SPR Giriratna Hikers Independence Day Special 2 day

Monsoon Trek to Mystic Bhimashankar via Ladder Route on 14th-15th Aug 2016



Type: Hill
Height: 3500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium (5. hrs trek)
Base Village: Khandas

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 Wildlife 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.

Meeting Point For Mumbai /Pune People : On 14th Aug Sunday Morning @Karjat 8AM at west side ticket counter.
Mumbai people Get into second boggy from Karjat side S7 train 
CST 5:41 ,Dadar 5:58 ,Thane 6:35 ,kalyan 7:07 , Karjat 8:6
Pune People : SInhagad Express Pune 6:5Am Karjat 7:58)
The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Day 1:
Breakfast @ Karjat.
Reach Base village Khandas by Private Vehicle at 10am.
Start the Trek by 10.30am
Lunch enroute
Reach Top by 3 pm
Visit Gupt Bhimashankar; Dinner & Stay
Day 2:
Visit Nagphani
Start Descend.
Reach Base Village Khandas
Reach Karjat by Public Transport
evening refreshments
we will be reaching Mumbai by 9.30pm to 10.00pm tentatively.
The charges for the event is Rs 1350/- per head, which includes
Travelling from Karjat till Karjat, 
Overnight stay,
Sunday Morning Breakfast ,
Evening Refreshment , 
Sunday Dinner 
Next day Breakfast and Lunch 
SPR Expertise/Trekking Guide.
1. Any kind of personal expenses. 
2. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
For confirmation of registration you need to deposit the advance amount of INR 1350  per head into the following account.

The amount is to be deposited in the following account.
Name: Rajendra Jadhav
Bank: HDFC Ltd.
Account No: 50100091005091
IFSC code: HDFC0000814
Branch : Thane Ghodbander Road
Mail id:

Registrations are done only on phone calls and will be confirmed only after the receipt of advance
Once payment is done, please send an email to with Transaction ID , Participant Name , Email ID , Cell Number.
Things to be carried:
Identity proof.

Lunch for Sunday
A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

It’s raining these days, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given below:
Shilpa 9920360336
Rajendra : 9769641488
Terms And Conditions
• It is up to the individual to arrange their own holiday / accident insurance & each adult would be asked to sign a liability waiver.
SPR/Giriratna Hikers hold the right to change the venue, or date, of the event.

• Event may be cancelled or postponed due to natural calamity, any system error.

• In case event place or venue is changed, SPR/Giriratna Hikers will notify same to participants by phone, web and Face book, no change in costing will be charged.

• In case of cancellation of event by SPR/Giriratna Hikers, money will be returned to those who have enrolled (without any cutting)

• All our treks are Eco-friendly treks. Kindly take care of nature. Smoking and Drinking alcohol during trek is strictly prohibited, in case anyone found during tour/trek that will be expelled from trek/tour without refund. 

SPR/Giriratna Hikers is not liable in any way whatsoever for any injury or loss (including any indirect or consequential loss) of any kind to person or property suffered by any participant whether by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent of SPR/Giriratna Hikers.