Matheran Trek

  • August 9, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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About Matheran
Matheran is a city and a Hill Station municipal council in Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a hill station in Karjat Tahsil and is also the smallest hill station in India. It is located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m (2,625 feet) above sea level. It is located around 90 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune. Matheran's proximity to the three Metros makes it a popular weekend getaway for urban residents. The name Matheran means either "forest on top" or "mother forest".

Moving in Matheran

The only modes of transport, on the red soiled roads, are on horseback or by man-pulled rickshaw or on foot. It is one of the only places in Asia where all vehicles are banned which makes the place unique. And We will enjoy every where on the foot.

Location
18° 55' N, 73° 15' E

 

Height
At an elevation of about 800m (2,625 ft) above Mean Sea Level.
Asia's only pedestrian hill station is situated near Mumbai in the Western Ghats

Area
5000 acres or eight sq miles

Climate
Matheran has cool and moderate climate. During monsoon rainfall is heavy but with different charm for enjoyment. The climate after the rains is very pleasant. In the summer the temperature changes between 20° C & 30°C. In the winter between 12°C & 25°C.

Topography
Level with sparse undulations. The topmost layer of rock is of soft porous iron-clay with abundant small black boulders. The surface is
covered by red soil with less humus.

About our trek.

We will have the luxury of civil amenities as we will stay in Hotel Girivihar/Lakeview. Only vegetarian food ( Maybe typical Gujarati food) will be arranged by the Hotel.

Thus staying will be easy and be prepared for medium to difficult trekking depending on group capacity. ( Medium - 15 -18 Km per day trek - Difficult - 18 - 20 kms per day with climbing up & down the Matheran Hill.)

Children & fresh new comers may find the trek difficult & thus not advised to join the trek.

We will start from Nampalli station on  9 Aug 2013 FRIDAY by Train No 17032 MUMBAI EXP. at 8.40 pm

Tentative itinerary
10 Aug 2013 SATURDAY 11.00 A.M Reach Karjat
10 Aug 2013 SATURDAY 11:30 A.M Local transport to Ambe wadi
10 Aug 2013 SATURDAY 12:00 P.M proceed to Matheran enroute Lunch
10 Aug 2013 SATURDAY 06:30 P.M Reach Giri Vihar
10 Aug 2013 SATURDAY 08:00 P.M Dinner and Sleep

11 Aug 2013 SUNDAY 04:00 A.M Wake Up Call
11 Aug 2013 SUNDAY 05:00 A.M Start Trek to Sun rise Point (7KMS Up hill & 7 KMS Down Hill)
11 Aug 2013 SUNDAY 09:00 A.M Reach Giri Vihar, Break fast, Rest
11 Aug 2013 SUNDAY 10:00 A.M Trek to Alexander Point, Chowk Point, Charlotte Lake
11 Aug 2013 SUNDAY 02:00 P.M Back to GIri Vihar, Lunch, rest (Total trek 7-8 kms)
11 Aug 2013 SUNDAY 04:00 P.M Trek to Echo Point then to Market, shopping etc
11 Aug 2013 SUNDAY 08:00 P.M Reach Giri Vihar, Dinner, Camp fire
11 Aug 2013 SUNDAY 10:00 P.M Sleep

12 Aug 2013 MONDAY 05:00 A.M Wake Up Call
12 Aug 2013 MONDAY 06:00 A.M Break fast
12 Aug 2013 MONDAY 07:00 A.M Trek to Garbut Point
12 Aug 2013 MONDAY 12:30 P.M Reach Bhiv Puri Station and catch local train to Karjat
12 Aug 2013 MONDAY 01:30 P.M Reach Karjat
12 Aug 2013 MONDAY 02:25 P.M Catch Train No 17031 HYDERABAD EXP to HYD

13 Aug 2013 TUESDAY 06:00 A.M Reach Nampally Station

Reach Hyderabad by 13 Aug 2013 TUESDAY at 6.00 A.M by Hyderabad Exp.Train no 17031

Amount payable -[masked] approx. (Including Staying & food except food during train travel.)

Important Instructions:

All GHAC rules apply (http://meetup.ghac.in...)

1) No smoking and no alcohol
2) No littering, no pollution of water
3) Ladies and gents accommodation is separate
4) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers
5) If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.


