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  • Trip introduction

    Around 52,000 years ago, a big meteor fell from space and landed close to the town of Lonar, creating a huge crater in the ground. Over the years the crater has been filled with rainwater and has become a lake. It is interesting not only because it is the largest meteor crater in south east Asia, but also because of the unique natural mysteries around it. The lake water is both salty and sweet; there are certain species of micro-organisms found only here; and it is said that magnetic devices like compasses do not work around here.

    Destination

    Lonar Lake has an average diameter of 1.2 kms and an average depth of 150 metres. It is a saline and alkaline lake, with a ring of large trees ringing it. The unique natural composition here means it attracts all kinds of rare birds and wildlife.

    Destination highlights

    Visit the only natural impact crater in basaltic rock. | Trek along this gorgeous and rare nature trail. | Find a spot to indulge in some star-gazing. | Take a tour of the old temples around Lonar.

    Activity Details

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    1600

    5 kms

    5 hrs

    3 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Pune to Lonar

    Please arrive at the main gate of Fergusson College by 22:00 hrs. You will depart from Pune by private bus towards Lonar.

    You'll spend the night in a private bus, on your way from Pune to Lonar.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune

    Lonar

    22:30 PM

    Food

    No meals provided today

    Veg
    Day 2: Lonar Crater
    Day 3: Return to Pune
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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.
    • Lonar Stargazing Offbeat Trekking Maharashtra Adventure
    • Lonar Stargazing Offbeat Trekking Maharashtra Adventure
    • Lonar Stargazing Offbeat Trekking Maharashtra Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport to and from Pune by private bus including toll, permits and parking

    • Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, dinner
    • Astronomical equipment for star gazing
    • Dormitory accommodation in MTDC Lonar resort
    • Printed information brochure
    • Safety equipment
    • First aid box

    Excludes

    • Cold drinks, mineral water, dry snacks etc.

    • Any meals/services not mentioned above
    • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc
    • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc
    • Insurance

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Complete 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 for stargazing
    • Printed brochures
    • Safety equipment if required
    • First aid box

    You need to get

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

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication only.