Nakhind Monsoon Trek
Grade: Medium | Endurance: Medium
Belonging to the famous enormous mountain range of Sahyadris of Maharashtra, Nakhind is located in proximity of Vangani, Maharashtra. Nakhind, this fort is very famous for its naturally formed gap which looks as if it is manmade. After reaching Vangani station by train, commute to Bedisgaon by an auto which will cost approximately 100 Rs. On reaching Waghachi wadi, in an hour, we start the trek and reach the ‘Nedhe’ in two hours.
To reach the highest point of Nakhind, follow a faint trail from the Nedhe and after reaching a 4m high tricky rock path and from here, then take the exposed route which will guide you to the highest point of Nakhind.
For descend, you need to descend towards the Ashram which you will find on the east route. From the Ashram, proceed towards the ladder to reach Matheran tracks in another 90 minutes. As you reach this point you must take a right from NM156 to reach Dasturi Naka. The duration from the Matheran tracks to Dasturi Naka will be approximately around an hour. After hiring a cab, Neral will be in just twenty Minutes. A trek to Nakhin Nedhe – A mountain hole will worth all the efforts and time, hence Nakhind is a must do for trekkers and trek lovers this monsoon.
About the Place
Nakhind, this trek attracts trekkers for many reasons and one of the reasons being a hollow area on the top which passes through a rock. This medium level trek is just approximately two hours away from Mumbai. Nakhind has “Nedhe” It is also known as ‘Akhind’ which means a hole on the top which makes this treks more interesting and builds curiosity in trekkers. The fort stands approximately 2311feet high and hence providing the trekkers a gigantic view of natural green sheets on the land below.
Slopes with green carpets in the valley and mesmerising view on both sides is one of the few things that Nakhind offers to its visitors. Similar to Chanderi trek, Nakhind trek is a long approach route to the base and this is where the actual trekking trail begins. The windy atmosphere does grab all the attention and brings you close to nature. What makes this trek more fun and playful is the formation of a waterfall during the monsoon season. This one-day leisure tour will offer challenging paths which a trek lover would easy conquer.
Climbing the tricky path for a big view is a treat to the naked eye! Nakhind is a perfect destination if you are looking for a one day adventurous trek. Nakhind is a must do trek for all the shutter bugs who are looking for a scenic and brilliant top view.
07:14 am – Meet the Trikon Team at Vangani Station.
08:00 am – Reach Base village, freshen up, and gear up for the trek.
08:15 am - Introduction round and brief on rules and regulations.
08:30 am - Start the trek.
12:30 pm - Reach the top, and enjoy the thrill of accomplishment and do lunch on top.
02:00 pm - Start descend journey to base village.
05:00 pm - Reach base village.
05:15 pm - Evening Refreshment.
06.00 pm – Reach Vangani Station
08:00 pm - Reach Mumbai
Train Time Table
CSTM - KARJAT TRAIN
05:20 - CSTM
05:28 - BYCULLA
05:38 - DADAR
05:48 - KURLA
05:54 - GHATKOPAR
06:48 - KALYAN
07:15 - VANGANI
Things to Carry
- ID Card
- 2 litres of water
- Trekking Shoes
- Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
- Snacks & Biscuits
- Extra Pair of Clothes
- Clean napkin or small towel
- Rain coat/ Poncho/ Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
- Cap, sunglasses, scarf
- Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
- Camera (Optional)
- Medicines (As per personal requirement)
- Hand Sanitizer, Mosquito Repellant, Hand Sanitizer
Monsoon Safety Measures
- Put clothes, money, camera, phone, etc. in polythene bags while packing
- Wear shoes with a good grip
- Use insect repellents to keep bugs away
- Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand, etc.
- Do not stray away from your group during the trek
- Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts
IMPORTANT: Avoid wearing precious Jewellery while trekking, as Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Fitness & Health – Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.
Important Information: Dear Trikoners, always remember SHOES are your best companion on a trek! Please wear a good pair of TREKKING SHOES and not sports or running shoes. Make sure they are durable and firm enough to withstand tough conditions. You can carry floaters to wear only after the trek is completed. Feel free to contact Trikoner buddies prior to the trek in case of any confusion.
What is included in the tour
- Local Transport traveling from Vangani to Vangani
- Food: Breakfast & Evening Snacks
- Trikon Trekking Expertise Charges
- 5% GST
What is NOT included in the tour
- Train Travelling
- Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
- Anything other than the above mentioned inclusion
- “Nedhe” (Naturally formed gap ) which is It is also known as ‘Akhind’
- You can see many famous hills from the top of Nakhind, such as Matheran, Irshalgad, Kalavantin Durg, Prabalgad, Chanderi, Haji Malang, Badlapur Hill.
- Explore a nearby cave