Trek to Rajmachi

The most perfect way to enjoy the Maharashtra is to head out into the Western Ghats.

On this trek to Rajmachi, you'll get to explore the Kondhane Caves, catch views of glowing fireflies, and stay in a village home stay. This overnight trek is a challenging one, suitable for those with some experience, or for fit beginners. There are long stretches of walking, but the rewards are great!

Destination

The Rajmachi trek is a memorable adventure trek. The trail is a long one, but you'll have a chance to trek through forests twinkling with yellow fireflies and explore the historic Kondhane caves.

Destination highlights

Trek to Rajmachi and photograph stunning views of the Sahyadri mountains.| Trek on one of the most challenging trails in Maharashtra. | Catch spectacular views of fireflies in the Rajmachi forests. | Visit the Kondhane Caves.

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Lonavala Railway Station

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Karjat railway station

Jeep or similar vehicle

Rajmachi base village

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17:15

15:00

Meet your fellow trekkers at the Lonavala railway station by 17:15 hrs and proceed towards the base village in shared jeeps or similar vehicle. En route, you'll stop and continue the rest of the journey on foot. After an 8-km trek, you'll reach the base village where you'll have dinner. Post dinner, resume trekking and explore the village and surrounding forests to spot fireflies. Overnight at base village in dormitory homestay.

Overnight in dormitory homestay

Your trip begins from the Lonavala railway station by 17:15 hrs. You'll be accommodated at the base village in a dormitory on a multi-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes dinner after arrival at the base village.

Food

Dinner

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Day 1 Milestone

Lonavala

Rajmachi Base Camp

17:15 PM

Wake up to a beautiful morning in the hills, surrounded by nature. You'll eat a hearty breakfast and then head out to explore Rajmachi Fort. There's plenty to see here. After lunch, you'll descend towards Kondane village, visiting the Kondhane Caves en route. Vehicles are waiting at Kondhane village to take you to Karjat railway station. Your trip ends here.

Your trip ends before nightfall

Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch. Your trip ends as you reach Karjat railway station by late afternoon.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch

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Day 2 Milestone

Rajmachi Base Camp

Karjat railway station

06:30 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Travel arrangements from Lonavala railway station to base village in shared jeeps or similar vehicle
  • Return travel from base village to Karjat railway station in shared jeeps or similar vehicle
  • Accommodation in dormitory homestay on a multi-sharing basis
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2
  • Services of an experienced trek guide
  • Basic first aid kit
  • All applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Travel costs from base city to Lonavala
  • Travel costs from Karjat to base city
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
  • Travel or medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Full sleeves cotton t-shirts
  • Full-length trousers or track pants
  • Dry fit clothes
  • Dark and dull coloured clothes are preferred
  • Good trekking shoes
  • Not to wear - Avoid clothes that will not offer you any protection from sun and insects, such as shorts, etc.
  • Do not carry handbags or jholas or sling bags.
  • Any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc.

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Technical equipment needed for the trek, if any.

You need to get

  • Backpack
  • Water bottle (3lts)
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Ready to eat food, and dry snacks
  • Glucon-D powder
  • Personal medicines
  • Torch with a spare set of batteries
  • Headlamp
  • Lightweight towel
  • Raincoat
  • Bedsheet
  • Swiss knife
  • Personal plate, spoon and tea mug

Medical Kit

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

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made 3 days or more before departure of the Rajmachi trek: 50% refund.

For cancellations made 0-3 days before departure of the Rajmachi trek: No refund.

All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

Rules on trip

Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Rajmachi.

Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Rajmachi.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

A basic level of health and fitness is required to book this trek to Rajmachi. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking the trek to Rajmachi.

Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the trek to Rajmachi.