TrekGuru Monsoon Trek to Bhimashankar (Ascend via Shidi Ghat Descend via Ganesh Ghat )
2 Days Complete Monsoon Trek leaving on Saturday Morning
Type : Hill Fort
Height : 3500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade : Medium (only advisable for experienced trekkers)
Endurance : Medium (5.hrs trek)
Base Village : Khandas
Region : Khed/Rajgurunagar/Bhorgiri Village
Best season : Monsoon July to September
Accommodation: (Dormitory / Homely Stay)
Event Date : 15th to 16th July 2017, Leaving on 15th Morning
Event Cost : INR 1200/-
Approx. Duration: 5 Hours Ascend and Descend
- Meeting Point : Neral Railway Station Ticket Counter 8.30 AM sharp
Inclusions: (Travelling from Karjat to Karjat, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Sunday Breakfast and Lunch, Stay Facilty at Top)
Contact Details: Mohaneesh 8976972127 or 7977935336(If call not answered then drop a message or Whatsapp text)
(Note : Ordinary Stay Facility, Mats and Satranjis will be provided for Night Stay in Villagers Home.)
A pristine natural environment with hills, waterfalls and forests; a wild life sanctuary and an ancient temple! Bhimashankar offers the ideal setting to find spirituality. It is also the perfect place for adventure lovers with a plethora of treks. Moreover this is where you can find the shekru the giant flying squirrel which is also the state animal of Maharashtra.
Nestled in dense forests, the Shiva temple in Bhimashankar is the sixth jyotirlinga and one of the most popular places for the worship of Lord Shiva. It is believed that the original temple of Bhimashankar was built in 12th century CE. However, no material remains dating to that period have been found since the temple has undergone many alterations over a period of time. The temple was renovated by Chimaji Antaji Bhide Naik in 1733 CE followed by some repair works by Dikhit Patwardhan in 1766 CE. A well was constructed in the complex by Raghunathrao Peshwa. The famous minister of the Peshwas, Nana Phadnavis carried out a lot of renovations, including the construction of the shikhara.
The present temple sanctum (garbhagriha) and the shikhara are built in the Nagara or Indo-Aryan style and have a strong influence of Rajasthan and Gujarat on the figurines and motifs of the temple. The exterior walls of the sanctum are adorned with scenes from the Ramayana, Krishna Leela, Shiv Leela and Dashavataras. Inscriptions in the courtyard give a record of grants given and a large bell confiscated from the Vasai fort by the Maratha Commander Chimaji Appa hangs in front of the sabhamandapa.
Bhimashankar is also the perfect place to combine adventure and trekking. Monsoon is a good season to enjoy the region’s stunning natural beauty.
Tentative Schedule :
Catch CST-Karjat Slow Local (If you miss the train, you miss the Trek)
6.50 am : CST
6.57 am : Byculla
7.03 am : Dadar
7.10 am : Kurla
7.14 am : Ghatkopar
7.26 am : Mulund
7.30 am : Thane
7.43 am : Dombivli
7.51 am : Kalyan
8.26 am : Neral
Have Breakfast at Neral
9.00 am : Move towards base village.
10.30 am : With Brief Introduction Start the Trek via Shidi Ghat.
2.00 pm : Reach Top and Have Lunch.
4.00 pm : Visit Gupt Bhimashankar Waterfall.
6.30 pm : Visit Bhimashankar Temple
8.00 pm : Have Dinner and Sleep.
6.00 am : Wake up call.
7.00 am : Have breakfast.
7.30 am : Visit Nagfani Point.
9.30 am : Start Descend via Ganesh Ghat.
1.00 pm : Reach Base and Move towards karjat.
2.30 pm : Have Lunch at karjat.
3.30 pm : Catch Local train and Reach home by 5 pm
Cost : Rs. 1200/- PP
Transport from Karjat to Karjat.
Saturday Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Sunday Breakfast & Lunch
TrekGuru Administration, Management and Expertise.
Train tickets, Mineral water, Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks, Packaged drinking water Bisleri etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions.
Account Name : Mohaneesh Ujjene
Bank : HDFC Bank
Account Type : Saving.
Account No : 50100013211676
IFSC Code : HDFC0000194
Branch : Kalyan Branch
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U can pay by Credit/Debit card/ Net banking
Add money into your PayTM wallet (or any other wallet) and then transfer it to our above mentioned bank account on PayTM account – 8976972127
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Mohaneesh – 8976972127 or 7977935336
One has to transfer the event Amount/Advance into the Bank account to confirm the Registration.
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Cancellation and Refund:
If done prior to 3 days of outing 50% will be refunded
After that no refund will be provided
Things to Carry :
2 liters of water (Must)
Torch with extra batteries (Optional. Must for Night Treks and Camping)
Bedding / Sleeping Bag (For Night Treks and Camping)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes. (Optional)
A plate, mug, and spoon (Optional)
Camera, Cap etc. (Optional)
Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional)
Carry eatable like fruits, Dry fruits, Energy Bars on during trek and to avoid dehydration.(optional)
A proper sack.
Good to have stick for support.
Carry 3-4 extra carry bags.
Precautions to be obeyed and Dont’s to be remembered
No plastic littering.
Wear Full sleeves, Full tracksuit for Safety.
Proper Footwear/Shoes are essential for trek. Hiking/Trekking Shoes are Mandatory, If you don't have then purchase one
Conserve and preserve our Heritage.
We reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice.
No any adventure/out of itinerary behavior during trek.
Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
All the activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury.
You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident/ Natural calamity can happen & you agree that organizer shall not be held responsible for the any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances (artificial or natural).
Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety, Jewellery, Cash and baggage.
Watch your steps while clicking photographs especially selfies
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking.
While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done.
If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia.
Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physician's advice before coming.
Monsoon Safety Measures
Put clothes, money, camera, phone etc in polythene while packing
Wear shoes with good grips
Use repellents to keep bugs away
Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand etc.
Do not stray away from your group during the trek
Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts
Request to be very careful while clicking selfies
Wear proper shoes as in Monsoon Treks and trails are muddy there are chances of slip and fall
Be alert and enjoy, care for your own safety
Always remember Safety comes first
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