Dukes nose

Posted: May 26, 2010 by Samy in Trek Info

Dukes nose

Grade: 3 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 as tough

Dukes nose named after Duke Wellington previously known as Nagphani is a cliff near lonavala, just before bushi dam. Cliff’s pointed ends resembles the snake’s head when angry, hence the name Nagphani. The name Dukes’ nose is derived as the cliff looked like the shape of the sleeping Duke’s nose viewed sideways.

How to Reach:
1) Take a private vehicle direct to the base village kuruvande.
2) Take train to lonavala station and travel to the base village kuruvande by local transport.

Availability of water & Food: No water available on the top.

Duration of Trek: Approx 1hr

Special Points to be seen:
Nice view of the Mumbai Pune highway and the greenery around it. Nice point for rappelling

Essentials: Carry water, some light snacks and other regular trekking accessories. Be sure to wear footwear with good grip as it has slippery patch.

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