Bhimashankar via ladder route
Saturday, Aug 02, 2015 to Sunday, (Starting on Aug 01st Night)
Height: Appx 3500 ft
Bhimashankar is one of the 12 Jyotirlings of India, a pilgrimage place approximately 3500 feet high up in the hills. The area around Bhimashankar is covered with thick dense jungle. The Maharashtra Government has also declared it a Sanctuary. The sanctuary is small (only about 100 sq. km’s), but it is home to a wide variety of animals Leopard, Sambar, Barking deer, Porcupines, Grey Junglefowls, Wild pig, Hanuman langur, Rhesus macaque and Flying Squirrel etc. The sanctuary is famous as the home of a highly endangered subspecies of the Indian Giant Squirrel – Shekharu (Ratufa indica elphistoni), which is also the state animal of Maharashtra.
Shiva Temple: 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. 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.
Nagphani: 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.
Journey Details: Catch the last local train for Karjat on Saturday night on 01st August 2015
Then move to ST Stand and rest there. Take the 1st Bus or Rickshaw for Khandas the base village on Sunday morning.
Sunday 02nd August 2015
08:30 Hrs: Khandas (Base Village)
Two Prominent Routes (1) Shidichi Vaat (2) Ganesh Ghat
We will ascend via Shidichi Vaat
08:15 Trek Starts
10:00 Halt & Breakfast time
10:30 Resume Trek
13:00 Descend via Ganesh Ghat
16:45 Leave for by bus / tumtum Karjat
17:45 Reach Karjat and have Tea / Coffee & Breakfast
18:23 Take return train to Mumbai
We will be in Mumbai around 20:30 Hrs - Subjective
Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry:
1. a haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
2. A bottle of water (2.5 ltr).
3. Proper Bedding
4. Rain cheater
5. Camera (Optional).
6. Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, some snacks & biscuits (optional).
7. Torch with extra batteries.
8. Personal medicines & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution, mosquito’s cream.
9. A good trekking shoes.
10. And most important: A sense of adventure.
Important Notification – we should not through the garbage outside, we should carry these stuff and place it at proper abode to dispose it off.
The charges for the trek are Rs. 800/- per head, which includes travelling from Neral to Neral, 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 refreshment and expertise charges. (all other are exclusive except the mentioned)
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A Few rules that all participants must follow:
1. Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in trash box.
2. Do not disturb the flora and fauna. No making pretty bouquets of grabbed flowers and blooms.
3. No feeding and intimidating birds and other animals.
4. Do not destroy/ write on archaeological or historical monuments.
5. Chewing Tobacco, Consumption of Cigarette and Alcohol is strictly not being permitted during the event. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. No REFUND will be provided.
6. The ‘Leader’s’ decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
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