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  • Trip introduction

    The Vikatgad fort (also known as Peb fort) is a moderate trek that fit beginners will find quite easy. You'll be walking through tropical forests, past waterfalls bordered by mossy rocks, and scrambling over ridges and rocks. There are some steep cliffs and ravines along the route, and you'll love the adrenaline buzz that you get as you navigate these tricky sections.

    This short trek offers you great views from the top, and you'll be able to see the incredible Irshalgad fort, Prabalgad fort, and Malangad fort around you. You'll also catch glimpses of Matheran in the distance, but you'll be far away from the crowds, in your own green paradise.

    Destination

    Standing at an altitude of 2100 feet, the Vikatgad Fort is situated in the hilly, forested regions of Matheran, in Maharashtra. It is about 4 kms from Neral village, and will whisk you away into fresh, crisp air and the sounds of nature all around. At the top of the fort, you'll have crumbling ruins to explore, from ancient gateways, to a temple and a water cistern.

    Destination highlights

    Embark on a fun filled, single day monsoon trek. | Navigate narrow paths with steep drops. | Explore the ancient ruins of the Vikatgad fort.

    Activity Details

    2100

    2620

    130

    7 km

    6 hrs

    7 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Vikatgad Fort trek: Fort exploration

    You'll have to catch the Karjat Fast Local departing from CST station at 06:10 hrs to get to Neral station by 08:00 hrs. You'll eat breakfast while the team does a round of introductions, and then catch local transport to the start point of the trek. By 10:00 hrs, you'll begin the trek. It'll take about 3.5 hrs to get to the top, where you'll eat your packed lunch and explore the top for a while. By 15:30 hrs, you'll proceed onwards to Dasturi Naka in Matheran, and then will be dropped off by local transport to Neral. Trip ends here.

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    You will be driven from Neral station to the start point of the trek, and then back from Dasturi Naka to Neral station again. You'll be provided with a light breakfast and then snacks in the evening, but you should carr ya hearty packed lunch, and lots of snack items to much on.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Neral station

    Neral

    08:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Evening snacks

    Veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    If cancellation is done 10 days or more before the start of the Vikatgad Fort trek: 75% will be refunded.

    If cancellation is done 5-10 days prior to the start of the Vikatgad Fort trek: 50% will be refunded.

    If the cancellation is done 0-5 days before the start of the Vikatgad Fort trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, or reschedule to another date, the cancellation policy will apply, and only the applicable refund amount will be transferred or rescheduled.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the Vikatgad trek.

    You must stick with your group at all times.

    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 Vikatgad trek.

    Taking photos or selfie near the edges are not allowed.

    Participants are requested to carry trash back to the city and dispose it in dustbins.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    In case of injury, damage to self or property or death during the Vikatgad trek, the operator cannot be held responsible.

    Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation of the Vikatgad trek due to reasons beyond control such as natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc, refund shall be payable with respect to the given to refund policy.

    There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed during the Vikatgad trek due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.
    • Vikatgad Fort Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trekking Mountains Adventure Activities Nature
    • Vikatgad Fort Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trekking Mountains Adventure Activities Nature
    • Vikatgad Fort Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trekking Mountains Adventure Activities Nature
    • Vikatgad Fort Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trekking Mountains Adventure Activities Nature
    • Vikatgad Fort Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trekking Mountains Adventure Activities Nature
    • Vikatgad Fort Trek Maharashtra Monsoon Trekking Mountains Adventure Activities Nature
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport by local vehicle from Neral station to Neral station

    • Morning snacks
    • Evening snacks
    • Trekking guide
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    • Any kind of insurance
    • Personal expenses such as soft drinks
    • Lunch
    • Train travel to and from Neral

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Comfortable trekking clothing, long sleeved t shirt and pants
    • Good trekking shoes
    • Socks
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Scarf
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Gloves
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Sling bags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transport from Neral station to trek point and back to Neral station
    • Trek guide
    • Technical trekking equipment, if required

    You need to get

    • COMPULSORY: Packed lunch
    • ID card
    • 2 ltrs water bottle
    • Camera
    • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
    • Extra snacks and biscuits
    • Clean napkin or small towel
    • Haversack or backpack with rain cover
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect repellent
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Torch
    • Cash to buy extra snacks or beverages

    Medical Kit

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