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  • Trip introduction

    Tucked away in the misty hills of the Sahyadris, this trek to Prabalmachi takes you along rocky paths, up to a vast hill top with spectacular views of Prabalgad and the towering Kalavantin pinnacle. You'll hike over a mountain slope to reach the Prabal plateau and pass thick jungles that flourish in the months of monsoon. From the Prabal plateau, you'll be able to see the endless plains and valleys of the land below.

    Perfect for adventure enthusiasts planning a weekend getaway, this trek takes you on a relatively easy trail that is perfect for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    Prabalmachi lies at an elevation of approximately 1,500 feet high, and can be seen from the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. It is the base camp for more challenging treks such as the Kalavantin pinnacle and Prabalgad Fort and offers breathtaking views of both. The moss laden, thick Sahyadri forests are lush green and swathed with mist in the monsoon, but dry up for the rest of the year.

    Destination highlights

    Catch sweeping views of the Sahyadri mountain ranges. | Visit the base camp for challenging Kalavantin and Prabalgad treks. | Explore the rain-soaked forests and greenery of rural Maharashtra.

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    Trip details
  • Trek to Prabalmachi!

    Arrive at the Panvel railway station by 07:30 hrs. You'll meet your fellow trekkers here and board private vehicles that will take you to the base village of Thakurwadi. Here, you'll have breakfast over a short round of introductions and a briefing session. Begin trekking towards the plateau of Prabalmachi. Upon reaching, you can take some time to relax, unwind and catch amazing views of forest landscapes from the top.

    After lunch at Prabalmachi, you'll start descending back to the base village, where vehicles will be waiting to drive you back to Panvel. You'll arrive at the Panvel railway station by 18:30 hrs. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Arrive at the Panvel railway station by 07:30 hrs. Travel to the base village of Thakurwadi will be arranged in shared, private vehicles. Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch. Your trip ends at the Panvel railway station by 18:30 hrs.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Panvel

    Panvel

    07:30 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch

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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 10 days before departure of the Prabalmachi trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 5-10 days before departure of the Prabalmachi trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-5 days before departure of the Prabalmachi 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 the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Prabalmachi.

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

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Prabalmachi.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

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

    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 Prabalmachi.

    A basic level of health and fitness is required to book this trip. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking the trek to Prabalmachi.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Panvel-Panvel in shared, private vehicles

    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • Meals including breakfast and lunch
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • Basic first aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between base city and 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.
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • T-shirts/shirts and track pants/shorts
    • Trekking footwear
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Floaters or sandals

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private vehicles for transport from Panvel-Panvel
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • Basic first aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Napkins
    • Water bottle
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

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