Brief description about the fort:
Peb fort derives its name from the Goddess 'Pebi'. It is also called Vikatgad because its pinnacle is supposedly in the shape of the Elephant headed god - Ganesha. The fort lies in the Matheran range itself and is adjacent to Matheran. It is an easy trek, with the slightly difficult parts being the small rock patch and a ladder. There are caves to stay in which are well maintained by the disciples of Swami Samartha. Peb fort is very special because of its meditation chambers, which are well maintained with tiles to st on. It has an entry via a narrow passage from which you have to climb down into the meditation chamber. The fort also has a temple dedicated to Swami Samartha on the top and has the footwear or 'Padukas' worn by the great saint kept on the top. The view from the summit is also worth the entire climb.
Date: 10th August 2014
Grade: Medium/ Grade 3
Range : Matheran
Dist : Raigad
Type : Hill fort
Elevation : 2100ft above MSL
Trek Leader : Nabeel Ansari
Detailed Itinerary for the trek:
06:00: reporting CST
06:16: Fast train to karjat
08:00: Reach neral
08:30: Breakfast at neral
09:00: Depart for fanaswadi base village by cab (non-ac) 5pax.
09:30: Reach base and start trek
12:00: Reach the summit ( explore )
13:00: packed lunch ( to be carried by the participants)
14:00: Start descend.
16:30: Reach base village
Depart by cab to Neral station
17:00: Reach Neral ( Tea and snacks )
17:35: Board Train CST fast.
19:30: Reach CST. Trek concludes with fond memories and friends.
Train timings from CST ::
Train from Neral::
Trek Fees: Rs.850/- p.p
All bookings will be done once the full payment is received.
- Transportation from CST - Neral - CST
- local transport from Neral - fanaswadi ( base village) by non-ac cab on 4 sharing basis.
- Morning and evening Tea & snacks.
- First Aid Kit. ** Personal medicines to be carried by the participants.
- Expertise Charges.
FEES EXCLUDES :
- Any personal expenses.
- Any item NOT SPECIFIED in the above mentioned.
NO REFUND will be entertained on cancellations.
Things to be carried:
2 liter of water, (Must)
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks
Medicine those if you require usually
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking. (Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)
Very importantly the curiosity to travel and fun fun and fun.
Do Not Litter
No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol
Respect the Heritage
Be a Group
Have fun fun and fun.
In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; The Tern Travellers, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
Any violation of the above rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or event, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
Adventure activity is arranged considering normal weather. In case of occurrence of any natural calamities, if event is cancelled, in such circumstances NO REFUND will be provided.
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
The Tern Travellers reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments will be entertained.
Team – The Tern Travellers
For further enquiries contact:
Nabeel Ansari( Trek leader): 916704484
Tanvir Shaikh(Trek Coordinator): 9870280196
Sadique Shaikh(Trek Coordinator): 7208818639
U can also register by mailing us at:
Last date for registering : 09th August 2014.