Treks and Trails: Jeep Ride Rajmachi and Camping - April 23rd 24th 2016
About Rajmachi Village
Shrivardhan Fort and Manoranjan Fort can also be considered as two separate forts. There is one small plateau in between them. A temple of 'Bhairoba' is very beautiful. Shrivardhan is 'Bale killa' of Rajmachi. It is almost 3000 feet high. But it was mainly built to keep watch on Konkan area. Manoranjan is 2700 feet high. Manoranjan consists of strong walls, 3 doors and many water tanks. One can see Ulhas river, Dukes Nose (Nagphani), Karnala, Matheran, Mahuli and Bhimashankar etc. The old caves of 'Kondhavi' on Rajmachi fort are worth to see. The way to the fort is long but truly with a good view.
How do I get here?
1. Take the share a cab service from Dadar if you are coming from Mumbai
2. Come by state transport buses till Lonavala Depot
3. Come by the 16351/Mumbai CST-Nagercoil Balaji Express timings are as follows
Where do we meet?
We meet at 15:00 Hrs (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station
Our coordinators will greet you at Lonavala railway station. After a short introduction we depart from here by private vehicle till Rajmachi base village.
Approx drive is for 16km or 60 minutes drive.
17:10 Reach base village and Evening Tea
17:30 Tent pitching activity and camp setting up.
22:30 Camp Fire, Soup , Noodles , Woodfire DIY Barbeque
23:00 Night Photography and Star Gazing
06:30 Wake Up
08:00 Manoranjan Fort and Shrivardhan Fort Exploration.
13:30 Driven down till Lonavala bus depot
14:30 Disperse at Lonavala city / Lonavala Railway station
(Return Journey Trains and Sharing Taxi are available )
This includes travel cost from travel from Lonavala railway station to Rajmachi village by private vehicle on sharing basis
Day: 1 – Evening tea, Veg Dinner
Day: 2 – Veg Breakfast, Veg lunch
Food during transit
Sleeping Bags / Tent Mats
All kinds of Extra Meals / soft 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.
Lunch on Day one not included.
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.
What do we need to carry?
Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
Water 2 litre (Mandatory)
Wear good footwear (Mandatory) preferably closed shoes.
Sleeping Bag / Mattress / Bed sheet / Pull over / Sleeping mat
Head Torch / Torch (Mandatory).
Extra pair of clothes, Towels & Napkins (Optional).
Personal small medical kit. (Which you require usually)
Electrol powder Cap / Goggles. (Optional).
Other things as per your choice (Camera, Binoculars, etc.)
Haversack to put all these things.
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, interesting trekking exploration & travel together as a group.
The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it.
Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments.
Smoking and Drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited
TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/skirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at own risk)
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 organisers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organisers 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. Organisers 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.
Can we drive till Rajmachi village?
How far it is from Mumbai/Pune?
3 hours drive from Mumbai, 125 km approx.
4 hours drive from Pune 168 km approx.
Can we get our car till campsite?
Yes close to the campsite. Its 15 minutes walking from there.
Number of days required for this event?
2 days and 1 Night
Where can we park our cars?
Rajmachi Village Yes
Is there any parking charge?
Do you provide sleeping bags?
Sleeping bag: NO - For hygiene reasons we don't provide sleeping bags.
1.Note, this Camp Site does not have any fixed / proper / appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.
Provision for toilet tents will be made at Villagers House - eastern style commode.
2. Personal car parkings and car breakdown at owners risk - route will be provided via google maps
3. Camp Site is safe for Women
4. We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events
5. Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only
6. Food preference only Veg local cooked available
7. Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services
8. Local jeeps used for Transport can accommodate 8 people
9. Registration against 100% upfront payment only on the spot payment not accepted
10. Normal well water shall be provided
11. 4 men capacity ( 2 men tent will be provided on availability )
12. No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required
13. Summer Temperature Night 17- Day 39°C approx
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