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Bhimashankar Trek Via Shidi Ghat

Discussion in 'Maharashtra' started by KanikaST, May 13, 2023.

  1. KanikaST

    KanikaST New Member

    There are six of us going on the Bhimashankar trek and want to go via Shidi Ghat. It would be great to get some information about the trek, the difficulty of the trek, and information on whether any permits are required.

    Happy trekking to all the trekkers.

  2. Karan

    Karan Member

    Hi Kanika,

    The trek is considered to be moderately difficult and can be completed in a day. Here are some details about the trek:

    Starting point: Khandas village, which is located about 70 km from Pune.

    Trek distance: The trek is approximately 6 km long and takes around 3-4 hours to complete.

    Trek difficulty: The trek is considered to be moderately difficult and involves a steep climb up the Shidi Ghat. The route can be slippery during the monsoon season, so it's essential to be careful while climbing.

    Route: The trek starts from Khandas village and goes through dense forests, streams, and waterfalls. The trail leads to the Shidi Ghat, which is a steep climb consisting of rock-cut steps and ladders. After reaching the top of the ghat, the trail becomes relatively easy and leads to the Bhimashankar Temple, which is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.

    Best time to visit: The best time to trek to Bhimashankar via Shidi Ghat is from June to February. The monsoon season from June to September is considered to be the best time to witness the lush greenery and waterfalls along the trail.

    Permits: No permits are required for the trek, but it's essential to carry a valid ID proof while trekking.

    As like any other trek, make sure you have enough water and snacks.