TREKSANDTRAILS, INDIA: One day trek to Matheran via Garbett plateau 31 Jan 2016

Introduction and Event Summary:
Difficulty Level: Medium Level
Endurance Level: High
Food Arrangement: Need to carry pack lunch and personal water bottle.
Transport: Shared cab /taxi/ jeep are available from Dasturi Naka
Height of Garbett point: 2625 ft approx.
Base Village: Diksal
District: Thane
Region: Matheran
Route from Pune: Pune - Lonavala - Bhivpuri
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Bhivpuri
Distance from Mumbai: 85 km approx.
Distance from Pune: 115 km approx
Total time required for climbing: 7 hours approx for the entire trek.
Total distance for climbing: 8 km
Minimum participants required: 10
Maximum participants 50
Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar
Duration: One day
Cost: Rs 500.00 

About Matheran:
The climate of Matheran is very cool. The most unforgettable things about Matheran are deep forest and the waterfalls nearby, especially in rainy season. The beauty of the hill station gets doubled in monsoon. Matheran is truly 'The Best hill station in Maharashtra.
Matheran beautifully covers an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadris. This lovely spot was discovered in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the collector of Thane district. Garbett point is located on South-west side of Matheran with grand view of the plateau.

Train Timing - CST - Karjat Fast Local (recommended)

Note: Participants are requested to purchase a return ticket till Bhivpuri by their own.

Event details: Meeting point: Bhivpuri Station at 8.00 am
Breakfast at Bhivpuri.
08:30Start trek at around
13:30Reach Garbett Plateau - Have Lunch @ Garbett Plateau 
14:30Leave for Matheran
16:30Reach Matheran and proceed towards Dasturi Naka.
17:45Take Taxi Till Neral Station
18:00Reach Neral Station
21:30Reaching Mumbai (subjective)

Cost Includes: Travelling from Bhivpuri to Neral (Including Neral Taxi Fare)
1 veg breakfast and Expertise charges, TreksandTrails, India chrages if any.

Cost Excludes:
All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered. Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc. Any kind of personal expenses. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather. Lunch on day one not included.

How to make a payment?
For registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 500.00 per person in the given a/c
State Bank of India Account No: 32248535175
In the Name of Mr. Rajesh Mhaddalkar
Account: Savings
IFSC Code: SBIN0014771

Visit: http: use your debit or credit card to make a payment
No beneficiary account to be set up, its easy, quick and secured. Once payment is done, please send an email to connect@treksandtrails.orgwith Transaction ID, Participant Name, email ID, mobile phone number, emergency contact number.

What's in it for me?
- Adventure
- Photography
- Offbeat trek

Missing any items from the recommended things to carry?
Call us and we shall help you in getting the best cameras, zoom lenses, telephoto lenses on hire (hire charges to be paid by the participants separately).

Things to carry
Haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. Extra Pair of clothes. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Electoral or GluconD powder. Personal medicines. Sun protection cap, goggles, some ready to eat food like plumb cake, biscuit, fruits. Torch with spare set of batteries, Light weight towel. Extra set of clothes. A sweater *** LUNCH for day one *** 

TreksandTrails, India rules:
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags. 

What to wear for this trek?
Cotton t-shirts, full sleeves recommended. Full-length trousers or track pants. Wear dry fit if possible.

Cancellation Policy:
50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.

We would like to hear from you - call:
Rajesh Mhaddalkar: +919869629288 / +919768341848
Muhammed Yahya Virani +919768143706 / +919970043706

Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile:
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.
Wear good trekking shoes. 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. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.