Harishchandragad Trek is a popular and challenging trek in Maharashtra, India. It is located in the Western Ghats and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. The trek involves steep climbs, rocky terrain, and narrow pathways, making it suitable for experienced trekkers. Here is a detailed itinerary, essential trekking information, things to carry, training and fitness tips, safety tips, and costs for the Harishchandragad Trek.

Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Mumbai to Khireshwar

  • Reach Kalyan railway station by 6:00 am and board the local train to Kasara
  • From Kasara, take a shared jeep to Khireshwar village
  • Reach Khireshwar village by 11:00 am and start the trek to Harishchandragad
  • Reach Harishchandragad and camp overnight

Day 2: Harishchandragad to Mumbai

  • Wake up early and watch the sunrise from the peak
  • Explore the historic Harishchandragad fort
  • Descend to Khireshwar village
  • Take a shared jeep to Kasara and board the local train to Mumbai
  • Reach Mumbai by late evening

Essential Trekking Information:

  • Trek Distance: 20 km (approx.)
  • Trek Duration: 2 days
  • Trek Grade: Moderate to Difficult
  • Altitude: 4,671 ft. (1,424 m)
  • Best Time to Visit: June to February
  • Terrain: Steep climbs, rocky terrain, and narrow pathways
  • Water Sources: Streams and waterfalls along the route
Harishchandragad Trek

Things to Carry:

  • Comfortable trekking shoes with good grip
  • Warm clothes and rain gear
  • Sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, and a hat
  • Water bottles and energy bars
  • Torch and extra batteries
  • First aid kit and personal medication
  • Tent, sleeping bag, and camping gear (if camping overnight)
  • Map and compass

Training and Fitness Tips:

  • Build up endurance by going for regular walks and runs
  • Train your legs and core muscles with squats, lunges, and planks
  • Practice breathing exercises to improve lung capacity
  • Carry a backpack during your training sessions to build stamina

Safety Tips:

  • Always follow the trail markers and stay on the designated path
  • Carry enough water and stay hydrated
  • Do not litter or harm the environment in any way
  • Do not disturb the local flora and fauna
  • In case of an emergency, call for help immediately


  • The trek can be done independently or with the help of a local trekking company
  • The cost will vary depending on the mode of transportation, food, and accommodation
  • On average, the cost of the trek can range from INR 1,500 – 3,000 per person

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