The Pinnacle Fort Hike

Duration: 12 hours | Group size: Up to 8 people
Includes: Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Time: 6 am – 5 pm
INR 5500 / 77 USD
per head
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What you'll do

Early morning, we will meet and head out to climb one of our favourite mountains near Mumbai, which is home to an exciting abandoned rocky pinnacle fort & offers the best and the most authentic Maharashtrain food in the state.
The journey begins with a 1.5 hr train ride followed by a 30 min taxi ride. In almost no time, we will have left the bustling chaos of the city behind and will find ourselves at the base of the trek amongst mountains, the wilderness and fresh air.
Soon, we begin our hike and reach a tiny hill-top village that is placed midway to the summit. The village is home to a population of 200 tribal people & is accessible only on foot. This is where we will stop for a quick breakfast, some refreshments & most importantly a soothing hot cup of indian chai (tea) made by the tribals.
After this, we will continue our hike towards the 2300 ft summit after climbing numerous hand-carved bastion rock-cut steps that were carved a few centuries ago when the pinnacle was used as a fort by a number of empires. On arrival at the summit, we will relax and breathe in the majestic scenery that the pinnacle offers.
For lunch, we will hike back to the village for a scrumptious Maharastrain meal. After a satisfying lunch & interaction with the tribals, we will head back downward and finally, travel back to the city just the way we arrived.

What we'll deliver

We only conduct experiences that we are extremely passionate about

We train to the extent that we can only provide the highest standards of quality & safety in the country

We are few of  the only trained Wilderness First Responders in India certified by Wilderness Medical Associates International, USA

What's included

Food
Breakfast & lunch atop the mountain prepared by the tribals.
Drinks
Some refreshing tea & coffee at the mountain village
Tickets
Forest Permits & entry fee charged at the village
Professional Safety
We are trained Wilderness First Aiders & Mountaineers certified by Wilderness Medical Associates International & Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering
Transport
Local train for 1.5 hrs followed by a 30 min taxi/tuktuk ride to the base of the mountain. We return similarly.
You may also upgrade your transport with a Private AC Car pick-up & drop at INR 4000 for a group of 2-4 guests

Where you'll be

We will be in the heart of the Sahyadris, a mountain range that is in close proximity to the city of Mumbai, where life slows down, in the land of tribals, forest dwellers and people that live a very simple & rudimentary life. In the middle of all this wilderness, we will visit a pinnacle fort built around 1458 A.D that bears hand-carved bastion rock cut steps & is home to a tribal population of 200.

Where we'll meet

We’ll meet at the entrance of McDonalds in Fort at 6 am.
Google Map location below:
https://goo.gl/maps/ghrtF5HHsmzBnBif9

How do I prepare

Shoes

We cannot stress enough on the importance of a wearing a good pair of shoes on hikes.
Ensure you wear a pair that can handle hilly terrain & something you can definitely rely on.

Water

Carry 1-2 litres of water

Sun Protection

Carry a hat and sunscreen.

The journey down will be sunny. Check forecast here

Things to keep in mind

Medical Conditions

If there are any medical conditions that we should be aware about, kindly let us know before you proceed with a booking.

Cancellation policy

50% Cancellation Fee will apply if your booking is cancelled 7 days prior to the experience.

100% Cancellation Fee will apply if your booking is cancelled within 7 days from the experience.

To cancel your booking, send us an email on info@jackandhilladventures.com

Guest requirements

Guests must be fit to climb up a mountain.

This is a 2.5 hr hike going up while coming down is shorter. The hike can be considered between easy to moderate grade.

Minimum Guests Required

A minimum of 2 guests are required to conduct this hike.

For any special requests, please get in touch with us via email.