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Wanted to have an adventurous trek for a long time now. This trip was so timely to make it happen. Lohagad Fort is just so amazing with it's amazing de...


Satish Chundi


We have been looking for a single day trek, and lohagad was a perfect option for us. Guided by Sagar, our trek was filled with fun and enthusiasm. Not ...


About the Lohagad Fort Trek:

Reaching point - Malavali Station 

Join the one day trek to Lohagad fort near Lonavala, experience a beautiful adventure in a serene place that is not tamed much.
Enjoy the exhilarating sight of the fort atop a hill that divides the basins of Indrayani and Pawna.
Have a glimpse of the strong and intact gates protecting the fort and interpret the stories from the period of Peshwa.
Feel the excitement existing in climbing up the hill which extends up to five kilometres from Malavli.

Difficulty Level: Very Easy

Start of Trail- 9:00 AM
End of Trail- 3:00 PM


  • Day 1 -


    The journey starts boarding the Indrayani express. Participants to board this train from respective stations with ticket till Malavli station.

    Meet at Lonavala station. Please plan accordingly as long queues are expected at the ticket window.

    Train Timings for Indrayani Express

    CST - 5:40

    Dadar - 5:51

    Thane - 6:14

    Kalyan - 6:35

    Lonavala - 8:00

    Move to Malavli by local train (8:15 AM at Lonavala station platform no. 3)

    For participants from Pune: Lonavala Local Train

    Pune Station 06:27 AM

    Shivaji Nagar 06:33 AM

    Malavli Station 07:40 AM

    Trek Schedule:

    08:15 AM : All participants should meet at Lonavala Railway Station on Platform No. 3

    08:25 AM : Get transferred to the Lohagad fort base.

    09:00 AM : Before starting the trek have your breakfast at the base camp.

    09:30 AM : Start your Ascend for the Lohagad Fort.

    11:00 AM : Reach the Lohagad Summit and explore the area. Take some rest. You have 2 hours to spend at the Lohagad fort before we start the descend.

    01:30 PM : Start your descend towards the base camp.

    02:00 PM : Have lunch at Lohagadwadi.

    03:00 PM : Get transferred back to Malavli Station.

    05:30 PM : Departure for Mumbai / Pune.


  • Breakfast
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  • Lunch
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  • (All meals are veg. only)


  • Trekking

Things To Carry

  • Missing any items from the recommended things to carry?
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  • Call us and we shall help you in getting the best cameras, zoom lenses, telephoto lenses on hire (hire charges to be paid by the participants separately).
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  • Things to carry
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  • Haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. Extra Pair of clothes. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Electoral or GluconD powder. Personal medicines. Sun protection cap, googles, some ready to eat food like plumb cake, biscuit, fruits. Torch with spare set of batteries, Light weight towel. Extra set of clothes.
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  • What to wear for this trek?
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  • Cotton t-shirts, full sleeves recommended. Full-length trousers or track pants. Wear dry fit if possible.


  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
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  • Treks and Trails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
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  • Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
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  • Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.
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  • Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile:
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  • It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.
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  • We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

Tour Type

  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.
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  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show, no Refund.

Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Sanjay Pillai

     Rated : 4.0


    Wanted to have an adventurous trek for a long time now. This trip was so timely to make it happen. Lohagad Fort is just so amazing with it's amazing design and weather. Just loved being on this trip and would love to go again someday.

    Story by Satish Chundi

     Rated : 5.0

    We have been looking for a single day trek, and lohagad was a perfect option for us. Guided by Sagar, our trek was filled with fun and enthusiasm. Not being regular trekkers made us feel out of breath at times, but the scenic beauty, the historic glory and the great old engineering of the massive fort kept us going. Sagar shared his thoughts about the fort with us and kept the journey interesting.

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    Story by Himadri Dubashi

     Rated : 5.0


    I was looking for a trekking expedition along with my friends this summer when my friend from Bangalore suggested me this amazing trek. It was one of the best treks so far. I along with my 6 friends had the most amazing time of your life. Lohagad fort near Lonavala is known for its beauty and scenic views. I had the most amazing time of my life. This was my first time that I went on a trek. Everything was very well arranged for us. We also met another group who joined the trek with us. Once you reach the top of the fort you can see a hill that divides the basins of Indrayani and Pavna. The picturesque beauty of the place is something which you should definitely see. It was a moderate trek and since it was drizzling it was a bit slippery. Soak in the beauty and witness the strong and intact gates protecting the fort. Another interesting thing was that we had the friendliest guide accompanying us. He was keeping us entertained with all his funny jokes and stories of the fort and about the Peshawas. Everything was perfect for us but be a little bit cautious when you walk through the zig zag path. Feel the excitement existing in climbing up the hill which extends up to five kilometers from Malavli. The food was average, it was basically veg food. For the ones who are looking for an adventure for one day than this is the perfect trek for you. All together it was a great adventure for us.

