One day Trek to Matheran (via Garbett Point) 27th July 2019

Trek to Matheran via Garbett Point

Trek Date: Saturday, 27 July, 2019
Trek Cost: Rs. 600 per person (will reduce with increase in participation)
Base Village: Diksal (Karjat Taluka, Raigad District)
Trek Grade: Medium
Trek Duration: 7 hours (4:00 hours ascent, 3:00 hours hike)
Height: 2,625 Feet above MSL

Google Maps Link:,73.2916795,7114m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x3be7faa7f035f70d:0x5b5c0b04b5fadabb!8m2!3d18.9849961!4d73.2892316

Trek Highlights:
– Matheran is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Maharashtra.
– Garbett Point is located on south-west side of Matheran with grand view of the Garbett Plateau.
– The Trek starts off with a walk alongside the spectacular Dhom Dam (on Bhivpuri Lake) and then climbs up to a hidden mountain village, Sagachiwadi
– The huge Plateau gives a splendid view of various waterfalls on the neighbouring mountains.
– Flanked by a gorgeous valley on one side and thick jungle on the other, Garbett Point is a place from where enthralling views of sunrise and sunset can be observed.

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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. Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speakers is not allowed on the trek
11. 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 leaves CSMT (Buy a Return Ticket to Neral)
6:18 AM – Train reaches Byculla
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 AM – Train reaches Dombivli
7:13 AM – Train reaches Kalyan
7:25 AM – Train reaches Ambernath
7:56 AM – Train reaches Bhivpuri Road, have breakfast (if you miss this Train, you miss the Trek)
8:30 AM – Start the Trek with a local guide
12:30 PM – Reach Garbett Plateau
1:30 PM – Reach Garbett Point & Explore
2:00 PM – Hike towards Matheran
3:30 PM – Reach Matheran, have Lunch
4:30 PM – Hike towards Dasturi Naka
5:00 PM – Reach Dasturi Naka, catch a Taxi to Neral Railway Station
5:30 PM – Reach Neral Railway Station
5:49 PM – Board CSMT Fast Local Train
6:13 PM – Train reaches Ambernath
6:25 PM – Train reaches Kalyan
6:32 PM – Train reaches Dombivli
6:46 PM – Train reaches Thane
7:01 PM – Train reaches Ghatkopar
7:05 PM – Train reaches Kurla
7:13 PM – Train reaches Dadar
7:19 PM – Train reaches Byculla
7:27 PM – Train reaches CSMT

Google Route Maps:
Dasturi Naka (Matheran) to Neral Railway Station (8.2 kms – 0:25 hrs),+Neral+-+Matheran+Road,+Matheran,+Maharashtra/Neral+Railway+Station,+Ratnadeep+Colony,+Neral,+Maharashtra/@19.013976,73.2838501,5775m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x3be7f01bd86dcde5:0x8b15c0477a49ce5b!2m2!1d73.2845324!2d19.0024048!1m5!1m1!1s0x3be7f059ceaaaaab:0xd7ff0a26a523de48!2m2!1d73.3182424!2d19.0266898

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)
– Backpacks, preferably with rain cover (no sling bags or jholas)
– Trekking Shoes or shoes with good grip (avoid shoes with plastic soles, you can keep spare floaters to wear after the trek) – refer
– 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
– Torch (to explore any dark areas like caves, etc.)
– Swiss Knife (optional – may come handy)
– Paper tissues
– Avoid carrying gold or other valuable items (even expensive cameras)

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, 26th July, 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 – Garbett Point Trek Advance – 27 July

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.

Event Fee Inclusions:
1. Local transportation from Dasturi Naka till Neral Railway Station
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 Karjat Railway Station
2. Any other thing not mentioned in Inclusions

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

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