3rd & 4th Dec - Mountain 1
17th & 18th Dec - Mountain 2
This experience is open to only 12 Individuals
Based off our experience called RUGGED, this trip is an Easy & Introductory way to experience RUGGED & the great outdoors in a raw & rustic format over 2 days & 1 Night.
If you aren't familiar with RUGGED, we recommend you have a quick scroll of the experience here prior to signing up.
We've been visiting a mountain range close to Mumbai since the past 13 years, however since the past 5 years or rather to say - the social media boom, we have stopped hosting weekend hikes at this location due to mass over-crowding, hooliganism & chaos.
However, a few years ago we noticed a route on the opposing side that looked like a great way of getting up the mountain, while avoiding the chaos on the other side. The thought of exploring this alternative approach has always intrigued us. At the fag end of the mountain, we also identified an inviting isolated patch to pitch our tents & distance ourselves from 2000+ humans on the other side.
In the spirit of RUGGED to explore the unexplored, to go off grid, and to share with others the joys of learning to be independent & resourceful in the Maharashtrain forest, we thought that this route would be an ideal fit for enthusiastic individuals that have always wanted to experience something like RUGGED but with lesser difficulty.
*The description above is of Mountain 1. Mountain 2 is a completely different mountain & route with an experience & format very similar to Mountain 1.
This is not a picnic. This is an experience for individuals that would like to go on a 2 day backpacking experience in the Sahyadri mountains. You carry your weight, you challenge yourself, you face uncertainty & work towards solving it, with your peers, you care for them, and you reach the top due to a combined effort.
Difficulty This is a light version of RUGGED. For those that have joined us on RUGGED before or have a decent amount of trekking experience (self-led), this will be between easy to moderate on the difficulty scale. For those that don't have much self-led hiking experience but involve in regular cardio based fitness, this will be a moderately challenging experience. For absolute couch-potatoes, this is something you ought to avoid. If you are unsure where you stand, call us.
Post peak afternoon heat, we intend to climb up to the mountain through a route that "looks" clear to us, pitch tents at the isolated spot, cook dinner, wake up early, reenergize ourselves with breakfast for a longer journey out through a separate ridge climb route.
The above information & plan below is based on days of research. Our time on ground is the true test. Our assumptions for this route may not be 100% right & some level of uncertainty does lurk when exploring a mountain route you've never climbed traversed. As in RUGGED, this experience is intended to be a puzzle we all solve together, and take joy in the challenge.
1.15 pm - We meet at CST Station & board a train for 1.5 hrs. (You may meet us at the start or enroute)
3.30 pm - Reach the base & orient ourselves with the topography. Understand our goals & set expectations. Repacking & weight distribution. Map reading.
6 am - Wakeup, pack up, breakfast at dawn.
7 am - Begin our hike through the alternate route
10 am - Reach the end of the route
1-2 pm - Reach Mumbai
Our Team of certified Mountaineers & Wilderness First Responders that are proactively looking to ensure that your experience is 100% safe.
At Jack & Hill Adventures, we work day in and day out to provide some of the highest standards of quality & safety in the country at par with International Leaders in adventure tourism.
With our 15 years of experience in the great outdoors near Mumbai, you are certain to be in safe hands.
We are certified by the following leading International institutions in the adventure space.
Where do we meet?We’ll meet at the entrance of the Gorai Jetty Market in Borivali. See Google Map location
What is the Difficulty Level of this ride?We have two versions of this ride: - Relaxed 14 kms - Challenging 32 kms The Relaxed 14 ride is something most people shall be able to do fairly easily. Although there is a significant portion of off-road on this ride, it is not necessarily challenging and can be done at your ease & pace. The Challenging 32 ride is ideal for guests that have an active lifestyle and are interested in a more fast paced & intensive version of this ride. Couch potatoes & folks that live a sedentary life could have a tough time only on the slopes. If you are uncertain about which would be a good fit for you, please feel free to get in touch with us and we would be more than happy to guide you through.
What do I need to bring along?Carry 1-2 litres of water, sunscreen, valid ID card & an awesome morning attitude!
What sort of bikes do you provide?We provide high performance imported Mountain Bikes. We strongly believe in the concept of "Ride Quality". And thus all our bikes are imported and belong to the Top 10 Bicycle brands in the world. Every bicycles has a MRP of between Rs 25,000 - 45,000/- Here are few of our brands: Cannondale, Scott, Mongoose, GT. Go google them! A smooth ride with us is inevitable on this experience
Is the ride route safe?The most tried and tested adventurous cycle routes in Mumbai exist here. No one knows about it, until now, so shush. The islands provide a variety of terrain and scenery that blends together to create a more than awesome cycling experience. The quiet island roads make it both a safe and an ideal place to ride a bicycle.
Can I join if I have a medical condition?If you suffer from a medical condition, kindly bring it to our notice before you book the ride with us.
What is the booking & cancellation policy?50% Cancellation Fee will apply if your booking is cancelled 5 days prior to the ride. 100% Cancellation Fee will apply if your booking is not cancelled 5 days prior to the ride. To cancel your booking, send us an Emai Us with your booking details