“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”― Jack Kerouac This monsoon season CarvanTrips would like to share the beauty of trekking with everyone, and that is the reason we have tailored few lovely easy level introductory treks suitable to be taken up by both old and young. Come join us as we get ready in our hiking shoes, all set to tick off these trekking destinations off our bucket list.
Matheran is not just a hill station, but a range of mountains. Road and rail line are the 2 ways to reach Matheran hill station. But there is also one more way to reach the hill station and that is on foot by climbing the mountain!
There are several routes to climb, one such route starts from the back side of this range. The best part about this route is the view of a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains from all sides, well hidden from the tourist crowd, and can be seen only by the trekkers!
After climbing for an hour, a huge plateau opens up to the panoramic views of the surroundings. This plateau is known as Garbet Plateau. In the end, you are rewarded with a waterfall! Do jump in for a relaxing dip. Maharashtra, is blessed with the beautiful ranges of the Sahyadris. The UNESCO declared world heritage site is rich in both Flora and Fauna. After the onset of the monsoons, the sight becomes truly
breathtaking, the moist canopies make room for the winds to hurl in, and the opening to the valleys and forts gets covered by wild flowers, clouds descend to the surface to blanket the earth. The freshness in the atmosphere almost guts you to realization that sometimes it is necessary to escape from our concrete confined walls, out trekking in the lap of nature’s unperturbed beauty still untouched by man.
Date – 30th July
Meeting place – Ticket counter, Bhivpuri Railway station
Time – 7:00 AM
Difficulty – Easy (check below for understanding difficulty level)
Charges: Rs. 1000/- per person
Includes: Breakfast and Transportation from Bhivpuri Railway to base village and back and expertise charges.
Excluded: Anything not mentioned above.
Contact: Carvan Trips –8976949403, 9920555809
Register yourself by paying online through our website - http://carvantrips.com/package/Introduction-to-trekking-to-Matheran-via-Garbet-point
07:00 AM – Meet at Bhivpuri station
07:15 AM – Move towards the base of trek and have a small briefing session
07:30 AM – Start the trek
09:00 AM – Reach at the top and explore the plateau
10:30 AM – Start descending
12:00 PM – Reach at the base and enjoy the waterfall
01.30 PM – Have lunch and return back
Things to wear:
Full/ Half sleeve T-shirt with stretchable Gym Pants/ Yoga/ Track pants/ Shorts. Please DO NOT WEAR Denims or formals.
Good Quality Trekking/ Hiking shoes Compulsory (Floaters and Sandals are not allowed) or a comfortable pair of sport shoes with a good grip. Please don’t wear formal/ casual/ leather shoes & please ensure the shoes are of good quality & not old as to avoid wear & tear, especially of the shoe sole, during the trek.
Wind cheater/ Water proof Jacket
Things to be carried by you:
1. Water (2 Liters) Compulsory
2. Food (Dry Snacks, Biscuits, Theplas, Parathas), Plum cakes, Fruits (Banana) for the Summit
3. Personal First Aid Kit
4. Cap, goggles, sunscreen etc.
5. Electral powder / Glucon D / Tang
6. A backpack to carry everything (No handbags or jholas)
7. Personal Sanitary Kit
8. Extra Pair of Clothes and socks
9. A light pair of slippers in the bag (for post trek).
Avoid carrying heavy weight backpack for this trek. Keep everything covered in a plastic bag as there are high chances of raining.
The food provided would be simple village food
*I will be trekking for the first time/ after a long time, how do I prepare for it?
Walk for 5 kms (non-stop), 1 week before the trek
Run for 2 kms (non-stop), 2 days before the trek
Rest one day prior to the Trek, eat well the night before and don’t consume any Alcohol
How to reach
For people coming by train –
Catch a Karjat bound train starting from CST. Here is the time table (You miss the train, you miss the trek!)
04:48 AM – CST
05:06 AM – Dadar
05:22 AM – Ghatkopar
05:43 AM – Thane
06:57 AM – Bhivpuri Road
Terms and Conditions of Service (TACS)
You (“The user”) understands that there are inherent risks of the services which may or may not be directly provided by Carvan Trips (“Us”/ “The Company”) in which the user may engage. The user confirms that they are physically and mentally capable of availing the service. The users’ participation is voluntary and the user shall under no circumstance hold Carvan Trips responsible for any injury, accidents, illness and damage to or loss of personal property as the result of any incident or accident that may occur during the period of service. The conduct and behavior of the user should not cause distress or harm to anyone including other user members, Carvan Trips’ staff, service providers etc; in which case we/ service providers reserve the right to ask you to immediately leave, or in certain circumstances, hand you over to the appropriate authorities, in which case the financial liability would be of the user. If for any reason the user wishes to abruptly end the trip before its scheduled completion, or is unable to participate due to being unfit, we will not be responsible to provide any refund and the financial liability for making any alternate arrangements would be of the user. The user is responsible to follow the instructions of the leader/ service provider and the user has to bear all the expenses which may arise in case for medical exigency or any emergency condition. Cuts, bruises and minor injuries are normal for an adventure activity. First aid kit is provided and the coordinators are trained to respond in such situations. Carvan trips takes all the reasonable steps to provide basic safety required for the particular activity. During the trip, the trip leader’s decision will be final decision, whatsoever. Carvan trips hold the rights to change the itinerary or even cancel the activity in case of any unexpected change in weather or other unpredicted situations occur that are beyond our control. Carvan trips will not be liable for any costs such as travel or accommodation incurred by the participant in such circumstances. All activities are described as accurately as possible, however, the exact arrangements may differ slightly on any given day. Photographs are used for representation purpose and should be taken as a guide only. It is mandatory to disclose any personal medical conditions so that prior arrangements can be made. Carvan trips do not hold any responsibility for the outcome of any undisclosed medical condition during the trip. Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited during the nature treks.
If participants are found violating the rules, Carvan trips reserve all the rights to remove the participant from the group. In such situation, no refund shall be provided.
For a detailed cancellation policy, please visit our website - http://carvantrips.com/page/cancellation-policy