not very hygeinic) The nearest station to this place is Kasara. You may need to commute in a jeep to get to the base point of Kalsubai. You may find jeeps outside the station. 1-Things to carry in summer: In a day trek: Travel light, wear light felt clothes, water 1.5 L per person, avoid jeans and tight clothes, carry hand gloves, eatables, chewable, good pair of shoes, sanitary napkins, paper soap, sunglasses n cap, sunscreen, a small hand towel, some medicines for fever ( paracetamol), cold ( crocin) dehydration( ORS) and headache ( disprin), powder ( if you have an itchy feet), move or volini spray. Selfie stick is optional. 2-Things to carry in winters: on a day trek All the mentioned things above in #1, including sweater n socks, cotton earplug, a stole or a muffler. 3-Things to carry in a NIGHT trek: All the mentioned above in #1 & 2, and include HEAD torch ( you will need your hands to hold the railing to climb the stairs frames, normal hand torch ( optional) and a bedsheet or bedspread to sleep. Recommended time for the trek. Reach the base at about 11 pm. So you can reach the top between 2-3AM and rest until the sunrise. And then descend. The ascend is steep in the beginning and gets easier after the first hour. The descend is midway slippery. But most of it is pretty easy.
How to go Kalsubai from Mumbai?
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.
How to go Kalsubai from Pune?
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 for the base village or even hire a taxi. Self-drive down is also possible from Pune.
What is Kalsubai famous for?
Kalsubai is most famous for the spectacular beauty it offers from the pinnacle. Tourists from all over the Globe gets 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.
What is the batch size usually?
Usually, each Kalsubai trek batch has 15-20 people which includes men, women and children. We ensure to maintain this limit, as too less would deplete your fun and too many people in the batch would make chaos and look very crowded. We are dedicated to provide maximum fun and involvement with each traveller.
Are PickUp and Drop facilities available from Mumbai or Pune?
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.
Is this trek safe for Solo Travelers and Female Travelers?
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.
What is the total trek distance?
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.
Is Kalsubai Trek difficult?
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.
What is the best time to go for Kalsubai Trek?
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.
Will we camp for the night stopover?
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.
Are toilets available during Kalsubai Trek Route?
Toilets are not available at the trek route. You can freshen up at Bari village, which is the base point of the trek.
What is the condition of mobile connectivity?
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.
Can we smoke or drink alcohol during the trek?
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.
. Can you tell me about Kalsubai Temple?
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
What type of footwear should I carry?
Wearing comfortable trekking shoes during the trek is very important. The shoes should not be worn out or slippery.
Is Kalsubai Peak the highest peak in Maharashtra?
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.
What are the inclusion in the package?
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. Vegetarian lunch is included in the package which will be served after reaching the base point.
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.
Can you tell me about Kalsubai?
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 as 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 plush 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 which provides peace and solace even to the most tired souls.
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