2. Rain Wear
3. 2 liters of drinking water
4. Personal medical kit
5. Photo ID Proof
6. Torch with extra batteries
7. Some ready to eat food (biscuits, snacks, chocolates, nuts)
8. Waterproof bagpack or normal bag with rain cover
9. Sleeping mat and sleeping bag
10. Extra pair of clothes & Socks
11. Power Bank for phone charging
12. Extra carry bags to keep wet clothes
1. Cap, glares, sunscreen, scarf, arm cover.
2. Lighter and Knife.
3. Flip Flops (If shoes are wet, you can wear flip flops during camping)
4. Camera, go pro, mobile phones. (You get phone network coverage at some spots on the top).
Difficulty Level: There are three main routes to trek Harishchandragad. Difficulty level depends on the rout you are choosing.
1. Via Pachnai : Easy
2. Via Khireshwar : Easy to moderate
3. Via Nalichi Vaat: Difficult. It’s the most challenging routs and popular as the one of the most difficult trek routs in sahayadri. Not at all recommended for novice trekkers.
I have trekked through all three routes and I recommend Pachnai, if you are planning for a simple and easy one-day trek and Nalichi Vaat, if you really want a challenging high endurance trek. You are advised to go with professional trek groups who are equipped with all the necessary trek gears. In this blog I am covering my experience via Pachnai.
(Please note: This was a two day trip. We stayed in the caves but now overnight stay is strictly banned at the top.Still you can cover all the spots in a day if your start your trip at 3.00am. You can return Pune by 10pm on the same day).
Best Time to visit:
You can plan your trip in any season. It’s safe and accessible throughout the year. Every season offers a different picturesque.
In Monsoon: Jun and mid of July. After July it’s comparatively more risky because of slippery rocks and muddy trails.
In Winters: September to February. Highly recommended season. No risks, only greenery all around.
In Summer: Too hot to trek during the day, but perfect for night treks from March till monsoon arrives.