If you are Looking for a combination of Trek and Camping, Kothaligad fort Trek and camping event is one of the best options near Mumbai. Pickup available too. Get ready to conquer new heights with Mischief Treks as we take you on an exhilarating journey to the historic Kothaligad Fort trek in Maharashtra. Known as the 'Pinnacle Fort,' this hidden gem is nestled amidst the breathtaking Sahyadri Mountains, offering a perfect blend of history, thrill, and panoramic views. Picture yourself trekking through lush green forests. The trek to Kothaligad Fort is suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers, with its moderate level of difficulty. As you ascend the ancient stone steps and rugged terrain, be prepared to be amazed by the historical significance of this fort.The cave and temple on the fort are from the 13th Century. Locals say a different story about this kothaligad, they say that it was a watch tower and not a fort. Known popularly as peth fort it has a small temple, Caves, Tunnel. There is a staircase to reach the top from inside of the pinnacle. You'd see continuous waterfalls gushing down the nearby hills.

The best time to visit Kothaligad Fort for a camping and trek is December to April. At a short distance from Mumbai with Easy-beginner difficulty its suits all. 

Overnight Camping Available on request Peth, Maharashtra
What makes this event special
  • View the early morning bliss from the top. - New Year Special Sunrise Trek 
  • Camping at riverside.
  • Early morning trek
  • Cannons on top of the fort
  • Rock-cut water storage tanks 
  • Visiting Ancient Caves and Temple
  • Thrilling elements including rocky terrains, ladders, and caves.
  • Unique pinnacle-shaped rock formation atop the fort.
  • Ascend ancient stone steps for an adventurous experience.
  • Breathtaking panoramic views of Sahyadri Mountains.

Kothaligad Fort Trek and Camping Christmas and New Year Special

Kothaligad Fort Trek and Camping

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Charges for Kothaligad Fort Trek and Camping: 

  • With Pickup: ₹ 2000
    (Jeep pickup from Neral)
  • Without Pickup: ₹ 1700
    (Participants need to reach the base village in their own vehicle)

⚠️  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.

Kothaligad Fort Trek Information

Height/Altitude 3100 ft (944 m)
Base Village Peth/Ambivali
Best Time to Visit December to April
Difficulty Level Easy
Trek Distance 4.2 Kilometers 
Duration 5 hours
Charges/Fees INR 1700 onwards
Batch Size 25 Participants
Trek Organised by  Mischief Treks


Date and Time
Date Time Status
23-Dec-2023 04:30 PM Closed
24-Dec-2023 04:30 PM Closed
30-Dec-2023 04:30 PM Sold-Out
31-Dec-2023 04:30 PM Closed
06-Jan-2024 04:30 PM Available
13-Jan-2024 04:30 PM Available
20-Jan-2023 04:30 PM Available
27-Jan-2023 04:30 PM Available

The Event dates and time mentioned above are for travel starting from Mumbai.

Timeline of the event.

Meeting Point: Neral local train station 
Three hours prior to the event date and time, we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination purposes. 

Catch this "CSMT - Karjat Local train" from the station nearest to you
CSMT : 02:45 pm
Byculla: 02:52 pm
Dadar: 02:58 pm
Kurla: 03:05 pm
Ghatkopar: 03:09 pm
Thane: 03:25 pm
Dombivali: 03:41 pm
Kalyan: 03:50 pm
Neral: 04:25 pm

Schedule for the Day: 

  • The train would be reaching Neral Station by 04:25 pm. Once the Train reaches the station Our event Leader  will meet you at the station and the group will move out and take the transport vehicle by 05:10 pm.
  • Then we would start our journey towards our base village/Campsite, we will reach our first base village by 05:10 pm we shall have our evening tea and snacks, a short safety and introduction round and start our trek by 06:10 pm.
  • We would be walking uphill on a path filled with small stones, rocks to reach our camping we'll be reaching there by 7:15 pm.
  • The tent allocations will take place, once done you can get into your stay for the night. We would then start with different games, Antakshari, Fun Games, Songs.
  • Dinner will be ready by 08:30 pm, post dinner we can head out for a short trek or sleep under the sparkly night sky.
  • The Party Continues, people can call off the day and the ones who wish to stay awake can do so chit chatting. 
  • Wake up early morning around 5:30, freshen up and start the trek around 6:00 am. 
  • Reach the top around 7:30 am, explore the fort and start descend around 8:30 am. 
  • Reach the base around 11am.  
  • Once we reach base, we head to Neral station and back to Mumbai. 
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Pickup and drop ( If opted for )
  • Evening Snacks and Tea
  • Dinner 
  • Breakfast and Tea
  • Govt / Local Body Charges as applicable
  • Trek expertise charges
  • Basic First Aid

