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  • Trip introduction

    The Bhimashankar trek is one of the best treks in the Sahyadris, and on this route, it's even better! You'll ascend via Shidi Ghat and descend through Ganesh Ghat, so there's always plenty to see. This trek offers the complete Sahyadris experience, especially in the monsoon. You'll see secret waterfalls, rain-drenched forests, ancient temples, deserted ruins, exotic flowers, and lots more.

    The trek to Bhimashankar is a fairly tough one, so make sure you're up for the challenge. It starts out with an easy walk, but graduates to steep slopes that can be slippery when mossy. In some sections, the trail is washed away, and you'll have to negotiate several tricky patches. At night, you'll sleep in dorms with your team, and you'll spend the rest of your time in the great outdoors.

    Destination

    Bhimashankar is the source of the Bhima river, and lies close to Pune, in the midst of the green valleys of the Sahyadris. Your trek to Bhimashankar fort will take you to an elevation of over 3,000 feet, offering spectacular views of the region around. There are fascinating ancient temples and structures along this route, dating back to the mid-18th century.

    Destination highlights

    Enjoy the varying sights of two different routes on this trek to Bhimashankar. | Watch out for the giant squirrel, the state animal of Maharashtra. | Visit ancient temples and historic landmarks. | Sleep in dormitories for a complete group trekking experience.

    Activity Details

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the trek to Bhimashankar and Nagfani: Visit Bhimashankar temple

    The excitement begins early as you catch the Karjat slow train to Neral by 5:20 hrs. From Neral, you'll head to Khandas, reaching in time for breakfast. The ascent begins after breakfast, along the Shidi Ghat route. You'll eat lunch en route, and visit Bhimashankar temple too. Overnight at Bhimashankar in dorms.

    Dormitories

    Accommodation on sharing basis in clean and basic dormitories.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Neral

    Bhimashankar

    07:30 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the trek to Bhimashankar and Nagfani: Explore Nagfani pinnacle
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 21 days or more before departure of the Bhimashankar trek: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 16-21 days before departure of the Bhimashankar trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 8-15 days before departure of the Bhimashankar trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-7 days before departure of the Bhimashankar trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction costs.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Bhimashankar and Nagfani.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek guide during the trek to Bhimashankar and Nagfani.

    A basic level of health and fitness is required to book this trip. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking the trek to Bhimashankar and Nagfani.
    • Bhimashankar Nagfani Trekking Maharashtra Adventure
    • Bhimashankar Nagfani Trekking Maharashtra Adventure
    • Bhimashankar Nagfani Trekking Maharashtra Adventure
    • Bhimashankar Nagfani Trekking Maharashtra Adventure
    • Bhimashankar Nagfani Trekking Maharashtra Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transportation from Neral-Khandas-Neral

    • Breakfast, dinner on Day 1
    • Breakfast, lunch on Day 2
    • Accommodation at Bhimashankar on sharing basis (Dormitory/homestay)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Lunch on Saturday

    • Any service or cost not mentioned in the inclusions section

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Wear comfortable track pants and a quick-dry t-shirt
    • Good quality trekking shoes (compulsory)
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Carry a raincoat
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery
    • Handbags or jholas

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Technical equipment needed for the trek, if any.

    You need to get

    • Identity cards (compulsory)
    • 1 packed lunch (compulsory)
    • 2 bottles of water
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect repellent
    • Camera (optional)
    • Rucksack to carry all your belongings
    • Electral powder (compulsory)
    • Dry food (snacks)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.