Crazy Trek to Naneghat

Tripoto
26th Aug 2018
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Day 1

Naneghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats and is around 150 kms from Mumbai.

We started our journey from Kalyan around 10 AM. We boarded a bus to Ahmednagar. The starting point of the trek is around 5 kms after Tokawade village and is not a designated bus stop. You will have to request the conductor to stop at that point.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy

After 2 hrs, the conductor informed us that we have reached our stop. If you are coming by your own transport, look for the sign shown in the picture below.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy

There is one food stall at the base. The next one is after 75 mins.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy

The view of the top from the base.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy

The route till the second food stall.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy

After 75 mins we reached the second food stall which is located at a small flat area. After this, it is only rock steps.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy

The views while climbing up.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy

Finally after 2 hrs from the second stall, we reached the top. We reached the top at 3 PM.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy

At the top, there is a cave. There are inscriptions in the cave which gives you the directions on how to cross this pass.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy

You will be suprised to see lots of people at the top. The top is accessible by road from Junnar.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy

The view from the top is memorizing. From there we went to the reverse waterfall which made the hike more rewarding. The waterfalls is around 20 mins from the cave.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy

After visiting the waterfall, it is time to start the descent. Here comes the crazy part. Instead of trekking down, we decided to take the road to Junnar. After asking few people, one uncle who was running a tea stall on his van agreed to drop us at the highway. He said, for 1500 rupees he will pack up his stall straight away and drop us on his van. We agreed to the price and jumped in onto the back of the van.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy

First stop was his village where he offloaded all his shop items. The village was calm with lots of children playing.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy

After 15 mins, we started the road trip down hill. It was one hell of a ride. The roads were very bad. We were jumping up and down at the back of his van.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy

After jumping for 1hr 45 mins we reached the highway. From the highway, we took a bus to Kalyan at 6:30 PM. We finally reached Kalyan at 9:30 PM.

Photo of Crazy Trek to Naneghat by Jodev Devassy
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