Hills and Highways:
Event 5: Night trek to Kalavantin Durg -16.01.2016 @ 20.30Hrs (Panvel railways Station)
It is situated at an elevation of 2,300 feet, and is accessible only through stairs carved around its steep rocky walls.
The climb to the fort top is not so tough, but since the stairs are without any support or edges, those with vertigo are advised against it.
From the top, one can see the Peb, Chanderi, Matheran, Karnala, and Ershal forts as well as the city of Mumbai.
Legend has it that the fort was build for a queen known as Kalavantin, and that it was used a secret hideout by freedom fighter Umaji Naik in the early 19th century.
Category: Adventure + Medium + thrilling
Endurance Level: High
Duration of the trek: one night and half day
Food Arrangement: Breakfast will be provided by Hills and highways @ Prabal machi
Transport: Private auto rickshaws/Tum Tum
Height : 2300 ft approx.
Base Village: Thakurwadi
20.30 Hrs:- Meeting Pont @ Panvel Railway Station
20.45 Hrs:- Depart for Base village by Tum Tum
21.15Hrs:- Will reach at Base village Thakurwadi
After Reaching at base camp we will conduct small Introduction round
21.30Hrs:- we will Start Trek for Prabal Machi
23.00Hrs:- Reach at Prabal Machi for dinner and take rest till 3.30Hrs Sunday
03.30Hrs:- Start Ascending to Kalavantin
05.00Hrs:- Reach @ Kalavanti (We can see other forts and beautiful Sun rise)
07.00Hrs:- Start Descending
08.00Hrs:-Reach at Prabalmachi and Time for Nature and fresh up call (Those who wish to make it)
09.00Hrs:- Start Desending
11.00Hrs:- Reach @ Thakurwadi
11.00Hrs:- Back to Panvel by Tum Tum
Trek End with lots of memories
Cost Include: Transportation from Panvel – Thakurwadi – Panvel by Tum Tum, Breakfast at Prabalmachi
Things To Carry:-
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) (a must)
Torch with extra battery compulsory, Sleeping Bags / Sleeping Mat for stay @ prabalmachi, Good shoes, Goggles, Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional), Dinner for Trek (@ (Prabalmachi), Some ready to eat food (Plum cakes, Biscuits etc), Wear Full sleeves cotton T-shirt and Track pant. Jacket or sweatshirt must.
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
A haversack to put all these things
Booking and Cost: INR 550/-
For confirmation please transfer INR 300/- as per below account details and rest at the time of Trek.
Last date of registration 12.01.2016
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