Trek to Sondai Fort
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Begin the trek to Sondai Fort from the base village of Sondewadi, and climb over large boulders on slippery rocks laid over an uphill route. En route, you'll be surrounded by mountains and valleys, painted green with the monsoon forests and farms. Stepping over tiny river streams flowing down the hills, you'll reach the site of Sondai Fort after a 3-hr trek in the Sahyadri mountains. Perfect for a quick, getaway in the midst of nature, this trek to Sondai Fort takes you over a trail rated moderately difficult, making it perfect for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    NOTE: This trip does not include lunch. You may bring a packed lunch to eat at the base village after completing the trek to Sondai Fort.

    Destination

    Located a 30-min drive and a 3-hr trek from Karjat, the Sondai Fort offers beautiful views of the Morbe Dam and the Matheran mountain range. On a clear and cloudless day, you can even see nearby forts of Prabalgad, Irshalgad and Songiri on the horizon.

    Sondai Fort, once a massive watchtower, is now a little-known trekking destination in the Western Ghats not known to many, allowing you to explore the fort at your own pace. Although nothing of the original fort remains standing, you can visit a temple of the Sondai Devi on the top.

    Destination highlights

    • Climb up to an altitude of over 1,200 feet on a trek to Sondai Fort.
    • Escape from the city into the heart of nature on a short 1-day itinerary.
    • Catch beautiful views of monsoon-fed forests over the Sahyadri hills.
    • Go on a moderately difficult 3-hr trek to Sondai Fort.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Sondai Fort.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 8 days or more before departure of the Sondai Fort trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 4-7 days before departure of the Sondai Fort trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 4 days before departure of the Sondai Fort trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Sondai Fort to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Karjat railway station at 08:00 hrs
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    Drop off point
    Karjat railway station by 16:30 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Tum-tum/state transport bus
    Start point
    Sondewadi village
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    End point
    Sondewadi village
    Time of departure
    05:30 AM
    Time of return
    04:30 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    6 hrs
    Total distance covered
    8 kms
    Start point elevation
    630 feet
    Maximum elevation
    1200 feet
    Minimum elevation
    630 feet
    Average per day distance
    8 kms
  • Trek to Sondai Fort!

    Arrive at the Karjat railway station by 08:00 hrs. Here, you'll meet your fellow trekkers and travel to the base village of the trek, Sondewadi village. A 30-min tum-tum or state transport ride later, you'll arrive at the base village and begin trekking uphill to the Sondai Fort. You'll reach the top of the mountain, to the Sondai Fort by noon.

    Spend some time exploring the area and clicking photographs. Soon, you'll descend down to the base village on the same route. Travel back to Karjat via tum-tum or state transport bus. Subject to traffic conditions, you'll arrive at Karjat railway station by 16:30 hrs.
    /Trekking Sondai Fort Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next Climb up to an altitude of over 1,200 feet on a trek to Sondai Fort.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Karjat
    End point
    Karjat
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements between Karjat-Sondewadi in tum-tum or state transport bus
    • Vegetarian breakfast
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between home city and Karjat
    • Lunch
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking/sports shoes
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Full-sleeved shirts/t-shirts
    • Full-length track pants
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases, trolley bags

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Technical or safety gear required for the trek, if any
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Packed lunch
    • Water bottle
    • Energy drinks (Glucon D, Gatorade etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit
  • Trek to Sondai Fort!

    Your trip ends by 16:30 hrs.

    Your trip begins from the Karjat railway station at 08:00 hrs. Travel to the base village of Sondewadi will be arranged in tum-tum or state transport bus. Today's meal package includes a vegetarian breakfast served at the base village. Since lunch in not included in the meal package, please make sure to carry a packed lunch. The trip ends as you travel back to Karjat by 16:30 hrs, subject to traffic conditions.

    Food

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    Food variations
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