Garbett Point Trek Matheran

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Garbett Point Trek Matheran

Garbett Point Trek Matheran

I went to Garbett Point Trek on 15 August 2014. This was the first trek I went with any trekking group. Before this I have done so many treks with my childhood friends. After Garbett Point Trek I started regular trekking and I went to so many treks with different trekking groups. I wanted to write about Garbett Point trek so many times but that day never came. Today I have got opportunity to write about Garbett Point Trek. Its my great pleasure to share Garbett Point Trek experience with you. This was month of August I was getting very bored and planning for some trip with friends. I have planned one trip to Sangrilla Water Park with friends but usually you know when we plan any trip most of the time it gets cancelled. My Sangrilla Water Park trip was also got cancelled due to my lazy friends.


Garbett-Point
Garbett Point 
I was thinking that what should I do but one thing was clear that I have decided to go for trip someday. One day when I went to office I was reading Mumbai mirror newspaper whille taking tea. Then suddenly I have seen advertisement of Aberrant Wanderers trekking group about Garbett Point trek on 15 August 2020. Immediately I called on the given number and told him that I want to come for Garbett Point Trek on 15 August 2020.


Garbett Point
Garbett Point Trek Group 
He told me that they will catch early morning train for Karjat and get down at Neral station. He told me to meet directly at Neral railway station. On 15 August 2020 I woke up early in the morning and got ready for Garbett Point Trek. I was very excited that finally my dreams were coming true after cancellation of Sangrila water park trip. Trekking is my passion. I cant live without trekking. I took some snacks and water bottle in my bag.


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Garbett Point Trek Group 

I reached at railway station and caught 6.00 AM local train for Karjat. I was in different coach and other trekking friends were in other coach. There was lot of rush in local train. You people know how much rush is there in Karjat, Khopoli trains on weekends in Monsoon season. Sanket called and asked me that whether I have boarded the train or not ? I have give him confirmation that I have boarded the train and I will meet him directly at Neral railway station.



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Garbett Point Track Route 

I was very happy that here is no one who can cancel our trekking plan. Once we passed Badlapur railway station then we can see lot of greenery on both side of the railway trek. Once we crossed Vangani railway station then we can observe tall mountains and greeneries on it. Finally at 7.00 AM our local train reached at Neral railway station. I got down at Neral railway station at 7.00 AM. 


Garbett Point
Garbett Point via Trek Route 

There was lot of rush on Neral railway station. After 5 minutes Sanket called me and I met him. There was big trekking group. Sanket has given us one form to fill. We have filled that form. After filling form we went outside Neral railway station. We were feeling so hungry so looking for some hotel for snacks. Finally we had got the hotel and went for eating snacks. Owner of Hotel given us menu card to order snacks. 


Matheran
Dense Fog at Entrance of Matheran 

We have given order of snacks. We were waiting for snacks to come. I had given order of Idli Sambhar. After snacks we had taken tea. Mumbaikars cant live without Cutting Chai. Sanket had paid the hotel bill. After paying bill we came outside hotel and went to taxi stand. Our trekking group was so big. So it was very difficult for us to get occupied in one or two taxi. We were waiting at taxi stand for 20 minutes. 


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Trekkers in good time 
Finally we had got 3 taxis for Matheran. In monsoon season so many people like to come to matheran so there was lot of rush outside Neral railway station. Once we boarded in taxi started our journey towards Garbett Point Trek. After 30 minutes travel we reached at the top of Matheran hill station. When you are travelling  from Neral to Matheran you will see lots of water falls, Valley, greeneries on mountains, Matheran toy train, Jummapatti railway station, winding roads and lot of new things. 

Garbett Point
On the top
You will definetly enjoy the ride from Neral to Matheran. Almost 6 years are passed but memories of Garbett Point trek are still fresh in my find. I will never forget Garbett Point Trek in my life. Once we reached on the top of Matheran hill station we wen to washroom to get fresh. Our group leader Sanket went to get entry pass. If you are going to Matheran its compulsary to take entry pass. Without entry pass you cant make entry in Matheran. 

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Near Garbett Point 
After 10 minutes Sanket came with entry pass and we all got entry in Matheran. We have taken some photographs at entry point of Matheran. When you enter at Matheran you will see so many horses standing nearby. We started trekking towards Garbett Point. After few minutes walk we reached to Aman lodge railway station. We have taken track route for Garbett point trek. After few minutes walk we had taken left turn for Garbett Point Trek.


Garbett Point
Garbett Point 
We all trekkers stood in circle and started our introduction round. Sanket and Hemant had given us all instructions about Do's and Don'ts in trekking. Introduction round was for 20 minutes. We all trekkers had given information about us like our name, what we do and how many treks we have done. After introduction round I realized that there was two major groups one group was college students and another group was mid aged people. Once we finished our introduction round we departed towards Garbett Point. This was rainy season so raindrops were coming and going in between. After 10 minutes walk we have reached to dense forest. There was greenery in all the direction. It was feeling like adventurous trek. Then we have reached to open space. It was very beautiful scene. We can see clear blue sky. In city life we are unable to see clear sky. This was most memorable trek in my life. We relaxed for 5 minutes then started our trekking towards Garbett Point. Slowly we were moving towards our destination. After few minutes trek we reached at the end of mountain. You cant believe what beautiful scene we have seen. We have observed that very beautiful waterfall was falling in the valley. This was most memorable moment in my life. We have taken some photographs at that point. We spend some time then walked towards Garbett Point. Once again dense forest was started. Its advised to carry mosquito cream because we have seen so many mosquitos on the trek. Mosquitos can attack you any time. In this dense forest never go for Solo trek. Because you don't know what can be happened. Its always advised to go in group while you are going for Garbett Point Trek.
Slowly we were moving towards Garbett Point. After 15 minutes trek we have reached at the end of forest. This was the point that jungle was not going to start again. We could see the open clear blue sky and green ground all around. Very cold air was coming. Which was relaxing the heart.  It was a wonderful sight. Seeing this amazing view we felt that our Garbett Point trek was successful. We had taken some individual photos. Then we headed to Garbett Point. Still Garbett Point didn't came but we were close to it. After 20 minutes walk we reached to another corner of the mountain. This place was amazing. There was great wind coming from all the directions. We had clicked some solo photographs. Sanket and Hemant were group leader of Aberrant Wonderers groups. They had bought beautiful banner of Aberrant Wonderers trekking group. We went for Garbett Point Trek on 15 August 2020. We all trekkers stood together and went to The National Anthem. It was a beautiful view. After The National Anthem was over, we took a group photo with Aberrant Wonderers banner. It was a very beautiful sight of my life. We relaxed for 20 minutes at this point. We all had fun. This was the place from where we had to descend the mountain. Our next stop was Garbett Point. Once again our trek leaders Sanket and Hemant united all the trekkers and given them instruction regarding what precautions to be taken while descending the mountain. They had brought a rope for those who had trouble for landing. 

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Traveller Ram said…
Hey Healthclass thanks for your inspiring comment.

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