Fireflies Night Trek to Kothaligad 2024 (Peth)

Kothaligad, Peth, Maharashtra, India

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Kothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle. Small water tanks and some cannon balls are scattered on the fort. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are specialties of the cave.



  • Kothaligad (Peth) night trek difficulty level: Medium
  • Base village for Kothaligad (Peth): Peth village/Ambivali village
  • Region: Karjat
  • Total time required for climbing Kothaligad (Peth) fort: Maximum 2.5 hrs from Ambivali
  • Kothaligad (Peth) fort height: 3100 ft. (approx.)
  • Cost: Rs. 999/- (per person)


Day 0 โ€“ Saturday.

Catch Khopoli fast local from CST or nearest local station to your place

Get down at Karjat Station.

CSMT โ€“ Khopoli fast local time table.

  • 21:58 CSMT.
  • 22:05 Byculla.
  • 22:11 Dadar.
  • 22:19 Kurla.
  • 22:23 Ghatkopar
  • 22:31 Bhandup
  • 22:39 Thane.
  • 22:54 Dombivali.
  • 23:05 Kalyan.
  • 23:56 Karjat

Day 1

00:15 Meeting at Karjat railway station.

00:30 Journey towards Ambivali by local tumtum.

01:30 Reach Ambivali village.

02:00 Start ascending.

Watch fireflies on the way.

04:00 Reach at the top and rest till the sunrise

07:00 Watch sunrise and explore the fort.

08:00 Start descending

11:00 Reach at base village and have breakfast.

11:30 Start return journey towards Karjat Railway Station

12:30 Reach at Karjat station and disperse. 




  • People may board the same train from their respective stations of convenience.
  • Missing the train is missing Fireflies Night Trek to Kothaligad (Peth), no refund will be provided.
  • The sighting of fireflies is a natural phenomenon that depends on weather conditions. We can hope to have a beautiful experience of exploring nature in their presence

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Shibani Goutam
Shibani Goutam

I have planned many trips before with various travel agents and I must say you are one of the best Trek planner/Trek leads I have had the pleasure to interact with. We thank you very much for all your work and dedication to make this trip happen! Thanks to Satish and nikhil to complete the trek before sun burn .

Saloni Patil
Saloni Patil

Had my best time in Sandhan Valley trek even our guides were friendly, fantastic, showcasing expertise.I must highlight the remarkable quality of the meals provided during our trek.Highly recommended! your company and guide to anyone seeking an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Akshay Badiya
Akshay Badiya

I recently embarked on a trek with treks and trails, and the experience exceeded my expectations. The trek leaders were not only knowledgeable but also exceptionally friendly, creating a welcoming atmosphere throughout the journey. Their expertise shone through, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable trek.

Puneet Kadapatti
Puneet Kadapatti

Did Kalsubai Trek with the TNT team(Sunny/Sagar and Neha)
Met them on the Kasara Train and the moment we all gathered I had a Vibe this treks gonna be Awesome,

Utkarsh Kumbhare
Utkarsh Kumbhare

The trek leaders have good experience and are very helpful during trek with all the necessary details that one need to know.
I would suggest to carry minimum luggage as possible as the trek is demanding with high endurance so keeping the luggage at minimum only essentials like water, energy bars and drinks, will help you once the 75% bar of the trek is done๐Ÿ˜…....also would be nice if you practice cardio beforehand atleast 15-20 days if you don't go to gym, it will really aid you.
Overall a very good experience with treks and trails.


  • 1 veg Breakfast
  • Karjat to Karjat travel by local vehicle
  • Forest entry charges
  • Trek Leader expertise charges
  • E-certificate 


  • Travel till Karjat and back
  • Travel till base and back (without transport option)
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.


  • 2/3 liters of water (Compulsory)
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek
  • Good Torch must with extra battery (Compulsory)
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
  • Identity Proof
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles


Kothaligad, Peth, Maharashtra, India

Policy and Terms

  • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date 
  • No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If the event gets canceled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.
  • If the event is canceled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.
  • Refunds won't be issued if you cannot attend the event due to heavy rains, floods, traffic jams, car breakdowns or a personal medical emergency.
  • Your booking cannot be shifted to another date if you cannot attend the event due to heavy rains, floods, traffic jams, car breakdowns, or a personal medical emergency.
  • If your area is prone to flooding, traveling from a flooded area, heavy traffic, heavy rains, missing the train, or any other reason, if you cannot attend the event, we won't issue a refund or shift you to another date.
  • Management won't be held responsible if you are stuck due to heavy rains, traffic jams, personal emergencies or floods during the event.
  • If you are bringing kids, please understand the possibility of getting stuck or delayed. You might have to stay back due to heavy rains, floods, bus breakdowns, and rush at the trekking destination. We won't be able to refund or shift you to another date. You will have to wait it out till the weather clears.
  • Due to bad weather, floods, sudden changes in government rules, and overcrowding at the destination trek, the organizer has the right to change the trekking destination.
  • During the trek , due to any circumstances seen or unseen trek leader has the right to cancel the trek for safety reason. No refund shall be issued.


    Terms and Conditions

    • Kindly carry one Identity proof, at least for the trek with your address.
    • We all are going for an adventurous and exciting trekking expedition; please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
    • The leader's decision will be final, and all the members should abide by it.
    • We do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments, natural habitat on the trek.
    • Swimming is not allowed in the lake or water tank on the forts. Locals use that water for drinking.
    • Putting your feet in water tanks or on the canon is not allowed on our treks.
    • Any addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking, chewing tobacco anyone caught doing it will have to exit the trek without a refund and travel back on own expense.
    • People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit the event on an immediate basis.
    • Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.
    • Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking, or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
    • We should strictly follow the code of conduct to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.
    • Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speakers is not allowed while trekking.
    • Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside the homestay or camping tents.
    • Drinking/smoking,/eating is not allowed inside the tents.
    • If you damage the tent, break the tent poles, you will have to pay us for the whole new tent on MRP.
    • If you are late for the bus pickup and are not reachable on the phone during your bus pickup, the trek leader will leave without you, and we will provide no refund.
    • Please check things to carry and wear trekking shoes on our treks. 

