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one of the best Trek celebrated Independence Day at top, enjoyed a lot by exploring new peoples, I would specially thanks the best ,caring and friend...
Thank you Thrillophilia for making the adventure worth it. My group of 8 is really glad by your service and the team of instructors really made us co...
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 the main Sahyadri range.
About the trek
Why Kalsubai should be your next trekking destination?
Surrounded by lush green forests and fields, the trekking route towards Maharashtra's Highest Peak is a surreal experience for all the nature lovers and trek enthusiasts. Challenging yet fun-filled, trek towards the highest summit will test your patience and offer an amazing panoramic view of several more mountain ranges like Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (southwest) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar & Harishchandragad. Also, attempting to climb the most wish-listed mountain in the Sahyadri offers a great sense of achievement for most of the trekking enthusiasts
The story behind Kalsubai Unveiled
It is truly believed by the local villagers that a housemaid residing in a nearby village had disappeared near the mountain while trying to escape her employer's harsh suffering. This gives the mountain its present name as well as a reason for this temple to be built in her memory.
08:52PM Board Kasara Train from CSMT
11:15PM Reach Kasara and Meet our Leaders.
11:30PM Board privately booked vehicles.
11:45PM Head to Bari, where we will be commencing our trek.
01:15AM Reach Bari.Get refreshed with and Ice breaking session and Intro round with instruction.
02:45AM Start Trek for Kalsubai Peak.
06:00AM We reach Kalsubai temple in time for the sunrise.
06:30AM enjoy a beautiful view of Bhandardara's Arthur lake from the summit.
06:45AM Start Descending back.
07:00AM grab a quick breakfast on the mountain and continue the descend.
11:00AM Reach back down at the base village.
11:30AM Time to head back to Kasara station.
03:00PM Back to the mundane city life. Its time to Say Asta Lavista...!!!
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Rated : 5.0
one of the best Trek celebrated Independence Day at top, enjoyed a lot by exploring new peoples, I would specially thanks the best ,caring and friendly host Atit and Smith team who assured me that I m solo traveler while coming to trek but while going I will be hand full of memories, and really the same thing happened with me and these guys kept their words . finally I will conclude it was really awesome day thank you thrillophilia for making my day.
Rated : 5.0
Thank you Thrillophilia for making the adventure worth it. My group of 8 is really glad by your service and the team of instructors really made us comfortable! We would choose Thrillophilia in the near future for all our adventures! Thanks a lot.
Rated : 5.0
I have done 4-5 treks before also but, This was my first experience with Thrillophilia. While booking on mobile app, I faced a problem of Transaction not getting successful, then I tried on website from my PC and it was done. This was the only hurdle I faced throughout the whole experience of trek with Thrillophilia. Also, I wanted to opt for another instructor as my friends were appointed with a different instructor, so I called on the helpline of Thrillophilia and they did it without any hassle. It was a night trek hence we were told to gather at Kasara Railway Station at 11 PM to start the tour. As we reached there, we met our Instructor and he did all the necessary things to take the whole crowd to the Kalsubai base village. It took 1.5 hour from Kasara to base village and the arrangement was precise of taking everyone together in Bolero Vans. As we reached there everyone was told to freshen up for a bit. Washroom was made available in a house of the base village. After that a simple Introduction and Briefing was done before starting to climb the peak. We all started at 3 AM and reached at the top at 6.15 AM. After reaching at the top, it was a mesmerizing view. It is 100% worth visiting Kalsubai for the view and the feeling which you will get after reaching at the peak. It was 26th January, so all 200-250 trekkers hoisted the flag and sang National Anthem. Cool breeze was blowing, Sun was rising slowly and the words of 'Jana Gana Mana' altogether created a different vibe. I can't explain it in words, it can be only felt by visiting at the peak.... After all this, all were taken down the peak for refreshment/breakfast which was arranged by Thrillophilia. It was not so good and I was not even expecting it to be better. Then it took just 1.5 hours to me to reach to the point in base village from where we had started. All other groups were coming back as per there speed and capacity. After returning back, some Boleros were arranged for the people who wanted to return back to Kasara ASAP, it was very helpful and convenient. Nice arrangement. Overall experience with Thrillophilia was very good. Nice arrangement was done, travelling and all other things were taken care of. And as per my knowledge, no one faced any kind of problem due to inappropriate management. So, a big thumbs up for Thrillophilia and the Instructors.
Rated : 5.0
The best arrangements I have experienced in a while. The team was quite good and kept motivating to move forward. I have been doing treks quite often but I guess this experience was one of it's kind. The food arrangements and the travel arrangements were on the mark
Rated : 5.0
One of the best trekking experience. My 1st SOLO on 2020's Republic day with strangers. Great, Peaceful and adventures experience. I would love to join them again in Monsoon.
Rated : 5.0
great experience....best and memorable trek in my life.thanks you atit and Smith.
Rated : 4.0
It was a great experience...i started my journey as a solo trekker and by the time i reached at the highest peak of Maharashtra i was a part of a 55 member family.. Great sunrise view from the top of Maharashtra..Superb management and guidance done by the Trek leaders..Only the breakfast can be a bit heavy and better but apart from that truly memorable trip..Exploring and admiring nature is now easier because of Thrillophilia?...Looking forward for more breathtaking experiences with Thrillophilia
Rated : 5.0
And booking through this app Thrillophilia is hassle free experience and easy to get details on email. Managers have added us on whatsapp group makes it easy to manage timings and guidelines I m planning to book more event or trip through this app for safer travel. Amazing experience. I was much excited about this trip as Kalsubai is top treking experience among the ppl. And this trip helped me getting life time cherish experience. It was my first experience, and as it is a Kalsubai Trek, I was little afraid of doing it. But the Managers are so cooperative and have so much of energy to make the whole trip was next to the Awesome.....They are very helpfull and the management was too good.
Rated : 5.0
Great trek,great place and the trek leaders Jatin and Smit were very helpful and approachable and easy to talk to me.It was a moderate trek and a first night trek i did in my life and it was a wonderful experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toilets are not available at the trek route. You can freshen up at Bari village, which is the base point of the trek.
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.
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.
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
Wearing comfortable trekking shoes during the trek is very important. The shoes should not be worn out or slippery.
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.
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.
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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