Hello Friends,

We Swachhand have arranged a trek to “PEBGAD (VIKATGAD)” Near to Matheran on 28th June,2015

Duration :                   ( One Day Trek) 28th June,2015

Transportation :         Through Local Transport by Train

Meeting point:            28th June,2015 At Neral- Central Rly Station at 08.00 am (platform No. 2 below indicator)

All are requested to please buy local Train Return Tickets up to Karjat from your start destination   Or

You can board the train at the station convenient to you and alight at Neral Station at 8.00 per below train timings

Cst 05.19 am         

Cst 05.40 am

Dadar 05.37 am

Dadar 05.58 am

Kurla 05.48 am

Kurla 06.09 am

Thane 06.14 am

Thane 06.35 am

Dombivali 06.36 am

Dombivali 06.57 am

Kalyan 06.45 am

Kalyan 07.07 am

Neral   07.22 am

Neral  07.44 am


Little about trek :-

Type : Hill Fort            Fort Range : Matheran (Karjat)  District :  Raigad        Grade : Medium

Peb Fort Located in the  mountain range as Matheran. This is a enjoyable trek for a days outing at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. The beautiful waterfall on the way is the attraction in the monsoon season. The fort derives its name from the Goddess ‘Pebi’ Peb is also called ‘Vikatgad’ for its supposed shape of the Elephant Headed God, ‘Ganesh’. The trek to the top involves surmounting a small rock patch and a ladder. Historical references indicates that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage. The fort is famous for its caves which are maintained by disciples of Swami Samartha and the meditation chambers carved out from the rock inside the mountain. To get inside the meditation chamber, one has to crawl through a narrow passage in the rock and then 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. Another attraction of the trek is the only standing Bastion or Buruj facing the Panorama point of Matheran, the view from here is just too beautiful to describe. Seeing around Peb you can see Chanderi, Mhasmal and ofcourse Matheran.

The Itinerary for the trek is as given below:

At Neral Station 08.00 am

Round of introductions, rules and regulations, Tea Breakfast  (~0:45 hrs)

Start the trek & Reach the top (~3:00 hrs)

Lunch and Sightseeing (~2.0 hrs)

Descend down and departure for Mumbai.

We should be back in Mumbai by 8:00 PM, it’s tentative

Things To be Carried Along with:

● Identity Card, ● A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that one has one hands free while walking     ● Comfortable shoes, sandals ● Extra Pair of Clothes ● Towel/Napkins etc. ● windcheaters, Raincoats, Umbrellas ● Some ready to eat food ● Water bottle 02 Liters  ● Lunch for SUNDAY i.e. 28th June,2015 (Must)  ● Polythene bag for your garbage  ● Medicine those if u require usually  ● 2-3 bunch of News-papers   ● Camera – Optional. 

** Please note Rains are expected, so pack yr bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags

*** The cost for the trek is Rs 300/- per head

Includes  Traveling from Neral to Neral via Public Transport,

    Tea Breakfast and evening refreshments during the Trek

Not included : Lunch for Sunday, Anything not mentioned above • Personal orders of food & cold drinks

For Details & Registration Contact our members at:

Rushikesh Sakhare 9967686828,        Pravin Ghude  9920404522,              

Sachin Shirawale    9321507040        Vaibhav Chavan 9967474496

Email: -

General Rules / Instructions for the participants and members:

  Kindly carry Identity proof for the trek.

  Anyone above 12 years can Join the Trek
  Please book your seat (name) well in advance and reconfirm the time and date on the day of departure on phone because program may change due to unavoidable circumstances.
  Bookings for all treks shall close two (2) days before the event date. For treks, where a private vehicle is booked bookings shall close four (4) days in advance. Bookings shall strictly be on first come first serve basis.
  Each participant shall carry things as above (Please read Things to Carry) for every trek.
  The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it. Trek leaders have the authority to alter/modify the program/route without intimation.
  The participants are advised not to wander off from the trail. Always listen to leaders for instructions and stay with the entire group throughout.
  Do not destroy or dirty the archeological, historical monuments.
  We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside. Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, ex. drinking etc.
  Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.
  Participants should inform the leaders if they suffer from any heart ailments, blood pressure, asthma etc. If the leaders are not informed and any untoward incident takes place, neither the leaders not Swachhand Team will be held responsible.
  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 mishaps/accidents during the program. Or compensation in whatsoever manner.
  Please read above Instructions/ rules and regulations carefully.   You are bound by the same
  Print the copy of event and leave mail/ Copy at home, with a friend or relative or inform about the event in case of Emergency.
  If your friends/relatives coming with you on the trek please do inform them about the trek Rules above. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.
  All of us have an equal responsibility in protecting our beloved forts/earth. We Team Swachannd earnestly request you to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology.
  Try to avoid plastics as much as possible. Keep all the waste with you and even if you find some waste during the trek activity, collect it and deposit at the base village at the end of the trek.
Thanks and Regards,
Team Swachhand

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