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Into The Wild: Trek to Harishchandragad

Fri, 21 Feb 10:00PM - Sun, 23 Feb 8:00PM
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Vagabond Experiences presents,

Into The Wild (Trek to Harishchandragad)

Harishchandragad is one of the most underrated treks in all of Maharashtra. No matter how much one tries to hype it, nothing in this world can prepare you for the phenomenon that is the Konkan Kada! It is awe-inspiring, to say the least. We have been doing this trek for years now, and we don't think we're ever gonna stop. It's a night filled with wonder, stories, and games.


About the trek:

Difficulty level: Moderate-Challenging

Base village: Khireshwar

Konkan Kada height: 1,422 m / 4,665 ft

Location: Ahmednagar district

Time taken to climb/descend: 4 hrs climb / 2.5 hrs descent (different routes)

Total distance of climb/descent: 7 km climb / 4 km descent

Duration: 2 nights / 3 days




Day 1 (Friday)

10:00 pm: Assemble at Kalyan bus depot which is just outside Kalyan stn (West). Please do not be late.

11:00 pm: We will board a state transport bus to 'Khubi phata'. It's a long and chilly bus ride. Take a nap if you must.

2:00 am: We get off at Khubiphata and walk for around an hour beside 'Pimpalgaon Joge' dam to Khireshwar village. The night will be cold and the sky will be starry. You're sure to enjoy the walk.

3:00 am: Time to hit the sack. Snuggle down into your sleeping bags and get some rest. Lights out! Tomorrow is a long and tiring day.


Day 2 (Sat)

8:00 am: Rise and shine! Freshen up and head for breakfast. Eat well, you'll need all the energy you can get. We warm-up for a bit to avoid any cramps and muscle pulls. Basic trekking rules and instructions will be given.

9:00 am: We now walk...Into The Wild.

Lots of beautiful spots to take breaks at and gulp down a few glasses of 'nimbu-paani'. Don't rush it. Every once in a while stop, listen to the birds, watch the landscapes change as we traverse the mighty Sahyadris.

2:00 pm: We reach our camping spot and have a village styled meal after a long & tiring hike. Explore the caves and ruins of Harishchandragad as well as the temple of Kedareshwar where you can fill your water bottles from the natural underground spring. Take a well-deserved shut-eye.

4:00 pm: We make our final climb to Konkan Kada.

4:30 pm: Spend your time strolling around and getting a peek of the valley from the edge. It's an adrenaline rush, to say the least. Sit by the edge and enjoy the sunset. The Konkan Kada is famous for its reverse waterfall phenomenon. Throw some water off the cliff and watch the magic unfold ;)

7:30 pm: Our local villager friend will arrange dinner for us. Eat well and get a good night's sleep or stay up for a while and play campfire games with us. We sleep in the caves during monsoons, and on the mountain top during winter.


Day 3 (Sun)

7:00 am: Early wake-up call! Have a hearty breakfast and chai. Click all you can and say your final goodbyes to this beautiful mountain as we head down to Pachanai village.

11:00 am: We take jeeps from Pachnayi to Kasara station. On the way, we halt for a quick lunch break at Rajur village.

4:00 pm: Board a train from Kasara to V.T station. You can choose to get off anywhere that's convenient for you.

7:00 pm: Trip ends. Until next time folks!



All transport to & fro - Kalyan to Kasara (bus & jeeps)

Refreshments while trekking (nimbu paani)

Day 2- Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3- Breakfast

Camping in tents (not in monsoons)

Campfire (not in monsoons)

Roasted marshmallows (not in monsoons)

Trek expertise

First Aid assistance

Vagabond experience leaders


Things to carry/wear:

Snacks (non-perishable)

Sturdy shoes with good grip

Drinking water (Min 2 ltrs)

Extra pair of clothes

Rainwear (during monsoons)

Warm clothes

Sweets/energy bars/Glucon D



Sleeping bag (VERY important)

Camera (optional)



Regular: Rs 1,990 per head

Vagafam: Rs 1,650 per head

Rs 1,790 per head (Groups of 3 and above)

Sleeping bag rental: +Rs 400 (depends on availability)


Please note:

-For those of you who haven't trekked before, don't worry, we at Vagabond encourage you to take your time and have a great experience climbing with us. A Vagabond trek isn't about speed, it's about the group experience. For those of you who have trekked before, we encourage you to encourage the beginners and help them through the way.

-We are going to stay in the wild, so inevitably the facilities will be wild too. Nature's calls shall be answered in the open.

-This is a trek and not a nature trail, we will be ascending and descending mountains through the course of the trek.

-Please wear sturdy closed footwear that won't tear.

-Do not carry sling bags or any bag that dangles. Try keeping your hands free at all times.

-In case you don't have a sleeping bag, one can be rented out to you for an additional cost of Rs 400 (Contact Vagabond)


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-Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will incur a 20% cancellation fee.

-Cancellations made within 3 - 6 days will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

-Cancellations made within 48 hours to the event will receive no refund.

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Terms and Conditions:

-All timings and activities are subject to weather, group size, capabilities of participants etc.

-Vagabond holds the right to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances (for eg. unfavorable weather)

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A Vagabond Experience isn't just one where you pack your bags and go visit a place outdoors. It's more than that. At a Vaga' experience, you meet new like-minded people and create bonds in comfortable social spaces that would last you a lifetime. By facilitating our understanding and appreciation for community living, we help you take a trip not only outwards but inwards too.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. Will be safe for couples and first timer(In trekking).
    7:45 PM, 20 Jun, 2018
  •     A. Hi Shubham, Yes it shall be completely safe. Regards, EH
          1:36 PM, 21 Jun, 2018
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