When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going! Trek to Bhimashankar-july 31st

  • July 31, 2014 · 8:30 PM

Ideal for Fit people: There are a few steep climbs, including rock climbing and chimney climbing as well.Please consider this while you RSVP and if you have fear of heights and we promise this will be one among your top 10 treks.

Trek Notes :

Roughly 35 kms trek in 3 days

Trek Genre : Medium to difficult

Only for selected people in WL.
Please make sure you take time and answer all RSVP questions, RSVP invalid if not answered.


Details :


Bhimashankar is a dream destination for any trekker, a perfect setting for an exciting adventure.










Bhimashankar Temple is located in the village of Bhorgiri 50 km north west of Khed, near Pune, in India. It is located 110 km away from Pune in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri hills.

Bhimashankar Temple
The Temple: The Bhimashankara temple is a composite of old and the new structures and is built in the Nagara style of architecture. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to mid 18th century. The shikhara of the temple was built by Nana Phadnavis. The great Maratha ruler Shivaji is also said to have made endowments to this temple to facilitate the carrying out, of worship services. As with other Shiva temples in this area, the sanctum is at a lower level.

A unique bell (Roman style) can be seen in front of the temple which was presented by Chimaji Appa (Brother of Bajirao Peshwa I and uncle of Nanasaheb Peshwa )Chimaji Appa collected two large bells after he won war against Portuguese from Vasai Fort. He offered one here at Bhimashankar and other is at Menovali near Wai in front of Shiva Temple on the banks of Krishna river.

Gupt Bhimashankar
It is a 2kms. down hill trek from the temple in thick forest. The Bhima River which originates from the temple flows to this place, disappears and then suddenly originates further ahead. It said to be the origin of the River Bhima. A small waterfall gushes over a 'lingam' carved out of stone to mark the exact spot. A tiny brass 'Nandi' guards the spot.

Nagphani Tok (point) / Serpent's hood
This is the highest and the best point in the Bhimashankar area. From the car parking area walk on the cart track to Hanuman temple (1km. - 20mins). At the entrance of the temple there is a board indicating the direction to Nagphani. There are a few houses around the temple. From the temple it is another 20mins. uphill trek. This place has derived its name from the fact that it looks like the hood of a Cobra. Hence the name Nagphani. (Nag = Snake i.e. Cobra; Phani = Hood). From the point one gets a panoramic view of Padar Killa down below, and the hills and forts of the Matheran range in the background. Walk uphill to the right of the point and one gets a fascinating view of the Bhimashankar temple area and Siddhagad fort (982m - 3223ft) in the background.














Trek Via Khandas - Sidhi ghat

The route going to the left from the bridge goes to the village. The route to the left of the well in the village leads to the Shidi Ghat. This is one of the difficult routes to Bhimashankar. This route becomes very treacherous and slippery during the monsoon. There are three ladders in this route within the first two hours of climbing. One reaches a settlement after half an hour of the third ladder. This route is called "Sidhi" ghat because of ladder (Sidhi) placed on the routes.

Further ahead when you climb on, one come across a thatch. At this junction, the routes from the Ganesh Ghat and Shidi Ghat merge. Those yearning for a cup of tea or food can get their wish fulfilled here as there are many huts provideing food and tea in middle of trek route. A further 1 ½ hour trek takes us besides a pond. The road, which goes to the left from this pond, takes us to the temple.

Sidhi Ghat











A youtube video of the shidi ghat climb.



Trip iternary will be shared soon.


Expenses: Rs. 3000

Includes Transportation, Accommodation and few meals.

We will share the cost if it is more than this.

Please add yourself to the waiting list and make a payment to the below account by 20th July and mention your transaction details to confirm your spot. You'll be moved to "going list" upon confirmation.


NEFT Transfer the amount to the below mentioned account.

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]

You can also pay through credit card"


Please mention payment remark as[masked]_your name


Things to bring: [ All things are compulsory ]

? Sleeping bag
? Torch and spare batteries
? Plastic packets for wet clothes
? Trekking wear, Shoes and tracks, cap/hat
? Extra pairs of clothes and socks and a Poncho (It may rain)
? Toiletries
? Camera
? Some snacks to munch on the way.
? Bring along an emergency light if you have one (Just in case)

? Enough food for yourself for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunch and 2 dinners.

