Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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
Grade: Easy
District: Pune
Region: Lonavala
Base Village: Lonavala/Kondhane

The itinerary for the event will be as follows:
We will be leaving by Karjat Fast Local .
Day 01 
11th June 2016 - Saturday.

Time Table -
02:54 pm :CST
03:01 pm: Byculla
03:07 pm: Dadar
03:14 pm Kurla
03:18pm: Ghatkopar
03:34pm: Thane
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.

Day 2
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

Payment details
One needs to deposit INR 1200/- into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.

(includes traveling, 1 breakfast, 1 evening snacks, 1 lunch, 1 Dinner) (VEG ONLY)

The amount is to be deposited in the following account.
Account No: 31993192984
Ifsccode: SBIN0012925

For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given below:
Ashwin : 9820209025
Amey : 99 67 837516

Limited seats, Registrations on First Come First Serve Basis.
Identity proof
Sleeping bag/Blanket/Mat to rest
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs) Compulsory
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of flotters.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Pleases do not carry Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Jewellery
No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol
Be a group - its not a race
NO littering please...we are educated
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

Note- Please understand this ain’t a picnic, all Trekking and Adventure activities demand fitness.
We request you to get a medical fitness check done before you participate in any such events. If suffering from any allergy carry proper medications and inform your
trek leaders about it. Also make sure you have a sufficient supply of medication for your trip, building in an allowance for any travel delay. Those with Active Chest
and Heart diseases that limit physical activity should not go to high altitudes.

Team Mountrekindia