Total time required for climbing: 5 hours of normal climb
Total distance for climbing: 8 kms
Duration: 1 Night
About One Tree Hill:
Matheran at 800 m (2,625 ft)is a popular hill station, accessible by road and train. It was discovered by Hugh Malet in 1850 and is around 100 km from Mumbai. Matheran is a protected forest area where only emergency vehicles are allowed inside its limits. The main mode of transport is the hand-pulled rickshaws and horses. British-style architecture has been preserved in Matheran and most structures are now heritage structures. Matheran has been declared an eco-sensitive region by the Union Environment Ministry (GoI) and is home to diverse flora and fauna. There are also several rare species like the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, White-Rumped Shama, Brown Wood Owl, South Indian Tree Shrew, and The Giant Squirrel.
The trail to One tree hill from Ambewadi is also called the Shivaji ladder route. Midway through the trail near the end of the thick forest, you come across a mass of boulders and rocks into which the trail disappears. This is known as Shivaji Steps or the Shivaji Ladder. According to local legend, Shivaji rode up this route on horseback. From here, its 500m to the top, up a stream bed that's dry except during the monsoon.
One tree on a hilltop
Sightings of Matheran
Adventures and easy climbing
We'll be boarding the below train from the nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience.
Khopoli Fast Local
09:58 pm CST
10:05 pm Byculla
10:11 pm Dadar
10:19 pm Kurla
10:23 pm Ghatkopar
10:39 pm Thane
10:51 pm Dombivli
11:02 pm Kalyan
11:53 pm Karjat
Meeting Point:Karjat Railway Station at 12:00 am
00:00 am Meet-up, freshen up and gear up for the event
01:00 am Reach base village, Introduction round and brief on rules and regulations to be followed by everyone on the event
02:30 am Reach Machi and take some rest
03:30 am Start moving towards the top to get a scenic view of the sunrise
06:15 am Reach top settle down to wait for the sunrise, click pics with the sunrise
07:00 am Post sunrise and after clicking loads of pics, we will move towards dasturi naka
08:00 am On reaching taxi stand scroll down till Neral station
08:30 am Freshen-up and have breakfast and tea and continue return journey
11:00 am Reach Mumbai and bid adieu with a promise to meet soon.
The cost per head includes the following.
Unlimited breakfast in the morning
Tea in the morning
First aid and first responder assistance in case required
MPA administration charges if any
Do read our terms and conditions before registration.
All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered.
Insurance, tips, porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
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 Litres 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