Description

Rajmachi 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.

 

About Rajmachi Fireflies Event

Rajmachi Fort has two forts Shirvardhan and Manaranjan which were built by Shivaji Maharaj during 17th century. It is a famous spot for trekking. It is a 16 km trekking distance from Lonavala Station. Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking Borghat which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures - the Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan fort.

 

Batches for Rajmachi Fireflies Trek

  May 2019

18th 19th May 2019

25th 26th May 2019

  June 2019

1st 2nd June 2019

8th 9th June 2019

15th 16th June 2019

22nd 23rd June 2019

 

Rajmachi Firefly Trek & Camping Event Details

·         Height of fort: 2710 feet approx.

·         Nearest City: Lonavala

·         Camping/Homestay

·         Shrivardhan Fort Exploration.

·         Local Village Food

·         Separate Stay for Females

·         Cost: Rs 1600/- (per person)

 

Rajmachi Fireflies Trek Event Itinerary

 

Plan A – Morning Plan

Day 1 - Saturday

For Mumbai participants

Suggested train to board is the 11029/Koyna Express,

08:40 CSMT

08:51 Dadar

09:18 Thane

09:32 Kalyan

10:15 Karjat

11:07 Lonavala

 

For Pune participants - Catch Pune – Lonavala local

09:55 Pune

09:59 Shivaji Nagar

10:41 Talegaon

11:15 Lonavala

 

11:20 Assemble at Lonavala Railway Station and Move towards base village by Jeep.

13:00 Reach at base village and have lunch.

After lunch explore Shrivardhan Fort.

19:00 Evening tea.

After sunset take jungle walk to enjoy fireflies.

21:00 Dinner.

 

Day 2 - Sunday

06:30 Wake up and freshen up.

07:00 Breakfast.

08:00 Start return journey to Lonavala station.

09:30 Disperse at Lonavala railway station.

 

Plan B – Evening Plan

Day 1 - Saturday

For Mumbai participants

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

14:30 CST

14:40 Dadar

15:08 Thane

15:28 Kalyan

16:08 Karjat

17:08 Lonavala

 

For Pune participants - Catch Pune – Lonavala local

15:00 Pune

15:04 Shivaji Nagar

15:47 Talegaon

16:25 Lonavala

 

17:10 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 (8 km trek)

22:00 Dinner.

 

Day 2 - Sunday

06::30 Wake up and freshen up.

07:00 Breakfast.

07:30 Fort visit and exploration.

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Start return journey to Lonavala.

16:30 Disperse at Lonavala railway station.

 

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.

·         Missing the train is missing Rajmachi Fireflies Trek, no refund will be provided.

 

Cost Includes

Plan A – Morning Plan

  • Travelling Lonavala to base village
  • 1 veg lunch, 1 evening tea, 1 veg dinner and 1 veg breakfast
  • Villager House Homestay Dormitory
  • Travelling from Udhewadi to Lonavala station
  • Treks and Trails India charges if any

Plan B – Evening Plan

·         Travel from Lonavala station to mid village (half way)

·         Trek to Rajmachi Village base.

·         1 veg Dinner, 1 veg breakfast and tea and 1 veg lunch

·         Travel by local Jeep from Udhewadi village to Lonavala railway station

·         Accommodation on sharing basis

·         Treks and Trails India charges

 

Cost Excludes

·         All kinds of Extra Meals / Drinks Ordered

·         Travel till Lonavala and back

·         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

 

Buy ticket here https://www.treksandtrails.org/tours/rajmachi-fireflies-trek  

 

For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs.1600 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

 

or

 

UPI ID - 9619095743@axisbank

 

Once payment is done, please send an email to highfive@treksandtrails.org with Transaction ID, Participant Names, email ID, mobile phone number, emergency contact number.

 

For any queries please call us

Treks and Trails Mumbai 8828004949 / 9764461419 (Monday to Saturday - 11:30 am to 6 pm only)

 

Cancellation Policy

·         75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.

·         50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.

·         No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to event date

·         No show No Refund.

·         Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.

·         Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

·         If Trek get cancelled, we will refund "Trek Amount" only.

 

Things to carry

·         Please note: Participant wearing Sports Shoes / Running Shoes / Repaired shoes will be returned from Lonavala without refund, Trekking is specialist activity Trekking shoes are must

·         A haversack / Backpack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has ones hands free while trekking

·         Water (at least 2 - 3 Liters)

·         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

·         Sun Cap, Sun cream

·         Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

·         Medicine those if you require usually

·         Odomos gel or cream to avoid mosquitoes or insect