Panvel can be reached by local train or by road.
This adventure trip combines some of the best that a Sahyadri monsoon has to offer: a fun trek in the night through a beautiful forest, a rambling night trail on a plateau at the top to see the miracle of fireflies, and a challenging pinnacle climb the next day.
The Prabalmachi-Kalavantin climb is one of the most unique treks in the Western Ghats. The Prabalgad fort is built at the top of a rocky plateau at a height of 2,300 feet with a pinnacle at the top. You'll climb a steep trail to Prabalmachi, the village on the plateau, and then stay there for the night. Next morning, you'll set off for a thrilling session of climbing the Kalavantin pinnacle. This is a pointed rock structure with very little space at the top, and involves some tricky navigation of craggy rock and a trail that winds up and around the pinnacle.
Experience the magic of glowing fireflies on this trek to Kalavantin. | Embark on a thrilling trek through dense forests at night. | Stay in a local village to experience the traditional lifestyle. | Challenge yourself with a trek to the Kalavantin pinnacle.
Do ensure you plan your journey to get to Panvel by 18:30 hrs. You'll be picked up here and driven to Thakurwadi village, the start point of the trek. You'll trek up to Prabalmachi in the dark, with your trekking group. It's a fun experience to walk through the forest, listening to the sounds of nocturnal animals and insects. At Prabalmachi, you'll enjoy a village-cooked meal. After that, you head out for a walk to spot the fireflies. You'll come back to the homestay. Overnight at Prabalmachi in homestay.
Overnight in homestay
Spend the night in Prabalmachi village in a cozy dorm-style sharing homestay. You'll need to bring your own sleeping bag and sleeping mat. Today's package includes a delicious home cooked dinner.
For cancellations made 21 days or more before departure of the Kalavantin fireflies trek: 100% refund.
For cancellations made 16-21 days before departure of the Kalavantin fireflies trek: 75% refund.
For cancellations made 8-15 days before departure of the Kalavantin fireflies trek: 50% refund.
For cancellations made 0-7 days before departure of the Kalavantin fireflies trek: No refund.
All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.
Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the fireflies trek to Kalavantin.
Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.
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