Fireflies Festival Special Night Camping at Samrad
Difficulty Grade : Very Easy
Endurance Grade : Very Easy
Trek Fee : 1400/- par head
Batch 1 - 26 May 2018
Batch 2 - 02 June 2018
Batch 3 - 09 June 2018
Event Day - Saturday Overnight (Leaving on Saturday Afternoon)
About Samrad & Fireflies
The village of Samrad is famous for beautiful Sandhan valley and the much celebrated Sandhan Valley is home to a swarm of fireflies in summers.
Fireflies are a special type of insects, these insects are of course nocturnal and they have around 2000 varieties, which consistently absorb new sub-species. Fireflies has feathers and their eyes are well developed. They hide in the daytime, and when the night comes they go out. However, their females are aliens and they have less movement. Their size is bigger than their eyes. The luminous organs are in the sixth and seventh segments, in the rear of the catalyst, in the rear of the female.
Sandhan Valley is so magnificent that you can never get enough of it no matter how many times you visit the valley. To add more beauty to the already stunning landscape of the place, we have a trail that leads you to the countless light emitting fireflies.
What to expect from this package:
Unique camping experience in tents
An opportunity to spot thousands of light flashing fireflies around you
Rappelling 150 feet
Panoramic view of Alang, Madan, Kulang, Kalsubai, Ratangad and the Ajoba forts
Event Fee - 1400/-
Day 1: Saturday
12:28 PM - Start train From Cst to Kasara by Kasara Local
03:00 PM - Reach Kasara
05:00 PM - Reach Samrad village
Set-up and keep tents ready for the night stay and get ready to hike into the forest
Our campsite is located in a picturesque scenic setting showcasing the natural beauty and geological diversity of India. Camping at one of the best locations in Maharashtra, you will be surrounded by total wilderness and a grand view of the Alang, Madan, Kulang and Kalsubai peaks
Day 2: Sunday
05:30 AM - Wakeup call and Finished Breakfast
06:30 AM - Morning Explore Sandhan Valley, attend 150 feet rappelling
10:00 AM - Get back to the campsite.
10:30 AM - Reach back to the base and Lunch.
12:00 PM - Post Lunch start our journey back to Kasara and Reach Mumbai by the evening
To and from transport from Kasara to Samrad to Kasara in private jeep.
Dinner at the village (Saturday
Late night snack (Maggi)
Tent accommodation (shared)
Basic camping amenities
150 feet Rappelling
Mumbai Trekizens Expertise Charges
All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
Good Trekking Bag
Torch with extra batteries.
At least 2 litter of water.
Good sports shoes.
Sleeping Bag or bedding.
Some ready to eat food, fruits, and juices.
Cap, shocks, extra pair of cloth (if required)
Odomos, Vaseline or mosquito repellent.
Camera, mobiles, binoculars (optional).
Any personal medicine.
Hurry up limited seats (30) only entry on first come first served basis
Tip: Keep minimum weight, makes the trek pleasant and comfortable!
MUMBAI TREKIZENS Rules
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Trek leaders decision will be final and binding.
Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
Team "Mumbai Trekizens" reserves all the right to change/ deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
There is freshen up / washroom facility at the top. There are 2 toilets at the base village.
Avoid carrying heavy weight for the trek.
Floaters and Sandals are not allowed, please wear sports shoes or trekking shoes of good quality
Important: Participant with any medical issues /history are not allowed to opt for this event. If he/she does so, then it is done at the participant's risk. The management want is responsible for any incident.
Q. Will the place be crowded? What is the procedure for people who might join at the last minute?
9:40 AM, 30 May, 2018
A. Fireflies season is a special time of the year where you can witness hundreds and thousands of fireflies at a time. People rush to see this magnificent light show by nature which happens during the Monsoon arrival. We suggest you to book your slots as soon possible so that you are one of the few lucky folks who would be witnessing this massive light show by nature. NOTE: We will not be able to guarantee you any kind of availability in the last minute as there are very limited slots in each batch. Thanks, EH