Bhandardara Overnight Stay and Trek to Pabargad
Overnight Stay at Bhandardara is a unique experience which you may have never experienced till now with Pabargad Mountain Trekking the next day. Bhandardara is Surrounded by the Turquoise pristine water. Bhandardara is one of the best weekend getaways from Mumbai, Pune & Nasik . This Place is always beautiful with its tranquil serenity and unspoiled nature. But during monsoon and post-monsoon period, it's natural beauty increases much folds with numerous small & medium seasonal waterfalls and glowing greenery.
During monsoon, it is difficult to arrange for camping in Bhandardara , But we provide Accommodation in our Guest House on sharing basis in our Dormitory Rooms on sharing Basis for Large Groups. We have Separate Rooms for Boys and Girls. We will provide you BBQ in the evening and also offer you unlimited Starters!!. It will surely be a memorable experience for you.
Length: 1 day and 1 night stay at Bhandardara and Trekking at Pabargad
Height: 2430 ft above sea level
Best season: Round the year
Accommodation timing: You have to reach Bhandardara by 4 - 5 PM in the evening. Its a 1 day and 1 night stay arrangement.
- Unlimited Veg and Non Veg Starters
- Unlimited Veg, Non Veg and Jain Buffet Dinner
- Unlimited BBQ
Bhandardara Check-in time: 5 PM (Day 1)
Bhandardara Check out time: 5 PM (Day 2)
Day 01: Arrival at Bhandardara & Pabargad trekking
Arrive at Bhandardara by 4 -5 PM in the EVENING by own vehicle/other means. You can reach Igatpuri or Kasara and then take local transport (state transport bus or shared jeep) to reach Bhandardara.Having own vehicle is highly advisable. Enjoy evening snacks and also a walk at Bhandardara lakeside, Relish the delicious BBQ along with Scrumptious homemade dinner(Veg/Non Veg/Jain) will be served thereafter. Night stay at dormitory rooms or tents in shaded area to protect from rain.
Day 2: Trekking and return journey to Mumbai
Wake up early in the morning,get ready for trekking at Pabargad peak, Pabargad is half kms from bhandardara so you will be leaving bhandardara by 6.30am, breakfast will be given at or on the way to Pabargad. Pabargad trekking will take approx. 5 hrs to and fro.After finishing the trek you will be brought back to bhandardara, lunch will be provided at bhandardara,After relaxing for some time you can start your return journey to Mumbai or Pune and say Bid Adieu to Bhandardara.
There are many forts neglected, less known & Lesser known. Pabargad is one such fort in the Kalsubai mountain range. The fort is high and mighty. The fort don’t have many remains of the history, but it stand still mighty.
The fort has a small cave, 2-3 water cisterns, a temple of Bhairavgad & Lord Ganesh. The fort offers wide & amazing view of surrounding region. One can observe Alang, Madan, Kulang, Kalsubai, Patta, Ratangad & Wilson Dam of Bhandardara.
Trek Grade: Medium
Endurance Level: Medium
Height of fort: 4430ft approx.
Total time required for climbing: 2.5 hrs of normal climb.
Duration: 1 Night 1 day
5.30 AM- Wake Up Call, Freshen Up, Have Breakfast & Tea.
6.15 AM- Introduction Round and brief about the rules and regulation to be followed by every trekkers and leave for Pabadgad trek point.
7.00 AM- Start the Trek
9.30 AM- Reach the top and enjoy the view
10.30 AM- Start Descending and reach base point.
1.00 PM- Reach the Base point and leave for bhandardara.
1.30 PM- Reach Bhandardara,have lunch,take rest for sometime.
5.00 PM- Start the Return Journey to Mumbai,Pune.
- Dome Tent Stay
- Mineral Water
- Washroom (indian)
- Pick up/ drop facilities (Paid)
- Expertise Fee
- First Aid Kit
- All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered.
- Insurance, tips, porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
- All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.
Things To Carry
- Valid Photo ID Proof (Aadhar Card/Driving License)
- Comfortable Footwear
- Water bottle (2 litres each person)
- Mosquito Repellent Cream
- Extra Set of Clothes
- Waterproof Bag
- Compulsory Torch with Extra batteries
- Blankets or (Chaddar)
- Electoral 1 pack
- Medicine if required
- Portable Mobile Charger
- Bluetooth Speakers
- Torch with extra batteries
- Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc
- Wind Cheater and Good trekking shoes
- Extra pair of clothes, socks
- Cap, Camera as Optional
- 1 packet of electrol, enerzal, glucon-D
Medications if required for individual
- Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible
- And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.
Place to stay- Bhandardara Guesthouse
How to get to the venue (incase travel is not included) How to reach Bhandardara:
To reach Bhandardara you need to reach either Kasara Station from ghatkopar or dadar if not travelling by your own car. Kasara to Bhandardara distance is 60 km and Igatpuri to Bhandardara distance is 45 km by road. You will get state transport buses from railway station or you can hire share jeep and private car also. From kasara it will take around 2 hours to reach Bhandardara.
If you are coming via your private transport then you can follow the below route to reach Bhandardara
Mumbai > Igatpuri > Ghoti (Turn right) > Pimpalgaon (Turn right) > Bhandardara Dam
Before you come please understand the following facts about Bhandardara weekend lakeside camping:
Ample parking facilities are available for vehicles
The place is safe & secure as camp organizers & caretakers are local and they will be available 24*7
It will be best if you bring your own car.
If the booking is cancelled 10 days or before the event date, then 50% of the booking amount will be refunded.
If the booking is cancelled 5 days before the event date then no refunds will be given.
Bhandardara, Maharashtra 422604