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Experience the Highest peak of Maharashtra, Kalsubai & Ratangad (6th September)

The highest Peak of MaharashtraKalsubai -  get ready to experience one of the most amazing treks in Sahyadris with its green mountains and waterfalls. Considered to be one of the best trekking spots.

Heights, Rains, Waterfalls, Wildlife, Greenery.

Difficulty level : Medium 

For: Fit people only, If you are interested, add yourself to WL, Selection might be at Organizer's discretion, so bare with us.

Team Size :10

Category: Adventure / Trek / Nature Camping

Only for Ages 18+ for Selected Members

Answering all the rsvp questions is mandatory in case u want your rsvp to be considered.

Kalsubai :

The peak of Kalasubai in Nagar district is the highest peak of the mountain range of Sahyadri. The everest of the Sahyadris, Kalsubai trek is a dream of every avid trekker to climb it at least once. Kalsubai is a part of the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary which spreads from Kalasubai to Harischandragad in Akole. The Kalsubai sanctuary is a challenge to trekkers with its rugged hilly terrain and the Kalsubai pinnacle at its height of 5500 ft is a real steep climb.




According to the legend, Kalsu, a came to the Indore village at the foothills of Kalsubai. She took service with a Koli family on condition that she should not be asked to clean pots and sweep. Matters went smoothly till one day, when one of the family-members ordered Kalsu to clean some pots and clear away some litter. She did as she was told to, but immediately climbed the hill and stayed there till her death.

^^with Permission from Ruben Fredrick ^^



There is a steep and difficult route from Indore but trekkers prefer the ladder-route from Bari village which is about ten km from Bhandardara. It usually takes three hours to reach the top from Bari. Soon after leaving Bari, there is a Hanuman temple and the route from behind this temple takes the hiker straight to the summit. There are three iron ladders along this route. There is a well near the last iron ladder as one approaches the top but the water is not potable. At the summit is a small temple of Kalsubai, which can seat just three people.

At a height of 5500 feet Kalsubai offers a panoramic view. Towards west ,Alangad, Madangad & Kulanggad could be seen towards south is the famous Bhandardhara lake and Ratangad beyond it.



Ratangad is a fort in Maharashtra in the Baleshwar Range overlooking the locale of Bhandardara. It is an interesting fortress, situated at the edge of the ghats with numerous water cisterns and caves. It also commands an excellent view all around, overlooking the kokan plains, Bhandardara lake, Alang, Kulang and the huge wall of Ajoba. To reach we need to cross the beautiful wilsons dam on a shuttle and trek upwards for 4 hours negotiating chimneys and walking rickety ladders.

On the top is a 2000 year old fort and a breath taking view. The caves can house many persons and has water available for cooking. 

Tentative Itinerary: [ May vary ]

Day 1:

Fri 6 pm : Catch AJANTA EXPRESS(17064) from Hyd to Manmad

Day 2 :

Sat 7:00 Am -  Reach Manmad and Start to Indore Village.

Sat 10 Am: Reach either indore thought way or  baari ladder way. Start the trek with enthusiasm and thrill

Sat 6 PM : Reach the Kalsubai  peak and continue the evening with fun games..:) (Halt at the peak)

Day 3 :

Sun  5 AM:  Wake up call and small trek around until sunrise.

Sun  7 AM:  Decend down towards kalsubai & Trek to Ratanwadi (base village for Ratangadh)

Sun  10 AM :  Reach Ratanwadi and start trekking towards Ratangadh

Sun  4 PM:  Reach Ratangadh and enjoy the paniramic view around

Day 4:

Mon 6:00 AM : View the beutific sunrise from the peak

Mon 7:00 AM: Decend down towards the Ratanwadi.

Mon 11:00 AM: Reach the base and start to Kalyan

Mon 2 : 00 PM: Reach Kalyan and wait for the train :P

Mon 4:00 PM: Catch train for Hyderabad in Konark Express.

Day 5

Tue 7:00 AM: Reach Hyderabad and back to work!


Approx- 2500 / we will share any excess costs and if money is left out it will be refunded back.

[ Food in Train is excluded /GHAC refund rules apply ... ]


Things to Bring: 

1. Rucksack/ backpack. 

2. Sleeping Bag. 

3. Shoes with good grip & two pairs of socks 

4. A few plastic covers to keep items dry. 

5. Slippers/ floaters for using in night. 

6. Torch. 

7. Water Bottle min (4 litres) 

8. Toilet kit 

9. Camera/Binocular- OPTIONAL 

10. First ? Aid kit, any specific medicines you need. 

11. Traveller?s/Swiss knife  

12.Carry Identification card.- Govt recognized one 

13. Wind cheater (It?ll get really cold on the top) 

14. Dry fruits, Energy bars, Citrus fruits, salty food, Ready to eat packets. 

15. ORS packets

Responsible Trekking:

Most of us may not be serious trekkers but all of us have equal responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology. Try to avoid plastics as much as possible.

Important Instructions - Please Read

1) No smoking and no alcohol.

2) No littering, no pollution of water.

3) This is not a luxury trip, but utmost care has been taken to make your trip comfortable, enjoyable and memorable in a low budget.

4) Food will be mostly vegeterian

5) Ladies and gents accommodation( Tents) is separate

6) We carry basic First Aid, please do inform us if you need special attention

7) If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.

