Night Trek To Garbett Plateau - Matheran

Tripoto
15th Dec 2018

Night Trek To Garbett Point

Photo of Night Trek To Garbett Plateau - Matheran by Venu bairi
Day 1

Garbett Point, situated about 5 km walk from Matheran Railway Station, is a comparatively secluded and less visited vantage point

The huge plateau gives a view to various waterfalls on the neighboring mountains.

Photo of Garbett Point, Matheran, Maharashtra, India by Venu bairi

After a hell lot of planning and discussions finally we all decided to trek towards Garbett Point via Garbett plateau.

The trek started at 12 am from Bhivpuri Station, quite thrilling we made our way towards the base village.

NIght Trek to garbett point

Photo of Bhivpuri, Maharashtra, India by Venu bairi
Photo of Bhivpuri, Maharashtra, India by Venu bairi

After 5 hours of non-stop trekking we reached the Garbett Plateau.

Sunrise at Garbett Plateau

Photo of Garbett Plateau, Sondewadi, Maharashtra, India by Venu bairi
Photo of Garbett Plateau, Sondewadi, Maharashtra, India by Venu bairi

After crossing the stream, trekkers need to climb a steep hillock till a nearby village. After short steep climb from the village, one will reach the narrow Garbett plateau.

Serendipity

Photo of Garbett Plateau, Sondewadi, Maharashtra, India by Venu bairi

We did witness the sunrise and moved ahead towards the Garbett Point. Tall lush green grasses welcomed us and yes we had immense fun there above.

Photo of Night Trek To Garbett Plateau - Matheran by Venu bairi

The trek is a bit long and requires a little patience to accomplish. The trek starts from Diksal village. After walking for 5 minutes one can see a huge manmade lake.

Photo of Night Trek To Garbett Plateau - Matheran by Venu bairi

From this plateau, a short steep ascend will lead to the Garbett Point

Photo of Garbett Point, Matheran, Maharashtra, India by Venu bairi

The path is very narrow and on one side there is a sheer drop of some thousand odd feet into the valley.

Photo of Matheran, Maharashtra, India by Venu bairi

From this point the 5 km long trail will lead to Matheran. The entire trail takes about 6 to 8 Hours.

Itinerary

Train Timings as mentioned below:-

*Karjat Fast Local*

09:58 pm CST

10:05 pm Byculla

10:11 pm Dadar

10:19 pm Kurla

10:23 pm Ghatkopar

10:39 pm Thane

10:51 pm Dombivli

11:02 pm Kalyan

11:43 pm Bhivpuri Road

Things to be carried:*

1. Some ready to eat food snacks, plum cakes, chocolates, fruits, or similar.

2. Torch with extra batteries

3. A bottle of water (Minimum 2 Ltrs),

4. Camera (Optional),

5. Cap (Optional)

6. Medicine those if u require usually (Optional),

7. Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks,

8. Extra pair of clothes (Optional),

9. Windcheater, Jacket or similar

10. Power bank

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