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Kalsubai (Night Trek)

1700
Duration
1 day

Description

It's time to conquer the highest point in Maharashtra!

We're heading to Mount Kalsubai! It being the highest peak in Maharashtra commands respect & can test you mentally & physically, but the best view comes after the hardest climb & the view atop this Sahyadrian beauty will definitely leave you breathless!

What's even more exciting is that we've decided to trek at night & reach the top just in time for the sunrise. The weather will be chilly and the night will be starry. So join us & make the most of your 'Sun'day!

  • Difficulty level: Moderate-Challenging
  • Base Village: Bari
  • Summit height: 1,646 m / 5,400 ft
  • Time taken to climb/descend: 3.5-4 hrs climb / 2.5 hrs descent
  • Distance covered: 5.5 km
  • Meeting point: CSMT stn ticket counter (Saturday 08:15 pm)
  • Departure point: CSMT stn ticket counter (Sunday 7:00 pm)

Upcoming batches: TBA

Highlights
  • Scale the highest mountain in Maharashtra
  • Get an expansive view of numerous peaks and Arthur Lake
  • Experience the powerful and chilly winds of Kalsubai summit
  • Beautiful starry night skies
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Itinerary

08:15 pm: Meet your Vagabond EMs at CST station ticket counter at 8:15 pm sharp, and board the 8:44 pm Kasara Fast from CST (or any other station). For those not joining us from CST, meet the Vagabond EMs at Kasara station ticket counter by 11:00 pm.

11:30 pm: We board privately booked vehicles and head to Bari, where we will be commencing our trek. It'll take us approximately an hour or more to reach the village.

1:00 am: We reach Bari, rest for a while, and get ready to start the trek.

2:00 am: Gear up, pack your bags, and get your torches out! It's gonna be a long and dark climb to the top. We will make a few halts on the way to grab a snack or a drink.

5:00 am: We reach the sub-summit and grab some breakfast.

7:00 am: We reach the Kalsubai temple in time for sunrise. You get a beautiful view of Bhandardara's Arthur lake from the summit.

9:00 am: We start our descent. Finally, you get a view of the surroundings you climbed through in the night.

12:00 am: We reach back down and gather around for lunch at the village

02:00 pm: Time to head back to Kasara station.

04:00 pm: Adios! Back to the mundane city life. Until next time, Vagabonds!


Inclusions
  • Train transport from CST station and back
  • Transport to and from Kasara station (private vehicles)
  • Refreshments while trekking (nimbu-paani)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Trek guide charges
  • Vagabond EMs assistance
  • First-Aid assistance
Tariff
  • Regular: Rs. 1,700/- (+5% GST)
  • Vagafam*: Rs. 1,500/- (+5% GST)

