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Happy Hikers invites you for an overnight trek to Rajmachi on 27th Sept – 28th Sept 2014

Summary:
Type: Overnight trek
Name: Rajmachi
Region: Karjat / Lonavala
The cost for the entire event is Rs.1200.00 per person.Last date for registration is 24 September 2014. Hereafter Rs 200.00 will be charged extra.

At Rajmachi - Shrivardhan and Manoranjan can also be considered as two separate forts. There is one small plateau in between them. A temple of 'Bhairoba' is very beautiful. Shrivardhan is 'Bale killa' of Rajmachi. It is almost 3000 feet high. But it was mainly built to keep watch on Konkan area.

Manoranjan is 2700 feet high. Manoranjan consists of strong walls, 3 doors and many water tanks. One can see Ulhas river, Dukes Nose (Nagphani), Karnala, Matheran, Mahuli and Bhimashankar etc. The old caves of 'Kondhavi' on Rajmachi fort are worth to see. The way to the fort is long but truly with a good view.

We meet at 17:10 Hrs (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on Saturday 27th Sept 2014. We all can come by the Mumbai-Pune Sinhgad express train, timings are as follows:

14:30 CST
14:43 Dadar
15:08 Thane
15:28 Kalyan
16:08 Karjat
17:08 Lonavala.

Itinerary - Saturday 27th Sept 2014

17:10 Auto rickshaw ride from Lonavala ST bus depot till Tungarli dam base.
17:30 Tungarli Dam
18:00 Walk/Hike from Tungarli Dam to Rajmachi - 4hrs/16kms max.
21:30 Reach base village. have dinner, stay in the village.

Sunday 28th Sept 2014.

05:30 Wake up.
06:00 Break fast
07:00 Manoranjan fort and Shrivardhan Fort exploration.
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Descend from Rajmachi to Kondhane (3 hrs)
16:00 Kondhane caves
17:00 Kondhane village
18:30 Karjat railway station

We would be getting back to Dadar at 21:00 (Subjective).

The cost includes
Travel cost from Lonavala to Tungarli dam base,
1 Veg Dinner, breakfast, 1 Veg lunch,
Travel cost from Kondhane Village to Karjat station.

One needs to deposit Full payment into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
Bank Details
State Bank of India
Saving Account No: 32248535175
In the Name of Mr. Rajesh Mhaddalkar
IFSC Code: SBIN0014771

Please book yourself well in advance payment of Rs. 1200.00 (Non-refundable) per head.

*No plastic littering on the way or in hills/mountains.

Things to carry
Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
Water 3 lts (Mandatory).
Good footwear (Mandatory).
Sleeping Bag / Mattress / Bed sheet / Pull over / Carry mat
Head Torch / torch (Mandatory).
Extra pair of clothes, Towels & Napkins (Optional).
Slippers or floaters (just to relax your feet before & after the trek) (optional)
Electral / Tang powder. Cap / Goggles. (Optional)
Other things as per your choice.(Camera, Binoculars, etc.)
Plastic bag to keep clothes dry.
Haversack to put all these things.

Rules:
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
3. Happy Hikers reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact...send a text message.
5.Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at own risk)
6. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags on treks.

For confirmation call
Rajesh Mhaddalkar: +91 9869629288 / 9768341848
Prashant Vanahalli: +91 9870969694 / 9833072241
Siddhesh : +91 9768341558

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