Raw, Immersive & Hands-On Mountain Training
3 Days & 2 Nights of
11th - 13th Dec

What is RUGGED?

Rugged is our way of sharing our passion & love for the great Maharashtrian outdoors in the rawest, unadulterated, and immersive form.

A group of 10 individuals learns to thread through back-country thick Sahyadri forest, with the objective of getting from point A to point B over a period of 3 days and 2 night.


A marked map, camping & survival gear, rations, and professional guidance are provided. The group learns to take multiple wilderness-based decisions to chalk their way through the forest.


Learn to take

Wilderness Decisions

Rugged is about venturing into the unknown with the expert team at Jack & Hill Adventures.

With Rugged, we intend to put our participants into the real shoes of the adventurer.


To become completely independent and confident in the forest setting.

Individuals will learn how to make crucial
decisions, how to thread through the forest, how to prepare, how to keep your head on your shoulder even when situations look terribly bleak.


Only for those

that choose to dare


Through Hidden thick back-country forest

Rugged will be hosted in the thick forest of the Sahyadri range. One of the key attributes of Rugged is that it will always be on an off-beat path.

We do not intend to thread or cross any popular trekking routes. We intend to be the only ones in the forest with minimal or no human interaction.

For those that would prefer specifics, we will be 2-3 hours outside the city of Mumbai.


We do not want to disclose online the exact location specifics as wevwant to protect that portion of the Sahyadri range from any sort of irresponsible tourism.


We want to maintain its sanctity.


Rugged is definitely not for the weak hearted.

It is for people that can find strength in themselves both physically & mentally. It is for people who are capable of facing uncertainty with a cool mind.

It is for people who are eager to learn how to exist & survive in an outdoor environment. It is definitely not a picnic but a raw outdoor experience.

 Who is RUGGED For?

What will you learn

Learn to choose & identify trails 
How to read maps & use a compass (Orienteering)
How & Where to pitch a tent
How to build a fire & stay responsible with it
How to conserve resources 
How to pack your backpack & distribute weight
How to plan for food & hydration
How to build team strength & stay motivated
Learn Leave No Trace Principles
How to prepare for a worst case scenario & conduct a rescue 
  • 1.

    Small Group

    This trip is open to a max of only 10 participants. We at J&H strongly believe in the concept of Quality vs Quantity.

    Over the years, we have learned that hosting a small-sized group makes for a thoroughly enriching experience for everyone. 

  • 2.

    Gold Standard Safety 

    A team of trained & certified Mountaineers
    will guide you from start to finish.

    A certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR) / Wilderness First Aider (WFA)
    will accompany you & implement safety systems.

  • 3.

    Camping Gear

    For the entire 3 days, you will be provide camping gear such as your individual Sleeping bag & Tent.

    You will additionally be provided with tarps & cooking gear.

  • 4.

    Food Rations & Meals

    A week prior to the experience, all group members shall unanimously finalize the food supplies required for all 3 days starting from Breakfast on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 3.

    All ration shall be provided by J&H.

  • 5.

    AC Transport

    to & fro

    A vehicle will be arranged to pick up participants from Mumbai (Bandra East) to be dropped at Point A on Day 1.On Day 3 at the Extraction Point B, the same vehicle shall pick up and drop participants back to Mumbai.

  • 6.

    An Unforgettable Experience

    We exist to create unforgettable experiences. 
    We are a passion driven organisation and we do sincerely host experiences that we are certain will create lifetime memories for our clients.


    If you are joining us, you are in for one big ride!

What's included

for 3 Full Days

What the last one looked like


Rustom Dalal

For those of you who love the outdoors and are looking to experience something new look no further. When Johann first shared the concept of rugged I was blown away. The trek over two days was such a great learning experience, all of us learned so much from both Johann and Samuel.

From reading maps to finding trails and so much more. I am so looking forward to the next Rugged trek

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Cost: Rs 9500/-

Early Bird Offer: Rs 7999/-

Live Update: Total 10 Seats. 8 Left.

Not sure? Hesitant? Call us for a good chat!

Rugged will be led by the Founder at Jack & Hill Adventures who is also responsible for the conceptualization of Rugged.

With 13 years of experience in the Sahayradri forests, he likes to say that he has grown up exploring in these Maharashtrian forests.

Johann has completed his Basic Mountaineering Course at Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering, Jammu & Kashmir.

He is also one of the country’s very few Wilderness First Responders (WFR) and is trained by Wilderness Medical Associates International in New York, USA.

With a degree in B.Sc Zoology,  
he is an avid lover of snakes, birds, and everything wild.

His passion & love for the great outdoor is certainly known to be contagious. You've been warned.

Led by

Johann Daniels

Trained & Certified by 

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