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  • Trip introduction

    Embark on this short trek to Prabalmachi plateau and see the wonderful dance of the fireflies all around you. Far from light pollution, you will get to trek in the forests of Western Ghats and see the magnificent fireflies. You'll spend a night in alpine tents under the starry skies, in the shadow of the imposing peaks of Prabalgad and Kalavanti. You'll also visit the Kalavanti Pinnacle on the second day of the trip, where you will be treated with the gorgeous views of the green Western Ghats.

    Destination

    Prabalmachi is located at the base of the Prabalgad Fort, at the foothills of the Sahyadri Mountain ranges. With a dense forest around, it is a perfect location for spotting fireflies during their mating season. The location is also far from light pollution, which is an added advantage to the firefly spotting.

    Destination highlights

    Trek through dense forests at night in the company of countless fireflies. | Spot thousands of fireflies during your trek. | Spend a night at the foothills of the Sahyadri Mountaians under the starry sky. | Enjoy the gorgeous view from the top of the Kalavannti Pinnacle.

    Activity Details

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek: Spot the fireflies

    Today, you will report at the Panvel Railway Station at 18:00 hrs, from where you will be transferred to Thakurwadi. From there, you will trek to Prabalmachi and enjoy the lightshow of fireflies as dusk falls. After dinner, you will go on a short hike through the dense forest to see even more fireflies. Overnight in tents at Prabalmachi campsite.

    Overnight in tents at Prabalmachi campsite.

    Today, only dinner will be served to you at the Prabalmachi campsite before you head out for your night trek.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Thakurwadi

    Prabalmachi

    18:00 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek: Visit the Kalavantin Pinnacle
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 15 days before departure of the Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-10 days before departure of the Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 9-7 days before departure of the Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    No refunds will be given if the trip is cancelled due to weather conditions or any unforeseen conditions.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the Prabalmachi fireflies trek.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Prabalmachi fireflies.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are requested to be punctual and arrive at the pick-up point of the trek on time.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the Prabalmachi fireflies trek.

    Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
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    • Prabalmachi Panvel Mumbai Maharashtra Trekking Fireflies The Great Next
    • Prabalmachi Panvel Mumbai Maharashtra Trekking Fireflies The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transportation from Panvel to Thakurwadi and back by private shared vehicle

    • Meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast to Day 2
    • Accommodation in tents/homestay on triple sharing basis
    • All the equipment required for camping, trekking
    • Basic first aid kit
    • Changing rooms
    • Services of experienced guide and trek leader
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport from homecity to Panvel

    • Lunch on Day 2
    • Mineral water
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick try apparel
    • Full trek pants
    • Trekking shoes with good grip
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Sandals/slippers/floaters
    • Any gold jewellery

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All equipment required for camping
    • Transportation in private shared vehicle from Panvel to Thakurwadi and back
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Government issued ID card
    • Water bottle (3 ltrs)
    • Torch with spare batteries
    • Dry snacks like chikki, dry fruits, energy bar, etc.
    • Umbrella, raincoat, poncho or windcheater
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Personal medicines and first aid kit
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.