Giriventure trek to Bhimashankar, ascend via Shidi Ghat and descend via Ganesh Ghat.20th July 2013

Like every year, Before moving to Himalayan range, we have scheduled our final practice hike of Bhimashankar on Saturday 20th July 2013.

Bhimashankar, near karjat, Maharashtra state is a well-known hike as well as a famous religious place as it is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines in India. Bhimashankar Temple is a buzzing temple with beautiful architecture. Bhimashankar trek is more of endurance rather than a typical hike. The Bhimashankar trek to the top goes through beautiful jungles, cliffs, plains and some thrilling patches.

The trekking details are:
Date : 20th July 2013.
Duration : 2 Day
Difficulty Level : 1 (Very Easy)
Base Village : Khandas, Karjat.
Height: 3296 ft.

Route: Pune/Mumbai – Karjat – Khandas – Bhimashankar – Khandas – Pune/Mumbai .

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE:
Reporting Point: Karjat Stn by 8:00 a.m. on 20th July 2013.

• Preferred Train from Pune: SINHAGAD EXP (11010) (See Below timing details)
• Preferred Local Train: First Local Karjat (See Below local timing details)
• Karjat to Khandas Village 35 km Journey by private vehicle (Jeep / Six Seater).
• Khandas Village to Bhimashankar via Sidhi Ghat.
• Breakfast by 9.00 a.m. at Khandas Village
• Lunch by 2 p.m. at Bhimashankar.
• Exploring on the route Jungle, peak Bhimashankar and Gupta Pind.
• Dinner and Overnight stay at Bhimashankar.
• Trek descending Return Journey to Khandas Village from Bhimashankar by 7 a.m. on 21st July.
• After refreshment at Khandas village start for Return Journey to Karjat by 11 a.m.
• We will come back by 2.00pm at Mumbai/Pune Rly. Station on 21st July 2013.

People coming from Pune –
SINHAGAD EXP (11010)
PUNE JN – 06:05 a.m. – KARJAT – 07:58 a.m.

People coming from Mumbai –
Mumbai CST 5:18 am
Dadar 5:36 am
Kurla 5:47 am
Bhandup 6:04 am
Thane 6:14 am
Dombivili 6:36 am
Kalyan 6:46 am
Ambarnath 6:58 am
Badlapur 7:06 am
Karjat 7:40 am

Things To Carry:
A Water Bottle (minimum 2 Ltrs)
Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don’t want to wet
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
1 Bed Sheet and Shawl
1 torch (if u have any pls bring)
Lunch Box, Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Small Knife, Spoon, plate
Good trekking shoes/sandal,
A haversack to put all these things.
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

The Estimated initial expenditure is about Rs. 500/ –

For confirmation pls reply. Please let us know if you have any queries.
Anil Gandhi: 09892237990
Ambarish: 09222087912
Kunal: 09820486512
Mangesh Godse (Pune): 09321486244

Jai Bholenath !!!

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