This is Sarang from Pune. Me and my friends planning to go on Harishchandragad. Need a little b it help.
Khireshwar is a bit difficult for trekking. It would take around 5-6 hours to reach to the top via Khireshwar route.
There are buses from Swargate Bus depo to Alephata Village and from there one can take a Jeep ride to the Khireshwar Village.
If you are a novice trekker, it is recommended that you go via the Paachnai route which is much simpler for Harishchandragad trekking. It takes around 2 - 3 hours to get to the top from Paachnai.
Buses from Swargate go till Rajur Village and from there Jeeps are available till the base village.
Tents are available on rent on the fort itself. The villagers give them on rent on a basic charge or Rs100-200.