This May, we’re inviting you to see what Maharashtra looks like at night from the Everest of Maharashtra, Kalsubai.
Standing tall at 5400 ft, we certainly intend to reach out to the stars. Fortunately, a night trek comes with a lot of perks such as trekking under starry skies, seeing the mountains in a whole new light and a whole other natural aweing experiences that we can’t pretty much put into words. The big prize at the summit is the sight of the magical sunrise complimented with the most breathtaking views all observed from the highest structure in all of Maharashtra. Trust us, this is as high as you can get!
A little about Kalsubai: The mountain range lies within the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. It is visited throughout the year by avid trekkers, Kalsubai temple devotees and wildlife enthusiasts alike. The name Kalsubai has been given to the woman who used to live in this mountain according to the villagers living at the base of Kalsubai mountain. It is said that a woman name Kalsubai was punished by the villagers and forced to leave the village, that woman climbed this mountain and started living on it and died there. That's how the name of this mountain Kalsubai came.
The difficulty level of this trek is MODERATE, however this is an Endurance based trek.
This means the ease of climbing up to the summit is Moderate, however the duration of the trek is long. Participants must be mentally ready to walk for a few hours. Uphill is approx 3.5 hrs of trekking while downhill is shorter. There will be stops during the trek for rest and rehydration.
If you haven't been for a trek, you should know that there is a lot of walking. Moderate treks begin to present more of a challenge to first time trekkers. So these treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. However, we believe that the best views come after the hardest climbs. The payoff is always equivalent to the effort. At every summit, you are welcomed to the most majestic views & at the end of every trek, you learn that you are taking back home lifetime memories
Meet at CST Ticket Counter at 8.30pm on Day 1
Board the local train to Kasara Station and reach Kasara by 11 pm
Reach Kasara by 11 pm and board a private vehicle to the base of the mountain
Reach base at 1 am and rest for an hour on arrival
Begin our trek to the summit at 2 am
Reach the summit by 6 am and await the magic of sunrise
Bask in the sights atop the summit for a brief duration while munching on a light breakfast
Begin trek downhill between 7 and 7.30am
Reach base by 10.30am for a grand breakfast
Post breakfast board the private vehicle back to Kasara Station
Board train back to Mumbai CST
Transport from Mumbai to summit & back, One light and one heavy Breakfast, Sleeping Bag, Certified Trek Expertise, First Aid by Certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
HOW TO PACK & PREPARE:
No.1 Rule of trekking is Pack Light
Grab a small to medium sized bag and put in items mentioned in our Essentials list.
The less heavy your bag is, the easier your trek will be.
You will be provided with a sleeping bag for this trip. Make sure you have sufficient space to stuff it into your bag.
If you are short on space, we will assist you in attaching the sleeping bag onto your backpack.
Flashlight or Headlamp (Preferrable)
2-3 litres of water
Snacks and munchies to keep you high on energy
Personal medication if any
Please do let us know in advance about any medical conditions, if any
A sturdy pair of Shoes - This is CRUCIAL as a bad pair could turn your trek into a nightmare. Check your shoes for possible wear and tear.
The Right Clothing - T-shirt & shorts/full pants are ideal. Ensure that you are comfortable in what you choose to wear and that the material does not restrict your movement while trekking and climbing. Full clothing is recommended.
MEALS: Breakfast: Breakfast will be provided post trek before departure
TREK GYAAN / ATTITUDE - Staying open-minded, positive & faithful A trek in the forest requires for one to stay positive and open-minded at all times regardless of the situation. Mind you, this is not a picnic but a trek in the mountains. Mother nature could choose for the weather and environment to be tough or easy on us. However, it is important for us to stay grounded and keep our heads over our shoulders, to not panic and to keep confidence in the decision of the trek leaders.
BOOKING CANCELLATION: 50% Cancellation Fee will apply if your booking is cancelled before 6 pm on 20th May 100% Cancellation Fee will apply if your booking is cancelled after 6 pm on 20th May