Bhorgiri to Bhimashankar Trek (ex-Pune)

An easy route to trek up the Bhimashankar Temple is via Bhorgiri village. The trail to Bhimashankar through Bhorgiri involves approximately three hours of trekking across the jungle to reach Gupt Bhimashankar. En route the top, you will also come across waterfalls and streams where you can snap amazing pictures with beautiful settings. As the temple is located in Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, you have a great chance of witnessing 'Shekru', the Indian Giant Squirrel.


The Bhimashankar trek takes you across Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. You will have the opportunity to spot several exotic birds, langurs, and spotted deer as well on this trek. The trail to Gupt Bhimashankar, located in the middle of a stream and underneath a rock is the best part of this trek. At the top is a Shiva temple which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingam shrines of Lord Shiva in India. This trek takes you over an enormous hill, pass hidden waterfalls and anceint temple and offers you gorgeous views of the green forest from the top.

Destination highlights

Trek to Bhimashankar through an easy jungle trail. | Enjoy the view of the dense jungle from the top. | Visit the sacred Gupt Bhimashankar. | See one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India at Bhimashankar Temple.




10 km

5-6 hours

10 km

Paud road, Pune; followed by FC road Starbuck, Breman Chowk, Nashik Phata under flyover

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Private vehicle

Bhorgiri Village

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Arrive at Paud road, Pune by 06:00 hours and board the private vehicle to the Bhorgiri village and have breakfast on the way. Begin trekking from Bhorgiri and gradually enter the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. You will be amazed by the rich biodiversity of the sanctuary. Also, you will come across streams and waterfalls along the way. You will reach the Bhimashankar top in 3-4 hours of trekking. After visiting the temple and savouring lunch, start descending to Bhorgiri village. You will depart from the village by 06:00 hours and are expected to reach Pune in 4-5 hours. Your trip ends in Pune.

Your trip ends by 20:00 hours in the evening.

Today's meal package included breakfast only. In the evening, tea/coffee and snacks will be offered to you. Please note that lunch and dinner is not included in the package.


Breakfast | Evening snacks


Day 1 Milestone



06:00 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • Transfers from Pune to Pune in a non AC private vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Evening Tea/Coffee and snacks
  • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
  • First Aid kit
  • All applicable taxes


  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Any personal expenses like extra meals, cigarettes, etc.
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as change in itinerary due to bad weather, roadblocks, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Full-length trek pants
  • Comfortable t-shirt/shirt
  • Raincoat/Poncho
  • Trekking shoes (preferably with ankle support)
  • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Transfers from Pune to Pune in a non AC private vehicle
  • First Aid kit

You need to get

  • Government issued ID card
  • Packed lunch
  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Water bottle (2 litres)
  • Insect repellent
  • Dry snacks (chocolate bars, biscuits, energy bars, dry fruits, etc.)
  • Personal toiletries including wet wipes, tissue papers, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Light towel/napkins
  • Camera with extra battery
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • Sun-cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra pair of dry clothes
  • Scarf
  • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
  • Personal first aid kit

Medical Kit

  • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the Bhimashankar trek: 90% refund of the trip cost.

For cancellations made 3-6 days prior to the Bhimashankar trek: 50% refund of the trip cost.

For cancellations made less than 3 days prior to the Bhimashankar trek: No refund.

In case of no show: No refund.

All refunds will be processed after processing a transaction fee of INR 200. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

Rules on trip

Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during this trek to Bhimashankar.

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

Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Bhimashankar.

The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during this trek to Bhimashankar.

Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, roadblocks, etc.