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Madhe & Upandya Ghat – Monsoon Trek

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  • One DayDuration
  • Sun, 14 & 21 Jultravel dates
  • 13-55 yrs.Age Limit
  • 10-30 max.Group Size

Highlights

  • Descend via Historical "Madhe Ghat"Ascend via Offbeat "Upandya Ghat"
  • Scenic waterfall at Madhe GhatEnjoy the rain & waterfall along the trek
  • Steep climbs offering panoramic viewsLush greenery and diverse flora and fauna
  • Less crowded & more serene compared to other popular treksPassing through dense forests and rugged terrain
  • Considered an easy to moderate trekSuitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers

It’s a great escape for trekkers and nature enthusiasts looking to explore the Western Ghats and experience the rich cultural heritage of Maharashtra.

Key Info

  • VelhePune Dist.
  • Keladbase village
  • Monsoon, Winterbest season
  • Moderategrade
  • 2,260 ft.max. altitude
  • 10 km, 4-5 hrs.trek (approx.)
enduranceMedium: 6/10

This trek offers a glimpse of the natural beauty of the Western Ghats, including lush green valleys, cascading waterfalls, and historical significance!

The best time to do this trek is during the monsoon season (June to September) when the waterfalls are at their fullest and the scenery is most lush.

Descend via “Madhe Ghat” and ascend via “Upandya Ghat”, this trek is a scenic and relatively easy route located around 65 km southwest of Pune, bordering the Raigad district!

The trail then descends through Madhe Ghat, offering stunning views of the surrounding area. You’ll encounter Madheghat Waterfall, also known as Laxmi Waterfall, along the way. This is a great spot to take a break and cool off. After enjoying the waterfall, you’ll ascend Upandya Ghat, completing the loop.

While trekking from Madhe Ghat to Upandya Ghat, you can witness the natural beauty of the Sahyadri mountains, encounter diverse flora and fauna, and enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings. The panoramic views from the top of the ghat are especially rewarding, allowing you to admire the vast expanses of the Western Ghats.

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Madhe Ghat
Known for its stunning waterfall and the historical significance related to Maratha history. The name Madhe Ghat comes from the Marathi word “madh,” which means “dead body.” Legend has it that after the heroic warrior “Subhedar Tanaji Malusare” sacrificed himself in the Battle of Sinhagad Fort, his body was carried through this route to his village, Umarath.

Upandya Ghat
This lesser-known ghat provides an equally thrilling trekking experience with beautiful views of the surrounding hills and valleys.

Detailed Itinerary

Day-wise Schedule

Day 1
Pune » Descend via Madhe Ghat » Karnawadi » Upandya Ghat Ascend » Pune

Depart from Pune by 05:00 hrs.
Meet our representative at your pick-up point. We will then proceed by private vehicle to the starting point of our trek. We’ll stop at a local restaurant near Velhe for breakfast.

The trek starts and ends at the Kelad village. The trek begins with a gradual descent through the forest. The trail passes through dense forests, over streams and waterfalls, and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

As you descend Madhe Ghat, you’ll come across the magnificent Madhe (Laxmi) Waterfall. Enjoy the refreshing showers and the surrounding beauty. We must walk to Karnawadi village and then ascend to Kelad via the offbeat “Upandya Ghat”. Reach the summit of Upandya Ghat. Enjoy the views from the top, which are even more spectacular than those from Madhe Ghat.

After trekking for 4 to 5 hours, you’ll finally reach Kelad village. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Pune; filled with memories of our monsoon special adventure trek from Madhe Ghat to Upandya Ghat.

Arrive back in Pune by 21:00 hrs. (approx.)


Day 1: Highlights
• Drive (approx.): 65 km, 2-3 hrs.
• Altitude: ⇓ 1,060 ft. / ⇑ 1,060 ft.
• Trek (approx.): 10 km, 4-5 hrs.
• Meals: Breakfast, Meal after the Trek
• Drive (approx.): 65 km, 2-3 hrs.

Inclusions

What's Included?
  • Private Transport: Ex. PuneNon-AC Vehicle with Toll, Parking, Transport Permit, Driver Food & Allowance
  • Entry PermitsMadhe Ghat Area
  • A Breakfast, Meal after the TrekServed Veg. Meals as Per Itinerary Only
  • 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 Personal ExpensesAnything specifically not mentioned in the “Inclusions” list.

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