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New Year Trek to Kalavantin Durg with Prabalmachi Camping
Panvel, Maharashtra, India
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Rs. 1,200
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Rs. 1,200
  • 2
  • Duration in Days
  • 40
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    Group Size
  • 16
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  • 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.

    Fine print

    Rules on the 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.

    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.

    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.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Panvel railway station at 18:00 hrs.
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    Drop off point
    Panvel railway station at 13:00 hrs.
    Mode of transport
    Private SUV or similar vehicle
    Start point
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    End point
    Time of departure
    06:00 PM
    Time of return
    01:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    6 hr
    Total distance covered
    8 km
    Start point elevation
    1000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    2300 feet
    Minimum elevation
    1650 feet
    Average per day distance
    3 km
  • 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.

    Day 2 of the Kalavantin trek with Prabalmachi camping:

    You'll begin your new year with a trek to Kalavantin. Weaving through the steep rockface of the forthill, you'll reach the top and enjoy magnificent views of the Western Ghats, especially the Prabalgad fort. You'll then head back down to the base village and get dropped back to the Panvel railway station.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    End point
    Day start time
    06:00 PM
    Trekking distance
    5 km
    Trekking time
    2 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    End point
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    3 km
    Trekking time
    3 hrs
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  • 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
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    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.
  • Day 1 of the Kalavantin trek with Prabalmachi camping:

    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 2 of the Kalavantin trek with Prabalmachi camping:

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast which will be served after the trek to Kalavantin, at Prabalmachi. You will be dropped back to Panvel railway station by 13:00 hrs.


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