    Story by Manjusha Khatri

     Rated : 5.0


    I never went out on a trek before so on my birthday this time I decided to do something thrilling. I along with my four friends decided to try this amazing trek to Lohagad fort. To be true I am glad we went on this trek. Everything was very well arranged and taken care. I tell you guys the view from the top was amazing. We also had some amazing food during the trek. The glimpse of the strong and intact gates is something which you should see. If you love trekking and is looking for some adventure, this is definitely the best trek for you. Would definitely suggest this trek to my other friends as well.

    Story by Archana Somvanshi

     Rated : 5.0


    Mind-blowing.. worth visiting the place, especially in rainy season.. The fort is a piece of art in itself but the main attraction of the trip was the Vinchukada point which no one in the group was aware of. It was the guide who guided our way to the mesmerizing place. The path towards this point was breathtaking and it was due to the guide we could enjoy every moment without any worry. The heavy rains, the approaching clouds and the strong breeze all together on the narrow long path will remain in memories for a long time..

    Story by Himani Dhawan

     Rated : 5.0


    It was one of the best treks ever. I was planning to head out for a solo trek this time and came up with this trek. This trek to the Lohagad Fort was a very thrilling one. Fell the thrill as you witness the beauty of this region with hills and the valleys. The tour operator has also arranged everything very well for us. As I was on a solo trek I never had any problems during the trek. We also had an amazing guide who was keeping us entertain all the time. Overall it was a great trek. Thumbs up!

    Story by Balamani Iyengar

     Rated : 5.0


    we were looking for options on one day treks and we found lohagad fort package on Thrillophilia. the fort is very beautiful with scenic beauty around. the trek can be tiring for newbies but it is a must to have experience.

    Story by Steven Vinay

     Rated : 5.0

    Well arranged trek to Lohagad fort. 10/10 would recommend. Sachin is a knowledgeable guide in addition to being friendly and helpful.

    Story by Meena Prajapat

     Rated : 5.0


    Being both a history buff and a photography enthusiast, I had an absolutely fun time trekking to Lohagad Fort with such lovely group members. Special thanks to our trek leader Vijay!

    Story by Nishant Shah

     Rated : 5.0

    Wonderful experience! Perfect planning by Sagar and team. Would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy but rewarding trekking experience :)


    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is the best time to go for Lohagad Fort Trek?

      Lohagad Fort Trek can be done throughout the year but the best time is from September to March. The weather during this time is pleasant and low in humidity. However, Monsoons is also a great time as this region received heavy rainfall and the view during this time is breath-taking.

      The cascading waterfalls, lush green meadows and the overall scenic beauty during monsoons make it a preferred destination to explore. People may even go during summers, but the hot and humid weather can make the trekking expedition a little more tiresome. Thus, you may choose as per your convenience and liking.

    2. What kind of clothes and equipment should I carry for Lohagad Fort Trek?

      Wear clothes which are simple and comfortable. Avoid wearing too short or tight clothes. Prefer wearing cotton or quick dry clothes (subject to weather conditions). Wear full sleeves t-shirts and full-length pants. Keep a pair of extra clothes.

      Carry a mobile phone or camera and a fully charged torch with extra pair of batteries for your Lohagad trek. Keep all basic medications, enough water and insect repellent.

    3. What is the level of difficulty of Lohagad Fort Trek?

      Lohagad Fort trek is easy as it mainly includes climbing stairs and very less trek. Even a novice can join this expedition without any difficulty.

    4. Will food and safe drinking water be provided during Lohagad Fort Trek?

      Yes, food and drinking water will be provided during your trek. Breakfast will be served around 9 AM, as soon as you reach Lohagad fort base. Lunch is provided at Lohagadwadi, while descending to the base from Lohagad summit.

    5. Can we consume alcohol during the trek to Lohagad Fort Trek?

      Smoking or consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited during Lohagad Fort Trek. Anyone found doing so will be exempted from joining us for the trek, with immediate effect. No refund will be issued during such circumstances.

    6. How can I reach Lohagad from Pune?

      Travellers coming from Pune to Lohagad can take Lonavala Local Train. The timing of this train is as follows- Pune Station 06:27 AM Shivaji Nagar 06:33 AM Malavli Station 07:40 AM You may take the train as per your convenience and closeness to the station.

