Lohagad to Visapur Trek is a popular trek in Maharashtra, India. This trek offers scenic views of the Western Ghats and is perfect for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Here’s a detailed trek itinerary along with all essential trekking information, things to carry, training and fitness tips, safety tips, and costs.

Trek Itinerary: Day 1:

  • Start from Mumbai/Pune to Malavali Station by train
  • Reach Malavali Station and have breakfast
  • Hire a local guide and start trekking to Lohagad Fort
  • Explore Lohagad Fort, have lunch and rest
  • Start trekking towards Visapur Fort
  • Reach Visapur Fort, set up camp, have dinner and rest

Day 2:

  • Wake up early, have breakfast and explore Visapur Fort
  • Start trekking back to Malavali Station
  • Reach Malavali Station, have lunch and depart for Mumbai/Pune by train

Trekking Information:

  • Lohagad to Visapur Trek is a moderate level trek
  • The trek distance is approximately 15 km (7.5 km one way)
  • The trek can be completed in 1-2 days depending on your pace
  • The best time to do this trek is during the monsoon season (June to September) when the weather is pleasant and the surroundings are lush green
  • The trek route is well-marked and a local guide is recommended for first-time trekkers
Lohagad to Visapur Trek

Things to Carry:

  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Sleeping bag and mat
  • Water bottles (at least 2 liters)
  • Snacks (nuts, chocolates, energy bars, etc.)
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • First-aid kit (band-aids, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, etc.)
  • Personal toiletries (tissue paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.)
  • Extra clothes (warm clothes for the night, raincoat/poncho, etc.)
  • Sunscreen lotion, sunglasses and hat/cap

Training and Fitness Tips:

  • Start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 weeks before the trek date
  • Do cardio exercises like running, cycling or swimming to improve your stamina
  • Practice walking on hilly terrains and stairs to build leg strength
  • Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet to keep your body fit and energized
  • Consult a doctor before starting any new exercise routine

Safety Tips:

  • Follow the instructions of the local guide
  • Stay on the marked trail and avoid taking shortcuts
  • Do not litter and carry your trash back with you
  • Avoid consuming alcohol or drugs during the trek
  • Carry a whistle to signal for help in case of an emergency


  • The cost of hiring a local guide for this trek is around INR 1500-2000 per day
  • The cost of transportation from Mumbai/Pune to Malavali Station and back can vary depending on the mode of transport chosen
  • The cost of food and accommodation can vary depending on the choice of restaurant/stay option

With this itinerary, information, and tips, you are all set to go for an amazing Lohagad to Visapur trek in Maharashtra. Enjoy the trekking experience and stay safe!

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