*Vagafam is anyone who has joined us on 3+ experiences in the past

Things To Carry
  • Snacks (non-perishable)
  • Packed dinner (to eat on the train)
  • Drinking water (min 2 ltr)
  • Warm clothes (it gets VERY windy at the summit)
  • Torch | VERY IMPORTANT (Headlamp is preferable)
  • Camera (optional)
Important Notes
  • Meet your Vagabond EMs at CST station ticket counter at 8:15 pm sharp. Please DO NOT miss the 8:44 pm Kasara Fast from CST. Feel free to board this train from any other station (Byculla 8:51 pm, Dadar 8:58 pm, Kurla 9:07 pm, Ghatkopar 9:11 pm, Mulund 9:22 pm, Thane 9:26 pm, and so on) but if you miss this train, you will NOT be able to join us for the trek. This train is scheduled to reach Kasara by 11:04 pm. For those not joining us at CST, meet us at Kasara stn ticket counter. Please plan accordingly.
  • Please eat dinner and come or carry a packed dinner to eat on the train.
  • This is a trek and not a nature trail, we will be ascending and descending slopes through the course of the trek.
  • Please wear sturdy closed footwear that won't tear. And do not carry sling bags or any bag that dangles. Try keeping your hands free at all times.
  • People with vertigo or a phobia of heights should reconsider joining this trek as there are steep climbs through ladders.
  • For those of you who haven't trekked before, don't worry, we at Vagabond encourage you to take your time and have a great experience climbing with us. A Vagabond trek isn't about speed, it's about the group experience. For those of you who have trekked before, we encourage you to encourage beginners and help them through the way.
  • A day prior, you will be added to a WhatsApp group with all the other participants and your assigned Experience Manager. Further instructions will be shared on this group and you can coordinate your travel with your co-travellers. If you have any doubts before this, feel free to WhatsApp us on 74000 54929
Who Is This Experience Best Suited For
  • There isn’t an age restriction on any of our experiences, everyone is welcome. However, the average Vagabond customer is anywhere between 20 – 32 years old. The experiences involve a good amount of time spent with the group. Depending on what experience you’re opting for, there could be a lot of walking and physical exertion.
  • It’s important to understand that most of our experiences include very rustic accommodation and not a luxurious means of transport. These may be basic in their facilities, but the hospitality is homely and comforting. If you’re someone who doesn’t like compromising on your comforts while travelling, this experience may not be very enjoyable.
  • Most of our trips have a healthy number of solo travellers. We encourage you to join us solo, especially if you’re tired of waiting on your friends. We promise you’ll return with many more.
  • We try our best to be responsible travellers. Everyone is welcome to explore with us, but we pay utmost importance to cleanliness on all our experiences. We encourage you to #LeaveNoTrace behind while you discover the beauty of the outdoors.
  • It’s important to understand that in a limited amount of time, only a limited amount of experiences can be had. We like to cover a few places in-depth rather than just ticking off a long list of things-to-do and places-to-go. However, if you are that kind of traveller, on almost all trips you can feel free to wander by yourself to places of your interest.
  • At a Vagabond Experience, it’s important to stay open-minded and positive when things don’t go as per plan. The essence of traveling in a group is being able to help each other out when in need. The weather could go bad, and plans could get altered. In such situations, we urge you to have faith in your group leader to make the most informed decision for the group.
Why Choose Vagabond?

Years of experience: We’ve been leading trips around the country since 2014. Our time in this field has helped us learn things about places and people that would not be possible without the amount of experience we have. This knowledge about the destination contributes to a more wholesome and enriching group experience.

Footfall: Since our inception, we’ve led more than 4,500 people on treks, backpacking trips, camps, and outdoor experiences. Be rest assured, we’ve dealt with all kinds of people.

Safety first: Given the time we’ve spent in the travel field, we know and believe in the importance of safety. All our Experience Managers are first-aid certified, and carry a well-equipped first-aid kit on every trip.

Solo / female traveller friendly: Over the years we have noticed a trend in the increasing number of solo and female travellers on our trips. Many of our trips end up having a good amount of solo female travellers.

Group size: We’ve come to realize that taking large groups of people compromises on an intimate interpersonal experience. Thus, our trips are led with a fairly small group of travellers who find it easier to get to know each other over the course of the trip.

No discrimination: At Vagabond, we believe that your age, social class, gender or sexual orientation shouldn’t determine if you’re allowed on a trip or not. Anyone and everyone should feel safe and welcome to experience and explore new places.

Flexible itinerary: On a Vagabond experience, you’re free to stray away from our scheduled itinerary and explore the place on your own. You do you. We’re not your travel guides. We’re here to facilitate a better understanding of the location and help you experience it in your own comfort zone.

Mindfulness to nature: Over the years we’ve seen the places we visit turn filthier and less pristine. We don’t want to contribute to that any further. At a Vagabond experience, we encourage you to reduce your waste and leave the place cleaner than it was. Check out #LeaveNoTrace

In-depth research: We're not a tour & travel agency. Every experience we offer you has been researched and experienced firsthand by our core members. We visit the locations ourselves and curate an experience that we believe to be in sync with our ideologies.

Cancellation Policy
  • 6 days prior to the date of departure: Rs. 300 will be deducted
  • Between 5 to 3 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 700 will be deducted
  • 48 hours to the date of departure: No refund

(Please refer to the further Terms and Conditions mentioned in the footer of the website)

Terms And Conditions
  • All timings and activities are subject to weather, group size, capabilities of participants, etc.
  • Vagabond holds the right to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances (for eg. unfavorable weather)
  • By registering for this trip, you agree to have read through and abide by the Vagabond Terms & Conditions mentioned in the footer.
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