Visapur Fort Trek

Visapur Fort Trek

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Brief Description

The Visapur Fort is located in the Pune district of Maharashtra. This historic fort stands at a height of 1,084m and the trek to this fort is one of its kind. Especially during the monsoons, the trail becomes extremely beautiful. Both larger and higher in altitude than its twin the Lohagad Fort, the Visapur Fort hosts perfectly preserved fort walls and intricate Hanuman carvings. With small streams of water flowing everywhere, the Visapur Fort trek is a thrilling adventure for nature enthusiasts. This trek can be done by beginners as well as experienced trekkers and can be easily completed in one day. With staggering sights of lush green surroundings, the enchanting Pawna Lake, the majestic forts of Tikona, Lohagad and Tung, the views from the top of the fort are unbelievable. This trek can be easily done by yourself without the need of any tour agency.

Why Bikat?

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Bikat community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped the region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice axe, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Itinerary

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1 Day 1
Day 1 - Bhaje - Visapur Fort - Bhaje

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

This trek is good for all nature lovers. No experience is required to do this trek. It is a perfect weekend getaway.

Eligibility: Experience required

Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

The monsoon months are the best months to undertake this trek. June to August are the best months.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

By Road You can easily reach the base camp of this trek by road. Bus rides from Pune or Mumbai are readily available for the Bhaje Village.

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Anyone who is new to the trekking and wants to venture into the experience should begin with this trek. This trek is easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune. Being larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad, the Visapur Fort trek gives you unparalleled views of the lush greenery, brimming waterfalls, and panoramic view of a wide range of hills. This trek can be accomplished in a day by any novice trekker and can be easily done on your own.

Eligibility: Experience required

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.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

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.

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Visapur Fort Trek

Anyone who is new to the trekking and wants to venture into the experience should begin with this trek. This trek is easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune. Being larger and at a higher elevation than its twin fort- Lohagad, the Visapur Fort trek gives you unparalleled views of the lush greenery, brimming waterfalls, and panoramic view of a wide range of hills. With an eventfully historic backstory and an unmatched view of nature at its best, the Visapur fort is indeed a treat for all- history buffs, adventure mongers and nature enthusiasts.

Best Season:

The best season to do the Visapur Fort trek would be from the beginning of monsoons in mid-June to end of winters, which is around the end of Feb. However, the trek and views of the surroundings are especially beautiful during monsoons, which is when this trek is most popular.

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Packing List: What to pack

A light-weight day pack with rain cover, trekking shoes, water bottle, rainproof jacket/poncho, trekking pole (optional)

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The trek to Visapur Fort starts from the base of Bhaje which can be easily accessible from Mumbai or Pune by road.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

There is an intermittent cellular network to a certain point.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

There are plenty of other forts and treks that can be done in the vicinity. The popular tourist destinations of Mumbai, Pune, and Lonavala can be easily accessed.

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

There are plenty of hotels and guesthouses to choose from at Bhaje.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

Summers and hot and humid. The monsoon season sees heavy rainfall. Winters are cooler.

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

There will be no snow on this trek.

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