Nomadic Journeys >> The Weekend Nomad >> Duke's Nose 300 Feet Rappelling

Grade: Medium

Activities: Hiking / Rappelling & Traversing  

Activity spot: Duke’s Nose - Khandala

Best Season: November to February 

Day 1 : Lonavala to Dukes's Nose & back

Tentative Schedule:

08:15 Hrs: Assemble outside Lonavala station at "Jaychand chowk"

08:30 Hrs: Depart for Kurvande village

09:10 Hrs: Reach the base & start hiking up to the Rappelling spot

10:10 Hrs: Reach the top

                    Briefing & demonstration on the activity.

10:20 Hrs: Start Rappelling activity.

16:00 Hrs: After activity depart for Lonavala station

17:00 Hrs: Approx time of arrival at Lonavala station

Experience the sheer thrill of Rappelling down 300 feet followed by a 1000 feet Traverse. Nagphani (Duke's Nose) appears almost inaccessible, but it is a surprisingly simple hike to reach the summit from the southern approach. The hiker is rewarded with amazing views of the Mumbai-Pune road and rail corridors, as well as great views of Khandala and the surrounding Sahyadri mountain range. Duke's Nose is a convenient day trip from either Mumbai or Pune.

Coordinates:   18°44'30"N   73°21'32"E

1)   Road
Lonavala To Lonavala
Note :

Cost Per Person: Rs.1600/-

- Valid India visa is required for all foreigners visiting India.
  • Non-A/C private transport from Lonavala station to base village & back.
  • All required technical equipment.
  • Breakfast & Evening snacks
  • Mentioned adventure activity (subject to change depending on the prevailing weather conditions)
  • Services of “The Nomadic Quest” & our Instructors for the trip.
  • Any kinds of personal expenses like, extra meals / drinks ordered. Insurance, tips, porters, phone calls, bottled water, aerated drinks etc.
  • Any expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like Road blocks, bad weather.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the "Cost Includes" column above.

Basic points to keep in mind for an enjoyable trip

  • Nature is fun to explore but not a toy to exploit. Respect its harmony and please do not disrupt the balance needed to retain the beauty and treasures of nature. There will be specific guidelines we will share in order to enable this. Please abide by these.
  • The trip is not a regular excursion exercise with friends and family. It really unlocks the wonderful world of nature and brings alive its magic. Do choose the trip to be nature’s special guest.
  • Like all outdoor trips, even this one requires basic fitness. Also, no one else but you yourself will be responsible for taking care of your personal belongings.
  • Your experience from the trip will depend on a lot of factors such as climatic conditions, your health conditions and the physical terrain.

 Disclosures on medical conditions

  • It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval.
  • As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.

Payment, refund and cancellation terms

  • Eligibility for this Outdoor trip is 12 years.
  • We do not have a child rate for our trips unless mentioned.
  • We will try our best to stick to the itinerary of the trip shared with you but bear in mind that factors out of our control may change the schedule.
  • You will be required to make the full payment at the moment you confirm your enrolment for the trip.
  • In case you opt for cancellation, no requests for transfer or postponement will be considered.
  • Cancellation charges will be 100% after confirmation.
  • Please note that The Nomadic Quest reserves the right of refusal and the right to cancel any booking (for example when the basic feasible quote of people required to travel has not been met). In such an event, as a participant you will be entitled to a refund.
  • In the event of uncontrollable factors like landslides, avalanche, civil strife, war, transportation delays, etc, it will not be possible to issue refunds but will surely take all necessary steps to co-operate with you in the situation.
  • The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens. Foreigners / NRIs will need to pay extra if and as applicable.
Kindly contact us for any further details and enrollment procedure.
Kit List


  • Wear comfortable full cotton casual top and full cotton trouser.
  • Wear good rubber-soled shoes.

Don’t forget to carry your backpack with:

  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen
  • Chocolates and dry fruits as pocket snacks
  • Packed lunch
  • Water bottle with water (minimum 3 lts per person
  • Toilet Paper
  • Headlamp or Torch with extra batteries
  • Personal Identity ( Compulsory )
  • Personal Medication (if any)
  • Extra Pair of Clothes
  • Wind Stopper. ( Jacket )
  • Camera with sufficient batteries and film (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Mosquito Repellent.
  • Floaters (Footwear – to wear after the hike)

Tours can be arranged according to the dates convinient to you
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