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Bhimashankar via Ganesh Ghat

Bhimashankar trek

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Base Village: Khandas
Level: Medium (only advisable for Experienced Trekkers)

Height: 3296 ft (Above Sea Level)

Endurance: High

Region: Ambegaon, Pune

Bhimashankar is located in Ambegaon Taluka of Pune District. It is 213 kms and 110 kms away from Mumbai and Pune respectively. Bhimashankar is famously known for the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva.

There are two routes to Trek Bhimashankar one is via Shidi Ghat (Ladder Route) and the other is via Ganesh Ghat (Ganesh Temple). Shidi Ghat is considered dangerous during monsoon thus many trekkers prefer Ganesh Ghat as it is easier and offers beautiful views of the surroundings. The trek through Ganesh Ghat is through Dense Jungle where you have to pass through various waterfalls and water streams. The view of the vivid shades of green, nearby waterfalls and Padargad also freshens you up in after a decent hike.

The local villagers consider this trek more of a cultural tour. As it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, many devotees populate this area on the eve of Mahashivratri. For Trekkers and Photographers, it is a paradise during Monsoon till March. Thus, the best time to trek Bhimashankar is during Monsoon and Early Winter Season.


Train from CST to Karjat Station
CST: 11:15 am
Thane: 11:54 am
Karjat: 01:05 pm


We are Waiting for you

Meet at Karjat Railway Station at 1:15 pm. We will start our journey in the transfer vehicle to Khandas which is the base village of the trek.

Trek to Bhimashankar Begins!

We will reach Khandas village around 2:15 pm. After a fun introduction and instruction round, we will begin our trek to Bhimashankar.

Padarwadi Campsite

We will reach the campsite at Padarwadi around 6:30 pm. Relax, freshen up and enjoy the hot tea bringing the much-needed spark.

Dinner Delight

Around 8 pm enjoy the local delicacies freshly cooked by local villagers. Post dinner, test your vocal chords while playing the game of Antakshari. Sleep in a hut around 9:30 pm as you will have a big day tomorrow.


Good Morning Fellas!

Wake up around 5 am. Freshen up and enjoy the delicious breakfast as we will be heading to Bhimashankar around 6 am.

Yay, we are here!

Around 9 am we will reach Bhimashankar. We will explore the temple and take ample photo with your group and selfies. We will start the descend around 10:30 am.

Lovely Lunch

We will reach Padarwadi around 12:30 pm. Freshen up and relax. Feast on the freshly cooked meals of Vegetarian dishes. We will start the further descend around 2 pm.

Wow, What an Amazing Experience!

We will reach Khandas village around 5 pm. We will travel back to Karjat Station in the Transfer vehicle. Please don’t forget to share your experience and feedback on the way back. All the best for your further journey.


INR 1350 per adult


● Transportation from Karjat to Karjat
● Stay at Village Hut (Village Dormitory)
● Trek Expertise
● First Aid Kit
● Saturday- Evening tea, Dinner (Veg) & Stay
● Sunday- Breakfast, Veg Lunch 


● Any other expenses other than Inclusions

● Day 1 Lunch, Mattress & Chaddar for stay

● GST 5%

Cancellation and Refund applicable on the tour cost: 

● If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
● If cancellation done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded.
● After that no refund will be provided.


● A good Trekking Shoe
● A good torch with Extra Batteries (Mandatory)
● Identity Proof (Mandatory)
● At least 2 Litres of water (Mandatory)
● Full sleeves T-shirt and full length Pant (Mandatory - To protect from Sun, Insects, Bushes etc.)
● Extra pair of Clothes (Mandatory)
● A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one can easily trek hands free
● Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet
● Rain coats/ Windcheater/ Poncho etc.
● Some ready to eat food like Plum cakes, Biscuits etc. 
● Cap, Scarf, Sun glasses etc
● Medicine for those who you require usually.



● In Mountains & Jungles, smoking attracts honeybees and one has to face dangerous "honeybee attack" where survival of the person is difficult, hence smoking is strictly prohibited.
● Drinking Alcohol is strictly prohibited.
● Leader's Decision will be Final and Binding.
● Small Steps Adventures reserves all the right to Change/ Deviate/ Cancel the plans without prior notice.
● Telephonic Confirmation for booking is Mandatory; if unable to contact us then send a text message and we will call you back.
● Please do not carry Handbags or Jholas or Sling bags on treks.
● Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we do not take any liability for the same.


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