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  • Trip introduction

    The Rajmachi trek is quite a challenging one, but its even more fun when you do it in the night! You'll be trekking with the light of the moon, and will get to see all kinds of nocturnal wildlife. It's a totally different experience from a regular day trek.

    You'll get to explore the twin forts of Shrivardhan and Manoranjan, and will camp in a cave at the top. It's a totally wild monsoon weekend!

    NOTE: Participants from Mumbai can join the group directly at Lonavala station at 16:30 hours. The cost for Mumbai trekkers will be INR 720 per person, and does not include the return train tickets to Lonavala.

    Destination

    Located in the Karjat region of Maharashtra, the Rajmachi trek takes you to two forts, Shrivardhan and Manoranjan, built by the warrior-king Shivaji during the 17th century. The fort was built to watch over the historical trade route of Borghat, and there are caves and ancient ruins to explore at the top. In the monsoon, there are rain-drenched views in all directions, and lush forests to explore.

    Destination highlights

    Enjoy the thrill of a night trek and summit the Rajmachi peak in the moonlight. | Trek through the rain-drenched Sahyadris. | Cross over streams and keep an eye out for scrambling crabs. | Take some stunning night-photography shots on this trek.| Wake up to a spectacular misty morning on top of a peak in the Sahyadris.

    Activity Details

    2355

    2710

    2000

    19 km

    8 hours

    9 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of night trek to Rajmachi: Summit Rajmachi

    You will meet the operator at Pune Railway Station by 14:00 hours and board the train to Lonavala. From Lonavala station, you will be driven to Tungarli Dam, where your trek begins. It will be about 17:00 hrs when you begin, and you'll get to see the sun setting and watch darkness fall as you ascend. It will be about 22:00 hrs when you stop for dinner at the base of Rajmachi. After dinner, you'll climb up to the peak and will get to the top by about 23:30 hrs. After exploring the top and enjoying the feeling of being on top of the world, you will retire to the caves for the night. Overnight in caves.

    Overnight stay in caves at the Rajmachi peak.

    You will be staying overnight in the caves surrounding the forts at Rajmachi. Make sure to carry sleeping bags or a mat to make it a comfortable stay. Keep your torch, water bottle and light snacks handy.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune station

    Rajmachi

    14:00 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of Night trek to Rajmachi: Return to Pune
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  • Cancellation policy

    More than 30 days prior to departure of the night trek to Rajmachi: 100% refund.

    Between 20 to 30 days prior to departure of the night trek to Rajmachi: 80% refund.

    Between 10 to 20 days prior to departure of the night trek to Rajmachi: 50% refund.

    Less than 10 days prior to departure of the night trek to Rajmachi: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the night trek to Rajmachi.

    It is mandatory to carry an ID card for this trip.

    Always stay with the group and the instructor.

    No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments.

    You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times during the night trek to Rajmachi.

    Taking photos or selfies near the edges of cliffs or waterfalls is strictly not allowed.

    Participants are requested to carry their trash back to the city or the station and dispose of it in dustbins.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    If you are joining from Mumbai, you will have to meet the operator at Lonavala station and the cost for your trip will be INR 720.

    In case of injury, damage to self or property or death, the operator will not be held responsible.

    There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.

    The operator reserves the rights to alter, change or cancel any of the declared program.
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    • Night Trek To Rajmachi Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Night Trek To Rajmachi Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Night Trek To Rajmachi Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Night Trek To Rajmachi Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
    • Night Trek To Rajmachi Maharashtra Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Return local train transport from Pune-Lonavala-Pune

    • Private jeeps from Lonavala to start/end point to Lonavala station
    • Dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 2
    • Expertise charges
    • First aid
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport for participants from Mumbai

    • Any camping gear
    • Meals during transit
    • Any personal expenses
    • Snacks, cold drinks, etc
    • Any costs or services not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • A pair of synthetic track pants
    • Quick dry T-shirt
    • Trekking shoes
    • Raincoat
    • Not to wear - Jeans
    • Expensive jewellery
    • Sling bags
    • Slippers or floaters

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Jeep travel from Lonavala station to start/end point and back to Lonavala
    • First-aid kit

    You need to get

    • ID card
    • 3 ltrs water
    • Sleeping bag
    • Sleeping mat
    • Camera (optional)
    • Glucon D powder
    • Light snacks
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Clean napkin or small towel
    • Rain coat/ poncho/ windcheater
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Scarf
    • Haversack or backpack with raincover
    • Torch

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.