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Ancient Saval Ghat – Full Descend Trek to Bhira Village

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  • 1 Day / 1 NightDuration
  • Wed, 01 May’24travel dates
  • 07-60 yrs.Age Limit
  • 10-30 max.Group Size


  • Climbing the highest peak of Maharashtra: 5,400 ft.The feeling of accomplishment & the panoramic views from the top are truly rewarding!
  • A thrilling & exciting climb to the topGives you the distinction of conquering the highest peak in Maharashtra
  • At the peak, a temple of the goddess “Kalsubai” Visiting the temple adds a cultural & spiritual touch to your trek experience
  • Witnessing the breath-taking sunrise from the summit of Kalsubai
  • Considered an easy to moderate trekThe presence of railings, chains, and ladders in some sections helps you navigate the steeper parts of the trail

Bonus: during the monsoon season, the waterfalls along the way and the lush greenery add to the scenic beauty of the trek. However, knowing the increased difficulty and potential for slippery trails is important during this time.

Key Info

  • BhandardaraLocation
  • BaariBase Village
  • AnytimeBest Season
  • ChallengingGrade
  • 5,400 ft.Max. Altitude
  • 10 km., 7 hrs.Walk (approx.)
EnduranceMedium: 7/10

Kalsubai Peak, nestled in the Sahyadri Mountains, is the highest peak in Maharashtra, standing tall at 5,400 ft.

It's a popular trekking destination, especially for those seeking a challenging yet rewarding experience. A temple at the top is also dedicated to the local deity Kalsubai, which is a significant religious and cultural attraction!

Kalsubai Peak is located in the Akola taluka of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India. It lies on the border of the Ahmednagar and Nashik districts and falls within the Kalsubai-Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. Kalsubai Peak offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural significance, and a challenging trek.

Kalsubai is a popular trekking destination, offering a moderately challenging route suitable for experienced trekkers. The 6-7 km round-trip trek from Bari village involves an elevation gain of around 2,790 ft. The trail is well-defined and marked, but it can be steep and rocky in certain sections. The trail passes through lush green forests, rocky terrain, and ladders.

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

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Kalsubai Peak is named after Kalsubai, a revered figure in local folklore believed to possess medicinal knowledge and serve the villagers. The peak is home to a small temple dedicated to Kalsubai Devi, visited by devotees throughout the year.

The best time to visit Kalsubai for trekking is during the winter months (October to February) when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear. Avoid the monsoon season (June to September) due to slippery trails and potential landslides.

Detailed Itinerary

Day-wise Schedule

Day 0
Travel from Pune » Bari [5-6 hrs.]

Depart from Pune by 23:00 hrs.
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 0: Highlights
• Drive (approx.): 210 km, 5-6 hrs.

Day 1
Kalsubai Peak Trek » Travel to Pune

Early in the morning, we reach the base village, Bari. Here, you can have a light breakfast. Start the trek from Bari village. The initial part of the trail is moderate, with a gradual climb through the forest. As you ascend, the trail becomes steeper and rockier. Use caution and take your time, especially during low-light conditions.

Reach the summit of Kalsubai Peak 5,400 ft. Celebrate your achievement and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, including Bhandardara Lake and other Sahyadri peaks. At the summit, take your time to rest and appreciate the scenery.

Begin your descent, following the same trail back down to Bari village. Reach Bari village, feeling accomplished and refreshed. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local home. Depart from Bari village and return to Pune; filled with memories of our Kalsubai adventure trip.

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

Day 1: Highlights
• Altitude: ⇑ 2,790 ft. / ⇓ 2,790 ft.
• Walk (approx.): 10 km, 7-8 hrs.
• Accommodation: N/A
• Meals: Breakfast, Meal after the Trek, Evening Tea


What's Included?
  • Private Transport: Ex. PuneNon-AC Vehicle with Toll, Parking, Transport Permit, Driver Food & Allowance
  • Forest Entry PermitsKalsubai - Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary
  • A Breakfast, Meal after the Trek, Evening TeaServed 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
  • Safety Gears & Technical Supportwith UIAA Certified Equipment
  • Tent AccommodationOn 3/4 Person Sharing Basis
  • Ferry Boat FareRound Trip – Name Trip
  • Trek InsuranceWith Multiple Benefits


What's Not Included?
  • Any Personal ExpensesAnything specifically not mentioned in the “Inclusions” list.

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