Pune station is the main hub of the city and can be reached by bus or train.
This medium intensity trek to Peb Fort is close to Neral and Matheran, in the midst of scenic rolling landscapes and lush greenery. It has a steep climb, with rock-climbing, scaling ladders that sway in the breeze, and scrambling over boulders involved. En route to the top, there is a waterfall to stop at, and in the monsoon, the entire route is green and full of moss, puddles and streams of rainwater draining under your feet.
NOTE: Participants joining from Mumbai will have to report to Neral Station by 08:30 hrs. The cost of the trip for Mumbai participants will be INR 520, and does not include train tickets.
This trek to Peb Fort takes you deep into the Sahyadris, where you'll climb grassy trails, slip and slide over mossy boulders, splash through mud, and climb rickety ladders. All to get to the top of this ancient fort. The ruins of the fort are fascinating, and you'll get to explore the ramparts that are still standing, water cisterns filled with rain water, old temples, and caves that are believed to have been used as silos to store grain. From the top, you'll also see views of other forts like Chanderi, Prabalgad, Malangad, and Irshalgad.
Try a bit of rock-climbing on this moderate intensity trek. | Experience trekking in the rain drenched Sahyadris. | Explore the ancient ruins of the historic Peb fort.
You'll have to report to Pune station at 05:00 hrs in the morning. You'll board the train to Karjat, and change to a local train to Neral. You'll be at Neral by about 08:45, and will join up with the Mumbai participants. You'll eat breakfast en route. After that, you begin the trek. Scramble over slippery rocks and climb up swaying ladders to the summit and explore the ruins of the ancient fort. You'll stop to eat your packed lunch, and will have time to explore the top as well. By about 16:00 hrs, you'll arrive at Dasturi Naka, where you'll board jeeps to go back to Neral station. You'll have time to eat some tasty evening snacks, and then board the train to go back to Karjat and onwards to Pune. You'll be in Pune by around 21:00 hrs. Trip ends here.
Trip ends before nightfall.
You will take an early morning train to Neral, via Karjat. You will be provided breakfast and snacks on this trip. Do carry a packed lunch for the trek and keep light snacks handy. On your way back, you will be driven from Dasturi Naka to Neral station. From here you will take a train to Karjat and a connecting train back to Pune. Trip ends in Pune by about 21:00 hrs.
Breakfast | Evening snacks
More than 30 days prior to departure of the Peb fort trek: 100% refund.
Between 20 to 30 days prior to departure of the Peb fort trek: 80% refund.
Between 10 to 20 days prior to departure of the Peb fort trek: 50% refund.
Less than 10 days prior to departure of the Peb fort trek: No refund.
Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the Peb fort trek.
It is mandatory to carry an ID card for this trip.
Always stay with the group and the instructor.
No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments.
You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times during the Trek to Peb Fort.
Taking photos or selfies near the edges of cliffs or waterfalls is strictly not allowed.
Participants are requested to carry their trash back to the city or the station and dispose of it in dustbins.