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Bottled water.
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned above in inclusion section.
  • Any emergency evacuations/rescue (if required)
Things to Carry
  • Identity Proof (must)
  • Torch with extra battery (Must)
  • A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs)
  • Warm Clothes coz nights are pretty cold in this region.
  • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
  • Optional- Extra Mats/Sleeping Bag or Blanket to add on to comfort level in tent.
  • Medicine that you require usually (We do have a basic first aid kit)
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments or carry precious items.
  • Anything that you might need for comfort like pillows cushions etc ..
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.
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How to Reach

How to reach Kothaligad Fort:

To get accurate travel info for reaching Kothaligad Fort in Karjat, as well as driving directions follow below mentioned steps

  1. Open Google search tab
  2. Type the following words in the search window "My location to Kothaligad Fort distance"
  3. You shall get the exact time required to travel, modes of travel, and distance (kilometers) from your location.

The distance from Mumbai to Kothaligad is 89.6 KM which takes around 02 Hrs 50 min to reach by road.

Location: Kothaligad, Maharashtra

Google Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/FZDrbZZtmeaiiAmi7
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Points to Note, and FAQ's Regarding Kothaligad Trek and Camping

Q. I have booked/paid for the Kothaligad Trek event, is my booking confirmed for Kothaligad Trek and Camping? 

Ans. No !, your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. This form needs to be submitted within 3 hours of booking Confirmation. 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 after you complete the booking instructions mentioned on the website. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form or not submitting the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.

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

Ans. We at Mischief Treks have a strict condition, each participant who wishes to join our group needs to be aware of all the aspects of the event. Hence we have mentioned the details with utmost clarity and transparency on this page. We will not make phone calls to read out information that is readily available this page. We strongly urge you to refer to the provided resources before requesting redundant assistance. We do not verbally provide details on phone as it usually creates a lot of "Misunderstanding" and "Miscommunication". If something mentioned on this page is confusing, you can get clarity on chat by clicking on WhatsApp icon on your screen, we shall revert with written clarification to all the queries. To discuss things that are "Not" mentioned on this page we can arrange a callback from one of our Trek Leaders.

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: Is the event suitable for Females?

Ans. We at Mischief Treks do not consider females as lesser humans and any female/male who is physically fit can participate in our events and enjoy nature just like Men. 

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

Ans. For This Particular event Local transport from Karjat is Provided 

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 sent 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 jeep/bus breaks down, 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 Kothaligad Trek and Camping?

Ans. You can reach the base village directly. 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 at the coming for Kothaligad Trek and Camping?

Ans. Depends on the number of people booking the event. Generally, the batch size is approximately 30 - 35 participants. Kothaligad 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. Is Kothaligad Trek and Camping safe for solo participants? 

Ans. Yes  Kothaligad 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 Kothaligad Trek and Camping 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.

Q. What will be the age group for this event ?

Ans. Generally the age group is between 18yrs to 28 years. We also have had kids as young as 3 years and elders above 60 years for this event.

Q. How long is the Kothaligad Trek and Camping?

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 Kothaligad Trek and Camping?

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 Kothaligad Trek and Camping event?

Ans. All you have to do is press the register 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.  

Q. Can I skip the Trek?

Ans. Yes the trek is not compulsory and is optional, you can skip the trek.

Q. How far is the campsite from Karjat and  how is the road condition?

Ans. The road from mumbai to the campsite and the base of trek both are good.

Q: How to request for couple tent?

Ans. Once you have completed your booking formalities, you can opt for Add-on option for getting a couple tent allocated by sharing your preference with us on WhatsApp.  Plz note, as explained in important points to note, this is not a camping focused event, and stay arrangements will be as per weather conditions

Q. Are kids allowed at  Kothaligad Trek and Camping? 

Ans. Kids of any age are welcome for camping

QIs drinking water provided?  

Ans. Yes, normal tap water for drinking is provided free of cost to all participants.

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Update as on December 13, 2023: 

The weather in the month of December and January is pretty cold at Kothaligad, as the nights are expected to be windy we highly recommend carrying warm clothes. The visibility is clear and night sky looks splendid. Average temperature for the night is expected to be around 18°C. The Sunrise from peak of the fort looks splendid and during December you may be fortunate to view Winter-Line at the horizon too. 

Pickup point
Kothaligad, Peth, 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. 

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 the trek date and time free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours the 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.