My first monsoon trek of 2017 happened to be a really memorable one. It was with a group called TrekDi adventures, led by Akshay as our group leader and Saif as the co-ordinator. The 8 of us, including our trek leader and co-coordinator started at around 6:00 AM (that too on a Sunday morning :P, which meant I had to get up around 4:30 and leave home by 5:15 AM) to the base village, called Bhorgiri which is a good 70 odd km's from downtown Pune.
We had breakfast on the way, at a shack near Chas Kaman dam. The view from the same point was amazing and the horizon could be seen till the mountain of BhimaShankar, which was our destination, among the Sahyadri's.