Duke’s Nose, also known as Nagphani is a cliff at Khandala near Lonavala. The cliff is pointed like a snake’s pointed head portion (hood) and hence the name.  A simple trek to reach the summit is from the southern approach. The trekker is rewarded with amazing views of the Mumbai-Pune road and rail corridors, as well as great views of Khandala and the surrounding Sahyadri peaks.








20:30 - Get into Dadar-Chennai Express starting at 20:30 (Kalyan-21:05). We will travel in General Class. Participants from Pune can travel by 9pm local train or bus.


23:00 - Reach Lonavla. This is the final meeting point. Move towards base village in a Jeep.


23:30 - Reach base village. Have dinner and Introduction






00:30 - Start trekking towards Duke’s nose


02:00 - Reach top and settle down. Enjoy the breeze of Duke’s nose.


07:00 - Enjoy the surroundings and sunrise


08:00 - Have breakfast


08:30 - Start descending before it gets too hot


10:00 - Reach base village. Have some tea/refreshments and move to Lonavala station


10:30 - Get into the next train to Mumbai (11042 - Mumbai Express) or local train to Pune


13:00 - Reach Dadar (tentatively)




Fees: Rs.600 (to be paid in advance)


 - Non-refundable if cancelled on last day


 - Half refundable if cancelled at least 24 hours before trek






1. Transportation from Lonavala to base village and back in a Jeep


2. Dinner and Breakfast (simple vegetarian food only)


3. Expertise and Guidance Charges






 - Tickets till Lonavla


 - Any other charges not mentioned above






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Things to be carried:


 - Medical and consent form -


 - 2 liter water (preferably in personal reusable bottles)


 - A torch (other than mobile)


 - Good trekking shoes or sport shoes


 - Your own sleeping bag or blanket


 - We appreciate people carrying juice packets and fruits like pears, pomegranate, dates etc. 






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