Payment Details:

Great Hyderabad Adventure Club,

A/C No[masked] (Current Account),

ICICI Bank Ltd,

Road No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

NEFT/ISFC Code: ICIC[masked]

Transaction/Payment Remark: [masked]_your name(Mandatory)

Once payment is done, mention the details in the comments. UTR/NEFT number should be mentioned.


You can pay through credit card:

More Info

Tejasvini :[masked]

hithendra (Maddy): [masked] 

GANESH T : [masked]


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  • Rama R.

    A surprise entry for the trek.. totally ♥'d every moment of the trek.. starts with mafia and UNO (you know?) in trains.. Breath taking views in Kalsubai.. mesmerizing Bandadara dam and river with torquise colored.. never saw before such scerene beauty.. love with the place.. Very lucky for the clouds opened up next morning and could walk on the edge of ratangad and watch the best of nature landscapes ever seen so far.. Watching Nedhe of Ratangad while returning was another memorable view I would have in lifetime.. Now the most important.. the team :).. Yup.. even though the team had few new comers I appreciate the energy levels they had and made the trip a memorable one without any issues.. thank you all for making it.. Special thanks to Maddy for hosting and Ashwini for the local communication.

    Would love to see you all soon! (:

    2 · September 11, 2013

  • bandela avinash r.

    it was a awesome experience

    1 · September 10, 2013

  • Chakri

    Any one coming from hi tech city? I am planning to book a cab to station from office

    September 5, 2013

    • SWAMY U.

      Hi we are 2(me and Raghu) from hitech city...shall we join with U.

      September 6, 2013

    • SWAMY U.

      Can contact me on mobile:[masked]

      September 6, 2013

  • Chakri

    Done 2.5k transaction reference number[masked]

    September 3, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Chakravarthy, your payment of Rs.2500/- vide NEFT/[masked] is recieved

      September 5, 2013

  • Sowjanya M.

    Hi Payment of 2500 has been made on[masked] by Uday Kiran.
    Ref ID :[masked]

    August 23, 2013

    • Sowjanya M.

      Hi, is this h te UTR no AXIR[masked]

      August 29, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Sowjanya, payment of Rs.2500/- vide NEFT-AXIR[masked] is recieved

      September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had low balance so I transferred Rs.1000. Rest I'll give during meetup.

    September 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Transaction reference:[masked]

      September 3, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Gaganpreet, your payment of Rs.1000/- is recieved

      September 5, 2013

  • Aritra

    Hello Hitendra!!
    Can I join for this trek..if there is any last mnt dropout.
    My no[masked]

    September 4, 2013

  • Gd K.

    If there are any folks who are dropping out (or someone who hasn't done payment yet :) ), can you please post it, as we are 4 people and ready to join anytime.

    August 27, 2013

    • Gd K.

      2 friends joining me: Murali & Bharath

      September 1, 2013

    • Gd K.

      Hi all, regret to inform that we wont be able to join, as we decided on another meetup (mainly bcoz of less number of days, n less leaves available), thanks a lot Maddy for calling us up.

      September 2, 2013

  • Gowtham

    Hie, If any slots available please let me know.

    August 29, 2013

    • Tejasvini

      Please provide ur contact number....

      August 30, 2013

    • Tejasvini

      Please RSVP and give us a call...

      August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Hithendra/Tejasvini,
    I would like to join you guys for the trek... I m going to Mt'Trishul on 9-Sep, if Trishul postponed/cancel then i can join u guys , can i confirm you by the end of this month?

    August 20, 2013

  • Tejasvini

    Guys in the waiting list please make your payments to confirm your slots...

    August 19, 2013

  • Tejasvini

    People please start making payments for confirming your slots....

    August 15, 2013

    • SWAMY U.

      Tejaswini, plz confirm about my payment for 2 people

      August 15, 2013

    • Tejasvini

      Maneesh could you please confirm Swamy's payment....

      August 19, 2013

  • Sowjanya M.

    Hi , has the schedule been changed?

    August 17, 2013

    • Tejasvini

      It is a 3 day trek.... Please read the complete meetup page...

      August 19, 2013

  • Tejasvini

    Hi Maneesh... Swamy has made the payment with the incorrect Event iD....Can you please transfer the amount to Id 132993112...

    August 11, 2013

    • SWAMY U.

      Here is the UTR: CITIN13354883776...plz track it and let me know whether u received it or not..thanks

      August 17, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Swamy, your payment of Rs.5000/- vide NEFT-CITIN[masked] is recieved

      August 19, 2013

  • SWAMY U.

    Hi Hithendra,
    We booked tickets from Mumbai-Hyderabad for Sunday I.e, 8th sep.
    Do not book return tickets for Raghu & me. Please do not make any changes in itinerary or the event date :)

    August 15, 2013

  • Sowjanya M.

    Hi Can you tell me by what date the payment should be made?

    August 14, 2013

    • Tejasvini

      Hi Sowjanya.. You can make the payment....

      August 15, 2013

  • SWAMY U.

    Also, around what time we might be reaching Kalyan ?

    August 13, 2013

  • SWAMY U.

    Hi, I see that we gonna trek down to the base starting from 7AM. May I know which place is that ? from which place we head to Kalyan..

    August 13, 2013

  • veera B.


    I have made the payment through Event dunia and the transaction reference no is gh1329931121118. Please confirm?


    August 12, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Veera, your payment of Rs.2500/- is recieved vide gh[masked]

      August 12, 2013

  • SWAMY U.

    Made Payment for self+1 guest. Above is the transaction reference number. Please Ack

    August 9, 2013

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