Highlights
  • Fireflies Festival Trail/Drive

  • Stargaze the night away 

  • Tent Stay on the Fort

  • Konkankada and Taramati Peak View 

  • Harishchandragad Night Trekking

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Inclusive of (Unlimited food: Day 1 - Dinner and Day 2 - Lunch | Limited food - Evening Tea, 1 Breakfast)

    Food menu:  Maharashtrian local cuisine - Only Veg 

  • Camping gear: Tent on 2/3 sharing basis, Blanket, and Foam Mat

  • Use of common amenities and facilities in the village

  • Washroom facility available at Base Village only (No Washroom facility on top of the fort)

  • The parking facility is available at the base village

  • Inclusive of all taxes

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Day 1 Breakfast and  Lunch during travel

  • This does not include travel to and from the campsite ( without a transport package)

  • Cold drinks, mineral water, fast food articles, biscuits, etc

  • Anything not mentioned in the ‘Inclusion’ list

Overview

ADVENTURE CLUB PUNE invites you to the Fireflies Trek at Harishchandragad forest to Witness the natural glooming light amidst the mountain and dense forest, a perfect ambiance created by the twinkling little fireflies for their mating ritual. Summer is the perfect time when we can experience the synchronous twinkling of hundreds of fireflies- one of the most beautiful phenomena in nature
Fireflies: Fireflies or lightning bugs are structured with specialized cells in their abdomen which emit light. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Pre-monsoon climate is the ideal period for fireflies and glowworms for mating, they light up to attract their mate. Hundreds of fireflies gather together on a tree displaying their bio-luminescent lights in the dark nights.                                                

1 Night 2 Days 01 Jun, 08 Jun, 15 Jun, and more Harishchandragad, Maharashtra
Itinerary

Cost Per Person:

  • Self Drive (without travel) - 1600 Per Person
  • Pune to Pune (with travel) - 2700 Per Person
  • Kasara to Kasara (For Mumbai with travel) - 2500 Per Person
  • Mumbai to Mumbai (For Mumbai with travel) - 3000 Per Person

Travelers who have opted for the self-drive package should directly reach the Campsite after 4:30 PM (Please keep offline google maps downloaded as there is no network at Paachnai and try to reach the campsite before 5 PM)

Pickup locations from Pune:

  1. Novotel Hotel, Viman Nagar at 9 AM  Google Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ooiRmYvZeR8iL1ju5
  2. J.M. Corner, JM Road at 09:40 AM  Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/AiFcddEyN29LNTjs6
  3. Bremen Chouk, Aundh at 10:00 AM  Google Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rQVD6gJyRMdMFLFYA
  4. MSRTC Bus Stop (Below Flyover), Nashik Phata at 10:30 AM  Google Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Gz1tj9mdShCk1bu57

Pickup locations from Mumbai:         

  1. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dadar at 9 am
  2. Sion station circle at 9:30 am
  3. Amar Mahal, Ghatkopar at 9:40 am
  4. Teen Hath Naka, Thane at 10:15 am
  5. Kalyan Bypass at 10:40 am 

Pickup locations from Kasara with Transport:                                    

  1. Travelers joining from Kasara are supposed to join us at Kasara Railway Station at 2 pm.

Day 1:

  • 04:30 PM: Arrive at Paachnai Village
  • 05:00 PM: Relax and explore the surrounding areas
  • 05:30 PM: Evening Tea
  • 08:00 PM: Enjoy a delicious dinner in the house of local people
  • 09:00 PM: After dinner, take a trail/drive to spot fireflies in the nearby forest
  • 09:30 PM: Reach the Firefly's spots and observe the mesmerizing display of Fireflies
  • 10:00 PM: Briefing on fireflies and their habitat by a local expert
  • 11:00 PM: Harishchandragad Night Trek (2 hours)

Day 2:

  • 01:00 AM: Reach Temple, Maggie, and Tea
  • 01:30 AM: Tent / Hut Stay Near Temple
  • 05:30 AM: Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise over the hills Taramati Peak Trek (2 hrs)
  • 08:00 AM: Have breakfast (Poha and Tea)
  • 09:00 AM: Go for a guided trek to Konkankada (2 hours)
  • 12:00 PM: Start return trek to base village
  • 01:30 PM: Reach Paachnai 
  • 02:00 PM: Lunch after reaching the base village
  • 03:30 PM: Depart for Pune/Kasara/Mumbai
  • 06:00 PM: Reach Kasara Railway Station  
  • 09:00 PM: Reach Pune
  • 10:00 PM: Reach Mumbai
  • 10:00 PM: Reach Pune/Mumbai and bid adieu to your fellow trekkers               
  • Trek Concludes with Happy Memories :)

Note: The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, traffic, or other unforeseen circumstances. This itinerary can be customizable based on your preferences and the availability of activities for private batches. Also, it's important to follow safety guidelines and respect the environment while exploring the wilderness

 Things To Carry :

✓ Things packed in a good rucksack

✓ Complete spare set of extra clothes, raincoat, lightweight jacket & socks if required 

✓ Water bottle (1-2 liters) 

✓ Personal Medicines if any

✓ Wear comfortable clothes during treks (full sleeves recommended)

✓ Good trekking/sports shoes (chappals, sandals, floaters not permitted during the trek)

✓ Power Bank for mobile charging, as many places, don't have an electricity connection

✓ Torch Light  for Night Treks/events

✓ Identity proof (must)

✓ Personal hygiene kit.

✓ Light Snacks - Dry fruits, chocolate, fruits biscuits.

 

Rules And Regulations:

 Alcohol, Smoking, or any intoxicant is strictly prohibited during the trek. If found participant will be terminated on the spot 

 Throwing garbage on trails is strictly not allowed.

 Playing loud music in the mountains/Forest is prohibited.

Trek Leader's decisions on any particular situation will be final for the mutual benefit of the participants.

✓ During the monsoon season and various rock patches on the trek route, we recommend you to please take care while walking/climbing/trekking.

✓ If the behavior of any trekker is likely to cause distress or harm to themselves, our member of staff or other team members, reserve the right to terminate their trip at any time and they will have to make their arrangements; we will not be liable for any expenses incurred as a result. We will not entertain any claims arising due to such action.

✓ In case of any injuries/illness on a mountain/river/waterfall during a trip/activity, Adventure Club Pune as a company or our local staff will not be responsible. We provide adequate human staff support in these areas to ensure the basic safety of the trekker. The participants must bear all the expenses that may arise in case of medical necessity or emergency conditions.

✓ Wearing any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc. is prohibited.

✓ You should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.

Pickup point
Harishchandragad, Maharashtra View on Map