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  • Trip introduction

    Trek through dark, monsoon-fed forests, ascend steeply inclined stairs and grab spectacular views of the Sahyadri wilderness. On this trek to Kalavantin Durg, you'll make your way across thickets of dense greenery and arrive at the Prabalmachi plateau. A mid-way rest stop later, you'll resume trekking to the Kalavantin pinnacle that juts out from the plateau like a mountain tower. You'll climb this tower via a steep staircase carved into the mountainside, without any railings or support, and get beautiful views of the entire region. Alongside the adjacent fort of Prabalgad, the forts of Irshalgad and Vikatgad peak on the horizon.

    Destination

    At 2,300 feet, the Kalavantin pinnacle extends up from the plateau of Prabalmachi. A popular camping ground, the Prabal plateau itself serves as a mid-way point for treks to Kalavantin Durg as well as the neighbouring Prabalgad. Although the final approach to Kalavantin is moderately difficult, involving a climb over rock-cut stairs narrow enough to allow only one trekker at a time, views from the top are equally rewarding.

    Destination highlights

    Scale the pinnacle on the trek to Kalavantin Durg. | Catch gorgeous views of forest and mountains in the Sahyadri range. | Navigate the small and narrow stairs to Kalavantin. | Embark on one of the most renowned monsoon treks of Maharashtra.

    Activity Details

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    8 km

    4 hrs

    8 km

    Trip details
  • Trek to Kalavantin Durg!

    Arrive at Panvel railway station by 07:00 hrs, and board a private vehicle to Thakurwadi. Here, you'll begin the trek and make your way to the top of Kalavantin Durg, with a brief mid-way stop at Prabalmachi. Arrive at your destination, the Kalavantin pinnacle, after a 2-hr trek from the base village.

    Just before noon, you'll begin the descent back to Thakurwadi, with a brief mid-way stop at Prabalmachi. You'll be driven back to the Panvel railway station to arrive by 16:00 hrs.

    Your trip ends by early evening.

    Your trek to Kalavantin Durg begins as you arrive at the Panvel railway station by 07:00 hrs. Today's meal package includes breakfast, served at Prabalmachi before the trek to Kalavantin, and lunch, served at Prabalmachi after the trek to Kalavantin. Your trip ends as you arrive at the Panvel railway station by 16:00 hrs.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Panvel

    Panvel

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch

    Veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 3 days prior to departure of the Kalavantin Durg trek: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made on or less than 3 days prior to departure of the Kalavantin Durg trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

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

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers may board the local train to Panvel departing CSMT railway station by 05:33 hrs and arrive at Panvel railway station by 07:00 hrs. Tardiness is arriving at the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek, without any refund.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Kalavantin Durg to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Panvel-Panvel in private, shared SUV/bus or similar vehicle

    • Vegetarian meal package including breakfast and lunch
    • Services of experienced trek leader
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements from base city to Panvel

    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking footwear
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Full-sleeved shirts/t-shirts
    • Full-length track pants
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Slippers, sandals and non-trekking footwear
    • Restrictive or uncomfortable apparel

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private, shared SUV/bus or similar vehicle for transport from Panvel-Panvel

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Energy drinks (Glucon D, Gatorade etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit