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  • Trip introduction

    This Maharashtra trekking adventure combines a fun day trek to Prabalmachi, an overnight camping experience, and a thrilling climb up the rock pinnacle of Kalavantin. You'll hike up through hills covered with lush grasslands, to a campsite on the Prabalmachi plateau. You'll spend the evening around a campfire, and go to sleep in tents. In the morning, you'll wake up to a spectacular sunrise, excited to start your Kalavantin climb! It's a tough climb up narrow rock-cut stairs, but from the top, you'll get spectacular views!

    NOTE: The climb to Prabalmachi is not difficult, but the climb to Kalavantin the next day is a tough one.

    Destination

    Located in the Sahyadri mountain ranges, Kalavantin Fort is built on the pinnacle of a rocky plateau. Legend has it that the fort was originally built for a queen called Kalavantin, and it was once considered one of the most dangerous fortresses due to the steep incline of the hills around it.

    Destination highlights

    Sign up for a fun trek to Kalavantin with camping at Prabalmachi. | Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Sahyadri mountain ranges. | Trek up to 2,300 feet high to Kalavantin Fort for a quick weekend escape. | Spend the night camping at Prabalgad and have dinner around a campfire.

    Activity Details

    50

    2300

    50

    8 kms

    8 hrs

    4 kms

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

    Assemble outside the Panvel Railway station at 18:00 hrs. From here, you will be transferred to the base village of Thakurwadi by private, shared vehicles. Freshen up at Thakurwadi and begin your pleasant evening trek towards the Prabalmachi plateau. You will reach your campsite in about 2 hours, and can relax at camp. A fun evening follows: a delicious dinner and some campfire fun with your fellow trekkers. Overnight in tents on twin sharing basis.

    Overnight in tents.

    You'll be picked up at Panvel station and driven to Thakurwadi. Do note that there are no washroom facilities at the top, so make use of the one toilet at Thakurwadi. Once you reach Prabalmachi, you will enjoy a campfire and a hot veg/non-veg dinner around the fire. After dinner, you'll retire to triple sharing tents equipped with blankets and bedsheets.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Panvel

    Prabalmachi

    18:00 PM

    Food

    Dinner

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

    Cancellations made 15 days or more before departure of the trek: 70% refund will be given.

    Cancellations made 15-10 days before departure of the trek: 50% refund will be given.

    Cancellations made 9-7 days before departure of the trek: 30% refund will be given.

    Cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the trek: No refund.

    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 any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking, drinking alcohol, and consuming narcotics is strictly prohibited during the Prabalmachi Kalavantin trek.

    The trek leader's decision will be final and binding during the trek.

    Participants should avoid carrying heavy items during the trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of the Prabalmachi Kalavantin trek without prior notice.

    There is no freshening up/washroom facility at the top. There is only one toilet at the base village.

    Participants will be responsible for their own safety and baggage.
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Panvel Railway station to Panvel Railway Station in private vehicle

    • Tent accommodation on triple sharing basis
    • Bedsheet and blankets in tent
    • Veg/non-veg dinner on Day 1
    • Breakfast and tea/coffee on Day 2
    • Services of an experienced trekking guide
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport costs from base city to Panvel

    • Lunch on Day 2 or any additional meals
    • Any item not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable trekking apparel
    • Track pants
    • T-shirts
    • Sweater or jacket
    • Trekking shoes and extra pair of floaters
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Hard suitcases

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private shared vehicle from Panvel to Thakurwadi and back
    • Tents on triple-sharing basis
    • Clean blankets and bedsheets
    • Campfire equipment

    You need to get

    • ID proof (mandatory)
    • Water bottle (3-litre capacity)
    • Torch (with spare batteries)
    • Dry snacks - chikki, dates, biscuits etc (if needed)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Insect repellent
    • Sunglasses
    • Personal medicines and toiletries
    • Back pack
    • Sleeping mat (optional, but recommended)

    Medical Kit

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