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TREKSANDTRAILS INDIA: Lohagad trek 16 Jan 2016

Introduction and Event Summary:
Difficulty Level: Easy
Endurance Level: Medium
Food Arrangement: Food arrangement is available at the base village "Lohagadwadi"
Transport: Jeep / Trax service is available from Lonavala and Malavli railway station. (Need to call in advance)
Height of fort: 3400 ft approx.
Base Village: Lohagadwadi
District: Lonavala
Region: Pune
Route from Pune: Pune - Lonavala - Lohagad
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Lonavala - Lohagad
Distance from Mumbai: 120 km approx.
Distance from Pune: 80 km approx.
Total time required for climbing: 3 hours from Malavli and 25 minutes from Lohagadwadi
Total distance for climbing: 5 km approx.
Minimum participants required: 5
Maximum participants allowed: 45
Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: Rs 700.00

About:
Lohagad “Iron fort” is one of the many hill forts of Chatrapati Shivaji. It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a wide range of the Sahyadri. The Visapur fort is located on its eastern side. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. Historical records show that in the later Peshwa period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort. Best trekking route near Mumbai.

IMPORTANT:
The journey starts boarding the Indrayani express. Participants to board this train from respective stations with ticket till Malavli station.
Meet at Lonavala station. Please plan accordingly as long queues are expected at the ticket window.

Train Timings for Indrayani Express
CST 5:40
Dadar 5.51
Thane 6.14
Kalyan 6.35
Lonavala8.00

Move to Malavli by local train (8:15 am at Lonavala station platform no 3)

For participants from Pune: Lonavala Local Train
Pune Station 06:27am
Shivaji Nagar 06:33am
Malavli Station 07:40 am

Trek Schedule:
08:25 Move towards Lohagad fort
09:00 Breakfast
09:30 Start trek
11:00 Lohagad Summit Exploration rest etc (2 hrs approx)
13:30 Descend
14:00 Lohagadwadi have lunch
15:00 move to Malavli Station
17:30 Departure for Mumbai / Pune.

How to make a payment?
For registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 700.00 per person in the given a/c
State Bank of India Account No: 32248535175
In the Name of Mr. Rajesh Mhaddalkar
Account: Savings
IFSC Code: SBIN0014771

or 
Visit: http://www.treksandtrails.org/index.php/event-timer/359-trek-to-lohagad-fort use your debit or credit card to make a payment (2.89 % extra)
No beneficiary account to be set up, its easy, quick and secured. Once payment is done, please send an email to connect@treksandtrails.orgwith Transaction ID, Participant Name, email ID, mobile phone number, emergency contact number.

Includes:
1 veg breakfast, 1 veg lunch and travel from Lohagad base till Lonavala (one way).
Expertise and TreksandTrails, India charges if any.

Cost Excludes:
All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered. 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.

What's in it for me?
- Adventure
- Photography
- Offbeat trek

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).

Things to carry?
Haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. Extra Pair of clothes. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Electoral or GluconD powder. Personal medicines. Sun protection cap, googles, some ready to eat food like plumb cake, biscuit, fruits. Torch with spare set of batteries, Lightweight towel. Extra set of clothes.

TreksandTrails, India rules:
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.

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

Cancellation Policy:
50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.

We would like to hear from you - call:
Rajesh Mhaddalkar: +919869629288 / +919768341848
Muhammed Yahya Virani +919768143706 / +919970043706

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 so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. 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 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. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

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