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RUGGED Mini

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.

Backstory

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.

 


Disclaimer

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.

Plan Snapshot

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.
 

Itinerary

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

Hosted by

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.

National Outdoor Leadership School
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We're winners of both the 2021 & 2022 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

Your Investment

Rs 3999/- per head.

Covers local transport from Mumbai & back, individual sleeping bags & shared tents, meals - dinner & breakfast