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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Sondai Fort is perfect for those looking for a quick getaway into the heart of nature. This trek lets you explore the breathtaking greenery of the Western Ghats during monsoons and the ancient ruins of the hill fort. You'll walk through the lush green landscape to reach the top, which is often covered in fog and mist. The trail consists of carved stairs and iron ladders, along with some rocky patches, making it an exciting trek which is suitable for both beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    The Sondai Fort is located at a 30-mins drive from Karjat, and is part of the Western Ghats. The fort provides excellent views of the surrounding hills, and if the clouds clear up, you might even catch a glimpse of Gavari Hill, Prabalgad, Irshalgad, and Songiri. The fort was once a massive watchtower, but has now become a little-known trekking destination close to Mumbai.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the ancient ruins of the Sondai Fort. | Trek through the lush greenery of the Western Ghats during monsoons to reach the hill fort. | Enjoy magnificent views from the fort, and catch a glimpse of Prabalgad, Irshalgad, and Songiri. | Spend a day in the heart of nature.

    Activity Details

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    8 kms

    6 hrs

    8 kms

    Trip details
  • Trek to Sondai Fort!

    You'll report to the Karjat railway station at 08:00 hrs, and meet your trek leader and fellow trekkers. You'll then board a local transport to reach the base village and start your trek to the Sondai Fort. You'll reach the top by noon where you'll have lunch and explore the ancient ruins of the fort. You'll then return to the base village and move to Karjat railway station. You can then board your train back to Mumbai/Pune. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Report at Karjat railway station by 08:00 hrs. Today's meal package includes breakfast and evening snacks, both of which will be served at the base village before and after your trek, respectively. Since no lunch is provided, remember to carry your own packed lunch. You'll be dropped back to Karjat railway station by 19:00 hrs.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Sondewadi Village

    Sondewadi Village

    08:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Evening snacks

    Veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the Sondai Fort trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days prior to the Sondai Fort trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 10-15 days prior to the Sondai Fort trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the Sondai Fort trek: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Sondai Fort.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    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

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Sondai Fort to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Sondai Fort Karjat Mumbai Maharashtra Easy Beginner Trekking The Great Next
    • Sondai Fort Karjat Mumbai Maharashtra Easy Beginner Trekking The Great Next
    • Sondai Fort Karjat Mumbai Maharashtra Easy Beginner Trekking The Great Next
    • Sondai Fort Karjat Mumbai Maharashtra Easy Beginner Trekking The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Local transport from Karjat to base village and back

    • Meals including breakfast and evening snacks
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport from home city to Karjat and back

    • Lunch
    • Any personal expenses such as extra meals, tips, beverages, etc.
    • Any additional costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Warm jacket
    • Full-length trek pants
    • Comfortable t-shirt/shirt
    • Trekking shoes (preferably with ankle support)
    • Windcheater
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Local transport from Karjat to the base village and back
    • Any technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any

    You need to get

    • Packed Lunch
    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack
    • Water bottle (2 litres)
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (chocolate bars, biscuits, energy bars, dry fruits, etc.)
    • Personal toiletries including wet wipes, tissue papers, hand sanitizer, etc.
    • Light towel/napkins
    • Camera with extra battery
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Scarf
    • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
    • Personal first aid kit

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.