Bhandardara Overnight Stay and Trek to Kalsubai
Overnight Stay at Bhandardara is a unique experience which you may have never experienced till now with Kalsubai Mountain Trekking the next day .Bhandardara is Surrounded by the Turquoise pristine water. Bhandardara is one of the best weekend getaways from Mumbai, Pune & Nasik . This Place is always beautiful with its tranquil serenity and unspoiled nature. But during monsoon and post-monsoon period, it's natural beauty increases much folds with numerous small & medium seasonal waterfalls and glowing greenery. During monsoon, it is difficult to arrange for camping in Bhandardara , But we provide Accommodation in our Guest House on sharing basis in our Dormitory Rooms on sharing Basis for Large Groups. We have Separate Rooms for Boys and Girls. We will provide you BBQ in the evening and also offer you unlimited Starters!!. It will surely be a memorable experience for you.
Cars can be booked from bhandardara to kasara and also while reaching trekking point from bhandardara to kalsubai.
If you are coming by local train then Public Transport like S.T Bus and Sharing Car(Balero) are available from Kasara Railway Station to reach Bhandardara.
Length: 1 day and 1 night stay and Trekking at Bhandardara.
Height: 2430 ft above sea level
Best season: Round the year
Accommodation timing: You have to reach Bhandardara by 4 - 5 PM in the evening. Its a 1 day and 1 night stay arrangement.
- Unlimited Veg and Non Veg Starters
- Unlimited Veg, Non Veg and Jain Buffet Dinner
- Unlimited BBQ
Bhandardara Check-in time: 5 PM (Day 1)
Bhandardara Check out time: 5 PM (Day 2)
Day 01: Arrival at Bhandardara & trekking
Arrive at Bhandardara by 4 -5 PM in the EVENING by own vehicle/other means. You can reach Igatpuri or Kasara and then take local transport (state transport bus or shared jeep) to reach Bhandardara.Having own vehicle is highly advisable. Enjoy evening snacks and also a walk at Bhandardara lakeside, Relish the delicious BBQ along with Scrumptious homemade dinner(Veg/Non Veg/Jain) will be served thereafter. Night stay at dormitory rooms or tents in shaded area to protect from rain.
Day 2: Trekking and return journey to Mumbai
Wake up early in the morning,get ready for trekking at Kalsubai peak,Kalsubai is 10kms from bhandardara so you will be leaving bhandardara by 6.30am,breakfast will be given at bhandardara or on the way to kalsubai point. Kalsubai trekking will take approx. 7 hrs to and fro.After finishing the trek you will be brought back to bhandardara,lunch will be provided at bhandardara,After relaxing for some time you can start your return journey to Mumbai or Pune and say Bid Adieu to Bhandardara.
Trek Name :- Kalusbai ( Highest Peak of Maharashtra)
Trek Grade: Medium
Endurance Level: Medium
Location :- Ahmednagar About Kalusbai:-
Kalsubai Peak is the highest peak of the Sahyadri mountain ranges in Ahemadnagar district. At the sumit is a small temple of the Kalsubai Godess, the local deity, hardly big enough to seat three people at one time. This peak stands true to its quality of being the highest peak of the state and commands a mesmerizing view of the mountains surrounding it.
To the north of the mountain are various forts and scalable mountains such as Harihargad, Brahmagriri, the intimidating AMK range and many more such. To the south west is the famous needle hole upon Ratangad and to the south are Harishchandragad and Ghanchakkar can be seen.
Highest Peak of Maharashtra
View of Kulang, Madan, Alang forts
5.30AM- Wake Up Call, Freshen Up, Have Breakfast & Tea.
6.15AM- Introduction Round and brief about the rules and regulation to be followed by every trekkers and leave for kalsubai trek point.
7.00 AM- Start the Trek
10:30AM Reach top, explore the mighty temple, feel the quest of being on the highest peak of Maharashtra, take some rest.
11.00AM- Start Descending and reach base point.
2.00PM- Reach the Base point and leave for bhandardara.
2.30PM- Reach Bhandardara,have lunch,take rest for sometime.
4.30PM- Start the Return Journey to Mumbai,Pune.
- Night stay at Dormitory rooms/tents placed in shaded area.
- 1 evening snacks and Tea,Evening Unlimited Starters ( Veg and Non Veg Both) , 1 Dinner (Veg ,Non Veg and Jain),1 Lunch & 2 breakfast
- BBQ (Veg/Non-Veg)
- Dome Tent Stay
- Mineral Water
- Washroom (indian)
- Pick up/ drop facilities (Paid)
- Expertise Fee
- First Aid Kit
- All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered.
- Insurance, tips, porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
- All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.
Things To Carry
- Valid Photo ID Proof (Aadhar Card/Driving License)
- Comfortable Footwear
- Water bottle (2 litres each person)
- Mosquito Repellent Cream
- Extra Set of Clothes
- Waterproof Bag
- Compulsory Torch with Extra batteries
- Blankets or (Chaddar)
- Electoral 1 pack
- Medicine if required
- Portable Mobile Charger
- Bluetooth Speakers
- Torch with extra batteries
- Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc
- Wind Cheater and Good trekking shoes
- Extra pair of clothes, socks
- Cap, Camera as Optional
- 1 packet of electrol, enerzal, glucon-D
Medications if required for individual
- Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible
- And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.
Place to stay- Bhandardara Guesthouse
How to get to the venue (incase travel is not included) How to reach Bhandardara:
To reach Bhandardara you need to reach either Kasara Station from ghatkopar or dadar if not travelling by your own car. Kasara to Bhandardara distance is 60 km and Igatpuri to Bhandardara distance is 45 km by road. You will get state transport buses from railway station or you can hire share jeep and private car also. From kasara it will take around 2 hours to reach Bhandardara.
If you are coming via your private transport then you can follow the below route to reach Bhandardara
Mumbai > Igatpuri > Ghoti (Turn right) > Pimpalgaon (Turn right) > Bhandardara Dam
Before you come please understand the following facts about Bhandardara weekend lakeside camping:
Ample parking facilities are available for vehicles
The place is safe & secure as camp organizers & caretakers are local and they will be available 24*7
It will be best if you bring your own car.
If the booking is cancelled 10 days or before the event date, then 50% of the booking amount will be refunded.
If the booking is cancelled 5 days before the event date then no refunds will be given.
Bhandardara, Maharashtra 422604