Dhak Bahiri Trek is a challenging and adventurous trek located near Karjat in Maharashtra, India. The trek offers stunning views of the Western Ghats and the surrounding valleys. Here is a detailed itinerary for the Dhak Bahiri Trek:

Day 1:

  • Reach Karjat by 7:00 AM.
  • Meet your guide and fellow trekkers.
  • After a brief introduction and safety briefing, start the trek at around 8:00 AM.
  • The trek starts from Sandshi village and takes around 4-5 hours to reach the base camp at Dhak plateau.
  • Have lunch at the base camp and rest for a while.
  • Explore the Dhak plateau and enjoy the scenic views.
  • Stay overnight in tents.

Day 2:

  • Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast.
  • Start the ascent to Dhak Bahiri cave at around 7:00 AM.
  • The climb to the cave is steep and requires rock climbing and rappelling skills.
  • Reach the cave by 10:00 AM and explore the cave and the surrounding areas.
  • Have lunch at the cave and rest for a while.
  • Start the descent back to the base camp by 1:00 PM.
  • Reach the base camp by 4:00 PM and rest for the night.

Day 3:

  • Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast.
  • Start the descent back to Sandshi village by 8:00 AM.
  • Reach Sandshi village by 12:00 PM and depart for Karjat.
  • Reach Karjat by 1:00 PM and depart for your next destination.
Dhak Bahiri Trek

Essential Trekking Information:

  • Trek Distance: 5 km (one way)
  • Trek Duration: 4-5 hours (one way)
  • Trek Grade: Difficult
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,789 feet
  • Best Time to Trek: November to February
  • Permits: No permits required
  • Mobile Network: Limited

Things to Carry:

  • Comfortable trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Water bottles (at least 3 liters)
  • Energy bars and snacks
  • Sunscreen lotion and sunglasses
  • Personal medication (if any)
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • ID proof (for verification)
  • Rock climbing and rappelling gear (if you have)

Training and Fitness Tips:

  • Dhak Bahiri Trek is a difficult trek and requires good physical fitness and stamina.
  • Practice cardio and strength training exercises to improve endurance and stamina.
  • Practice rock climbing and rappelling skills to be prepared for the climb.
  • Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet.

Safety Tips:

  • Follow the instructions of the guide and do not wander off alone.
  • Wear comfortable and sturdy shoes to avoid slips and falls.
  • Carry a first aid kit and personal medication (if any).
  • Do not litter and maintain the cleanliness of the trekking trail.
  • Avoid trekking during the monsoon season (June to September).


The cost of the Dhak Bahiri Trek varies depending on the trek operator and the package chosen. Typically, the cost includes transportation, accommodation, meals, and guide fees. The cost can range from INR 3,000 to INR 5,000 per person. It is advisable to check with the trek operator for the exact cost and inclusions before booking.

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