Nomadic Journeys >> The Weekend Nomad >> Lakeside Camping

Grade: Medium


Activities: Trekking & Camping.


Best Season: November to March 

Day 1 : Dadar to Jawahar Village

06:30 Hrs – Report at Dadar T.T (Outside Metro Shoe Shop)

06:45 Hrs
- Depart for Lonavala. Breakfast en-route ( Packed idli chattni )

10:00 Hrs
- Reach the base &
after a short briefing start our trek to Valvan Lake.

12:00 Hrs
- Approx time to reach the base & set up your campsite as per the instructions given to you.

13:00 Hrs
- Self cooking - Lunch - Instant Noodles + MTR ( Uppma ) + Fruit ( Orange )

15:00 Hrs -
 Collect dry wood to enjoy campfire at night.

16:30 Hrs -
Do it your self - Tea time ( Premixed tea or coffee + biscuits )

19:00 Hrs
- Self cooking - Dinner - MTR ( Veg Pulao ) + Fruit ( Orange )

20:15 Hrs
- Campfire
& hot chocolate drink

22:00 Hrs
- Good night.
Day 2 : Jahwar Village to Dadar

06:30 Hrs - Wake-up .


07:00 Hrs - Do it your self  - Breakfast. ( Bread & Cheese slice with premixed tea or coffee )


08:00 Hrs - Quick dip in the lake & trek back to the base.


11:00 Hrs - Reach the base & depart for Bombay.


13:00 Hrs - Lunch en-route at a hotel on the Highway.


16:00 Hrs - Approx time of arrival at Dadar.
Enjoy Lakeside Camping at Valvan Lake & also pick up a few camping tips like how to select a good camping spot & set up a campsite, quick camp cooking, cat hygiene, proper resource management, responsible use of fire, using a ferrocerium rod, etc...

1)   Road
Mumbai To Mumbai
Note :

Cost per person: Rs.3640/- (minimum 06 participants)
- Valid Indian visa is required for all foreigners visiting India
  • Private Non-A/C transport to the base & back   
  • All self-cooking meals as mentioned ( Breakfast / Lunch / Evening tea / Dinner )
  • Accommodation in a alpine tent on multiple sharing basis.
  • All required camping gear. ( Tents / Sleeping Bags / Carry Mats )
  • Services of “The Nomadic Quest” & our Instructors.
  • Any kind of extra meals / drinks ordered. Insurance, Tips, Porters, Phone calls, bottled water, aerated drinks etc.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather, etc…
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the "Cost Includes" column above.
Other Basic points to keep in mind for an enjoyable trip


  • Nature is fun to explore but not a toy to exploit. Respect its harmony and please do not disrupt the balance needed to retain the beauty and treasures of nature. There will be specific guidelines we will share in order to enable this. Please abide by these.
  • The trip is not a regular excursion exercise with friends and family. It really unlocks the wonderful world of nature and brings alive its magic. Do choose the trip to be nature’s special guest.
  • Like all outdoor trips, even this one requires basic fitness. Also, no one else but you yourself will be responsible for taking care of your personal belongings.
  • Your experience from the trip will depend on a lot of factors such as climatic conditions, your health conditions and the physical terrain.


Disclosures on medical conditions


  • It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval.
  • As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.


Payment, refund and cancellation terms


  • Eligibility for this Outdoor trip is 12 years.
  • We do not have a child rate for our trips unless mentioned.
  • We will try our best to stick to the itinerary of the trip shared with you but bear in mind that factors out of our control may change the schedule.
  • You will be required to make the full payment at the moment you confirm your enrolment for the trip.
  • In case you opt for cancellation, no requests for transfer or postponement will be considered.
  • Cancellation charges will be 100% after confirmation.
  • Please note that ‘The Nomadic Quest’ reserves the right of refusal and the right to cancel any booking (for example when the basic feasible quote of people required to travel has not been met). In such an event, as a participant you will be entitled to a refund.
  • In the event of uncontrollable factors like landslides, avalanche, civil strife, war, transportation delays, etc, it will not be possible to issue refunds but will surely take all necessary steps to co-operate with you in the situation.
  • The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens. Foreigners / NRIs will need to pay extra if and as applicable.


Kindly contact us for any further details and enrolment procedure.
Kit List
  • Wear comfortable full cotton casual top and full cotton trouser.
  • Wear good rubber-soled shoes.

Don’t forget to carry your backpack with:

  • Sunhat & Sun glasses.
  • Sunscreen lotion.  
  • Chocolates and dry fruits as pocket snacks.      
  • Water bottle with water (minimum 3 lts per person, per day)
  • Mess tin or Plate / Spork / Mug, convenient to carry.
  • Pocket knife.
  • Toilet Paper & kit
  • Personal Photo Identity (Compulsory)
  • Personal Medication (if any)
  • Camera with sufficient batteries and memory cards (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • T-shirts, Shirts, Track-pants, Shorts-pants
  • Head lamp or torch with spare batteries. (Compulsory)
  • Mosquito Repellent. (optional)
  • Rain Sheet. ( Poncho - optional  )
  • Wind Stopper. ( Jacket )
  • Floaters. ( Footwear )


Participants will have to carry sleeping bags / carry mats & food packets provided by us in addition to their personal luggage while trekking.

All services as mentioned in the Inclusion.

Tours can be arranged according to the dates convinient to you
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