Water bottles

Try to travel as light as possible because we have a lot of scrambling and trekking to do.

Need to share tents / tarps weight [Extra weight ] - 3 T3 Tents and 2 tarps


A few things might happen that are not planned and we hope you can take this in your stride. This is India and do not expect american standards in everything,
GHAC refund rules apply

Important Instructions:

1) No smoking and No alcohol
2) No littering, no pollution of water
3) This is not a luxury trip, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable
4) Food will be mostly vegetarian
5) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers
6) if you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.
7) If you cant swim don't go deep into the water

Contact :


AN raju[masked]

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  • Pullarao K.

    hi jamila,
    is there any chance to rsvp

    July 23

  • jamila k.

    we are leaving by mumbai express on the 31st.
    dept hyderabad :20:40
    begumpet 20:50
    lingampally 21:13

    July 29

  • Sriram A.

    Hi jamila, reference number[masked]

    July 10

    • Sriram A.

      Here we go CITIN[masked] :-)

      July 15

    • Siri A.

      Sriram received Rs.1700 vide NEFT/CITIN[masked]/ALAHA­RI SRIRAM ANUSH BABU

      July 23

  • jamila k.

    siri, chandra (siva sai chandra) has transferred 6000. trnx no: ghad[masked]

    July 22

    • Siri A.

      Received Rs.6000 vide ghad[masked]

      July 23

  • Hariprasad

    hi jamila
    Made the payement

    July 21

    • Siri A.

      Confirmed Txn:IBR[masked] Amount: Rs 3,000.00/-

      July 23

  • aashna b.

    Would like to join from Pune. Possible?

    July 21

  • jamila k.


    1) ID proof and a photocopy of it- pan card/driving license/aadhar card. ( very imp)

    2) sleeping bag

    3) t-shirts, tracks, socks, inner wear- for 3 days
    4) get a few carry bags for your wet clothes in case it rains

    5) toiletries- tooth brush, tooth paste, comb, tissue paper, toilet paper etc.

    7) a cap or a hat

    8) torch and spare batteries ( its compulsory for everyone to carry a torch )

    9) a good outdoor knife if you have one.

    10) 2 ltr of water- compulsory

    11) a small towel.

    12) water proof shoes or a good trekking shoe and spare sandals

    14) medicines. (raju sir and i will be carrying a basic medical kit.)

    15) carry food items/snacks/dry fruits/chocolates \

    16) water proof your bags which implies every item goes in a polythene bag or get a rain cover. it might rain so you do not want your things to get damp.

    17) poncho or rain coat

    we will be carrying tents and tarps. the weight of which shall be shared by all. 18) 20 mtr rope- provided by club

    July 22

  • Harish A.

    Hi Jammy,
    Here's the transaction ID for 6,000 INR for 2 people.
    Thanks :)

    July 14

    • sonali p.

      @Harish Aritakula - confirm received amount of 6000 vide trx ref NEFT/[masked]/VADLA SAI SHANKAR

      July 15

  • AN R.

    INR 3072 Paid for A. Sita Vaidehi vide Event Duniya. Trx No. ghad183230852002643. Kindly Confirm.

    July 14

    • sonali p.

      @AN Raju - confirm received amount of 3000 vide trx ref ghad[masked]

      July 15

  • Sid P.

    I have just made the fund transfer. Transaction reference number is[masked]

    July 7, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Confirmed Txn:[masked] Amount: Rs 3,000.00/-

      July 9

  • Rajneesh

    Hi Jamila, how are you doing. Is this trek on the 24th or 31st. Could you please share the itinerary as well :)

    May 16, 2014

    • jamila k.

      hey gimme your no

      June 24, 2014

    • Rajneesh

      Sorry just saw this..it is[masked]

      June 25, 2014

  • jamila k.

    guys in the going list. please start making payments

    June 23, 2014

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