Trek to Kalsubai peak is one of the favorite treks of mine in Maharashtra. Not only passionate trek lovers, hikers, youngsters but also the many pilgrims from various parts of Maharashtra come to visit this place. It’s summit situated at an elevation of 1646 meters(5400 feet) is the highest peak in Maharashtra which earned the title “Everest of Maharashta”. The mountain range comes under Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctury. The best time to visit is when you have an inner desire to be here. Kalsubai peak trek is now much simpler, because now a day’s four iron ladders are available to climb up hills. For this particular Kalsubai peak trek you need endurance only. This trek is crowed due to its simplicity and for the off course we all know this place as Everest of Maharashtra.
There is also one small temple on a top named as Kalsubai temple. According to the villagers living at the base of the mountain, a woman named Kalsu Bai was punished by villagers and forced to leave the village, and that the women climbed the mountain and stated living on it, and later died there, and then the name of her is given to this mountain peak. There are so many stories I heard about this place but favorite one is the couple who decided to get married here at summit temple. Later, this news become highlighted for 2-3 weeks on all the regional news channels because of it’s one of extra ordinary wedding venue.
On 5th June 2017, Prateek from @travers treks and tour company based in Mumbai invited me to join their Kalsubai peak trek which was going to be happen on 17th and 18th of the june 2017. It was one of dream trek of mine so without hesitating much I said yes. Finally 17th June arrived, I took train for Mumbai from shivaji nagar, Pune in late afternoon. And by 7.45pm something I reached CST station. Before wandering on streets of Mumbai I done my dinner and next visited Marine drive. Like always it was crowded with all age groups. I wandered from Air India building to marine lines station and it felt so relaxed. Soon I realized that in next 30 minutes I have to board the bus arranged by @travers & if I fail to catch that then my dream trek will be just a dream. Somehow I managed to catch my bus and soon with 44 other participants and 5 team members from @travers we left the boarding point. In no time everyone started to make some noise, like happens during any other bus journey. And that’s how I went to experience the whole new world.