• Trip introduction

    Celebrate this New Year away from the city crowd and noise by heading into the gorgeous folds of the Sahyadris. Have fun around a campfire with like-minded people, camp under the starry sky and hear the nocturnal sounds of the Western Ghats. And in the morning, begin your New Year with a trek to the mighty Kalavantin Durg.

    NOTE: The trek to the Kalavantin Durg is challenging and should only be attemped by experienced trekkers.


    The Kalavantin fort is located close to the Prabalgad village, on the northern edge of the Prabal plateau. The area is a nature lover's paradise with stunning views of the surrounding valleys, rivers and streams. For the night, you'll be camping at the Prabal plateau, known as Prabalmachi, in the shadow of Prabalgal and Kalavantin forts.

    Destination highlights

    Celebrate your New Year 2020 while camping in Prabalmachi. | Begin your new year with the thrilling trek to the Kalavantin Durg. | Experience the challenge of traversing a steep, stone-cut trail to the summit of Kalavantin.

    Activity Details




    8 km

    6 hr

    3 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Kalavantin trek with Prabalmachi camping:

    You have to arrive at the Panvel railway station near the ticket counter at 18:00 hrs and meet the operator there. From there, you will be driven to the base village of Thakurwadi. There, you'll begin your trek to Prabalmachi.

    Once at the campsite, you'll anticipate the coming of the new year with joy, amidst the nocturnal landscape of the Western Ghats. You'll then head into your tents for the night.

    Overnight in alpine tents at Prabalmachi.

    You have to report at the Panvel railway station at 18:00 hrs. Today's meal package includes only dinner that will be served at the base village. For the night, you'll be given blankets and mattresses within the tent, but do remember to carry an extra jacket.

    Day 1 Milestone



    18:00 PM



    Day 2 of the Kalavantin trek with Prabalmachi camping:
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 8 days prior to the Kalavantin trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 4-7 days prior to the Kalavantin trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 3 days prior to the Kalavantin trek: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    All cancellations will be made after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Kalavantin.

    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

    Since temperatures can drop significantly in the night, travellers are advised to carry adequate warm wear.

    Prices displayed are applicable to Indian citizens only.

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek guide during the trek to Kalavantin.

    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 trek to Kalavantin.

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


    • Travel arrangements between Panvel to Thakurwadi via a private vehicle

    • Accommodation in tents on twin sharing basis with amenities like blankets and mattresses
    • Meal package including dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2
    • Access to changing rooms at the base village
    • Basic first aid kit
    • Services of an experienced trekking leader
    • All applicable taxes


    • Any travel arrangements between your home-city and Panvel railway station

    • Any personal costs like meals, beverages, tips to staff, etc.
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, landslides, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Warm jacket
    • Full-length trek pants
    • Comfortable t-shirt/shirt
    • Trekking shoes (preferably with ankle support)
    • Windcheater
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private vehicle for transport between Panvel and Thakurwadi
    • Tents, blankets and mattresses for the night camping at Prabalmachi

    You need to get

    • Government-issued ID card
    • Backpack
    • Water bottle (2 litres)
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (chocolate bars, biscuits, energy bars, dry fruits, etc.)
    • Personal toiletries including wet wipes, tissue papers, hand sanitizer, etc.
    • Light towel/napkins
    • Camera with extra battery
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Scarf
    • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
    • Personal first aid kit

    Medical Kit

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