Kalavantin Camping And Trek | Event in Prabalmachi | Townscript
Kalavantin Camping And Trek | Event in Prabalmachi | Townscript

Kalavantin Camping And Trek

Every Tue, Sat | 06:50 PM (IST)

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Imagine yourself camping in a dense forest on a cold night, starry sky and…. surrounded by bright shining light illuminating from twinkling fireflies!!! Imagine walking on a mysterious dark trail brightened by fireflies flying all around you. Sounds enthralling, doesn’t it? In reality, this can be much more beautiful and captivating. Prabalmachi and Kalavantin Durg trekking are the best that nature has to offer and is the perfect getaway if you are looking for something like this!
About Prabalmachi Trek:
Prabalmachi as the name itself indicates is a huge gigantic plateau situated at a massive height of more than 1200 feet above mean sea level. It is a little hamlet hiding in the hills, close to our megacity - Mumbai! Prabalmachi camping offers breathtaking picturesque of the two magnificent and gigantic peaks of Sahyadri - Prabalgad and Kalavantin forts. Because of these two glorious forts and the bewitching natural beauty of the surroundings, many visitors are attracted to this place. Being an ancient and beautiful village situated halfway up a mountain it is an ideal place to pitch your tents and experience outdoors. Apart from being a camping place, it is also the base village for the Kalavantin trek and Prabalgad trek. One will also get to explore beautiful village homes; small farms; dense forests; in and around this hamlet. Prabalmachi camping and trekking transport you to a whole new world of scenic beauty and peace.
A little something about Kalavantin Durg, Kalavantin, a 2,250 ft high summit, is a beautiful steep fort that lies to the north of Prablagad, which was initially used as a watchtower. Kalavantin Fort is also renowned as the ‘Climb to Heaven’. You get to witness a wide variety of flora and fauna as you ascend. The mesmerizing scenery from this watchtower gives you a memory to cherish for a lifetime. One remarkable thing about the Kalavantin Durg trek is that takes you to the top of the fort is the amazing rock-cut steps that zig-zag their way up to the mountains.
Prabalmachi Trekking and Camping Details:
Prabalmachi: Thakurwadi acts as a base village in the Prabalmachi trek. The trek is two hours ascend that starts at night from Thakurwadi till Prabalmachi which is approx 2.5 km. Even though it is a night trek, this is an opportunity one cannot miss. The presence of gazillion brightly colored yellow fireflies glimmering all around you is what makes this night trek to Prabalmachi an enthralling experience. Once you have completed the hike uphill through the wilderness, with fluttering fireflies decorating your path, the overnight camping takes place on a vast meadow of Prabalmachi. Prabalmachi Camping is an exhilarated and fun-filled experience with unexploited nature, inside a blanket beneath the star-studded sky and in the midst of a forest full of glowing fireflies.
Overview Region: Sahyadris
Elevation: 1500 feet above mean sea level (approx)
Grade: Easy
Base camp: Thakurwadi village
Best time to visit for fireflies: Premonsoon and monsoon | May to September
Kalavantin Durg: After having spent a memorable and beautiful night at Prabalmachi many trekking enthusiasts wish to ascend the majestic fort of Kalavantin Durg. If you wish to witness mesmerizing sunrise view and the immense beauty of Kalavantin Fort that awaits atop you should start your climb early in the morning. The trek to this adrenaline-sparking Kalavantin fort can take about three hours. After having enjoyed the panoramic view from the top, start descending towards Prabalmachi. You can have breakfast or lunch here and continue the descent back to the base village-Thakurwadi.
While in the peaceful surroundings of Prabalmachi and Kalavantin Durg, brace yourself for an amazing trek and enjoy the journey!
