Treks and Trails India for a one day trek to Lohagad on 21st June 2014, Saturday.

Bhaje Caves

Lohgad Fort

Region Lonavala

Height - 3400 feet  

Grade - Easy

History:  Lohagad – “Iron fort” is one of the many hill forts of Chatrapati Shivaji. It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a side range of the Sahyadris. The Visapur fort is located on its eastern side. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. Historical records show that in the later Peshwa period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort

 The journey starts with the Indrayani express. People interested should board this train.  Please purchase your ticket till Malavli station. & lets meet at Lonavala station.

 Train Timings for Indrayani Express  CST 5:40 am  Dadar 5.51 am  Thane 6.14 am  Kalyan 6.35 am  Lonavla 8.00 am

 Move to Malavali by local train (8:10 am at Lonavala station platform no 3).

 One can also come from Pune. Please board the Pune Lonavala Local Train.  Timings are as below:  Pune Station 06:27 am  Shivaji Nagar 06:33 am  Malavali Station 07:40 am

 Trek Schedule:  08:25 Move 2 Bhaje village  08:45 Bhaje Village, breakfast, tea  09:30 Ascend visit Bhaje caves  11:00 Lohgad Summit Exploration rest etc (2 hrs approx)  13:30 Descend  14:00 Lohgadwadi

 Lunch break

 15:00 pm move 2 Malavali Station  17:00 pm Malavali Station refreshments

 From there to Lonavla / Pune by local train.  Take train / bus to Mumbai.  We would be returning to Mumbai by 21:00pm (subjective).

 The charges for this trek is Rs 400.00 per head.  Cost includes light morning breakfast (1), evening tea, entry fee for Bhaje caves & Treks and Trails, India charges if any.

 Common info for every trek in the monsoon season: - Due to the Monsoon season and various rock patches in this route, we recommend you to please take care at every place while walking / climbing / trekking.  Please don’t wear floaters or slippers during hiking & STRICTLY wear good shoes or footwear.  Carry and wear two pairs of socks to avoid blisters.  Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at own risk)  Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek.  We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition.  Please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.  The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it.  Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments, etc.  Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same. *No plastic littering on the way or in hills/mountains.  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

 Things to carry  

Ready to eat food, like plum cakes,chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.  

Lunch & Water 3 lts (Mandatory).

Good footwear (Mandatory).  

Sleeping Bag / Mattress / Bed sheet / Pull over.  

Head Torch / torch (Mandatory).  

Extra pair of clothes, Towels & Napkins (Optional).  

Slippers or floaters (just to relax your feet before & after the trek) (optional)  Personal small medical kit.

(Which you require usually/Optional)  Electral / Tang powder.  

Cap / Goggles. (Optional)  

Other things as per your choice.

(Camera, Binoculars, etc.)  

Plastic bag to keep clothes dry.  

Please carry your personal tea mugs and a small Swiss-knife.  

Haversack to put all these things.

 NOTE: ***** Carry one time meal (Lunch) for the trek. *****



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 PLEASE send a text message.  

5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops not allowed. Short pants/ hot pants not allowed.


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