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Trek to Bhimashankar Via shidighat

Bhimashankar Trek

Bhimashankar Trek Details

Base Village: Khandas
Level: Medium (only advisable for Experienced Trekkers)
Height: 3296 ft (Above Sea Level)
Endurance: High
Region: Ambegaon, Pune

Trek to Bhimashankar Temple

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

There are two routes of Bhimashankar Trek, one is via Shidi Ghat (Ladder Route) and the other is via Ganesh Ghat (Ganesh Temple). Shidi Ghat is considered a bit risky but is a quick way to reach Bhimashankar Temple. The name Shidi Ghat is referred to this route because there are around 3 - 4 ladders where you gain height. There is also one risky patch around caves where participants need to be careful. The scenic beauty of the vivid shades of green, nearby waterfalls and Padargad also freshens you up in after a decent hike.

For Trekkers and Photographers, it is a paradise during Monsoon till March. Thus, the best time to trek Bhimashankar Temple is during Monsoon and Early Winter Season.


Trek to Bhimashankar Temple Itinerary

Train from CST to Karjat 
CST: 11.15 am
Thane: 11.54 am
Karjat: 01.05 pm

Day 1 - Bhimashankar Trek

We are Waiting for you

Meet at Karjat Railway Station at 1:15 pm. We will travel to Khandas which is the base village of Bhimashankar temple.

Bhimashankar, here we come

We will reach Khandas village around 2: 15 pm. After a brief introduction and instructions round, we will start the trek.

Padarwadi Campsite

After coming through Shidi Ghat, we will reach Padarwadi around 4 pm. Relax and Rest for a while.

Dinner Delight

Around 8 pm, enjoy the local dinner cooked by villagers. We will sleep early as tomorrow we will head to Bhimashankar Temple early in the morning.

Sunday - Bhimashankar Trek

Good Morning Folks

Wake up around 5 am. Freshen up and fill your stomach with simple but healthy breakfast before we begin the trek to Bhimashankar Temple.

Yay, we are here

After trekking for another 2 – 3 hours, we will reach Bhimashankar Temple. Take the darshan of the Lord Bhimashankar and head back to Padarwadi after taking ample photos and safe selfies.

Lovely Lunch

Around 12 noon reach Padarwadi and enjoy the local lunch. Relax for a while as we will start the descend via Ganesh Ghat around 1:30 pm.

Wow, What an Amazing Experience - Trek to Bhimashankar Temple

Enjoy the descend through Ganesh Ghat passing through various water streams and viewing beautiful waterfalls throughout the descend. We will reach Khandas village around 4 pm. Travel back to Karjat Railway station in the transfer vehicle. Share your experience of Bhimashankar Trek and feedback about the event. We wish you all the best for your further journey.


INR 1500 per adult

Bhimashankar Trek Inclusions:

● Transportation from Karjat to Karjat
● Stay at a village hut
● Trek expertise
● First aid kit
● Saturday- Evening tea, Dinner
● Sunday- Breakfast, Lunch

Bhimashankar Trek Exclusions: 

● Any other expenses other than Inclusions
● 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 - To change after trek (Can be kept in vehicle during trek))
● A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
● Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.
● Rain coats/ Windcheater/ Poncho etc.(Optional)
● Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc. (Optional)
● Cap, Scarf, Sun glasses etc. (Optional)
● Medicine those if you require usually (Optional). 



Bhimashankar Trek Rules

● 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 during Bhimashankar Trek.
● 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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