Introduction to Trekking to Kothaligad (Peth) Fort
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”― Jack Kerouac
This monsoon season CarvanTrips would like to share the beauty of trekking with everyone, and that is the reason we have tailored few lovely easy level introductory treks suitable to be taken up by both old and young. Come join us as we get ready in our hiking shoes, all set to tick off these trekking destinations off our bucket list.
Imagine you’re already on top of the mountain and the monsoon mist has engulfed everything. The bird eye view of the surrounding looks the usual best. Slowly the clouds start dissapating. A paradise unfolds…..as the wind hums in the ears, a mountain that looks like an island can be seen covered in lush greenery! The triangular shape mountain bleeds with multiple streams of waterfall. It is just a moment of a few seconds before the mist covers it again.
Maharashtra, is blessed with the beautiful ranges of the Sahyadris. The UNESCO declared world heritage site is rich in both Flora and Fauna. After the onset of the monsoons, the sight becomes truly breathtaking, the moist canopies make room for the winds to hurl in, and the opening to the valleys and forts gets covered by wild flowers, clouds descend to the surface to blanket the earth. The freshness in the atmosphere almost guts you to realization that sometimes it is necessary to escape from our concrete confined walls, out trekking in the lap of nature’s unperturbed beauty still untouched by man.
08:00 AM – Reach at the base village.
08:30 AM – Start trekking
10:30 AM – Reach at the top and explore the fort
11:45 AM – Start descending
02:00 PM – Have lunch and leave for Karjat Station
How to reach?
Catch Karjat bound train starting from CST. Here is the time table (You miss the train, you miss the trek!)
04:48 AM – CST
05:06 AM – Dadar
05:22 AM – Ghatkopar
05:43 AM – Thane
The food provided would be simple village food
I will be trekking for the first time/ after a long time, how do I prepare for it?
Walk for 5 kms(non stop), 1 week before the trek starts
Run for 2 kms(non stop), 2 days before the trek starts
Rest one day prior to the Trek, eat well the night before and don’t consume any Alcohol
Things to wear
Good Quality Trekking/ Hiking shoes Compulsory (Floaters and Sandals are not allowed) or a comfortable pair of sport shoes with a good grip. Please don’t wear formal/ casual/ leather shoes and please ensure the shoes are of good quality and not old as to avoid wear and tear, especially of the shoe sole, during the trek.
Wind cheater/ Water proof Jacket
Things to carry
Food (Dry Snacks, Biscuits, Theplas, Parathas), Plum cakes, Fruits (Banana) for the Summit
Personal First Aid Kit
Cap, goggles, sunscreen etc.
Electral powder / Glucon D / Tang
A backpack to carry everything (No handbags or jholas)
Personal Sanitary Kit
Extra Pair of Clothes and socks
A light pair of slippers in the bag (for post trek).
Karjat Railway Station
Aamrai, Karjat, Maharashtra 410201