Category: Night Trek
Duration: 1 Night and 1 Day
Fort Peb, also known as Vikatgad is situated at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day trek near Mumbai, especially in monsoon. To avoid crowd at hill stations like Matheran, nature lovers must visit this fort. The fort derives it 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 Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.
Event Summary: Saturday:
Board the Karjat fast local departing from CST by 16:30 and reach Neral by 18:04 pm.
Meet the leader and proceed towards Fanaswadi which is the base village for the Vikatgad Trek.
Start trekking. Reach at the top and rest for the night.
Early morning, wake up call. Explore the Fort and enjoy the scenic view from the top.
Start Descending via Matheran route and reach till dasturi naka.
Take the cab to Neral. Trek concludes
Breakfast on Sunday, travel from Matheran roadhead to Nearl on Sunday by shared cab.
1 veg morning breakfast and guide & expertise charges if any
Exclusions: Dinner for the night on Saturday
Exclusion: Lunch for the day, Emergency Medical evacuations if any required, Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list.
List of things required:
Carry your own personal Haversack and windcheaters to keep hands free. Carry 3 Litres of water to drink. Personal medicines recommended by your family doctor. ***Carry one time meal for the trek. *** Camera (Optional). Electoral or GluconD powder, dry ration such as light snacks & biscuits. Wear good trekking shoes, carry one extra pair of clothes. Sleeping bag, carry matt.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding. ***Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer. ***
TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact, 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.
50% will be refunded if cancel request is 3 day or more prior to the event
No refund if less than 3 days.
Call for confirmations:
Muhammed Yahya Virani: +91 9768143706 or 9970043706
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 so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. 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.
Wear good trekking shoes. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery 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. This trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.