ChalNikalPade: Monsoon trek to Lohagad fort 16 July 2016

Introduction and event summary:
Difficulty Level: Easy level
Endurance Level: Medium
Food Arrangement: Food arrangement can be done at base village or at Lohagadwadi.
Transport: Shared jeep / Trax ride from Lonavala or Malavli railway station.
Height of peak: 3400 ft approx.
Base Village: Lohagadwadi
District: Lonavala
Region: Pune
Route from Pune: Pune – Lonavala – Malavi - Lohagad
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai – Lonavala – Malavi - Lohagad
Distance from Pune to Lohagad base: 65km approx. Driving time in 90 mins
Distance from Mumbai to Lohagad base: 105km approx. Driving time 2hr 30mins approx.
Suggested Optional trekking route: Lohagadwadi - Bhaje caves - Lohagad
Total time required for climbing: 2 hours one way
Total distance for climbing: 5 km approx. one way.
Nearby forts: Visapur fort, Tung, Tikona fort.
Minimum participants required: 10
Maximum participants: 50
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: Rs 1000.00

About ChalNikalPade event at Lohagad:
Lohagad - iron fort is the literal meaning of the name. Lohagad is easily accessible from Pune too. The trek route now has motor able road right till the base of the fort. It’s one of the best and easiest one day trekking spot all throughout the year. The monsoon season has its own magic.
As we enter the fort we come across four successive entrances: Ganesh Darwaja, Narayan Darwaja, Hanuman Darwaja and Maha Darwaja. Maha Darwaja is a superb display of a strong fortification of the gates at Lohagad. A few cannons are found along the steps of the fort. Lohagad is now protected under the Archelogy Survey of India. Trekkers cannot camp here for the night as the entry doors are shut at 17:00.

What is the Itinerary for this event?
05:00 Meet at Dadar (E) opposite Pritam dhaba
05:30 Leave by private vehicle for Lohagad
08:45 Breakfast at Lohagadwadi
09:30 Start trek
12:00 Reach Lohagad top.
14:00 Start descend from Lohagad.
17:00 Departure from Mumbai.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in this events for me?
Travel from Mumbai to Lohagadwadi by private non air-conditioned vehicle and back. 1 veg breakfast. Event organising charge /expertise if any.

What does the cost exclude?
All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered. Personal or travel Insurance, tips, porters, bottled water, aerated drinks etc. Any kind of personal expenses. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the Cost Includes column above. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.

What are the rules that we follow at ChalNikalPade?
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding. ChalNikalPade reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, then send us a text message. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery. Do not carry handbags/Jolas/sling /plastic bags.

What's in it for me?
- Adventure.
- Photography.
- One day monsoon trekking.

What are the things to carry?
Haversack to carry your personal belonging and hands free while trekking. Water bottle with 3lts of water. Extra pair of clothes. Ready to eat food like plumb cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. GluconD powder, personal medicines and first aid kit. sun protection cap, sun screen lotion, goggles, torch with spare set of batteries, light weight towel, rain coat and LUNCH for day.

Missing any items from the recommended things to carry?
Call us and we shall help you in getting the best cameras, zoom lenses, telephoto lenses on hire (hire charges to be paid by the participants separately).

What to wear for this trek?
Cotton t-shirts, full sleeves recommended. Full-length trousers or track pants. Wear dry fit if possible. Dark and dull coloured clothes.

How do I make a payment?
One needs to deposit full payment into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
For Registration transfer Rs. 1000.00 per person in the given a/c
Bank Name: State Bank of India
Account No: 30011210106
Account Name Muhammed Yahya Virani
IFSC Code: SBIN0007780
Once payment is done, please send an email to & with Transaction ID, Participant Name, email ID, cell phone number.

Is there any Bank charges for a fund transfer?
If you bank charges for a fund transfer that will be borne by the participants

Can I pay on the spot?
Participation confirmation only via payment confirmation at the bank.

What is the cancellation Policy?
50 % refund if notified via telephonic conversation 5 days prior to the event date
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 5 days. No show No Refund.

How do I contact the event coordinator?
Muhammed Yahya Virani +919768143706 / +919970043706

What is the event 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 before enrolling for this event. 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 or PHC (Public Health Center) 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. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers/Chal Nikal Pade / Trek Leaders are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms