Irshalgad – One Day Monsoon Trek

Monsoon is a great time to trek and explore new mountains and the new you. Each trek gives you challenges, happiness, and excitement that make you understand yourself better.

This monsoon I started my trek with Irshalgad – One Day Monsoon Trek

About 17 km away from Panvel. It’s an easy to medium level short trek, which is quite pocket friendly. I completed my trek in less than 200 Rupees.

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Local Train till Panvel

How to travel to Irshalgad

Take a local train till Panvel station. From Panvel station you can take a rickshaw directly till Irshalgad (Bargain and you can reach there in INR 300 for 3 people) alternately, you can walk till the ST stand, which is about 7 mins walk away from the station. Take the bus till Chouk (One-way fare is INR 20). From Chouk to Irshalwadi it’s about 30 mins walk. Or you can take sharing taxi’s from one kilometer away from the Panvel station till Chouk (35 INR per seat) and walk the rest.

One Day Monsoon Trek
Irshalgad

One Day Monsoon Trek Begins

While walking you’ll cross the Morbe dam, which will be on your right. The dam is beautiful, but entry is prohibited. While walking ahead on your left you’ll see a board showing Irshalgad and Prabhalgad. Take left and walk straight. You’ll reach the starting point where some cars would be parked.

Poha in Breakfast

You can start the trek from there. On the way, you fill find two vendor shops selling water, Poha, and Chai. The first vendor on your way up has the worst Poha I have ever had, so better take one plate try it, and then order accordingly.

One Day Monsoon Trek
One Day Monsoon Trek

Further ahead you will find a local Mandir on your right (means you’re on the right path). Take left from there and go further ahead. Just before the peak you can rest and chill as the highest peak is quite steep and rocky. So go ahead only if you can make it, else ignore that for your own safety.

Irshalgad Fort

One way it would take 90 mins without a halt. Otherwise, it’s a good 5 hours up and down with breaks, rest, and photos.

Things to carry for One Day Monsoon Trek:     

  • 2 liters of water (there are 2 points from where you can buy more)
  • Dry fruits and chocolates for energy
  • Food for lunch, as the local food options are quite bad
  • Windcheater
  • Comfortable Sport shoes.
  • Wear comfortable bottoms in which you can stretch your legs easily.

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One Day Monsoon Trek

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Sudhir Shingne says:

    Nice

  2. Harjeet Kaur says:

    I never heard of a monsoon trek and this looks really interesting. Wouldnt be slippery and risky to trek in the rain?
    The poha looks really yumm..first I thought it was Maggi which is universal in the hill stations in the north. But I would prefer poha any day.

  3. Monsoon trek is fun I member 1 to sinhagad as a kid.
    Your post is quite detailed. I liked the things to carry list, generally we tend to forget something.

  4. Alpana Deo says:

    Never been on a monsoon trek. Poha and monsoon is a perfect combination. Had one question in mind. Is it safe to go on a trek during monsoon?

  5. Your post has made me nostalgic. when we were in India, we used to trek a lot during monsoon. irshalgad sounds like an amazing place to enjoy natural beauty with family during monsoon season.

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