Mt. Girnar New Year Trek, Junagadh, Gujarat (30 Dec ’16 – 2 Jan ’17)

Girnar, also known as Girinagar or Revatak Pravata, is a group of mountains in the Junagadh District of Gujarat, India, situated near Junagadh. Older than the Himalayas, Girnar, the mountain and its range are considered sacred. It is an important pilgrimage site for both Jains and Hindus, who gather here during the Girnar Parikrama festival. Girnar is significant among Shiva devotees for the mystic space-time of the mountain range with the known presence and turnover of different sects of Sadhu Babas, Nath sect, different Jain Tirthankaras to Girnar, its typical flora and fauna, and the Maha Shivratri fair. Girnar hosts a number of temples and some historical spots across its range. Amidst the lush green Gir Forest, the mountain range serves as the hub of religious activity. For Hindus this place is considered holy as Dattatreya stayed there. (source)

DURATION BASE VILLAGE ALTITUDE GRADE COST
3 Days/3 Nights Girnar Taleti, Junagadh 3383 ft Medium Rs. 2500 approx

Schedule – Day 1 – 30 December 2016

  • 09:00 PM : Assemble at Andheri station
  • 09:45 PM : Reach Borivali station
  • 10:20 PM : Board 22945 Saurashtra Mail

Schedule – Day 2 – 31 December 2016

  • 02:00 PM : Reach Junagadh station, refreshment, lunch, accomodation
  • 06:00 PM : Hire local transport to reach Girnar Taleti (Bus, Rickshaw)
  • 07:00 PM : Reach Girnar Taleti, refreshment, snacks
  • 08:00 PM : Dinner
  • 09:30 PM : Start ascending

Schedule – Day 3  1 January 2017

  • 04:30 AM : Reach summit, rest
  • 05:30 AM : First sunrise of 2017
  • 08:00 AM : Summit exploration
  • 10:00 AM : Start descending
  • 03:00 PM : Reach base, rest
  • 04:30 PM : Explore nearby places (tentative)
  • 06:30 PM : Hire local transport to reach Junagadh station
  • 09:00 PM : Dinner, refreshment
  • 11:00 PM : Board 22958 Somnath Express

Schedule – Day 4  2 January 2017

  • 05:30 AM : Reach Ahmedabad station
  • 07:00 AM : Board 22954 Gujarat Express
  • 03:00 PM : Reach Borivali station
  • 03:30 PM : Reach Andheri station

Requirements

  1. Extra cash or debit/credit card
  2. Flexible clothing (2 pairs)
  3. Good trekking shoes
  4. Jacket or windcheater
  5. Ready to eat food
  6. Adequate water
  7. Required medicines
  8. Electoral or glucose powder

Anyone interested can inform me using the contact form.

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