Trek to Karnala fort near Mumbai 2017

Karnala Fort

 

About Karnala Fort: Karnala fort is a hill fort in Raigad district about 10 km from Panvel city. Currently it is a protected place lying within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. Today, the ruins of the fort are a popular destination for hiking and tourism.It is a wonderful trek of 1 hour from the bottom of the hill. There are 5 resting places on the pathway made by forest department. The final climbing steps near the entrance of the fort are made safe by iron railings. It is not advisable to cook food at the base of the pinnacle, as the smell of smoke irritates the Honey Bees. The water from the southernmost rock cut water cistern is portable. First aid is available at the Forest guest house.Trekking during the monsoon is really an exhilarating experience.

Karnala fort actually consists of two forts one at a higher level and other lower. At the centre of the higher level is a 125 feet high basalt pillar. It is also called Pandu's tower. This structure was used as watchtower when the fort was occupied however now it is in a ruined condition. The presence of bee hives also makes it difficult to climb and have resulted in at least one casualty in recent times. There is a water cistern which provides fresh water all year long. From the top the forts of Prabalgad, Manikgad, Haji Malang, Chanderi fort, Matheran, Sankshi fort, Dronagiri fort, and Rajmachi are clearly visible.

The fort has two inscriptions one in Marathi and the other in Persian. The Marathi inscription which has no date is seen on the lower gate on the inner side. Its words are indecipherable. The Persian writing is on upper gate reads "Syed Nuruddin Muhammad Khan, Hijri, 1147 AH (1735 CE)[2] and probably dates from the Mughal occupation of the fort. This rock cut inscription has been removed by some miscreants long back.

Bhavani Temple - There is a temple deddicated to goddess Bhavani located at the bottom of the fort. It is said that the goddess gave a sword to king Shivaji, which he then used to conquer a vast area of land for the establishment of a Hindu nation.

 

Event Detalis

Event Detalis:

Height: 1500 ft

Grade: Easy

Type: Hill Fort

Endurance Level: Simple

Minimum: 05 participants

Maximum: 25 participants

Base Village: Shirdhon

District: Raigad

Region: Near Panvel - Navi Mumbai

Route from Pune: Pune - Lonavala - Panvel - Karnala

Route from Mumbai - Mumbai - Sion - Vashi - Panvel - Karnala

Distance from Mumbai: 75 km approx

Distance from Pune: 125 km approx

Total time to climb: 75 minutes

Total Km while climbing: 5Km approx one way.

 

Event Itinerary

 Event Itinerary:

07:30 Assembly at Panvel Station

07:45 Reach Panvel state transport depot.

09:00 Reach Karnala base by ST bus / Tum-Tum and start trek

11:00 Summit and explore

12:30 Start descend 

17:30 Disperse at Panvel ST depot.

NOTE:

We would be getting back to Panvel Depot at approx 18:30 - subjective

AVOID USING PERFUMES AND DEO ESPECIALLY FOR THIS TREK.

Cost Include:

1 Veg breakfast, Travel from Panvel ST depot – to Karnala fort base – and back to Panvel ST depot by tumtum / ST, Sanctuary entry fee, TreksandTrails, India charges if any.

Cost Exclude:

Emergency Medical evacuations if any required, Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list. Camera fees and Lunch.

 

How to Register

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Cancellation Policy:

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.

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

 

Things to Carry

TreksandTrails recommends things to carry:

Haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.

Camera (Optional), Electoral Powder or Glucon D powder. Personal medicines.Carry one time meal (Lunch) for the trek.

 

Event Rules

Treks and Trails Event Rules

  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 us, please send us a text message.
  5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
  6. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.

 

Medical Disclsure

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.

 

One day trek to Naneghat on 19th November 2016

Naneghat 9

About

Naneghat a mountain pass in the Western Ghats. During the reign of the Satavahana (200 BCE–190 CE), the pass was extensively used as a trade route between Kalyan and Junnar. Literally, the name nane means "coin" and ghat means "pass". The name is given because this path was used as a tollbooth to collect toll from traders crossing the hills. The way is clearly marked and passes through dense teakwood forests. Climbing from the forest you reach to the base of ‘Nanacha Angatha’, which is pinnacle of Naneghat plateau. From this base, a 2 meter wide pass connects to the actual plateau. This pass called as Naneghatachi NaLi has been carved and cut in stones by emperors of that time. This 60 meter long pass takes you to the Naneghat plateau.

                                                                                                                   

Event Details

Event Details

Grade: Medium
Height: 2800 feet
Region: Malshej Ghat
Trek cost: 900

 

Event Itinerary

Itinerary

06:30 Report at Kalyan St Stand Near inquiry Counter
06:30 Travel Kalyan to Naneghat phata by Bus & Jeep.
08:30 General Introduction & breakfast at base of Naneghat.
09:30 Start Trek toward Naneghat.
11:30 Reach in Cave Of Naneghat, Lunch, Naneghat top.
14:00 Start descending Naneghat.
16:30 Reach base, travel Naneghat base to Kalyan by bus or Jeep
20:00 Disperse at Kalyan

Telephonic confirmation is required to confirm your participation.

 

Cost include:

• Travelling Kalyan – Naneghat base - Kalyan
• 1 Breakfast
• 1 Evening Snacks

 

Cost Exclude
 Please buy a return train ticket up to Kalyan for yourself.

 

How to Register

Please send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Cancellation Policy:

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.

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation

 

Things to Carry

Things To Carry:-
Please buy your return ticket and missing the train would mean missing the trek
3 Litres of water.
Torch with Extra batteries
Cap, Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don't want to get wet
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Electoral or Glucon D powder, some ready to eat food like Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Towel, Napkins, Extra Pair of clothes
Polythene bag for your garbage
2-3 bunch of papers (Optional)
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, etc.) A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that our hands free while trekking.

You need to know:
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek.
We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition.
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.
Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking, etc.
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.

 

Event Rules

Treks and Trails Event Rules

  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 us, please send us a text message.
  5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
  6. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags. 

 

Medical Disclosures

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.

 

Camping Rajmachi Village near Lonavala on 26th 27th November 2016

Rajmachi 11 

Rajmachi Fort 

Rajmachi Fort has two stronghold forts, Shreewardhan and Manaranjan. Visible from Mumbai Pune Expressway on right hand side of Borghat. It is a famous spot for trekking. Rajmachi Fort is 16 km trekking distance from Lonavala there are many routes to reach Rajmachi Fort. We will be camping at Udhewadi Village located below the two Balekilla. Surronded by huge waterfalls during monsoon you can view the beautiful kataldhar waterfall from Shreewardhan Fort. Rajmachi Fort has many caves used by trekkers for night halt. Pre monsoon the forest around the forts is glowing with Fireflies at night. You can also trek towards Kondane Caves during monsoon and enjoy the beautiful caves and waterfall. Rajmachi Fort is located strategically overlooking Borghat an historical trade route. 

Places to visit at Rajmachi Fort 

  • Udaysagar Lake constructed in 1712
  • Temple of Mahadev by the side of Udaysagar Lake
  • Temple of Bahiroba on the plateau near Shreewardhan and Manaranjan
  • Fireflies pre monsoon only 
  • Kataldhar waterfall during monsoon only 

 

Event Details

Rajmachi Trek Event Details - 26th 27th November 2016

  • Height of fort: 2710 feet approx.
  • Nearest City Lonavala
  • Rs 1500 per head  (Travel by Jeep till Lonavala - Rajmachi - Lonavala)
  • Tent Stay on 3 triple sharing
  • Campfire
  • Night Jungle Trail Walk
  • Shivardhan Fort and Manoranjan Fort Exploration
  • Local Village Food

 

Event Itinerary

Rajmachi Trek Event Itinenary

We meet at 17:30Hrs. (sharp) at Lonavala Railway stationon Saturday

From Mumbai you can board: Sinhagad Express 11009 - Mumbai To Pune Junction

14:30 CST

14:40 Dadar

15:08 Thane

15:28 Kalyan

16:08 Karjat

17:08 Lonavala

 

Saturday

21:00 Rajmachi Village

21:30 Dinner

22:30 Camp Fire and Games

 

Sunday

06:30 Wake Up

07:00 Breakfast

08:00 Manoranjan fort and Shrivardhan fort exploration

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Leave for Lonavala Railway Station by Tata Sumo 

15:00 Camping Ends with Happy Memories 

Cost Includes

  • Trek to Rajmachi Village base
  • Meals 1 Veg Dinner / 1 Veg Breakfast and Tea / 1 Veg lunch
  • Treks and Trails India charges
  • Travel by Tata Sumo from Udhewadi village to Lonavala railway station.
  • Tent Stay 

 

Cost Excludes

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we drive till Rajmachi village?
Yes

How far it is from Mumbai/Pune?
3 hours drive from Mumbai, 125 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?
Yes.

Do you provide sleeping bags?
Mattress: NO
Sleeping bag: NO - For hygiene reasons we don't provide sleeping bags.

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.

Personal car parking’s and car breakdown at owners risk - route will be provided via Google maps

Accommodation on sharing basis tent  

We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events

Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only

Food preference only Veg local cooked available

Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services

Local jeeps used for Transport can accommodate 8 people

Registration against 100% upfront payment only on the spot payment not accepted

Normal well water shall be provided

No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required

Summer Temperature Night 17- Day 39°C approx.

People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit campsite on immediate basis transport will be arranged till Lonavala no refund 

 

How to Register

 

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Cancellation Policy:

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.

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation

 

Things to Carry

Things to Carry

  • Haversack to keep hands free
  • Water bottle 3lts.
  • One extra pair of clothes.
  • Ready to eat food – dry ration, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
  • Electoral or GluconD powder.
  • Sleeping bag, carry mat.
  • Personal medicine prescribed by family doctor.
  • Please do not carry handbags or jolas for this trek.
  • Wear good trekking shoes.
  • Torch with extra an set of batteries, headlamp.

 

Event Rules

Treks and Trails India Rules

1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.

2. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

3. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.

4. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.

5. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at your own risk)

 

Medical Disclosures

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 notresponsible 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.

 

Overnight trek to Bhimashankar on 26th 27th November  2016

Bhimashankar 1

About:

Lonavala to Bhimashankar is known to be one of the ancient trek routes in the Sahyadri ranges. This old route shall put your endurance level to test. This a life changing experience, and worth every effort that you put in every stride. Hills and downhill, plateaus and long vast plateaus, dense forest of Karvi plants, ever changing route, breathe taking beauty. One of the most amazing trekking experiences we must say.

 

Event Details

Height: 3296 ft

Grade: Medium – tuff

Assembly: Neral Railway Station

Time: Approx. 4.5 hrs from Khandas, base village.

Duration: 2 Days and 1 Night.

Location: Nagar District.

Contribution: Rs 1600.00

 

Event Itinerary

Participants are requested to travel till Neral by Karjat local as recommended below:

Mumbai CST 04:40

Dadar 04:58

Kurla 05:09

Thane 05:35

Dombivili 05:57

Kalyan 06:06

Neral 06:41

TreksandTrails itinerary forBhimashankar for a overnight trek on 26th-27th November 2016

Day 1

07:00    Assemble at Neral Railway Station [Ticket Counter Platform No.1]

07:15    General Instructions/Introduction/ orientations

07:30    Travel Neral to Khandas by tumtum.

09:00    Reach Khandas & have breakfast.

09:45    start our Bhimashankar trek.

12:30   to carry lunch for first day

14:30    Reach Bhimashankar. Visit Bhimashankar temple.

20:00    Dinner

Day 2:

06:00    Wake up & fresh up.

07:00    Breakfast

0730     Visit Gupta Bhimashankar and other site seeing places.

12:30    Lunch at Bhimashankar,

13:30    Start descends.

16:00    Reach Khandas.

1630     Evening tea

16:45    Travel Khandas to Karjat.

18:30    Disperse at Karjat

 

Cost includes:

Travelling from Neral to Khandas & Khandas to Karjat.

2 meals, 2 breakfast & 1refreshment.

3.Stay at Villager house

TreksandTrails charges if any. ***No plastic littering on the way or in hills/mountains. *** Telephonic confirmation is required to confirm your participation.

 

Cost Excludes

Emergency Medical evacuations if any required, Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list.

 

How to Register

 

Please send an email to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Cancellation Policy:

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.

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation

 

Things to Carry

Things to be carried:

Identity proof, Lunch for Day 1, Fruits, Biscuits, Plum cakes, Dry Snacks, Chocolates, Health Drinks etc

3 litres of water, Candles and TORCH with extra batteries, Cap, Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes, 2-3 bunch of papers. Bedding / Sleeping Bag / Carry Matt, A plate, mug, and spoon, Windcheaters, Wear Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks, Pair of floaters (to relax after the trek on day one). Camera (Optional). Put your things in a haversack so your hands are free while trekking.

 

Event Rules

TreksandTrails rules:

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 a text message.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
6. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at your own risk)
7. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags. Payment made is non refundable and non transferable.

 

Medical Disclosures

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 notresponsible 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.

 

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