Kalsubai Trek and Summit Camping
The post-monsoon Sahyadri skyline is like a gigantic painting in the sky which cannot be described in words. One has to personally experience this magical play of clouds, and what better view than from the tallest peak of Maharashtra! Couple that with a lovely overnight camping experience, and you’ll have a weekend memoir of a lifetime!
Kalsubai, standing at 5400 feet, is the tallest peak in Maharashtra and its commanding view also overlooks all major treks in Igatpuri area including Ratangad, Harishchandragad, AMK, etc. Embark on an exhilarating trek to the mighty Kalsubai peak and camp out under the stars.
This is a CarvanTrips Select trip: A personalized road trip & adventure experience which requires no minimum booking and no dependency on any group. A fun, new way of discovering hidden locations, secret campsites, adventure activities and unique experiences on your own, without the worry of uncertainties. Each of these destinations come highly recommended by past travellers and Carvan Trips endorses these only after personally visiting there.
Difficulty level – Medium/High Endurance.
Arrive at the base village by 2 PM in the afternoon and have tea/snacks. Later, start the trek till the campsite and reach the camping ground located near the summit around sunset. Later, stroll around the camp and enjoy individual merrymaking, storytelling session around the campfire. Afterwards, enjoy local authentic Maharashtrian style dinner.
Next morning, wake up and freshen up to start trekking to reach the summit and witness the spectacular sunrise. After descending, reach the campsite and have breakfast. Leave the campsite and start descending after packing up of all gears. Reach the base village by lunch time and have lunch.
Evening snack (Day 1)
Dinner (Day 1)
Breakfast (Day 2)
Lunch (Day 2)
Expertise & guide charges.
Lunch on Day 1 and dinner on Day 2, and also anything not mentioned above.
Can jog non-stop for 2 kms, or
Can walk for 5 kms without feeling tired & breathless, or
Do some physical activity on a regular basis (cycling, swimming, gym, etc)
Have done a simple trek before of at least 2 hours
Have not consumed alcohol in the past 24 hours
Have no medical condition which causes discomfort during any physical activity.
Things to Carry
Personal first aid kit
Jacket/sweater for night
Cap, goggles, sunscreen, etc
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)
Sleeping bag, mat
For trekking –
Full/half sleeve T-shirt with stretchable gym pants/yoga/track pants/shorts Please do not wear denims or formals
Trekking/hiking shoes or a comfortable pair of sport shoes with a good grip.
Avoid carrying heavy weight backpack for this trek. Keep everything covered in a plastic bag as there can be chances of rain.
The food provided would be simple village food.
This is a budget nature trip. The facilities available at the campsite are minimal. The tents are simple but cozy, non-luxury tents. The food will be simple but tasty, authentic village food.
Since the campsite is at an eco-sensitive zone, permanent toilets are not available at the campsite but can be accessed at a walking distance.
In case of any unexpected change in weather or other unforeseen situations that are beyond control and due to which camping may not be feasible, the operator will try their best to make alternate stay arrangements in the nearby homestay or village (subject to availability).
In case it rains, campfire will not be possible.
The itinerary is indicative only. A circumstantial delay can be expected on the day. Please make post trip plans after adding a buffer accordingly.
Hanuman Mandir Bari
Bari, Maharashtra 422604