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Har Ki Dun – A Gorgeous River Valley Trek for Beginners

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  • 7 Days / 6 NightsDuration
  • 17-23 Mar'23travel dates
  • 15-55 yrs.Age Limit
  • 15 max.Group Size

Highlights

  • Climbing the highest peak of Maharashtra - 5,400 ft.
  • A thrilling and exciting climb to the topThe views gained as a reward for our effort
  • One of the best panoramic views of the prominent Sahyadri mountains
  • Trek for allRecommended for beginners with good fitness

Key Info

  • UttarakhandLocation
  • SankriBase Village
  • AnytimeBest Season
  • Easy to ModerateGrade
  • 1,646 mMax. Altitude
  • Daily 4-5 hrs.Walk (approx.): Total 25 km
EnduranceMedium: 6/10

Kalsubai is a mountain peak in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India. It is the highest peak in the Sahyadri mountain range with an elevation of approximately 1,646 meters (5,400 feet) above sea level. Kalsubai is situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra and is a popular trekking destination for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

The trek to Kalsubai is a popular activity, and it offers a moderately challenging experience. The trekking trail starts from the base village of Bari, which is accessible by road. The trek usually takes a few hours to reach the summit, depending on your fitness level. The trail passes through lush green forests, rocky terrain, and ladders. A temple at the top is also dedicated to the local deity Kalsubai, which is a significant religious and cultural attraction.

Once you reach the summit, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Sahyadri mountain ranges and multiple forts including the picturesque Bhandardara Dam. The picture at sunrise and sunset is particularly stunning.

The Legend ofKalsubai

Kalsubai Peak is not only known for its natural beauty and trekking opportunities but also has an interesting mythological and historical story associated with it. The story revolves around a woman named Kalsubai, who is believed to be the inspiration behind the peak’s name.

Kalsubai was a household maid in a nearby village. She was believed to be extremely beautiful and was often the object of attention for many men. However, Kalsubai was not interested in any of the suitors who sought her hand in marriage. Instead, she had a deep devotion to a local deity.

One day, she received a marriage proposal from a man she did not wish to marry. To avoid the unwanted marriage, she decided to flee and climbed the mountain to seek refuge in a small temple dedicated to the local deity at the summit. She prayed for protection and vowed to remain celibate for the rest of her life.

Unfortunately, her escape was discovered by the suitor, who followed her to the summit. A struggle ensued, and in the process, Kalsubai fell to her death from the mountain. Her sacrifice and devotion to the deity were recognized, and a shrine was built in her memory at the summit where she met her tragic end.

Today, the temple dedicated to Kalsubai stands as a testament to her devotion and the legend associated with her. It has become a significant pilgrimage site for both trekkers and devotees. Many trekkers pay their respects at the temple when they reach the summit, making it a part of their journey.

The legend of Kalsubai adds a cultural and spiritual element to the trek, making it not only an adventure but also a journey imbued with local folklore and history. It serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by individuals in the pursuit of their beliefs and desires, making the trek to Kalsubai Peak a memorable and meaningful experience for many.

Detailed Itinerary

Day-wise Schedule

Day 0
Overnight Travelling

23:00
Once you reach your pick-up point, mark your presence with the SG-Trekkers representative. Then we will travel by private bus to the starting point of the trek.

Day 1
Kalsubai Peak Trek > Travel to Pune

05:00
Early in the morning, we reach Baari village at the base of Kalsubai Peak. (Washrooms are not available.)
Our field experts will provide pre-trek information and instructions to all participants.

05:30 – 08:00
Now we will start the trek to the highest peak in Maharashtra state; We have to climb approximately 2,250 feet.
For trekkers, this is a simple mountain to climb. An easy but steep road leads to the upper plateau. It usually takes 3 to 4 hours to reach Kalsubai Peak from the base village. There are three iron ladders on this route.

On the way, you can enjoy the sunrise view.

08:00 – 09:00
You can rest for an hour at the top.

09:00 – 12:00
Now we start descending to the base village by the same route. After 7 to 8 hours of walking, our trek will end at Baari village.

12:00 – 14:00
Refresh yourself. (Washrooms are available)
Let’s have a meal together. Served hot and tasty vegetarian food.

14:00 – 21:00
Start the journey back to Pune with very pleasant memories.

21:00
Reach Pune and it’s time to say goodbye to your travel companion. Let’s stay in touch via phone/social media and meet again for another memorable trip.

SEE YOU SOON! 🙂


Day 1: Highlights

• Altitude: ⇑ 2,250 ft. / ⇓ 2,250 ft.
• Walk (approx.): 7 hrs., 10 km.
• Accommodation: N/A
• Meals: Lunch, Evening Tea

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Inclusions

What's Included?
  • Private Transport: Ex. PuneToll, Parking, Transport Permit, Driver Food & Allowance
  • Camping: Stay In TentOn Sharing Basis of 3/4 People
    Separate Tent for Women
  • Ferry Boat Fare2+2 Hrs. Up & Down Journey
  • A Lunch & Evening TeaServed Veg. Meals as Per Itinerary Only
  • Forest Entry PermitsWLS Name
  • Safety Gears & Technical SupportWith UIAA Certified Equipment
  • Trekking InsuranceBenefits: Disability Covered, Medical Expenses & Many More
  • An Experienced Trek LeadsTeam of Certified Mountaineers & Outdoor Experts
  • First Aid KitWell Stocked Medicines with Team SG-Trekkers
  • GSTAll Applicable Taxes

Exclusions

What's Not Included?
  • Any Kind of Personal ExpensesAnything Specifically Not Mentioned in the ‘Inclusions List’.
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