Overview

This one-day trek to Bhairavgad Fort is one of the most thrilling treks in Maharashtra.The trail to Bhairavgad involves ascending /climbing through narrow rock-cut stairs with a deep valley on one side. The base village for the Bhairavgad fort trek is Moroshi Village. Also known as "Moroshicha Bhairavgad" holds an important place in the history of Maharashtra and is located at a strategic position that helped Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in governing the region.
During the trek you will see marvels of architecture, a rock-cut Water tank on the eastern side, It was built to store and preserve water. You will be amazed to view Naneghat, Jivdhan, Rohida, Harishchandragad, Ajoba from the top of the fort.  If you are looking for Easy treks for beginners click here: https://www.mischieftreks.com/collections/easy-trek-for-beginners

Bhairavgad Fort Trek and Rappelling is the best trek and rappelling event near Mumbai, it is also known as Moroshicha Bhairavgad. It is safe and suitable for girls, Family, kids, solo travelers, Group, Couple. It is a Moderate grade trek. Pickup is available from Mumbai. 

Bhairavgad Fort Trek and Rappelling Summary

Height/Altitude 4997 ft (1523 m) 
Base Village Moroshi, Maharashtra
Best Time to Visit Dec to Feb
Difficulty Level Easy - Moderate
Bhairavgad Trek Distance 6 Kilometers 
Distance from Mumbai 3 hr 21 min (114.1 km) via NH 61
Batch Size 25 Participants
Organiser Mischief Treks
Charges INR 750.00 onwards
Transport/Travel Mumbai Pickup Available

 

1 Night 1 Day Available on request Ajanawale, Maharashtra
Highlights
What makes this event special
  • One of the most thrilling treks in Maharashtra 
  • Rappelling Adventure
  • Exploring Rock-Cut water tank containing water safe-to-drink. 
  • Walking through dense forest/jungle
  • View from the summit: Naneghat, Jivdhan, Rohida, Harishchandragad, and Ajoba
  • Rappelliing with all the technical Support and guidance. 
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Bhairavgad Fort Trek by Mischief Treks

Bhairavgad Fort Trek and Rappelling by Mischief treks from Mumbai. Copyright: Mischief Treks. Source: www.mischieftreks.com

Charges and Travel Options for Bhairavgad Fort Trek:

Option A: INR 750.00
Participants need to reach the base village in their own vehicle. We will be sharing GPS locations and directions/instructions on the WhatsApp group.

Option B: INR 1600.00
Bus Pickup/Drop from Mumbai included. 

⚠️  Eligibility condition 

If you wish to apply for being part of our group, you need to "Read" and "Understand" the Details, FAQ'sAbout Us Inclusions, Important NoteAbout-us, etc... 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.

Booking closes once slots are sold out.

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Dates and Rates
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  • Sorry no more public batch Events available. You could get in touch with us at mischieftreks@gmail.com if you'd like to make a private batch booking.
  • Itinerary
    Timeline of the event.

    Meeting Point:
    Bus Pickup: Borivali (SNGP) - 10:45 pm
    Self Drive: 
    Those coming by own car need to reach Kalyan Bypass by 01:10 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 for Bhairavgad Fort

    11.00 pm:  Borivli East (SGNP gate)
    11.10 pm:  Goregaon - Pathanwadi Oberoi Mall
    11.20 pm:  Andheri - WEH Metro Station Bus Stop
    11.30 pm:  Bandra - Kala Nagar WEH Bus Stop
    11.45 pm:  Sion Station
    12.00 am:  Amar Mahal bus stop, Ghatkopar/Chembur
    12.35 am:  Thane - Teen haat naka
    01.10 am:  Kalyan - NH3, Kalyan bypass
    (Those coming in their own vehicle need to meet us at Kalyan bypass at 01.10 am and follow our vehicle till the trek location)

    Trek Schedule

    We'll be reaching base village by 04:00 am, once we reach we will freshen up, have breakfast.
    04.00 am: Once we reach base and freshen up, we will have breakfast, safety instructions, and an introduction session.
    05.00 am: Start trek towards Bhairavgad.
    08.30 am: Reach Bhairavgad Steps. Start climbing a rock patch, one by one.
    11.00 am: Reach the top of "Moroshicha Bhairavgad". Explore the top and start descending.
    02.30 pm: Reach base village and have lunch
    04.00 pm: Start return journey
    08:00 pm: Reach Mumbai

    Note: Even the most "Easiest" trek is basically a TREK and not a tour or picnic. Its impossible for an Unfit person to complete even 50 percent of the easy trek. He/she may feel that the easy grade trek is actually words most "Difficult " trek. Please make sure you are fit to trek before booking. To understand What is Trek ( click here)

    Inclusions/Exclusions
    What we'll give. What we won't

    What is included in the tour

    • Transport - Pickup and drop from Mumbai
      (if opted for)
    • Rappelling charges
    • Safety equipment charges
    • Trek expertise charges
    • Breakfast and Tea
    • Lunch
    • Govt / Local Body Charges as applicable 
    • Basic First Aid 

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Bottled water, Soft Drinks. 
    • Personal Expenses
    • Any other expenses that are not mentioned above.
    Things to Carry
    • Identity proof.
    • Torch (do not depend on mobile phone)
    • Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder.
    • Face Mask or Face Shield, and sanitiser
    • Good and reliable trekking shoes and extra pair of floaters.
    • Extra pair of clothes.
    • Water (min 2 Ltrs) Compulsory.
    • Keep your phone fully charged.
    • Some ready to eat food like biscuits, plum cake etc to keep your tummy happy.
    • Medicines (if you need any, We will have a basic first aid kit with us).
    • 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.
    Note
    Important Note
    • Please do not apply to join our group if the terms and details mentioned on this page are not agreeable to you.
    • Fitness: 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.
    • Food: 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.
    • Transport: 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. 
    • Punctuality: 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.
    • Discounts:  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) 

    CAUTION: 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 )

    How to Reach

    How to Reach Bhairavgad Fort in Moroshi from Mumbai

    • By Train: The nearest railway station to Bhairavgad Fort is Kalyan. You can take a train from Mumbai to Kalyan, and from there, hire a taxi or take a bus to Moroshi. The base of Bhairavgad Fort is accessible by a trek from Moroshi village.
    • By Bus: There are direct buses from Mumbai to Murbad. From Murbad, you can catch another bus or hire a taxi to reach Moroshi village. The fort trek starts from here.
    • By Car: Driving from Mumbai to Moroshi is a convenient option. The distance is about 120 kilometers, and it takes approximately 3 hours via NH 61 and Murbad Road.
    • By Taxi: Hiring a taxi directly from Mumbai to Moroshi can be the most comfortable way to travel, especially if you are in a group. It offers flexibility and convenience for your trip.

    Trek experts recommend that the best way to visit Bhairavgad Fort from Mumbai is to opt for the pickup and drop option provided by Mischief Treks for a hassle-free experience.

    FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Bhairavgad Fort Trek?

    Bhairavgad Fort Trek is an adventure trek involving rappelling and steap climb to reach the top of the fort. Its located in Moroshi, Maharashtra. It offers trekkers a unique mix of natural beauty, challenging terrains, and a peek into the region's rich history.

    How can I reach Bhairavgad Fort from Mumbai?

    The trek to Bhairavgad Fort starts from Moroshi, situated approximately 155 km from Mumbai. You can reach Moroshi via road by bus or private vehicle. From there, the trek to the fort begins, winding through beautiful landscapes.

    Is the Bhairavgad Fort Trek safe for beginners?

    While the trek is open to beginners, it demands good physical fitness and some preparation due to its moderate to difficult terrain. It's advisable for beginners to be accompanied by experienced trek leaders from reputed trek groups.

    What is the difficulty level of Bhairavgad Fort Trek?

    The trek is considered moderate to difficult. It involves steep climbs and narrow pathways, and rappelling patches. The route makes it a thrilling challenge for trekkers. Proper gear and caution are essential for a safe trekking experience.

    How do I book the Bhairavgad Fort Trek?

    Booking can be done through reputable trekking groups online. Mischief Treks is one of the most reliable trekking groups that conducts Bhairavgad fort trek and rappelling. Look for providers with positive reviews and experienced trek leaders to ensure safety and a quality experience. Avoid cleap offers and low-cost groups as they may be completely inexperienced. 

    What is the distance of Bhairavgad Fort Trek from Kalyan?

    The trek starts from Moroshi, which is about 125 km away from Kalyan. The journey to Moroshi can be completed by road, followed by the trek to Bhairavgad Fort.

    How far is Bhairavgad Fort from Thane?

    The distance from Thane to Moroshi is approximately 130 km. After reaching Moroshi by road, trekkers can begin their ascent to the fort.

    What is the distance between Navi Mumbai and Bhairavgad Fort?

    The trek to Bhairavgad Fort begins in Moroshi, located around 140 km from Navi Mumbai. Travelers can drive to Moroshi and then proceed on foot to the fort.

    How long does the Bhairavgad Fort Trek take?

    Typically, the ascent takes about 3-4 hours, depending on individual pace and the number of breaks taken. It's important to start early to ensure enough time for the descent before dark.

    When is the best time to visit Bhairavgad Fort?

    The ideal time for this trek is from October to March when the weather is cooler and the skies are clear, offering the best views and a more comfortable trekking experience.

    Can I do rappelling at Bhairavgad Fort?

    Rappelling cannot be avoided in specific sections of the trek if you wish to reach the top of the fort. However, it's crucial to engage with experienced and reputable operators who provide necessary safety gear and guidance.

    What are the do's and don'ts for Bhairavgad Fort Trek?

    Do carry enough water, wear sturdy trekking shoes, and follow your guide's instructions. Don't litter, wander away from the group, or take unnecessary risks on the trail. Its utmost important to follow the instructions of the trek leader during the trek. 

    Why should I avoid cheap offers from inexperienced organizers for Bhairavgad Fort Trek?

    Inexpensive offers might compromise on essential aspects like safety measures, guide expertise, and equipment quality. This can increase risks, especially on a trek with challenging sections. Logically speaking, experienced professionals who have invested time and money do charge accordingly. 

    What should I bring to the Bhairavgad Fort Trek?

    Essentials include adequate water, energy-boosting snacks, a first-aid kit, sun protection, and a hat. Dress in comfortable, breathable clothes and wear reliable trekking shoes. Refer Things to carry section on this page for detailed list.

    Can kids go on Bhairavgad Fort Trek?

    The trek might be unsuitable for very young children due to its challenging nature. Older children who are physically fit can participate under strict adult supervision.

    Are there any places to stay near Bhairavgad Fort?

    Options include camping near the fort for an raw nature experience or staying in accommodations in Moroshi or surrounding towns for more comfort.

    What wildlife might I see during the Bhairavgad Fort Trek?

    The area is home to various bird species and small wildlife. Trekkers are advised to maintain a respectful distance and not disturb the natural habitat.

    Is there a specific time to start the Bhairavgad Fort Trek?

    An early morning start is recommended to make the most of the cooler temperatures and to ensure a safe return before sunset.

    Can I visit Bhairavgad Fort during the monsoon?

    Monsoon season brings heavy rains, making the trek slippery and hazardous. Visibility is also reduced. Therefore, it's generally advised to avoid trekking during this time.

    Is there a fee to enter Bhairavgad Fort?

    Entry may require a small fee collected by Forest officials for maintenance or guide services, though this can vary. 

    How should I prepare for the Bhairavgad Fort Trek?

    Preparation should include physical fitness activities like walking or hiking and familiarizing yourself with the trek's challenges and requirements.

    What is the historical significance of Bhairavgad Fort?

    Bhairavgad Fort is steeped in Maharashtra's history, offering trekkers not only a physical challenge but also a chance to explore ancient architectural styles and strategic defense mechanisms. Bhairavgad was primarily used as a watchtower in ancient times.

    Can I carry my camera on the Bhairavgad Fort Trek?

    Absolutely, carry your camera to capture the stunning landscapes and moments of your adventure. Ensure it is well-secured during more challenging sections of the trek.

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    Bhairavgad Trek and Rappelling Information Update as on February 27, 2024:

    In winter, temperatures are cool and pleasant, ranging from 10°C to 20°C. Spring brings warmer weather, with temperatures between 15°C to 25°C, making it comfortable for trekking. During the monsoon season, heavy rainfall can make trekking challenging, but the surrounding landscape becomes lush and green. Post-monsoon, temperatures cool down again, ranging from 10°C to 20°C, providing ideal conditions for trekking.

    Pickup point
    Bhairavgad Fort, Ajanawale, Maharashtra, India View on Map
    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, or does not reach the meeting point on the scheduled date and time. 
    • Rescheduling can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent to us 120 hours prior to event 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 a 100% refund. If you need to reschedule your booking to any other available 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 the trek date and time free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours of the 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.