Total time required for climbing: 5 hours of normal climb
Total distance for climbing: 8 km
Duration: 1 Day
About Garbett Point: The climate of Matheran is very cool. The most unforgettable things about Matheran are deep forest and the waterfalls nearby, especially in the rainy season. The beauty of the hill station gets doubled in monsoon. Matheran is true 'The Best hill station in Maharashtra.
Matheran beautifully covers an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadris. This lovely spot was discovered in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the collector of Thane district. Garbett's point is located on the South-west side of Matheran with a grand view of the plateau.
Day Trek full of adventure
Traversing the lake
Plateau and the cool breeze
Adventures and easy rock climbing
Well, be boarding the below train from the nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience: Karjat Fast Local 06:10 am CST 06:18 am Byculla 06:24 am Dadar 06:31 am Kurla 06:35 am Ghatkopar 06:50 am Thane 07:02 am Dombivli 07:10 am Kalyan 07:51 am Bhivpuri Road
Meeting Point: Bhivpuri Road Railway Station at 08:00 am
08:00 am Meet-up Bhatakna Team at Bhivpuri stn, freshen up, gear up for the trek
08:30 am Start the trek with a small warm-up walk.
08:50 am Reach Dhom Lake, Introduction round and brief on rules and regulations to be followed by everyone on the event
09:00 am Continue with the traverse of the lake
10:30 am Reach village, take some rest and continue
12:30 pm Reach Garbett plateau, take some rest and then explore the surrounding,
01:00 pm Start moving towards the top to get a panoramic view of the sunrise
01:30 pm Reach top settle down to enjoy the surrounding, click pics and have fun
02:30 pm Have yummy local Lunch
03:00 pm Post all the master and after clicking loads of pics, we will move towards our taxi stand
05:30 pm Reach Neral station, freshen-up and have breakfast and tea
06:30 pm Take a return train to Mumbai
08:00 pm Reach Mumbai with a promise to meet soon
Anything not mentioned in the above inclusion list.
. All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered.
. Insurance, tips, porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks, etc.
. Any kind of personal expenses.
. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
Things to carry:
Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc
2 Liters of water must
Good trekking shoes
Extra pair of clothes, socks optional
Cap, Camera as Optional
1 packet of Electrol, Enerzal, Glucon-D
Medications if required for individual
Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible
And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.