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Fireflies Special - Trek to Rajmachi

Fireflies Special - Trek to Rajmachi
(Under the banner of Canvas N Chrome)
The cool monsoon winds will start blowing in from the sea’s to quell the summer heat, the looming black clouds will start to make their presence felt. Soon the rains will arrive in their full glory to quench the thirst of the parched earth.
The small window in time just before the rains arrive gives us the opportunity to witness a beautiful spectacle of dazzling fireflies. It’s the mating season for these fireflies & as a result thousands of them light up around trees and shrubs making it a rare and beautiful sight.
Join  Canvas N Chrome as we hike through the forest of Rajmachi to try and capture this scene in our mind and camera if possible.
Fireflies
Trek Date: 14 – 15 June 2014
Trek Cost: Rs.800/- per person
Trek Highlights:
  • A 3.5 hour gradual hike through undulating terrain & dense tree cover
  • Rummage through History with a visit to a beautiful fort
  • Explore the positive vibes of a temple from an Era bygone
  • A night walk through an unexplored trail
 To register, get in touch with us on:
Dimesh Patel: (+91) – 887 994 1420
Rohit Nayak: (+91) – 961 901 7717
Office: 022 – 6500 4100
Registration Procedure:
  1. Call us on the numbers mentioned or Drop us an message on our email id
  2. Payment options will be sent via email
  3. Registration will be confirmed on receipt of full payment.

Plan:
Rendezvous: Meet at 13.00hrs (Sharp) on Saturday, 14th June 2014 at Dadar station (Central Railway) on Platform number 4 at the extreme Karjat end of the platform, for the uninitiated: The Motorman’s end of the platform!
We will be taking the 13.50hrs fast train for Karjat. The train halts at Kurla, Ghatkopar, Thane, Dombivali, & Kalyan, onwards on all stations. Those staying enroute can get in at these stations.
NOTE A: Please ensure that you Purchase return tickets till Karjat.
NOTE B: Late comers will have to board SinhagadExpress leaving Dadar @ 14.40 from PF.4/5. The Local tickets are not valid on the express which will halt only at Thane, Kalyan, & Karjat.
Itinerary:
Saturday, 14th June 2014 - 
  • Train from Dadar to Karjat (~2.0hrs)
  • Walk to Sri Ram Pul (~0.5hrs)
  • Rickshaw to Kondhane (~0.5hrs)
  • Refreshments, Snacks, & Trek Briefing (~0.5hrs)
  • Trek from Kondhane village to Rajmachi village (~3.5hrs)
  • Refreshments, Dinner, & Rest (~1.0hrs)
  • Night Trail to ancient temple (~1.0hrs)

Sunday 15th June 2014 -
  • Morning bells would be sounded at 05.00hrs Sharp
  • Head for sightseeing to fort Srivardhan (~2.0hrs)
  • Refreshments & Breakfast at Rajmachi village (~1.0hrs)
  • Hike back down to Kondhane village (~3.0hrs)
  • Refreshments & Lunch at Kondhane (~1.5hrs)
  • Rickshaw to Karjat station (~0.5hrs)
  • Tentative arrival at Karjat – 16.00hrs
 Cost Includes:
  • Travel from Karjat to Kondhane & back by private rickshaw
  • Refreshments, Snacks, & Dinner on Saturday
  • Refreshments, Breakfast, & Lunch on Sunday
  • Expertise & Guide charges
Cost Excludes:
  • Train Tickets or any travel cost from Mumbai to Karjat & back
  • Packaged Water, Snacks during travel, etc
  • Anything other than that mentioned in the inclusions above
 Important Notes:
  • The Hike/Trek to Rajmachi is graded as easy because of an easy trail which leads up to the village; However endurance grade is medium as it takes a good 3.0hrs to get to the village.
  • Wearing full clothes (Track pants + Full sleeve Shirt/Tshirt) is advisable – Prevents cuts & bruises while walking through the forest & also protects from insect bites.
  • Track pants advisable – Jeans can get uncomfortable on treks & also tend to soak & retain water if it rains, avoid as far as possible
  • Trekking/Sports shoes advisable – Covered feet provide safety from stubbing your toes on rocks, etc and also from insect/snake bite.
  • Extra Floaters/Footwear advisable – Sports shoes tend to open up/tear during treks through rain & having an extra pair of floaters helps.
  • A sturdy & comfortable haversack advisable – To stock all the gear & keep hands free while hiking.
  • Packing of all essentials in polythene advisable – To protect from getting wet in the rain.
  • Sleeping Bag/Mat/Bedsheet compulsory – No Beds/Bedding/Mats/etc available at Homestay.
  • A good torch is compulsory – To aid while hiking to Rajmachi at night.
  • 3 liters of water is compulsory – Water not available till we get to Rajmachi village.
  • Water in Rajmachi is potable, but not filtered. Packaged water can be purchased in the village if required.
  • The stay at Rajmachi village will be a simple home stay. Women will be provided with a separate room to sleep.
  • There is no electricity at Rajmachi village & hence charging of phones/camera etc will not be possible.
  • Only BSNL & IDEA network available in the village, Vodafone & Airtel network is erratic.
  • There is only 1 Bathroom in the house & it will be exclusively available to women. Men can use the open areas of the forest.
 Our Belief System:
  • Possession and/or consumption of Alcohol will not be permitted & flouting of this basic rule will lead to immediate expulsion from the group.
  • Smoking will only be permitted after consultation with the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke. Smoking will only be permitted while we stop at a clearing and not otherwise.
  • The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
  • Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
  • Please do not wear any jewelry or gold chains/rings.
  • Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “Leave only footprints, Take back only memories”
Fireflies Special - Trek to Rajmachi Fireflies Special - Trek to Rajmachi Reviewed by Dimesh Patel on 12:16 AM Rating: 5

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