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We had an amazing trek here. We loved it totally. We were around 15 friends. We were a bunch of my school friends and my college friends. It was a bid ...
Prachitgad Trek in Maharashtra is by far the best trek that I have ever been. Well, where should I start? I am a huge fan of trekking, and mostly treks...
Location: Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
Timing: 2 days - 1 night
Situated on the western end of the Chandoli Wild Life Sanctuary the Prachitgad fort was barely accessible for trekkers and the general public. Shringarpur route, the only way to reach the fort is a trek and trial and offers amazing views of the lush greenery and misty hills of the region. The fort is located at an altitude of 3842 ft and the Prachitgad trek is both challenging and exciting.
Trek through the Konkan side, through thick forests and experience an unusual Prachitgad Trek packed with adventure and thrill. You will be picked up from Pune and transported to Shrungarpur which will be your base camp for the trek. Get breakfast on the way, reach Shrungarpur and experience the calm, spend some leisure time, have your dinner and sleep for the night. Next morning, you will be climbing to the top and enjoying the magnificent sights of the Sahyadris mountain range and descending back by the evening before getting transported by to Pune.
An experienced trekking guide will be with you throughout the trip and help you in case of anything. You will also get a printed brochure enlisting relevant information and guidelines about the trek along with all meals and safety equipment.
Suitable for: Children above 11 years of age, family and friends.
How to reach?
You will be picked up a convenient location in Pune. You can easily reach there by private or public transportation.
Not recommended for pregnant women and children below 11 years of age.
Departure from Pune at 7.30 am
Breakfast on the way.
Reach at Shrungarpur.
Have dinner. night halt at shrungarpur
Wake up early morning,have Tea and breakfast.
Start climb to Fort, have pack lunch on the way.
Reach on the top.Some site seeing.
Start descending the fort.
Reach base village by afternoon.
Start return journey to Pune.
Reach Pune by 10.30 pm.
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Rated : 5.0
We had an amazing trek here. We loved it totally. We were around 15 friends. We were a bunch of my school friends and my college friends. It was a bid difficulty to plan and bring all of them together and move forward with the trip. Once that was done, we had a great time. The trek was so beautiful to take. Despite what many people say, we didn’t find this trek to be difficult or tough. IT was quite fun and interesting. We had a great time here, and I so recommend this one.
Rated : 5.0
Prachitgad Trek in Maharashtra is by far the best trek that I have ever been. Well, where should I start? I am a huge fan of trekking, and mostly treks are surrounded by lovely greenscape. However, I always wanted to trek in a rustic village trek surrounded by rocks and stuff. I have searched and found such places and trekked there a lot. My recent find is the Prachitgad Trek in Maharastra. It was quite a lot of fun. We had amazing trek experience over here. It was so brilliant.
Rated : 5.0
The trekking at this place was an amazing experience. The fort stay was one of the good aspects. The trek was breathtaking to say in 1 word. The surroundings and landscape are too good. The weather too makes you fall in love. The trek trails were fine, but not that easy for first time trekkers. The cost of this trek seemed fair and it was worth spending on it.
Rated : 5.0
The trekking was a great experience. I loved it totally. I so recommend this to all. I loved the trek a lot and world recommend this to all.
Rated : 4.0
It was a great and an amazing trek. I loved the whole trekking experience. We had such a nice and fun time there. We would like to visit here again soon. There is not much to explore in this locality apart from this trek. So, this is not a worthy choice if you are travelling here only for this trek. Try to rope in few other spots to visit in Maharastra and surroundings to make it worth the flight tickets. We did Ellora, Mumbai, this trek, and Khajuraho together. That was an awesome experience. I had a great time here and I am so looking forward to see the tour pictures. We had a great stay at all the places too.
Rated : 4.0
Prachitgad Trek in Maharashtra was spellbinding experience. We had a great trek. The trek was awesome to say the least. However, the trekking experience was ruined midway by rains. After the rains subsided a bit, we did resume our trek plan and we did have a nice experience.
Rated : 4.0
The trek is definitely brilliant and great. It was one of its kind. It was interesting and exciting. I totally loved it. As a trekker who is into trekking for 10 years now, I liked it and I feel sad for having missed such a treasure all these years. For trekkers who want to progress form beginners level to moderate, this is a nice option to try.
Rated : 4.0
The trek was good. As a beginner level trekker, I found this trek a little challenging, but nevertheless this is such a nice trek and a great experience. I loved the whole vacation as such.
Rated : 4.0
The trekking experience was fine and brilliant. We had a nice experience. To start with we reached here well before the reporting time, we just roamed around and clicked pictures, and when the rest of the gang came, we all headed toward the trek. The trek is of moderate level difficulty. It was all rustic and beautiful at the same time. We had a great experience with the trek. I would love to do this trek some time again soon but with better planning.
