Join us for Asherigad Fort trek this monsoon. Located in Palghar at 1680Ft height, 104KM from Mumbai, it's a moderate grade safe trek for group and solo travel. Mumbai Bus pickup and drop option is available for participants of this trek. This non-crowded trekking location offers a thrilling trekking experience that combines natural beauty, historical significance, and breathtaking views. With its moderate difficulty level, the Asherigad Fort trek is perfect for both seasoned trekkers and beginners. As you ascend the fort, you'll witness lush green landscapes, gushing waterfalls, and a mesmerizing view of the surrounding valleys.

History: Did you know that Asherigad Fort dates back to the 16th century and was once a strategic stronghold of the Maratha Empire? It's a living testament to the region's rich history. During the trek you shall traverse through rugged terrains, ancient pathways, and secret caves, immersing yourself in the monsoon magic. The fort is located on the hills near Mendhavan Khind on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway. This fort was built by the Bhojraja of the Shilahara dynasty. This fort was captured by Bimb Raja of Mahim (Palghar)from Kolis. It was ruled by Gujrat Sultanate. 

Asherigad Fort Trek summary

Height/Altitude 512 Meters / 1680 feet
Base village Khodkona, Palghar
Best time to visit June to October
Difficulty level Moderate
Eligibility Click Here
Trek distance 6 Kilometers 
Distance from Mumbai 104 KM
Batch Size 25 Participants
Organised by  Mischief Treks
Transport Bus pickup from Mumbai


One Day Trek 04 Aug, 04 Aug, 11 Aug, and more Asherigad, Maharashtra
What makes this event special
  • Thrilling trek amidst the scenic Sahyadri mountain range.
  • Moderate difficulty suitable for trekkers of various levels.
  • Historical significance as a strategic stronghold of the Maratha Empire.
  • Breathtaking views of lush green landscapes and valleys.
  • Exploration of rugged terrains, ancient pathways, and secret caves.
  • Monsoon magic with refreshing rains and gushing waterfalls.
  • Portuguese post arms engraved on a rock at the fort
  • Man-made water tanks and Cannons
  • Rock cut steps on the fort & Ruins of Rajwada
  • Asherigad Cave
  • View of Kohoj Fort

Asherigad Fort Trek By Mischief Treks

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Charges and Travel options:

  • Without Pickup: ₹ 750
    (Participants need to reach the base village in their own vehicle)
  • With Pickup : ₹ 1400
    (A Bus Pickup from Mumbai will be provided)

Booking closes once slots are sold out.

⚠️  Eligibility condition 

If you wish to apply for being part of our group, you need to "Read" and "Understand" the details such as About-us, FAQ's, Important Note section etc... and be "Aware". Each participant needs to be physically and mentally fit to trek. Do not book this event if the details mentioned on this page are not agreeable to you.

Note: If you are from Delhi, or you are Bengali, Odia, Papa-Ki-Pari, Celebrity, you are SOBO Chick, or Influencer on Social media... or have ADHD... please avoid Mischief Treks. We are not capable enough to have you in our group. Please look for other options.

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Dates and Rates
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Timeline of the event.

Meeting Point:
Bus Pickup: Dadar (Grand Mama's Cafe) - 06:00 am
Self Drive: 
Those coming by own car need to reach Virar Phata by 07:20 am and follow our vehicle till trek location (Those travelling by own vehicle to the base village).  
Three hours prior to the event date and time, we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination purposes. Exact GPS locations for each pickup point, coordinator contact, Live location of bus, etc will be shared in the group.

