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Hello Vibers,

We at Vibes Outdoor's invite you all for a Two day Trek to Magical Bhimashankar via Ganesh Ghat Route 2-3rd August 2014. Welcome to the land of Shiva, land of Indian Giant Squirrel – Shekharu, a land of sacred flora and fauna,!! with mystical fog and rain as our companions all the way !!
Little Info About the place:-
Type: Hill
Height: 3500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium (4 hrs trek)
Base Village: Khandas
Bhimashankar is one of the 12 Jyotirling's of India, a pilgrimage place approximately 3500 feet high up in the hills. The area around Bhimashankar is covered with thick dense jungle, is 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.
Mesmerizing scenery on the way,- bhimashankar wild life sanctuary!! 
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
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.
 
Detailed Schedule:
Day 1
On 2nd August, Saturday Morning
We will be starting with the second karjat slow local (time table given below)
People may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second boggy from Karjat side)
Catch the following train for Karjat from CST, starts at 06.16 AM
Timings is as follows: Catch the Fast local train for Karjat.
Timings are as follows:
CST-6.16AM
BYCULLA-6.23AM
DADAR-6.30AM
KURLA-6.37AM
GHATKOPAR-6.41AM
THANE-6.56AM
KALYAN-7.16AM
Neral -7.54AM
  Saturday, 2nd August 2014
08.00 Hrs: - Gathering at Neral Rail station
08.30 Hrs: - Introduction, and Info-giving Session, Move to Khandas by public Vehicle
10.00 Hrs: - Reach at Khandas
10.30 Hrs: - Start Ascending towards Bhimashankar Village
13.15 Hrs:-  Lunch
17.00 Hrs:- Reach the top
18:00 Hrs:-  Shiv-Jyotirling Darshan
~Dinner and then some fun and rest ~
Day:-2
Sunday 3rd August, 2014
06:00 Hrs: - Wake up and Refreshments
07.30 Hrs: - Breakfast
08:00 Hrs: - Move towards Nagfani (hoping for incredibly beautiful view of valey)
12:30 Hrs: - Lunch
13:00 Hrs: - Start descending from Ganesh Ghat Route.
18:00 Hrs: - Reach Karjat.,
(Timings may vary ½ hr, with subject to individual’s pace at trek and traffic conditions)
Trek Fees Rs. 1000.00 per Person
This includes
1. Travelling from Karjat to Khandas by public transport, 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner on Day 1,stay @ bhimashankar
2. on day 2, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, travelling from Khandas to Karjat.
Registration and Payment Details :-
Name of Current Acc Holder        :  VIBES OUTDOORS
Bank name                                     :  ICICI
Bank account number                  :  187905500086
Bank branch name and address :  Kalyan Shivaji Chowk Branch
IFSC code for bank                       :  ICIC000187
For any further details contact:
Tushar 9890672593
Deepak 9422682020
Ashwin-9867250271
Things to be carried:
Identity proof.
A Water Bottle (~2-3 Ltrs),
Torch With Extra Battery (Must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Cap(Optional, wrap it in plastic, water proof protection)
Extra Pair of Clothes
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Beddings/Sleeping Mat/sleeping Bag is must.
Good trekking shoes, carry extra pair of shoes or floaters if possible
A haversack to put all these things, Windcheaters.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. Pls Carry Lunch for Day 1
All our treks are Eco-friendly treks; kindly take care of nature around us. Smoking and Drinking alcohol during trek is strictly prohibited if anyone found doing that will be expelled from trek without refund.
• Vibes Outdoors 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 Vibes Outdoors in connection with the Vibes Outdoors, including injury or loss incurred whilst participating in any activity of the Vibes Outdoors or in any activity in which participants are invited to participate.
Regards,
Team Vibes Outdoors
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