TMI : One Day Monsoon Trek to Sondai Fort on Saturday , 15th June 2013

Back from awesome trek to sondai near karjat... with 27 enthusiastic and lovely trekkers.. n super-awesome weather.... dumb charades at the top was juss hard to explain... guessing the movies even before someone starts acting on it ...was the best part of the trek... it will be one of my memorable trek..... chalo ab jaldi jaldi pics share karo sab logg

We at Trek Mates India have arranged a One day Monsoon Trek to Sondai Fort on Saturday, 15th June 2013

Little Info About The Fort
Type : Hill forts
Fort Range : Matheran
District : Raigad
Grade : Medium
Base Village : Sondewadi
Trek Leader : Manoj Kalwar
Max Participants : 30

(* Pics has been sourced from the internet)

Sondai Fort:
Sondai is not popular or unknown fort, stands approx 6kms of Karjat overlooking the Karjat-Chauk highway and offers a beautiful view of Morbe Dam, Prabalgad, Irshal, Rajmachi, Songiri forts and Matheran mountain range. This was used as watch tower. The base village of Sondewadi stands on a considerable height. There are 2 water cisterns on machi (at the base of the pinnacle) and steps are carved out of rocks to go on the topmost point where an idol of Sondai Devi stands. Two more water cisterns are on the way and has potable water. Two missing steps in the rock makes one to climb a small patch of 15 feet but proper hand holds and foot steps are available and that makes it easy even in monsoon. Wavarle is another village from where a bit difficult approach to the fort passes through the dense forest. Overall it's an ideal one day hike for new comers in the trekking field.

Meeting Point For Mumbai People :
We will be starting with the CST - Karjat Fast Local (Time table given below)
People may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second boggy from CST side)
Meeting point For Pune people :Karjat Station at 8.15 am at west side ticket counter.

We will proceed to the base village by Local Transport (6 KM from Karjat Station)
Reach Base Village by 9.15 am , Breakfast at base village.
Start the trek by 10.00 am.
Reach the top by 12.30 pm
Lunch , Fort exploration and Start descending by 2pm.
Reach Base Village by 4pm
Evening refreshments.
Reach back to Karjat by 5.00 pm.
We will be returning to Mumbai by 7pm-8pm tentatively.

Train Timing
CST - Karjat Fast Local
CST - 06:16 am
Byculla - 06:23 am
Dadar - 06:30 am
Kurla - 06:37 am
Ghatkopar - 6:41 am
Thane - 6:56 am
Dombivali - 7:08 am
Kalyan - 7:16 am
Karjat - 8:10 am

Members are requested to take return ticket till Karjat by their own.
Board the second last compartment from Karjat side which is the second one from CST side.Everybody will board the same local and we meet in the train itself

The cost of the trek will be Rs. 300/- per head 
which includes,
Transportation from Karjat to Karjat,
Breakfast and Evening refreshments.
TMI Expertise Charges

Things to be carried:
Lunch for Saturday.
Identity proof.
A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

Its raining these days, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.

For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given below
Manoj Kalwar : 9819021806 / 9870775633
Nilesh Patil : 8655588508 / 9619990866

Registrations are only through phone calls (scraps, reply to this thread won’t be considered as confirmation)

If calls not attended, then please send a sms with message Sondai Trek Inquiry  we will call you back once we are free.

Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.

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Few rules we would like our participants to follow: 
We follow a strict policy of "no trace trekking”,
"Take nothing but memories and photographs, leave nothing but footprints".
Do Not Litter: Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.
No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol: Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.
(Smoking will only be permitted before the trek starts and after the trek is over with prior consultation of the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.)
Respect the Heritage: Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with our trek mates.
Be a group: It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.
Pay attention: Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Trek Mates India, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.

Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.

The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

Trek mates India reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

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