Overview
  • The Bhairavgad (also known as Shripunje) trek is a popular trekking destination located in the Sahyadri mountain range of Maharashtra, India. This trek offers a unique blend of natural beauty, historical significance, and a thrilling adventure experience.
  • Bhairavgad is situated near the village of Shripunje in the Ahmednagar district. The trek begins from the base village and takes you through picturesque landscapes, dense forests, and rugged terrains. The total trek distance is approximately 8 kilometers, making it a moderate-level trek suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers.
  • In conclusion, the Bhairavgad (Shripunje) trek is a fantastic adventure that combines natural beauty, historical exploration, and a sense of accomplishment. The trek offers a moderate challenge suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. With its lush landscapes, historic fort, and the thrill of rock climbing, this trek is a must-visit for those seeking an unforgettable trekking experience in the Sahyadris. 
  • The final stretch to the fort includes traversing a thrilling rock-cut staircase known as the "Ganesh Darwaja." This section demands a bit of agility and courage, adding to the overall excitement of the trek. Upon reaching the top, trekkers are rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding hills, valleys, and nearby forts. The Bhairavgad Fort itself has ruins of old structures, bastions, and water reservoirs, which offer a glimpse into its historical significance. 

Bhairavgad Trek Information:

  • Fort Elevation: Fort trail
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Trek Endurance: Medium to High
  • Trek Length: Approx. 8km 
  • Trek Duration: 3 hrs one way
  • Location Address: Shirpunje Village Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra 

Batches : 

  • September: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
  • October: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

Important Note:

  1. We insist you on taking Friday night departures to avoid the rush.
  2. We need a minimum of 10 people to operate Friday batches, if not then it will be shifted to the Saturday batch.

Event Fees:

  • Pune: 1399/-
  • Base Village: 699/-
1 Night 1 Day 19 Apr, 20 Apr, 26 Apr, and more Shirpunje Kh., Maharashtra
Itinerary

DAY 1

DAY 2

  • 04:00 AM: Reach Base village Shripunje and rest for an hour 
  • 05:00 AM: Get freshen up and have Breakfast.
  • 06:00 AM: Start our trek to Bhairavgad fort post Briefing and instructions by Trek Leaders.
  • 09:00 AM: Reach at the Peak. Have rest for some time.
  • 09:00 to 10:00 AM: Explore the Temple and Ghanchakkar Ladders. 
  • 10:30 AM: Start descending to the base village.
  • 12:30 PM: Reach Base village, Get freshen up.
  • 01:30 PM: Have lunch (Veg thali) and Rest for some time
  • 03:00 PM: Start Return journey to Pune
  • 09:00 PM: Reach Pune (Arrival Time Depends on the Pace of the Group and Road Traffic conditions)

Inclusion :

  • Travel from Pune by Private Bus
  • Breakfast & Tea
  • Lunch ( Veg Thali )
  • Guide Charges.
  • Entry Charges.
  • Expertise Charges. 
  • First Aid Charges.

Exclusion :

  • Travel till pickup points
  • 5% Gst on booking tickets
  • Any kind of personal expense like Mineral water/lime water/ Soft Drinks/ Extra snacks or meals that are not included in the inclusions, purchased for personal consumption 
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned and included in the inclusion of this package.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
  • Any kind of Insurance

Things to carry:

(Highly Required and Mandatory Things)

  • ID proof
  • backpack (waterproof or covered with waterproof cover) 
  • trekking shoes or any sports shoes with a Good grip
  • Trekking pants (compulsory), 2 T-Shirts (Preferably full sleeves or Half T-shirt with sleeves), Raincoat/ waterproof jacket/ windcheater, Handnapkin/Towel, etc
  • Water 2-3 liters.
  • Ready-to-eat food like plum cakes, Dry fruits, dry snacks and biscuits, Chikki, chocolate bars, etc.
  • Torch 
  • Personal Medicines and Personal First aid 

(Required but Optional Things)

  • To change after trekking - Facewash, Extra pants/ shorts, Extra T-shirt, sleeper/ floaters, an extra bag to carry your trekking shoes, innerwear, etc
  • Sweater For bus journey
  • Electoral or Glucose D powder. 
  • Portable Phone Charger, Earphones, etc.
  • Sun protection cap, sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, toothbrush-toothpaste, etc
  • Proper face mask or shield 
  • Sanitizer 
  • Extra Pair of clothes.

