Please read the trek plan carefully and carry all the necessary items mentioned below.
Some Info about the Mountain:
Kalavantin Durg also called "Kalavantini cha sulka" is a pinnacle adjoining the Fort of Prabalgad. The thrilling part of the climb is the rock-cut steps that lead to its top. A cave at its base is also worth exploring. The view from the top is amazing and we can view about 10-12 surrounding mountains.
Travel will be by public transport.
No. Of Seats: Max 20 participants.
Cost: Rs. 400/- (includes Friday night Tea, Saturday Morning Tea and Breakfast, Tribal Welfare Fee, travel between Panvel and base village, Trek/guidance charges)
Registrations strictly by phone call only!
(Merely Clicking on "Going" will not be considered at all.)
Tentative Trek Plan:
6th March (Friday): Report at Panvel Railway Station at 5pm sharp.
(Panvel can be reached by train via Harbour Line or one can take a ST bus / NMMT bus from Dadar)
** We wont be waiting for latecomers! **
We start journey for base village Thakurwadi by ST bus or Auto.
After introductions, we shall start the trek. The climb is gentle and it takes about an hour to reach the plateau on which Prabalgad-Kalavantin Durg are situated. A tribal village called "Machi-Prabal" is located on this plateau, where we'd be spending the night.
Approx 8PM: Have Dinner (to be carried by the participant) and Tea.
10PM: Rest in village (Sleeping bag / carry mat / bedding / shawl to be carried by participants).
7th March (Saturday)
6AM: Wake up, freshen up and have Tea.
6:30 AM: Start climb for Kalavantin Pinnacle. Enjoy Sunrise on the way. Explore the top and return to plateau by 9AM for Breakfast.
Approx 10AM: Start descending and reach base village Thakurwadi by 11am.
Take the next ST or Auto for Panvel.
** Trek ends **
Some Trek Rules:
Climbing the Mountain is definitely an enjoyable adventure, provided we all follow some discipline. One must follow these basic rules strictly so that the outing can be enjoyed in a safe way:
1] Mountains are a place of abundant natural beauty. Hence, it is our duty to keep the place free of garbage. So do not litter. One is expected to dump all wrappers/chewing gums/etc in his/her own bag. In fact it would not be a bad idea to clear any plastic wrapper/bottle lying on the trekking path. A separate pouch/plastic bag must be carried for this purpose.
2] Trekking is a healthy habit. So Smoking has to be strictly prohibited. Consumption of alcohol/drugs is also banned. Avoid spitting Paan/Gutkha. Who would want to have such addictions when the beauty of nature is itself intoxicating!
3] Care should be taken so as not to harm the natural surroundings including trees, plants and animals in any manner whatsoever. Even they feel the pain just as we humans do. Value Life!
4] Learn to detach yourself from the city life and be one with Nature. Don't disturb the peaceful environment of the hills by making unnecessary noises or playing loud music - the birds and animals might get scared/provoked. Instead Listen to the call of the Mountain - Listen To Your HeartBeat ♥ :)
5] Most of the hills and valleys are an integral part of our history. It is a treasure, which we are duty bound to preserve for our future generations. Therefore, defacing/damaging historical monuments/temples and indulging in Graffiti is strongly discouraged.
6] Respect the local people and villagers. They are kind and helpful. While on the trekking path, always make way for the villagers first. It is quite a humbling experience to know about hardships faced by the villagers living in different parts of the Sahyadri mountains. Even then, most of the villagers will host you gracefully when you happen to visit their small homes.
7] Apart from the general fun and sense of adventure that Trekking provides, it is also aimed at increasing self-confidence, build unity among participants and create long lasting friendships. Hence, while trekking, it is very important to be a Team that stays united throughout.
Things you should carry (COMPULSORY):
1) Identity Proof.
2) TORCH / HEADLAMP with extra batteries.
3) WATER (at least 2 litres)
4) Double shouldered bag.
5) Trekking shoes with rubber soles (must be in good condition) Carry extra laces.
6) Sleeping Bag / Carry Mat / lightweight Bedding+Shawl and Old Newspaper.
7) DINNER for Friday.
8) Cap / Hat.
9) Wear Full length track-pants & full sleeves Shirt (as it'll will protect from insects, thorns, cold night and sunburn)
10) Small plastic bag to dump wrappers etc.
Extra pair of clothes/flip-flops to put on after the trek is over (recommended), Camera, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, personal Medicines.
It is important to have a basic level of physical fitness to ensure a happy time during the trek.
Avoid Jeans, belts, sling bags as it is important to walk freely while trekking.
Shorts and sleeveless are strictly not allowed.
Avoid bringing costly gadgets/devices and valuables like jewellery etc. Carry only sufficient cash.
Try to keep the weight of your bag as less as possible.
Wrap your belongings in plastic to protect them from dust and/or rains.
Lastly, leave a brief note about your trekking plan at home.
We hope you don’t miss this amazing opportunity. So come, let’s enjoy the amazing nature together. Be there to experience it yourself!
For any queries, feel free to Contact us:
Parin H Shah (9869173138)
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Disclaimer: While utmost care will be taken by the organisers, all participants shall be responsible for their own safety and belongings. Organisers will not be responsible for any injury, casualty or any other untoward incident. Decision of the trek leader shall be final and binding on all participants.