10 Best Trekking Tours in Matheran - 2020 (with 266 Reviews)

Matheran is a popular hill station destination in Maharashtra and it is actually the numerous Matheran Trekking trails that have taken this cozy little town to the bucket list of every trekker. Matheran is perched amidst the densely forested Sahyadri mountain ranges and hence, boasts of many delightful trekking spots like Chanderi Caves, Kalavantin Peak, Vikatgad, and Garbett Plateau.

These places are best trekked during the months from October to February when the landscapes of the region are draped in various shades of verdant green and look magically beautiful. The difficulty of these treks vary from easy to moderate so even if you are a first-time trekker, Matheran is a great choice. The crisp mountain air that caresses your body and stunning views of the Western Ghats are some extra perks that one will get while trekking in Matheran.

As many urban dwellers have started heading towards Matheran for a quick weekend retreat and to enjoy adventurous activities like trekking, many regulations have been laid by the government to make trekking in Matheran completely safe. Almost all the trekking trails of Matheran are well-marked with defined boards and signs, structured steps are provided wherever possible, and safe camping sites have been established at certain trekking spots. There are also many refreshment stalls en route the trekking paths for a quick stopover and to energize yourself.

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Matheran Trek | Book @ ₹700 & Save 20% off 1D ₹ 700 5.0 star View Details
Kalavantin Pinnacle Trek in Maharashtra 1D ₹ 550 4.0 star View Details
Ladies Only Trek to Kalavantin Durg 10H ₹ 550 4.0 star View Details
Trek to Chanderi Caves in Matheran 1D ₹ 500 4.0 star View Details
Trek to Peb (Vikatgad) near Neral, Matheran and Mumbai 1D ₹ 0 4.0 star View Details
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Matheran

About the Activity:The climate of Matheran is very cool. The most unforgettable things about Matheran are deep forest and the waterfalls nearby, especially in rainy season. The beauty of the hill station gets doubled in monsoon. Matheran is truly ‘The Best Hill Station in Maharashtra'. It covers an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadris. This lovely spot was discovered in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the collector of Thane district. Garbett point is located on South-west side of Matheran with a grand view of the plateau.If you are planning for a 8 km trekking experience to  Matheran, then this tour is the perfect fit for you.Start your activity by assembling at Bhivpuri Railway Station, then walk to trekking base camp. Witness the diversified flora and fauna with a stunning waterfall and get ready to be astonished with the scenic appeal and the tranquility of this entire place.Get transferred back to Bhivpuri completing this epic trekking trail.
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Kalavantin Pinnacle Trek in Maharashtra
Kalavantin Pinnacle Trek in Maharashtra

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Matheran

About the Activity: Head for a fun and exciting one day trek to Kalavantin Pinnacle and indulge in pure adventure with your friends and family! Kalavantin Durg (Kalavantin’s Fort) is located between Matheran and Panvel in the Indian State of Maharashtra, at an elevation of 2,300 feet in the Western Ghats. Meet at Panvel St. depot by 07:00 AM and move towards Thakurwadi- Base Village by private/public transportation.Reach the lovely base camp by 08:30 AM and start the trek to Kalavantin Pinnacle and once you reach at the top, explore the fort.  After some snacks head back to Prabalmachi and have lunchStart descending by 1:00 PM from Prabalmachi to base village and proceed Back to Panvel Station by 5:30 PM.
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Ladies Only Trek to Kalavantin Durg
Ladies Only Trek to Kalavantin Durg

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Matheran

About the Activity:Fixed Departure: 13th August, 2016Embark on this adventurous trek to Kalavantin located between Matheran and Panvel and make your monsoon awesome. Start your trip by assembling at the starting point, Panvel Bus Depot, from where the tour will depart at around 7 AM. En route, enjoy a delicious breakfast and after reaching the base village, meet your guide and listen to the safety instructions carefully.Gear up for the trek and start your ascent, which will take around 2 to 3 hours to reach at the top. After reaching, enjoy the view and stroll around the area and start descending. While descending, enjoy your lunch and reach the base village by 4 PM. Start your journey back to Mumbai at 4.30 PM, reaching the same at 5.30 PM.
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Trek to Chanderi Caves in Matheran
Trek to Chanderi Caves in Matheran

