Trekking and rappelling at Plus Valley

Go on an adventure-packed trip in the deep corners of the Sahyadri mountains. You'll go rappelling down the Devkund Waterfall, trekking in the Plus Valley and camping near a village at the Tamhini Ghat. The main highlight of this trip, you'll find yourself rappelling down two mountain cliffs that are as tall as 130 feet and 250 feet. The second stretch of rappelling will take you down the famous Devkund Waterfall to land besides the turquoise pool at the base of the waterfall.

Apart from rappelling, you'll also trek over a primarily downhill route, exploring the Andharban forests with sprawling greenery and views of high rising mountains. You'll spend the night in alpine tents, pitched under a twinkling, dark sky overhead.

Destination

Hidden in the folds of the Western Ghats, the mountains of the Plus Valley are shaped in the plus symbol when viewed from above. Lush, green forests, especially in the monsoon season, turn the valley into a tropical paradise with dense greenery and gushing waterfalls. Trails to explore the Plus Valley often require delicate footwork as you navigate slippery boulders over narrow trails. The valley, located near the Tamhini Ghat, the Bhira Dam and the Devkund waterfall, is a little-known, off-beat destination for an outdoor adventure.

Destination highlights

Go rappelling down the Devkund waterfall. | Explore the gorgeous Sahyadri hills in the Plus Valley. | Spend the night in alpine tents pitched at a scenic campsite. | Go trekking over narrow trails to explore the Tamhini Ghat. | Embark on an off-beat adventure near Mumbai and Pune.

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1 Instructor for 6 Participant

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18 and above years

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Yes

Panvel railway station, Mumbai or Shivaji Nagar, Pune

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Panvel railway station, Mumbai or Shivaji Nagar, Pune

Bus or private vehicle

Tamhini Ghat

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23:00

15:00

Travellers from Mumbai will be picked-up from the Panvel railway station by 23:00 hrs today. The private vehicle or bus will take you to the base village of the trek in the Tamhini Ghat. Overnight in transit.

Overnight in transit.

Travellers from Mumbai will be picked-up at 23:00 hrs today. No meals are provided today.

Food

No meals are provided today

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Day 1 Milestone

Mumbai/Pune

Mumbai/Pune

23:00 PM

Travellers from Pune will be picked-up from Shivaji Nagar by 5:30 hrs today. The private vehicle or bus will take you to the base village of the trek in the Tamhini Ghat. Here, you'll rest in the vehicles until the break of dawn. After breakfast, the trek begins on a primarily descending route across the Plus Valley. En route, you'll go rappelling down two stretches of the valley, including the one stretch down the Devkund waterfall. Overnight in tents at a Plus Valley campsite.

Overnight in tents at Plus Valley campsite.

Travellers from Pune will be picked-up at 5:30 hrs today. You'll be accommodated in tents at a Plus Valley campsite. The tents will have sleeping mats, but you may want to carry your own blankets for use at night. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Day 2 Milestone

Mumbai/Pune

Plus Valley

07:00 AM

Spend a lazy morning at the campsite. Post breakfast, you'll board vehicles and travel back to Mumbai or Pune. You'll be dropped back at the Panvel railway station in Mumbai and Shivaji Nagar in Pune by late afternoon, subject to traffic conditions. Your trip ends here.

Your trip ends before nightfall.

Today's meal package includes breakfast only. You'll be dropped back to Mumbai or Pune by late afternoon.

Food

Breakfast

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Day 3 Milestone

Plus Valley

Mumbai/Pune

07:00 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Travel arrangements between Panvel station for Mumbai/Shivaji Nagar for Pune in a private vehicle or bus
  • Accommodation in tents for 1 night on a triple/quad-sharing basis
  • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping mats
  • All equipment required for rappelling: fixed ropes, safety harness and helmets etc.
  • All vegetarian meals from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 3
  • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
  • All applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Travel arrangements between your home and Panvel station for Mumbai/Shivaji Nagar for Pune
  • Sleeping bags or blankets
  • Personal expenses such as apparel, gear etc.
  • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Trekking shoes and socks
  • Sweater or jacket
  • Full-length track pants
  • Full-sleeved t-shirt/shirt
  • Extra pair of dry clothes
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
  • Slippers or sandals
  • Hard luggage like trolley bags or suitcases

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping mats
  • All equipment required for rappelling: safety harness, fixed ropes, helmet etc.

You need to get

  • Daypack
  • Govt-issued ID card
  • Water bottle
  • Personal toiletries (napkin, tissue paper, tooth brush etc.)
  • Cap/hat
  • Sun-screen lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera (optional)
  • Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Torch with spare batteries

Medical Kit

  • Please carry all specific and prescribed medications.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made 7 days or more before departure of the Plus Valley trek: 50% refund.

For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Plus Valley trek: no refund.

In case of no show: no refund.

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

Rules on trip

Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Plus valley trekking and rappelling trip.

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

Travellers are required 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 from Mumbai will be picked-up from the Panvel railway station by 23:00 hrs on day 1. Travellers from Pune will be picked-up from the Shivaji Nagar by 5:30 hrs on day 2. Timings are approximate are may be subject to change or delays.

The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the safety of all travellers and staff, and will not be held responsible for any accident, mishap or loss of life or property during the trip.

The tour operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary of the trip to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Costs arising due to such changes in the itinerary are borne by the travellers.

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  • Rated : 5

    14-04-2021

    My special thanks to Tanvi (grt next executive). She assisted us a lot and helped us at the last moment to book scuba..

  • Rated : 5

    14-04-2021

    My special thanks to Tanvi (grt next executive). She assisted us a lot and helped us at the last moment to book scuba..