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Matheran in Monsoon! (24th Oct to 28th Oct 2013)

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  • Price: $77.00/per person

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  • One of the best places to trek in India - Matheran

    Matheran is a small hill station in Raigad district of Maharashtra. 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. It is one of the most ecologically sensitive hill stations in the country and no form of motoroised transport is allowed. The name Matheran means either "forest on top" or "mother forest". Read more here:


    matheran-car-rental.jpg (800×600)

    Moving around 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 few places in the world where all motorised vehicles are banned which makes the place unique. That calls for trekking all the way.

    18° 55' N, 73° 15' E

    At an elevation of about 800m (2,625 ft) above Mean Sea Level.


    5000 acres or eight sq miles

    Matheran has cool and moderate climate. During monsoon rainfall is heavy and it provides a different charm. The climate after the rains is very pleasant.


    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 stay in Hotel Girivihar (link attached). Only vegetarian food (maybe typical Gujarati food) will be arranged by the Hotel. http://giriviharhotel...

    Difficulty Level: Difficult Grade (approx 45-50 kms in 3 days) Easy Grade (15-20 kms on Day 2). This will be decided once the group is finalized.

    Age limit : 18 and above. Should be physically fit to trek for longer hours in rain.

    Newcomers may find the trek difficult and are advised not to join the trek.

    You will need to apply for one day leave on Friday for this trek.

    Oct 24th 2013 (Thursday)

    Leave by Train No 17032 Mumbai Express which will depart from Nampally / Begumpet station at 8.40 pm

    Oct 25th2013 (Friday)

    11 am:  Reach Karjat
    11:30 am: Local transport to Ambewadi village
    12 noon: proceed to Matheran enroute Lunch.
    6:30 pm: Reach Matheran and check into Girivihar hotel
    8 pm: Dinner, Chat up and Sleep

    Oct 26th(Saturday)

    4:30 am: Wake Up Call
    5 am: Start Trek to Sunrise point (7 km uphill & 7 km downhill)
    9 am: Get back to Girivihar, freshen up and have breakfast
    10 am: Trek to Alexander Point, Chowk Point, Charlotte Lake. (Total trek 7-8 kms)
    2 pm Back to Girivihar, Lunch and get some rest 
    4 pm: Trek to Echo Point then to Market, Shopping etc (Your will get the best of jams, fudges, chikkis in the market)
    8 pm: Reach Girivihar, Dinner, Camp fire
    10 pm: Sleep

    Oct 27th (Sunday)

    5 am: Wake Up Call
    6 am: Break fast
    7 am: Trek to Garbut Point
    12:30 pm: Reach Bhivpuri station and catch local train to Karjat
    1:30 pm Reach Karjat
    4pm: konark express (11019) to Hyderabad

    Oct 28th(Monday):

    4:00 am / 5:00 - 5.30 am: Reach Lingampally / Begumpet / Nampally Station.

    Amount payable: 3850 (Includes travel, accommodation and food. Be prepared to spend Rs 500 more.)

    Join the waiting list, make payment and you will be moved to confirmed list.

    Important Instructions: NO REFUND. If you drop out unless we find a replacement no refund would be given as pre-bookings would be made.

    All GHAC rules apply (

    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

    Will be updated a month before the trek.

    Account Details:


    A/C NO: [masked]



    IFSC CODE: ICIC[masked]

    Transaction Remark: [masked]_Your Name ([masked] yogi)

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


    For Credit card payments you can use the below link



    1) Read the Complete page before doing RSVP

    2) Trek for Adults (Age 18+ years)

    3) Difficulty Level: Medium to Difficult Grade (approx 45-50 kms in 3 days) Easy Grade (15-20 kms on Day 2). This will be decided once the group is finalized based on the groups fitness.

