Night Trek to Garbett Plateau — MUM003 - ThrillBear
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Night Trek to Garbett Plateau —MUM003

Organized by: Thrillbear

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Region

Sahyadris

Elevation

2625 ft

Distance

12 km

Difficulty

Moderate

Exposure

Low

Base

Diksal

Situated about 5 kms from Matheran Railway Station, in the hidden hilly regions of Bhivpuri area, Garbett point offers a panoramic view of the lush green Sahyadri mountain ranges nearby. It's a moderate level trek in terms of difficulty, and it would take our team about 6+ hours to complete the trek. Previous hiking experience would be a big plus, and so would good physical fitness.


Meeting point:

Bhivpuri road station on central railway line at 12:40 am (23rd November, Sunday) sharp.

We will be catching Khopoli train leaving from CST at 10:28 PM on 23rd Nov, Saturday. Timings on other stations are as follows:

10:46 PM - Dadar
11:03 PM - Ghatkopar
11:23 PM - Thane
11:46 PM - Dombivli
11:57 PM - Kalyan
12:39 AM - Bhivpuri Road

Tentative Itinerary:

12:40 AM - Assemble at Bhivpuri road station. If you are late then you will miss the trek.

1:15 AM - After a short briefing we start our trek

4:00 AM - Reach the Garbett Plateau and break for some rest

6:30 AM - Start hiking towards Garbett Point

7:30 AM - Start hiking towards Matheran (Dasturi Naka) after sunrise

9:30 AM - Reach Dasturi Naka. We would catch cabs from here and head to Neral station

10:00 AM - Reach Neral. Have breakfast here and head towards CSMT

Cost:

₹699 ₹599 only

(Use code "weekendvibes" to get ₹100 off on ₹699 ticket price!)

What is included

Transport from Matheran to Neral station

Healthy breakfast

Fruits on the way to trek

Medical assistance by NOLS certified Trek Leader

Digital hiking routes

What is NOT included

Mineral/Packaged Drinking Water

Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the "What is Included" section above

How it works?

Step 1: click on "Book Now" and fill all the necessary details such as name, email ID, phone number, emergency contact, date of birth, allergies & medical conditions, blood group.

Step 2: Finally make the payment to confirm your spot and voila! You are all set for an amazing weekend out in the mountains

Cancellation policy:

  • Before 15 days or more from the booking date: 75% Refund
  • Before 7 days or more from the booking date: 75% Refund
  • Before 6 days or lesser from the booking date: No Refund

Things to Remember:-

Few instructions before the trek:

1. Cut your toe nails and wear comfortable shoes

2. Cover your entire body by wearing comfortable full-sleeve t-shirts and pants (this is to avoid insects, thorns, and even reptiles)

3. Review the "Things to carry" list properly

4. Do carry blankets and bedsheets to use while resting on the Plateau (the temperature can go below 20° C during the night)

5. Do carry some fruits / dry fruits, ample water, electrolytes (Electral, Enerzal, etc.), and Odomos

6. If you have any medical condition that requires special medications, please carry 2 sets of medicines and give 1 set to the trek leader (or request the trek leader to bring those specific medicines)

7. Please review the disclaimer document properly

8. You will receive an email regarding a trek route which you should review once on your phone

9. Follow a "Leave No Trace" policy and don't throw even a small piece of trash on the trail. Keep all your trash with you and dispose it responsibly after coming back to the city.

And above all, we at ThrillBear, embrace diversity, and encourage participation of trekkers from all different kinds of linguistic groups, ethnicities, and cultures. We are committed to providing a safe environment for all participants of the hike and make it free from discrimination on any ground, and from harassment, including sexual harassment. We will operate a zero tolerance policy for any form of sexual harassment. All incidents and complaints will be taken seriously, treated with respect, in confidence and promptly investigated. No one will be victimised for making such a complaint.

Creating a safe space requires the commitment, accountability, and support from each person in our community. We expect you to respect your fellow trekkers before, during, and after the trek.


Things to carry:

- Headlamp / Torch with extra batteries (Compulsory - Do not rely on the phone torch)

- Sun hat or cap - Sports shoes or trekking shoes (strictly no sandals or chappals)

- Comfortable t-shirt (preferably dri-fit and full sleeves)

- Comfortable trousers (no jeans or shorts)

- Extra pair of clothes and a hoodie (weather gets chilly before sunrise)

- Water (at least 2.5 liters per person)

- Some electrolyte powder (such as Electral, Enerzal, etc.)

- Light snacks to munch on during breaks

- Fresh fruits / Dried fruits such as dates, figs / Nuts mix etc for eating along on the trail

- A small day pack to carry all the above (Kindly avoid hand bag / sling) - Personal medications, if any - Optional items: sun goggles, wet tissues, hand sanitizer etc.


 

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About the Organizer

5 (6 ratings)

ThrillBear India was started with an aim to make hiking more accessible to all Indians and encourage the culture of DIY hiking and camping for the young and the old alike.

We wish to bring the most accurate information regarding the places you want to visit and inspire you to venture out into the wilderness on your own (of course, with the right safety measures).


 

About the Trek Leader

5 (6 ratings)

Jeet Bhanushali has been leading treks in the Sahyadris since past 3 years and is a certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR) from NOLS which is the best Outdoor Education School of the US.

He loves to use tech to make hiking simpler for the participants and aims to bring a culture of DIY hiking across India one day. Jeet is the Co-founder of ThrillBear India - a company which is trying to make hiking more accessible to Indians and reducing the friction of booking hiking and camping events.


 

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Great Experience

5.0 rating
26th December 2019

It was a wonderful trek. These people really took great care for everyone and are very friendly with us. We also had lot of fun activities in between along with good morning breakfast on top. I will suggest to do this.

Anurag Sharma

Best team leaders ever!

5.0 rating
21st December 2019

You leave no man behind! You are always SO MOTIVATING. You have the best instructions to give when someone is tired or low. You carry so much food and water etc for your team, it’s commendable! Best team leaders ever! Loved the team. Loved the motivation. Loved the instructions. Loved the food. Tram thrillbear rocks!

Aditi Gandhi

Beautiful trek

5.0 rating
21st December 2019

The view from the plateau is very beautiful. And the whole trek is nicely planned and moderately difficult.

Yogesh Kumar

Absolutely loved it

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21st December 2019

Absolutely loved it. Looking forward for the next one.

Arun Menon

Wonderful Experience on First Trek!

5.0 rating
21st December 2019

It was an wonderful experience of the first trek with ThrillBear…..
Amazing hospitality and patience are the two skills that you carry, which makes you an unique Trek Lead… I would look forward for more such wonderful treks and journeys with you to create memories.

Savio Amaral