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Matheran

About the Activity: Chanderi, a grand mountain ranges extend to a sprawling height of around 800m and is located on the way from Badlapur to Karjat. Embark on this amazing Chanderi caves trekking experience with friends and family like never before. Delight in the stunning landscapes of these colossal mountain ranges that gives this place a perfect backdrop. Trek through the winding trails that provide you the best of the natural beauty accompanying you throughout your trek. Once you make it to the top, you will witness stunning chain of four pinnacles, providing you with a breath-taking sight. Enthrall in the amazing sight of the Sahyadri Ranges. Embark on this enthralling Chanderi caves trekking experience that provides you with panoramic views of the nearby ranges and the valley below. Delight in this trek to Chanderi Caves in Matheran with friends and family like never before!
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Trek to Peb (Vikatgad) near Neral, Matheran and Mumbai
Trek to Peb (Vikatgad) near Neral, Matheran and Mumbai

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Matheran

28 Feb 2016Difficulty Level: Medium levelEndurance Level: HighFood Arrangement: Carry bottle water and pack lunch for this trekTransport: While going walk till the trek start point. On retun hop into the shared sumo /trax/ innova till Neral railway station.Height: 1564 ft approxBase Village: NADistrict: Karjat - LonavalaRegion: MatheranRoute from Pune: Pune - Lonavala - Karjat - NeralRoute from Mumbai: Mumbai - Neral - PebDistance from Mumbai: 80 km approx.Distance from Pune:  120 km approx.Total time required for climbing: 3 hours approx.Total distance for climbing: 7 km one way approx.Minimum participants required: 10Maximum participants: 50Trek Leader: Rajesh MhaddalkarDuration: 1 DayCost App: Rs 500.00Fort Peb is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai - Pune road, at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day trek. But there is a dense forest on the way to the fort Peb. The fort is also named as ‘Vikatgad’. Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage. How to travel to Neral by Karjat local by the recommended train timings:Mumbai CST 05:18Dadar 05:36Thane 06:14Dombivili 06:36Kalyan 06:46Neral 07:20 Itinerary:07:20 Report at Neral railway station08:00 Introduction, breakfast in Neral08:30 Start trek towards Peb Fort,11:00 Reach on top of Peb Fort.12:30 Lunch on Peb Fort, rest, photography.14:30 Start descending from fort.18:00 Reach Neral.18:00 Disperse at Neral Railway Station Inclusion:Transportation from Matheran road to Neral, light morning breakfast, evening tea, Treks and Trails charges if any. Exclusion:All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered. Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc. Any kind of personal expenses. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather. Lunch on day one not included. State Bank of India Account No: 32248535175In the Name of Mr. Rajesh MhaddalkarAccount: SavingsIFSC Code: SBIN0014771
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I always wanted to head out for a trek along with my friends but never had the chance. This time my friends booked a trek for us without my knowledge as a surprise. And guys! I tell you I had the best time of my life trekking and enjoying the scenic views. Our trek was to Matheran, I am sure most of you might have already heard about this tiny little hill station. Our meeting point was Bhivpuri Station and at around 8:30 AM we started our trek. Trekking through the scenic views was definitely a cure for our mind and souls. We reach the Garbett Plateau and the view was something which will be cherished by us forever. We also made some new friends during the trip. With the scenic views we also got a chance to witness the diversified flora and fauna of this region. We also had very wonderful guide who was very friendly and keeping us all occupied with his funny jokes.
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We were a group of 7 people who booked this trek. It was an amazing adventure for all of us. We started early in the morning and reached the trek base. We started at 8:30 AM. The morning was beautiful as we stated, the whole green view was something which you should have seen. Although the sun was playing with us but the weather was perfectly fine. We reach Garbett Plateau at around 1:30 PM and had a great lunch there. Then we started to Matheran by 4:40 and then towards Dasturi Naka. It was altogether a wonderful trip. Our guide was also good and providing us with all the information about the place. Good one!
A great one! It was a very great trek for all of us. Everything was very well arranged. I and my girl went on this trip. The tour operator has very well maintained everything. It was on time and we started at around 8:30 AM. It was a refreshing day although a bit cold. For your own convenience you can wear thin sweater if you want. The scenic views are something that really made our trek more interesting. Just be a little cautious about the grounds at some parts. We also enjoyed a great lunch and refreshments. Thumbs up for this one!
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It was one of the memorable trips for all of us. We were glad that we went on this tour. t was very well arranged and we also had an amazing guide. And the best thing was it was very safe for girls. Thanks to the team and the organizers. Loved it.
It was a wonderful trek to Matheran. I was on a solo trip and guess what I didn’t have to worry about anything. Everything was very well organized. The food was good and so was our guide. He was very friendly. I also made some new friends there and learnt that most of them were beginners. Since it was a trek for the day we covered all the places as mentioned on the package. Altogether a great trek.

