About the Activity:
Get ready for some mesmerizing views of stunning mountain ranges and landscapes with a delightful Bhimashankar trekking in Khandas, Maharashtra. Enthral in the lush-greenery and panoramic views of the village below while you make your way to the top.
Trek to Bhimshankar can be accessed through two route: Ganesh Ghat and Shidi Route. While the former takes you through a beautiful bridge, this route is considered as the easiest for Bhimshankar, however, it might take you longer to reach to the top through this route. Shidi Route is no doubt shorter trip but trekking through this route gets tricky especially during the monsoon season. This route is steep and has ladders in midway which make the entire trail all the more challenging.
Fascinate in the natural beauty of the place, no matter what route you choose, you will be assured with bounties of natural beauty as you make your way to the top. Delight in the stunning landscapes of the region while embarking on this pleasing Bhimshankar trekking experience.
Day 1 -
Departure: 23:45 from Shivajinagar
We will be boarding the last Local from Shivajinagar to Lonavala
Reach Lonavala by 01:30hrs. Board the connecting train for Karjat.
Once reached Karjat, we will travel to Khandas by a private Jeep.
We will reach the Base Village by Early Morning. Wait for the Wee Hours.
Start the Trek by 06:30hrs & Reach Bhimashankar by 12:00hrs
One can visit the Bhimashankar temple, if time permits.
Start the return Journey towards Pune at 1600hrs by a private bus.Reach Pune by 21:30hrs.
Energy Perks for the Trek
First Aid Kit
Pune to Khandas by Public Transport & Bhimashankar to Pune Transport by Private Non-AC Bus
A valid ID Proof
Carry all your luggage in an effective backpack/ rucksack (Kindly avoid carrying sling bags, slide bags, suitcases, trolley bags, Shabnam Bags etc.) Ensure you pack all your luggage in a plastic bag
Drinking Water – 3 liters (Compulsory)
Prefer wearing full sleeves clothes
Good quality and sturdy pair of walking shoes
Extra pair of clothing and socks
Torch with extra pair of batteries
Cameras and Binoculars (optional)
A light jacket /sweater
Personal medication (if any)
Energy Powder or Glucon D powder some snacks & biscuits
Avoid using perfumes/sprays/deo for the trek
Avoid wearing gold and other jewellery (at your own risk)
Dress decently: Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed
Do not little surroundings with plastic bottles or any other wasteful products
Management holds all the rights to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice
Carrying or consumption of Alcohol or Smoking is strictly prohibited
Adhere to the instructions of the trek leader. The leader’s decisions will be final
Management is not responsible for any loss. Participants will be responsible for their own safety and baggage
Payment once made is non-refundable and non-transferable
Due to monsoon season, trek might get challenging: please take care at every place while walking /climbing / trekking
This is a group tour
If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.