Bhimashankar Fireflies Special Trek and Camping

Bhorgiri, Maharashtra

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  • Best Season - May June

There are about 2,000 firefly species. These insects often live in humid regions of Asia. Fireflies also known as "Kajwa" are indeed fascinating creatures known for their bioluminescent displays. They use their light to “talk” to other fireflies and find a mate. They have special organs under their abdomens that take in oxygen. Inside special cells, they combine the oxygen with a substance called luciferin to make light with almost no heat. They use this light, called bioluminescence, to light up the ends of their abdomen. There are indeed thousands of species worldwide, each with its own unique flashing pattern used primarily for mating purposes. In India, particularly in May and June, these enchanting insects light up the night skies, engaging in their brief but vital reproductive cycle. There average life span is about 1-2 months only. 


  • Bhimashankar Temple
  • Dark Forest Trek
  • Stunning natural landscape
  • Misty weather
  • Camping admist dense Forest 
  • Surreal morning view from the campsite 
  • Visit Gupt BhimaShankar
  • Panaromic view of Sahyadri Ranges

  • 07:00 PM : The journey will start from JM Road, near JM food Corner. Folowed by further Pickup Points, Wakad (8pm) Nashik Phata (8.30pm) Bhosari, Chakan.

  • 11:00 PM : Reach Bhorgiri, the base Village of Bhimashankar.

  • 11:30 PM : Embark on a 20-minute hike and setup the tents.

  • Later, join the locals for a captivating firefly walk under the night sky.

  • Enjoy the memorable time with your Friends and then go to sleep.

  • 6:00 AM : Early Morning wake up call. Freshen up.
  • 6.30 AM : Post Breakfast, Start our Journey towards Bhimashakar Temple.
  • 10:00 AM : Reach Bhimashankar, one of the jyotirlinga from 12 Jyotirlingas.
  • 12:00 PM : Have delicious Maharashtrian Lunch.
  • 1:30-2:00 PM : Start return Journey towards Pune.
  • 6:00 PM : Back to Pune with lots of wonderful memories and new Friends.

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  • Pune to Pune Travel by Non-AC bus
  • Tent Stay (3/4 sharing basis)
  • Breakfast and Tea
  • Lunch (Unlimited)
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Trek lead Expertise
  • Forest entry charges 


  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the Inclusion Section.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • All kinds of extra Meals/Snacks ordered.
  • Any Medical/Emergency evacuations if required.
  • Mineral water/lime water/any drink purchased for personal consumption.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather etc


ESSENTIALS : ID Proof, Water Bottle, Power Backup, Wallet, Backpack. 

CLOTHING : Full sleeve shirt/top & full pants for Trek, Extra pair of Clothes as per need, Raincoat /Jacket / Sweater, Trekking shoes, Quick Dry Towel, Cap.

ADDITIONALS : Energy Drinks/Supplements, Dry Snacks, Facewash, Sunscreen, Brush & Toothpaste, Sunglasses, Hankerchief, Gloves, Camera, Torch, Personal medicines if any, etc.


Ch. Shivaji Nagar in Front of Bank of Maharashtra

Nashik Phata



Policy and Terms

  • 75℅ Refund' of total trip cost, if cancelled before 21 days prior to the trip date.
  • '50℅ Refund' of total trip cost, if cancelled before 14 days prior to the trip date.
  • '25℅ Refund' of total trip cost, if cancelled before 7 days prior to the trip date. 
  • "No Refund" if cancelled less than 7 days before the event date.
  • "The advance booking amount paid is non refundable."
  • 'No Show, No Refund'
  • Trip Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Trip Tickets can be transferred to another person of same age group, replaced by you against cancellation.
  • If Event gets cancelled by us, we will refund "Trip Amount" only.
  • "NO REFUND" will be given due to sudden closure of the destinations, natural or unexpected calamities after reaching the venue.
  • If the event is cancelled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.

Terms and Conditions

  • Please confirm on call about the seats availability before paying.
  • Please note that your registration will be confirmed only after the acceptance of complete trek/tour charges.
  • Please check cancellation policy in case any refunds or cancellations. 
  • First two seats will always be reserved for leaders to lead & show route to the driver. 
  • Seats arrangement will be on first come first serve basis at the time of pickup and it will be same throughout journey. (Any disputes regarding seating arrangement would result in dismissal of both the parties and would not be liable for any refunds.) 
  • Please make sure you are added in the whatsapp group 6-8 hours prior to the trip as all the pickup details.
  • Food and Stay arrangements are done as per the availability & locations so kindly don't expect too luxurious. 
  • Backpacking trips are arranged for the people who looking out for pocket friendly trips and are more about chasing experiences.
  • We need at least 12-14 Travellers to Manage our Trip, so our team reserves all the rights to cancel the Trip if the minimum batch size is not enough.
  • Once the payment is completed, inform our team via sharing a screenshot/copy of the payment confirmation. Make sure the date, time, and UTR number are visible in the copy and please fill the registration form to confirm the names & age with the team.
  • Your payment implies that you have read & complied with all our terms and conditions. 

