Upper Kanheri Trail

Date: June 23rd, 2019.

Experiences:

Jungle Walk, Hill Climb, Trickling Waterfall, Stream-lets, 1st bloom of Wild Flowers, Colourful Insects, Birds, Varied Flora...  Nature Beacons

Don't forget to carry packed breakfast to be had at Nature's Premium Gallery




Grade Easy to Medium

Plan:

8:00 am Meeting inside SGNP (near SGNP Parking area, take your entry ticket for SGNP and enter SGNP, you will find the parking slot around 500 meters from the main gate on the right hand side; very close to Junction of Toy Train).
8:15 Start of trek after Introduction and Induction session; and a short drive of around 5 KM.
Nature Trail
Breakfast on the way
Jungle Trek
Brunch in the Forest
Return Trek
01:30 pm expected back at the main gate of SGNP.

Standard Trek Budget: Rs.650/- per person (Minimum billing Rs.3500/-)
Deluxe Trek Budget: Rs.850/- per person (Minimum billing Rs.5000/-)
VIP Trek Budget: Rs.1200/- per person (Minimum billing Rs.12,000/-)


Contacts:

Asif - 9619182010
Jasmine - 9082189175
info@natureknights.net 

Exclusions:
SGNP main gate entry toll; travel; meals; tips
anything that is not included is excluded
resources not utilized will not be refunded.

Standard Inclusions in budget:
Forest Entry Permit and cost of Forest Escort; Trek Lead; Trek Management

Guides for (Standard Package; Deluxe Package and VIP Treks)
Standard Package Guides in standard package will be experienced mountain guides who can lead trek safely.
Guide (Minimum 1 Guide or Ratio of 1 guide for every 10 participants), Medical Kit will be available with Guide, Safety Equipment.

Deluxe Package:
Guide (Minimum 2 Guides or 1- Ratio 1 guide for every 10 participants), Medical Kit will be available with Guide, Safety Equipment.
VIP Package:
Inclusions: (Minimum 2 Mountain Guides) (or ration of 1:10) whichever is higher.
Trek would be lead by Senior Mountain Guide with good communication skills; facilitators who can engage groups; overall good knowledge of team games; adventure; good field knowledge out door survival etc.

For VVIP Package (Call)

Other Exclusions/ at Extra Cost:
Any kind of custom menu that is not part of the package
Bottled water/ beverages.
Any kind of insurance
Tips etc.
Un-utilized resources will not be refunded.
Anything that is not included is excluded.

For Deluxe Packed meals or VIP Outdoor meal experiences kindly request for a separate quote.

Note: Adventure sports should always be done under strict supervision of professionals who are experienced and have standard based equipment's to support the activities. We will be happy to help here if you give us an advance notice. 

Note: Do not carry plastic bags; plastic disposable bottles.

Carry your packed breakfast / snack pack and water bottle. 


Checklist:

Attire: Track pants or Leggings or Tights or 3/4ths; T-Shirt full sleeves preferred; Cap or Hat; Rain Wear; Trekking Shoe or Tough Canvas Shoe.

Carry personal Snacks/Breakfast, and Water Bottle. 

You may carry a personal first aid kit, mosquito repellent.


Packed Breakfast tips:
Options:
Bread Butter Jam; Boiled Eggs; Sandwiches; Paranthas; Sukha Alu Sabji; Omelette; Fruits; 
Chicken Sausages; Khima Pav; to top it all if you can carry Tea/Coffee in Thermos; Fruit Juice. 

Note: Do not carry disposable plates or glasses. You can always carry your plates and glass/cups back. Also carry a handy garbage back. 



 Follow Eco-tourism code at all times; we take only memories and leave only footsteps.


Know more about SGNP Jungle Trek

A perfect half a day get-away from any part of Mumbai.

Upper Kanheri Jungle Trail is small nature hike that starts at the base of Kanheri Hill. The Trail leads through a thick Jungle cover and streamlets (You will find few flowing streams and water fall in the trail during monsoon and early part of winter.). The trail continues climbing a small hill till you reach a summit gallery with a magnificent view of the forest. This trail has got a good collection of flora and fauna.

You have a choice if you may want to exit this trail from here; or continue the climb further 20 to 30 minutes to reach Gaumukh point.

Don't forget to carry packed breakfast to be had at vantage Nature Gallery with mesmerizing view... scroll down to check tips for packed trekking breakfast.

On your return trail you will get an opportunity to explore 2000 years old ancient Buddhist Kanheri Caves.

Plan the start your trek early; you can reach National Park main gate by 7:30 am so that your trek can start by 8:15 / 8:30 am.


Mumbaikars are privileged to share the city with over 30 to 35 leopards and150 species of butterflies, around 40 different types of mammals, spiders, the ‘karvi’ shrub that blooms only once in 7 years; Evergreen Bamboos; Deciduous Type like the Teak and Ghost Trees; and over 1000 types of plants and insects; hundreds of reptiles. Over 100, 2000 years old caves. The Sanjay Gandhi National Park lies in the suburb of Borivali, to the North of Mumbai. It is around 104 sq km of protected tropical forest, still thriving and surviving in a city that is encroaching in from all sides trying to claim that they were here first! The national park is also called the Lungs of Mumbai as it supplies fresh oxygen 24 x 7 to Mumbai.












Upper Kanheri Trail - waterfalls during peak monsoon





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