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Matheran in Monsoon

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  • Price: $73.00 /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: 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.













    Location
    18° 55' N, 73° 15' E

    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

    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)

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

    24th July 2013 (Thursday)

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

    25th July 2013 (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

    26th July (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

    27th July (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
    2 pm: HYDERABAD EXP (Train No 17031) to Hyderabad

    8th July (Monday):

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

    Amount payable: 3650 (Includes travel, accommodation and food. Be prepared to spend Rs 500 more.)

    Important Instructions: NO REFUND. If you drop out, we will thank you for donating the money to the club.

    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

    Take only what is essential as your bag will have to be carried up from Ambewadi village to Matheran by porters.

    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).

     

    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]

    Mandatory Transaction/Payment Remark:[masked]_your name

    Ex :[masked]_Vishwam

     

    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:

    http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/meetup?event_id=173933242

    Note:

    1) Read the Complete page before doing RSVP

    2) Trek for Adults (Age 18+ years)

    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/[masked]/

    Matheran Trek 13-15 Aug 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

    For any queries please text or email:

    Srikanth:[masked] or email: [masked]

    Vishwam on [masked] or email me at: [masked]

    Come along, let us trek to Matheran.

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  • muniappa

    i have my tkts booked to and fro KARJAT ERODE long back. wl soon be registering. pls forward any updates.

    June 27, 2014

  • Venkatesh K.

    Hi Srikanth,

    Six of us are interested to join this trip.

    If possible, call me at[masked]

    Thanks
    Venky

    June 19, 2014

  • Srikanth C.

    we are cancelling this event as we do not receive payments till date, also there are no train tickets available right now.

    June 19, 2014

  • muniappa

    event id is 104452112. is it ok.
    are u sure no refunds on cancellation. i want to pay now for the event.

    May 30, 2014

  • muniappa

    i am from erode TN. will join at KARJAT at 11 am on 25thJuly. what should i pay to join the team.

    May 21, 2014

    • Srikanth C.

      Sorry for the late reply.. you have to pay 3000

      May 25, 2014

  • Srikanth C.

    Can you please start making the payments? need to book train tickets...

    May 20, 2014

  • Srikanth C.

    Sravan, Santosh Kumar, Sameer, TUSHAR ANAND, Jayashankar

    Can you please update your RSVP question? We need this info to book tickets and contact you.

    April 16, 2014

    • Srikanth C.

      I am going to move all of you to not attending list if you are not going to update RSVP question...

      April 26, 2014

  • vishwam

    Hi All, Please make the payments. Lets book the tickets the moment they open :)

    April 15, 2014

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