“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”― Jack Kerouac This monsoon season CarvanTrips would like to share this beauty of trekking with everyone, and that is the reason we have tailored few lovely easy level introductory treks suitable to be taken up by both old and young. Come join us as we get ready in our hiking shoes, all set to tick off these trekking destinations off our bucket list. Prabalmachi is a huge meadow perched on a hilltop which is not too high above the sea level. It’s an ideal setting for first time trekkers. It’s got all the basic amenities (washroom etc.). Interestingly, Prabalmachi is also the base village for a popular trek in the area, Kalavantin Durg. Enthusiasts can join us to trek further once we reach the top! Get ready for an easy hike of 1.5 hour, which then opens up to a huge pasture of green meadow. As we reach the top, the ground dropping cliff unfolds a never ending sea of greenery. Maharashtra, is blessed with the beautiful ranges of the Sahyadris. The UNESCO declared world heritage site is rich in both Flora and Fauna. After the onset of the monsoons, the sight becomes truly breathtaking, the moist canopies make room for the winds to hurl in, and the opening to the valleys and forts gets covered by wild flowers, clouds descend to the surface to blanket the earth. The freshness in the atmosphere almost guts you to realization that sometimes it is necessary to escape from our concrete confined walls, out trekking in the lap of nature’s unperturbed beauty still untouched by man.
07:00 AM – Reach & Meetup at Panvel railway station ticket counter
08:00 AM – Reach at the base village (rest & briefing) 08:15 AM – Start trekking towards Prabalmachi
09:45 AM – Reach at Prabalmachi and enjoy the views & have breakfast
10:00 AM – Start trekking towards Kalavantin Durg (optional)
11:00 PM – Reach Kalavantin
12:00 PM – Start Descending
01:00 PM – Reach at Prabalmachi and have lunch
02:00 PM – Start descending
03:30 PM – Reach at the base and return to Panvel station
04:30 PM – Departure back
Dates – 02nd July 2017
Final Meeting point – Ticket counter, Panvel Station
Charges – Rs. 1000 per person
Includes – Breakfast, Lunch, Transport from Panvel to the start point and back, Expertise charges
Excludes – Any charges not mentioned.
Contact number – 08976949403, 09920555809
Register yourself by paying online through our website - http://carvantrips.com/package/Introduction-to-trekking-to-Prabalmachi
Things to wear:
Full/ Half sleeve T-shirt with stretchable Gym Pants/ Yoga/ Track pants/ Shorts. Please DO NOT WEAR Denims or formals.
Good Quality Trekking/ Hiking shoes Compulsory (Floaters and Sandals are not allowed) or a comfortable pair of sport shoes with a good grip. Please don’t wear formal/ casual/ leather shoes & please ensure the shoes are of good quality & not old as to avoid wear & tear, especially of the shoe sole, during the trek.
Wind cheater/ Water proof Jacket
Things to be carried by you:
1. Water (2 Liters) Compulsory
2. Food (Dry Snacks, Biscuits, Theplas, Parathas), Plum cakes, Fruits (Banana) for the Summit
3. Personal First Aid Kit
4. Cap, goggles, sunscreen etc.
5. Electral powder / Glucon D / Tang
6. A backpack to carry everything (No handbags or jholas)
7. Personal Sanitary Kit
8. Extra Pair of Clothes and socks
9. A light pair of slippers in the bag (for post trek).
Avoid carrying heavy weight backpack for this trek. Keep everything covered in a plastic bag as there are high chances of raining.
The food provided would be simple village food
*I will be trekking for the first time/ after a long time, how do I prepare for it?
Walk for 5 kms (non-stop), 1 week before the trek
Run for 2 kms (non-stop), 2 days before the trek
Rest one day prior to the Trek, eat well the night before and don’t consume any Alcohol
How to reach
For people coming by train –
Catch Panvel bound train starting from CST. Here’s the time table (You miss the train, you miss the trek!)
05:30 AM – CST
05:48 AM – Vadala
05:59 AM – Kurla
06:18 AM – Vashi
06:49 AM –Panvel
Terms and Conditions of Service (TACS)
You (“The user”) understands that there are inherent risks of the services which may or may not be directly provided by Carvan Trips (“Us”/ “The Company”) in which the user may engage.
The user confirms that they are physically and mentally capable of availing the service.
The users’ participation is voluntary and the user shall under no circumstance hold Carvan Trips responsible for any injury, accidents, illness and damage to or loss of personal property as the result of any incident or accident that may occur during the period of service.
The conduct and behavior of the user should not cause distress or harm to anyone including other user members, Carvan Trips’ staff, service providers etc; in which case we/ service providers reserve the right to ask you to immediately leave, or in certain circumstances, hand you over to the appropriate authorities, in which case the financial liability would be of the user.
If for any reason the user wishes to abruptly end the trip before its scheduled completion, or is unable to participate due to being unfit, we will not be able to provide any return support or any refund, and the financial liability for making any alternate arrangements would be of the user.
The user is responsible to follow the instructions of the leader/ service provider and the user has to bear all the expenses which may arise in case for medical exigency or any emergency condition.
Cuts, bruises and minor injuries are normal for an adventure activity. First aid kit is provided and the coordinators are trained to respond in such situations. Carvan trips takes all the reasonable steps to provide basic safety required for the particular activity.
During the trip, the trip leader’s decision will be final decision, whatsoever.
Carvan trips hold the rights to change the itinerary or even cancel the activity in case of any unexpected change in weather or other unpredicted situations occur that are beyond our control. Carvan trips will not be liable for any costs such as travel or accommodation incurred by the participant in such circumstances.
All activities are described as accurately as possible, however, the exact arrangements may differ slightly on any given day.
Photographs are used for representation purpose and should be taken as a guide only.
It is mandatory to disclose any personal medical conditions so that prior arrangements can be made. Carvan trips do not hold any responsibility for the outcome of any undisclosed medical condition during the trip.
Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited during the nature treks.
If participants are found violating the rules, Carvan trips reserve all the rights to remove the participant from the group. In such situation, no refund shall be provided.
Due to certain unforeseen & uncontrollable circumstances, the participants can sometimes expect a delay in scheldue. We request to add buffer time of about 1-2 hours after the trip and make post trip bookings accordingly.
For a detailed cancellation policy, please visit our website - http://carvantrips.com/page/cancellation-policy