Monsoon and Winter season bring the trekking season in Maharashtra. Kohoj Fort Trek is one of the least famous monsoon trek or winter trek in Sahyadris. The trek is admired for its heart-shaped lake named Pazhar and the verdant vistas of the surrounding valley.
Height of Kohoj Fort: 3200 ft (980 m)
Difficulty Level: Medium
Duration: 1 Day
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours
Base Village: Vaghote (Palghar Region)
Best season to trek: Monsoon/ Winter
Estimated Cost: 400 – 500 INR (including Public Transport)
Kohoj Fort Contact: For Group Trekking Arrangements Contact Gautam Vaishnav +91 97621 24690 (Organiser of Budget Trekking – by Trekraw)
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First, let me answer the frequently asked questions related to this trek :
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