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  • Trip introduction

    This spectacular trek to Kalavantin Fort takes you through a deep dense forest, all the way to the pinnacle. You'll trek through thickets of lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, spectacular views of the hills around, and the smell of monsoon’s earthiness. But the highlight is the pinnacle climb at the end. You'll have to ascend steep rock-cut stairs with no support, with the monsoon winds blowing, and slippery moss under your feet. But the 360-degree view from the top is truly worth it.

    Destination

    Located between Matheran and Panvel, in the rocky region of the Western Ghats, Kalavantin Fort stands at a impressive height of 2300 feet. You begin your climb from Thakurwadi village and climb to Prabalmachi which lies at the base of the Kalavantin pinnacle. After that, you'll scale the pinnacle to discover the views of Prabalgad fort and Irshalgad fort, as well as the sweeping valley below.

    Destination highlights

    Experience the thrill of navigating Kalavantin's steep cut stairs. | Pass through some scenic landscapes while trekking. | Catch glimpses of India's age-old architecture.

    Activity Details

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    2300

    52

    8 km

    6 hrs

    8 km

    Trip details
  • Kalavantin Fort trek: Day 1

    Plan your travel so that you reach Panvel by 07:30 hrs and can meet the rest of your group on time. You'll eat breakfast here and take local transport to Thakurwadi and start trekking by about 08:30 hrs. You'll get to Prabalmachi by about 11:00 hrs and take a short break before starting your climb to the Kalavantin pinnacle. With breathtaking views awaiting you at the top, your climb is thrilling and takes you over steep treacherous steps. You'll have some time to enjoy the views at the top, and then you'll make your way make your way back to Prabalmachi for lunch, after which you'll begin your descent. You'll be dropped off at Panvel station, and the trip ends here.

    Your single day trip package includes a vegetarian breakfast upon your arrival at Panvel station, followed by evening snacks and hot tea. At Prabalmachi, you can buy a simple meal, but you can bring a packed lunch too. Basic amenities such as washrooms and changing rooms are available at Thakurwadi.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Panvel

    Panvel

    07:30 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Snacks

    Veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    If cancellation is done 10 days or more before the start of the Kalavantin trek: 75% will be refunded.

    If cancellation is done 5-10 days prior to the start of the Kalavantin trek: 50% will be refunded.

    If the cancellation is done 0-5 days before the start of the Kalavantin trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, or reschedule to another date, the cancellation policy will apply, and only the applicable refund amount will be transferred or rescheduled.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the Kalavantin trek.

    You must stick with your group at all times.

    No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments.

    You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times.

    Taking photos or selfie near the edges of cliffs is not allowed.

    Participants are requested to carry trash back to the city and dispose it in dustbins.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    In case of injury, damage to self or property or death, Travel Trikon cannot be held responsible.

    Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation of the Kalavantin trek due to reasons beyond control such as natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc, refund shall be payable with respect to the given to refund policy.

    There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.
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    • Kalavantin Fort Trek Maharashtra Panvel Monsoon Trekking Hill Mountains Sports Activities Adventure
    • Kalavantin Fort Trek Maharashtra Panvel Monsoon Trekking Hill Mountains Sports Activities Adventure
    • Kalavantin Fort Trek Maharashtra Panvel Monsoon Trekking Hill Mountains Sports Activities Adventure
    • Kalavantin Fort Trek Maharashtra Panvel Monsoon Trekking Hill Mountains Sports Activities Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Local transport from Panvel station to basecamp and back to Panvel

    • Trek guide and expertise
    • Breakfast and evening snacks
    • Trek guide l applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusios

    • Any kind of insurance
    • Personal expenses such as soft drinks
    • Transport from Mumbai to Panvel and back
    • Lunch

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Raincoat or windcheater
    • Comfortable trekking clothing, long sleeved t shirt and pants
    • Good trekking shoes
    • Socks
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Scarf
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Gloves
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Sling bags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Technical trekking equipment, if required

    You need to get

    • Backpack for your essentials
    • Raincover for backpack
    • Raincoat
    • ID card
    • 2 ltrs water bottle
    • Camera
    • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
    • Extra snacks and biscuits
    • Clean napkin or small towel
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Torch
    • Packed lunch

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.