Frequest Questions

  • Are washrooms available on the trek?

Washrooms are available at the base village only. No facility is available during the trek.  

  • Is this trek safe for girls?

This trek is completely safe for girls And have separate changing rooms.

  • What about extra baggage?

You can safely keep your extra bags in bus

  • Are changing rooms available?

Changing rooms and washrooms are available at the base village

  • What are the pickup points?

Pick up is available if your location comes in between our route for this you have to contact us before.

  • What is the type of bus?

The bus is NON/AC Tempo Traveler with decent seating comfort.

  • How far is Bhorgiri from Pune?

Vasota Fort is located approximately 109 kilometers southwest of Pune. The journey from Pune to the base village takes around 4-5 hours by road.

  • What is the typical duration to finish the Bhimashankar to Bhorgiri trek?

The duration of the trek varies based on the chosen route and the fitness level of the trekker. Generally, completing the Ganesh Ghat route takes approximately 5-6 hours, whereas the Shidi Ghat route typically takes around 4-5 hours to finish.

  • What is the optimal period for undertaking the Bhimashankar to Bhorgiri trek?

The most favorable time for the trek is during the monsoon season (June to September), as the surroundings are adorned with vibrant greenery and picturesque waterfalls. However, the trek is also enjoyable during the winter season (October to February) when the weather is pleasant and visibility is clear.

  • How challenging is the Bhimashankar to Bhorgiri trek?

The trek presents challenges such as steep ascents and rugged terrain, particularly along the Ganesh Ghat route. Despite these difficulties, it is considered a moderate trek, ideal for both seasoned trekkers and beginners with some prior experience.

  • What is the elevation of the bhorgiri to bhimashankar trek?

The elevation of the Bhorgiri to Bhimashankar trek varies along the trail. Bhorgiri, the starting point of the trek, is situated at an elevation of approximately 800 meters (2625 feet) above sea level. Bhimashankar, the endpoint of the trek and home to the famous Bhimashankar Temple, stands at an elevation of around 1,329 meters (4,360 feet) above sea level. 

During the trek, trekkers ascend and descend through hilly terrain, which may reach higher elevations along certain stretches of the trail. Overall, the trek involves significant elevation gain and loss as it traverses the undulating landscape of the Sahyadri mountain range in Maharashtra, India.

  • Will we return at the exact time mentioned in the itinerary for Bhorgiri to Bhimashankar?

The itinerary serves as a reference only. The timing for our return is based on the average time taken during our previous events. The actual timeline for a particular date depends on weather conditions, traffic conditions, participants' speed, and endurance.

  • What makes Bhimashankar Trek special?

The trek leads to Bhimashankar Temple, one of the twelve sacred Jyotirlingas, set amidst the dense forests of the Sahyadri mountains, offering stunning natural beauty and rich biodiversity. Expert trek leaders of Mischief Treks make this trek experience safe and memorable.

  • How challenging is Bhimashankar Trek?

Classified as moderate, the trek is accessible to trekkers with basic fitness levels, though it involves navigating through rugged terrain and steep sections. The difficulty level of Bhimashankar trek is "Moderate Grade" and is suitable for physically fit beginners.

  • When is the Best-Time to go for Bhimashankar Trek?

The most favorable time is from July to February. During the monsoon season, you get to view waterfalls and water streams on your path to Bhimashankar Temple.

  • What is the duration of Bhimashankar Trek?

Typically, it takes about 4 to 6 hours to ascend from the base village Khandas to Bhimashankar Temple. Descending back to the base village takes approximately 3 to 4 hours.

  • What wildlife might I encounter on the trek?

The sanctuary is home to diverse fauna, including the Indian Giant Squirrel, various bird species, and occasionally, leopards, amidst rich flora.

  • Distance of Bhimashankar from Mumbai?

Bhimashankar is about 220 kilometers away from Mumbai, making it an accessible weekend destination for trekkers and pilgrims alike.

  • Safety precautions for Bhimashankar Trek?

Ensure good physical preparation, wear appropriate footwear, stay hydrated, and adhere to marked trails and local guidelines for a safe trekking experience.

  • Mobile connectivity on the Bhimashankar Trek route?

Mobile network connectivity is intermittent and weak in many areas along the trek, allowing for a disconnected, immersive nature experience. Jio network works best throughout compared to other networks.

  • What other attractions are near Bhimashankar?

Explore nearby attractions like Hanuman Lake, the hidden waterfall at Gupt Bhimashankar, and Nagfani Point for panoramic views.

  • Essentials for Bhimashankar Trek: what should I bring?

Adequate water and high-energy snacks, trekking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and a basic first-aid kit are essential. Refer to the "Things to carry" section on the website for a detailed list.

  • Can kids participate in Bhimashankar Trek?

Age does not matter, Fitness and adaptation are extremely important. Check our blog for more information.

  • Will we return at the exact time mentioned in the itinerary for Bhorgiri to Bhimashankar trek?

The itinerary serves as a reference only. The timing for our return is based on the average time taken during our previous events. The actual timeline for a particular date depends on weather conditions, traffic conditions, participants' speed, and endurance.

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