Dukes Nose Valley Crossing & Trekking

:Dukes Nose, Khandala
:1 Day
Event Type
:Adventure, Experience
Start From
:Pune Railway Station
:Pune Railway Station

Dukes Nose Valley Crossing & Trekking

Dukes Nose, Khandala
1 Day

Event Overview

Nagphani, later known as Duke’s Nose after Duke Wellington, is a cliff at Khandala. The Cliff is pointed like a snakes pointed head portion (hood) and hence the name Nagphani (Nag means snake and phani means hood). This is a marvelous trekking spot between Khandala & Lonavala. Adventurous trekking is highly essential to reach the Duke’s nose via Khandala. Climbing from Khandala is a good getaway for adventurous trekking that can be done under 4 hours & get down towards Kurvande Village in just 45 Minutes.

Just keep your water bottles filled to the brim always as drinkable water is difficult to be found on the way and enjoy the climb to the Cobra’s Hood. Right on the top of the Duke’s Nose is a small temple of Lord Shiva. Valley crossing from Dukes Nose to Duchess Nose is a great fun due to roaring winds, foggy atmosphere & of course Deep Valley. Throw yourself in Valley with all technical gears; Join us for this One Full Day of Mind Blowing Adventure Rush with 100% Safety!!!!!!
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Event Details


Day 1 - Dukes Nose Get Together Trek And Feet Valley Crossing
  • 05.15 am
  • Gather at pune railway station. Give attendance to the team explorers. You can meet team explorers on platform no. 1 near krishna’s restaurant inner side of the pune railway station.
  • Mumbai participants who are coming directly must report at khandala railway station at own expenses before 08.30 am. After that you have to join the trek at own risk and resposibilities.
  • 06.05 am
  • Train journey starts. (no seat resrvation for train / local journey.) choose your convenient station & communicate it with explorers at the time of admission. Singhgad express stops at following stations…
  • 06.18 am – khadki
  • 06.28 am – pimpari
  • 06.33 am – chinchwad
  • 07.13 am – lonavala
  • 07.18 am
  • Get down at khandala railway station within 2 minutes.
  • 07.35 am
  • Breakfast distribution. Have a breakfast at khandala station.
  • 08.00 am
  • General instructions & information by team explorers.
  • 08.15 am
  • Start trekking, please keep patience while trekking, you have to wait or walk slow due to heavy crowd. Also co-operate with all the participants’ n team explorers to have safe n enjoyable trekking.
  • 09.30 am
  • Waterfall enjoyment. If it is flowing heavily then no one is allow to enter the waterfall. Will just cross with proper safety & move towards dukes nose.
  • 10.00 am
  • After waterfall start trekking towards dukes nose with a steep walk of 1 hour. You have to pass 2 small rock patches. Team explorers is available for help. You have to wait in a “q” to climb the rock patch & to reach the top of dukes nose.
  • 11.00 am
  • Reach the top of duke’s nose. Those who have already enrolled for valley crossing can start the activity by giving attendance to the leaders available at the valley crossing site. Valley crossing numbers are assigned strictly as per the admissions.
  • Till 01.45 pm
  • Lunch time. Please bring sufficient lunch & water. Nothing will be available on dukes nose.
  • 02.00 pm
  • Start descending the dukes nose towards kurvande village with team explorers. Participants who have enrolled for the valley crossing will have to wait till event is over & other participants can move for return trek journey.
  • 03.00 pm
  • Reach kurvande village. After evening tea you can start plain walk of 3.5 kms towards lonavala railway station or you can hire a local jeep / tempo at own cost. Team explorers will not join you for onward journey from kurvande to lonavala & till pune.
  • After reaching at lonavala railway station board lonavala – pune local from platform no. 3. Local timing from lonaval to pune is : 02.55 pm / 03.45 pm / 05.25 pm / 06.20 pm / 07.00 pm / 07.35 pm / 08.40 pm.
  • Reach pune with happy & everlasting memories of the adventure.



Adventure Activities


Additional Activities

Water Fall




Train, Local Transport

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 05.00 AM Drop Time: 05.00 PM

Things To Carry

  • A Good Quality of Rucksack suitable for One day Trek with all inside Luggage packed in a Plastic Bag
  • Sufficient Lunch. (Nothing will be available throughout the Trek)
  • Minimum 2 Ltr. Water.
  • Separate Plastic Bags to save your Mobile, wallet from Rain & to keep wet cloths.
  • Rainproof / Warm wear / Cap as per the Season.
  • Extra Dress, Napkin / Towel packed in a Double Plastic Bag
  • Glucon – D OR Electrol – Optional
  • Shoes Compulsory in a Good Condition while trekking
  • Dress Code – T-shirt, Flexible Track pant. (HALF PANT NOT ALLOWED.)
  • Any type of addictions like tobacco, Liquor, etc is strictly not allowed.
  • Personal Medicines, if any.
  • This is just a reminder list of what to Bring. You can bring other things as per the Need.



  • Transport by Train. (Pune – Khandala by Singhgad Express) (No Seat Reservation).
  • Trekking with all safety measures.
  • Morning Breakfast Only. (Limited)
  • Valley crossing with requisite adventure equipment, if registered separately.
  • Certified & Experienced Team
  • GST


  • Morning & Evening Tea & lunch, Cold drinks, Mineral water, etc.
  • Kurvande to Lonavala & Lonavala to Pune Local Train Ticket.
  • Private orders of Tea, Breakfast, Meals, etc.
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Insurance Coverage.
  • Medical expenses other than “First aid”.
  • Any other charges not mentioned in “Fees Include“.

Terms & Conditions

Don’t keep valuable things while trekking.
Use plastic carry bags to save your mobile & Wallet.
Avoid Jean pant for inconvenience in Walking / Climbing.
Always keep your Original Photo ID with you.
Follow all the Instructions given by Team Explorers.
Keep Healthy environment & helpful nature while Trekking & at the time of Activity.
Don’t keep anything like mobile, Wallet, Gold ornaments at the time of Adventure Activity.
Ladies are requested to seat in a Ladies compartment of Local in a return journey for safety & to avoid Heavy Crowed.
Don’t expect similiar food quality of your home town. Try local food to have some different experience.
Respect the Local Religion & Traditions.
While taking photographs don’t click photo’s of local people without their permission.
Bring sufficient LUNCH for Dukes Trek; Nothing is available on Dukes Nose.
Share your Tiffin (Lunch) with the Needy Participant.
Mumbai participants who are coming directly must report at khandala railway station at own expenses before 08.30 am. After that you have to join the trek at own risk and resposibilities.
From last 2 years we are not providing the return local ticket from Lonavala to Pune as tickets are valid till next 1 hour only. Please purchase the return ticket for Lonavala to Pune journey which costs only Rs.15 per head. Explorers are not taking any responsibility for return journey from Kurvande Village. You can walk for 3.5 kms by tar (metallic) road till Lonavala Station or can hire a Sumo from Kurvande village at own expenses.
No one is allowed to do the valley crossing twice in absence of any person/friend/relative. No arguments will entertain in that case.
Half pant is strictly not allowed to any participants. You can wear ¾ or Track pant. If anyone found wearing a half pant / shorts he will not be allowed to join the trek and No refund will be admissible.
For Trek: Rs.100/- Per Head Pune to Pune (One way Sinhgad Express Ticket + Breakfast + GST).
For Valley Crossing: 350/- Per Head (Only for Valley Crossing)

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