Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mountrek India Trek to Bhimashankar via Ladder Route on 28th August 2016 (Leaving on Saturday Night)

Mountrek India Trek to Bhimashankar via Ladder Route on 28th August 2016 (Leaving on Saturday Night)
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Details
Height : 3296 ft
Grade : Medium – Tuff
Assemble: Neral Railway Station

Places to See :
Lord Shiva Temple : Bhimashankar Temple is located in the village of Bhorgiri 50 km North West of Khed , near Pune . There is a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to mid 18 th century. The shikhara of the temple was built by Nana Phadnavis. This temple is closely associated with the legend of Shivaraj Khade slaying the demon Tripurasura associated with the invincible flying citadels Tripuras. Shiva is said to have taken abode in the Bhima form , upon the request of the Gods, on the crest of the Sahyadri hills , and the sweat that poured forth from his body after the battle is said to have formed the Bhimarathi River . Bhimashankar is also the source of the Bhima River, which flows south east and merges with the Krishna River near Raichur . Trek to Bhimashankar can be easliy done as its near Mumbai.
A big size bell in Hemadpanthi structure : - Built by Nana Phadanavis is also a feature of
Bhimashankar .
Hanuman Lake , Gupt Bhimashankar , Sakshi Vinayak, Origin of River Bhima , Nag Phani from where one can see the view of the Peth fort and Padhar , Bombay Point, and lot more . Bhimashankar is conserved forest area and wildlife sanctuary where a variety of birds , animals, flowers, plants can be seen . A rare animal "Shekru " can be found in deep woods . Bhimashankar is worth visited for jungle lovers and trekkers as well as for pilgrims .
Routes to Bhimashankar
There are two routes to Bhimashankar from the base village of Khandas , which are most popular among trekkers .

Shidi (ladder ) Route : This one is a shorter route, but difficult especially in the monsoons . The route gets its name from the ladders placed on the steepest parts . The route going to the left of the bridge (mentioned in Ganesh ghat) goes to the village. On moving ahead you will reach a well , take a left from there to Shidi ghat. Within the first two hours of climbing you will pass three ladders . You will reach a junction where both the routes - Ganesh ghat and Shidi ghat – merge .
There are many huts providing food and tea in middle of trek route . A further 1 ½ hour trek takes us besides a pond . The road , which goes to the left from this pond , takes us to the temple .

Tentative Schedule:

Saturday, 27th August 2016

People from suburban can join same train at their respective stations (Check below time at major stations).

Karjat Slow Train (S): (Please come with your return ticket).

CST : 10.31 pm                     Byculla : 10.39 pm              Dadar : 10.49 pm

Kurla : 10.59 pm                   Ghatkopar : 11.05 pm          Mulund : 11.21 pm

Thane : 11.26 pm                  Dombivali : 11.48 pm          Kalyan : 11.57 pm

Ambernath : 12.08 am            Badlapur : 12.15am             Karjat : 12.48 am

Sunday, 28th August2016

12.50 am: Move towards Khandas Village by Local Transport tum tum / tracks.

02.30 am: Will reach to Base village & take rest till 5.30 am

06.00 am: With Breakfast, Introduction & Instruction, Start trek via ladder route.

10.00 am: @ Bhimashankar Temple.

11.30 am: Lunch (If time permits will go to Gupt Bhimashankar- Leads decision will be final).

1:00 pm: Start Descend via ladder route.

03:00 pm: @ Khandas.

04:30 pm: Reach Karjat Station.

Cost:

Trek Cost: 700/- Per Person.

Cost Included: Breakfast & Tea, Veg Lunch, travelling from Karjat to Karjat by local vehicle & expertise charges.

Cost Not Included: Insurance, Medical coverage & anything other than mention above.


Payment Details:

The amount is to be deposited in the following account.
Account Details
Ashwin Vinerkar
IDBI Bank
Ghatkopar East Branch
A/c : 0033104000142465
IFSC : IBKL0000033

For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given below:

Ashwin : 98202109025
Amey : 9967837516

Limited seats, Registrations on First Come First Serve Basis.

Check List: (Rain Shower expected so please pack your bags accordingly.)

Compulsory items:

A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, Approx 3 ltr water, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should wear good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, Raincoat.

If you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.

Non compulsory items:

Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry, mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.

It’s totally self responsibility to take care of your things.

Rules

No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol
Be a group - its not a race
NO littering please...we are educated
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

Note- Please understand this ain’t a picnic, all Trekking and Adventure activities demand fitness.
We request you to get a medical fitness check done before you participate in any such events. If suffering from any allergy carry proper medications and inform your
trek leaders about it. Also make sure you have a sufficient supply of medication for your trip, building in an allowance for any travel delay. Those with Active Chest
and Heart diseases that limit physical activity should not go to high altitudes.

Regards,
Team Mountrek India