Dear Friends we invite you all for MumbaiRangers Monsoon One day Trek To Sondai Fort on 19 July 2015.
Little Info About The Fort
Type : Hill forts
Fort Range : Matheran
District : Raigad
Grade : Medium
Base Village : Sondewadi
Trek Leader : Veda agarwal
Sondai is not popular or unknown fort, stands approx 6kms of Karjat overlooking the Karjat-Chauk highway and offers a beautiful view of Morbe Dam,
Prabalgad, Irshal, Rajmachi, Songiri forts and Matheran mountain range. This was used as watch tower. The base village of Sondewadi stands on a
considerable height. There are 2 water cisterns on machi (at the base of the pinnacle) and steps are carved out of rocks to go on the topmost point
where an idol of Sondai Devi stands. Two more water cisterns are on the way and has potable water. Two missing steps in the rock makes one to climb a
small patch of 15 feet but proper hand holds and foot steps are available and that makes it easy even in monsoon. Wavarle is another village from where
a bit difficult approach to the fort passes through the dense forest. Overall it's an ideal one day hike for new comers in the trekking field.
Meeting Point For Mumbai People :
We will be starting with the CST - Karjat Fast Local (Time table given below)
People may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second boggy from CST side)
Meeting point For Pune people :Karjat Station at 8.15 am at west side ticket counter.
We will proceed to the base village by private vehicle.
Reach Base Village by 9.00am , Breakfast & Tea at base village.
Start the trek by 10.00 am.
Reach the top by 12.30 pm
Lunch , Fort exploration and Start descending by 2pm.
Reach Base Village by 4pm
Reach back to Karjat by 5.00 pm.
We will be returning to Mumbai by 7pm-8pm tentatively.
Meeting point Karjat station or In Train
CST - Karjat Fast Local
CST - 06:16 am
Byculla - 06:23 am
Dadar - 06:30 am
Kurla - 06:37 am
Ghatkopar - 6:41 am
Thane - 6:56 am
Dombivali - 7:08 am
Kalyan - 7:16 am
Karjat - 8:10 am
Members are requested to take return ticket till Karjat by their own.
Board the second last compartment from Karjat side which is the second one from CST side.Everybody will board the same local and we meet in the train itself
The cost for the trek will be INR 550 /- per head,
which includes: Travelling from Karjat to Base And Base to Karjat by Private Jeep,
Morning Tea & Breakfast and Evening Tea Snacks.
Guide and Mumbai Rangers Expertise Charges.
For Registrations call Mumbai Rangers:
Amit Bhadouria: 9819299164/7045655654
Nishant seth 8879418581
Registration accepted only through phone call.
Important things to be carried :
Identity proof (Must),
Lunch for the day
A bottle of water ( 2 Ltrs),
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional),
1 The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
2 Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
3 Please do not wear any jewellry.
4 Payment made is non refundable and non transferable.
Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited.
Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories”
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care.
The club will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek.
Medical Disclaimer: Its Important to be fit before going for Treks. It is Important to have a medical fitness check up done.
If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke,
sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma bronchitis, blood pressure,
migraine, diabetes etc should Take permission from their physicians before treks.