PARVAT BUDDIES: Summer Trek & Night Camping on 14-15th May 2016.


It is summertime, folks – time to take out your rucksack and trekking shoes! How about a small escapade, away from the city’s pollution and heat? Keeping in mind the hot weather, we have designed a trek cum camping plan for you, which will not only help you enjoy the serenity of the mountains, but also test your physical abilities.


What to experience?

  • ·         the unmatched joy of climbing up the mountain
  • ·         the beauty of a setting sun
  • ·         the tranquility of a walk in the woods
  • ·         the amazing feeling of spending the night on the mountain under the starry sky
  • ·         the joy of befriending like-minded souls

Travel will be by local trains / public transport.

Grade: Moderate.



Registration Process:

No. Of Seats: Max 20 participants only (First cum First Serve Basis).

Last Date for registrations & payment: 12th May 2016 (Thursday).

Cost (non-refundable): Rs. 500/- [Rs. 600/- for spot payment]


Travel from Panvel to base village, evening beverage/juice, 1 Veg. Breakfast, Travel from Matheran to Neral, Trek Guidance.

Exclusions: Dinner, packaged drinking water.


Registrations strictly by phone call only!


Your seat will be booked only when we receive complete participant details along with the confirmation (transaction id/screenshot) of the online payment. Please call on the below-mentioned number to know the Bank Details for Funds Transfer.


Merely clicking on ‘going’ will not be considered at all J



Tentative Trek Plan:

Assembly: At Panvel Railway Station @ 02:45 pm sharp on Saturday, 14th May 2016.


(Panvel can be reached by train via the Harbour Line or one can take a ST bus / NMMT bus from Dadar)


** We won’t be waiting for latecomers **

1530 hrs: Journey from Panvel to base village by public transport.

1630 hrs: We start our trek (~3hrs) after a round of introductions and warm-up.


Enjoy the sunset as we reach the top. Set up tents*, have dinner (to be carried by the participant).


2300 hrs: Time to hit the sack after an enjoyable evening with friends.


Sunday, 15th May 2016 @ 0600 hrs: Wake up to the chirping of the melodious birds and the positive rays of the sun. Go for a nice walk or a jog in the woods.

0800 hrs: Pack up and proceed to have breakfast in the market. After breakfast, we travel from Matheran to Neral and catch the next available local train for Mumbai.


** 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 (must be in good condition) Carry extra laces.

4) WATER (at least 4 litres)

5) Wear Full length track-pants & full sleeves Shirt (to protect oneself from insects, thorns, and sunburn)


7) CAP / HAT, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion.

8) TORCH / Headlamp with extra batteries.

9) Sleeping Bag and Carry Mat (or a lightweight bedding and shawl)

10) Small plastic bag to dump wrappers etc.


Optional (recommended):

·                     Extra pair of clothes/flip-flops to put on after the trek is over.

·                     Trekking pole.

·                     Camera.

·                     Personal Medicines.




v  Trekking is a demanding physical activity and should NOT be confused with picnic.

v  It is important to be in good health and to have a basic level of physical fitness to ensure a happy time during the trek. Consult your doctor before joining the trek if you’re suffering from any ailment/injury.

v  Avoid Jeans/Belts/Sling bags as it is important to walk freely while trekking. Shorts, 3/4ths and Sleeveless tops are strictly NOT allowed.

v  Avoid bringing costly gadgets/devices and valuables like jewellery etc. Carry only sufficient cash.

v  Try to keep the weight of your bag as less as possible.

v  Wrap your belongings in plastic to protect them from dust and/or rains.

v  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)


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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.

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