Bhimashankar Trek:via Shidi Ghat

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Date: 23 July, 2017 Meeting Time: 10.00 pm (22 July) Meeting Point: COEP Hostel,Shivajinagar Pune Cost: 950/- per participant The Bhimashankara temple (one of 12 Jyotirlingas) is a composite of old and the new structures and is built in the Nagara style of architecture. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to mid 18th century. The Shikhara of the temple was built by Nana Phadnavis. The great Maratha ruler Shivaji is also said to have made endowments to this temple to facilitate the carrying out, of worship services. As with other Shiva temples in this area, the sanctum is at a lower level. Trek to Bhimashankar is known to be one of the best treks in Sahyadri ranges and this time we will be ascending via Shidi ghat (Ladder route) & descending via Ganesh ghat to make it more interesting. The forest of Bhimashankar is paradise for nature lovers as it hosts several exotic specie of wildlife and the most famous of all being the elusive rust-coloured giant squirrel (Ratufa indica elphinstoni) — the state animal of Maharashtra. Trek schedule: (PUNE) Saturday: 10.00 pm: Gather at Shivajinagar 10.30 pm: Bus starts from Shivajinagar Sunday: 01.30 am: Reach at Base village Khandas 02.00 am: Rest in temple 05.45 am: Breakfasr 06.30 am: Trek starts with round of introduction and few instructions 02.30 pm: Break for lunch (Visit temple if time permits) Relax, explore, spend time, enjoy the view and make sure you will get the profile pic 01.30 pm: Return journey via Ganesh Ghat 05.30 pm: Reach at base village 06.00 pm: Snacks 06.30 pm: Start return journey 9.30 pm: Reach at Pune Trek cost includes: Travel from Pune to Pune Breakfast, lunch, tea and snack First aid kit Professional Expertise charges Trek cost excludes: Dinner Bottled drinking water Personal Expenses Insurance of any kind Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses Anything not mentioned in ‘Trek cost includes’ Payment Option: 1. Bank account Details: Name: Mangesh Dongare Bank: State Bank of India Branch: Vihar Lake IFSC Code: SBIN0009055 Bank Account Number: 30466325073 Things to carry: 1. Two water battles ( 2 ltr at least) 2. Rain cheater 3. Ready to eat food (Biscuits, palm cakes, thepla) 4. Polythene bag to keep wet cloths 5. Extra pair of cloths 6. Good trekking/ sports shoes 7. Torch (Must) 8. Personal medicines (if any) 9. Cap, sunglasses, sun cream or cold cream, camera (Optional) 10. Light Bedding (You can keep it in bus during trek) For any queries and registrations please contact: +91 9960108321 +91 7709307767

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