(Note: Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pants,  this will protect your body and skin from Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles, etc)


Cancellation and Refund Policy:

  • 75% refund within 5-7 working days, if notified 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  • 50 % refund within 5-7 working days, if notified 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund within 5-7 working days, if notified less than 3 days prior to the event date
  • No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets can be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If we cancel the trek, only the Trek Amount will be refunded.

Trekhievers Policy:

  • We strictly follow no alcohol, no drugs, and no litter policy.
  • Seats will be reserved only after full payment.
  • A complete schedule of the trek will be given to the registered participants 12 Hours prior on WhatsApp.
  • Organizers have all the right to modify or change the schedule in case of any unavoidable circumstance.
  • The tour is weather based and depends on the weather conditions. There may be last-minute cancellations if weather conditions deteriorate.
FAQ

 

  1. What is Harishchandragad? Harishchandragad is a hill fort located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, India. It is famous for its historical significance, scenic beauty, and challenging trekking routes.

  2. How to reach Harishchandragad? Harishchandragad can be reached by road from major cities like Mumbai and Pune. The nearest town is Ghatghar, from where a trek of approximately 4-5 hours leads to the fort.

  3. What is the best time to visit Harishchandragad? The ideal time to visit Harishchandragad is during the months of October to February when the weather is pleasant and favorable for trekking. However, the monsoon season (June to September) offers lush green landscapes and beautiful waterfalls.

  4. What are the popular trekking routes on Harishchandragad? The popular trekking routes on Harishchandragad include the Nalichi Vaat route, the Pachnai route, and the Tolar Khind route. Each route offers different levels of difficulty and scenic beauty.

  5. Are there any accommodations available on Harishchandragad? Yes, there are basic accommodations available on Harishchandragad in the form of caves and camping options. It is advisable to carry your own camping equipment and essentials.

  6. What are the famous attractions in Harishchandragad? The famous attractions on Harishchandragad include the Konkan Kada (a stunning cliff with panoramic views), Kedareshwar temple (an ancient cave temple), and Taramati Peak (the highest point on the fort).

  7. Is it safe to trek Harishchandragad? Trekking Harishchandragad can be challenging, especially during monsoon or rough weather conditions. It is recommended to go with an experienced guide, carry necessary safety gear, and be cautious while navigating tricky sections.

  8. Can beginners attempt the Harishchandragad trek? Yes, beginners can attempt the Harishchandragad trek, but it is important to be physically fit and mentally prepared for the challenges of the trek. It is advisable to start with less difficult routes and gradually progress.

  9. Are there any wildlife or bird sightings on Harishchandragad? Harishchandragad is home to various species of flora and fauna. Visitors may spot species like langurs, monkeys, butterflies, and a variety of birds, including the rare Malabar whistling thrush.

  10. What are the precautions to take while trekking Harishchandragad? Some precautions to take while trekking Harishchandragad include carrying sufficient water, wearing proper trekking shoes, carrying necessary medications, and being aware of weather conditions and trail markings.

  11. Are there any camping facilities on Harishchandragad? There are limited camping facilities on Harishchandragad. Visitors can pitch tents at designated camping sites or choose to stay in the available caves with proper equipment.

  12. Can I visit Harishchandragad during the monsoon season? Visiting Harishchandragad during the monsoon season is possible but challenging due to heavy rainfall and slippery trails. It is recommended for experienced trekkers who are prepared for the rain and enjoy the lush green surroundings.

  13. Is there any historical or mythological significance associated with Harishchandragad? Harishchandragad has historical and mythological significance. It is believed to be the place where Lord Rama performed the last rites of sage Atri's son, Ahiravan. The fort also witnessed many battles and was under the rule of different dynasties. The historical remnants on the fort, including ancient caves, temples, and fortifications, stand as a testament to its rich past.

  14. Are there any food and water facilities available on Harishchandragad? There are limited food and water facilities available on Harishchandragad. It is advisable to carry your own food, snacks, and sufficient water for the trek. There are a few local vendors near the base village where you can find basic refreshments.

  15. What are the nearby attractions or places to visit around Harishchandragad? Near Harishchandragad, you can visit the beautiful Bhandardara Lake, which offers stunning views and a peaceful atmosphere. The Randha Falls, located nearby, is a popular tourist spot known for its cascading waterfall. Additionally, the famous Kalsubai Peak, the highest peak in Maharashtra, is within reach and offers a challenging trekking experience.

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Bhairavgad Drinking Water, Shirpunje Kh., Maharashtra, India View on Map
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