Matheran Trek 01-04 Oct 2010

  • September 30, 2010 · 8:00 PM

****Meetup is full Do not RSVP**** 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( Link attached). Only vegetarian food ( Maybe typical Gujarati food) will be arranged by the Hotel. http://giriviharhotel... 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[masked] by Hyderabad Bombay Exp. at 8.30 pm [masked] am Karjat [masked] proceed to Matheran To be finalised / decided once group is final. ( But in short trek , trek , trek & trek & have loads of fun. ) [masked] Trek till 10.00 am & return to Karjat. Start back from Karjat on[masked] at 1.30 pm & reach Hyderabad by[masked] at 7.00 am by Hyderabad Bombay Exp. Amount payable -[masked] approx. ( Incld Staying & food except food during train travel.) ( Be prepared for Rs[masked] more as we are planning this trek for the first time.) Will meet once the group is final & collect money in cash at that time. Important Instructions: 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)October means winter may just be setting in so heavy winter clothing not required. 16) TORCH Rest when we meet after getting the team ready. Probably in a weeks time.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Where are the rest of the pics?? There were more taking pictures.

    October 25, 2010

  • Jitendra G.

    Really Nice pics Anupam

    October 25, 2010

  • Deepam M.

    Beutiful photos Anupam , Thanks.

    October 25, 2010

  • Anupam

    Pics from the rappelling session.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/anu...­

    October 24, 2010

  • Deepam M.

    We meet on[masked] for rappelling.
    Kindly get your photos , Videos in CD so that we can make a good memorable photo session out of our total collection later during photo sharing meet.

    October 19, 2010

  • Rashmi

    Cool.. will get it to office tomorrow:)

    October 18, 2010

  • Prashant P.

    That Jacket is mine.

    October 18, 2010

  • Rashmi

    Cool.. ping me when you are at office and I'l hand them over.. I also found a jacket.. with a Honda print...

    October 18, 2010

  • Naveen K.

    Most probably i'm in for it. I hope all of us are meeting on 24rth next sunday for rapelling.......so lets discuss on that day.......

    October 17, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ramgad vasiyoon...kaise ho?????

    October 17, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Count me in for December and a few more friends of mine.

    October 17, 2010

  • Suresh K.

    Deepam Sir, I think we should start planning something for the Matheran team in December. A place similar to Matheran and sure we all can have plenty of fun.

    October 16, 2010

  • Madhav

    Hey rashmi those are mine.

    October 14, 2010

  • Jitendra G.

    Pics from Harsha and Raghu are not yet there, Where are the DJ dance videos?

    October 11, 2010

  • Naveen K.

    @Suresh Sir: i got it. It was good.

    October 11, 2010

  • Suresh K.

    Sent a pdf file on trekking in Matheran that I read in Discover India magazine. Did the Matheran gang get it?

    October 10, 2010

  • Naveen K.

    Suresh Sir, just sent all the email id's to the email id mentioned

    October 10, 2010

  • Suresh K.

    Can the Matheran gang send me their email IDs at: [masked]
    or SMS me their email IDs to[masked]

    October 10, 2010

  • Rashmi

    This Trek was the trek which stood for its word. We did walk the amount we were to walk or maybe more:) The climb up the mountain was good but the descend was just way too awesome.; walking at the edge of a mountain was an experience in itself. A MUST go trek.

    October 8, 2010

  • Deepam M.

    @Rashmi ,

    Rate nahin kare kya?

    October 8, 2010

  • Rashmi

    Anupam - Such an unfair deal man:(
    Jitendra - Cool....
    So Guys and Gals... please let me know if any of you have my shades my any chance... :)

    October 8, 2010

  • Jitendra G.

    i think you should ask gals aswell. :P

    October 7, 2010

  • Anupam

    Shades ke badle me koi tooth brush de gaya. ha ha ha.

    October 7, 2010

  • Rashmi

    Guys I found a wooden beads necklace and tooth brush etc in my mag.. claim if its urs... PS: I couldn't find my shades... do any of you have it by any chance?

    October 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes will make that change and upload pic again. Thanks for letting me know..I knew it wasn't perfect, but had to get it out there for such review. Glad it's happening.

    October 6, 2010

  • Deepam M.

    Raghuram , Laxmi , Rashmi , Priyanka - Ratings pls.

    October 6, 2010

  • Deepam M.

    Comments posted on your picasa.
    Day 2 - Ecko point , not Louisa point in the evening.

    October 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any comments, suggestions, modifications are most welcome.