Things to Bring

1) A good and positive mood
2) 2 Thick Cotton pants/ trousers or jeans - full length (TO save against Bruises) & 3 T-shirt / Shirt ( Better way to say - Clothes for - train - 2 night travel, 2 nights stay at Hotel & 2-3 days for medium / hard trekking)
4) Sun hat/ screen (for the ladies and fair and handsome)
5) Walking /trekking /sport shoes preferably with anklets
6) Medicines as per your need
7) Tiffin Box to carry lunch or u can manage with a plastic cover or paper
8) Refreshments / chocolates / energy bars/ Energy Drinks
9) Water bottle - 2 Litres
10) Toiletries (tooth brush, paste, small towel/napkin, comb, shampoo)
11) Photo Id (Passport, Employee/College Id, Pan card/Election Card/ Driving License) with a xerox copy
12) A rucksack / haversack, in other words a bag u can put all your stuff in and hang on your back, try to keep the bag as light as possible.
13) 2 Labled emergency Notes with your name and address, phone numbers, emergency contact name and number, Blood Group, doctors name and number, with information on any medicines you take and any allergies you have with food or medicines, keep 1 in pocket and 1 in bag.
14)Will be staying in hotel so sleeping bag etc. not required.
15) TORCH
16) Disclaimer Print, Sign and submit to the Organizer at Nampally Station (http://files.meetup.c...)

Account Details

ACCOUNT HOLDER'S NAME: GREAT HYDERABAD ADVENTURE CLUB

A/C NO:[masked]

BANK& BRANCH: ICICI, BANJARA HILLS

ACCOUNT TYPE: CURRENT

IFSC CODE: ICIC[masked]

Transaction Remark:[masked]_Your Name

Once you make the transfer, please post a comment with your Transaction Reference Number to get the confirmation of the same.

AVOID CASH DEPOSITS INTO THE ACCOUNT

You can also pay through credit card:


http://eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=121571742

 

Contact: Swathi - [masked]

Krishna - [masked]

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  • Pavan N.

    hai, am likely to get dropped for this event due to my priorities getting overlapped over 12th & 13th.

    Dear Organizer, please see if you can replace my slot with any other aspirant.

    August 2, 2013

    • Swathi V.

      Hi Pavan.. Can you please mail me ur bank details to [masked]

      August 21, 2013

    • Pavan N.

      Thanks Swathi, I did as you suggested. Please do the further needful.

      August 25, 2013

  • Praveen P.

    Guys!!!! Had awesome time with u all...... Thanks and hope to meet u all in upcoming events.

    August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome Trip

    August 13, 2013

  • Irene G

    Thanks for a great experience with all u guys!!! Krishna hope to get reimbursement of 420/- paid for taxi...

    August 13, 2013

    • Krishna Murthy C.

      Hi Irene,

      Swathi will get in touch with you for your bank account details to transfer the amount.

      August 13, 2013

    • Swathi V.

      Hey irene, I will call you tomorrow..

      August 13, 2013

  • farida

    Hope you enjoyed the trek at Matheran. Please provide your feedback at www.ghac.in/event-feedback.html

    Thank you

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Vijay C.

    Superb

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Aparna B.

    Great Experience

    2 · August 13, 2013

  • Varsha T.

    Nice experience!!

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Siddhartha K.

    All the Best guys !

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Srikanthi K.

    Hi Krishna

    Are we going in Mumbai Express? If so, Can I get in to the train at Lingampally station?

    Thanks
    Srikanthi

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please call at[masked] if I can get in for some cancellation. Thanks

    August 9, 2013

  • Raghunandan K.

    Love to join u guys for an adventurous journey

    August 6, 2013

  • Nagaraju

    Is there any slots still open? or anyone planning to drop out. Please let me know.

    August 3, 2013

    • Nagaraju

      Hi swathi/Krishna, Payment made through event dunia...reference number : gh1215717421075...please­ confirm

      August 6, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Nagaraju, your payment of Rs.3000/- is recieved

      August 6, 2013

  • Raghunandan K.

    Love to join u guys for an adventurous journey

    August 6, 2013

  • Raghunandan K.

    Love to join u guys for an adventurous journey

    August 6, 2013

  • anu

    Some priority work has come up for this weekend. Please cancel my name from the trek. apologize for the inconvenience caused.
    Kindly do the needful for refunding the amount.

    August 5, 2013

  • Ravi T.

    Any spots left or planning to increase open spots?

    August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will not be able to attend this because of some Office work over that weekend

    August 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Swati, can you please replace my slot with someone else's.

      August 2, 2013

  • Virag S.

    Pls let me know if any dropout

    August 1, 2013

    • Krishna Murthy C.

      Hey virag,
      If you would like to join the trek please join the waiting list nd make the payment. We only have couple of slots left for this event

      August 1, 2013

  • Irene G

    Hi Swathi,

    Thanks for your confirmation..I should be joining the team from Pune. Pl advise if I shd connect at Pune station or Karjat..

    July 31, 2013

    • Swathi V.

      Hey Irene, Will inform you about it soon.. Will call you and let you know..

      July 31, 2013

  • PRAVEEN S.

    Hi Krishna,

    I've paid 3072/- through CC payment. Transaction id : gh1215717421016. Please acknowledge.

