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  • Trip introduction

    Take a monsoon trek into the green Sahyadris, along a fairly easy trail that offers some exciting challenges to the amateur trekker. On this trek to Vikatgad fort, you'll walk through rain-drenched forests, scramble over slippery rocks, climb up swaying ladders, all for the experience of exploring a misty summit.

    Vikatgad fort is not too far from Neral station, and can easily be done in a single day.

    Destination

    This trek to Vikatgad offers a chance to explore ancient structures at the top of a beautiful fort. There is a small temple perched on an outcrop of rocks which makes a great photo opportunity, as well some well-preserved meditation chambers, narrow passages, and some other structures. There are beautiful views from all sides, and in the monsoons, this entire route is sprinkled with wildflowers.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to Vikatgad fort and climb a moderately easy trail near Matheran. | Take a picture at the temple at the top of Vikatgad. | Spend a rainy day in the misty Sahyadris.

    Activity Details

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    10 km

    8 hrs

    Trip details
  • Trek to Vikatgad fort!

    Leave for your trek while the city sleeps! Board a local train in Mumbai and reach Neral by 07:45 hrs. At Neral, the team meets the leader and head to the base village, Fanaswadi by private transport. After breakfast and a briefing session, the trek begins! Once you reach the top, everyone has plenty of time to relax, enjoy the view, eat lunch, and explore the ruins of Fort Vikatgad. The descent takes place via the Matheran route to Dasturi Naka, where your transport awaits. You'll be transported to Neral station to make your way home. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Neral

    Neral

    07:45 AM

    Food

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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 21 days or more before departure of the Vikatgad fort trek: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 16-21 days before departure of the Vikatgad fort trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 8-15 days before departure of the Vikatgad fort trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-7 days before departure of the Vikatgad fort trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction costs.

    Rules on trip

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

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek guide during the trek to Vikatgad fort.

    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 Vikatgad fort.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transportation from Neral to Neral

    • Breakfast and refreshment
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Lunch

    • Any service or cost not mentioned in the inclusions section

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Wear comfortable track pants and a quick-dry t-shirt
    • Good quality trekking shoes (compulsory)
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Carry a raincoat
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery
    • Handbags or jholas

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Technical equipment needed for the trek, if any.

    You need to get

    • Identity cards (compulsory)
    • 1 packed lunch (compulsory)
    • 2 bottles of water
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect repellent
    • Camera (optional)
    • Rucksack to carry all your belongings
    • Electral powder (compulsory)
    • Dry food (snacks)

    Medical Kit

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