from/per person Rs 2,398
  • 4 Days


This trek connects two of the most beautiful forts of Sahyadris - Ratangad and Harishchandragarh through Katrabai pass which connects Igatpuri region and Malshej region.

Ratangad, Jewel of forts, was Shivaji Maharaj’s favourite. The trek to Ratangad is through riverbeds, thick canopy, steel ladders and thick grass. At the top of the fort, there is a huge hole in the mountain caused by years of wind erosion. It offers breath-taking views of surrounding peaks such as Kalsubai, AMK, Ajobagad. Around half way to Ratangad there is a cross trail which goes to Harishchandragarh.

The major attraction at Harishchandragarh is KokanKada cliff which is not just vertical but an overhang like a cobra's hood. It’s beyond description and one must see it to experience the nature's architecture. In evening the sunset provides the divine feeling of being in the heaven.

Travel Itinerary:

22nd Dec, Friday

20:45 - Catch Kasara fast local starting from CST at 20:52 (Dadar-21:06, Thane-21:33). Try to board second compartment from CST-end

23:05 - Reach Kasara which is the final meeting point. Move to Ratanwadi in a jeep. Dinner on way.

23rd Dec, Saturday

02:30 - Reach base village and settle down.

05:30 - Wake-up call and start trekking. Breakfast on the way

11:00 - Reach the top, explore the fort and take rest

13:00 - Have lunch in the cross trail going towards Kumshet

15:00 - Start trekking towards Kumshet

18:00 - Reach Kumshet and settle down

20:30 - Have dinner, campfire and masti till you drop

24th Dec, Sunday

06:00 - Wake up call, have breakfast and get ready for the trek.

07:00 - Start trekking towards Harishchandragarh.

13:00 - Reach Pachnai and have lunch.

14:00 - Start trekking towards Harishchandragarh.

16:00 - Reach the Harishchandragarh, have some refreshment and explore

17:00 - Walk towards the magical Kokankada. Sunset from Kokankada is known to be the best sunset view in Maharashtra.

20:00 - Have dinner. Overnight at Kokankada

25th Dec, Monday (Christmas)

05:30 - Wake Up call and Start trekking towards Taramati peak.

06:30 - Reach Taramati peak and enjoy the view. From here you can see all the routes to Harishchandragarh

08:00 - Return to Kokankada, have breakfast and pack up

10:00 - Start descending to Pachnai

13:00 - Reach Pachnai and move towards Kasara after Lunch

17:00 - Reach Kasara and take train back towards Mumbai


• Travel from Kasara to Ratanwadi in jeep
• Travel from Pachnai to Kasara in jeep
• Tented accommodation at Kumshet and Kokankada
• 3 breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinner and refreshments


• Local train tickets to Kasara
• Alcohol
• Pickup & Drop
• Anything not mentioned above


This trek connects two of the most beautiful forts of Sahyadris - Ratangad and Harishchandragarh through Katrabai pass which connects Igatpuri region and Malshej region.

Grade: Medium. You need to walk 20kms * 3 days = 60kms

Additional Information

Things to be carried:
3 litre water (all time in your bag)
A plate and a spoon (non-disposable and washable)
Good trekking shoes or sport shoes
Your own sleeping bag or mattress with blanket
An extra pair of dry clothes and sleepers
Mosquito repellent cream
A good quality backpack (at least 50L capacity). Sling bag not allowed in trek
We appreciate people carrying fruits like pears, pomegranate, dates etc
Terms & Conditions:-
Some tours require your original passport or Government ID (Pancard/Driving Licence/Aadhar Card), tripXOXO will not be responsible if you miss any tour where your passport or ID is mandatory.
tripXOXO reserves the rights to charge 100% No show charges if guest is not turning up on time for the pick up.
No refund for partly utilized services.
Due to any uncontrollable circumstances i.e. (traffic conditions, vehicle breakdowns, delay by other guests, weather circumstances) if the tour gets delayed or cancelled, tripXOXO will provide alternate options if possible.
Seating arrangement is done as per the availability & it is decided by Driver or Tour Guide.


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