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  • Trip introduction

    Tucked away in the misty hills of the Sahyadris, this trek to Prabalmachi is combined with camping out in the wild Sahyadris. You’ll trek along rocky paths, up to a vast hill top with spectacular views of Prabalgad and the towering Kalavantin pinnacle. From here, you'll be able to see the endless plains and valleys of the land below.

    After a good trek, you'll gather around a crackling campfire and enjoy music and some games before dinner. You'll eat a hot Maharashtrian meal and retire to your tents for the night. In the morning, you'll wake up to a spectacular sunrise, and eat breakfast in the fresh air. It's a perfect weekend getaway.

    Destination

    Prabalmachi lies at an elevation of approximately 1500 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. In the winter months, you'll gather close around the campfire at night and wake up to misty mornings.

    Destination highlights

    Enjoy a night of camping in tents in the middle of the Sahyadris. | Wake up to views of the endless valleys and hills of the Sahyadri range. | Trek along rocky paths and to a vast flat hill top with views all around. | Unwind around a warm bonfire and enjoy camp games and light music.

    Activity Details

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Prabalmachi trek: Overnight camping at Prabalmachi

    Make sure you take the 16:51 hours local train from CST Station to get to Panvel by 18:15 hours. You'll meet the operators here and will be driven to Thakurwadi, which is the base camp of the trek. You can freshen up here and then start your trek to Prabalmachi. You should reach the top by 20:30 hours and your campsite will be set up. You'll enjoy a campfire and some light music, and then eat a hot dinner. After that, you'll retire to your tents for the night.

    Overnight stay in tents.

    You'll be picked up at Panvel station and dropped off to Bari. You'll begin your trek from here, and will end by abour 20:00 hrs. At camp, you'll be provided with triple sharing tents, a warm bonfire, and hot dinner. Do carry a sleeping bag or lightweight blanket/shawl for your comfort.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Panvel

    Prabalmachi

    18:15 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Prabalmachi trek: Return to Mumbai
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  • Cancellation policy

    If cancellation is done 10 days or more prior to the departure of the Prabalmachi trek: 75% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    If cancellation is done 5-10 days prior to the departure of the Prabalmachi trek: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    If the cancellation is done 0-5 days before the departure of the Prabalmachi 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 this Prabalmachi trek with overnight camping.

    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 time during the Prabalmachi trek.

    Taking photos or selfie near the edges are not allowed.

    Participants are requested to carry their 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 on the Prabalmachi trek, the operator will not be held responsible.

    Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of cancellation of any event 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 cancellation policy.

    There will be no refunds or discounts given for services unused or missed due to traveller's own fault, negligence or breach of terms.

    Participants should purchase return tickets to Panvel Station.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Panvel to Panvel by local transport

    • Meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 2
    • Accomodation in tents on triple sharing basis
    • Expertise charges and guide
    • Bonfire
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Train tickets or transport to Panvel

    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, packaged water, etc.
    • Costs arising due to delays, landslides, road blocks, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Insurance

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 quick-dry T-shirt
    • 1 pair of synthetic trekking pants
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Comfortable trekking shoes
    • Cotton socks
    • Hooded jacket/ warm pullover
    • Windcheater
    • 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 Panvel-Bari-Panvel
    • Tents
    • First aid kit
    • Bonfire

    You need to get

    • ID proof
    • 2 ltrs water bottle
    • Enerzyl powder/Glucon D
    • Light snacks
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Lightweight towel
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Scarf
    • Backpack with raincover
    • Sleeping bag/ lightweight blanket
    • Camera (optional)
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Poly bags for wet clothing
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Extra snacks if you like

    Medical Kit

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