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  • Trip introduction

    Do you want to spend a night in a 5 billion star hotel? This is the right trek for you. Away from clouds of dust and blaring noises of the city, atop a hill, tucked into your sleeping bags, you’ll experience the night sky like never before.

    This night trek takes you up a short, easy trail to a 4700-foot tall fort, from where the views are unobstructed. This trek is planned to coincide with the Geminids, which are considered to be the most spectacular meteor shower during the year. You should be able to see around 120 meteors per hour! A 6” telescope is set up for you to watch the stars, and you’ll also get to spend a chilly winter evening out in nature.

    Destination

    Lohagad fort is one of many hill forts in Maharashtra. Having been occupied by multiple dynasties, it has a rich history and has been declared a protected monument. It is also a beloved trek for adventurers, as it is an easy route, with a well-preserved fort at the top. There is a long ridge along which a section of the fort walls extended, providing a scenic walk with gorgeous view. Even at night, this trek is an easy one, and you’ll be able to reach the top in about 2 hours.

    Destination highlights

    Gaze at the stars from the one of the highest viewpoint in the region. | Take on the thrill of a night trek to one of the easiest forts in Maharashtra. | Spend the night out under a canopy of stars and shooting meteors.

    Activity Details

    3000

    3450

    2013

    6 km

    8 hrs

    6 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Depart for Lohagad

    You will meet at the Pune Railway Station, main clock, at 15:45 hrs. You’ll reach Malavli by about 18:00 hrs. Your trek begins so you reach the top in time to settle down in time to catch the meteor showers. You’ll also have an astronomical session and discussions about astronomy.

    You'll spend the night under the stars, gazing at the skies and constellations above. At night, you'll wrap yourself in a blanket and sleep in the open air.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune

    Lohagad

    06:30 AM

    Food

    No meals provided today

    Day 1: Return to Mumbai
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  • Cancellation policy

    The following cancellation policy applies: Less than 45 days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    30-45 days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    15-30 days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    Less than 15 days: No refund

    Rules on trip

    The operator has a set of guidelines that all participants must adhere to, based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ and ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and prioritize travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    During the trek, the participants shall abide by the instructions and decisions of the camp director.

    The operator is not responsible for any injuries, loss of valuables, etc during the trek.
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    • Lohagad Stargazing Offbeat Trekking Maharashtra Adventure
    • Lohagad Stargazing Offbeat Trekking Maharashtra Adventure
    • Lohagad Stargazing Offbeat Trekking Maharashtra Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travelling by public transport to and from Pune

    • Morning tea, breakfast and lunch on day 2
    • Astronomical equipment
    • Printed information brochure
    • Safety equipment
    • First aid box

    Excludes

    • Dinner on Day 1

    • Cold drinks, mineral water, dry snacks etc.
    • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
    • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
    • Insurance

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Spare set of thick clothes and socks
    • A sweater or thermal wear
    • Trekking shoes
    • Not to wear - Sandals and floaters
    • Expensive jewelry and gadgets
    • Unnecessary electronic devices
    • Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Astronomical equipment like telescope, etc
    • Safety equipment
    • First aid box

    You need to get

    • Water bottle (2 lts)
    • Energizers and personal medication
    • Sleeping bag, bedsheet
    • Plate, spoon, mug (compulsory)
    • Torch with extra pair of batteries

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication only.