Night Trek to Rajmachi FortDate: March 30, 2013 (Evening Onwards)
Dinner at Lonavala, Night Trek under starry night from Lonavala (Tungarli to Rajmachi), Night Stay at very Basic Village Dormatory or Tents, Dip in Village Pond, Trek to Shrivardhan Fort, Off Road Ride Back to Lonavala, Brunch (Rajmachi Village Food), We will be back at Lonavala on March 31, 2013 before Lunch time.
Note: We can carry portable tents for you if you are willing to carry the same. Three Persons can stay in one tent and each tent weigh's about 5 KGS.
Camp Fee: Rs.950/- Per Head
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Camp Fee Cost includes (Travel from Mumbai to Lonavala by Public Transport, Trek Support during Night Trek, Village Veg Brunch, Return Off-Ride from Rajmachi to Lonavala).
Camp Fee Cost does not include (Lunch / Dinner at Rajmachi, Any item not part of standard Village Veg Brunch, Bottled Water, Beverages etc).
Anything that is not included in excluded
Any un-utilised resources will not be refunded.
You may also drive down and meet us directly at Lonavala by 08:30 pm.
Parking available at Lonavala (Near my Cottage at Lonavala).
March 30, 2013 (SATURDAY)
05:00 pm Meeting at Dadar (Near ST Stand)
05:30 pm We board bus to leave for Lonavala
08:30 pm Arrival at Lonavala
Dinner at Lonavala, Take Local rickshaw till nearest possible point towards Tungarli Dam
10:00 pm Trek Starts
Night Trek at easy pace.. enjoy to Nature and Starry Night..
Expected reaching time at Rajmachi 02:00 am.
March 31, 2013 (SUNDAY)
07:00 am Hike to Shrivardhan Fort Summit
09:00 am Breakfast Brunch and Dip in the Pond
11:30 am Board Vehicle to leave from Lonavala
01:00 pm Expected arrival at Lonavala
01:00 pm Lunch at Lonavala
We take you to ST Stand and get you into Bus (Good Byes and Sign Off).
Rajmachi is the name given to the twin hill forts located around 18 kilometers from Lonavala, the twin forts are called 'Shrivardhan' and 'Manaranjan'. Rajmachi can be accessed either from Lonavala or Karjat (Base Village Kondivita). The approach from Lonavala is longer but easier; from Karjat side it a little steep. Best way to do a Rajmachi trek is start from Lonavala (Near Tungarli Dam) very early in the morning. An easy trek would take you till base village around Lunch time, stay over at the base village near the twin peaks 'Shrivardhan' and 'Manranjan', few simple village dormatory/ lodges available for stay would be happy to provide you with simple village food for a fee. Evening take a Dip in a Pond located at walkable distance from Village, the trail to pond leads to a cool patch of greenery. You can cover to twin forts near base village next day early morning. After early Lunch you can start your trek towards Karjat. You can get Rickshaws/ ST Bus from some distance at Kondivita Village.
Checklist for Overnight Trek
- Attire: Track Pants / Shorts / Tights / Leggings (Full Sleeves T- Shirt), Good Trekking Shoes or Good Canvas Shoe, Hat or Cap,
- One set of change clothes, swimming trunks, towel, soap
- Sun Screen, Flash Light with Spare Cells, Pocket Knife
- Sleeping Mat and One Thin Bed Sheet, Small and Light Air-Pillow
- Carry all your stuff in 40 to 50 liter Backpack.
- Mosquito repellant and personal medical kit.
- General Medical Kit will be available with Nature Knights