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  • Trip introduction

    Ever seen a crater before? Created when a meteor struck the earth more than 50,000 years ago, Lonar Crater Lake is the only known hyper-velocity crater in basaltic rock in the world. Accessible by an easy trail, this trek to the Lonar Lake takes you to one of the most spectacular phenomena of nature where the water is thriving micro-organisms that are unique to this area.

    The asteroid or comet that created the lake is believed to lie under the lake. It is also said that compasses don't work in some areas around the lake. The unique features of the salt-water lake and surrounding region attract different species of resident and migratory birds, and is a must-do for any nature-lover.

    Destination

    The centuries old Lonar Lake is located few hours away from Jalna, in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra. The lake lies like a blue-green gem amidst the lush greenery all around. Your trek to Lonar Lake is an easy circuit trail that takes you to all the most interesting points, as well as to some of the ancient ruins of temples that stand along the crater.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to Lonar Lake and visit the site of a gigantic meteor crash. | Attend a session with celebrity author and resident expert on the crater, Mr. Bugdane. | Marvel at the unique salt-water and sweet water composition of the lake. | Explore the mystical ruins of temples built in the 6th-12th centuries.

    Activity Details

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the trek to Lonar Lake: Jalna to Lonar Lake

    Meet up with your group at Jalna railway station at 05:00 hrs. You'll be taken to Lonar in private transport, stopping en route for a cup of tea. Once you check in to your hotel in Lonar, you can freshen up and grab breakfast, and then attend the briefing, ice-breaking session, and most importantly, the special session with Mr. Bugdane, author and Lonar Crater expert. After lunch, you set out for your trek. The 4-hour trek takes you around the crater, to the lake, and to a number of temples nearby. Refreshments, discussions and dinner at your hotel. Overnight at Lonar in hotel.

    You will spend the night in dorms at an MTDC resort or Hotel Krushna in Lonar.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Jalna

    Lonar

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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    Day 2 of the trek to Lonar Lake: Explore the lake and return
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 21 days or more before departure of the Lonar Lake trek: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 16-21 days before departure of the Lonar Lake trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 8-15 days before departure of the Lonar Lake trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-7 days before departure of the Lonar Lake trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction costs.

    Rules on trip

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

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek guide during the trek to Lonar Lake.

    A basic level of health and fitness is required to book this trip. 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 this trek to Lonar Lake.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Non-AC accommodation at MTDC / Hotel Krushna on dormitory sharing basis

    • Transfers from Jalna to Lonar and back by private non-AC vehicle
    • All veg meals in Lonar (2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 1 dinner)
    • A popular book on Lonar Crater by Mr. Bugdane (researcher and author)
    • Guide and expertise charges
    • All permits
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Any transfers/transportation & meals till Jalna and back

    • Dinner on day 2
    • Anything not mentioned under inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Wear comfortable track pants and a quick-dry t-shirts
    • Good quality trekking shoes (Compulsory)
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Carry a raincoat
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery
    • Handbags or jholas

    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

    • Identity proof with photograph (compulsory)
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Dry food (snacks)
    • Personal or prescription medicines, if any
    • Cap and sunglasses
    • Raincoat (if needed)
    • Electral powder / Glucon D/ Tang
    • Camera (optional)
    • Water bottle (1 litre) (compulsory)

    Medical Kit

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