Youngsterz Trek to Bhimashankar on 27-28th sept 08


Hi friends, 

we at Youngsterz are planning for the trek that was most awaited by many of our fellow trekkers. Before it stops raining, we have decided to trek to the beautiful Bhimashankar via ganesh ghat, on 27th and 28th of this month.

Bhimashankar: There are a total 12 Jyotirlingas in India, one of them is at Bhimashankar.
On getting to the top, the main attraction is the temple of lord Shiva.
The temple is built out of stone in the Hemadipant style, there is a magnificent and majestic Bell made out of Metal which hangs outside the temple.
The Deepastambha in the temple quadrangle is also worth a look, it looks beautiful when lit up with lamps.

Some of the other attractions near Bhimashankar which we plan to visit are the Gupt Bhimashankar as well as the Naghphani.
The route to bhimashankar via ganesh ghat is a longer medium graded route, which takes around 4-5 hrs to reach the top.
Shidi ghat is the another way to the top, which is slippery and tough during the rains, and better to be avoided.

The
planning for the trek will be as follows:
We need to catch Karjat train and get down at the last station. (Train timings will be posted soon.) All participants would get together in the second last compartment of the same train.
Here onwards: karjat to khandas by auto (1 hr)
Trek to the top (~5 hrs)
Lunch (one needs to carry for himself) and then sightseeing,
We plan to cover The Naghphani peak and Gupt Bhimashankar which is a natural shivlinga created by the flow of water.
We would be starting back for Khandas/Karjat on Sunday in the morning after breakfast.

The
cost for the trek will be Rupees 350/- per head, which includes:
Travel from Karjat to Karjat
Dinner on Saturday
Breakfast on sat and sun
Stay at Bhimashankar in a dormitory
Trek + Sightseeing

Here is a list of all the things that need to be carried for the activity:

1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking. Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
2. A bottle of water(1.0 Ltr)
3. Lunch for the day.
4. Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
5. Camera(Optional)

A Few rules that ppl should follow:

1. Alcohol will strictly not be permitted on the event. Anyone found in possession of d same or consuming it will be expelled from the activity. No REFUND will b provided.
2. Smoking will only b permitted while we stop at a clearing, after consultation with the ‘Leader’ & the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.
3. The Leader’s decision will be final & binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
4. It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any deviation by the participant without the consent of the leader, he/she/they will b considered as ‘Independent/s’ & will no longer be considered as a part of the group.
In the event of any Mishap/Eventuality, Youngsterz & its Leaders will not be held responsible.
{Deviation: E.g.: Participant decides to go sightseeing on his own, decides to stray away from the group, etc}
5. Youngsterz reserves the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.
6. Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety & baggage.

 the timings of the local that we need to get in, are as follows
CST: 5.19 am
Byculla: 5.27
Dadar: 5.36
Kurla: 5.47
Ghatkopar: 5.53
Mulund: 6.09
Thane 6.13
Dombivali: 6.35
Kalyan: 6.45
Badlapur: 7.06
Karjat: 7.44

one needs to get into the second last compartment of this local from their respected station. and then meet other ppl as the local proceeds till karjat.
a few of our punekar friends will join us at karjat.

pls carry bedding for yourselves. as the dormitries may/may not provide proper bedding.

keep in contact with prasad tandale.. as he is the one who is gonna lead the trek..

and overall, enjoy guys.

For more details
contact us on:
Prasad Tandale: 9870491140
Nilesh patil: 9967436211
Deepali ruikar: 9820596182

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