Rated : 4.0
Prachitgad Trek in Maharashtra is a different and an unique trek. One might ask how come this trek is unique from other treks. To start with this trek isn’t the treks that we take in the Western Ghats that has beautiful greenery all over. This is rustic, historic, and poignant in its own way. That being said, the trek has a few issues too as this trek easily drains your energy if you haven’t got that great stamina. Apart from that though, the trek is an all together brilliant and memorable experience to take with friends or cousins.
The trek for Prachitgad starts from Pune. The meeting point is Pune and the departure time from Pune is at 7:30 Am on the first day of your trek. The trek lasts for 2 days and 1 night. On the first day after leaving Pune, you reach Srungarpur and halt for the night.
On the second day, you wake up early and climb towards the fort. By the afternoon of the second day, you return back to the base and start your return journey to Pune. You reach Pune by 10:30 PM on the second day.
Pune is around 145 km away from Prachitgad. The road distance between the places is 297.8 km.
Yes, Prachitgad Trek is safe for both men and women. All the safety precautions are taken care of before the trek starts. Also, the package includes the safety equipment that the trekkers would require during the trek. Additionally, you get the trekking experience with a professional guide who will guide you and instruct you about the trek and its trail.
Therefore, ensure that you pay attention to the instructions so that you do not miss any important details. Moreover, the difficulty level of the trek is moderate to difficult, therefore a medium endurance level and fitness will make your trek easy.
The things that you need to carry to make your trekking experience at Prachitgad easy and comfortable. Here are the following things you must carry:
Trekking Sack: To keep all your belongings in one place. Also, ensure that you pack your luggage in plastic-lined bags to avoid any damage.
Extra set of Clothes and Socks: Some Additional clothes and an extra pair of socks might be required in case of emergency
Water Bottle: Carry at least 2.5 lite of water to keep you hydrated during the trek.
Essential Utensils: Carry plate, mug and spoon along with you as it is mandatory
Mosquito Repellent: To make your stay comfortable ensure that you carry mosquito repellent along with you
Energy Drink: Drinks like Glucon-D and Electrol would be helpful to restore your energy during the trek
Winter Wear / Rainy Wear: In the case of weather change, you should have clothes according to the weather
High-Quality Shoes: High-quality shoes that have good grip are mandatory. You will not be allowed to trek in sandals or slippers
Torch: You might need a torch in dark places and for additional safety, you should carry an extra set of batteries
Camera or Binocular: A camera or binocular is optional. However, if you carry it you will have to ensure its safety
Sleeping Bags: Sleeping bags will be helpful during your night stay at Shrungarpur. Alternatively, you can also carry thermocol mat and shawl or a satranji and shawl
The Prachitgad Trek includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening tea. The breakfast, lunch and evening tea will be provided on both the days of the trek. You would be provided with a packed lunch which you will have it on your way. However, the dinner will only be provided on the first day.
You will have a night halt at Shrungarpur village during your trek to Prachitgad. There is no luxury stay or hotel available and so you will have to carry your own sleeping bags for the night stay. As an alternate option to the sleeping bags, you can also carry thermocol mat and shawl or a satranji and shawl.
As you will be sleeping in your sleeping bags, ensure that you carry mosquito repellent for a night of safe and sound sleep.
Yes, you will be accommodated with a guide on your trek to Prachitgad. You will have a wonderful trekking experience with the company of a professional guide. The guide will be there to instruct you and guide you through the trails of the trek
The cost of the Prachitgad Trek package is 2350 INR per adult on booking it from Thrillophilia. The cost of the package includes all toll charges and parking fees.
Also, the forest fee is already included in the package. Moreover, you also get an experienced and trained instructor in the same package without any additional cost.
The trekking package already includes your transfer from Pune to Prachitgad. However, if you are interested to reach the place on your own there are three options:
Private Vehicle: You can easily reach Shrungarpur, the base village of Prachitgad from Pune using a private car or auto.
Bus: You can easily find a bus from Pune to Sanagmeshawar and then from till Sangameshwar Sangameshwar you have limited buses to Shringarpur.
Train: The nearest railway station is Chiplun. After reaching Chiplun, you can hire private autos or taxis till Sangameshwar. From Sangameshwar you have limited buses to Shringarpur.
The difficulty level of the trekking trail if from moderate to difficult. You reach a maximum height of around 3842 feet above the sea level during this trek. At the beginning of the trek, you will find steep descent.
At this point good physical fitness, mental health and endurance can help you clear the trek easily.
The distance that you will cover during the trek to Prachitgad is around 10 km. It will take you approximately about 6 hours to complete the trek. You start your trek at early morning of the second day from the base village of Shrungarpur.
You complete your trek and return back to the base village by the afternoon of the same day.
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