People Also Ask About Trekking in Matheran

  1. What are the best places for trekking in Matheran?

    1. Chanderi Caves: One of the most popular spots for Trekking in Matheran, this trek takes you from the Chanderi base camp to the Chanderi mountain top at an altitude of 800 mtr. There is a fort too here that one can explore. The trek is moderately easy and en route, trekkers can enjoy the pristine beauty of the Sahyadri ranges.

    2. Kalavantin Peak: Kalavantin Durg or Kalavantin Pinnacle is famous for the Kalavantin’s Fort that is located at the top. The trekking path that leads to the fort is the easiest Matheran Trekking trail and is through the lush green landscapes of the Western Ghats.

    3. Garbett Plateau: Located in the south-west of Matheran, Garbett Plateau is a big basket of the natural bounty with stunning views of densely forested mountain ranges in the monsoons. The views of the crystal clear lake and the cold winds here are something that can energize the totally drained trekker.

    4. Vikatgad (Peb) Fort: Vikatgad or Fort Peb is a historical hilltop fort that is located at an altitude of 2050 feet above sea level near Neral. The trek to this fort takes you through lush greenery and a waterfall. After reaching the top, one can enjoy arresting views of the Matheran valley below.

  2. What kind of fitness am I expected to have for trekking in Matheran?

    Matheran trekking trails are classified as easy to moderate depending on their difficult quotient and are classified as difficult based on the trekking endurance levels. Hence, trekking in Matheran is recommended for those with normal physical fitness and high stamina. Even the normally strong individuals should carry first aid kits and basic medications to prevent any health accidents on the way.

    Others who are generally fit but with complications like BP, and diabetes are advised to carry all necessary medicines and seek the guide’s permission after informing him about your physical condition. Pregnant women and others with serious comorbidities are advised not to indulge in adventurous activities like trekking, rappelling, rafting, etc.

  3. What things should I carry for trekking in Matheran?

    Here is a list of things that you should carry for trekking in Matheran:

    -Comfortable trekking clothes
    -Sturdy Shoes
    -Sunglasses
    -Hoodies
    -Umbrella
    -Water
    -Electoral powder and Glucon powders
    -First aid kit
    -Torch
    -Ready to eat snacks.

  4. Name the hardest trail of Matheran?

    Chanderi Caves trekking and Garbett Plateau trekking are relatively harder than other trails in Matheran. Chanderi Caves trekking is hard as it takes you to an altitude of about 800 mtr (2645 feet) and Garbett Plateau trekking requires trekkers to have strong endurance levels during the entire long trek.

    During the monsoon season, Kalavantin Durg trek is daunting due to the slippery nature of the steps.

  5. Which is the easiest trek in Matheran?

    All the trekking trails of Matheran like Vikatgad, Chanderi Caves, Garbett Plateau, and Kalavantin Durg are well-defined and hence, they are suitable for even first-time trekkers under expert supervision. However, during the monsoon season, these trekking trails are lashed by rains and turn imposing.

  6. What is the best time to go for trekking in Matheran?

    The cooler months from October to March are the best months to go on a trekking tour to Matheran. During these months, the climate is pleasant with clear skies making it just so ideal for trekking.

    Also, during the months from October to March, the monsoon rains had just receded and the mountain summits beautiful and the dense forests of the Sahyadri ranges looked refreshingly green.

  7. Is Matheran worthy enough to have a trekking trip?

    Yes, of course. Matheran is a trekker’s Heaven with a handful of beautiful trekking trails like Chanderi Caves, Garbett Plateau, KalVikathir. The difficulty quotient of Matheran trekking varies only between easy and moderate and so even if you are a first-time trekker, Matheran is a great choice. The pleasant climate of Matheran is the icing on the cake for your trekking trip.

  8. Is it safe for a solo traveler to trek in Matheran?

    Trekking is an adventurous activity and one could face impediments like bad weather, route misleads, health issues, etc on the way. Hence, solo travelers are not advised to trek alone. You should always undertake trekking as a group activity under the guidance of someone who is aware of the dangers of the trekking trail.