Kalavantindurg

Kalavantin Durg Trek


Date of next scheduled trek: June 26th, 2016.

Experiences

A nice and fresh monsoon adventure Trek just a couple of hours drive from Mumbai set up in a rustic rural country side on a Mountain top. 

Experiences involve a mix is easy trek along with countryside followed by a steady uphill climb and climaxing finally with a bit of easy grade basic rock climbing towards to the summit. Add a few more toppings to the experience with opportunity to exploring rural countryside, rural village, farms, village Food..

What comes free with this trek... on 
June 26th, 2016

1) An experience of short rappelling for beginners.
2) Try your Hand at Archery.
3) Try your hand at Bhutani Darts.
4) Village Experience with simple village delicacies. 


Location: Close to Panvel (Next to Prabalgad).

Rating: Medium difficulty trek, but the rains make it more challenging and Interesting.




 

Planned Schedule
 
Suggested Pickup Points:
6:00 am Andheri West, S.V. Road, Near Merwans Bakery opp. Brahmakumari Hospital, Outside Bus Depot
6:15 am Valoka Junction (Santacruz East) / Bandra, Kalanagar Junction (Bandra East), Near exit of Sky Walk
6:20 am Outside Sion Station
6:30 am Chembur (Opp. Akbar Allis Departmental Stores)
6:45 am Vashi, Highway and station Road Cross Junction, Near Volvo Bus pickup point
Breakfast on the way

8:00 am Take Packed Breakfast from Mc Donald (Cost to be borne by participants).
Introduction / Induction in Bus.
9:00 am arrival at base village, start the trek
11:00 am Trek to Prabalmachi, short break at Prabal Machi. 
11:30 am to 1:30 pm Summit Climb and Back at Village
1:30 to 3:00 pm Lunch at Prabalmachi Village and Exploring Countryside.
3:00 pm start return trek to base village
5:00 pm reach Base village (Sedung Village)
Return journey
8:30 pm expected return time to Mumbai (Andheri).


Special pricing for June 26th trek - Rs.1200/- per head.

Includes: Travel; Breakfast; Village Lunch ad Tea.
Trek would be lead by experienced team of Mountaineers.
First Aid kid and safety kit would be available with the team.

Pickup points:
Andheri (station and highway); 
Along highway at Vile Parle; Santacruz, Khar, Bandra
Sion Station
Chembur (After Diamond Garden Signal).

Detailed program schedule and checklist for the trip would provided to all members who register.

All registration against 100% advance payment.

Click here for procedure for Registration / Bookings

Custom Trip Fee Per Head with trek guides; breakfast at Mac, Lunch and Tea at Village and non-ac transport.

Rs.1500/- per person. (Minimum billing for 6 persons upto 10 persons) - 1 Guide
Rs.1350/- per person. (Mnimum billing 11 persons to 24 persons) - 2 Guides
Rs.1200/- per person (Minimum billing 25 persons to 40 persons)
Trip Fee includes

Non-AC Private Transport
Breakfast (Standard Breakfast meal package at Mc Donald)
Lunch and Tea at Village
Trek Support / Program Management Overhead.


To design Custom trips with team games; adventure spots for groups kindly get in touch with Asif (whatsapp / sms : +91-9619182010 / asif@natureknights.net )

Exclusions:

Transport  / Forest Entry Tolls / Road Tolls
Food is not included, Bottled Water or other beverages other than mentioned above not included, Tips not include.
Anything that is not included is excluded.

Commercial Terms:
All bookings against 100% advance, we have to manage all arrangements to create a good experience for you and your group.

cancellation policy with respect to your date of booking:
25% deduction of total camp fee booking amount for cancellation done before 21 days
50% deduction of total camp fee booking amount for cancellation done before 5 days 
No refund for an cancellation done in last 4 days before your event.

To design Custom trips for large group kindly get in touch with us separately.




At a village home, Prabalmachi







How to Reach and more about the place: Base village of Thakurwadi – 4 to 5 KM off Highway (Mumbai-Pune), Near Setung Phata (http://wikimapia.org/1380474/Shedung-Village)
While reaching Thakurwadi village for start of trek, look out for Zoia resort, there's a road which goes left from there, and after walking about 1 hour on a broad village trail that leads you to the village at the foot of Kalavantin pinnacle (this village is common for Kalavantin durg and Prabalgad).

From here the trail gets narrow and steep. One thing to make sure is that the shoes are good, in monsoon this patch can get slippery.

After climbing for an hour more you reach the notch from where there are steps dug out in the rocks to climb the pinnacle from its southern end. The force of wind is freaking awesome at this notch, and throughout the climb. One gets to see few amazing landscape views as you climb higher. In all a very good climb for a beginner to experience a firsthand trek in Western Ghats. Also opportunity to checkout local village food at Prabalgad wadi, pictures of Village life and farms.

Those who are not interested to climb up right till the sumit (The last part of the climb).. there is lots of interesting things to do at Prabalgad base village.. View from the plateau, exploring rural village, farms, jungle trails around the village, village food etc.. 


Attire

 T-Shirts - Dry Fits or Cotton and comfortable (T-Shirt - thin Full Sleeves is advantage)
Track Pants or Dry Fits: Avoid thick jeans
Hat or Cap 
Sun Glasses
Trekking or Canvas Shoe (Avoid regular sports running shoe)
You may carry one set of change clothes 

Other Items

Personal Snacks (few snacks to munch (Preferably fruits / salad items / Chocolates / Energy Bars etc)..
2 to 3 liters of water per head.
Flash Lights (Preferably Head Lamp) 
Personal Medical kit (General Medical Kit will be available with Nature Knights Group Leader)
Hand Sanitizer, Sun Screen and Mosquito Repellent.

Click here for travel checklist



Exploring rural countryside at Prabalmachi (base village just below Kalavantindurg) 

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