I’m back again with another trek story, and I am going to reveal it right away that ‘This was a Night Trek and the most amazing one so far’.
Before I begin, there is something you should know (People who are planning to trek), warm up your body if you are not really into physical activities, at least a week warm up before trek so that your body is prepared for the stress.
Day 1: We were a group of 17 people, boarded at Hyderabad, to Pune (Train) and then from Pune to Karjat (Train). From Karjat, we took a local travel auto to reach a village named Kondhane, after we reached we made sure we had enough water (2 lit per head) and the required pack before we start. We started our trek at 6.30 PM, since it was a night trek, and that too during monsoon, the most important thing one should have is a torch and raincoat, amongst other things.
Are you guys scared of snakes, crabs and other creatures? Well, I didn’t come across anything that dangerous but came across those cute crabs on my way. Kondana cave was mid-way and since it was night at 9 PM, we could only see it via torch and trust me, it looked so beautiful even then, felt like I am in a movie and this is a dream. You know the best part about this trek was to see those beautiful fireflies, I was spellbound to see them all glittering so beautifully. We reached our sleepover point (Udhewadi Village) in 5 hours… We covered 7km and it was all the way steep.
Thanks to the people around who kept us motivated to finish it smoothly.
Day 2: We got up at around 4 AM and headed towards Rajmachi Fort at 5 AM. I guess it was another 2 km (approx.) though the route was not that difficult but it was fun. You all must have seen the fort images on the web, yeah! That’s the one, couldn’t take many pictures since it was too cloudy and was drizzling. People who follow me on Instagram must have seen my live story.
We were a group of people who headed to Lonavala, while others have trekked back to Karjat via same route.
No. of Trekking Days- 2
No. of trek hours- 4 to 5Hrs (7Km)
Route- Karjat to Rajmachi Fort
Below I have mentioned Do’s and Don’ts.
Don’ts for Trek
- Do not overburden your shoulder with unwanted stuff inside your bag.
- Type of Cloth you wear matters a lot, do not wear anything which irritates your skin or is uncomfortable.
- Don’t start the trek on an empty stomach, you have a long journey ahead and your body needs sufficient fuel
- Don’t deviate from the pack, solo trekking may appear to be fun, but in group lies your strength.
- As you trek pristine ecosystems, don’t spoil or destroy the beauty by littering or ‘jungle bashing’ (forcing your way through blocked paths by clearing the greenery)
- Keep away from the wildlife you come across while trekking.
Dos for Trek
- Try taking the least backpack possible.
- Eatables- definitely energy bars or nuts.
- Perfect shoes to save your life from the uninvited moment (at least 3 pairs of socks)
- Raincoat- Choose wisely.
- Hydrate with water bottle and juice (Carry 3 lit of water or min 2 lit for sure)
- Carry medicines if you have any mild health issues.
- Carry Mosquito repellant, raincoat, torch, and an extra pair of Clothing just in case you feel you need it.
Basic Instructions of what to carry will be given in advance so that everyone has enough safety measures. If you are planning for the trek, make sure all your doubts are cleared and you are ready for it.
Trek Organized By– HTC (Hyderabad Trekking Club)
Organizer- Srikanth, 9866502095
NOTE* Above mentioned details are purely based on my personal experience, if anything was missed out or did not sound correct, feel free to drop a comment.
Thanks to my friends for making it a worthy living moment!
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See you guys soon 🙂