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Into The Wild (Monsoon trek to Garbett Plateau)

Sun, 22 Sep 2019 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Garbett Plateau
Rs 800 onwards
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Vagabond Experiences presents,

Into The Wild (Monsoon trek to Garbett Plateau)

Garbett Plateau is one of the most scenic treks in all of Maharashtra. Although it is situated close to Matheran, it has still survived commercialization. Escape the city and head into the serenity of the hills as we walk along the Dhom lake and tread through rustic villages on this trek. The lush green beauty of the Sahyadris is seen only in the monsoons making the view from the top simply spectacular! So grab your rain jackets, lace up those shoes and follow us #IntoTheWild!


About the trek:

Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate

Base village: Diksal

Summit height: 2,625 ft

Time taken to climb/descend: 3-4 hrs climb / 1.5 hrs descent

The total distance of trek: 8 km

Duration: 1 day


Meeting point: Bhivpuri stn ticket counter (Sunday 8:00 am)

Departure point: Neral stn ticket counter (Sunday 6:00 pm)



08:00 am: Board the 6:10 am Karjat (Fast) from CST on Sunday morning and meet the Vagabond team at Bhivpuri station ticket counter by 8:00 am.

08:15 am: We head towards Diksal village and nourish ourselves with some breakfast.

09:30 am: After a round of introductions and getting to know each other a little bit, we make our way towards Garbett plateau. On our way, we will cross the pristine Dhom lake and a few villages. Feel free to whip out those phones and Go Pros to capture your rainy weekend outdoors.

01:30 pm: On reaching Garbett plateau, we will take a lunch break and spend some time here. The lush green panoramic view that surrounds us is one of the many reasons that the Sahyadris are a hotspot for trekkers during the monsoons.

03:00 pm: We make our way towards Garbett point and onwards to Dasturi. You can grab roasted corn and 'chai' for a perfect end to the trek.

04:00 pm: We board our taxis and make our way towards Neral station.

05:00 pm: Adios! Back to the mundane city life. Until next time, Vagabonds!



-Transport from Matheran to Bhivpuri station (private vehicles)


-Trek guide charges

-Energy bar

-Vagabond representatives

-First Aid assistance

-Vagabond merchandise


Things to carry/wear:

-Packed lunch

-Drinking water (minimum 2 ltr)

-Rainwear (raincoat / poncho / rain jacket)

-Sturdy shoes with grip


-Trekking pole (optional but very useful)

-Sweets/energy bars/Glucon D (optional)

-Camera (optional)


For further inquiries:
Whatsapp/call:  740 005 4929 / 986 795 2811



Please note:

-Please DO NOT miss the 6:10 am Karjat Fast from CST station. Feel free to board this train from any other station (Byculla 6:18 am, Dadar 6:24 am, Kurla 6:31 am, Ghatkopar 6:35 am, Thane 6:49 am) but it WILL be crowded and if you miss this train, you will NOT be able to join us for the trek. Meet us at Bhivpuri stn ticket counter by 8:00 am. Plan accordingly.

-Please carry packed lunch that will not get spoilt. If you do not want to carry lunch, you could carry snacks and eat lunch once we reach Matheran market (around 3 pm)

-Please make sure you have good rain gear to protect yourself and your bag from getting wet.

-This is a trek and not a nature trail, we will be ascending and descending slopes through the course of the trek.

-Please wear sturdy closed footwear with good grip and one that won't tear.

-Do not carry sling bags or any bag that dangles. Try keeping your hands free at all times.

-For those of you who haven't trekked before, don't worry, we at Vagabond encourage you to take your time and have a great experience climbing with us. A Vagabond trek isn't about speed, it's about the group experience. For those of you who have trekked before, we encourage you to encourage the beginners and help them through the way.


Cancellation Policy:

-Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

-Cancellations made within 3 - 6 days will incur a 70% cancellation fee.

-Cancellations made within 48 hours to the event will receive no refund.


For further inquiries:
Whatsapp/call:  740 005 4929 / 986 795 2811

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Terms and Conditions

-All timings and activities are subject to weather, group size, capabilities of participants, etc.

-Vagabond holds the right to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances (for eg. unfavorable weather)

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IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to the Vagabond trip/event/trek/activity, hereinafter referred to as Activities conducted by Vagabond, (Hereinafter referred to as the Conductor, under the guidance of Elton Dmello and/or Shannon Fernandes and/or Shajin Shaji and/or Nihar Nair, hereinafter jointly referred to as the Instructors, I do hereby:

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More about us

More about us

A Vagabond Experience isn't just one where you pack your bags and go visit a place outdoors. It's more than that. At a Vaga' experience, you meet new like-minded people and create bonds in comfortable social spaces that would last you a lifetime. By facilitating our understanding and appreciation for community living, we help you take a trip not only outwards but inwards too.


We lead treks, camps, river rafting trips, backpacking trips to Himachal, musical experiences all year round.


For further inquiries:
Whatsapp/call:  740 005 4929 / 986 795 2811


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