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Ecotrails & NaturalisT have arranged a monsoon special trek to Rajmachi and Kondana Cave waterfall on 14th & 15th Aug 2016.

Rajmachi is a fort located near Lonavala. Its height from sea level is 2710 feet. It offers an amazing view of the Sahyadri Mountains and the back waters of Shirota Dam.

Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is small village consisting of two forts Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan Fort. It is about 16 km trekking distance from Lonavala. Historically, Rajmachi fort was a strategic fort to control Borghat which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi has always fascinated trekkers.

Summary:

Height: 2710 feet

Grade: Easy

Min: 05 participants

Max: 30 participants

Contribution: 1299/- per person (Concession for groups available)

Booking amount: 650/- per person and pending before the start of the event

Please note: Booking amount won’t be refunded if participant does not show on the event day

Inclusions:

  1. Dadar to Lonavala & back (Train)
  2. All meals except lunch on 14th August. Participants will have to carry packed lunch for them.
  3. Accommodation
  4. Expertise Charges

Exclusions:

  1. Transport till Dadar
  2. Emergency medical evacuations
  3. Insurance or any item/event not mentioned in the inclusions list
  4. Camera fees

Itinerary:

14th August, 2016 (Day 1)
07:00 AM :-         Meeting point at Dadar station
07:11 AM :-         Board Deccan express (11007) for Lonavala
09:45 AM :-         Reach Lonavala
10:00 AM :-         Breakfast
10:30 AM :-         Move towards Thakur Wadi by sharing Rickshaws
11:00 AM :-         Start trek from Thakur Wadi
01:00 PM :-         Take a halt for lunch (carried by the participants).
01:45 PM: -         Resume trek
03:00 PM: -         2nd Halt
05:00 PM: -         Reach Rajmachi Village
05:30 PM: -         Have tea and breakfast in a local villagers house
06:30 PM: -         Move towards Manaranjan fort. On the way we will be exploring the biodiversity of Rajmachi as well
07:30 PM: -         Reach the top of Manaranjan Fort.
08:00 PM: -         Trek down to the village from Manaranjan Fort.
09:00 PM: -         Dinner
10:00 PM: -         Night trail
11:00 PM: -         Good Night

15th August, 2016 (Day 2)
06:00 AM: -         Wake up
06:30 AM: -         Breakfast
07:00 AM: -         Move towards Shrivardhan Fort; on the way we can do some bird watching as well.
08:30 AM: -         Reach top of the Shrivardhan Fort and enjoy the scenic beauty.
09:00 AM: -         Trek down from the fort.
10:00 AM: -         Reach the Village.
Till 11:00 AM: - Rest
11:00 AM: -         Lunch
12:00 PM: -         Trek down from the Village
03:00 PM: -         Reach Kondana caves. Explore the beautiful sculptures.
03:30 PM: -         Trek down the Kondana caves for Karjat.
05:30 PM: -         Reach the Village.
06:00 PM: -         Move towards Karjat Station
06:30 PM: -         Move towards Mumbai from a Local train with tons of amazing and funny memories.


Trekking rules:

1. 3 litres water (compulsory).

2. Good trekking shoes. Please don’t wear floaters or slippers during hiking for your own safety.

3. An extra pair of dry clothes.

4. Small plastic bag for electronics, wallet but do not carry extra money than required.

5. A double strap bag, sling bag not allowed on trek.

6. Wind cheater to keep hands free.

7. Electoral or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder.

8. Carrying Binoculars and Camera is optional.

9. Do not touch any creature or plant without permission.

10. Consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited.

11. Carry ready to eat like plum cakes, chocolate bars, snacks and biscuits etc.

12. Do not wear bright colors.

13. Last but not the least we are eco travellers which itself explains littering is prohibited in every step you take.

----------------Bank details------------------

Account Holder name: Ecobasics Ecology Consul and Ser P L

Bank name: YES Bank

Branch: Goregaon West.

IFSC Code: YESB0000117.

Account number: 011785800001574.

Type of Account: Current A/c

 

For confirmations, queries and registration please contact

Sachin Rane: 08898114024

Punit Gandhi: 09773652125

 

EMAIL ID:-

naturalist.team@gmail.com

enquiry.ecotrails@gmail.com

 

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