Hi Mates, we at Trek mates Invite you all for a one day Trek to Matheran via Shivaji Ladder route on 7th Feb’10.
Some Information about the trek: .
Height: 2516 feet
Base Village: Ambewadi
Time: 3 hours approx
Difficulty Level: Easy
Endurance Level: Low
Some details about Matheran and Shivaji Ladder route:
Matheran is situated in the Matheran range of sahyadris at a height of 2516 feet. With more than eight to ten different routes, Matheran (2516 feet) is the ultimate destination for the trekker, naturalist and outdoor enthusiast. It is literally a forest on top of the hill (mathe means head and raan means forest). The dense forest cover, teeming bird life, long walks and flora and fauna make this an all-time favourite. The best part is that it’s pollution-free as no vehicles are allowed in the hill station.
Apart from Bhimashankar, Matheran is the only other place where the giant red squirrel is to be found. It’s also a haven for snakes, from the harmless keelbacks and pythons to the more deadly members of the clan such as cobras, kraits and vipers.
While trekking up to matheran hills after Ambewadi, you will come across a mass of boulders and rocks into which the trail disappears. This is known as Shivaji Steps or the Shivaji Ladder.
According to local legend, Shivaji rode up this route on horseback. From here, it’s 500m to the top, up a stream bed that’s dry except during the monsoon.From here Big Chowk Point is clearly visible and looks like an elephant’s head. The itinerary for the Trek is as given below: Take return ticket of Karjat . Catch the Karjat local and board second last Compartment.(everyone will board the same local from there respective station) Alight at Karjat. Have breakfast and proceed towards Ambewadi by 6 seater auto. Start trek at around 9:30 am. Reach Top by 12:30 and have lunch Take rest and roam around matheran and proceed towards Dasturi. Back to Mumbai by 6:30 pm. Karjat (SLOW) local Time Table: The cost of the trek will be Rs 220/- per head,
Including all transportation from Karjat till Neral,
Breakfast and Refreshment.
Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
Lunch for the day,
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
A bottle of water (at least 1-1/2 Ltrs),
Camera (Optional), Cap, etc.
Medicines those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes.
Interested people may contact us on the nos. given below:
Nilesh Patil : 9967436211
Priti Patel : 9869524260
Vikramsingh : 9987757665
Prasad Tandale: 9029857793