Bus Pickup points

  • 06:00 am: Dadar East - Grand Mama's Cafe
  • 06:15 am: Bandra - Kala Nagar WEH Bus Stop
  • 06:25 am: Andheri - End of Andheri Flyover
  • 06:35 am: Goregaon - Pathanwadi Oberoi Mall
  • 06:50 am: Borivli - Omkareshwar temple / National park bus stop. Borivli
  • 07:10 am: Ghodbundar (Fountain Hotel-Suitable for people coming from Thane)
  • 07:30 am: Virar Phata

Asherigad Fort Trek Schedule:

  • 08:30 AM - Reach base village , Have breakfast and Introduction 
  • 08:50 AM - Start the trek.
  • 11:00 AM - Reach at top and explore 
  • 12:00 PM - Start descending 
  • 02:00 PM - Reach base village and have lunch 
  • 03:00 PM - Start Return Journey 
  • Tentatively we will reach Mumbai around 06:00 PM
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Pickup and Drop from Mumbai (if opted for)
  • Breakfast and Tea
  • Lunch 
  • Govt / Local Body Charges as applicable
  • Trek expertise charges
  • Basic First Aid

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
  • Any emergency evacuations/rescue (if required)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned above.
Things to Carry
  • Identity proof.
  • Reliable shoes with good grip and extra pair of floaters.
  • Water (minimum 2 Ltrs) Compulsory.
  • Rain gear - windcheater/raincoat/poncho.
  • Keep your phone fully charged.
  • Mosquito repellent (optional)
  • Some ready-to-eat food like biscuits, plum cake, etc to keep your tummy happy.
  • Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder (We will have a basic first aid kit with us).
  • A haversack to put all your things. Your hands need to be free while trekking. 
  • And most imp thing, carry lot of enthusiasm and team spirit.
Important Note

Please do not apply to join our group if the terms and details mentioned on this page are not agreeable to you.

Please make sure you are Physically Fit to complete the event and BEFORE Booking you have gone through all the details, FAQ, Points to note, About Us, and Disclaimer.

The food during the event is home cooked food provided by local villagers living in tribal (Aadivasi) region. If you are choosy, cranky and grumpy about food, please avoid joining this event.

Mischief treks does not own busses, Jeeps, Trains, or Flight. The transport options are hired by us just like people hire Ola/Uber/Auto/Taxi/Train. Any issues regarding the transport vehicles need to be addressed to concerned transport service provider. Pickup-and-Drop for the event is arranged only as "help"  towards common means to travel together, Mischief Treks does not provide transport services or takes any liability regarding the same. Our role and responsibility starts from base village where the trek conducted by us begins. 

Trekking Shoes: 
Wear reliable shoes with good grip, the sole of the shoe gets ripped off if the shoe is not in good condition. 

About us: 
Don't forget to check the About-Us page if you are new to trekking in Maharashtra. 

In any adventure or sport event punctuality and discipline is utmost important. If you are late in catching the train/bus/cab, you will miss-out the pickup and will be considered dropout. If you are travelling in your vehicle, you may miss joining the group you are late. This is a group event and will not be personalized as per your timing.

To be honest, Discounts and coupon codes are just a marketing trick to fool people. No one offers something below the pre-decided rate slab. The charges on website haven't yet been adjusted (inflated) to provide for discounts. Mentioned amount is the lowest actual charges and hence discounts are currently not possible. Each organiser charges a certain amount based on his understanding  regarding 'Worth' of his own event.

Batch Size: 
We Do-Not conduct trek with 100-150 people in the group. Our batch size is limited and we prefer to have a Non-Crowded group for safety reasons.

KYC Form: 
Once you have paid for the event you will receive a KYC form on WhatsApp as soon as your payment is verified by system. You need to submit this form within 3 hours of receiving the form. If you have booked for your friends too, you need to ask each of your friend to get this done. If you are booking just 1 day prior to event, the form needs to be submitted immediately to avoid any inconvenience (Refer FAQ section below) 

Please be aware that even the easiest trek is fundamentally a "Trek," not a Tour, Hike, or Picnic. It's crucial to understand that an unfit individual might struggle to complete even half of an easy trek. Based on our prior experiences, an unfit person might perceive an easy-grade trek as the most difficult trek. Prior to making a booking for the event, ensure that you are in good physical and mental condition for trekking.
​To understand What is Trek ( click here )

Beware of crooked boys on Instagram, luring people using cheap-tricks like discounts or offers tailored to mislead a specific gender for obvious reasons. These inexperienced scammers have no clue about trekking and are posing as trek organizations. These people generally use stolen, unauthorized, or reposted images/videos/text to make their Instagram handle look genuine. 

