Info: Height: 4511 ft Type: Hill trek Grade: Medium
About: Ajoba is one of the highest peak in Sahyadri. One of the best places to trek near Mumbai, We can be climbed either from eastern or from western side. The climb from eastern side takes longer time. There is a Valmiki Ashram at half way to the fort. The rest path to the top is said to be risky during monsoon. Near the Ashram, there is a small hut where we can stay. A small water stream provides us with pure water. The way beyond Ashram leads to a rivulet, crossing which we can reach the cave of LUV-KUSH. To reach this spot we have to ascend the way of waterfall for one and half hour. Above this cave there is a precipice called Cradle of Sitamai. In the cave there are the carved Padukas or the footprints of Luv and Kush. This precipice is a real challenge for trekkers. The ashram is a sacred place and people from all over Maharashtra come here. There are some carved stones near the ashram, on which some carved idols depict some story.
Day 1 : Saturday
Meeting Point Asangaon Railway station at 7.30am.
Local Train timing to reach Asangaon is as below. CST Kasara (S) 05.14 am 05:14 am CST 05:32 am Dadar 05:43 am Kurla 06:10 am Thane 06:41 am Kalyan 07:20 am Asangaon
07:30 am Report at Asangaon railway station 07:45 am Group introduction/orientation and have breakfast. 08:15 am Reach the base village by bus or jeep. 09:25 am Reach base village 10:00 am Start trek 10.45 am Reach in Valmiki ashram. 12.30 pm Reach Luv Kush Cave & Cradle of Sitamai Sitamai Palna. Lunch (Carried by Self) 01:00 pm Start descending Ajoba. 04:00 pm Reach at base village, travel to Asangaon 06:00 pm Group disperses at Asangaon railway station.
Cost 999/- PP
Includes: Transport from Asangaon to Asangaon. Breakfast & Tea Expertise.
Excludes: Lunch for the day Mineral Water and Soft Drinks charges Any other personal expenses Anything which is not mentioned in the cost include
Things to Carry : 3 lit water (Must) - Proper rain-gears like Umbrella / Raincoat / Windcheater (Must) - Packs things properly to protect from rain (Must) Torch with extra batteries (Must) Full sleeve T-shirts and full pant.(Must) Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks (Must) Sunscreen, Mosquito repellent,Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (Must) For overnight or two day trek please carry bedding. (For 1 day trek bedding is not needed) - Proper Bedding like Sleeping Bag and Mat / 2 Shawls / 2 bed-sheets (Must) Camera, Cap etc. (Optional) Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional) Carry eatable like fruits, dry fruits to munch on during trek and to avoid dehydration. A haversack to put in all the things. Good to have stick for support. Identity Card
RULES: No smoking. No plastic littering. Wear full sleeves, full track suite for protection. Proper footwear/shoes are essential for trek. Conserve and preserve our heritage. No deodorant / perfume. After trek its OK. We reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice. No Extra adventure/out of itinerary behavior during trek. Trek leaders decision will be final and binding. Photographs taken during the activity which can be used for publicity purpose. Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety, Jewellery, Cash and baggage.
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.
REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY: No refund of advance amount. If cancellation done prior to 20/10/7 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 3-4 days event/ Dudhsagar. No refund after that. If cancellation done prior to 6/3/2 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 1-2 days event. No refund after that. No cancellation amount will be refunded on Advance Payment. All the activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury. You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident(reasons beyond control (like Natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc.)/ Natural calamity can happen & you agree that organizer shall not be held responsible for the any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances. Refund shall be payable with respect to the given refund norms. Midas reserves all rights to modify/change the camp/ program and to pre-pone (advance)/postpone the event and Midas Group will not be liable to refund booking charges in such a case.