Lonavala - Bhimashankar (LoBhi) range trek 19th - 20th September 2015

Distance to be covered: 70km approx
Difficulty level: Medium
Endurance level: High - Previous trekking experience required.
Minimum participants: 7
Group Size: 20 participants.
Last Date to Register: 17 Sep 2015
Trek Leader: Mahadev
Lonavala to Bhimashankar is known to be one of the ancient trek routes in the Sahyadri ranges. This old route shall put your endurance level to test. This a life changing experience, and worth every effort that you put in every stride. Hills and downhill, plateaus and long vast plateaus, dense forest of Karvi plants, ever changing route, breathe taking beauty. One of the most amazing trekking experiences we must say.


What's in it for me?

- Overnight trek
- Photography
- Night photography
- Offbeat trek
How to come to Lonavala for Mumbai Participants:
Train No. Mumbai Lonavala
Hussain Sagar Exp. 12701 09.50PM 12.10AM
LTT Kurla-Coimbatue Exp 11013 10.35PM 12.45AM
Siddheshwar Express 12115 10.45PM 01.15AM
Bijapur-Sirdi Fast Pass. 51033 10.55PM 01.52AM
By Road take any bus for Pune going via Lonavala ST depot.
TreksandTrails Itinerary for LoBhi trek Saturday - Day 1
02.00 Leave Lonavala after introduction round for Valvand Village
07.00 Breakfast at Valvand village. We shall have our pack lunch under a shade on the way.
Reach Savla/Padarwadi. Dinner and stay.
Sunday Day 2
05.00 Wake-up calls
06.00 Start journey early after breakfast
13.00 Reach Bhimashankar, Lunch at Bhimashankar
Descend Bhimashankar by Ganesh ghat
Reach Khandas.
Reach Karjat by 18.30pm.
Things to be carried:
Identity proof, Lunch for Day 1, Fruits, Biscuits, Plum cakes, Dry Snacks, Chocolates, Health Drinks etc
3 litres of water, Candles and TORCH with extra batteries, Cap, Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes, 2-3 bunch of papers. Bedding / Sleeping Bag / Carry Matt, A plate, mug, and spoon, Windcheaters, Wear Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks, Pair of floaters (to relax after the trek on day one). Camera (Optional). Put your things in a haversack so your hands are free while trekking.
Missing any items from the recommended things to carry?
Call us and we shall help you in getting the best cameras, zoom lenses, telephoto lenses on hire (hire charges to be paid by the participants separately).
TreksandTrails rules:
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding. ***Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer. ***
3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
6. Payment made is non refundable and non transferable.
7. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags.
**** The cost of the event would be Rs. 1400.00 ***
**** Please carry LUNCH for 19 September 2015 ****
**** Previous trek experience is required ****
Inclusion: 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 2 Evening refreshment and Khandas to Karjat travel.
Exclusion: Emergency Medical evacuations if any required, Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list.
TreksandTrails Advisory Note:
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking exploration. Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments. Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or even local people***No plastic littering on the way or in hills/mountains****
Disclosures on medical conditions
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.

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