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Lonavala to Bhimashankar.. A Trek!

Posted by itrekz on July 28, 2008

Hello everyone..
Lonavala to Bhimashankar trek cannot be described anything other than Lost-n-Found sorts!

We did it in less than 2 days.. albeit the last 2 hours eluded us..
We completed.. Lonavala-Valvanda-Kondeshwar-Kusur pathar-Kusur-Savle-Talpaiwadi-Wandre Khind-Pardyarchiwadi-Lower plateau of Bhimashankar in less than 2 days.

That includes lots of missed trails… disoriented trudges in hope to find some village.. some shelter for the night.. never ending.. cloud cover reducing visibility to barely 10 metres.. heavy rains.. Same atop the Bhimashankar plateau the other day and a long walk back to Wandre..

Total distance covered.. approximately 75 kms.. inclusive of all missed trails and sorts..

Heavy rains.. thick fogs.. fully loaded sacks..!

A truly tough venture… and we resisted and stuck it out to our scheme of things.. by not taking a vatadya and roughing it out on our own .. in a terrain completely unknown that was further rendered hostile by incessant showers and reduced visibility!

Kudos to all those who participated and it was each of those 10 members who stuck it out in most adverse conditions..!

Pics… hmm; You must know that we all love our cameras.. and givern the heavy rains. pics were impossible!

Travelogue.. sure.. will follow sooner!


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Lonavala-Bhimashankar trek

Posted by itrekz on May 20, 2008

One of the long treks that we plan to do coming monsoons.

The trek would include a long and circuitous route from Lonavala to Bhimashankar via the Ganesh gaht route. The route would be as follows

Lonavala-Tungarli-Valvand-Kundeshwar-Kusur-Wandre khind-Velholi-Bhimashankar

The trek is to be completed in the time frame from Friday night to Sunday evening and given the schedules, it definitely implies that its going to be a arduous one. The thickets of the Bhimshankar sanctuary and the ascends and descends along the route amidst thick fog and heavy rains drenching you would be an experience to have.

The trek is not about reaching the destination, but it is more about trekking itself.

Dates announced: Embarking on Friday night (25th July) through Saturday and coming back on Sunday (27th July).

We would be boarding the Solapur bound Siddheswar express, which departs from Mumbai CST at 22.35 (10.35 PM) on 25th of July, the Friday night.

Boarding: No reservations done, since Lonavala is just couple of hours journey. We would be boarding the general compartment (Mumbai end). People would be boarding the train from Dadar, so please mail in your email ids/phone numbers so that you can coordinate amongst yourself and meet at Dadar. Some people would join in at Kalyan.

Interested ones can mail at itrekz@gmail.com

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