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Overnight Monsoon Trek to Bhimashankar
Event date: 23rd July 2016
The temple of Bhimashankar is around 1200 – 1400 years old and is built on the Hemad Panthi style. There are very beautiful sculptures and paintings on the roof and pillars of the temple. In the outer corridor of the temple we can see a sculpture of the god seated on a throne accompanied by his pallbearers holding an umbrella over his head. At the front of the temple hangs a huge metal bell cast in 1729. There is also a 15-20 feet high “Deepmala” or lamppost in the outer corridor of the temple. There is also an inscription on stone on this lamppost. It is to be noted that the original name of the river Chandrabhaga at Pandharpur is Bhima. This Bhima River originates at Bhimashankar.
Gupt Bhimashankar :
There is a water stream route going down from the left of the Ram temple. Taking that route, we enter a thick jungle. We reach a temple around 25 minutes through this route. A route going toward the waterfall, left of this temple, leads to the “water sculpted” “Shiva Linga” under this waterfall. This is called the Gupt Bhimashankar. There is a huge waterfall at this place during the monsoons.
Nagphani Peak :
We reach a pond when we climb towards Bhimashankar from the Ghat. The route going towards the right, from this pond, takes us to the Hanuman temple. The route going up through this route leads to the Nagphani. We can have a view of the forts of Peth and Padhar and the plateaus of Peth and Matheran. We can remember the poem composed by the famous “Samarth” Ramdas, the lover of natural beauty, when we see such beauty around.
Minimum Participants – 5
Maximum Participants -25
Last day of registration 21st July 2016
Starting & Meeting point: 22th July 2016 CST station @ 11:30pm, 23rd July 2016: Karjat Station @ 03:50am
03:00am: Reach Karjat Station & start journey towards base village by local transport.
04:30am: Reach base village freshen up & have breakfast.
05:30 am: Start the trek towards Bhimashankar via Shidi Ghat.
07:00 am: Reach the 1st Ladder.
08:30 am: Cross the last 3rd ladder.
09:00 am: Take a break to enjoy the scenic waterfall.
10:00 am: Tea & refreshments at Padarwadi.
10:30 am: Trek resume towards Bhimashankar.
01:00 pm: Reach Bhimashankar.
02:00 pm: After relaxing, freshening up & dumping bags Bhimashankar Temple Darshan.
03:00 pm: Lunch
04:00 pm: Off to visit Gupt Bhimashankar
04:30 pm: Reach Gupt Bhimashankar & explore & capture beautiful moments.
05:00 pm: Leave from Gupt Bhimashankar.
05:30 pm: Reach campsite and rest for the day.
07:30 pm: Experience Sharing & Fun Games.
08:30 pm: Dinner
09:30 pm: Good night & Sweet Dreams..
06:00 am: Good Morning
07:00 am: Tea & Breakfast
07:45 am: Off to visit the Nagphani Peak.
08:45 am: Reach Nagphani Peak , explore & capture scenic beautiful moments.
09:30 am: Return Journey to campsite & light refreshments.
10:15 am: Start descend from Bhimashankar via Ganesh Ghat.
11:30 pm: Reach Padarwadi, and have tea
12:30 pm: Resume descend via Ganesh Ghat.
02:00 pm: Reach Khandas , have lunch & freshen up.
03:00 pm: Start Journey towards Karjat Station
04:30 pm: Reach Karjat Station.
08:00 pm: Reach Mumbai & conclude with beautiful memories.
Must things to carry:-
* One photo ID proof
* Minimum 2.5 liters water.
* Dry snacks (cake, biscuits etc).
* Personal medicine if any
* Good comfortable sport shoes
* A good backpack to accommodate the above.
* Towel / Napkin (must)
* Extra pair of clothes
* Caps / Hats / Sunglasses (optional)
*Avoid wearing half sleeve/ sleeveless t shirts & short pants.
*Torch with extra batteries
* Sleeping bags, Mats, bed sheet optional
* Newspapers & Dustbin bags..
Cost: - Rs: 1600/- per head
Advance: Rs. 1000/- for confirmation.
Balance: Rs. 600/- at meeting point.
50% of advance amount will be refunded on cancellation done on or before 21st July 2016. No refund will be entertained after that.
Bank Name: ICICI Bank
Bank Branch: Nariman Point
Account No: 000401725936
Account Type: Savings Bank Account
Account Name: Vaibhav Gurav
IFSC Code: ICIC0000004
Once the payment is done please send us the transaction reference number, participant name, contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Transportation from Karjat to Khandus & back by local transport
* 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Evening tea & Snacks and 1 Dinner.
* Hidden Trekkers Expertise Charges.
For confirmation, registration & enquiries
9870204950, 8828079732, 9870796493
Things we don’t tolerate:
* Consumption of Alcohol & drugs.
* Misbehavior with opposite gender.
We don’t take ownership of your personal belongings & valuable items.
*It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking exploration. Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments.