Kalsubai Monsoon Trek From Mumbai
Kalsubai Trek From Mumbai
Grade: Medium | Endurance: Medium
Kalsubai – the pride of Maharashtra, standing at 5400 feet is the highest peak in Maharashtra! Nestled in the Sahyadri mountain range and Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalsubai offers an enjoyable trekking experience for the trekkers.
Also called the Maharashtra’s Everest, the Kalsubai monsoon trek offers astounding views of famous peaks such as Alang, Madan, Kulang, Ratangad and Ajoba. The trek starts through the extensive fields and farming land which then takes you through the ladder section after which you reach the summit where Kalsubai temple is located.
The Kalsubai monsoon trek is a moderate grade trek and it is recommended to start a fitness routine and pace it up to build your endurance level. You can start with a small brisk level walk of 5 km and gradually increase the pace and perform the routine 4 times a week. You may also start doing planks, squats and lunges for strength training. Consider performing some stretching exercises to promote relaxation in the tissues and enhance body flexibility.
The Kalsubai trek offers a surreal trekking experience. It will test your patience but the satisfaction and joy that you will experience after ascending and descending the summit will be one-of-a-kind! Now that you know all about this trek, how about joining us for this expedition this monsoon?
Why Kalsubai Peak should be your next trekking destination this monsoon?
Surrounded by lush green forests and fields, the trekking route towards Maharashtra’s Highest Peak i.e. Kalsubai Shikhar is a surreal experience for all the nature lovers and trek enthusiasts. Challenging yet fun-filled, trek towards the highest summit will test your patience and offer an amazing panaromic view of several more mountain ranges like Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar & Harishchandragad. Also, attempting to climb Kalsubai - the most wish-listed mountain in the Sahyadri offers a great sense of achievement for most of the trekking enthusiasts
Story behind Kalsubai – Unveiled
It is truly believed by the local villagers that a house maid residing in a nearby village had disappeared near the mountain while trying to escape her employer's harsh suffering. This gives the mountain its present name i.e. Kalsubai as well as a reason for this temple to be built in her memory.
More about the climbing patches and Summit (Kalsubai Shikhar)
Nestled among several slopes, Kalsubai trek is a mix of easy to ascend slopes as well as rocky patches overlooking the valley below. To reach Kalsubai peak, Govt. has built many iron ladders along the vertical hill slopes. Before the final lap, there comes a resting post where you can halt and enjoy having hot tea as well as crispy snacks. On Kalsubai peak, there exists a temple devoted to Kalsubai Mata where local villagers offer prayers and perform Pujas during festivals.