we at Trek Mates, have arranged an overnight trek to Rajmachi on 11th-12th July 2009, (starting on 11th Night.)
Little info about the fort
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy- medium
Base Village: Vaishakhare
Rajmachi is a fort in Karjat region. There are two forts which were built by Shivaji Emperor during 17th century. It is a famous spot for trekking. It is a 17 km trekking distance from Lonavla. Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking Borghat(ghat between Mumbai and Pune) which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures – the Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan fort. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route from Kondivide village near Karjat(we will be descending by this route), and the other easy but long way route from Lonavala (we will be approaching by this route). In rainy season this place is filled with giant waterfalls and greenery.
The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Saturday, 11th :
For Mumabi ppl:
Meeting point: Thane stn at 6 am, Platform no 5, below the indicator.
We take the Indrayani express from Thane till Lonavala.
Reach there by 8.05 am
For Pune ppl:
Meeting Point Pune Stn at 5.30 am
Take Sinhagad express/local from Pune to Lonavala.
Reach Lonavala at 8 am
Or directly meet us at Lonaval Station at 8.05am as per your convenience.
Breakfast at Lonavala and then Start our trek by 9 am.
Reach the top in 6 hrs.(17 km walk. Has many water streams and waterfalls on the way.)
Lunch in the midway. (One needs to carry his own lunch for Saturday.)
Visit to Shreevardhan fort.
Back to Udhewadi village,
Dinner , and day off.
Sunday 12th July:
Wake up early morning.
Tea & Breakfast.
Back to Udhewadi village.
Decend towards Karjat.
Reach Karjat stn by 4 pm.
And back to Mumbai/Pune. (Pune ppl by express/mail; Mumbai ppl by Local)
The cost for the trek is Rs 350/- per head which includes
Dinner on Saturday,
Lunch on Sunday,
Stay at Udhewadi,
Transportation from Base village to Karjat.
(Note People will have to bear the train faire by them selves.
Train fare till Lonaval and back from Karjat till Mumbai/Pune is not included in the trek charges.)
Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
Lunch for Saturday,
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
2-3 bunch of papers
Good Waterproof Bedding, (Carry mat, sleeping bag or two bed sheets and one Plastic sheet like banner or rubber table mats will be sufficient) (must)
A plate, mug, and spoon (compulsory),
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory).
Medicines those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Its Raining heavy these days, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
Trek Leaders : Vikram singh (from Thane) and
Kaushik Bhalerao (from Pune).
Interested people may contact us on the nos. given below for registration or further details:
Nilesh Patil: 9967436211
Priti Patel : 9869524260
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