Bhimashankar Trek

Through the forests
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Bhimashankar Temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine. Apart from the usual road route, there are two main trek routes to Bhimashankar – Ganesh ghat and Seeri ghat. Ganesh ghat passes through tranquil forests of Bhimashankar.

Bhimashankar is also the source of the river Bhima, which flows southeast and merges with the Krishna river

 

Grade: Easy

 

Brief Itinerary:

#Saturday:

20:00 - Take 20:03 slow local to Karjat from Thane Platform no.3. You can also board this train from any stations on the way. Alternatively you can take 19:55 Karjat fast from CST. People coming from Pune can take express trains halting at Karjat.

21:45 - Reach Karjat. This is the actual meeting point. 

23:30 - Reach Khandas by Jeep. Have Introduction and then start trekking from Ganesh ghat

 

#Sunday:

03:00 - Reach Padarwadi and rest for few hours in a village home

06:00 - Start trekking towards Bhimashankar.

08:30 - Reach Bhimashankar, have breakfast and get darshan in the temple.

11:30 - Start descending back to Padarwadi

14:00 - Have lunch and then continue the descend

17:30 - Reach ganesh ghat and move to Karjat in a jeep and take the next local

20:30 - Reach Mumbai

Cancellation: Fees will not be refundable if you cancel the trek or don't show up

 

Inclusions:

 - Travel from Karjat to base village and back in a jeep

 - Forest entry charges in Bhimashankar region

 - Night Accommodation in a village home

 - Breakfast and refreshments

 - Lunch

 - Guidance and expertise charges.

 

Exclusions:

 - Train tickets to Karjat

 - Dinner on Saturday night

 - Bottled water and beverages

 

Contact:

Krishna: 9820285295 (Also available on WhatsApp)

Email: kuya.krishna@gmail.com

 

Send WhatsApp message: https://wa.me/919820285295

Things to carry:

 - At least 2 litre water (preferably in personal reusable bottles)

 - Good trekking shoes or sport shoes

 - Torches (other than mobile)

 - Sunglasses, Hat, Raincoat (according to season)

 - A double strap bag. Sling bag not allowed in trek

 - We appreciate people carrying healthy foods like fruits, dry fruits, energy bars etc.

Starting Point: Karjat Station

Cost:

Rs.1100 only

Upcoming Dates: N/A
 
Best Season: June to Feb
Customized Group:
Minimum six participants
 

Bhandup (East),

Mumbai - 400042

darkgreen.adventures@gmail.com

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