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
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
Day 3: Dehliya to Gypsy Camps
Meal: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Trek: - 13kms
Drive: - 15 km
Day 4: - Check Out from Moustache Gypsy Camps
Meal: - Breakfast
Air: The nearest airport is 280 km (Bhopal) away from Gypsy
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
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
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.