Upcoming Event: Raigad Trek – 15 August, 2018

Independence Day Trek to the King of Forts, Raigad on Wednesday, 15th August, 2018…

Trek Details and Itinerary…

Trek Grade: Medium
Trek Duration: 5.00 hours (3:00 hours ascent, 2:00 hours descent)
Base Village: Pachad (Mahad Taluka, Raigad District)
Height: 2,851 feet above mean sea level (MSL)
Event Fee: Rs. 1,399 per person (pay 50% advance to confirm your seat)
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Google Maps Location: click here

Trek Highlights:
– Raigad once served as the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the Great Maratha King. He was crowned as the King on Raigad on 6th June, 1674.
– The main structures inside the Raigad Fort, which today stands mostly in ruins, comprise of Queen’s Quarters, Public Darbar, Watch Towers, Darwazas (gateways), Takmak Tok, Jagdishwar Temple, Lakes, Shirkai Temple, etc.
– One of the main attractions of the Fort is a magnificent statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, located opposite the ruins of the main market avenue.
– Hirkani Buruj (Bastion) named after Hirkani (she came down the fort bare footed at night from this point).
– There are approximately 1,737 steps leading to the fort.

Trek Rules:
1. Do Not Litter: Carry a disposable bag in which you can put your trash and dispose the bag off in a dustbin after the trek
2. No Smoking and Alcohol: Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek
3. Stay in a Group: Don’t stray, stick together
4. No Plastic: Avoid buying plastic water bottles; get water bottles filled from home instead
5. No scribbling on monuments
6. No risky poses
7. No harm to or teasing of animals
8. No swimming in drinking water
9. Do not wear perfumes or make loud noise, else you will attract bees
10. Always wear full safety gear – ankle high trekking shoes, full sleeve tshirt, full track pant, shades, cap, towel, torch, whistle

Trek Itinerary:
11:00 PM – Bus starts from Magathane Depot on the Western Express Highway, Borivali
11:15 PM – Bus reaches Oberoi Mall on the Western Express Highway, Goregaon
11:25 PM – Bus reaches Bisleri Bus Stop on the Western Express Highway, Andheri
11:35 PM – Bus reaches Vakola Police Station Bus Stop on the Western Express Highway, Vakola
11:55 PM – Bus reaches Sion (below the Sion Flyover)
12:05 AM – Bus reaches Jijamata Bhosle Marg Junction on the Eastern Express Highway
12:30 AM – Bus reaches Vashi Junction on the Sion-Panvel Expressway
5:00 AM – Reach Pachad Village, refresh at the local host’s place and have breakfast
6:00 AM – Start trek along with a guide
9:00 AM – Reach on top of Raigad Fort & explore
12:00 PM – Start descent
2:00 PM – Reach Pachad & have lunch at Deshmukh Hotel
2:45 PM – Visit the nearby Jijamata Samadhi
3:15 PM – Leave for Mumbai
7:45 PM – Bus reaches Vashi
8:20 PM – Bus reaches Jijamata Bhosle Marg Junction
9:10 PM – Bus reaches Sion
9:30 PM – Bus reaches Vakola
9:45 PM – Bus reaches Andheri
10:00 PM – Bus reaches Goregaon
10:20 PM – Bus reaches Borivali

Google Maps Route:
Borivali to Pachad (181 kms – 5:25 hrs) – click for route

Important things to carry:
– Copy of Identity Card
– Peanuts/Chana/Chikki for more stamina
– First Aid Kit (basic – dettol, nebasulf, cotton swabs, bandaids, small scissors, crocin, antibiotic for stomach ache, personal medications if any) – Note: the trek lead does carry a medical kit along
– 3 Bottles of water – this is a must, the more the better
– Electral (in a rare case of dehydration)
– Torch (to explore any dark areas like caves, etc.)
– Backpacks, preferably with rain cover (no sling bags or jholas)
– Ankle length Trekking Shoes (avoid shoes with plastic soles, you can keep spare floaters to wear after the Trek)
– T-shirt (preferably having full sleeves to protect against insect bites, sun burns, etc.)
– Track pants (preferably – again to protect against insect bites, sun burns, AVOID shorts, 3/4ths and denim pants)
– Cap or a bandana for covering your head
– Extra pair of clothes, socks & towel (packed in plastic bags for changing at the end of the trek)
– Plastic pouch to cover your mobile phone
– Swiss Knife (optional – may come handy)
– Paper tissues
– Avoid carrying gold or other valuable items (even expensive cameras)

Disclaimer:
Despite choosing safe trek destinations and taking all the necessary safety precautions, God forbid, if anything untoward happens (injury, loss or damage to person or property), Outdoors Redefined or its individual members will assume no responsibility for the same whatsoever.

Last Date to Register: 1 day prior to the Event i.e. till Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 or till the batch is full

Advance Payment: 50% i.e. Rs. 700/- per head (Non- Refundable) to register for this Event

Please deposit Advance Payment in the following bank account:
Account Name: Sagar Mahadeshwar
Bank Name: Saraswat Cooperative Bank
Bank Account No.: 055203100000679
Account Type: Savings
Bank Branch: Vikhroli West
IFSC Code: SRCB0000055
Transfer Description: Your Name – Raigad Trek Advance – 15 Aug

Confirmation:
A confirmation phone call to the following contact person is necessary after you transfer the advance payment:
Sagar Mahadeshwar: 9892503550 / 8779885567 / 9892505557
In case, you can’t get through these numbers, please send SMS or Whatsapp message.
Email: outdoorsredefined[at]gmail[dot]com

Event Fee Inclusions:
1. Transportation (Non-AC Bus) from Mumbai to Base Village
2. Breakfast (Veg), Lunch (Veg) and Evening Tea
3. Expertise and Guide Charges

Event Fee Exclusions:
1. Transportation from your home to the bus pick-up/drop point
2. Any other thing not mentioned in Inclusions

Cancellations:
1. The Event will be cancelled if it doesn’t get at least 8 participants
2. If an Event is cancelled due to inadequate participation or unavoidable circumstances (like transport failure, riots, etc.) or acts of God (like Natural calamities, etc.), the registrants can opt to either (i) transfer the refund amount to any other future Event of ours or (ii) get us to transfer it to their Bank accounts

Other Terms & Conditions apply.

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