Discover Wild Bhimashankar
Discover hidden waterfalls like massive jacuzzi pools deep in a dense and protected forest area with us on June 23rd and 24th.
Bhimashankar is at a height of approximately 3250 feet surrounded by thick dense forest. Declared by the Maharashtra government Bhimashankar is a small wildlife reserve but over the years has given home to several protected species such as Leopard, Sambhar deer, Barking deer, Porcupine, Wild boar, Langur, and the State animal of Maharashtra the Malabar giant squirrel often referred as ‘shekru’ in Marathi.
The total area is 131 sq.km and is a part of the Western Ghats (Sahyadri Ranges). This sanctuary was created in 1984 and includes 9 tribal villages.
After trekking to the campsite through rivers and streams and dense forest we will reach our night stay destination. Our campsite is at Yelavali Village surrounded by Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. We will be staying in camping tents and facing some real adventure that includes howling winds and pouring rains from light showers to heavy downpours.
June 23rd Saturday:
Our private bus will do the pickup from Blue Nile at 7:00 am sharp.
Please carry your breakfast along as we will only stop for Fuel at the gas station. We will reach base village Bhorgiri around 11:30 am. We will have 1 hour hike to the campsite.
Once we reach the campsite we will have Lunch and then explore the wilderness around us at the Bhimashankar Wild Life Sanctuary. We plan to return to our base by 6 pm (before daylight ends).
After dinner we will spend the night in village homestay (No private accommodation available as it’s a very rural small village.
End of day one.
June 24th Sunday:
We would wake up early and post breakfast we will take a different route to hike up to the Bhimashankar temple. This would be a difficult trek going through some of the difficult forest patches and fast flowing streams. Upon reaching the temple our bus will reach there directly to pick up. Since all of us would be drenched, we will arrange a changing room (tent) to get into something comfortable. Lunch will be arranged on our way back to Pune. Our ETA for Pune is 9 pm.
Things to look forward to:
• Exploring the Bhimashankar forest.
• Origin of Bhimashankar River.
• Secret Bhimashankar.
• Spend valuable time away from the mundane city rush.
• Live with the locals.
• Photography in Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary.
• Visit one of the oldest temple in India.
• Trek to a hidden waterfall.
• Travel and toll: Pick up and drop off from our selected pick up points.
• Lunch and Dinner and Hi-Tea and Snacks on day 1, Breakfast on day 2.
• Camping in comfortable tents on triple sharing basis (sleeping bags, tent lights, air pillows)
• Mineral water for drinking throughout the trip.
• Tour guides and camp leaders all along the trip.
• Medical assistance if required.
Breakfast on day 1 and Lunch on day 2
Personal expenses (beverages and snacks)
Foods purchased along the road journey
Anything else not mentioned in the ‘Trip facilities’.
Things to carry:
Please wear non-bulky full body clothing like track pants, pullovers.
Dry fit clothes are the best - Carry 2 sets of clothing.
Good hiking or sports shoes
Two extra pair of clothing
Munchies and personal snacks
Torch with extra set of batteries/ charger
One water bottle
One bed-sheet per person
Rain jacket or wind sheeter
Date: June 23rd - 24th
Trip Duration: 2 days and 1 night
Cost: INR 2000 per person + 5% GST = INR 2100
Location: Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary
Difficulty Level: Medium
Please take care of all your belongings.
Notify us immediately in case of any medical emergency.
We do not provide alcohol or beverages you can responsibly carry your own.
Anyone found under the influence of drugs or narcotics will be requested to leave the trip immediately, without any refund.
This is an adventure trip, be prepared to leave your bedroom comforts behind.
Adventure camping and outdoor sports/ recreation is purely for nature lovers and not for party groups; we respect nature and do our best to spread the awareness about wilderness preservation.
Kindly observe silence post 11 pm at the campsite.
We like to keep the wildlife wild, please do not litter the forest and the campsite.
Please confirm your registration with amount Rs.2000/- in cash or swipe your card at our office or make an online transfer to:
Our account details below:
Name: Rivers and Ridges
Bank Name: Punjab National Bank
Bank account Number: 6631002100001031
IFSC Code: PUNB0663100
Availability is first come first serve basis. Last day of confirming is 2 days prior to the event date, but please book your seats as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.
For any questions, call Rohan: 7350064961. Looking forward to seeing you all.
Team Rivers and Ridges.
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