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Swachhand Trek to "Sondai Fort Near to Karjat" Dt. 02nd December,2012

Saturday, November 24th, 2012 | mumbaihikers | Uncategorized

Hello to all the enthusiastic trekkers,                                                     


Swachhand have organized the Trek to – “SONDAI Fort near to Karjat” Dt.02nd December,2012


Duration:                         02/12/2012  ( One Day Trek)


Mode of Transport:           Local Transport


Meeting point:                 02nd December,2012 At Karjat Rly Station at 08.00 am (platform No. 1 below indicator).


(All are requested to please take your KARJAT RETURN TRAIN TICKET)


You can board the train at the station convenient to you & alight at Karjat Station as per below train timings

Cst 05.19 am         

Cst 05.40 am

Dadar 05.37 am

Dadar 05.58 am

Kurla 05.48 am

Kurla 06.09 am

Thane 06.14 am

Thane 06.35 am

Dombivali 06.36 am

Dombivali 06.57 am

Kalyan 06.45 am

Kalyan 07.07 am

Neral   07.22 am

Neral  07.44 am

Karjat   07.38 am

Karjat  08.00 am


Little about the Trek:


Grade :  Medium                Range :  Matheran             Base Village :  Sondewadi

 Sondai is not popular or unknown fort, stands approx 6kms of Karjat overlooking the Karjat-Chauk highway and offers a beautiful view of Morbe Dam, Prabalgad, Irshal, Rajmachi, Songiri forts and Matheran mountain range. This was used as watch tower. The base village of Sondewadi stands on a considerable height. There are 2 water cisterns on machi (at the base of the pinnacle) and steps are carved out of rocks to go on the topmost point where an idol of Sondai Devi stands. Two more water cisterns are on the way and has potable water. Two missing steps in the rock makes one to climb a small patch of 15 feet but proper hand holds and foot steps are available and that makes it easy even in monsoon. Wavarle is another village from where a bit difficult approach to the fort passes through the dense forest. Overall it’s an ideal one day hike for new comers in the trekking field.

The itinerary for the trek is as given below:


Date  – 02nd Dec,2012

08.00 am                Meeting point at Karjat Railway Station

08.15 am:               Move towards Base Village of Sondewadi by Tumtum / bus

09.15 am:               Round of Introduction, Instructions, Morning Breakfast

09.30 am:               Start the Trek

11.30 pm:               Atop Exploration and Lunch Time

02.00 pm:               Decend towards base village

04.30 pm:               at Base village Have some Snacks,Tea  & Move Towards Karjat Station

We shall reach Mumbai by 08.00-08.30 pm tentatively

Things to be carried:

?Identity Card, ?Some ready to eat food, ? Water bottle 02 Liters, ? Lunch for Sunday i.e.04th Nov,2012 (Must),?Polythene bag for your garbage,?Towel, Napkins, Extra pair of cloths ? Medicine those if u require usually, ? Comfortable shoes, sandals, ? 2-3 bunch of papers,? A haver sacks to put in all the things to be carried… so that one has one hands free while walking, ? Camera – Optional


** Cost for Trek:     Rs. 250/- Per person

Cost Inclusions:        * Karjat to Karjat Transportation via Public Transport,

                             * Tea, Breakfast, Snacks, Medical during the Trek

 * Expertise charges

 Cost Exclusions:      * Lunch for Sunday i.e.02.12.12 &  * Personal orders of food & cold drinks


For More Details & Registration Contact our members at:


Rushikesh Sakhare    9967686828,  Pravin Ghude           9920404522,

Ganesh Bhopalgade   9619669104,  Sachin Shirawale      9321507040

Email: – swachandbhatkanti@gmail.com, pravinmpg@gmail.com

General Rules for the participants and members:-

v  Kindly carry Identity proof for the trek.

v  Anyone above 12 years can Join the Trek

v  Please book your seat (name) well in advance and reconfirm the time and date on the day of departure on phone because program may change due to unavoidable circumstances.

v  Each participant shall carry things as above (Please read Things to Carry) for every trek.

v  The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it.

v  Do not destroy or dirty the archeological, historical monuments.

v  Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, ex. drinking etc.

v  Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.

v  We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside

v  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.


v  Please read above rules and regulations.  You are bound by the same.

v  Print and leave a copy of this mail at home, with a friend or relative in case of Emergency.

v  If your friends/relatives coming with you on the trek please do inform them about the trek Rules above. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.

Thanks and Regards,

Team Swachhand


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