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Into the Lights Rajmachi Firefiles Night Trek

Sat, 15 Jun 7:00PM - Sun, 16 Jun 11:00AM
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About Night Trek :

Rajmachi Fireflies Night Trek is counted as one of the most exciting and endurance testing treks. 

This route at night is quite chilly going throughout the thick forest. You can spot on the way Nightjars, Sambhars, Palm Civet, Hares, etc. it is truly exciting. You get to see streams, If you are walking near dusk or dawn time then you can see a lot of fireflies twinkling around you. Overall Rajmachi night trek experience is unique and unforgettable. When you wake up at the campsite the view is quite amazing.


About Rajmachi :

Rajmachi Fort is one of the many historical forts in the rugged hills of Sahyadri Mountains (Western Ghats). It consists of two twin fortresses Shriwardhan Ballekilla and Manaranjan Balekilla, with a wide machi (plateau) surrounding the two Balekillas. Udhewadi is a small village of about 22 houses situated on the machi, at the southern foot of 

Manaranjan Balekilla of Rajmachi Fort.


About Fireflies :

Initial Monsoon climate is the ideal period for fireflies and glow-worms for mating and in pursuit of the mate, hundreds of fireflies gather together on a tree displaying their bio-luminescent lights in the dark nights. Dense forests are just the perfect place for these twinkling creatures for this kind of ritual and this is the exact time when we can experience synchronous twinkling of hundreds of fireflies one of the most beautiful phenomena in nature. Experience doesn't need any explanation its phenomenon and visuals leave you with moments to cherish for a lifetime. 


Detailed Itinerary:


Day 1 (09 June 2018) :

(NOTE - Catch 12125 PRAGATI EXPRESS Departing from CSTM at 04:25 PM)

  • 07:00 PM - Meet LiveB4YouDie team at Lonavala station.
  • 07:30 PM - Travel by jeep with some new
  • experience
  • 8:35 PM - Reach the car drop point.
  • 08:45 PM - Start the Trek towards Base village with Cashing Fireflies on the way.(It's a simple 2hours walk)
  • 10:30 PM - Reach Rajmachi Village
  • 11:00 PM - Dinner
  • 11:30 PM - Enjoy the glimpse of Fireflies, Sing
  • Songs & Go to Sleep.


DAY 02 (10 June 2018 )

  • 06:00 AM - Wake Up.
  • 07:00 AM - Tie your shoelaces and start the trek.
  • 08:30 AM - Reach base village.
  • 08:30 AM - Breakfast time.
  • 09:00 AM - Depart for Lonavala.
  • 12:00 PM - Reach Lonavala. Off to Mumbai.

Travel Help [Train Schedule]



Departing from CSTM at 04:25 PM

  •  04:25 PM CSTM
  •  04:37 PM Dadar
  •  04:54 PM Thane
  •  05:29 PM Panvel
  •  06:07 PM Karjat
  •  06:48 PM Lonavala.


  • Lonavala to Lonavala Transport 
  • Dinner Veg & Non-Veg 
  • Breakfast, Tea
  • Stay in Rooms 
  • Guide & Expertise Charges
  • Fort Entry fees 


  • Extra meals cold drinks.
  • Sunday lunch
  • Train tickets to Lonavala and backwater bottles
  • Anything not mentioned above under INCLUSIONS.
  • Confirmation only after full payment on a first come first serve basis.
  • So please register at the earliest and book your tents in advance.
  • Booking is non-refundable
  • Note: Entry will be confirmed only after the full payment.

Things to carry :

  • Identity Proof
  • Bottle of Water (at least 2 liters)
  • Power-Bank
  • Ready to eat food like plum cakes, dry fruits, etc.
  • Torch
  • Carry blanket / (Carpets would be provided with the tents) Jackets and woolens as it would get cold in the evening and morning.
  • Cap, Camera
  • Good Trekking shoes
  • Personal care stuff, ORS, medicines which you require usually
  • A haversack to put all the things in, please do not carry sling bags or jholas.

Rules :

  • Trek leaders decisions will be final and binding. 
  • Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
  • The team reserves all the right to change/deviate/ cancel the plans without prior notice.


  • Due to unforeseen circumstances (eg. bad weather), the event MAY be called off. In which you will receive your entire refund paid to LiveB4YouDie.
  • Firefly sightings are dependant on weather conditions. Ideally, this is the best time to sight them. However, we do not take responsibility for low firefly sightings.
  • Avoid carrying heavy weight backpack for this trek. Keep everything covered in a plastic bag as there can be chances of raining.
  • The food provided would be a simple village food
  • This is a budget nature trip. The facilities available at the location are minimal. 
  • The itinerary is indicative only. A circumstantial delay can be expected on the day. Please make post trip plans after adding a buffer accordingly
  • Basic Washroom facility (Indian Toilets) available at the Fort, its Trekking, not a leisure trip so one needs to prepare themselves accordingly.
  • We won't allow any traveler to reach at the base Village by their own vehicle, as the route is complicated and it creates too much of chaos, we want a smooth and super happening trip.
  • You can come till the meeting point in your own vehicle and park it there and join our transport from their itself.
  • Please go through the complete itinerary, we won't entertain any request of leaving early from the event. Its a group event, not a customized one, so please adhere to the schedule and take back lovely memories.
  • No refund once registered.

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Organizer Reviews 3.2 (20)
Reviews for Organizer 3.2
Firstly, if you are planning for the monsoon treks around the season, they are gonna be a good experience because the weather is awesome. If you are taking the help of an events organizer, you want them to add to the experience rather than making you feel annoyed even admist the pleasant surroundings. Live before you die is a poor organizer of Kalsubai trek and it is better to avoid them. Both the trek leaders Smit and Kaustubh were lacking in experience of leading a trek. I have done treks previously on my own as well as with event organisers but this one with Live before you die was one of the worst experiences I have had. Both the trek leaders had no value for time and from the start itself were not at all bothered to go as per the plan. We finally left at 7 pm against the plan of 4 pm and it would have been even more late if left up to the organziers. There was even no proper planning to have the size of the group equal to the capacity of bus and last minute adjustments were being made. The same was an issue while return as well. Both the trek leaders failed to help the group in crucial moments of ascent as well as descent during the trek and people were doing it on their own. The trek isn't hard but rain had made the tracks very slippery. I have saved the worst part for last. The trek leaders instead of letting the group sleep the night before in the bus played music throughout with singing and antakshiri which made it more of a picnic and was evident in how some of the people not being able to handle the strain tge next day because of lack of sleep. There are other pointers as well but I guess I would have made myself clear. Please go to Kalsubai trek but not with Live before you die. - by Abishake Koul for Monsoon Special Trek To Mt. Kalsubai organized by Live Before You Die .

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