Event Details: Event Grade: Easy Endurance Level: Medium Height of fort: 2600 ft approx Location: Matheran, Thane Total time required for climbing: 5 hours of normal climb Total distance for climbing: 8kms Duration: 1 Day Cost: Rs.550/-
About One Tree Hill: Matheran at 800 m (2,625 ft)is a popular hill station, accessible by road and train. It was discovered by Hugh Malet in 1850 and is around 100 km from Mumbai. Matheran is a protected forest area where only emergency vehicles are allowed inside its limits. Main mode of transport is hand-pulled rickshaws and horses. British-style architecture has been preserved in Matheran and most structures are now heritage structures. Matheran has been declared an eco-sensitive region by the Union Environment Ministry (GoI) and is home to diverse flora and fauna. There are also several rare species like the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, White-Rumped Shama, Brown Wood Owl, South Indian Tree Shrew, and The Giant Squirrel.
The trail to One tree hill from Ambewadi is also called the Shivaji ladder route. Midway through the trail near the end of the thick forest, you come across a mass of boulders and rocks into which the trail disappears. This is known as Shivaji Steps or the Shivaji Ladder. According to local legend, Shivaji rode up this route on horseback. From here, it’s 500m to the top, up a stream bed that’s dry except during the monsoon.
Major Attractions: ● One tree on a hill top ● Sightings of Matheran ● Peaceful surrounding ● Sizzling sun rise ● Adventures and easy climbing
Please Note: We’ll be boarding the below train from nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience. Karjat Fast Local 06:10 am CST 06:18 am Byculla 06:24 am Dadar 06:31 am Kurla 06:35 am Ghatkopar 06:50 am Thane 07:02 am Dombivli 07:10 am Kalyan 08:00 am Karjat
Meeting Point : Karjat Railway Station at 08:00 am
Itinerary: 08:10 am Meet-up, freshen up and gear up for the event 09:00 am Reach base village and have Breakfast 10:00 Introduction round and brief on rules and regulations to be followed by everyone on the event 11:30 am Reach Machi and take some rest 12:00 pm Start moving towards the top to get a scenic view 01:30 pm Reach top settle down and click pics 03:30 pm After clicking loads of pics, we will move towards dasturi naka 05:30 pm On reaching taxi stand scroll down till Neral station 07:30 pm Reach Mumbai and bid adieu with a promise to meet soon
Event Fee: Rs.550/- per person. Payment once done is non-refundable, do check for availability before making a payment
Payment Details: Deposit the Amount into the Following Account: Name: Mumbai Pune Adventures Bank: Central Bank of India Account: Current Account A/c No. : 3601915663 IFSC Code: CBIN0284592
Includes: The cost per head includes the following. ● Travel from Karjat to base village and Matheran to Neral ● Unlimited breakfast in the morning ● Tea in the morning ● Local guidance ● First aid and first responder assistance in case required ● MPA administration charges if any ● Do read our terms and conditions before registration.
Cost Excludes: ● All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered. ● Insurance, tips, porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc. ● Any kind of personal expenses. ● Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above. ● All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.
Things to carry: ● Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc ● 2 Litres of water must ● Good trekking shoes ● Extra pair of clothes, socks optional ● Cap, Camera as Optional ● 1 packet of electrol, enerzal, glucon-D ● Medications if required for individual ● Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible ● And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.