Outdoor Adventures Trek to Rajmachi 12th July,09

Dear trekkers,
Its raining in the ghats and its trekking time once again… another beautiful trek, another must see place with mind blowing scenery, Loads of water and a wonderful beauty of nature in monsoon…

More about the destination:
FortHeight : 2720 ft.
Type : Hill forts
Grade : Medium

Rajmachi is one of the many historical hill forts in the mountain SAHYADRI (the western Ghats). This a beautiful place surrounded by deep vales, high peaks, thick green forest and very pleasant climate.
Rajmachi consists of two beautiful peaks namely ‘Shrivardhan’ and ‘Manaranjan’. Rajmachi is very famous fort near twin hill stations in Maharashtra – Lonavala and Khanadala. Rajmachi fort is nearby 18/20 Kms from Lonavala but a nice way to reach the fort is from Tungarli Lake. This trek is very good for the beginners.
Shrivardhan and Manaranjan 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. The other – Manaranjan is 2700 feet high. Manaranjan 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 fort is long but truly with a good view. One can enjoy a nice forest, Tungarli lake and many waterfalls as well. Truly, Rajmachi is one of the good places to visit around Pune. And the trekkers especially the beginners enjoy the way to fort.

Friends,
It’s a one day trek but just to enjoy more and to be able to spend good time on top and rest we’ll start traveling in night of 11th so we can start trekking early in the morning.

We are travelling by private bus, which will pick us up on different locations starting from from Borivali-Andheri-Bandra- Sion- Panvel-Karjat

We will start traveling at 10: 00pm from Borivali and accordingly all the pick ups will be done.

Travel rout.
Borivali- 10:00 pm
Sion- 11:00 pm
Panvel- 11.45 pm

~ Approx ~

We’ll start trekking at 6:00 am of 11th July.
& we’ll start our journey back to Mumbai at 5:00pm.

Friends, you all are requested to carry packed lunch for the trek, although there is Rajmachi village on top. On top you will witness foggy mountains with splashes of raindrops every now and then it’s a mind blowing scenery, beautiful construction of the fort & Loads of water and a wonderful plateau to relax around…. so please carry decent amount of eatables, and personal medicines as required.
**In case you guys are carrying Digi-cam or Cell phone carry enough stock of small poly thin bags, to protect it from moisture.

The following are the details of the trek.

Date———- Sunday, 12th July.

Location—– Rajmachi.

Difficulty Level—Medium.

Time taken to ascend—- 2.5 -3 Hrs.

Expenses—- Rs 475 per head.

THINGS TO CARRY-

1. Food & Water (Mandatory).
2. Cap / Gog.(optional)
3. Extra pair of clothes.(optional)
4. Good footwear.(Mandatory)
5. Slippers or floaters (just to relax your feet befor & after the trek) (optional)
6. Personal small medical kit. (if u require usually/Optional)
7. Electral/Tang powder.
8. Wind Cheater.
9. Other things as per your choice.
10.haversack to put all these things.

pack your bags considering the rains into picture.. do carry small plastic bags to carry wet clothes home.

But no plastic littering on the way or in mountains.

Manish Bhosale————(0-9766042141) (W)
Swapnil ghadigaonkar–(0-9920993093) (C / W)
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For Info. and arrangements contact
Yateen Gharat (Incharge Operations)–(0-9820833622)

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For more details, visit “Outdoor Adventures” on
http://www.orkut.co.in/Community.aspx?cmm=26331652
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Visit us on www.outdooradventures.co.in
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Office Address: A/5,72 RNA broadway avenue, Miraroad E, Thane-401107
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call me or any of the above contact for any queries regarding the trek.
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Eagerly looking forward for your participation.
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**(~make the conformation soon cause seats are limited~)**
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Regards,
Gaurav Kelkar (Organizing Secretary- OAM)
(0-9773586223)
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Sachin Mayekar (COO-OAM)
(0-9869360665/ 9769565455)
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Yateen Gharat (CEO- OAM)
(0-9820833622)

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