Trek to Bhimashankar 2nd-3rd August 2008


A One Day trek to Bhimashankar (Ladder Route) on coming Saturday / Sunday 2-3 August 2008...

Details are as follows

Brief Introduction about Bhimashankar:-

Height: 3296 feet
Grade: Tough...
Time: ~ Maximum 4 hrs from Khandas, Base Village
Location: Nagar District

There is a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Lord Shankara after getting angry killed Rakshas Tripurasura. The heat generated from their war caused the origin of river Bhima. That is why it is called Bhimashankar. A rare animal "Shekru" can be found in deep wood. Other details @ Bhimashankar temple

Fascinating Spot:-

Bhimashankar Temple, Gupt Bhima , Hanuman Lake, Nagfani(the highest point)

Journey Details:-
Catch the last local train for Karjat after Friday midnight. Timings r as follows
CST: 00:43
Byculla: 00:51
Dadar: 01:00
Kurla: 01:11
Ghatkopar: 01:17
Thane: 01: 37
Dombivali: 01:59
Kalyan: 02:08
Karjat: 03:09

We will meet @ Karjat station

Just Check that if u miss the train ... u miss the trek with us...

Rest till 5 a.m. and then move for tumtum for Khandas

Saturday 3rd August 2008
05:30 Hrs: Karjat 6-seater stand
06:30 Hrs: Khandas (Base Village)
Two Prominent Routes (1) Shidichi Vaat (2) Ganesh Ghat
We will ascend via Shidichi Waat
07:00 Hrs:-Trek Starts
09:00 Hrs:-@ Second Ladder
Fun time @ Waterfall and Breakfast Time
10:30 Hrs: - Trek Resume
12:30 Hrs:-@ Bhimashankar

Do arrangement for stay @ MTDC / Dharmashala

13:30 Hrs: Lunch
14:30 Hrs: 2wards Gupt Bhima
16:30 Hrs: Return 2 Temple
17:00 Hrs: Nagfani
19:00 Hrs: Return for Arati @ temple
20:30 Hrs: Dinner
22:00 Hrs: Sleeping time
Sunday 3rd August 2008
06:00 Hrs: Good Morning
08:00 Hrs: Descend via Ganesh Ghat
11.00 Hrs: Khandas
12:00 Hrs: Karjat (Lunch time)

Then by local train / bus to Mumbai
We will be in Mumbai around 16:00 hrs (that’s - subjective)

The Estimated initial expenditure is about Rs. 300 / -

This includes Karjat 2 Karjat rick fare, 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch a Dinner & stay expenses

Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs)
Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don't want to wet
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
1 torch (a must)
Some ready to eat food.
Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Extra Pair of clothes,
Knife, Spoon, plate
Good trekking shoes,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
Sleeping Mat

A haversack to put all these things


For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09869369836

last weekend we did trek 2 Bhimashankar via shidi ghat both ways ...
amazing trek in monsoon ...
check out the snaps on below link

http://picasaweb.google.com/jagdishlove/Bhimashankar