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  • Trip introduction

    This New Year's Eve, escape the drunken crowds and head to the Sahyadris for a meaningful, fun New Year celebration. You'll start with a short trek to the village of Prabalmachi, where you'll set up tents on the plateau. After that, you'll enjoy a crackling bonfire and the stars above. Eat a hot dinner, watch the moon rise over a new year, and retire to your tents for the night. Make sure you wake up early to catch the first dewy morning of 2018!

    IMPORTANT: Alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited on this New Year camping trip.

    NOTE: There are limited twin sharing tents which will be available for early bookings. If not, there are 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-pax tents. The cost is the same for all tents.

    It can get quite cold at night during this New Year camping trip. Please carry your own sleeping bags and blankets so you can stay warm.

    Destination

    For this New Year camping trip, you'll head out to Prabalgad, with its plateau-and-pinnacle structure making a spectacular backdrop for the most fun night of the year. From your campsite, you'll be able to see the towering Irshalgad fort and the pinnacle of Kalavantin. In the morning, you'll get views that stretch into the horizon.

    Destination highlights

    Spend a quiet New Year in the wilderness of the Sahyadris. | Bring in 2018 in a memorable and peaceful way. | Enjoy a short trek on the last day of 2017. | Camp in tents under starry skies. | Enjoy a merry bonfire and delicious local meals.| Wake up to a spectacular sunrise.

    Activity Details

    3+ years

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the New Year camping trip: Trek and camping

    Meet the operator at Panvel Station by 18:30 hrs, from where you'll be driven to the base village of Thakurwadi. You should reach Thakurwadi by 19:30 hrs and after a brief round of introduction, you'll start your trek to Prabalmachi. You'll ascend Prabalmachi by 21:30 hrs and pitch your tents. A bonfire is set up, and you can sing songs, eat dinner, try stargazing, or play games until the new year arrives! You can stay up late or retire to sleep whenever you want. Overnight in comfortable alpine tents.

    You'll be driven from Panvel Station to Thakurwadi and after a short briefing session, you'll start your trek to Prabalmachi. You'll reach the campsite by 21:30 hrs and eat a delicious dinner around the bonfire. You'll sleep in cosy alpine tents lined with a camping mattress. Do carry a blanket to keep you warm.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Prabalmachi campsite

    Prabalmachi campsite

    18:30 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg|Non veg
    Day 2 of the New Year camping trip: Return to Panvel
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  • Cancellation policy

    If you cancel the New Year camping trip 15 days or more before the check-in date: 75% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    If you cancel the New Year camping trip 10-14 days before the check-in date: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    If you cancel the New Year camping trip 0-10 days before the check-in date: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    Alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited on this New Year camping trip.

    Profanity or misbehaviour will not be tolerated during the New Year camping trip.

    Littering around the campsite or inside the tent is strictly prohibited.

    Do not smoke or light a match/lighter inside the tent.

    Remove your footwear outside to keep the tent clean and tidy.

    Consumption of drugs or any other narcotics are strictly prohibited during the New Year camping trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator will not be held responsible for any injury, accident or death during the camping in New Year trek and camping trip.

    There will be no refund for services unused or missed due to the participant's own fault or delay.

    Basic washroom and changing facilities are available at the campsite.

    Any damage or loss of the operator’s equipment will have to be borne by the participant responsible.
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    • Prabalmachi Camping New Year Prabalgad Sahyadris Adventure Trekking The Great Next
    • Prabalmachi Camping New Year Prabalgad Sahyadris Adventure Trekking The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in tents on twin/multi (twin sharing is only available to early bookings)

    • Transport from Panvel-Panvel in privat e, shared vehicle
    • Dinner on Day 1
    • Breakfast on Day 2
    • Camping mattress
    • Washroom and changing facility at the campsite
    • Bonfire
    • Guide and expertise charges
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Personal expenses like extra meals, telephone calls, packaged water, etc.

    • Insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable trousers
    • Cotton t-shirts
    • Lightweight jacket or hoodie
    • Warm pullover
    • Scarf or muffler
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes
    • Cotton socks
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Slippers, floaters, etc.

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Accommodation in alpine tents on twin/triple/multi sharing basis
    • Transport by private shared vehicle from Panvel-Panvel
    • Camping mattress
    • Bonfire
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • COMPULSORY: Sleeping bag or blanket
    • ID proof
    • Backpack
    • Water bottle (2 ltrs)
    • Electral powder/Tang/salt/Glucon D powder
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Light snacks like plum cakes, biscuits, dry fruits, etc.
    • Personal toiletries
    • Insect repellent
    • Cold cream
    • Camera (optional)
    • Lightweight towel
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Tissue roll

    Medical Kit

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