Monsoon Trek to Matheran

One of the best places to trek in India - Matheran

Matheran during monsoons gives a different charm.  The mist all around and the greenery that you see is quite different from what you see here.

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: http://files.meetup.com/1166925/Trekking%20in%20Matheran.pdf

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.

 

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

Area : 5000 acres or eight sq miles


Climate
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.

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

Itinerary (Subject to change depending on the weather and other local circumstances.  Organisers word is final. We will try to cover the maximum scenic points)

Thursday:

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

Friday

11 am:  Reach Karjat 
11:30 am: Local transport to Ambewadi village 
12 noon: Start trek to Matheran. 
6:30 pm: Reach Matheran, Get rooms.
8 pm: Dinner, Chat up and Sleep

Saturday

4:30 am: Wake Up Call 
5 am: Start Trek to Sunrise point (7 km uphill & 7 km downhill) 
10 am: Trek to Garbat Point. (to and fro 8km from Market)

2pm Lunch and then

Trek to Alexander Point, Chowk Point, Charlotte Lake. (Total trek 7-8 kms)  : Trek to Echo Point then to Market, Shopping etc (Your will get the best of jams, fudges, chikkis in the market) 
8 pm: Back to room, Dinner.

Sunday

5 am: Wake Up Call 
 5.30 am: Cover any of the places which we may not have covered the previous day.

7.30: Have breakfast and Start trek down
 
1:30 pm Reach Karjat 
2 pm: HYDERABAD EXP (Train No 17031) to Hyderabad

Monday

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

We will stay in a budget hotel.  Only vegetarian food  will be arranged.

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

Take only what is essential in a  backpack as as you will have to carry your backpack yourself from Ambewadi village to Matheran (uphill).

1. Three sets of T Shirts / Track suits (nylon will be better) / Windcheaters.

2. A towel

3. Rain Coat and Umbrella (which can be folded and fit into your bag).

4. Canvas shoes with rubber soles (You will get them in Lal Bazar).

5. A pair of slippers.

6. A torch.

7. Soaps and other toiletries as required.

8. Any medicines that you may require.

9. A small sling bag with water, juice, a handtowel, cap and some snacks. This bag will be the one you will carry when you trek from Ambewadi to Matheran.

10. Cell phone chargers (even though cell phone don't work in a better part of Matheran).

11. Two plastic bags to carry your fresh / used clothes and prevent it from getting wet. A plastic bag to cover your bag (It will be raining most of the time).

Payment:  Rs. 3850/-  (includes Stay in budget hotel - 2 dinners, 2 lunch and 2 breakfast) . 

Excludes : Food in train (to and fro) and lunch on day 3 and Porters is at actuals and to be borne by the participants)

The train fares increased post this meetup.  Hence the difference amount will be collected from all the participants.

No Refund.

Account Details:

Account Holder Name: Great Hyderabad Adventure Club 

Account No.:[masked] 

Account Type: Savings 

Bank: AXIS BANK Road no:2, Banjarahills Branch 

Branch: Road No 12, Banjara Hills 

IFSC Code: UTIB[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 make payment through Credit Card:

You can also pay through credit card:

http://eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=172793002&inr=3850


Note:

1) Read the Complete page before doing RSVP

2) Trek for the fit

3) Difficulty Level: Difficult Grade (approx 45-50 kms trek in 3 days)

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: http://meetup.ghac.in/events/14313478/

Matheran Trek 18-20 Feb 2011: http://meetup.ghac.in/events/17026250/

Pictures: https://picasaweb.google.com/115751471844556764087/1822011To2022011Matheran?authkey=Gv1sRgCPeKn9XRp5_n9AE&feat=directlink

2) https://picasaweb.google.com/115751471844556764087/GloriousMatheran?authkey=Gv1sRgCLSeoMOY78OiUA&feat=directlink

Contact: Girinath Reddy [masked])

Rajani P. [masked])

Come along, let us trek to Matheran.

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  • Chaitanya P.

    Hi,
    I have uploaded the photos at

    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwgfktfYbBuYYjFwUlp6RWkwNGM&usp=sharing

    Sorry for the delay

    2 · October 5

  • Siva S.

    Rajani mam, Chaitanya, Srinu and soumya pics upload the pics and share with us :)

    2 · September 5

  • Siva S.

    Hey guys,

    8.8GB, 871 photos download it...Please don't cut,move or delete https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2S1zvFW2sRoOENnbmMzYWtaM00&usp=sharing

    Sorry for late :)

    2 · August 25

    • Siva S.

      @ right side top there is option called OPEN DRIVE all pics available... I'm SIVA SWAROOP :)

      August 27

    • Dwarak

      First its "save to drive" then its "open drive"

      August 27

  • M V GIRINATH R.

    Guys... how about a photo meetup this su day? How many of u are interested?

    2 · August 20

    • Dwarak

      At Taj Vivanta sponsored by Giri

      3 · August 20

    • Zaheer A.

