Mountrek India “ Rajmachi– Firefly Special Trek” on 11th - 12th June 2016.
Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is a small village in the rugged mountains of Sahyadri. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures - the Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan fort. Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking Borghat(ghat between Mumbai and Pune) which was a historical trade route. We will start the trek from Lonavala and descend towards karjat.
Fireflies : Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that make light.
Height: 3000/2700 feet above MSL
Base Village: Lonavala/Kondhane
The itinerary for the event will be as follows:
We will be leaving by Karjat Fast Local .
11th June 2016 - Saturday.
Time Table -
02:54 pm :CST
03:01 pm: Byculla
03:07 pm: Dadar
03:14 pm Kurla
03:46 pm: Dombivali
03:53 pm : Kalyan
04:43 pm : Karjat
It is advised to board the second compartment of the train from your respective stations so that we can meet in the compartment itself.
Please reach atleast 10 mins early at the desired location so that you don't miss the train..
05:00 pm: @ Karjat railway stationand Move Kondhane Village by local Transport
06:00 pm: Ascend to Rajmachi
10:30 pm: Udhewadi - base village and Dinner
Post Dinner - Night Walk for Fireflies
Stay in village. Accommodation will be at Normal Standard Village house.
12th June 2016 - Sunday
06:00 Hrs: Wake up call
07:30 Hrs: Shrivardhan atop
Explore Shrivardhan fort
Breakfast - Tea in village
13:00 Hrs - Lunch
14:30 Hrs - Descend from Rajmachi to Kondhane
16:30 Hrs - @ Kondhane caves
17:30 Hrs - Evening Tea @ Kondhane
19:00 Hrs - @ Karjat Railway station
Max Participant : 30
One needs to deposit INR 1200/- into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.