Trek To Bhimashankar

Location
:Khandas Village, Nagar
Season
:Oct - Nov
Duration
:2 Days2 Nights
Event Type
:Adventure, Experience, Tour
Level
:Moderate
Start From
:Neral Railway Station
Ends
:Neral Railway Station

Trek To Bhimashankar

Khandas Village, Nagar
2 Days2 Nights

Event Overview

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 18th 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. A big size bell in Hemadpanthi structure: - Built by Nana Phadanavis is also a feature of Bhimashankar. Other equally important places: - 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.
1. Ganesh Ghat – There is a bridge around 2 km from Khandas, and the track going to the right from the bridge is the Ganesh Ghat route. This is the easiest and the longest route to Bhimashankar. Within an hour of trekking along this route you will reach a Ganesh temple. The route ahead will take around 3 hours until you reach the plateau of Bhimashankar, there is a small pond dug out in the ground called 'Hanuman Tal'. This trek is four hours to five hours long.
2. 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 – 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.

Fascinating Spot:-
Bhimashankar Temple, Gupt Bhima, Hanuman Lake, Nagfani (the highest point)
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Event Details

Schedule

Day 1 - Bhimashankar Trek.
  • 07:50 - Assemble at Neral Railway Station. [Ticket Counter Platform No.1]
  • 08:00 - General Instructions / Introduction / orientations.
  • 09:30 - Reach Khandas & have breakfast.
  • 10:00 - Start our Bhimashankar trek.
  • Lunch on the way.
  • 14:30 - Reach Bhimashankar, Visit Bhimashankar temple.
  • 20:00 - Dinner and Overnight stay at Bhimashankar.
Day 2 - Visit Gupta Bhimashankar
  • 06:00 - Wake up & fresh up.
  • 07:00 - Breakfast.
  • 07:30 - Visit Gupta Bhimashankar and other sightseeing places.
  • 12:30 - Lunch at Bhimashankar.
  • 13:30 - Start descends.
  • 16:00 - Reach Khandas.
  • 16:30 - Evening tea.
  • 16:45 - Travel Khandas to Karjat.
  • 18:30 - Disperse at Karjat.

Meal

Breakfast
Lunch
High Tea
Dinner

Adventure Activities

Trekking

Amenities

Firstaid
Accommodation
Guide
Transport

Transportation

Bus

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 07.30 AM Drop Time: 06.30 PM

Things To Carry

  • 2/3 liters of water
  • Lunch for Saturday
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on the trek
  • Sleeping material (Sleeping bags or 2 bed sheets)
  • Good Torch must with an extra battery
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
  • Proper backpack (No sling or Jolas)
  • Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet
  • Double pack your valuables/phones in plastic bags
  • Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
  • Identity Proof
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles

Getting There

Catch CSMT-Karjat local
CSMT-Karjat fast local timings
Mumbai CSMT 06:10
Byculla 06:18
Dadar 06:24
Kurla 06:31
Thane 06:49
Dombivili 07:02
Kalyan 07:13
Neral 07:49

Policy

Included

  • Travelling from Neral to Khandas & Khandas to Karjat.
  • Saturday meals - breakfast, evening tea and dinner (all veg)
  • Sunday meals - breakfast and lunch (all veg)
  • Treks and Trails charges if any.
  • Overnight Stay at Bhimashankar
  • GST

Excluded

  • Travel cost from Mumbai/Pune to Neral and back from Karjat
  • Lunch for Saturday
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Any kind of personal expenses (camera charges, etc.)
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if require

Terms & Conditions

Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
Please call you book the event for avaibility

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