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Wandering Souls - Trek to Garbett Point

Wandering Souls - Trek to Garbett Point

Trekking | Hindi, English | Age 14+

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Garbett Plateau is one of the most beautiful trek in Matheran. It offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire Matheran range, the beauty of which gets doubled in the monsoon. This lovely 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 a grand view of the plateau.


Difficulty: Easy-Medium 

Endurance: Medium 

Type: One day Trek

Height: 2625 ft


Major Attractions

  • Hike amongst numerous waterfalls and lush green surroundings
  • Mesmerizing landscapes


Itinerary

  • 06:10 AM – Catch the 6.10 Karjat Fast local leaving from CST at 6:10 hrs from your respective stations
  • 08:00 AM – Meet Wandering Souls team at Bhivpuri Road station, we will start our trek after having breakfast and brief introduction
  • 08:45 AM – Start the trek 
  • 12:00 PM – Reach the mesmerizing Garbett plateau. Enjoy the panoramic view
  • 13:00 PM – Have lunch, explore the area
  • 13:30 AM – Start towards Dasturi Naka
  • 15:30 PM – Reach Dasturi Naka and leave for Neral in our transfer vehicle. 
  • 16:00 PM – Arrive at Neral. This brings us to the end of the trip, or rather just the beginning. 


Inclusions

  • Matheran to Neral Transport
  • Breakfast, Tea 
  • Expertise and Guide charges
  • First Aid Certified Co-ordinators
  • Local Guidance 


Exclusions

  • Anything other than the above-mentioned things


Things to Carry

  • Identity Proof
  • Bottle of Water (at least 2 litres)
  • Ready to eat food like plum cakes, dry fruits etc. 
  • Lunch for the Day
  • Cap, Camera
  • Good Trekking shoes
  • Rain coat/ Poncho / Wind cheater please avoid umbrellas
  • Personal care stuff, ORS, medicines which you require usually
  • Haversack to put all the things in, please do not carry sling bags or jholas 

FAQs

Ques: How will you contact me once I register?

Ans: We will be mailing you the details about the trek a day or two before the trek. We will also create a WhatsApp group a day before the trek.


Ques: What is the difficulty level of this trek?

Ans: This trek is of low-medium difficulty with around 6 hours of uphill walk/hike. It does not have any technically patches.


Ques: Will I be able to do this trek? I have not trekked before.

Ans: We encourage you to come and experience the trek with us. Trekking is not about speed and our representatives will be there to encourage you to complete the trek


Ques: What is the age limit for this trek?

Ans: The age limit for the trek is 18 years with no upper limit. Participants below the age of 18yrs need to be accompanied by a guardian.


Ques: Can I come alone?

Ans: Yes, many of our participants are solo travellers.


Ques: Is it safe for a female solo traveller?

Ans: It is completely safe for a female solo traveller as our representatives will be there with you all the time. Moreover, most of our event have 60% female participation.


Ques: Can I Bring my Car?

Ans: It is advisable to not bring your car as we will be starting and ending at different location


Ques: Are washrooms available during the trek?

Ans: You will not get washrooms during the trek. 


Ques: Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

Ans: Smoking or drinking alcohol is prohibited.


Ques: Would I get cellular connectivity?

Ans: You will get limited connectivity during the trek.


Ques: What type of food will I get?

Ans: We will be having breakfast at a local restaurant.


Ques: Will I get water during the trek?

Ans: You won’t get water during the trek, you need to carry at least 2 litres of water with you


Ques: What if I have a medical emergency?

Ans: We will carry first aid kit with us. The trek leaders will be first aid certified. If the problem increases, with the help of local villagers we will quickly get you to closest medical attention possible.


Ques: What kind of clothing we need to wear?

Ans: We recommend you wear full sleeve t-shirt and full pants. Also carry a Raincoat/ wind cheater for the rains. Umbrellas are a strict NO. 


Ques: Do I need special shoes?

Ans: We recommend trekking shoes or good quality sports shoes.

T&C

  • Age Limit: 14 years and above
  • Participants below the age of 18 years need to be accompanied by an adult
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry.
  • A planned activity or programs may be cancelled or revised depending on the weather or any other unavoidable circumstances
  • Wandering Souls will not be responsible for any physical harm during the activity. If you follow the instruction of the coordinator, chances of getting hurt remain rare.