- Harihar Fort, also known as Harshgad, is a popular trekking destination located in Maharashtra, India. Situated in the Nashik district, this fort offers a thrilling trekking experience.
- The trek to Harihar Fort is known for its steep, rugged terrain, and a rock-cut staircase with nearly 80-degree inclines, making it a challenging yet rewarding climb for adventure enthusiasts.
- The fort's historical significance and picturesque surroundings, including lush greenery and scenic views, add to the allure of the trek
- It typically takes around 2-3 hours to reach the summit, where trekkers can explore the fort's ruins and enjoy panoramic vistas.
- Harihar Fort's historical significance, along with its challenging trek and scenic beauty, make it a popular destination for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.
- Trek Difficulty: Moderate.
- Trek Endurance: Medium to High
- Trek Length: Approx. 4-5 km
- Trek Duration: 3 hrs one way
- Location Address: Bari Village, Igatpuri, Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra.
- Kalsubai peak height: 5400 feet Approx
- October:,27, 28
- November: 3, 4, 10 ,11, 17, 18, 24, 25
- December: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
- January: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
- February: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
- March: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
- We insist you on taking Friday night departures to avoid the rush.
- We need a minimum of 10 people to operate Friday batches, if not then it will be shifted to the Saturday batch.
- Base Village: 699/-
- 08:00 PM: Report at FC Colleage Main Gate FC Road (https://goo.gl/maps/53XNsyDPwcSVReZW9 )
- 08:30 PM: Pickups from Nashik Phata (https://goo.gl/maps/3Fdnzh3YdLEimfHg7 )
- 10:00 PM: Take a Dinner Break at Sahyadri Hotel
- Start the journey to the Base Village (Bari)
- 02:30 AM: Reach Base Village and have rest for sometime
- 04:00 AM: Get freshen up and Have Breakfast
- 04:30 AM: Start trek to Harihar Fort Post Briefing and Instructions by trek leaders
- 06:00 AM: Reach the plateau. Start trek to the summit via 80-degree steps
- 06:30 AM: Reach the top and Enjoy the Sunrise and Click Photos
- 08:00 AM: Start descending via the same route
- 12:00 PM: Reach Base Village and Have Lunch
- 02:00 PM: Start Return Journey for Pune
10:00 PM: Reach Pune (Arrival Time Depends on Pace of Group and Traffic)
- Pune to Pune Private Bus Transportation
- Breakfast & Tea
- Lunch ( Veg Thali )
- Trek Leader Charges.
- Trek Expertise Charges.
- Forest Entry Charges.
- First Aid Charges.
- 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 mentioned 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
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.
- 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
- 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)
- The tour is weather-based and depends on the weather conditions. There may be last-minute cancellations if weather conditions deteriorate.
1- How to reach Kasara station:
Catch Kasara local from the below Station -
- 07:18 pm: CST-Kasara train as per the timings mentioned.
- 07:31 pm: Dadar
- 07:38 pm: Kurla
- 07:58 pm: Thane
- 08:21 pm: Kalyan
- 09:32 pm: Kasara
2- How do I get to Harihar?
How to reach Harihar Peak -
- Reach Kasara Railway Station.
- Take a local Taxi to the base village Nagpada
- By Road Mumbai - Kasara - Igatpuri - Ghoti - Bari Village.
- Harihar Trek from Pune By Road Pune - Sangamner - Rajur - Bhandardara - Bari.
- The Harihar Trek route is well-marked.
- Local guides often accompany climbers to the summit.
2- Are washrooms available during the trek?
No washrooms are only available at the base village.
3- Can we bring our vehicle to the base village and is parking available?
Parking is available near the village, Parking fee will be applicable, Car owner parks at their own risk.
4- Is Jain food available on this trek?
Yes, we can arrange Jain food for the trek.
5- What are the compulsory things to carry on the trek?
Please carry 3 liters of water, a torch, and rainwear, wear good trekking shoes, and wear a full T-shirt, and track pants.
6- Will we reach Mumbai Pune at the time mentioned?
The itinerary is the approx time during monsoon road conditions are bad there may be delays due to bus breakdowns or bad weather in case the bus reaches late Trekhievers will not pay for Uber Ola or taxi fare.
7- What is the location of Harihar?
It is located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra
8- What is the distance from Pune to Harihar?
It is approximately 180 km away from Pune.
9- What is the distance from Mumbai to Harihar?
It is approximately 155 km away from Mumbai.
10- What is the difficulty level of the Harihar trek?
It is a moderate-level trek.
11- What is the height of the Harihar Peak?
The height is approximately 1646 meters.
12- What is the temperature in Harihar during winter?
The temperature during winter is between 10 to 20 degrees.
13- What is the Harihar trek distance?
The trek distance is 6.6 km.
14- Is the Harihar night trek safe?
Yes, the night trek at Harihar is safe.
15- What is the best time to visit Harihar?
The best time to visit Harihar is from November to April.