Forsyth Trail

age Minimum Age 8+
Camp Thrill Level Extreme
Forsyth Trail

How would you like to hike on a trail discovered over a century ago, but walked on by only a few? Of course, the exception being the diverse species of wildlife that has travelled the trail time and again. Forsyth trail is the expedition Captain James Forsyth headed 150 years ago which led him to a plateau’s discovery where today sits the town Pachmarhi, which is the highest point of Madhya Pradesh. Get ready for a 4 days 3 nights deep excursion into the unexplored rainforests forests of Madhya Pradesh as you embark on your Pachmarhi trekking. You’ll find many strikingly coloured stone formations glowing different shades of red and purple. Hidden beaches and waterfalls await you.


We begin our journey from Moustache Gypsy Camp, Pagara. Located in the Satpura Forest range, the campsite offers a splendid view of the second oldest mountain ranges in the world through which we’ll be walking in the upcoming days. Take your high tea to the view of the setting sun and listen to the instructions dictated by the trek guide. A good night’s sleep is crucial so we make sure we serve you delicious dinner. Before you retire, come look at the sparkly stars and spot some interesting constellations. Tomorrow is the day of the unexplored Pachmarhi trekking.


The next day is fuming with excitement as your journey into the unexplored begins. Today we begin the Forsyth trail. After breakfast, we hop straight into a 10Km drive to Pachmahri, the fascinating little town overlooked by the Satpura ranges. Post reaching Pachmarhi Naka, you take the first step of your trek as soon as you get down from the vehicle. We move towards Dehliya through thick forests abundant with wildlife and greenery. These woods are home to many animals including tigers, bison, leopards, sloth bears, spotted deers, etc. Keep an eye out for rare species of birds like the paradise flycatcher, Indian roller, Indian Pitta, etc. The great Indian vultures found in Satpura are on the verge of extinction, so find yourself lucky if you spot one.


Since rarely travelled on, these trails have nature wrapped densely around them. Pay close attention to the information imparted to you by the accompanying Naturalist. It’s time for lunch at a riverbank at Kanjighat. Back on the trail, you’ll find the evening settling as you reach Dehliya where the trek leader will arrange some team building activities for you. The river Denwa backwaters will greet you as you reach. As the evening settles into its prime, you’ll see many stars show their face. We bet you want to look at them closer. We have a power telescope for just that. Enchanting stories of the cosmos with a delicious dinner are the optimal combination of a good night’s sleep in your tent.

The next day is dedicated to adventure and exploration. After having a riverside breakfast, let’s look around for some hidden beaches and waterfalls of Denwa River. Notice how the marble and sandstone rocks are uniquely formed. This area was Initially submerged underwater and what you’re currently walking on was once the bottom of an ocean. Find the best looking beach to have your lunch at. Head back to your campsite and it’s time to go on a 15km off-roading adventure to the Moustache Gypsy Camps. Come back to welcoming smiles and high tea to relax with. Dinner and bonfire later, you’re all tucked in bed and sunken into a deep slumber. The sun greets you with its gentle rays the next day. Have your breakfast as you ponder over the adventures you had on this trip.

Forsyth Trail 4 Days / 3 Nights


Day 1: Arrive at Gypsy Camps


Meal: High Tea + Dinner

Stay: Stay at camps on a sharing basis

  • Reach the Moustache Gypsy Camps.
  • Check-in to the camps allotted to you and enjoy the high tea with a beautiful sunset.
  • After tea, a briefing will be provided to the participants for the DOs and DON’Ts of the trek.
  • Enjoy a bonfire under glittering stars with delicious food and retire for the night.

 

Day 2: Gypsy Camps to Dehliya (Trek Day)


Meal: - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Stay: - Stay at camps on a sharing basis

Drive: - 10 km

Trek: - 17 kms

  • Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast, and pack your bags to Explore the Unexplored.
  • By 7:30 AM we will leave the campsite in a vehicle to Pachmarhi, which is a 10km drive.
  • After reaching Pachmarhi Naka, we will immediately start our trek towards Dehliya.
  • You will be walking in the core forest area so keep your eyes and ears open as the forest is full of wildlife. Who knows you might spot a tiger on the trail?
  • Heed to the instructions from your naturalists as he will be showing you the diverse fauna of the region.
  • Delicious lunch will be provided at Kanjighat on the bank of the river.
  • Reach Dehliya by evening and indulge yourself in various activities organized by the trek leader.
  • After sunset, enjoy stargazing through a power-telescope and get thrilled by the stories of Cosmos.
  • Have dinner and retire for the night in your camps.

 

Day 3: Dehliya to Gypsy Camps


Meal: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Trek: - 13kms

Drive: - 15 km

  • Wake up early to see the moist in the air and enjoy your riverside breakfast.
  • Pack your bags and let's walk in the footsteps of Capt. James Forsyth to explore some hidden beaches and waterfalls of Denua River.
  • Have lunch at one of the beaches and head back to Dehliya campsite.
  • After reaching the campsite hop on to the gypsy for the off-road drive of approx. 15kms.
  • Reach the road and drive back to the Moustache Gypsy Camps.
  • Enjoy your Dinner with bonfire and light music. Retire for the day in camps

 

Day 4: - Check Out from Moustache Gypsy Camps


Meal: - Breakfast

  • Wake up, get freshenup and have your breakfast
  • Pack your bags and check out from Moustache Gypsy Camps

Air: The nearest airport is 280 km (Bhopal) away from Gypsy Camps.

Rail: The nearest railway station in Pipariya (54 km) from Gypsy Camps.

1. Shirts / T-shirts

2. Trek Pants

3. Small Backpack 30L

2. Comfortable walking shoes

3. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

4. Water bottle

5. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

6. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

7. Personal toiletries

8. Hand Sanitizer & face masks

Inclusions:

 

1. All stays included

- Stay in camps on Day 1

- Stay in Tents on day 2

2. All Meals included

-  Dinner on Day 1

- Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner on Day 2

- Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner on Day 3

- Breakfast on Day 4

3. Skilled local naturalist who have ample knowledge of the route

4. Trek essentials included–

 (i) Accommodation - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats etc

 (ii) Safety equipment - as per requirements and basic first aid kit.

5. All govt. and forest permit charges

6. Transportation from Gypsy camps to Pachmarhi Naka and Dehliya to Gypsy camps is included

 

Exclusions:

 

1. The above tour charges does not include the GST charges (5%).

2. Personal essentials

3. Transportation - The charges of transportation to reach tour start & end point.

4. In case if your tour remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

5. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

6. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

1. If cancellations are made within 48 hours prior to the start of the trek, 100% advance will be charged as cancellation fee.

2. If cancellations are made between 2-7 days prior to the start of the trek, either 75% of paid amount will be returned to the guest or whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trek within next 6 months.

3. If cancellations are made prior to 7 days from the start of the trek, 100% of total advance will be refunded.

4. If you book the trek by paying 25% of booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 25 days from date of travel. In this case your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

5. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

6. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

7. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

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