Upcoming Event: Ramshej Fort Trek – 26 August, 2018

Raksha Bandhan Special Trek to Ramshej Fort on Sunday, 26th August, 2018 – a Fort which the Marathas defended for 65 long months…

Trek Details and Itinerary…

Trek Grade: Easy
Trek Duration: 1.45 hours (1:00 hour ascent, 0:45 hours descent)
Base Village: Ashewadi (Dindori Taluka, Nashik District)
Height: 3,273 feet above mean sea level (MSL)
Event Fee: Rs. 1,299 per person (pay 50% advance to confirm your seat)
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Google Maps Location: click here

Trek Highlights:
– Ramshej means base/bed of Lord Ram. This place was His residence or shelter for some time and that is why it got its name as Ramshej.
– History has it, that the Fort was attacked by Aurangzeb’s army, and his commanders threatened the Maratha kingdom saying that they would capture it in hours but Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj resisted these attacks for 5.5 years. The Fort thus remained with the Marathas for a period that was longer than the fighting lives of some of the commanders of Aurangzeb’s army who made the claim that the Fort would be taken down in hours.
– There’s a Lord Ram Mandir inside a huge cave in the Fort. There are inscriptions on the cave walls and cisterns nearby in which potable water is available.
– You get an astounding view of the nearby Bhorgad and Chambar Leni (Caves) from the top of 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 t-shirt, full track pant, shades, cap, towel, torch, whistle

Trek Itinerary:
5:00 AM – Bus starts from Magathane Depot on the Western Express Highway, Borivali
5:15 AM – Bus reaches Oberoi Mall on the Western Express Highway, Goregaon
5:25 AM – Bus reaches Bisleri Bus Stop on the Western Express Highway, Andheri
5:35 AM – Bus reaches Vakola Police Station Bus Stop on the Western Express Highway, Vakola
5:55 AM – Bus reaches Sion (below the Sion Flyover)
6:05 AM – Bus reaches Jijamata Bhosle Marg Junction on the Eastern Express Highway
6:15 AM – Bus reaches JVLR Junction on the Eastern Express Highway
6:20 AM – Bus reaches Airoli Junction on the Eastern Express Highway
6:35 AM – Bus reaches the end of the last flyover (Majiwada) on the Eastern Express Highway
9:35 AM – Reach base village, Ashewadi
10:00 AM – Start the Trek with a local guide
11:00 AM – Reach atop Ramshej Fort & explore
11:45 AM – Start the descent
12:45 PM – Reach Ashewadi & have locally made lunch
1:45 PM – Leave for Mumbai
4:45 PM – Bus reaches Majiwada
5:05 PM – Bus reaches Airoli Junction
5:10 PM – Bus reaches JVLR Junction
5:25 PM – Bus reaches Jijamata Bhosle Marg Junction
5:40 PM – Bus reaches Sion
6:05 PM – Bus reaches Vakola
6:20 PM – Bus reaches Andheri
6:35 PM – Bus reaches Goregaon
6:55 PM – Bus reaches Borivali

Google Maps Route:
Borivali to Ashewadi (208 kms – 4:18 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 Saturday, 26th August, 2018 or till the batch is full

Advance Payment: 50% i.e. Rs. 649/- 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 – Ramshej Fort Trek Advance – 26 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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