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One of the most thrilling trek in the sahyadris

15th July 2017 09:30 p.m. Harihar MH, INDIA

Harihar, also known as Harshgad is a beautiful trek located 60 kms away from Kasara. Harihar fort looks like rectangular in shape from base village and built on triangular prism of rock the edges of this stunning fort is absolutely vertical. Rock cut stair case leads you the fort. Staircase to heaven has 117 steps in all. Once you climb the first rocky staircase, you then walk thru below an overhang with a drop. Again one has to climb a set of steep stairs (with niches), then pass thru a staircase inside the rock one that you must have experienced at Kothlogad-Peth, if you have done that trek, after this you reach the top of the fort. The view from the top is spectacular. Harihar fort trek near Mumbai makes a great weekend gateway

  • Details about the event:
  • Type: Hilly, Forest
  • Altitude: 3676 ft. (ASL)
  • Fort Range: Kasara
  • Region: Igatpuri
  • Grade: Medium
  • Trail Climbing Time: Approx. 4 hrs. (Depends on the speed of trail walkers)
  • Distance From Andheri: 121KM
  • Travel time: Approx. 3.30 hrs.


  • Assemble at start point SGNP, Borivali at 11 PM
  • Tea and snacks break on the way
  • Reach base village at 4 AM
  • Start trekking at 5 AM after stretching, briefing and breakfast
  • Reach top of the fort by 8:00 AM
  • Descend down to base village reach by 11 AM
  • Lunch at 12.30 PM in Village
  • Reach Mumbai by 3:30 PM
  • Note: Above schedule is tentative as time depends on the speed of the group and many other factors

Things to Carry

  • Shoes
  • Tracks Pant
  • T-Shirt
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • Water Bottles
  • Extra Pair of Clothes
  • Windcheater
  • Plastic Bags (To keep wet clothes and garbage)
  • Some dry snacks and eatables
  • And Backpack to carry all things above.

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