One Day Monsoon Trek Chota Mahuli on 16 August 2015

 
 
Summary:
 
Time: 2.30 hrs from base village
Height: 2815ft
Grade: Medium
Range: Shahapur 
District: Thane
Contribution: Rs 450 per person.
About
 
A good one day Trek near Mumbai, Mahuli is at 2815ft above sea level . It is the highest point in Thane district. A popular trekking choice and a paradise for rock-climbers because of its pinnacles. This mountain complex is actually a group of two or more hills with common cols and pinnacles. The forest surrounding Mahuli has been declared as a sanctuary. The fort has been declared as a protected monument by the Archaeology Survey of India. The huge Mahuli hill can be seen right in front with the three connecting forts on its top. The leftmost fort is Mahuli- Chenderi/Bhandargad. The central one is Mahuli and the leftmost is chota Mahuli. Between the Bhandargad and Mahuli are the famous pinnacles Navra, Narvi and Karavli. One Day Trek to Mahuli can be done if the plan is to go till chota Mahuli. However covering the entire hill including the pinnacles will require you spend a night in the caves. The caves can accommodate approx 12 persons. A trek on the plateau for 45 minutes from chota Mahuli. Then rock climbing a patch of 20 ft approx, only to climb another iron ladder. Then trek for 25 mins (one way) will get you to clear superb view of the 3 pinnacles.

 

Take the Kasar slow local from CST at timing mentioned below:
 
05:14 CST
05:32 Dadar
06:10 Thane
06:32 Dombivali
06:41 Kalyan
07:20 Asangaon
Treks and Trails Itinerary for trek to Mahuli
 
07:45 Move to Mahuli village by ST bus/ auto rickshaws
08:15 Breakfast
09:00 Start trek
11:30 Reach chota Mahuli
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Start descend 
16:30 Mataji’s ashram for tea- refreshment
17:00 Take to ST bus to Asangoan railway station.
Note:
 
Please buy your return tickets and board 2nd compartment from ahead (Kasara end). Missing train would mean missing the trek.
We would be returning to Mumbai by 20:00 hrs approx depending on rains.
 
Treks and Trails 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. Morining breakfast for Sunday
Note: *** AVOID USING PERFUMES AND DEO ESPECIALLY FOR THIS TREK ****
 
Inclusion: Travel from for Asangoan railway station to Mahuli village and back by ordinary ST bus/auto rickshaws where ever necessary 1 veg breakfast and 1 evening snacks.
 
Exclusion: Emergency Medical evacuations if any required, Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list. Please carry one time meal/ lunch for this trek.
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. Due to the Monsoon season we recommend you to please take care at every place while walking /climbing / trekking. Rains are expected so please double pack your valuables in plastic bags to save them from getting wet. ***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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