    5) Your RSVP will not be considered if you do not provide answers to all the questions

    6) This a monsoon Trek...You might get wet during the hike

    You can go through previous Matheran Meetup pages here:

    Matheran Trek 01-04 Oct 2010:

    Matheran Trek 18-20 Feb 2011: http://meetup.ghac in/events/[masked]/

    Matheran Trek 13-15 Aug 2011:



    For any queries please text or email:

    Yogi -[masked]
    Puneet -[masked] [masked] (text/mail Prefered)

    Come along, let us trek to Matheran.

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    icici savings ac no[masked] khairatabad branch,hyderabad.
    name potluri srikanth kumar.
    cld u plz intiate the refund at the earliest.


    October 9, 2013

    • Puneet G.

      srikanth , I ll initiate the refund process...It takes one to two weeks..

      October 9, 2013

    • Puneet G.

      Please mention your ifsc code

      October 22, 2013

  • Srini A.

    here is my account details :[masked] - Savings Account
    Branch : E-city, Bangalore


    October 21, 2013

    • Srini A.

      ICICI Bank

      October 21, 2013

    • Puneet G.

      Please mention your ifsc code

      October 22, 2013

  • maneesh k p

    Refund for the following participants have been done to Puneets' account.Pls get in touch with him

    October 22, 2013

  • Puneet G.

    cancelling event due to lack of participation..
    kindly mail me your account details..I ll initiate refund it ll take two to three weeks..

    October 6, 2013


    hi puneet,
    i have rsvped for this trek intially that is when the trek was scheduled for 12 september .The dates have been chged to 25 oct. I will be unable to make it to the trek as i have to attend to conference at the same time.I apologise for the inconvenience.i have rsvped as no for the trek.
    cld u plz refund the amount of rs 3750 paid earlier.



    October 3, 2013

  • Soumindra C.

    Hi Puneet,

    I just paid the fee through Credit Card. The reference / transaction number is: gh1299762821308.

    But the page was re-directed and it says - "Sorry. This Meetup is now closed to RSVPs".

    Could you please tell me the way forward. Also, please let me know if the payment was received. Registering for the first time, I don't have much knowledge about the process. Please help. Thank you.

    September 17, 2013

  • shirish

    When can I expect the refund puneet ?

    August 30, 2013

    • shirish

      I've paid through credit card, will I be refunded through credit card or should I give my bank account details, also what is your email id

      September 5, 2013

    • Puneet G.


      September 9, 2013

  • Srini A.

    Hi Puneet/Yogi,

    I made payment, #:[masked] (05/SEP/13). Please can u chk n confirm it.

    September 5, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Srini, your payment of Rs.3850/- is recieved .

      September 6, 2013

    • Srini A.


      September 7, 2013

  • Srini A.

    Hi Puneet/Yogi, Please can you clarify this... I am confused.

    Title :Matheran in Monsoon! (24th Oct to 28th Oct 2013).

    But in description ..Sep 12th 2013 (Thursday) to Sep15th. :(


    August 26, 2013

    • Puneet G.

      Srini event is postponed from Sep 12th to 24th Oct.

      August 26, 2013

  • shirish

    Can't make it if it's october,I'm changing the RSVP to NO, will i get a refund?

    August 20, 2013

    • Puneet G.

      yes are entitled to full refund.

      August 20, 2013


    maneesh, paid 3850 from icici ac[masked] on 02/08/13 ref no is 469548081.plz check and confirm

    August 13, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Srikanth, your payment of Rs.3850/- vide NEFT/[masked] is recieved

      August 14, 2013



    paid through icici ac
    please check

    August 2, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Need the ref no: the no: you provided is GHAC account no:

      August 8, 2013

  • shirish


    paid through event dunia

    July 29, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Shirish, your payment of Rs.3850/- is recieved vide gh[masked]

      July 29, 2013

  • Suresh K.

    1 · July 17, 2013


Your organizer's refund policy for Matheran in Monsoon! (24th Oct to 28th Oct 2013)

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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