Irshalgad is situated in the Karjat Region. Other forts in this region include Prabalgad, Kalawantin and Malanggad. Actually Irshal is not a fort but it’s a pinnacle. Shivaji Maharaj captured the complete region of Kalyan and Bhiwandi, up to Rairi in May 1666.This fort too, must have come under the Maratha rule at that time.

Short Info:

Trek: Irshal Gad.

Type: Hill Fort

Height: 3700 Feet above MSL (Approx)

Grade: Medium

Region: Karjat

Base Village: Irshalwadi.

Last date for registration :- 21st June 2017

Trek Cost: 550/- Per Person

Registered member Cost: 500/- Per Person

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Cost Included: B/f & T, travelling from Karjat to Karjat by local vehicle & expertise charges.

Cost Not Included: Insurance, Medical coverage & anything other than mention above.

Train Timetable:

Please catch Karjat(S) Fast Local with your return ticket from your respective destination:

CST 06.10 am                Dadar 06.24 am         Kurla 06.31 am        Thane 06.50 am

Dombivali 07.02 am        Kalyan 07.10 am         Neral 07.44 am        Karjat 08.00 am


Irshal is the next-door neighbour to Prabalgad. As mentioned above, Irshal is a pinnacle. There is a water tank on the route from the Irshal plateau to the peak. From there, we reach the needle hole near the top through a simple rock-climbing route. Proceeding little ahead, we see a water tank to the left and a cave to the right. This water is suitable for drinking. The route, which climbs up from near the needle hole goes to the top of the pinnacle. To reach the top of the pinnacle, it is essential to have artificial rock climbing equipment (we are not going to climb top). From the top we can see the forts of Prabalgad, Matheran, Chanderi, Malanggad, Karnala and Manikgad.

Tentative Schedule:

08.05 am: Move towards Base Village of Irsahl Gad by Local Transport tum tum / bus.

09.15 am: Round of Introduction, Instructions, Morning Breakfast

09.30 am: Start the Trek

11.00 am: at Irsahl machi – a Small break at the Village

12.15 pm: Atop at Irsahlgad at nedhe (Natural Hole) Exploration and Lunch Time

02.00 pm: Descend towards base village

04.00 pm: Reach at Machi.

05:00 pm: Reach Base & Move Towards Karjat Station by tumtum.

Payment Details:

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Check List: (Rain Shower expected so please pack your bags accordingly.)

Compulsory items:

A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, Approx 3 ltr water, Sunday Lunch, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should wear good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, Raincoat.

Non compulsory items:

Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry, mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.

If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.

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