One of Maharashtra's toughest treks is the one to Bhairavgad Fort. It is something that every experienced trekker has on their bucket list.
The Sahyadri mountains of the Indian state of Maharashtra are where the Bhairavgad fort is situated. There are several mountains with the name Bhairavgad, including one close to the Karad-Chiplun region, one close to Malshej Ghat, and a third in the Bhandardara region next to Ghanchakkar, the third highest peak in the Sahyadris.
It is located in Maharashtra's Sahyadri range, close to Malshej Ghat. You can easily see the renowned forts of Alang, Madan, Kulang, Harishchandragad, Rohida, Naneghat, Malshej Ghat, and Jivdhan after you reach the top.
The walk will take 3 to 4 hours to complete, including stops along the way, and is roughly 5 kilometres long one way.
The trek will take 3 to 4 hours to complete, including stops along the way, and is roughly 5 kilometres long one way. Don't worry! we will keep it simple and take it step by step.
The trek is divided into two parts: the first is from the starting point to Machi, and the second is from Machi to the fort.
Starting point to Machi:
The trail's first section goes through a forest, and there are several detours along the way, so there is a minor chance you could get lost. If you have a guide, though, this should be taken care by our team.
Although this portion of the walk is quite simple, you'll need to have high endurance because there are some hard ascents. The journey to the Bhairavmachi will take about two hours.
Machi to the fort
Although difficult, this portion of the trek is tremendously exciting. The rock-cut steps need extreme concentration because they are narrow, exposed, and steep.
You can take a little break in a small cave at the halfway point; up to this point, no ropes are needed.
However, there are no stairs and the rock slopes outward at the overhang patch that follows, making it challenging to maintain a grasp on the wall. An experienced trekker or guide who can assist you with the ropes and climb this patch is required.
After finishing the trek's final leg, you will have reached the summit. It is impossible to camp here or stay for an extended period of time because the fort's top is essentially a ridge.
The tricky part is returning down the same rock steps; proceed with extreme caution. It would be beneficial if you took your time and descended at a leisurely pace.
Return to your city:
Pune/Mumbai: We will reach by late evening of Sunday.
Hyderabad/Bangalore: We will reach by Monday morning.