      Yup....we can meet at lamaaakan,opp to gvk mall

      August 22

  • Rajani

    Wonderful and energetic group coupled with excellent weather, delectable food, comfortable stay and nice views. Yes, the train journey was difficult and beyond our control.

    5 · August 21

  • Prasanna

    Please upload photos...

    August 20

  • Vikram R.

    Except the train journey everything was awesome. Thanks to Raji ma'am, Sonali ma'am & Giri. Had a great time with u all.

    1 · August 19

  • Rajesh S.

    Beautiful experience in my life with my first trek . Had lots of fun and been through many adventure thanks to Rajani, Giri and Swaroop(Roopa) and next great thing is got to meet some special plp (Zaheer bhai, Prasanna , Abijit , pranith ,dwarak)

    6 · August 19

  • adnan

    Great place to see..... arrangement was great ... but had a very bad time in the return travel....on the whole a lot of good memories

    2 · August 19

  • Taiyab

    Explored :) thanks sonali, giri and rajani ;)

    1 · August 18

  • pranith r.

    made it totally worth , for all the harships i faced to reach karzat ..... amazing people , the climate , fog , greenery , birthday celebrations , treck ( thnx swaroop n dwarak) , all the hungama in the train while returning ... felt so comfortable with ali .. thnx boss .... thanku every1 ...

    3 · August 18

  • Dwarak

    Matheran indeed was an out of place experience either be it the waterfalls, unexpected night trek , horse run by us, down hill journey, amazing view points or the I-Day celebrations.Thanks to all the folks who made this journey memorable and special kudos to all the three organizers . It's a small world hope to see you all again soon. Cheers!!!

    3 · August 18

  • Siva S.

    Wonderful and energetic group. Matheran were awesome. Had fun to the maximum extent. Unexpected night trek. Spl Thanks to Rajani and Girinath :). Looking forward to many more such treks :) stay tuned for pics...

    2 · August 18

  • Abijith R.

    First trek experience was awesome.

    2 · August 18

  • Zaheer A.

    Awsum tym with all the folk...special thnx to GIRI The BHAI...for understanding how imp tht i hve to join this trek and also nitin..who havent turnd-up....thnx all & have wonderful lyf..

    4 · August 18

  • pranith r.

    lets rock .. :)

    1 · August 14

  • Sarat Chand M

    Hi rajani... if any dropout do let me know on[masked]

    August 14

  • Vikram R.

    Hi all, one of my friend can't turn up for this event..is there anybody who would like to join ?

    August 12

    • Taiyab

      ok rajani no issues..i am not putting my hand in to this slot :)

      August 13

    • Vikram R.

      Rajani my friend is back & he will come for the trek

      August 13

  • Krishnam R.

    Unfortunately, i cannot join for this trip due to an emergency. Let me know the next steps basing on GHAC rules. Mentioning it here so that another enthusiast like me would get a chance to be part of this trip.

    August 12

  • Zaheer A.

    Hi any slot pls....im wanna join pls call on[masked]

    August 12

  • pranith r.

    hey ... payment of 2000 rs made , event id and name mentioned in comments ... reference no -fbiL[masked]

    August 1

    • pranith r.

      payment made of ruppes 1850 , reference number - SBIN514220587716........­ previous payment 2000 + 1850(latest payment = 3850 ..... so total amount paid ..... please do confirm this payment .. thnx :)

      August 8

    • sonali p.

      @pranith rao - confirm received amount of 1850 vide trx ref NEFT/SBIN[masked]/PRANEE­TH RAO

      August 11

  • Ankur G.

    Hi Rajini - Is there any possibility for accommodating 2 people (myself and my wife) for this trek trip to Matheran?
    I can be reached on 9533389138.
    It would be really great if you can accommodate me and my wife for this trip.

    August 4

  • Pooja

    Hi..I am a newbie here..Are there any slots left?

    1 · August 2

    • Rajani

      Hi Pooja, This meetup is full. If you are still interested in matheran, we have 7 slots left herehttp://www.meetup.com...­ can RSPV here.

      1 · August 5

  • Mohd Azhar U.

    Hi Rajini, I just spoke to you. Can you provide me the link to make the payment?

    August 3

  • Taiyab

    paymemt done for Razi asim...so total 5 members are paid...kindly add us in coming list...Razi asim,[masked] age 25 male

    August 3

  • EventDunia

    Razi Asim has paid the amount Rs.3850 through EventDunia, Transaction Id ghad[masked] on[masked]:30:28

    August 3

  • Taiyab

    Hi Rajani... we are total of 5 members..payment has been done for 4 members 1) Adnan 2) sikander 3) muzammil 4) myself : taiyab and now we have to make 5th and final one in the name of Asim..we were about to do the payment and saw your message... kindly reply at the earliest so we can complete the payment for our 5th friend or else we all has to drop :(

    August 3

  • pranith r.

    happy friendship day folks ... have fun

    August 3

  • EventDunia

    adnan has paid the amount Rs.11551 through EventDunia, Transaction Id ghad[masked] on[masked]:04:21

    August 2

    • Rajani

      Adnan I don't see your remarks anywhere. Please call me up

      August 2

    • adnan

      Hello rajini,
      3 members including me
      Adnan pervez [masked]
      [masked]
      Shaik sikander

      August 2

  • Rajani

    This meetup is full. Please do not make any payments for this meetup. If you are still interested in matheran, we have 7 slots left here http://www.meetup.com/GHAC-Travel-Leisure/events/177049792/. You can RSPV here.

