Nagphani, popularly known as the Duke’s Nose, after Duke Wellington, is a cliff near Lonavala. The four-hour nature trek starts from Khandala and ends at a Shiv mandir at the top of the peak.
Camp, Trek & Rappel Like A Boss At The Duke's Nose Near Lonavala-Khandala At INR 400
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Situated about 70 kms from Pune, the trek to Duke’s Nose amidst the Sahyadri Valley is the kind of thrill you were looking for. The view of the Khandala hill station with the Pune-Mumbai expressway running alongside, is breathtakingly beautiful. The trek involves a lot of walking and climbing up and down the slopes. So don’t forget to carry a bottle of water!
Once you reach the top of the cliff, experience the 200-feet valley crossing from the Duke’s to the Duchess’ nose. The activity can be quite challenging because of the chilly winds, foggy ambience and the deep, deep valley below!
The 350-feet rappelling from the Duke’s nose is a must-try! Rappelling is the controlled descent down a rock face using a rope, with waterfalls cascading on both sides.
Don’t go on this trek alone, unsupervised! Rather, join a travel group or agency. Trekdi at Sadashiv Peth offers a one-day trek to Duke’s Nose for INR 990 per person. Explorers Treks and Tours at Tilak Road offers a similar package for INR 400 per person. Also check out the offers from Foliage Outdoors, The Great Next and Adventures365.in.
Carry bottles of water, spare clothes and snacks!