Come on, let us not laze around this weekend. Let's make a move out of our comfort zones - Let's do something different this weekend - Let's Breathe in some Fresh Air, Feel the Heavenly Breeze & the Warm Sunshine, Let's Hear those melodious Birds and admire the lovely valleys, Let's forge new Friendships and experience the humble life of a villager!
Hello Friends, we at OUR NEXT TREK invite you all to join us as we explore a beautiful trek route to Matheran on 28th March 2014 (Saturday).
Some Info about the Trek:
Matheran as you all know is a popular hill station near Mumbai. You may have visited it numerous times as a tourist. But now, we bring you this amazing opportunity of experiencing the beauty of this hill, as a trekker.
Registrations strictly by phone call only!
Travel will be by local transport / private vehicles.
No. Of Seats: Max 20 participants.
Cost Rs. 350/- (includes Trek charges, Breakfast, evening tea/juice, travel between Panvel and base village)
Tentative Trek Plan:
Assembly: At Panvel Rly Station at 6:45 am sharp.
We'd be boarding the below train. You may get in at your respective stations and meet us in the train itself. Please purchase return tickets on your own.
Panvel Slow train timing: http://www.mumbailifeline.com/train_info.php?sel_route=harbour&train=PL+15
After meeting at Panvel station, we will have some breakfast and start journey for base village Dhodhani by ST Bus.
** If you miss the bus, you miss the trek! **
After an introduction session, we shall start the trek. Reach Matheran top by lunchtime (approx 12pm).
Have lunch, rest, play games, explore nature and enjoy the views. Descend to Dhodhani by 4pm. Take next available bus for Panvel.
** Trek Ends **
Some Trek Rules:
Climbing the Mountain is definitely an enjoyable adventure, provided we all follow some discipline. One must follow these basic rules strictly so that the outing can be enjoyed in a safe way:
1] Mountains are a place of abundant natural beauty. Hence, it is our duty to keep the place free of garbage. So do not litter. One is expected to dump all wrappers/chewing gums/etc in his/her own bag. In fact it would not be a bad idea to clear any plastic wrapper/bottle lying on the trekking path. A separate pouch/plastic bag must be carried for this purpose.
2] Trekking is a healthy habit. So Smoking has to be strictly prohibited. Consumption of alcohol/drugs is also banned. Avoid spitting Paan/Gutkha. Who would want to have such addictions when the beauty of nature is itself intoxicating!
3] Care should be taken so as not to harm the natural surroundings including trees, plants and animals in any manner whatsoever. Even they feel the pain just as we humans do. Value Life!
4] Learn to detach yourself from the city life and be one with Nature. Don't disturb the peaceful environment of the hills by making unnecessary noises or playing loud music - the birds and animals might get scared/provoked. Instead Listen to the call of the Mountain - Listen To Your HeartBeat ♥ :)
5] Most of the hills and valleys are an integral part of our history. It is a treasure, which we are duty bound to preserve for our future generations. Therefore, defacing/damaging historical monuments/temples and indulging in Graffiti is strongly discouraged.
6] Respect the local people and villagers. They are kind and helpful. While on the trekking path, always make way for the villagers first. It is quite a humbling experience to know about hardships faced by the villagers living in different parts of the Sahyadri mountains. Even then, most of the villagers will host you gracefully when you happen to visit their small homes.
7] Apart from the general fun and sense of adventure that Trekking provides, it is also aimed at increasing self-confidence, build unity among participants and create long lasting friendships. Hence, while trekking, it is very important to be a Team that stays united throughout.
Things you should carry (COMPULSORY):
1) Identity Proof.
2) Double shouldered bag.
3) Trekking shoes with rubber soles (must be in good condition) Carry extra laces.
4) Water (at least 2-3 litres)
5) Wear Full length track-pants & full sleeves Shirt (to protect from insects, thorns, cold and sunburn)
6) LUNCH (add some fruits - that will be refreshing)
7) Cap / Hat.
8) Torch / Headlamp with extra batteries.
9) Small plastic bag to dump wrappers etc.
Extra pair of clothes/flip-flops to put on after the trek is over (recommended), Camera, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, personal Medicines.
It is important to have a basic level of physical fitness to ensure a happy time during the trek.
Avoid Jeans, belts, sling bags as it is important to walk freely while trekking.
Shorts and sleeveless are strictly NOT allowed.
Avoid bringing costly gadgets/devices and valuables like jewellery etc. Carry only sufficient cash.
Try to keep the weight of your bag as less as possible.
Wrap your belongings in plastic to protect them from dust and/or rains.
Lastly, leave a brief note about your trekking plan at home.
We hope you don’t miss this amazing opportunity. So come, let’s enjoy nature together. Be there to experience it yourself!
For any queries, feel free to Contact us:
Parin H Shah (9869173138)
OUR NEXT TREK (facebook group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/718017658265543
Trek Schedule: http://trekparin.blogspot.in/p/blog-page_26.html
Past Trek Events: http://trekparin.blogspot.in/p/previous-treks.html
Disclaimer: While utmost care will be taken by the organisers, all participants shall be responsible for their own safety and belongings. Organisers will not be responsible for any injury, casualty or any other untoward incident. Decision of the trek leader shall be final and binding on all participants.