This is one of the tough range treks, as distance needs to be covered is close to 75 km. It’s an ancient trade route. It is an old trade route where in some parts you can actually see the old built route with the help of stone.
This is an awesome trek giving us chance to enjoy each and every feature of Sahyadri weather those are steep falls to Konkan, huge plateaus or dense forest .Also you will enjoy the enormous flowers and butterflies. This trek is an amazing beauty beyond camera one has to feel and experience.
This old trade route will not only test your potential & endurance but also check your patience…. Once in lifetime experience!
Itinerary of the event:
Day 1: Saturday, 1st Oct 16
01:15 am: Meeting point : Lonavala Station, Platform no. 1, Near ticket window,
(As it is difficult to accommodate 15-20 people in a train as all the trains get full at CST itself it is advised to the participants to look after travelling part till Lonavala.
Mumbai People can reserve their seats in Mahalaxmi Exp/Siddheshwar Exp
Pune people can opt for Train / bus anytime
01:30 am: Start our trek from Lonavala,
06:00 am: Breakfast (Thepla & Tea)
07:00 am: Start trek
02:00 pm: Lunch Enroute
05:00 pm: Reach Padaryachi Wadi
Dinner and stay
Day 2: Sunday, 2nd Oct 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,
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)
Bedding / Sleeping Bag (must)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks, Extra pair of floaters
Cap, Skarf etc.
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.
Food while Trek (Except Lunch on Day 1)
Accommodation (Mostly Dorm or Basic Village homestay)
Travel from Khandas to Karjat (If descended from Karjat side)
Train Travelling charges
Food during the train journey
Mineral Water and Soft Drinks charges
Any other personal expences
Anything which is not mentioned in the cost includes