One Day trek to Bhivgad Trek Date: Saturday, 08th June, 2019

Trek Cost: Rs. 599 per person (will reduce with increase in participation)
Base Village: Vadap (Karjat Taluka, Raigad District)
Trek Grade: Easy
Trek Duration: 2:30 hours (1:30 hours ascent, 1:00 hour descent)
Height: 803 Feet above MSL

Google Maps Link: Click here
Trek Highlights:
– Bhivgad (or Bhimgad) has a small top, three water cisterns and remnants of a building
– Rock cut steps (while ascending) leading to a dug out cave
– It takes around 30 minutes to explore the entire fort
– It offers a nice view of mountain ranges around, including the Dhak mountain

Trek related Blogs:
http://chawlaaashish.blogspot.in/2017/07/bhivgad-aka-bheemgad-trek-weekend.html
http://rahulchandure.blogspot.in/2016/06/bhivgad-bheemgad-spontaneous-decision.html

Trek Photos:
http://thetrektechie.com/adventures/photo-galleries/photos-bhivgad/
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNYzNfEDfsL1KEN0ceipX7x8nTQkAIJPFhf1ZjumEdhXRt8kqUoQ7XUbWqFyjI2uQ?key=Y3NzSTJYSnQtdEdZTkYyMzRLNWFKc09TMklsNUlB

Trek Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn18VgDeZz4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_CRe858iMw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL2dN2DP3iU

Trek Rules:
1. Do Not Litter: Carry a disposable bag in which you can put your trash and dispose the bag off in a dustbin after the trek
2. No Smoking and Alcohol: Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek
3. Stay in a Group: Don’t stray, stick together
4. No Plastic: Avoid buying plastic water bottles; get water bottles filled from home instead
5. No scribbling on monuments
6. No risky poses
7. No harm to or teasing of animals
8. No swimming in drinking water
9. Do not wear perfumes or make loud noise, else you will attract bees
10. Always wear full safety gear – ankle high trekking shoes, full sleeve tshirt, full track pant, shades, cap, towel, torch, whistle

Trek Itinerary:
6:10 AM – CSMT-Karjat Fast Local Train starts from CSMT
6:24 AM – Train reaches Dadar
6:31 AM – Train reaches Kurla
6:35 AM – Train reaches Ghatkopar
6:49 AM – Train reaches Thane
7:02 PM – Train reaches Dombivli
7:13 AM – Train reaches Kalyan
7:25 AM – Train reaches Ambernath
8:05 AM – Train reaches Karjat
8:15 AM – Board a local Jeep to go to the base village, Vadap
8:45 AM – Reach Vadap, have breakfast at the local host’s house
9:15 AM – Start the Trek with a local guide
10:30 AM – Reach atop Bhivgad, explore
11:30 AM – Start the descent from Gaurkamath village side
12:30 PM – Reach Vadap, have Lunch at the local host’s house
1:30 PM – Travel to Karjat Railway Station by Jeep
2:00 PM – Reach Karjat Railway Station
2:14 PM – Catch Khopoli-CSMT Fast Train
2:54 PM – Train reaches Ambernath
3:06 PM – Train reaches Kalyan
3:12 PM – Train reaches Dombivli
3:26 PM – Train reaches Thane
3:41 PM – Train reaches Ghatkopar
3:45 PM – Train reaches Kurla
3:53 PM – Train reaches Dadar

Google Route Maps:
Karjat Railway Station to Vadap (6.1 kms – 19 mins) Click here

Important things to carry:
– Identity Card
– Peanuts/Chana/Chikki for more stamina
– First Aid Kit (basic – dettol, nebasulf, cotton swabs, bandaids, small scissors, crocin, antibiotic for stomach ache, personal medications if any) – Note: the trek lead does carry a medical kit along
– 3 Bottles of water – this is a must, the more the better
– Electral (in a rare case of dehydration)
– Torch (to explore any dark areas like caves, etc.)
– Backpacks, preferably with rain cover (no sling bags or jholas)
– Trekking Shoes or shoes with good grip (avoid Woodland shoes with plastic soles, you can keep spare floaters to wear after the trek) – refer http://www.mumbaihikers.org/2008/04/trekking-shoes.html
– T-shirt (preferably having full sleeves to protect against insect bites, sun burns, etc.)
– Track pants (preferably – again to protect against insect bites, sun burns, AVOID shorts, 3/4ths and denim pants)
– Cap or a bandana for covering your head
– Extra pair of clothes, socks & towel (packed in plastic bags for changing at the end of the trek)
– Plastic pouch to cover your mobile phone
– Swiss Knife (optional – may come handy)
– Paper tissues
– Avoid carrying gold or other valuable items (even expensive cameras)

Disclaimer:
Despite choosing safe trek destinations and taking all the necessary safety precautions, God forbid, if anything untoward happens (injury, loss or damage to person or property), Outdoors Redefined or its individual members will assume no responsibility for the same whatsoever.

Last Date to Register: 1 day prior to the Event i.e. till Friday, 07th June, 2019 or till the batch is full

Advance Payment: 50% i.e. Rs. 299/- per head (Non- Refundable) to register for this Event

Please deposit Advance Payment in the following bank account:
Account Name: Sagar Mahadeshwar
Bank Name: Saraswat Cooperative Bank
Bank Account No.: 055203100000679
Account Type: Savings
Bank Branch: Vikhroli West
IFSC Code: SRCB0000055
Transfer Description: Your Name – Bhivgad Fort Trek Advance – 08 June

Confirmation:
A confirmation phone call to the following contact person is necessary after you transfer the advance payment:
Sagar Mahadeshwar: 9892503550
In case, you can’t get through given number, please send SMS or Whatsapp message.
Email: outdoorsredefined@gmail.com

Event Fee Inclusions:
1. To and Fro Transportation (Jeep) from Kasara Railway Station to Base Village
2. Breakfast (Veg), Lunch (Veg) and Evening Tea
3. Facilitation and Guide Charges

Event Fee Exclusions:
1. To and Fro Transportation from your home to Kasara Railway Station
2. Any other thing not mentioned in Inclusions

Cancellations:
1. The Event will be cancelled if it doesn’t get at least 8 participants
2. If an Event is cancelled due to inadequate participation or unavoidable circumstances (like transport failure, riots, etc.) or acts of God (like Natural calamities, etc.), the registrants can opt to either (i) transfer the refund amount to any other future Event of ours or (ii) get us to transfer it to their Bank accounts

Other Terms & Conditions apply.

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