TMI: Trek to Sondai fort on 7th Sept '13.

We at Trek Mates India have arranged a One day Monsoon Trek to Sondai Fort on Saturday, 7th Sept 2013

Little Info About The Fort
Type : Hill forts
Fort Range : Matheran
District : Raigad
Grade : Medium
Base Village : Sondewadi
Trek Leader : Vishal Khond (8291139993)
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.
Windcheaters.


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
Khond: 8291139993 / 9322069953
Nilesh Patil: 8655588508
 
(Pls Msg if calls not answered.)

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