Garbett Plateau is one of the most beautiful treks in Matheran. It offers a 360 degree view of the entire Matheran range from the top. Starting from Bhivpuri, the trail alternates between flat and steep patches thereby making it a challenging yet fun trek. A night trek is sure to add thrill to the adventure of making it to the top by sunrise!
About Garbett Point
Situated on the south-west of Matheran, Garbett Point offers a breathtaking view of the range and the lake below. Back in 1850, Hugh Poyntz Malet discovered this place for leisure and relaxation. Windy and breezy, Garbett point is indeed a beautiful destination to hike any time of the year. The plateau can be spotted from the train itself!
About the trek:
Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate
Base village: Diksal
Summit height: 2,625 ft
Total distance of trek: 8 km
Duration: 1 Day
Explore the vast plateau
Experience the thrill of a night trek
Enjoy a glorious sunrise amid mountains
Chance to capture panoramic views from top
11:00 am: Board the 11:18 pm Khopoli (Fast) from CST on Saturday night and meet Team LiveB4YouDie at Bhivpuri Station @ 01:00am
01:30 am: Head towards base village. (Diksal)
02:00 am: Head towards Garbett Plateau after a short introduction round! On our way, we will cross the massive Dhom lake and a few rustic villages. Feel free to pull out your cameras to capture the majestic night sky
05:15 am: Reach Garbett Plateau and relax for a while. We wait until the sunrise illuminates the entire surroundings giving us a magnificent panaromic view of the mountain ranges. We summit at night for this sweet sweet sight!
06:30 am: Head towards Dasturi naka and board our taxis to Neral station.
08:00 am: Time to grab a filling breakfast after this long night's trek!
09:00 am: Adios! Back to the mumbai city life. Until next time LiveB4YouDie
-Transport from Matheran to Neral station (private vehicles)
-Trek guide charges
-Snacks and refreshments throughout the trek
Things to carry/wear:
-Snacks to munch on
-Water (minimum 2 ltr)
-Warm clothing (sweater/jacket)
-Sweets/energy bars/Glucon D (optional)
DO NOT miss the 11:18 pm Khopoli Fast from CST station. Feel free to board this train from any other station of your convenience. You miss the trek if you miss the train!
Please eat dinner and join us for the trek. Once we start the trek, there will be no amenities for food.
Do not carry sling bags.
For those of you who'll be joining for the first time, don't worry, we encourage you to take your time and have a great experience climbing with us. A trek with us isn't about how fast we climb, it's about the experience and memories that we take back home!