    August 2

  • Mahesh A.

    Were can I find itenary of this ?

    August 1

  • abhiraj

    are slots available for 2 persons?

    August 1

    • Rajani

      Abhiraj, you may join.

      August 1

  • Sudheer k.

    Can I join d trek? Any slots left?

    July 31

    • Rajani

      Sudheer Kumar, you can join.

      July 31

  • Satyam D.

    Hi Rajni,
    Initiating payment.

    July 29

  • EventDunia

    Chaitanya Pai has paid the amount Rs.3850 through EventDunia, Transaction Id ghad[masked] on[masked]:57:20

    July 29

    • Chaitanya P.

      Hi Rajni, Please confirm reciept of the payment as per transaction id ghad[masked]

      July 29

  • Rajani

    Anyone interested to join this trip, please make payment immediately.

    July 29

  • Shubha

    Hi.. i want to join this trek.. is there any slot left. Kindly let me know.

    July 23

    • Rajani

      Shubha, you can join

      July 29

  • Satyam D.

    Hi, Please let me know in case of any Drop Outs
    Thanks
    Satyam[masked]

    July 29

    • Rajani

      Satyam, you can join

      July 29

  • Chaitanya P.

    Hi,
    Please let me know if you have 1 slot free.

    Thanks,
    Chaitanya

    July 17

    • Rajani

      chaitanya, you can join

      July 29

  • Sourish

    Hi, by any chance is there any availibility, could u plz let me know

    July 25

    • Rajani

      Sourish, you can join

      July 29

  • Mukesh

    Hi, pls let me know if there is any slot available

    July 25

    • Rajani

      Mukesh - you can join, please make the payment to join.

      July 29

  • Srinivas Kumar G.

    Hi,
    can u Please acknowledge for my payment of 3850/-.
    ref no-IDIBH[masked] on 16thjuly

    July 18

    • sonali p.

      @Srinivas - confirm received amount of 3850 vide trx ref NEFT/IDIBH[masked]/SRINI­VASA KUMAR GOUD V

      July 19

  • Srinivas Kumar G.

    hi,
    i wants to join this trek... is it possible to join now..???

    July 16

  • Abijith R.

    Payment for 2 Txn Ref - 419512845480.Please acknowledge

    July 14

    • sonali p.

      @Abijith Rao - confirm received amount of 7700 vide trx ref IMPS/P2A/[masked]/[maske­d]/[masked] C

      July 14

    • Rajani

      Abijith Rao - please give your contact no, email id and age for yourself and the name of your guest, age and phone no to book tickets

      July 16

  • Nitin Kumar J

    Payment made of 2K, remaining will make in start of next month.
    Transaction No-[masked], Dated - 9th July.
    please confirm

    July 14

    • Siri A.

      Confirmed Txn:[masked] Amount: Rs 2,000.00/-

      July 15

  • Soumya

    My transaction Date is 01-July and Receipt No. is 9JD0WTMV5895.
    Pls confirm the same.

    July 3

    • sonali p.

      @Soumya - confirm received amount of 3800 vide trx ref AXMOB/TPFT/9JD0WTMV5895/­[masked]/[masked]

      July 15

  • Prasanna

    hi, i am interested in this trek, any slots available?? can i make the payment??

    July 11

    • Prasanna

      Payment made.. trnx no- N195140025016553... pls confirm

      July 14

    • sonali p.

      @Prasanna - @Prasanna - confirm received amount of 3850 vide trx NEFT/N[masked]/PR­ASANNA­ C HOSAMANI

      July 15

  • Prasanna

    Payment made.. trnx no- N195140025016553... pls confirm

    July 14

    • sonali p.

      @Prasanna - confirm received amount of 3850 vide trx NEFT/N[masked]/PRASANNA C HOSAMANI

      July 15

  • Taiyab

    i would like to join this trek.. i can pay right away.. please confirm whether its open or not

    July 8

    • Taiyab

      Transaction Id:ghad172793002002641..­please confirm

      July 14

    • sonali p.

      @Taiyab - confirm received an amount of 3851 vide trx ref ghad[masked]

      July 15

  • Taiyab

    Done.. please confirm : Transaction Id:ghad[masked]

    Kindly add me in coming list so my calendar gets updated.

    July 14

    • Rajani

      Pls send ur age. Ph no and email Id to [masked]

      July 14

    • sonali p.

      @Taiyab - confirm received an amount of 3851 vide trx ref ghad[masked]

      July 15

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