Bhimashankar Trek

Bhimashankar Trek

Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Bhimashankar Trek Highlights

  • Evening Tea
  • DIY Barbeque
  • Meals
  • Music
  • Campfire

Bhimashankar Trek Overview

Let's realize how close we feel to nature through tracking.  Bhimashshanker trek is one of the treks through which you can enjoy the feel of nature. Tucked away in the lap of the Western ghats of Maharashtra.  This trek invites the Wanderers with open arms. Trek through picturesque hills, various falls. Explore the magical beauty it provides. A famous point for photographers to capture the mystical beauty of nature. It is located inside the Bhimashshanker wildlife sanctuary.
Breathtaking vistas of the meandering path passing through beautiful streams, dense timberland, and rough patches gushing in the way make this trek more enthralling.
While it is the famous monsoon trek, we can do it in other seasons as well. This trek leads to Bhimashankar temple which is situated at a distance of 50km from the. The temple is located in the Sahyadri range. 

Bhimashshanker trek has gained more fame and the number of travelers has also increased over the past few years. So let's dive into a mind-blowing trek. Here's the detailed information of the trek.

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Itinerary For Bhimashankar Trek


Day 1 - Meet at Khandas Village

Khandas Village

owards Bhimashankar by the “Ladder route

  • 3 am- Reach khandas village.
  • 5:00 am- Morning! Freshen up and get ready for an exciting adventurous journey.
  • 6:00 am- Let's start trekking after a sumptuous breakfast. Start ascending towards Bhimashankar by the “Ladder route.”
  • 11:00 am- Enjoy the traditional beauty at Bhimashankar.
  • 12:30 pm- Let's have lunch.
  • 1:30 pm- Return journey through the Ganesh ghat route.
  • 6:00 pm- Reached to the base village.
  • 7:30 pm- Reached Karjat and back to home

Available Tour Packages

Bhimashankar Trek


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Trekking Expertise
  • Basic First Aid


Starts From 1141.43
30% Off
per Adult
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Things to Carry

BanBanjara Voucher
Water bottle
ID Proof
Personal medications (if any)
Dry Fruits and Chocolates
Lightweight trekking pants
Poncho or Rain Cover
Led torch (with extra batteries)
Trekking Shoes
Energy drinks

Location Details about Bhimashankar Trek

Starting Point

khandas village

End Point

khandas village

Bhimashankar Trek Reviews


Chaten Dutta


It was my first experience of trekking, and it was nice and the best movements which we captured in the pictures. Overall it was the best trip.


Dinesh Mukhopadhyay

Wonderful Experience

Bhimashankar Trek is one of the best treks in the whole of Maharashtra. I and my friends went there last week and trust me we enjoyed it a lot. Highly recommended.


Jyotis Ganaka


The location was really amazing to see and the weather was also nice, the campsites were literally beautiful and the food was also nice.


Pushti Nambeesan

Good experience

The mountains are very beautiful and the valleys are so deep and awesome. we had a group of 7 friends and we enjoyed trekking a lot. Wonderful experience.


Suma Mehra

Wonderful Place

I was there with my friends and we booked the trip from the site of Banbanjara. they give the best price, it was a very enjoyable trek. you should visit once.


Chaanakya Ahluwalia

Awesome trip

The sunrise view was very beautiful at the top of that. and the mountains are also looking amazing. Overstaying was also nice and the guide was also a nice person.


Devagya Jain


It was an easy and perfect trek for beginners. sightseen's are really mind-blowing. we click lots of pictures on their, Highly recommended.


Charuchandra Patil

Wonderful Experience

We had a great time at Bhimashankar Trek and the best time to trek is monsoon. lush greenery all around the mountains and it was looking awesome. Thank you Banbanjara for making over trip memorable.


Sushil Kocchar

Good experience

It was the perfect place for nature lovers. I feel awesome, and free. we booked the tickets form the site of Banbanjara. and the guide was also nice.


Gandharv Malik

Awesome trip

The camp site was very beautiful. we did lots of activities in the camp and the food was also perfect. the guide was a nice person. Everything was perfect.

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Bhimashankar Trek FAQs

How to reach?

  • The nearest station to the Bhimashankar trek is the Karjat station. From Mumbai's it's a journey of around 2 hours from Dadar Station. To reach Karjat station from Pune board a Mumbai bound train. It is a journey of 2 hours. For the people of  Nashik, it is a 3 hours journey. First, you need to board a train from Nashik to Kalyan and then Kalyan to Karjat.
  •  After reaching Karjat station you can board a sharing Tumtum or you can also board a public bus to reach base camp(Khandas village). You can also book private autos/ jeeps.

What are the different routes for Bhimashankar trek?

The first and foremost thing about any trek is to know the amount of distance we need to cover and how the trail is. The two routes of the Bhimashankar trek are:
Ganesh ghat
Sidhi ghat

Trek through Sidhi ghat is a difficult one but it takes less time than Ganesh ghat. It is a short distance trail, while Ganesh ghat trek takes comparatively more time but you can enjoy more scenic views on the way.

Ganesh ghat route 
The total distance to be covered in this route is around 8 km and the time taken is 4 hours. It starts from Khandas to Bhimashshanker via Ganesh temple.  The Ganesh ghat route gives you the taste of scenic beauty and it's of moderate level for the trekkers. This route is famous for its pleasing view that will delight you through the trail.

Sidhi ghat route
The distance to Bhimashshanker via Sidhi is 5 km. The distance of this trek is shorter when compared to the Ganesh ghat route but it is more rocky and tough among the two. We need to cover three mountains while going through the Sidhi ghat route and it is not for the beginners.

What are the places to visit during Bhimashankar trek?

Places to visit during the Bhimashshanker trek are:-

  • Lord Shiva Temple: A beautiful temple located in the wilderness of the lush green forests which is one of the famous Jyotirlingas among the twelve that attracts the mass of devotees. It is believed that Lord Shiva killed Rakshas Tripurasura after getting angry. This resulted in the origin of the River Bhima, which later named this place as Bhimashankar. The temple is the enticing combination of the various kinds of architecture. 
  • Gupt Bhimashshanker: Gupt basically means hidden. Gupt Bhim is a spot for River Bhima. It falls with a great swirling force over the linga being placed there. People believed that the original Shivalinga was found at this place and due to this it has a large number of devotees.
  • Shakshi Vinayak
  • Nag Phani popularly also known as Duke’s nose from where we can have the view of the Padhar and Peth fort.
  • Hanuman lake
  • Shekaru- rust-colored "The Giant Indian Squirrel" known as the state animal of Maharashtra.

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 25 days before the date of departure, would levy 15% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 15-25 days before the date of departure, would levy a 25% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-15 days before the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days before the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be canceled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveler as an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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  • There might be a network issue, please inform your friends and family of the same.
  • Do not litter around. Keep it clean to enjoy a more joyful experience.
  • Follow the trekking Instructions/ guidelines provided by the instructors.
  • Carry your medicines, if necessary.
  • Prepare yourself for the trek by walking for at least for half an hour a day
  • Dress in comfortable clothes.
  • Do not expect luxuries as camping is basic in nature.
  • Kindly arrange your transport beforehand.
  • Go through the things to carry the list.
  • Right kind of shoes will be very helpful.
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