    October 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guys check this out. I tried to retrace what we did on the Trek on Google Map. http://picasaweb.google.com/aga...­]

    October 6, 2010

  • Deepam M.

    Forgot to add that third day trek of 2500 ft descend includes 10 kms. of walk as well.
    @Naveen , We have unlimited endurance , power. It's just question of getting into the situation wher we have to tap it. As I was telling to people at the back , when we feel we are at the end , we still have 20 % + of reserve energy , just a spark is needed to remind you of that.

    October 6, 2010

  • Chandan

    hey guy, here are some of panoramas taken during the trek
    http://picasaweb.google.com/sar...­#

    October 5, 2010

  • Shraddha B.

    In simple words " I would love to take the pain to Ctrl C + Ctrl V, the comments written by excellent group here" :)

    October 5, 2010

  • Naveen K.

    @Deepam Sir: Absolutely correct. Even I'm sure that most of them agree and the main thing i believe is that this trek has given the opportunity to know the individual's potential, stamina and mental strength as well.......all of them got exposed to the scorching heat as well.....at that time when we were getting down, mainly the descending part where the paths were so narrow and zig-zag, slippery and so many stones.....what a track it was..loved it.....

    October 5, 2010

  • sunanda

    n i was so unlucky that in last 12 hour i got to change my plan :((

    October 5, 2010

  • sunanda

    same here i am also feeling the same that i missed something really gud , Deepam Sir will look forward for upcoming matheran :))

    October 5, 2010

  • Priyank S.

    seems like I have missed awesome trek may be next time, so probably this is longest trek by GHAC.

    October 5, 2010

  • Deepam M.

    @ Priyank , But believe me Second day was the easiest. I feel all the members will agree on this.

    October 5, 2010

  • Deepam M.

    Where are pending ratings ?

    October 5, 2010

  • Deepam M.

    @ Priyank , First day 1800 ft Climb in 4 Hrs + 3 Km walk. Second day 25 Km + walk. Third day 2500 Ft descend 5 Hrs. Can not calibrate climb & Descend in Kms. as very steep climb & descend.

    October 5, 2010

  • Priyank S.

    how many KM did u guys trek?

    October 5, 2010

  • Deepam M.

    Great group. The Best . Very co-operative group.
    Hope I always get a group like this.
    Ultimate location - Matheran. Very versatile place for trekking.
    Apart from organisers , special thanks to Suresh K. for helping out. Special thanks to Hotel Girivihar for excellent food & reasonable stay.
    Whole thing was just perfect. In fact even the imperfections were were perfect as they added that extra challenge / Zing.

    October 5, 2010

  • Naveen K.

    hey all, just done with 188 photos uploading....size was big and was not taking all the photos. Removed few and added to the max capacity. Had to create a new gmail id.

    Videos of the live music @ Eco-point and Raghuveer's vada-pav sale @ Rly Stn are still left..will put them as well

    My photos Picasa Link:

    http://picasaweb.google.co.in/n...­

    October 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    oohhh!!!! ah!!!!!! my walk has turned in to a moonwalk...:)

    October 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would have loved it if we could have geotagged all these pics...we could have traced the entire trek on Google maps. Another thing we can do next time.

    October 5, 2010

  • K.Vijay

    @Anupam Great photos, love to see more photos from you

    October 5, 2010

  • Naveen K.

    Uploading 284 photos......done with 200....84 going on ..will post the link soon

    October 5, 2010

  • Shraddha B.

    In simple words " I would love to take the pain to Ctrl C + Ctrl V, the comments written by excellent group here" :)

    October 5, 2010

  • Anupam

    Had Over 250 pics. Loads of repeated stuff and same kinda shots those are already posted. Putting the few from my cam. Hardly any landscapes. Its mostly about the people.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/anu...­

    October 5, 2010

  • Jitendra G.

    i am sorry i am out of word to define such a pleasent experience. 3 cheers to such a cooprative, flexible and funloving group and the organisers. hip hip hurre!!!!, hip hip hurre1!!!!, hip hip hurrey1!!!.

    October 4, 2010

  • Raghuveer

    I don't have enough words to explain how I feel. It is a mixed feeling of terrible pain by walking a lot and enormous fun I had with the group. As this was my first outstation trek, was not prepared to walk and climb so much. But the company of people somehow acted like a balm on my aching legs. Great thanks to Prashant and Deepam Bhai and other friends. without them this weekend would not have been memorable.

    October 4, 2010

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