Dukes Nose Trek

Experience a walk in the clouds with Nature Knights on Dukes Nose Trek, a monsoon special experience...

The trek starts after a nice pleasant drive along the rural countryside. Once you reach the base village we may have a local snack bite in one of the small villages dhaba. Dukes Nose trek is short and crisp; trekkers begin with a short walk along the rugged countryside that climbs up gradually. The final 20 to 30 minutes stretch is a steep adventurous ascend. The experience is almost magical on a cloudy day during monsoon as you walk through the cloud to reach the summit where you are blessed with a panoramic 360 degree view of the entire region. You can spot over half a dozen forts from here Rajmachi, Dhak, Korigad, Lohgad, Visapur, Tikona, Kathingad etc. You also have Lord Shiva shrine on the summit of Dukes Nose. Locals also called Dukes Nose Nagphani due to its natural shape like hood of snake. Duke's Nose is also one of the most challenging rappelling spots but this is only possible during non-monsoon seasons. 

Location: Dukes Nose (Near Khandala/ Lonavala)

Trek Grade: Grade Moderate

Rappelling Grade: Tough Rappelling and Traversing post rappelling is equally adventurous. Not done during monsoon and when done should be done with a team of experts with proper safety gear and climbing equipment. 


Easy to Medium Grade Trek, 360 Degree view of the region and Exploring Rural Countryside.

Suggested Pickup Points:

8:00 am - Meeting near Kumar Resort Parking
30 minutes' drive to the base village.
8:30 am - Assemble at base village, brief introduction and induction with local chai before the trek.
9:00 am - Trek to Dukes Nose (One Hour 30 Minutes at easy pace)
10:30 am - spend 30 to 60 minutes on the summit
11:30 am - Return Trek
12:30 pm - Back at Village
End of the program


Standard Trekking Package: (WhatsApp: 9619182010 to get exact commercials that match your requirements).

Rs.5000/- (For a group size up to 9 persons), (Mountain Guide with Safety Equipment and General First Aid Kit)

Rs.7500/- (For a group size 10 to 15 pax), (2 Mountain Guide with Safety Equipment and General First Aid Kit)

Special Corporate or Celebrity Trek Charges:
Rs.10,000/- for a group size of up to 12 persons
Rs.15,000/- for a group size of 15 to 23 persons.

(Mountain Guides with experience to host corporate events along with safety Equipment, First Aid).

Bottled water/ beverages.
Any kind of insurance
Tips etc.
Un-utilized resources will not be refunded.
Anything that is not included is excluded.
Travel budget (by private transport - ask for quote).

Note: Meal cost for Mountain Guides during trek has to be borne by customer.

Note: We can organize stays (Villas and Farm Stay; Camping and Glamping; Resorts and Hotels); transport; "meals for your trek"; "Group or Corporate Events with games, activities, and adventures"; we can customize the whole event to match your requirements.

Note: Adventure sports should always be done under strict supervision of professionals who are experienced and have standard based equipment's to support the activities. We will be happy to help. 


Easy Trek, Ancient Fort Exploration and Exploring Rural Countryside.

Scroll down to know more about Lohgad and places around Lonavala. 


Contacts for Bookings / Queries: 
WhatsApp / sms : +91-9619182010
emails: info@natureknights.net / natureknights@gmail.com

 T-Shirts - Dry Fits or Cotton and comfortable (T-Shirt - thin Full Sleeves is advantage)
Track Pants or Dry Fits: Avoid thick jeans
Hat or Cap 
Sun Glasses
Trekking or Canvas Shoe (Avoid regular sports running shoe)
You may carry one set of change clothes 
Rain wear Poncho / Raincoat with rain cap
small umbrella in your backpack
small towel 

Other Items

Personal Snacks (few snacks to munch (Preferably fruits / salad items / Chocolates / Energy Bars etc)..
2 to 3 liters of water per head.
Flash Lights (Preferably Head Lamp) 
Personal Medical kit (General Medical Kit will be available with Nature Knights Group Leader)
Hand Sanitizer, Sun Screen and Mosquito Repellent.

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More about Dukes Nose or Nagphani

A trekker's delight, Dukes Nose or Nagphani is a 800-foot monolith located in Khandala. Locally known as Nagphani  ( hood of the snake, as the cliff also resembles the hood of the snake), the British named it Duke's Nose after Duke of Wellington (his pointed nose resembled this cliff). One can reach the top of Dukes Nose in one and a half hours. There is a Mahadeva temple and large space on top of the rock.  This  is accessible from INS Shivaji and Kurwande Village.

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