    July 24, 2013

    • PRAVEEN S.

      Hey .. Sorry.. Here it is : gh[masked]

      July 30, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Praveen, your guest (dinesh) payment of Rs.3000/- vide gh[masked] is recieved

      July 30, 2013

  • Irene G

    Hi Krishna,
    Payment made vide transaction ref[masked]_Irene

    Kindly acknowledge please.

    July 30, 2013

  • Sana Ali B.

    Hello! I tried rsvp'g with +1, but it is not working, cud you plz do the same

    July 29, 2013

    • Swathi V.

      Hey Sana, I have added +1 to your RSVP.. Could you please make the payment ASAP to confirm your slot..

      July 29, 2013

  • anu

    Hi Krishna,

    I had RSVP's No and again to yes. Kindly confirm me since I have made my payment.

    July 26, 2013

  • Krishna Murthy C.

    HI Maneesh,

    Transaction # gh1215717421000. This is the payment reference number for Anu. Can you please confirm?

    July 24, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Krishna, Anu's payment of Rs.3000/- vide gh[masked] is recieved

      July 26, 2013

  • Srikanthi K.

    Hi Krishna

    As per our discussion transferred amount 3000/-. Transaction Reference Number: 0464500282. Please acknowledge.

    Thanks
    Srikanthi

    July 19, 2013

  • PRAVEEN S.

    Would like to join With one guest

    July 17, 2013

  • Pavan N.

    Please let me know if any spots are available. I would like to join.
    I will pay immediately as soon as you confirm.

    June 13, 2013

    • Swathi V.

      Yes tht's fine

      June 14, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Pavan, your payment of Rs.3000/- is recieved

      July 13, 2013

  • Krishna Murthy C.

    Hi Maneesh,

    3000 transfered to GHAC account for Aparna Bom. Reference Number 0461551269.

    Please Confirm.

    July 11, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Krishna, your payment of RS.3000/- videNEFT/[masked] is recieved

      July 12, 2013

  • Krishna Murthy C.

    Hey Guys,

    Can you please answer all the RSVP questions. There are some RSVP's without any answers.

    July 12, 2013

  • Kishore U.

    Transferred the amount and the ref#[masked]

    July 5, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Kishore, your payment of Rs.3000/- vide NEFT/[masked] is credited to ghac account

      July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Swati,

    Transferred the amount. Transaction number is :[masked]
    Please confirm.

    June 16, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Gurpreet, your payment of Rs.3000/- is recieved.

      July 3, 2013

  • Vijay C.

    TRX NO:gh[masked]

    June 24, 2013

    • Swathi V.

      This is credit card payment through Events Duniya

      June 24, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Vijay, your payment of Rs.3000/- is recieved

      July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Trasferred the amount 3000 to GHAC account.

    Transaction Reference Number:[masked]

    June 29, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Sandeep, your paymentr of Rs.3000/- vide NEFT/[masked] is credited to ghac account

      July 3, 2013

  • Shrinivas K.

    Hi, by when do we need to pay?

    June 15, 2013

    • Krishna Murthy C.

      Hi Shrinivas, Have you made the payment? if yes please provide us with the reference number so that we can confirm your slot

      July 2, 2013

    • Shrinivas K.

      I havent made thw payment Krishna. I am changing the RSVP for the event. Regrets.

      July 2, 2013

  • Swathi V.

    Guys, Can you please make the payments ASAP. Also who ever did not answer the RSVP questions, please change your RSVP and and answer them.

    We will be closing the RSVP's in next few days. So please make the payments to confirm your slot.

    June 27, 2013

  • Lokesh Sai K.

    Is there any slots left. If yes please tell me i will make the payment

    June 14, 2013

    • Krishna Murthy C.

      Hi lokesh, please rsvp and make the payment. Once the payment is received ur slot will be confirmed

      June 14, 2013

  • Pavan N.

    seems there is a typo. 09th Aug 2013 happens to be Friday. Not thu as mentioned.

    June 13, 2013

    • Swathi V.

      Yeah first we have posted it for Aug 8th, did not change it later on. Changed now :)

      June 13, 2013

  • Swathi V.

    Guys, pls make the payments ASAP as we need to book the tickets at the earliest..

    June 12, 2013

  • Sahith C.

    I love adventure and im definitely IN!!!

    June 11, 2013

  • Swathi V.

    Hey Guys, Check the date.. It is changed from 8th to 9th as tickets were not available

    June 10, 2013

  • Riya D.

    Will not be able to take leave.... I wish It was just a weekend trip :(

    June 8, 2013

  • Riya D.

    Please take me in :)

    June 8, 2013

  • Chinna A.

    i am in with +1

    1 · June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Iam in :) :)

    June 7, 2013

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