Garbett Plateau (Night trek)
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- 1 Days
- Difficulty - Easy
- Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan)
Garbett Plateau is one of the most scenic treks in all of Maharashtra. Although it is situated close to Matheran, it has still survived commercialization. Escape the city and head into the serenity of the hills as we walk along the Dhom lake under the moonlit sky and tread through rustic villages in the dead of the night. The beauty of the winter skies is seen only at night making the view from the top simply spectacular! So grab your torches, lace up those shoes and follow us #IntoTheWild!
Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate
Base village: Diksal
Summit height: 2,625 ft
Time taken to climb/descend: 3-4 hrs climb / 1.5 hrs descent
Total distance of trek: 8 km
Duration: 1 day
Meeting point: Bhivpuri stn ticket counter (Sunday 1:00 am)
Departure point: Bhivpuri stn ticket counter (Sunday 10:00 am)
Who should attend?
-There isn’t an age restriction on any of our experiences, everyone is welcome. However, the average Vagabond customer is anywhere between 20 – 32 years old. The experiences involve a good amount of time spent with the group. Depending on what experience you’re opting for, there could be a lot of walking and physical exertion.
-It’s important to understand that most of our experiences include very rustic accommodation and not a luxurious means of transport. These may be basic in their facilities, but the hospitality is homely and comforting. If you’re someone who doesn’t like compromising on your comforts while travelling, this experience may not be very enjoyable.
-Most of our trips have a healthy number of solo travellers. We encourage you to join us solo, especially if you’re tired of waiting on your friends. We promise you’ll return with many more.
-We try our best to be responsible travellers. Everyone is welcome to explore with us, but we pay utmost importance to cleanliness on all our experiences. We encourage you to #LeaveNoTrace behind while you discover the beauty of the outdoors.
-It’s important to understand that in a limited amount of time, only a limited amount of experiences can be had. We like to cover a few places in-depth rather than just ticking off a long list of things-to-do and places-to-go. However, if you are that kind of traveller, on almost all trips you can feel free to wander by yourself to places of your interest.
-At a Vagabond Experience, it’s important to stay open-minded and positive when things don’t go as per plan. The essence of traveling in a group is being able to help each other out when in need. The weather could go bad, and plans could get altered. In such situations, we urge you to have faith in your group leader to make the most informed decision for the group.
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01:00 am: Board the 11:18 pm Khopoli (Fast) starting from CST on Saturday night and meet the Vagabond team at Bhivpuri station ticket counter by 1:00 am.
01:30 am: We head towards Diksal village.
02:00 am: After a round of introductions and getting to know each other a little bit, we make our way towards Garbett Plateau. On our way, we will cross the pristine Dhom lake and a few villages. Feel free to whip out your fancy cameras to capture the majestic night sky.
05:30 am: On reaching Garbett plateau, we will roam around and spend some time here. The beautiful sunrise that illuminates the lush green panoramic view is one of the many reasons that trekkers love scaling a summit at night.
08:00 am: We make our way towards Dasturi naka and board our taxis back to Bhivpuri station.
09:00 am: Let's grab a nourishing breakfast at Bhivpuri after this long night's trek!
10:00 am: Adios! Back to the mundane city life. Until next time, Vagabonds!
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Vagabond started out as a project by four friends with a disdain for the ordinary. The idea was simple; take people out of their comfort zones. Not like Roadies, but just enough to bond them together through beautiful and authentic experiences. Happiness, as they say, is only real when shared. And share we did. The company was founded in 2014. As fresh Bachelor of Arts degree holders, companies were lining up to hire us fine gentlemen; we’re kidding. Fueled by entrepreneurial zeal, we started with small events in the city like heritage walks through Bombay’s old quarters. As musicians and travellers ourselves, we decided to marry these two loves of our lives. That is how the idea for the first Fields of Sound™ came about. Since then, it has only been onward and upwards for us. Since 2014, we’ve made friends like family through our journey. Our little ‘Vaga’-Fam. It’s safe to say, it’s been quite an adventure. One we would like you to join :)
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-Return transport from Matheran to Bhivpuri station (private taxis)
-Trek guide charges
-Vagabond EMs assistance
-First Aid assistance
THINGS TO CARRY
-Drinking water (minimum 2 ltr)
-Warm clothing (sweater/jacket)
-Sturdy shoes with grip
-Trekking pole (optional but very useful)
Policy and Terms
-Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will incur a 20% cancellation fee.
-Cancellations made within 3 - 6 days will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
-Cancellations made within 48 hours to the event will receive no refund.
(Please refer to the further Terms and Conditions mentioned in the footer of the website)
Terms and Conditions
-All timings and activities are subject to weather, group size, capabilities of participants, etc.
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