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Irshalgad Fort Trek

Sun, 29 Sep 2019 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Irshalgad Fort (Irshalkarni Devi, Irshalgad)
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It is a good option for people who are looking for trekking near Mumbai/Pune because of its convenient location. The pinnacle of Irshalgad which is visible from the Mumbai-Pune old highway has attracted a lot of trekkers. It is often draped in clouds and adds to the seclusion and charm of this place. Surrounded by greenery all around, this hillfort offers a splendid view of the adjacent peaks. Although the fort is hardly mentioned in history, it is a favorite among trekkers, history buffs, adventurers, and nature photographers as well. During the trek, you will also get a chance to explore the base village, Chowk-Irshalwadi.

Located in Western Ghats of Maharashtra, Irshalgad is a fortress situated 3,700 ft. above sea level in the Karjat region between Matheran and Panvel. Irshal means a pinnacle and gad means a fort. Irshalgad may have been under the Maratha rule when Shivaji Maharaj captured the regions of Kalyan and Bhiwandi up to Rairi in May 1666. Famous for its noticeable pinnacle, Irshalgad is the sister fort of Prabalgad Fort. The nearest village is Irshalwadi. The villagers extend whole-hearted guidance and offer warm hospitality to all the tourists visiting this place. While the fort is not as massive as the other forts on the neighboring hills, it does add significance in terms of height.
Chowk-Irshalwadi. Irshalgad pinnacle is accessible by a moderate 2-3-hour trek for the 3.5-km distance. The ascent from the base village to the top of the fort is a zigzag path. Pace yourself on this path and enjoy matchless views over Morbe reservoir to your right.

The trek to Irshalgad fort would be a wonderful experience for beginners. You can easily make your way up through a series of rock cuts. Do not forget to carry a water bottle, readymade food, and an additional pair of clothes, energy drinks, walking stick, torches, and a first-aid kit. Once you reach the top of this hill fort, the panoramic view of the cluster of forts around is sure to leave you spellbound. Make sure you dont forget to capture these wonderful memories of Irshalgad night trek on camera. Start your descent back to the base village, after you finish exploring the fort.
This 1-day Irshalgad trekking tour will offer you an ideal escapade, away from the busy city life. Take in the sights and sounds of nature during your trek and have a great time.

Difficulty level: Medium.
Endurance level: Medium.
Category: Trekking.
Duration: 01 Day.

  • Karjat to Karjat Assembly Point for Pune: Karjat railway station platform-1 by 9:00 am.
  • Assembly Point for Mumbai: Karjat railway station platform-1 by 9:00 am.
  • Participants from other cities have to join the tour/trek from Pune/Mumbai.

Itinerary :

  • Day 1: Participants from Pune/Mumbai have to reach Karjat railway station by 8:00 am.
  • Meeting Point: Karjat Railway Station at 08:00 AM
  • Breakfast at Karjat
  • Move to base village Chowk-Irshalwadi by jeep (bolero)
  • Reach Base Village by 10:00 AM
  • Introduction Round
  • Trek till Machi
  • Start Trek to Irshalgad till nedhe
  • Reach the Nedhe by 12:00 Noon
  • Explore the Fort and Back to Irshalgad Machi
  • Have Lunch at Machi
  • Start Descend to Base Village at 03:00 PM
  • Reach Karjat station by 06:00 PM
  • We may come an hour early or late.

Tour Concludes with Happy Memories.


  • Private Transportation
  • All veg meals on tour (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch). Tasty local food.
  • Expertise & Guide Charges, Permits for the Trek.
  • Basic First-Aid kit.
  • Trekking.
  • Once in a lifetime experience with us.


  • Cold drinks, mineral water, fast food articles, biscuits, etc.
  • Anything not included in the what's included list.
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Things to Carry

Things to Carry
  • Luggage packed in big good trekking sack, all luggage packed in a plastic bag.
  • Complete spare set of extra clothes & socks
  • Water bottle (at least 3 ltr) compulsory
  • Electrical/ Glucon-d energizers and personal Medicine.
  • A sweater/warm wear/rainwear. Wear comfortable clothing during treks (full sleeves).
  • Good trekking/sports shoes (sandals, chappals, floaters not permitted).
  • Torch with Extra pair of Batteries (must)
  • Camera, Binocular (Optional)
  • Identity proof (must). 10.Toiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper, etc.).
  • Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent, etc. 12.Sleeping bag/mat/bedsheet. (Rentals available on demand) in the case of camping.
  • Slippers (optional - at the end of day/trek so that your feet can relax).) (Missing anything from above. We provide rentals for adventure gear, please contact us).

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions
  • Pay attention to the tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour. >No Smoking during the tour/trek.
  • Roaming during the nights not permitted without our permission.
  • Participants have to fill an undertaking form given by Adventure Club Pune. >Remember that this is Adventure related activity, means you are away from the comfort zone. We are here to provide you with the best experience & 100% safety.

Event Risk Profile:

  • Heavy rains are expected so please double pack your valuables to save them from getting wet.
  • Wear good trekking shoes & clothing.
  • Due to the monsoon season and various rock patches in this route, we recommend you to please take care while walking /climbing/trekking.
  • Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc. is prohibited.
  • Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky.
  • For all such events, you are at your own risk.
  • Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
  • You 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 may or may not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy
  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of the booking value will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled 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.
  • We need a minimum of 9 participants for the trek if we didn't get sufficient bookings then we have right to cancel the trek and the full amount paid by participants will be refunded to them within 2-3 days.

Map & Directions

Map & Directions
Irshalgad Fort ( Irshalkarni Devi, Irshalgad )
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