Overview About Type: Hill
Fort Region: Sahyadris
Elevation: 2300 feet (701 m) above mean sea level (approx)
Distance: 10 km
Grade: Medium
Base camp: Thakurwadi village
Best time to visit: Throughout the year | Preferably - Winter
Things to do at Prabalmachi Trek:
Enjoy a panoramic view of the Sahyadris
View the giant city of Mumbai, Rasayani, Panvel, and nearby areas from the top
Camping at the hill-top in Prabalmachi
Bonfire
Campfire activities & games with lots of fun
View of Prabalgad
Amazing hike in the woods and forests
Stargazing
Thrilling Trek
A walk through tribal village
Leave behind the city chaos and lose yourself to the mountains to spend a night under the starry sky and fireflies!
Nearby Attractions:
Karnala Fort: Karnala is one of the most popular weekend getaways with a historic hill fort. Situated in Raigad District about 10 km from Panvel city, Karnala Fort it is also known as Funnel Hill. Multiple routes lead to the main trail up to the mountain and offer a variety of fauna and vegetation, both in the enclosure and in the wilderness.
Karnala Bird Sanctuary: A popular stopover for birdwatchers, this bird sanctuary is a 1-2 hour drive from Prabalmachi. Home to more than 200 resident bird species and 35 migratory ones, this lush avifauna park is a birdwatcher's dream.
Explore Matheran: Matheran is a hill station about 2 hours from Prabalmachi. It is the best place for thrill-seekers and peace lovers. One of the most exciting activities at Matheran is rappelling at Dodhani Waterfalls. Apart from this, you can explore places like Porcupine Point, Little Chowk Point, Charlotte Lake, Chanderi Caves, Louisa Point, Ambarnath Shiv Temple, and much more! The toy train ride and horse riding is also something Matheran is known for.
Irshalgad Fort: Located between Matheran and Panvel, Irshalgad Fort is a sister fort to Prabalgad. Despite the name, Irshalgad is a pinnacle and not a fort. It is an ideal trekking destination when you are in the hill station. While atop, Irshalgad offers an amazing view of Karnala Fort, Sondai Fort, Morbe Dam, and Prabalgad Fort.
Morbe Dam: Being a gravity dam built on the Dhai river near Khalapur, Morbe Dam is a beautiful spot to seek some adventure and do boating. The dam is surrounded by mountains and gives one a pleasant feel. The perimeter of Morbe Dam also offers a nice spot for a leisurely picnic with your family or friends.
Batches :
Event Fees:
Mumbai: Rs 1300/-
Pune: Rs 1500/-
Base Village: Rs 999/-
( Mumbai Pickup: Panvel Railway Station )
( Pune Pickup: Fergussion colllege gate , Wakad bridge )
Detail Itinerary
MUMBAI :
04:00 PM: Meet Trekhievers Team Member at Panvel Station Ticket Counter Pick-Up Point.
04:30 PM: Journey start with private Vehicle Towards Base Village Thakhurwadi.
05:30 PM: Reach Thakurwadi base of Prabalmachi and introduction.
06:00 PM: Start trek towards Prabalmachi.
7:30 PM: Reach Prabalmachi base and stay.
9:00 PM: have dinner and play some games with a view of stars and mountains.
5:00 AM: Wake up call freshen up and get ready for the Kalavantin trek for those who would like to trek. Others can enjoy their morning at Prabalmachi.
06:00 AM: Start trek towards Kalavantin Durg.
07:30 AM: Reach the pinnacle Click picture in the clouds and explore nature's beauty.
08:00 Am: Take a Group photo and we start descending towards Prabalmachi.
09:00 AM: Breakfast, Tea relaxation at Prabalmachi.
10:00 AM: Start Descending towards Thakhurwadi.
12:00 PM: Reach Thakhurwadi Base Village.
12:15 PM: Time to head back to & say goodbye to Prabalmachi.
01:30 PM: Adios! Back to the mundane city life. Until next time!
PUNE :
08:00 PM : Report at Fergussion colllege gate
08:30 PM: Report at under Wakad bridge
09:30 PM: Dinner Halt (Own Cost)
11:00 PM: Reach Thakurwadi base of Prabalmachi and introduction.
11:30 PM: Start trek towards Prabalmachi.
01:30 AM: Reach Prabalmachi base and play some games with a view of stars and mountains.
