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Bhimashankar Shidi Ghat and Ganesh Ghat Trek

Sat, 27 Jul 2019 11:56PM - Sun, 28 Jul 2019 6:00PM
Shree Bhimashankar Jyotirling Mandir
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Bhimashankar Shidi Ghat and Ganesh Ghat Trek

Endurance - High
Grade - Medium
Previous Trek Experience is needed or should be physically fit.

The Bhimashankara temple (one of 12 Jyotirlings) is a composite of old and the new structures and is built in the Nagara style of architecture. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to the mid 18th century. The Shikhara of the temple was built by Nana Phadnavis. The great Maratha ruler Shivaji is also said to have made endowments to this temple to facilitate the carrying out, of worship services. As with other Shiva temples in this area, the sanctum is at a lower level.

Bhimashankar trek is known to be one of the best treks in Sahyadri ranges and this time we will be ascending via Shidi ghat (Ladder route) & descending via Ganesh ghat to make it more interesting. The forest of Bhimashankar is a paradise for nature lovers as it hosts several exotic species of wildlife and the most famous of all being the elusive rust-colored giant squirrel (Ratufa Indica Elphinstoni) the state animal of Maharashtra.


Day 0: Saturday

Meeting Point: Karjat Railway station Platform No. 1 ticket window on Saturday Midnight

Mumbai People: Catch 11:18 pm CSTKarjat Fast Local
Pune People: Catch 11.30pm Chennai-Mumbai mail from Pune station

CSTKarjat local timetable
11:18 pm: CST
11:25 pm: Byculla
11:31 pm: Dadar
11:39 pm: Kurla
11:44 pm: Ghatkopar
11:54 pm: Mulund
11:58 pm: Thane
12:11 am: Dombivali
12:18 am: Kalyan
01:11 am: Karjat

01.45 am: Move to Khandas

Day 1: Sunday

03:00 am - Reach Khandas and Rest
05:00 am - Wake up call.
06.00 am - Start trek to Bhimashankar via Shidi Ghat after Breakfast and Tea.
11:00 am - Reach Bhimashankar and Explore.
12.30 pm - Have Lunch
01.30 pm - Start descending by Ganesh Ghat
06:00 pm - Reach Khandas and move to Karjat
07:15 pm - Reach Karjat and take the next train to Pune/Mumbai

Cost: Rs.899/- PP

Transport from Karjat to Karjat
All meals.
Guidance and expertise charges.

Cost Excludes:
Mineral water, Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks, etc.
Anything other than the above-mentioned inclusions.

Things to Carry :
3 lit water (Must)
- Proper rain-gears like Umbrella / Raincoat / Windcheater (Must)
- Packs things properly to protect from rain (Must)
Torch with extra batteries (Must)
Full sleeve T-shirts and full pants. (Must)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks (Must)
Sunscreen, Mosquito repellant, Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (Must)
(For 1-day trek not needed)Proper Bedding like Sleeping Bag and Mat / 2 Shawls / 2 bed-sheets (Must)
Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional)
Carry eatable like fruits, dry fruits to munch on during trek and to avoid dehydration.
A haversack to put in all the things.
Good to have a stick for support.
Identity Card

No smoking.
No plastic littering.
Wear full sleeves, full track suite for protection.
Proper footwear/shoes are essential for trek.
Conserve and preserve our heritage.
No deodorant / perfume. After the trek it's OK.
We reserve all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice.
No Extra adventure/out of itinerary behavior during trek.
Trek leaders decisions will be final and binding.
Photographs were taken during the activity which can be used for publicity purposes.
Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety, Jewellery, Cash and baggage.

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 problems including heatstroke, severe 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.

No refund of the advance amount.
If cancellation is done prior to 20/10/7 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 3-4 days event/ Dudhsagar. No refund after that.
If cancellation is done prior to 6/3/2 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 1-2 days event. No refund after that.

No cancellation amount will be refunded on Advance Payment.
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(reasons beyond control (like Natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure, etc.)/ Natural calamity can happen & you agree that organizer shall not be held responsible for any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances. The refund shall be payable with respect to the given refund norms.

SR reserves all rights to modify/change the camp/ program and to pre-pone (advance)/postpone the event and Midas Group will not be liable to refund booking charges in such a case.  

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Shree Bhimashankar Jyotirling Mandir Shivtritha, Shree kshtrea, Bhimashankar, Maharashtra 410509, India
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