    Frequest Questions

    1. Can we drive to Ambivali for Kothaligad Trekking?

    Yes, Kothaligad Trekking location is available on Google Maps. We will provide the meeting location after booking if you are coming by your own transport. Please arrive on time as the trek leader cannot wait if you're late. No refund will be provided for missing the trek start time. Kindly cooperate as you have signed up for a group event.

    2. Distance from Mumbai to Ambivali? Mumbai to Kothaligad distance?
    The distance from Mumbai to Kothaligad trek is 90 kilometers, which takes approximately two and a half hours by car. Kothaligad trek has a height of 945 meters, and the trek distance is 6.5 kilometers round trip. The distance from Karjat to Kothaligad is 30 kilometers, which can be covered in one hour.

    3. Distance from Pune to Ambivali? Pune to Kothaligad distance?
    The distance from Pune to Kothaligad is 135 kilometers and takes about three hours to reach. The one-way trek distance for Kothaligad is 3.5 kilometers. The trek reaches an elevation of 945 meters.

    4. How many days are required for Kothaligad Trekking?
    One night and one day are required for the Kothaligad Fort Night Trek. One day is needed for a monsoon Kothaligad trek from Karjat. You can read about our trek to Kothaligad fort on our blog.

    5. Is food available in Kothaligad - Peth Village?
    Food is available at the base village during the day.

    6. How much time is required to climb the Kothaligad Trek route?
    It takes around 2.5 to 3 hours one way to climb the Kothaligad Trek. The difficulty level of the trek is easy to medium, depending on hikers' stamina, endurance, fitness, and previous experience in Sahyadri Treks.

    7. Where can we park our cars for the Karjat Kothaligad Trek?
    You can park your cars at the Peth Kothaligad Base Village at your own risk.

    8. Is there any parking charge at Kothaligad Karjat?
    Yes, parking space is available at the Peth Kothaligad base village. Locals might ask for parking fees.

    9. Are toilets available on Kothaligad Fort?
    Toilets are not available during the trek. Provision for toilet tents will be made at the Villagers' House with eastern-style commode, from where we will begin the trek.

    10. Do solo female travelers sign up for these events?
    Yes, solo female travelers join our events. We have a 60-40% or more male-female ratio. Kids and senior citizens have also successfully completed the summit to Kothaligad Fort.

    11. Are kids allowed on treks near Mumbai?
    Kids below 15 years are allowed with parental supervision only.

    12. What type of food will be provided?
    Only vegetarian, local, home-cooked food is available. The food is simple, nutritious, and cooked by locals, so the taste may be different.

    13. Is there phone connectivity during the trek?
    There is limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services.

    14. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?
    Cash payment is not accepted. Registration requires 100% upfront payment via Paytm/UPI/NEFT/IMPS/Payment Gateway/Google Pay. On-the-spot payment is not accepted as advance booking is necessary for bus/jeep and other arrangements.

    15. Will I get bottled water?
    Normal well water will be provided.

    16. Can I charge my phone?
    There are no electricity or charging points available during the trek. Please carry a power bank if required. The cell phone range is limited.

    17. How is the current weather?
    During summer, the temperature at night is around 30 degrees Celsius, and during the day, it is around 39 degrees Celsius. Heavy rains are expected during the monsoon, so it is advisable to double-pack expensive phones and gadgets for protection. In winter and summer, wearing full sleeves T-shirts and full track pants is recommended to avoid sunburns, prickly thorns, and insect bites.

    18. Can we smoke or drink alcohol?
    No smoking, chewing tobacco, drinking, smoking hookah, or using drugs are allowed on our treks. People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be immediately asked to leave the event without a refund. Participants causing trouble will also be asked to leave without a refund.

    19. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speakers?
    Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speakers is not allowed while trekking. Bluetooth speakers are not allowed inside the homestay. Enjoy the sounds of nature and important instructions from the trek leader during the hike.

    20. How do I make payment for Kothaligad Fort Trek?
    You can pay online through our website's "Book Now" button. For any unlisted questions, you can email us at [email protected]. Payment options include UPI, Google Pay, Paytm, IMPS, and other online methods available through the "Book Now" button.

    21. Mumbai to Kothaligad Fort Trek Distance?
    Kothligad Fort is located 90 km from Mumbai. You can drive to the base village, and we will provide you with Google Maps directions. The fort near Karjat is easily reachable by road till the base village.

    22. Which is the best season to see Kothaligad Fireflies?
    Before the monsoon starts, you can see fireflies at Kothaligad Fort, mostly during May and June.

    23. Places to visit near Kothaligad Fort trekking in Karjat?

    Treks and Trails India offer trekking tours in India that are designed to be adventurous and exciting. Places to visit near Karjat fort Kothaligad Fort are Solanpada waterfall Neral, BhimashankarGarbett Point TrekSondai FortPeb FortNakhind RidgeDiksal WaterfallBhivpuri Waterfall

    You can choose from many different routes in the Western Ghats. Our expert guides will lead you through some of the most beautiful landscapes near Mumbai. Explore with us! We want to show you what it means to live life adventurously and enjoy every moment of it. Let's go together! 



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