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Monday, 1 October 2012

Range Trek From Lonavala to Bhimashankar on 6th & 7th of October 2012

Range Trek From Lonavala to Bhimashankar on 6th & 7th  of October 2012

Dear Offbeaters,
We invite you for a range trek Lonavala to Bhimashankar, on 6th & 7th of October 2012, { Starting on 5th Night from Mumbai }

Type : Range Trek
Height : 4200 ft approx

Distance : 65-70 km approx to be covered in two days
Region : Lonavala - Karjat
Grade: Medium

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:
6th October 2012
Meeting point : Lonavala Station, At ticket Window 3.00am sharp
03.00am Start the trek
07.30am Breakfast
Route to cover Lonavala – Valvan – Kondeshwar – Kusur – Sawle
We will take lunch break as per convenience
05.30am : Reach sawle
Dinner and Stay

7th October 2012
05.00am : wakeup, breakfast
06.00am : Start the trek
12.00pm : Lunch
02.00pm : Bhimashankar
06.00pm : Khandas
07.30pm : Neral

Note : OffBeat Sahyadri is not taking care of your travel till Lonavala.

For reaching Lonavala people can reserve their tickets in either of the trains given below
                                                Train No                    Mumbai                     Lonavala
Mahalaxmi Express           11011                         08.23PM                    11.00PM
Siddheshwar Express      12115                         10.42PM                    01.10AM
Mumbai Chennai Mail        11027                         11.45PM                    02.15AM
Chalukya Express             11017                         09.30Pm dadar        11.53PM
Sirdi Fast Pas                      51033                         10.55PM                    01.53AM

Or One may Opt to travel by bus.

Make sure one reaches on time, waiting for any latecomer will not be possible as tight trek schedule does not allow for any wastage of time.

Rs 900/- per head which includes,
1 Breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 evening refreshments, 1 dinner
Dwelling charges during the trek and transportation From Lonavala to Neral

Please go through the Rules and Regulations before registration.

Registration :
For registration kindly transfer Rs.900 per head in the given a/c
Union Bank Account No 369102010801696
Branch : Juhu Tara Mumbai
In the Name of Ms Priti P Patel
IFSC Code : UBINO536911

Maximum Group size : 20
Entry on first come first basis
Registrations through phone calls only.
After transaction please email us transaction id along with participants details (name, email, mobile number and Location) at

Things to be carried:
Mandatory articles
Identity proof
Lunch for Saturday (Must)
Water atleast 3 liters (Must)
Good Warm Bedding (Its gonna be too cold at night)
A plate, mug, and spoon (Must)
Ready to eat dry food stuff (sufficient for 1 Breakfast, 2 evening refreshments)
Candles and TORCH with extra batteries (Must)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes

Old news papers,
Personal medicines,


Instructions :
Ø  Prior Trekking experience is mandatory.
Ø  Wear comfortable cotton clothing, carry sufficient warm cloths and proper bedding as it might be too cold atop at night.
Ø  Wear good grip providing comfortable shoes. ( in good condition should not tear during the trek )
Ø  Keep the baggage light, Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas. Carry proper bag pack, with all the zips working and no damaged strands.

Registration or queries:
Priti : 9987990300
Zeenat :  9850193039

Rules and regulations:
1.    Do understand that we do not arrange picnics. It follows that if one seeks luxury and absolute comfort then we can hardly help them. ;)

2.    Offbeat Sahyadri believe in being one with nature and that is possible only when we shed all city slicker attitudes. Of course by that we do not suggest that one should be ready for any kind of nonsense.

3.    Utmost care is taken to ensure safety of the group and care is taken that no one is inconvenienced because of factors within our control.

4.    We do expect our offbeater friends to understand group dynamics and leave at home their individuality. They should be prepared to share and care. That makes and all the physical and mental exhaustion forgettable and the trek itself becomes unforgettable! Trust us on this.

Now some basic codes:
Respect nature:

1.    Absofreakinglutely no littering! Carry your own trash. If you are found littering then we will request you to pick it up. Friends, it is really not nice to throw garbage around and it only reflects upon us. Will we do this to our own houses?


2.    Do not disturb the flora and fauna. No making pretty bouquets of grabbed flowers and blooms. No feeding and intimidating birds and other animals. Think how you would feel if someone barges into your house and threatens you. The jungle is THEIR home. So, Capital NO= NO!

3.    Remember, the mountain has a mind of his own. Beware and do not make the mistake of taking him for granted. It sounds weird but it’s true.

With fellow trekkers:

1.    It is fun to interact and get to know people from different walks of life. Feel free to take the opportunity to expand your social circles.

2.    Share water and food. Nothing else is a better ice breaker than being offered water or a bite of your sandwich!

3.    Care for your fellow trekkers. It is not nice to be self centered and unamicable.

For your own safety:

1.    The organizers and you yourself are equally responsible for your safety. We cannot take the blame for injuries or inconveniences arising out of actions outside the organizers instructions and acts of nature.

2.    Simply put, stay with the group. Do not rush far too ahead or lag too behind. We understand that everyone has a different stamina and we try to keep the group bound together.

3.    Do not wander off from the main trail. Whenever there is no established trail, strictly stay with the group. Be within the sight of the person ahead of you and the one behind you. It helps.

4.    One must understand that the group leader is responsible for the entire group and may have to take some tough decisions at times. If one expects a memorable experience with us then we expect full cooperation and discipline. To sum up, the leader’s decision will be final and binding on all offbeaters.

5.    Finally, the non arguable part. Smoking and other forms of tobacco use and alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.

Team OffBeat Sahyadri


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