Weekend overnight trek to Rajmachi, near Lonavala and Mumbai
A double delight, two forts one weekend. Rajmachi is the base village with two forts Shrivardhan and Manoranjan. Overnight homestay with some awesome local Maharashtrian dinner with rice dal, papad and tehcha. Join us to explore and experience adventure.
02 - 03 April
28 - 29 May
Introduction and Event Summary:
Name of Event: Overnight trek to Rajmachi
Difficulty Level: Medium level
Endurance Level: High
Food Arrangement: Local villager at the base village assist with food arrangement at Rajmachi
Transport: Private jeep service is available in non-monsoon season
Height of fort: 2710 ft approx.
Base Village: Karjat and Lonavala
Region: Karjat - Lonavala
Route from Pune: Pune - Lonavala - Tungarli dam - Rajmachi
Route from Mumbai - Mumbai - Lonavala - Tungarli dam - Rajmachi. Also Mumbai - Karjat - Rajmachi
Distance from Mumbai: 100 km approx.
Distance from Pune: 80 Km approx.
Total Trekking distance: From Lonavala 16 km approx., from Karjat 8km approx. one way
Climbing time required: From Lonavala 4 hours and from Karjat 3 hours one way.
Cost: Rs 1100.00
Rajmachi is a fort in Karjat region. It is a famous spot for trekking. It is a 17 km trekking distance from Lonavala. Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking Borghat which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures - the Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan fort. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route from Kondivide village near Karjat and the other easy but long way route from Lonavala. In rainy season this place is filled with giant waterfalls and greenery.
We meet at 17:15 Hrs. (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on Saturday
Suggested train to board is the 11009/Mumbai CST-Sinhagad Express, timings are:
17:30 Auto rickshaw ride from Lonavala ST bus depot till Tungarli dam base.
18:00 Tungarli Dam
18:30 Walk/Hike from Tungarli Dam to Rajmachi - 4hrs/17 kms max.
22:00 Reach base village.
06:30 Wake Up
08:00 Manoranjan fort and Shrivardhan fort exploration.
13:30 Descend from Rajmachi to Kondane (3 hrs.)
16:00 Kondane caves
17:00 Kondane village
18:30 Karjat railway station
We would reaching Dadar at 21:00 (Subjective).
Travel cost from Lonavala to Tungarli dam base on Saturday, 1 Veg Dinner, Breakfast, 1 Veg lunch, TreksandTrails India charges if any and travel cost from Kondane village to Karjat railway station on Sunday.
All kinds of Extra Meals / Drinks Ordered. Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc. Any kind of personal expenses. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.
Things to carry
Haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. Extra Pair of clothes. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Electoral or GluconD powder. Personal medicines. Sun protection cap, googles, some ready to eat food like plumb cake, biscuit, fruits. Torch with extra batteries, bed sheet, sleeping bags, personal tea mugs.
TreksandTrails, India rules:
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.
50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile:
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.
We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. 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 outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.