- Trek Overview
- Inclusions / Exclusions
One Tree Hill is located in Matheran, a small hill station on the outskirts of Mumbai and Pune. The trek starts from base village Ambewadi, in Karjat, Maharashtra, approximately 65 km from Mumbai, 108 km from Pune.
As the name suggests, the trail of this trek takes you to the end-point, which is a hill that bears one tree!
The trail begins from the fields of Ambevadi village and takes you through lush forests of the Sahyadris. The forest walk ends giving you the first view of the One Tree Hill. You climb up and are embraced by spectacular views of surrounding mountains and beautiful blue sky!
After the climb we walk through an amazing jungle trail to the quaint hill station of Matheran.
Overview of the Hike
Total distance: 8 km
Highest altitude: 2625 ft
Difficult grade: Easy to Moderate
Base village: Ambevadi, Karjat
Approximate total time: 6 hours (from start at Ambevadi to end at Matheran)
Surrounding: There is the vast Morbe dam on one side and Irshalgad and Prabalgad lay to the west.
In the Picture: Matheran
- Start from Mumbai at 05:00 am
Pick up locations & timings will be shared two days prior to the hike
- Reach Base Village Ambevadi by: 06:30 am
Have breakfast at base village
- Start hike: 07:00 am
3-3.5km climb to the top – 3.5-4 hours. Reach the top by 11:00 am
- Walk to Byke resort Matheran from Top – 3 kms flat walk, 1-1.5 hour
Reach by 12:30 pm. Have lunch at Byke Resort
- Walk to Dasturi point from Byke Resort.
Bus will pick us up from Dasturi around 2:00pm
- Return to Mumbai by 04:00pm
Trek price includes:
- Travel from Mumbai to base village and back (optional)
- Breakfast and lunch on the hike
- Snack on the trail
- Guide and expertise charges
- First aid kit
Trek price excludes:
- 5% GST
- Meals or drinks purchased by participants during the travel or trek (example biscuits, fruits etc)
Yes, this trek is perfect for first timers and beginners.
Yes. An active child above the age of 5years, accompanied by his/her parent/guardian can do this trek.
This is an easy trek and suitable for beginners and first timers. However we expect participants to have a basic level of fitness and an active lifestyle. Participant be able to brisk walk 4 km and climb 10 floors in one go to achieve the fitness level required for this trek.
20 litre day pack – 1..... 2 litre water bottle – 1 (alternately you could carry two 1 litre bottles of water) (hot water / thermos not required)..... Trek pants – dry fit..... T-shirt – dry fit (preferable full sleeves)..... A jacket (it may be cold in the morning when we start, and on reaching the top you may require one)..... Trekking shoes / Hiking shoes..... Sunglasses..... Sun cap..... Sunscreen lotion..... Napkin..... Trail Snacks (energy bars, biscuits, nuts (dry fruits), etc.)..... Trekking pole (optional)..... An extra pair of clothes (optional)
A trek leader, an assistant trek leader, and a local guide will accompany you on this trek. We will be carrying a First Aid kit and we will ensure a safe and supportive outdoor experience.