About the Experience
One of our oldest trails in the J&H kitty is the Karjat South Hike. We've been climbing up and down this particular trail since the past 10 years.
This trail is one of our favorite hikes close to Mumbai that offers a pleasantly panoramic view of a major lake in the Karjat area.
This hike can be defined as a straight up climb where one will cover elevation gain quickly.
After 1.5 hrs of climbing, we arrive at a dense plateau. The area is covered in thick shrubbery and wild grass. The landscape is quite untouched by human activity and raw. This is why we always plan a hike here.
As usual, we do not disclose the exact whereabouts of the location to protect it. We can tell you it is in the Karjat area. The exact location will be disclosed 2 days prior.
Why we don't disclose locations online & Responsible Outdoor Tourism
If you aren't aware yet, then you should know that we do our best to host our outdoor trips responsibly and reduce the detrimental impact on the environment.
Since the past few years, we have noticed how social media, irresponsible & over-tourism in the Maharashtrian mountains has ruined the great outdoors we have. A significant number of treks in Maharashtra receive thousands of irresponsible humans that cause severe environmental damage.
In order to reduce the impact and not contribute to it, we host our experiences in lesser-known, hidden, or unexplored locations in the mountains.
When you do join us on this trek, there is a very strong request to keep the whereabouts of the location to yourself only.
7 am - Meet at Trek base in Karjat
8.30 am - Reach Plateau
8.30 am to 9 am - Explore Plateau and grab breakfast or move on (A decision we take at that point based on group speed and ability)
9 am - Continue Ascent till the summit
10.30 am - Reach summit
10.30 to 11.30 am - Rest time
11.30 am to 2 pm - Descend to base
5 pm - Back in Mumbai
Reviews from our past hikes here
Visuals from our past hikes here
We have limited seats. If you are interested in joining, you should grab these quickly, especially during the monsoon.
Once your payment is made, you are confirmed for the trip.
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