Camping Rajmachi Village near Lonavala on 24th 25th December 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

  • Height of fort: 2710 feet approx.
  • Nearest City Lonavala
  • Rs 1500 per head  
  • 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

17:30 Meet at Lonavala Railway Station near Ticket Counter 

18:00 Trek Starts to Rajmachi Village 

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 on triple sharing basis 

 

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

How to Register

Once payment is done, please send an email to    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with Transaction ID, Participant Names, email ID, mobile phone number, emergency contact number.



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.

 

Camping Rajmachi Village near Lonavala on 17th 18th December 2016

Rajmachi 13

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

  • Height of fort: 2710 feet approx.
  • Nearest City Lonavala
  • Rs 1500 per head  
  • 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

17:30 Meet at Lonavala Railway Station near Ticket Counter 

18:00 Trek Starts to Rajmachi Village 

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 on triple sharing basis 

 

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

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

  • 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.

 

Trek to Ratangad Fort on 24th December  2016

Ratangad 9

About Ratangad Fort

“Ratan” means Jewel in Hindi. This hill fort is indeed jewel in all the hill forts here in Sahyadri. Geographically Ratangad is on the banks of Bhandardara lake in Ahmednagar district at a height of 4255 feet above sea level. With views of lake and highest mountains in Sahyadri looks very much lost in time.

A 1000 years old temple of Lord Shiva, the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, is an absolute paragon of high class architecture of our ancestors, is at the base of this fort. Ratangad has still the remains of fortress with bastions and stone walls. Caves on the top is cut from the rock face and can easily accommodate 25 people at a time. Water cistems are usually filled with water throughout the year and trekkers use them as water source. Eastern side of the fort has some fortification left; one can see Rani Mahal here. From the southern side on can see Katrabai and Ajoba fort very close. This side has also some fortification left, but most of it is damaged. Climbing up on the northern side, one can see natural orifice (hole in rock, locally called nedhe) in the rock face, mostly made by wind. Strong winds can be experienced at this orifice. Decend to the western end of the fort leads closest to the Khutta Pinnacle via Trimbak Darwaja

 

Event Details

Introduction and Event Summary:

  • Difficulty Level: Medium level
  • Endurance Level: High
  • Transport: Local public transport is available - usually shared jeep / trax from Kasara
  • Height of Fort: 4255 ft approx.
  • Base Village: Ratanwadi
  • Total time required for climbing: 3 hours one way
  • Total distance for climbing: 6 km approx.
  • Minimum participants required: 10
  • Maximum participants: 35
  • Assembly: Kasara railway station
  • Duration: 1 days 1 nights

Cost Rs 1400 per head  

 

Event Itinerary

Itinerary For Ratangad Trek - Board 22:50 Kasara slow local from Mumbai CST timing as below:

05:00 Reach Base Village Rest 

06:15 Breakfast, Introduction, Orientation.

07:15 Start Trek to Ratangad Fort

10:30 Sumit Ratangad - Explore the Fort and Lunch

14:00 Start Decend

16:30 Reach base village

Reach Mumbai by 22:00 (subjective)

 

Cost Includes

Transportation from Kasara – Ratangad - Kasara by local Transport

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch , Evening Tea

Equipment, Expertise, guides charges and TreksandTrails, India charges if any.

 

Cost Excludes:

  1. All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered. Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
  2. Any kind of personal expenses.
  3. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  4. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.
  5. Travel from Mumbai to Kasara and back not included.

 

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

  • 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 spare set of batteries, Light weight towel.
  • Extra set of clothes. 

 

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.

Wear good trekking shoes. 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.

 

Overnight trek to Harishchandragad on 24th 25th December 2016

5

About Harishchandragad 

Harishchandragad is one of the best high forts near Mumbai, Maharashtra. Strong fortifications of this fort has multiple entry routes such as Junnar gate route, Sadhle ghat, Nalichi wat and Indore waat.

The carvings on the temples of Nageshwar (in Khireshwar village), in the Harishchandreshwar temple and in the cave of Kedareshwar indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period, since it is related to Shaiva, Shakta or Naath. Later the fort was under the control of Moguls. The Marathas captured it in 1747. Main attractions on Fort: Saptatirtha Pushkarni, Kedareshwar Cave, Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff), Taramati peak, Temple of Harishchandreshwar

 

Event Details

Introduction and Event Summary:

Difficulty Level: Medium to Tuff

Endurance Level: High

Transport: Limited ST buses are available from Kalyan bus depot to the base village

Height of fort: 4650 ft approx.

Pachani - Direct access route

Khireshwar - via tolar kind route

Belpada - Nali chi waat

Kothale - via tolar kind waat

District: Ahmednagar

Region: Malshej ghat

Route from Pune: Pune - Manchar - Narayangoan - Ale phata - Kotul - Khireswar

Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Kalyan - Murbad - Khireshwar

Distance from Mumbai: To Pachal 235 km approx. and to Khireshwar 180 km approx.

Distance from Pune: To Pachal 210 km approx. and to Khireshwar 135 km approx.

Total time required for climbing: 3.5 hours uphill climb one way

Total distance for climbing: 6 km approx. one way.

Assembly: Kalyan railway station

Duration: 2 Days and 2 Nights.

Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar

Contribution: Rs 1600.00 per participant.

 

Event Itinerary

Treks and Trails itinerary for the trek to Harishchandragad

 

Day 1

22:00Report at Kalyan ST bus stand

22:30Travel Kalyan Khubi Phata by bus. Reach Khubi phata.

00:00General Instruction/ Orientation & Night halt at Khireshwar village

 

Day 2

06:30 Start Trek toward Harishchandragad fort

11:00 Reach top Of Harishchandragad. Explore - REST - Lunch - Explore – Photography

12:30 Visit Konkan Kada & back to the temple. Dinner & night stay in the cave near temple.

 

Day 3

07:00 Visit Taramati peak & back to temple.

08:30 Start descending Harishchandragad

13:00 Lunch in the village.

15:00 Reach Khubi Phata & proceed towards Kalyan.

20:00 Disperse at Kalyan ST bus depot (subjective)

 

Cost Includes:

Cost includes travel from Kalyan to Kalyan travel, two morning tea, 1 Veg Lunch, 1 veg dinner and TreksandTrails charges if any. Orientation & Night halt at Khireshwar village

 

Cost Excludes:

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

 

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

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. Personal bedding, sleeping Bag / two bed sheets & carry mat. Torch with spare set of batteries, Light weight towel*** LUNCH for the DAY ***

 Food Arrangement: Need to carry pack lunch and water for this trek from the base village

 

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

 

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