ChalNikalPade: trek to Peb (Vikatgad) on 02 July 2016

Introduction and Event Summary
Difficulty Level: Medium level
Endurance Level: High
Food Arrangement: Carry bottle water with 3 litres of water, and pack lunch for this trek.
Transport: While going walk till the trek start point. On return hop into the shared sumo / trax/ Innova till Neral railway station.
Height: 1564 ft approx.
Base Village: Anandwadi - Fanaswadi
District: Karjat - Lonavala
Region: Matheran
Route from Pune: Pune - Lonavala - Karjat - Neral
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Neral - Peb
Distance from Mumbai: 80 km approx.
Distance from Pune: 120 km approx.
Total time required for climbing: 3 hours approx.
Total distance for climbing: 7 km one way approx.
Minimum participants required: 10
Maximum participants: 50
Last Date of Registration: 30 th June 2016
Duration: 1 Day
Cost App: Rs 500.00

Peb fort is also known as Vikatgad is situated at a distance of 3-4 km on the west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day trek near Mumbai, especially in monsoon. To avoid a crowd at hill stations like Matheran, nature lovers must visit this fort. The fort got its name from the Goddess ‘Pebi’; The fort is also named as ‘VikatGad’ for its supposed shape of the Elephant Headed God, ‘Ganesh’. Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage. The trek route is simply amazing Criss - crossing into the heart of the mountains. One route landmark is the high-tension electricity towers that keep buzzing as we trek along.

How to travel to Neral by Karjat local by the recommended train timings?
05:18 Mumbai CST
05:36 Dadar
06:14 Thane
06:36 Dombivili
06:46 Kalyan
07:20 Neral

What is the event itinerary?
07:20 Report at Neral railway station
08:00 Introduction, breakfast in Neral
08:30 Start trek towards Peb Fort,
11:00 Reach on top of Peb Fort.
12:30 Rest, photography and enjoy the scenic view from here.
14:30 Start descending from Peb fort.
18:00 Reach Neral.
18:00 Disperse at Neral Railway Station

What is the Inclusion in this trip?
Transportation from Matheran road to Neral, light morning breakfast, evening tea, ChalNikalPade event organizing charges if any.

What is the exclusion on this trip?
All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered. Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc. Any kind of personal expenses. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather. Lunch on day one not included. 

How to make a payment?
One needs to deposit full payment into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
For Registration transfer Rs. 500.00 per person in the given a/c
Bank Name: State Bank of India
Account No: 30011210106
Account Name Muhammed Yahya Virani
IFSC Code: SBIN0007780 

What's in it for me?
- Adventure
- Photography
- Offbeat monsoon trekking.

Missing any items from the recommended things to carry?
Call us and we shall help you in getting the best cameras, zoom lenses, telephoto lenses on hire (hire charges to be paid by the participants separately).

Chal Nikal Pade recommends things to carry
A haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. Extra Pair of clothes. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Electral or GluconD powder. Personal medicines. Sun protection cap, goggles, some ready to eat food like plum cake, biscuits, fruits etc. Torch with a spare set of batteries, Lightweight towel. Extra set of clothes. A rain cheater and, LUNCH for trek day.

What the rules or guidelines for a trek to Peb?
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
ChalNikalPade reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.

What to wear for this trek?
Cotton t-shirts, full sleeves recommended. Full-length trousers or track pants. Wear dry fit if possible. Dark and dull coloured clothes.

What is the cancellation policy?
50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 5 days prior to the event date
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 5 days. No show No Refund.

Can I pay on the spot?
We do not accept cash payment. Confirmation only after transfer.

How can I speak to the Event Coordinator?
Call Muhammed Yahya Virani +919768143706 / +919970043706

What is the event disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile?
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees. We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewelry etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

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