Garbett Trek

Trek offers view of Great landscapes from mountain tops; plenty of greenery and waterfall during monsoon and post monsoon; Bloom of plenty of wild flowers during ebbing monsoon months of September and Early October.
Trek to Garbet Point Via Garbet Plateau; Starting from Village Diksal near Bhivpuri Station.
Date: July 7th, 2019

Trek Type: Hill Climb
Height: Approximately 2625 Feet above MSL
Grade: Medium
District: Raigad    Range: Matheran
Base Village: Diksal
Nearest railway station: Bhivpuri along Mumbai central line between Kalyan and Karjat.
Total time required for climbing: around 6 to 7 hours.

About the place:
Garbett Plateau is located in the south – west direction of Matheran, offering a 360 degree view. This Fantastic spot was discovered in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the collector of Thane district. Garbett point is located on South-west side of Matheran with grand view of the plateau. Climate here is very pleasant with some breath-taking views.

Tentative schedule
08.00 am - Meet us at Bhivpuri Station (Near main exit).
Basic Village Breakfast near Bhivpuri Station with Tea/Coffee
Travel to base village
Start of trek
09.00 am - Start trekking.
12.30 pm / 01:00 pm – Lunch break
03:00 pm – Expected time reach Dasturinaka.
Take share cab Neral Station
04:30 pm Tea/Coffee Biscuits at Neral Station Canteen
End of session.
Budget for the Trekking trip will be Rs.750/- per person.
For school going children / students 20% discount. Students 16 years and above will be charged same fee as adults.
Minimum age of children allowed on this trek (10 years old and above).
Trek Lead and Management Charges.
Basic First Aid; Safety Rope.
Travel from Bhivpuri railway station to base village if any. Matheran (Dasturi Naka) to Neral Station (Share cab fee).
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 if applicable
Evening Tea or Coffee and Biscuits at Neral Station.
(note: cost of any other snack / beverage / bottled water ordered at Neral Station canteen has to be borne by participant).

Train Tickets from home to base station and from Neral to Home.
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.
Cancellation terms apply.

Checklist for trek:
Trekking or Tough Canvas Shoe
Full Sleeves T-shirt preferably quick dry / dry fit
Track pants / Leggings or Trekking pants. (avoid shorts – to prevent insect bites / scratches from shrubs and thorns.)
Cap / Hat; Sun Screen Lotions (30 to 40 SPF)

Meal: Carry some pack of meal for in-between nibbles and packed lunch – (e.g. Dry Snack; few examples: Thepla, Sandwich, Parantha, Dry Veggies, Boiled Eggs, Bread Butter; Chocolates, Fruits, Dry Fruits, Idli, any homemade dry snack etc.)
Water: minimum 2 to 3 litres per head (advised and mandatory)
Carry all items properly packed in proper backpack. During monsoon keep all items in waterproof sacks/dry bags before packing it in your backpack. Waterproof bag cover is also hand as it protects the bag and the items kept within it.
Rain Wear / Ponchos during monsoon season etc.
Small Flash light
Personal 1st aid (General first aid is available with the trek lead).
We strongly believe in our Motto
" Leave only footprints and take only Memories"
Few tips for do-it-yourself trekkers in terms of directions: (How to reach there and trek).
Board a Karjat/Khopoli bound train on Central Railway and alight at Bhivpuri Road station. Exit from the east side and pass Diksal village to enter the Bhivpuri lake environ. Proceed along the southern edge of the lake in the general direction of Garbett plateau. Cross small several small streams to reach the first landmark, a huge tree on a hill ridge. The ridge takes you to the base village for Garbett plateau, Sagachi wadi. Confirm the direction with villagers & climb the trail over the spru to reach Garbett plateau and onwards to Garbett point. One can proceed to either Dasturi Naka or the Matheran railway station from the point. From Dasturi Naka you can use share cab service to reach Karjat, or Neral Station or Event direct to Mumbai.
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