      Once done, you need to reach Lonavala Railway Station on platform number 3 by 8:15 AM. After this, you will be transferred to Lohagad Fort base, which is the starting point of your trek.

    7. What is Lohagad Fort Trek famous for?

      Lohagad Fort Trek is a famous destination amid novice and experienced trekkers. The beauty and the short trek makes it a popular choice among people who wish to have a quick getaway from the city life. The trek mostly includes stairs which is easy and can be done by men, women and even children going for first time.

    8. How is Lohagad as a destination?

      Lohagad is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Maharashtra. It is 52 Kilometres from Pune and very close to Lonavala Hill Station. Lohagad is tucked at an elevation of 1033 metres (3389 feet) above the sea level and offers mesmerising views from the hilltop. It is connected to the adjacent Visapur Fort with a small range. Lohagad overlooks Pavana Reservoir and other nearby attractions. Lohagad is home to a famously known fort in Maharashtra, Lohagad Fort which is also known as Iron Fort.

      This fort has witnessed numerous cultural shifts which can be seen evidently from the architecture of the place. The fort has gained huge recognition amid adventure lovers, especially among the trekkers. The trekking trail to the fort is very easy and mostly has stairs. It is a great place for the first timers as the route is easy and can be completed within 1-2 hours. Lohagad has pleasant weather most of the time, making it an ideal destination for a quick getaway near Mumbai and Pune. The winter is a great time for trekking expedition.

      The cool breeze, foggy clouds and the dewy trail makes the experience even more beautiful. However, this tiny hill station comes to life during monsoons. The fort covered with lush green vegetation around makes it look surreal. The entire region sway in beautiful flora and fauna, showing nature at its best. A variety of birds and insects can be spotted at this place. If you love natural beauty, animals and birds; then Lohagad is an apt place to spend some quality time away from the noisy city life. Lohagad has numerous other places to explore in the close vicinity.

      You can see Bhaja Caves, Karla Caves and the very famous Aamby Valley City. Coming to this place allows you to explore some more magnificent attractions in India. Other than the beauty and attractions, Lohagad has mouth-watering local cuisines to offer. You can try the local dishes which tastes like heaven. The local people of Lohagad are welcoming and open to always help. Hence, lohagad is a great place as a destination. The natural beauty, trekking expedition, nearby attractions, people and the food; all make it an ideal place to relax and unwind.

    9. What are the places we will cover during our Lohagad Fort Trek?

      The first attraction that we will cover during Lohagad trek is the Lohagad Fort. Also known as the Iron Fort, this place is amid the most visited destination near Lonavala Hill Station. The view of Bhaja Caves from the summit is simply outstanding.

      The trail of the trek mostly goes through stairs covered with lush green landscape. The next attraction that we will be exploring is Lohagadwadi. It is the base town which gives the glimpse of local people. The beauty around this place is breathtaking, which is fulfilling and exciting.

    10. What is the total trek distance?

      The total trek distance from Lohagad fort base to the summit is 10 kilometres. One way distance is 5 kilometres which takes around 1:30 hours to reach. The trek is easy and can be done by the first timers, men, women and even children.

    11. Is this trek safe for Solo Travelers and Female Travelers?

      Lohagad Fort Trek is completely safe for solo and female travellers. The destination is considered to be one of the safest places for female travellers. Our guest lists mostly have more than 40% solo and female travellers and we take special care of our guests for their comfort and safety.

    12. What is the batch size usually?

      Usually, the batch size is 15 to 20 people. This comprises of men, women and children who are physically fit to take part in this expedition. We do not exceed the number as too many people would result in chaos, yet have enough for a fun filled group activity.

    13. What is the history of Lohagad Fort?

      Lohagad, also known as the Iron Fort is one of the most famous hill forts in Maharashtra that stands at an elevation of 1033 metres above the sea level. Lohagad has witnessed numerous cultural shifts in the hands of various rulers and dynasties like Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizams, Mughals and the Marathas. In 1648 AD, this fort was captured by Shivaji Maharaj but later had to handover it to the Mughals in 1665 AD.

      During 1670 AD, the fort was re-captured by Shivaji who then converted it as his treasury. This fort became the holding place of all the loot items from Surat. During the Peshwa Time, this fort became a home to Nana Phadnavis who built numerous structures like step-well and big tank. Now, it has been declared as a protected monument by Government.

    14. What are the other inclusion in the package?

      Transportation from Lonavala Railway Station to Lohagad Fort Base is included in the package. On your arrival, you will be served with breakfast and lunch will be provided after the completion of the trek. All the arrangements related to trekking is included in the package. The transfer from base to Malavli station is also provided by us.


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