One day Trek to Ajoba hill on 23 August 2014, Saturday
Height: 4511 ft
Type: Hill trek
Time: 3 hrs from Dehne, village
Contribution: Rs 600 per person. After 20 August 2014 Rs 100.00 extra.
Ajoba is one of the highest peak in Sahyadri. One of the best places to trek near Mumbai. We can be climbed either from eastern or from western side. The climb from eastern side takes longer time. There is a Valmiki Ashram at half way to the fort. The rest path to the top is said to be risky during monsoon. Near the Ashram, there is a small hut where we can stay. A small water stream provides us with pure water. The way beyond Ashram leads to a rivulet, crossing which we can reach the cave of ‘LUV-KUSH’. To reach this spot we have to ascend the way of waterfall for one and half hour. Above this cave there is a precipice called ‘Cradle of Sitamai’. In the cave there are the carved “Padukas” or the footprints of Luv and Kush. This precipice is a real challenge for trekkers. The ashram is a sacred place and people from all over Maharashtra come here. There are some carved stones near the ashram, on which some carved idols depict some story.
Recommended train timing to reach Asangaon is as below. Please board the 2nd compartment from ahead (Kasara end). This is a train till Asangaon - slow local.
TreksandTrails Itinerary for Ajoba Hill trek
07:30 Report at Asangaon railway station
07:45 Group introduction/orientation and have breakfast.
08:15 Reach the base village by bus or jeep.
09:15 Reach base village
09:30 Start trek
12:30 Reach in Valmiki ashram, lunch at the ashram
14:30 Start descending Ajoba.
17:30 Reach at base village, travel to Asangaon by Bus / Jeep
19:00 Group disperses at Asangaon railway station.
Registration on or after 20 August 2014 will be Rs 100.00 extra
Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer.
Participation contribution is non refundable and NOT transferable.
Telephonic confirmation required to confirm participation.
Remember if you miss this train you miss the trek. We shall travel together as a group at all times.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at own risk)
Things to carry
1. Haversack and sweater/wind cheater to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts.
2. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
3. Camera (Optional).
4. Electoral or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder.
5. Personal medicines. Please do not carry handbags or jolas for this trek.
6. Good trekking shoes, 1 extra pair of clothes.
7. Please carry your personal tea mugs, spoon and a small Swiss-knife.
***** Carry one time meal (Lunch) for this trek. *****
Travelling from Asangaon to Dehne and back 1veg breakfast, 1 evening tea.
TreksandTrails advisory note:
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking exploration. Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments. Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking. Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or even local people. Due to the Monsoon season we recommend you to please take care at every place while walking /climbing / trekking. Rains are expected so please double pack your valuables in plastic bags to save them from getting wet. ***No plastic littering on the way or in hills/mountains. ***
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us text message.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, tank/tube tops, figure hugging shirts/tops, skirts, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
6. Avoid Chapels, slippers, floaters for trek.
7. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags on treks.
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