Event Tag: Trikon #51
Event Name: Lohagad Fort Trek
Event Date: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Event Cost: Rs.1,000 per pax
Total Seats: 25
Base Village: Lohagadwadi
Height: 3400 ft
Approximate Duration: 2 Hours Ascend
Lohagad or the Iron Fort is a typical choice if it’s your first trek considering the easy grade. However, it doesn’t disappoint experienced climbers either, thanks to the inviting weather and the lush green scenery during monsoons. Loaded with a rich historical significance, the Lohagad trek surely deserves a place in your bucket list this season!
Exploring the fort
Vinchu Kata or the Scorpion’s tail-like fortification structure
Ancient Malawli and Bhaje caves near the fort
Durgah located near the Maha-darwaja
One of the easiest fort treks in the Sahyadris, Lohagad is a promising adventure nevertheless. Its sturdy walls, gigantic gates and stone-cut stairs form a unique design that can be observed from above.
The ‘Vinchu kata’ or the scorpion’s tail-like structure of the fort is what sets it apart from other forts in the vicinity. Ancient buddhist caves of Malawli and Bhaje can be seen on the way to the fort. Other than this, the fort also has a Durgaah and a Laxmi Kothi that can be explored.
Lohagad Fort is situated in Lonavala and can be accessible after a trek from its base village- Lohagadwadi.
06:00 am: Meet the Travel Trikon Team at Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) and leave for Lonavala
06.30 am: Pickup from K Star Mall, Chembur
06.45 am: Pickup from Sec 17, Vashi (Below the flyover)
07.00 am: Pickup from Hotel 3 Star, Kharghar
10:00 am: Reach the base village and enjoy breakfast
10:30 am: Introduction round
10:45 am: Start the trek
12:45 pm: Reach the top, explore the fort
01:30 pm: Start descending to base village
03:00 pm: Reach base village and Enjoy Lunch
05:00 pm: Leave for Mumbai
09:00 pm: Reach Mumbai
Transport by private bus
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Tea / Coffee
Trikon Trekking Expertise Charges
Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
Things to Carry
2 ltrs water
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
Snacks & Biscuits
Extra Pair of Clothes
Clean napkin or small towel
Rain coat/ Poncho/ Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
Please carry medicines if you need any
Monsoon Safety Measures
Put clothes, money, camera, phone etc in polythenes while packing
Wear shoes with good grips
Use repellents to keep bugs away
Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand etc.
Do not stray away from your group during the trek
Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts
IMPORTANT: Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Travel Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Fitness & Health – Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.
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