Garbett Point, situated in Matheran, is a comparatively secluded and less visited vantage point. Flanked by a gorgeous valley on one side and the thick jungle on the other, Garbett Point is a place from where enthralling views of Mother Nature can be observed!
And that's where we're headed at ;)
What's so special about this trek?
We shall be walking along the perimeter of the massive Dhom lake and cross a fast moving stream as we begin this one-of-a-kind-trek. The fields and the mountains here are absolutely lush green with waterfalls all around!!
Garbett Plateau offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding ranges and the Dhom lake below. Back in 1850, Hugh Poyntz Malet discovered this place for leisure and relaxation. Windy and breezy, the Garbett Plateau is indeed a beautiful destination to hike during the monsoons!
Type: One day trek
Difficulty: Medium / Challenging
Base Village: Diksal
Time is taken to ascend: 3.5/4 hrs + 1 hr walk to Dasturi Naka (There's no descend on this trek!)
Height: 2625 ft (Approx)
Cost: INR 950 /-
06:10 am: Catch the Karjat bound train from CSMT. Feel free to board this train from any other station near you (Timings mentioned below)
06:05 am: Catch Mumbai bound Sinhagad Express from Pune & get down at Karjat. Once at Karjat, take any CSMT bound local train and get down at Bhivpuri Rd Station, which is only 10 mins away.
08:15 am: Meet Team Junglee near the ticket counter at Bhivpuri Rd Station
08:30 am: Have a filling breakfast and fuel yourself up as we head to start off the trek.
09:15 am: Introduction round! We might all go as strangers but we're surely gonna come back as one big fam!
09:45 am: Start the ascend!
01:00 pm: Reach Garbett Plateau. All the efforts that you've put in to reach here are gonna be worth it once you relax at the edge of the plateau and have a look at the beauty that these Sahyadri ranges are!!
01:45 pm: Start the walk to Dasturi Naka after a steep climb up to Garbett Point.
02:45 pm: Reach Dasturi Naka and finally end this tiresome but surely the most scenic trek you've ever done. Board taxis to reach Neral.
03:20 pm: Reach Neral and have lunch
04:00 pm: Board the train back to Mumbai / Pune after a fruitful and surely a memorable day.
06:30 pm: Back home, back to the daily grind. Until next time, Junglees :*
-Private transport from Matheran to Neral
-Entry fees & Guide expertise
-Basic First Aid assistance
-Experienced Junglee Leaders
-Refreshments at the trek
Things to carry/wear:
-Sturdy shoes for the trek & an extra pair of Slippers/ Sandals for the journey
-Drinking water (Min 2 ltrs)
-Ponchos / Windcheaters
-Cover the bag with rain cover
-Sweets/energy bars /Glucon D
-Extra pair of clothes
-Medicines if required
-DO NOT miss the train from your nearest station. If you miss the train, you might well miss the trek too! The group won't wait for latecomers.
Once at Karjat, catch any CSMT bound train and get down at Bhivpuri Rd Station, which hardly takes 10 mins.
-A WhatsApp group with all the participants and organizers will be made a day before the trek to brief about any additional information and coordination within the group.
-Smoking or drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited at the trek. Anyone found indulging in either might be discarded from the group.
-If you haven't gone trekking before, Don't worry! We, the Junglees, encourage you to take your time and enjoy the climb with us! It's always about the fun we have during the journey; the destination doesn't really matter :)
30 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 25% will be deducted
15 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 50% will be deducted
7 days prior to the date of departure: Rs 75% will be deducted
1 week to the date of departure: No refund
(All refunds to be initiated only 3 days post the trip concludes)
Terms & Conditions
-All timings and activities are subject to weather, group size, capabilities of participants, etc.
-Junglee Outdoors holds the right to cancel the event / alter timings due to unforeseen/unfavorable circumstances (for eg. unfavorable weather)
-By registering for this trip, you agree to have read through and abide by the terms & conditions mentioned below:
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More about us:
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