5:00 AM: Wake up call freshen up and get ready for the Kalavantin trek for those who would like to trek. Others can enjoy their morning at Prabalmachi.
06:00 AM: Start trek towards Kalavantin Durg.
07:30 AM: Reach the pinnacle Click picture in the clouds and explore nature's beauty.
08:00 Am: Take a Group photo and we start descending towards Prabalmachi.
09:00 AM: Breakfast, Tea relaxation at Prabalmachi.
10:00 AM: Start Descending towards Thakhurwadi.
12:00 PM: Reach Thakhurwadi Base Village.
12:15 PM: Time to head back to & say goodbye to Prabalmachi.
04:00 PM: Reach Pune, Adios! Back to the mundane city life. Until next time!
Inclusion :
Travel from Panvel / Pune by Private Bus/ Cab as per govt COVID guidelines
Breakfast & Tea
Tent Stay
Dinner (Only Mumbai)
Guide Charges.
Entry Charges.
Expertise Charges.
First Aid Charges.
Exclusion :
Lunch
Dinner (For Pune)
Travel till pickup points
5% Gst
Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
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 roadblocks, bad weather
Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
Insurance
Reporting Point :
MUMBAI: 04:00 PM on Saturday at Panvel Station Ticket Counter.
PUNE: 08:00 PM on Saturday at Fergusson college gate and 08:30 PM on Saturday at under Wakad bridge
Return Arrival:
01:30 PM at Panvel Station on Sunday.
04:30 PM at Fergusson college gate on Sunday.
How to Reach Prabalmachi:
Prabalmachi is located in the Raigad district and is easily reachable from Panvel. The base village of Prabalmachi and Kalavantin Durg is Thakurwadi. Private Transport You can drive to the parking lot in Thakurwadi village from where the trek starts. However, if you are traveling by your private vehicle, the parking at the base village is at your own risk.
From Mumbai By Train: Board any Panvel-bound local train from the harbor suburban train network and reach out to the Panvel ST depot. From Panvel ST depot take a bus to Thakurwadi village. If you don’t want to travel on ST bus, then there's the other option of private auto-rickshaws.
By Car: You have to drive on the Mumbai-Pune expressway via Vashi till you reach Shedung Phata Panvel. Then take a turn towards the Thakurwadi village from Shedung.
By Air: Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji is the nearest airport to Prabalmachi. From the airport, you can reach Panvel via state transport bus or cab and then travel to Thakurwadi or take a cab directly to Thakurwadi.
From Pune By Train: There are many train options to reach Panvel Station from Pune Junction. It is a 3 hours journey. Reach Panvel ST depot, which is at a walkable distance from the railway station where buses to Thakurwadi are readily available.
Things to carry:
ID proof
Water bottles 2-3 liters.
Good grip shoes.
Torch with extra batteries.
Sleeping bag / Mat with blankets
Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits, etc.
Electoral or Glucon D powder.
Personal first aid and medicines.
Sun protection cap, goggles.
Extra Pair of clothes.
Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles
COVID Guidelines :
Mask and maintaining social distance with others are mandatory throughout the trip.
Buses will be fully sanitized before use.
Carrying your own sanitizers, gloves, face shield and mask is compulsory.
Food will be freshly cooked and packed as per WHO guidelines.
Trekhievers Policies:
Seats will be reserved only after full payment.
Fees paid are non-refundable but transferable on the same event.
A complete schedule of the trek will be given later to registered participants
Organizers have all the right to modify or change the schedule in case
Organizers hold the right to cancel any event and refund with prior notice.
We strictly follow a no alcohol, no drugs, and no litter policy.
Cancellation Policy:
100% amount to be paid in advance to book the trip.
If the booking is canceled 10 days or before the event date then 50% of the booking amount will be refunded.
No refund if canceled 9 days prior to the event.
No show = No refund.
Contact details:
Pravin - 7208620046 | Akshay -7397823876 | Mrunali - 8591837526 | Vaibhavi - 8850043643 | Nitin - 7387523876 | Chetan - 8928861733
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