RAC – Most Awaited Lonavala to Bhimashankar (Lobhi) Trek on 1st & 2nd October 2016.
Lonavala to Bhimashankar is arguably the best back-country trek in the Sahyadri range. The route passes through deep wild rain-forest, head-high bushes, lost-and-found trails, small rivulets, remote tribal villages, eerie temples, green meadows, hidden waterfalls and a plateau of flowers.
You explore the best features of the Sahyadri range on this trek. Green gorges, distant villages, countless tunnels and occasional waterfalls – Indian countryside at its best. The valley of flowers of Maharashtra.
The Lonavala Bhimashankar Trek route passes through deep wild rain-forest, head-high bushes, lost-and-found trails, small rivulets, remote tribal villages, eerie temples, green meadows, hidden waterfalls and a plateau of flowers. Due to the remoteness of the Bhimashankar Wildlife sanctuary, there are a few tribal villages where life still revolves primarily around hunting, gathering, and subsistence agriculture. The. You explore the best features of the Sahyadri range on this trek. The Bhima River originates from Bhimashankar hill and passes through the deepest part of the forest. It attracts abundant wildlife, as there is no other water source around. This old trade route will not only test your potential & endurance but also check your patience. Once in lifetime experience!
Detail Itinerary: -
Day 1: Saturday, 1st October 2016
· 01:00 am: Meeting point : Lonavala Station, Platform no. 1, Near ticket window,
· 01:15 am: Start our trek from Lonavala,
· 06:00 am: Breakfast (Thepla, Maggy, Bread-Jam & Tea)
· 07:00 am: Start trek
· 02:00 pm: Lunch Enroute
· 05:00 pm: Reach Padharwadi,Dinner and stay
Day 2: Sunday, 18th Sept 16
· 06:00 am: Wake up
· 06:30 am: Breakfast
· 07:30 am: Start trekking
· 12:30 pm: Lunch break,
· 02:30 pm: Reach Bhimashankar, Visit Temple
Trek will be officially over at Bhimashankar. From here you can opt for Bus to Pune / Mumbai or you can trek down to Khandas (Karjat Side).
03:30 pm: Start descend via Sheedi ghat till Khandas
09:00 pm: Reach Karjat
(Note: As from Bhimashankar direct ST buses are available, so descend via Sheedi ghat is optional for participants)
Things To Be Carry: -
1. Identity proof(Must)
2. Lunch for Day 1(Must)
3. Fruits, Biscuits, Plum cakes, Dry Snacks, Chocolates, Health Drinks etc
4. 3 ltrs of water, (Must)
5. Candles and TORCH with extra batteries (Must)
6. Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
7. 2-3 bunch of papers
8. Bedding / Sleeping Bag (must)
10. Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks, Extra pair of floaters
11. Camera (Optional)
12. Cap, Skarf etc.
13. Medicine those if you require usually
· A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking. (Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)
· Keep space for 1 kg in your bag as load distribution will be done.
It might be raining, so pack your bag accordingly to save them from getting wet
Fees: - TTMM Basis + 300 RAC Charges.
Inclusion: 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 2 Evening refreshment and Khandas to Karjat travel.
Mobile no. Suhas Patil: - 7276871749 (if call not answered please put an msg)
Roshan Nainani: - 9860625491
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Heavy rains are expected so please double pack your valuables to save them from getting wet. Wear good trekking shoes. Due to the monsoon season and various rock patches in this route, we recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. This trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.iii