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  • Trip introduction

    Kalavantin Fort is also known as the watchtower of the Maratha empire, thanks to its towering height. The dizzying climb to the pinnacle of Kalavantin is a real challenge, because you'll be negotiating tricky steps carved around a narrow rock structure. There's no support to hold on to, and the winds can get quite strong up here. But you'll feel more alive than you have for a long time!

    However, you won't be attempting the pinnacle at night. Instead, you'll start your trek to the base village after dusk, and will camp on a plateau at the base village. In the morning, you'll climb the pinnacle to admire the dewy landscape all around.

    NOTE: The Kalavantin Fort trek is an arduous and long trek and not recommended for first time trekkers.

    Destination

    Standing at an astounding height of 2320 feet, Kalavantin Fort lies in the rocky regions of the Western Ghats, between Matheran and Panvel. The route to this magnificent fort leads you through lush greenery, with some rocky patches. The pinnacle is on the northern edge of the Prabal plateau and can be spotted from the Mumbai Pune expressway. You'll camp on the plateau and make your ascent the next morning.

    Destination highlights

    Enjoy all the thrills of a night trek to Kalavantin fort. | Spend the night on a wide-open plateau, in tents. | Take on the challenge of Kalavantin pinnacle.| Climb to the top of the pinnacle for spectacular views of Prabalgad, Irshalgad, Chanderi and Manikgad Forts.

    Activity Details

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    8 km

    4 hours

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Kalavantin Fort trek: Panvel to Prabalmachi

    Meet the operator by 18:30 hours at Panvel Station and proceed to Thakurwadi. After a brief introduction, you'll start your trek by 19:30 hours. You should reach Prabalmachi, which is the base for Kalavantin by 21:00 hours. Eat a delicious Maharashtrian meal here before you retire for the night in a dormitory or tents.

    Overnight in camp tents or dormitory.

    You'll trek from Thakurwadi to Prabalmachi and will reach in time for a delightful Maharashtrian dinner. After this, you'll retire in a dormitory or in tents on triple or quadruple sharing basis. There are washroom and changing room facilities at the campsite. Do carry a lightweight blanket for the night.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Panvel Station

    Prabalmachi

    18:30 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg|Non veg
    Day 2 of the Kalavantin Fort trek: Trek to Kalavantin and return
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  • Cancellation policy

    If you cancel the Kalavantin Fort trek 15 days before the start date: 75% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    If you cancel the Kalavantin Fort trek 14-10 days before the start date: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    If you cancel the Kalavantin Fort trek less than 10 days before the start date: no refund.

    No show: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking, consuming alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited.

    The decision of the trek leader during the Kalavantin Fort trek is final.

    Profanity or misbehaviour will not be tolerated during the Kalavantin Fort trek.

    Participants must stick with the group at all times.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator reserves to cancel the Kalavantin Fort trek due to weather conditions, political unrest, strikes, etc.

    The operator will not be held responsible for any injury, accident or loss of life during the Kalavantin Fort trek.

    The Kalavantin Fort trek is an arduous trek that tests your endurance and is not recommended for first time trekkers.

    The cost for damage or loss of any equipment provided has to be borne by the participant.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Panvel to Panvel

    • Dinner (veg and non veg option) and breakfast
    • Morning tea
    • Accommodation in dormitory on multiple sharing OR in tents on triple/quadruple sharing basis
    • Washroom and changing facility at the base village
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport to and from Panvel station

    • Personal expenses like extra meals, packaged water, soft drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc.
    • Insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 quick-dry T-shirts
    • 1 pair of synthetic trekking pants
    • Cotton socks
    • Comfortable trekking/ hiking shoes
    • Lightweight pullover
    • Warm jacket with hood
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and watches
    • Sandals or heels
    • Sling bags, jholas, etc.

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transfers from Panvel to Panvel
    • Accommodation in tents or dormitory
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • ID proof
    • 2 ltrs water bottle
    • Backpack
    • Dry snacks
    • Energy bars
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun cap
    • Tissues and wet wipes
    • Lightweight towel or napkin
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Moisturizer
    • Insect repellent
    • Camera with fully charged batteries (optional)
    • Glucon D powder/Tang/salt
    • Lightweight bedsheet
    • Slippers for after trekking hours

    Medical Kit

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