Always research about "compatibility" and "category" of the trek group you plan to join.  After all, you will be spending entire duration of the trek in company of the group You choose.

How to Reach

How to Reach Asherigad Fort Trek from Mumbai

  • By Car: Drive along the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway (NH-48) towards Palghar. Take the exit towards Manor and continue on the Manor-Wada Road until you reach Khodkona Village, which is the base village for the Asherigad Fort trek. The journey by car typically takes around 2.5 to 3 hours, depending on traffic conditions and starting point within Mumbai. This route offers convenience and the flexibility to stop along the way.
  • By Train: Catch a train from Mumbai to Palghar Railway Station. Trains are available frequently from Mumbai CST, Dadar, or Borivali. The journey by train takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Upon reaching Palghar Railway Station, hire a local vehicle or take a bus towards Manor. From Manor, hire another local vehicle to reach Khodkona Village. The journey from Palghar to Khodkona Village takes about 1.5 hours. From Khodkona Village, start the trek to Asherigad Fort.
  • By Bus: Board a bus from Mumbai to Palghar. Buses ply regularly from Mumbai Central, Dadar, or Borivali to Palghar. The journey by bus typically takes around 2.5 to 3 hours, depending on traffic and starting point within Mumbai. From Palghar, hire a local vehicle or take a bus towards Manor. From Manor, hire another local vehicle to reach Khodkona Village. The journey from Palghar to Khodkona Village takes about 1.5 hours. From Khodkona Village, start the trek to Asherigad Fort.

Experts recommend opting for the travel option provided by Mischief Treks for a hassle-free journey and a memorable trekking experience to Asherigad Fort.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Points to Note and FAQ's regarding Asherigad Fort Trek

Following are the frequently asked questions about Asherigad trek.

Q. Can someone read out details for me on phone?

Ans. All the details are mentioned on this page itself, once you scroll up you will all info on your screen. Sorry we do not verbally provide details on phone as it usually creates  lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication. Also, its extremely important to read and understand all the details before you book the event so that you have absolute clarity. If  something mentioned on this page is  confusing , you can get clarity on chat by clicking on chat with us button on top. To discuss things that are not mentioned on this website we can arrange a callback from one of our trek leaders.

Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed for the event? 

Ans. No !, your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details at least 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to the campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of an emergency and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent on WhatsApp immediately after you complete the booking instructions mentioned on the website. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. 

Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?

Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. You will not be allowed to participate in the event. 

Q. If I have opted for "with transport", which vehicle will be provided?

Ans. Transport from Mumbai is generally provided by bus. The bus capacity varies with reference to participant count. 17 seater, 26 Seater, 32 seater etc .. , if the participant count is low we may opt for Qualis/Sumo/ Tavera for transport     

Q. Does the cancellation policy/rescheduling policy apply to me if I book on event day or last day?

Ans:  Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request saent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant. 

Q. What is the basis of cancellation/reschedule policy in case of medical or personal emergency of participant or organizing team?

Ans:  The cancellation policy is based on fairness towards the participant and the organizing team. In case of medical/personal emergency, the loss arising out of cancellation/reschedule will be borne by the respective person. i.e. if the organizing team faces an emergency situation and the event gets canceled, the participant will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if the participant faces an emergency situation, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss. The cancellation policy is designed with a completely unbiased approach towards the participant and organizing team and is aimed at fairness towards both.

Q. What if there is an issue with transport,  i.e. the bus breaks down, AC is not working, tyre gets punctured? will we get a refund?

 Ans. Mischief Treks as a team conducts treks only. All the support functions like transport, food etc are sourced from various other vendors to help the participants have it streamlined. Equipment failure can happen any time with any piece of machinery and we can try to get a replacement/repair from the vendor. This may consume time and the trek leader may decide to continue the trek as deemed fit to get the event completed. We as well as the participants have to bare with it. There are no refunds possible in such case. The Trek leader's decision to terminate the trek or continue the trek with available resources will be final and binding. 

Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach for the Asherigad Fort Trek?

Ans. You need to reach the Meeting point at scheduled meeting time. This is where we will be meeting, from here you can follow our vehicles. You will be given exact coordinates after you finish booking formalities. We will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination, you will be provided all relevant details in the group. Please do not be late, we cannot keep other participants waiting. If you are not able to reach on time you will be considered a Drop-Out and no refund will be provided in such case. 

Q. How many people will be coming for the Asherigad Fort Trek?

Ans. Depends on the number of people booking the event. Generally, the batch size is approximately 20-25 participants. It is a Public place and we have no access to data on other organizers' bookings hence we cannot comment on the exact number of people planning to visit this place on a given date.

Q. Can kids participate in this Asherigad Fort Trek?

Ans. Age does not matter, Fitness and adaptation is extremely Important. Once we had a 4 year old girl who completed entire trek easily, and sometimes even 22-25 year old people cant complete 10% of the event . If you are planning to trek with a kid , I recommend you to go through this Check this Blog: https://www.mischieftreks.com/can-kids-trek-in-maharashtra

Q. Is Asherigad Fort Trek safe for solo participants? 

Ans. Yes Trek is safe and comfortable. Mostly 40% of the participants come solo and blend in with the trek leaders and the rest of the group.  

Q. Is Asherigad Fort Trek safe for girls? 

Ans. Mischief Treks has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females. Apart from standard risks of any adventure activity, Mischief Treks events are safe for girls, women, kids and especially Men.

Q. How long is the Asherigad Fort Trek?

Ans. Normally it takes two hours to ascend and two hours to descend. 

Q. Can we pay in cash or installment ?

Ans. Sorry we do not accept cash payments. For installment scheme you will have to pay one-time processing fee of Rs.500 per person. 

Q. What is the last date of booking the Asherigad Fort Trek?

Ans. Bookings close once tickets are sold out. Ideally you need to book atleast 2-3 days in advance. 

Q. How should I book the Asherigad Fort Trek?

Ans. All you have to do is press the book now button on this page and follow the instructions.

Q. How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point? 

Ans. We will be creating a whatsapp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc..

Q. Will we be returning at exact time mentioned in the itinerary?

Ans. The Itinerary is for reference purpose only, it is based on average time taken during our previous events. Actual timeline for a particular date depends on Weather conditions, Traffic Conditions, Participants speed and endurance.  

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Detailed information

Update as on June 27, 2024 

Currently the water streams on this trek are active and the view is simply awesome. Weather conditions are perfect for this trek and one should not miss this trek. Its not safe to visit this location by yourself, you should always join a reputed trek group to visit trekking locations.
Beware! Low-Cost trek groups often have large batch-size, this results is over-crowded trek experience which is not at all worth, nor is such thing considered safe. Mischief Treks is renowned for conducting treks with a limited number of participants in each batch, this helps having a much better trekking experience. 

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Cancellation, Rescheduling And Refund Policy
  • 90% will be refunded if canceled 15 days (360+ hrs) in advance.
  • 75% will be refunded if canceled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.
  • 50% will be refunded if canceled 05 days (120+ hrs) in advance.
  • 0% refund if canceled in less than 05 days (120 hours) of the event date and time.
  • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, does not reach the meeting point on the scheduled date and time.

If the event itself gets canceled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for 100% refund. If you need to cancel your current booking and/or reschedule your booking to any other date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 120 hours prior to the trek. From 0hrs - 120 hours prior to trek date and time, free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours of event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek in the last 5 days. The basis of the cancelation policy is to protect the participant and the organizers from undue financial losses arising out of unforeseen situations. If the event gets canceled due to the medical/personal emergency of the organising team member, the participants will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if there is a medical/personal emergency at the participant's end, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss.