Trek to Peb (Vikatgad) - 26th June 2016 

Peb Fort

  • Difficulty Level: Medium level
  • Endurance Level: High
  • Food Arrangement: Carry bottled Water and Packed lunch for Trek to Peb 
  • Height: 1564 ft approx
  • Region: Matheran
  • Total time required for climbing: 3 hours approx.
  • Total distance for climbing: 7 km one way approx.
  • Minimum participants required: 10
  • Maximum participants: 50
  • Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Cost App: Rs 500.00

 

About:Peb (Vikatgad)

Fort Peb is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai - Pune road, at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day trek. But there is a dense forest on the way to the fort Peb. The fort is also named as ‘Vikatgad’. Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.

Lohagad Fort Trek - 12th June 2016

Lohagad Fort

 

Event Summary
Trek Grade: Easy
Endurance Level: Medium
Base village "Lohagadwadi"
Height of fort: 3400 ft approx.
Location: Lonavala
Total time required for climbing: 2 hours from Malavli and 25 minutes from Lohagadwadi
Total distance for climbing: 5 km approx.
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: Rs 700.00
 

About Lohagad Fort:

Lohagad “Iron fort” is one of the many hill forts of Shivaji Maharaj. It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a wide range of the Sahyadri. 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. Best trekking route near Mumbai.
 
 

Rajmachi Fireflies Trek

Fireflies Trek

 

Who are these beautiful Fireflies?

Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that helps to create light.

Rajmachi Fort

Rajmachi Fort has two stronghold forts, Shrivardhan 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. Surrounded by huge waterfalls during monsoon you can view the beautiful kataldhar waterfall from Shrivardhan 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 Shrivardhan and Manaranjan 
  • Shrivardhan Fort and Caves 
  • Manaranjan Fort if time permits 

 

Batches for Rajmachi Fireflies

  • 9th 10th June 2018

Event Details

Rajmachi Fireflies Trek Event Details

  • Height of fort: 2710 feet approx.
  • Nearest City: Lonavala.
  • Dormitory Homestay Stay in Villager House.
  • Shrivardhan Fort and Manoranjan Fort Exploration.
  • Local Village Food.
  • Separate Stay for Females.
  • Cost: Rs 1500

Event Itinerary

Event Itinerary: Fireflies at Rajmachi & Kondhane Caves

We meet at 17:20 Hrs. (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station

Suggested train to board is the 11009/Mumbai CST-Sinhagad Express, timings are:

14:30 CST

14:40 Dadar

15:08 Thane

15:28 Kalyan

16:08 Karjat

17:08 Lonavala

Saturday

17:20 Assemble at Lonavala Railway Station and Move towards base village by Jeep (Half Way)

18:00 Start Trek towards base village and watch fireflies on the way and at base Village

20:30 Reach Base Village (6 km trek)

22:00 Dinner - Stay in Village House Dormitory

Sunday

07:30 Fort visit and exploration.

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Descend from Rajmachi to Kondhane Caves.

16:00 Visit Kondhane caves

17:30 Reach Kondhane village & travel towards Karjat Station.

19:00 Disperse at Karjat railway station.

 

Cost Includes - Rajmachi Fireflies 

  • Travelling Lonavala to base village by Jeep (Half Way)
  • 1 Veg Dinner, Breakfast, 1 Veg lunch
  • Treks and Trails India charges if any
  • Villager House Homestay Dormitory
  • Travelling Kondhane Village to Karjat Station

 

Cost Excludes - Rajmachi Fireflies 

  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
  • 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 roadblocks, bad weather.
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.

 

Note

  • Incase it rains Jeep is only available half the way as road becomes not motorable, participant will have to walk 8 km till pickup point.
  • Due to visitor rush during this period jeeps are sometimes unavailable or overbooked participant are requested to wait patiently for their jeep 

 

How to Register

Batches for Rajmachi Fireflies

9th 10th June 2018 - Buy Ticket - 

 

For Registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 1500.00 per person in the given a/c

 

Account Name - Treks and Trails 

Bank Name - Axis Bank

Account Number - 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code - UTIB0000695

Account Type - Current Account

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Please Call or email for any clarification: 

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai mobile/Whatsapp - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

 

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 on Trek

Please note: Participant wearing Sports Shoes / Running Shoes / Repaired Shoes, kindly buy good trekking shoes. Trekking is specialist activity. Trekking shoes are must.

  • A haversack / Backpack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has one's hands free while trekking.
  • Double pack your valuables / phones in plastic bags.
  • Please wear full sleeves t-shirts and long pants.
  • Identity proof (must)
  • Carry Sleeping Bag or Two Bedsheets.
  • Torch with new batteries - Compulsory per person.
  • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc. For Energy while you Trek. Glucon D / Energy bars.
  • Water (at least 2 - 3 Litters).
  • Sun Cap.
  • Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
  • Medicine those if you require usually.
  • Odomos gel or cream to avoid mosquitoes or insect.

 

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions - Rajmachi Fireflies Trek

1.  Can we drive till Rajmachi Village?

           Not in monsoon. You need good 4WD vehicle as last 8 km is completely off road with small turning radius. 

2. How far it is from Mumbai/Pune?

           Three hours drive from Mumbai, 125 km approx.

3. Number of days required for this event?

Two days and One Night

4. Where can we park our cars?

           Lonavala at your own risk

5. Is there any parking charge?

            Yes parking and forest fees applicable 

6. Do you provide sleeping bags?

           Mattress: Like Yoga Mat is provided.

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

           Please carry personal sleeping material or two bedsheets

7. Are Toilet Available?

           Provision for toilet tents will be made at Villagers House - eastern style commode.

8. Do Single Travellers Female sign up for these events?

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

            Many Single Travelling Female join our events.

9. Are Kids allowed on treks?

           Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only

10. What type of food will be provided?

           Food preference only Veg local home cooked is available.

11. Phone Connectivity?

           Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services

12. Where will we stay?

           Homestay will be in Dormitory Villagers house simple sleeping mat is provided.

11. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?

Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS / Payment Gateway on the spot payment not accepted.

We need to book in advance bus and stay and make other arrangements upfront payment is must.

12. Will I get bottled water?

           Normal well water shall be provided.

13. Can I charge my phone?

           No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required.

14. How is the weather now?

           Summer Temperature Night 17- Day 39°C approx

           Monsoon it rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets.

          

15.Can we smoke or drink alcohol ?

People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis.

16. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speaker?

Listening to music on earphones or bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay.

17. How do I make payment?

           You can pay online on our website in how to register tabs.

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Fireflies and Lets Photograph Milkyway Galaxy 04th 05th June 2016

Camping-Mumbai-Weekend

Join us for Night Photography and Camping on 4th 5th June 2016 at Bhandardara  

The campsite will be at Samrad Village (Sandhan Valley) which is in the interiors of Maharashtra and one of the darkest spot in our  state with least amount of light pollution. And with the absence of moon, you will witness the darkest night sky possible.

One may see the Milky Way with their naked eyes and spot numerous stars and galaxies that are never visible from the city. For all  astrophotography lovers, we'll be taking some killer star-trails and milky way pictures. It's gonna be a treat for your lenses. Or if you  get tired, you may chill in one of the open tents and immerse yourself under the sky filled with gazillion stars. Location: Samrad  Village (Sandhan Valley)

Rs 1800 per person 

 

 

 

 

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