Major Activities

Trekking : Mountain Info

Sahyadris offers boundless possibilities for trekking and its allied activities. For those fascinated by the unexplored, mountain ranges...
Allied Activities

First Aid Training Course

There are many aspects of health and safety when it comes to coming home safely from a trek or expedition, and returning to normal city life.
Past Escapdes
Since its foundation days, Chakram Hikers has been trekking the unexplored regions of the Sahyadris, lesser known to amateur trekkers..
About Us Salient Features
Organising Committee
Kiran Deshmukh (President)
Kiran takes a keen interest in the activities of Chakram Hikers since the
foundation in 1983. He has a lion’s share in the administration of the organization. His tryst with Sahyadris continues for over 30 years. He has summited Mt. Shitidhar situated in Manali region. Today, his administrative skills not only help him in his personal achievements, but also Chakram, thanks to his ever lending selfless support.  

Parag Oak (Vice President)
Parag has been trekking with Chakram for past 28 years.
He has been involved in management of more than 10 Sahyankan events and participated in 3 Himalayan expeditions. His maximum height gain was 16000 ft.

Aniket Rahalkar (Secretary)
Mountains were always an inspiration for Aniket And his dream of scaling them came true
when he was introduced to Chakram Hikers in the year 2000. He has successfully led numerous treacherous treks and managed Chakram's flagship events like Summer Camp, Children’s camp and Sahyankan.

Maitri Bhatt (Treasurer)
B.Com, CS and LLB
Maitri got introduced to trekking through Chakram Hikers as a kid and
since then there was no turning back. She loves to explore new places and mountains. Trekking has always been a happiness factor for her.

Manasi Deshmukh (Joint Secretary)
M.A. Applied Psychology
Manasi started trekking with Chakram Hikers at a very young age.
She has been trekking in Sahyadris and Himalayas for more than 10 years. She has successfully completed high-altitude himalayan treks such as Beas Kund, Pindari-Kafni Glacier, Roopkund, Kuari Pass, Khenpri Tibba, Har ki Dun, etc. She loves photography and travelling.

Mahesh Bhalerao (Joint Treasurer)
Mahesh, an awarded officer by central government has been trekking with chakram since 1991.
He is an asset to club in a way of good leadership , maintaining discipline and handling crisis management. His presence itself assures club of whole hearted support.

Madhav Phadke (Committee member)
Madhav is a life member of Chakram Hikers since 1983.
He has lead and trekked around 200 forts and trekking destinations.

Ravi Vaidyanathan (Public Relations Officer)
B. Com and Diploma in Management Studies
Ravi has been trekking in Sahyadris and Himalayas for more than 30 years. He is passionate about photography, birding, butterflies and nature.

Saurabh Bhide (Library In-charge)
Saurabh started his journey with Chakram Hikers as a kid way back in 1995 Sahyankan.
Since then he has been involved in various treks in Sahyadris. Career may have kept him away from Chakram Hikers for quite some time but it has certainly never dented his pleasure for trekking.

Pinak Puranik (Committee Member)
Business Sub Broker, Kunvarji
Pinak has been trekking in the Sahyadris since 1998.
He follows rock climbing.

Rajan Mahajan (Co-opted member)
B. Com., LLB (G), PGDER, Service

Rajendrakumar aka Rajan started trekking in 1991 with a high altitude trek to Pindari & Kafni Glaciers.

In past 25 years, he has trekked in Himalayan and Sahyadri mountain ranges extensively. He has climbed around 25 pinnacles in the Sahyadri. He was part of a historical discovery of ‘Fort Lonza’ which stands on the borders of Marathwada & Khandesh in Maharashtra. He is best known for a methodical approach to mountaineering and has won awards at mountaineering quiz competitions. He is working with a multinational infrastructure company.

Aditya Dandekar (Co-opted member)
B.E.I.T Software Developer

Aditya has been trekking in Sahyadris from last 17 years with Chakram Hikers. He likes exploring new routes.


Mahesh Kadam (Internal Auditor)
Life Member of Chakram Hikers, Mulund.

Mahesh is trekker who loves hardship and follows this for many years. His good leadership skills support Chakram in organising Himalayan treks. Being accounts personality , Chakram is benefitted with his expert’s guidance in Administrative works also.


Ashish Mhatre (Equipment In-charge)
B.A, Web & Graphic Designing, Business

Ashish is associated with Chakram Hikers, Mulund since 2011.

He is passionate about trekking and hiking in Sahyadri, especially Rock Climbing! He has successfully climbed several pinnacles in Sahyadri including 1 virgin wall of 475 feet at Manikgad and 1 virgin crack at Kalavantin Durg. He has been leading climbing expeditions for more than 5 years. He successfully completed the Basic Mountaineering Course in July-2015 during which he climbed unnamed peak in Spiti Valley. He is a Life Member of Chakram Hikers, Mulund.

The Managing Committee is always supported by innumerable hands…

News Update
Himankan - 2015
RUPIN PASS TREK (13.06.2015 to 26.06.2015)
1) Scholarship/Grant for Fluted Peak Expedition:- Chakram Hikers received scholarship of Rs.10000/- for our Fluted Peak expedition!
2) Scholarship/Grant for Rock Climbing:- Chakram Hikers was awarded the grant of Rs. 7000/- for our Rock climbing activities of last year! 2 Virgin route Climb. (Tilin at Hatkeshwar Fort and Manik Lingi Sauth Face at Manikgad)
3) Prize in Quiz competition:- Mr. Rajan Mahajan won 3rd prize in Quiz competition that happened in the second half of Sammelan!
Yearly members are requested to renew their Yearly membership - for the year April 2013 to March 2014 - between 1st April to 15th April 2013.
Chakram Hikers has printed new Identity cards for its Life members, For more details, kindly Contact Chakram Hikers Office Mulund - East
Book your seats early for the various treks to avoid disappointment
Identity cards for members, Contact: Mr.Rajan Mahajan

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Successfully completed the Himalayan Trek to "HAR KI DUN – RUINSARA TREK"
Virgin South face of Manik Lingi climbed by Chakram's team on 15-11-13
Virgin west face of Tilin climbed by Chakram's team on 26.10.13
Successfully summit of “Fluted Peak” (6122 m) expedition on 21st August 2013! Sudeep Barve, Gautami Barve and Prateesh Sane standing on the summit of Fluted Peak.