Dodhani - Matheran Trek

Dodhani-Matheran Monsoon Adventure Trek… (A walk in the clouds)

Get mesmerized by the unspoiled nature trek that takes you via lush green countryside that gradually climbs up the mountain trail going through seasonal waterfalls and flowing streams. As you scale up the altitude, get soaked in misty atmosphere. Tiny rain drops and monsoon clouds envelops you and at times opening up its curtains to wide landscapes. Finally, as you are approach the summit crossing sunrise point to reach the unique and rich in flora and fauna forest on mountain head (Matheran – which literally translate in Marathi as “Forest on Mountain Head”). This unspoiled hill station is a nature’s sanctuary that is still maintains a no entry zone for polluting vehicles. You can explore in small hustle bustle of the colourful Matheran market for some local handicrafts and chikki etc. Also hunt around for some local rural delicacies for lunch.

We come to acknowledge the beauty and hidden are the lessons Nature is Teaching us. It`s a time where we can leave the stress and the worries of our busy City life and just Relax, De-stress and Detox ourselves.

We strongly believe in our Motto
" Leave only footprints and take only Memories"

Summary:

Where: Dodhani-Matheran Trek

Proposed date: July 22nd, 2018 (For custom trek scroll down).
Time: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Location: Matheran

Base Village: Dodhani

Meeting point: Panvel Station – ticket counter (8:00 am)

Matheran Altitude: 2,200 feet above mean sea level

Difficulty grade: Medium grade trek.





The backpacker’s trek starts Panvel Station (We have suggested different options for participants to reach Panvel station by 7:25 am below).

About an hour’s journey from Panvel station takes us to Dodhani village that will be our base village for this trek. The village is situated at the foothills of Matheran and you can get a view of Chanderi Fort and Peb Fort from here. During monsoon and early winter this a very scenic trek where you will gradually gain altitude and enter Matheran from Sunset point.
Matheran’s mean forest over mountain head, is an eco-sensitive zone full of greenery and vibrant colour’s of Nature, People and a very vibrant main street too. During monsoon this place has a magical and mystic beauty about it with mountains playing hide-and-seek behind rain clouds.
This hill station is also very unique, as it has been declared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. It is Asia's only automobile-free hill station.
Dodhani Point is also known as Sunset point from here Prabalgad Fort / Kalavantin Durg / Irshalgad / Karnala Fort / Morbe Dam are visible.

This is an uphill trek that takes you through grass patches and paddy fields; a small waterfall and temple. Once you reach sunset point, Matheran’s main bazaar is another 3.5 km walk from sunset point.


From CST
From Thane

From Western Suburbs
CST 6.00 am
Vadala Road 6.18 am
Kurla 6.29 am
Vashi 6.48 am
Nerul 6.57 am
Panvel 7.18 am


Thane 6.19 am
Koparkhairane 6.36 am
Nerul 6.48 am
Panvel 7.10 am

Board Metro
Reach Ghatkopar
Kurla 6:29 am
Vashi 6.48 am
Nerul 6.57 am
Panvel 7.18 am


Tips for those driving till Panvel: Those who are driving down till Panvel can find parking place near Parking slot of Panvel Station; alternately I would advice drive till Vashi Station or Belapur Station and park near the pay and part facility near these stations and take harbour line trains to Panvel. 

08.00 am - Meet us at Panvel Station (Near ticket counter)
Take rickshaw / bus till Dodhani Village.
08.00 am - Leave for Dodhani.
09.00 am - Arrival Dodhani (Base Village) and have breakfast either at Dodhani or we will have at Panvel.
09.30 am - Start trekking.
12.30 pm / 01:00 pm - Reach the top.

01.00 pm - Have lunch at Matheran; explore Matheran (Local rural delight) 

(note: Lunch is pay for your own lunch, not part of package).

02.00 pm - Move towards Dasturi Naka from Matheran Station.
04:30 pm - Reach Neral and; grab a quick evening snacks before we board train for heading back.
05.00 pm - Start return journey.

Budget for the Trekking trip will be Rs.900/- per person. (Custom trek details and budget scroll down).
For children / students 25% discount.
minimum age of children allowed on this trek (10 years old and above).

Inclusions
Travel from Panvel station to Dodhani village (Public transport)
Food: Basic village Breakfast or packed breakfast and; Evening Tea Snacks at Neral.
Taxi charges from Dasturi Naka to Neral station (Central Railway Line)
Matheran Entry fee (Rs.50/-)
Trek Management Charges.





Exclusions
Train Ticket till Panvel; from Neral.
Any other personal expenses such as meals, porters charges, soft drinks etc.
Lunch for the day.
Any kind of insurance.
Anything that is not included is excluded.

Un-utilised resources will not be refunded.





CUSTOM TREK - DETAILS

07.25 am - Meet us at Panvel Station (Near ticket counter)
07.45 am - ST Bus Depot.
08.00 am - Leave for Dodhani.

or directly meet us at Dodhani base village. 

09.00 am - Arrival Dodhani (Base Village) (Packed breakfast)
09.30 am - Start trekking.
12.30 pm / 01:00 pm - Reach the top.

01.00 pm - Have lunch at Matheran; explore Matheran (Local rural delight) 

(note: Lunch is pay for your own lunch, not part of package).

02.30 pm - Move towards Dasturi Naka from Matheran Station.
04:30 / 05.00 pm - Reach Neral and; grabe a quick evening snacks before we board train for heading back.
05.30 pm - Start return journey.

Budget for custom Trekking trip will be Rs.950/- per person (10 to 15 persons).

Inclusions
Food: Basic village Breakfast or packed breakfast and; Evening.
Taxi charges from Dasturi Naka to Neral.
Matheran Entry fee.
Trek Management Charges.





Exclusions
Train Ticket till Panvel; from Neral.
Any other personal expenses such as meals, porters charges, soft drinks etc.
Lunch for the day.
Any kind of insurance.
Anything that is not included is excluded.


Un-utilised resources will not be refunded.
Any local village tolls if appliacable. 

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