Often referred to as the "Everest of Maharashtra", Kalsubai is the highest peak of the state. Located near Mumbai, the Kalsubai trek is an ideal weekend trek for trekkers looking to dwell in the wilderness of the beautiful Western Ghats and experience an adventure-packed trek meant for both beginners and experienced trekkers alike. Being a part of the Kalsubai Harishchandragad wildlife sanctuary, this is primarily a night trek giving you a whole new experience. There are iron ladders and railings across vertical slopes when you aare on your way to reaching the top. Even though it is an easy trek significant fitness is required to reach the top of the peak. The sunrise from the top of the peak will be one of the most beautiful moments of your life with a stunning view of the western ghats. There is a hanuman temple perched on top of the peak popular among pilgrims. This trek will introduce you to camping and wilderness etiquettes while providing you with a wonderful experience. The trek is best done in the monsoon season when the valley comes to life but care has to be taken sure to several slippery sections. Stay on this page for more information on the Kalsubai Trek - Itinerary, FAQs, Facts, etc.
Kalsubai is the highest peak of Maharashtra. The trek to this peak at 5400 ft might not seem much but the climb from the base village is a tough one and requires good stamina. Perfectly suited for both beginners and experienced trekkers, the Kalsubai trek is ideal for anyone looking to step into the world of trekking. Giving you stunning visuals of the western ghat, the trek is ideal for a weekend getaway from Mumbai.
Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although one is required to have mental preparedness and stamina before he begins the trek. Running exercise is recommended.
1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.
1. How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
2. How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.
The best months to do the Kalsubai Trek is October to March when the temperature is not as hot as the summer months. The monsoon months of June to September bring the valley to life but with a significant rainfall.
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The base of the trek is Kasara which is around 104 km from Mumbai and is well connected by daily trains and local buses.
Intermittent cellular network.
The minimum age limit is 9 years. However, minors aged between 9 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.
Accommodation on trek days is in tents on a twin sharing basis.
We use four-season Gipfel tents and sleeping bags. If you carry your own sleeping bag, you will get a cashback reward, provided that you inform us as soon as you have booked your trek.
Toilet tents will be provided to you on the trek.These are portable toilets tents where a deep pit will be dug. A shovel will be provided inside the tent to cover the waste after you have made your business. You can take a toilet roll inside. Make sure you dig used toilet paper along with the waste. Though water is recommended in place of toilet paper. Please refrain from using wet wipes as they are non-biodegradable. There will be no facility for bathing on the trek. Go through our blog section for tips on how to maintain personal hygiene on treks.
There will be no snow on this trek.
Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. The only non-vegetarian item served on our treks are eggs. Our kitchen staff follows a proper menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfil the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes, bread and butter served for breakfast. Rice or simple roti sabzi will be packed for lunch. In dinner, you will have dal, egg curry or any other vegetarian dish along with rice, roti, and a dessert item. Packed lunch will be provided to you on the days you are trekking. You are requested to carry your own tiffin box and a mug to consume food. The meals consumed on journey and arrival day are not included in our cost.
You can rent the following items from us- Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack
Monsoon season will see a significant amount of rainfall with temperatures ranging from 30 to 20 degree celsius. Winter months will be much cooler with temperatures dropping down to as low as 10 to 15 degrees at night.
No, there will be no snow on this trek.
No, there is no option to offload your backpack.
A team of participant will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by what their leader says. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have a certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.
No, trekking pole is not necessary.
It is recommended that you come prepared with all the stuff. Please do not leave anything for last-minute buying.
Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing tent with each other. In case you are the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.
Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.
You will be picked up and dropped at Kasara Railway Station
Expect to reach Kasara Railway Station by evening.
No mandatory documents needed for the trek.