Upcoming Event: Sondai Fort Trek – 13 October, 2018

Navaratri Special Trek to Sondai Fort on Saturday, 13th October, 2018…

Trek Details and Itinerary…

Trek Grade: Easy
Trek Duration: 2:30 hours (1:30 hrs ascent & 1:00 hrs descent)
Event Fee: Rs. 699 per person (pay 50% advance to confirm your seat)
Base Village: Sondewadi (Karjat Taluka, Raigad District)
Height: 1,200 feet above mean sea level (MSL)
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Google Maps Location: click here

Trek Highlights:
– Approximately 6 kms of Karjat, overlooking the Karjat-Chauk highway and entire city
– 2 water cisterns on machi (at the base of the pinnacle)
– Idol of Sondai Devi at the topmost point
– Amazing view of Morbe Dam
– No structural remnants as such, the scenic views and the final 15 ft rock patch makes it thrilling

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:
6:10 AM: Catch CSMT – Karjat Fast local train from CSMT (please:
– buy a return ticket to Karjat
– board the 1st II class compartment from the rear of the train i.e. from the CSMT side
– reach at least 10 minutes before the train departure time)
6:24 AM – Train reaches Dadar
6:31 AM – Train reaches Kurla
6:35 AM – Train reaches Ghatkopar
6:49 AM – Train reaches Thane
7:02 AM – Train reaches Dombivli
7:13 AM – Train reaches Kalyan
7:25 AM – Train reaches Ambernath
8:05 AM – Train reaches Karjat, have breakfast, travel to base village Sondewadi (12.3 kms) in a Tum Tum
9:15 AM – Reach Sondewadi
9:30 AM – Start the Trek with a local guide
11:00 PM – Reach atop Sondai Fort, explore
11:45 PM – Start the descent
12:45 PM – Reach Sondewadi, have (Veg) Lunch prepared by our local host
1:45 PM – Travel to Karjat Railway Station by Tum Tum
2:30 PM – Reach Karjat Railway Station
3:27 PM – Catch Karjat-CSMT Fast Local Train
4:07 PM – Train reaches Ambernath
4:19 PM – Train reaches Kalyan
4:25 PM – Train reaches Dombivli
4:38 PM – Train reaches Thane
4:42 PM – Train reaches Mulund
4:54 PM – Train reaches Ghatkopar
4:58 PM – Train reaches Kurla
5:06 PM – Train reaches Dadar
5:21 PM – Train reaches CSMT

Google Maps Route:
Panvel Railway Station to Sondewadi (12.3 kms – 0:35 hours) – 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)
– 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
– Torch (to explore any dark areas like caves, etc.)
– 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 Friday, 12th October, 2018 or till the batch is full

Advance Payment: 50% i.e. Rs. 349/- 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 – Sondai Trek Advance – 13 Oct

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. To and Fro Transportation (Tum Tum) from Karjat Railway Station to Base Village
2. Breakfast (Veg), Lunch (Veg) and Evening Tea
3. Facilitation and Guide Charges

Event Fee Exclusions:
1. To and Fro Transportation from your home to Karjat Railway Station
2. Local Train Ticket fare
3. Any other thing not mentioned in Inclusions

Cancellations:
1. The Event will be cancelled if it doesn’t get at least 6 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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