Dear all

We “Sanman Hikers” would like to Invite you for “A Trek to Vikat Gad (PEB Fort)”.

On 08 July 2012

Brief Introduction about Peb/Vikatgad: -

Height: 2100 ft

Grade: Midium

Location: Peb is a fort located near Neral.


Fort Peb is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road, at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day

trek. 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 Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage. The fort is famous for its caves which are maintained by disciples of Swammi Samartha and the meditation chambers carved out from the rock inside the mountain.


Things to be carried:

  • Please do carry a Lunch for a day (A Must)

  • A bottle of water (Atleast 3 Ltrs), (A Must)

  • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.

  • Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)

  • Good trekking shoes (A Must)

  • A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.

  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

  • Raincheaters.

Itinerary for the Trek is as given below:


Meeting Point Neral Railway Station:

  • Board a last Karjat train from your nearest station(Please check the time table given below of the train)

  • Reach Neral at 02:43 hrs

  • Take rest for 2 hrs

  • Break fast at Neral station

  • Start Trek at 05:30 Hrs

  • Reach fort at 08:30 Hrs

  • Explore the fort

  • Descend

  • Reach Mumbai By 18:00 Hrs *Tentative


Karjat Last Local Timings


CST : 00:38

Byculla : 00:46

Dadar : 00:55

Kurla : 01:06

Ghatkoper : 01:12

Thane : 01:32

Dombivali : 01:54

Kalyan : 02:02

Neral : 02:43


Trek Cost

Rs 100/- Per Person Excluding Train Ticket.

Also Please carry your return ticket.


Leaders of the Trek

Vishal : +91 9967212853

Deepak : +91 9821672020

Twitter :!/SanmanHikers

Facebook Group :

Facebook Page :

Facebook Profile :



Few rules we would like our participants to follow:

We follow a strict policy of "no trace" trekking, "Take nothing but memories and photographs, leave nothing but footprints".

Do Not Litter: Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.

No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol: Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. NO REFUND will be provided.

Respect the Heritage: Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Please help us to conserve and preserve our heritage along with you.

Be a group: It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.

Pay attention: Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Sanman Hikers, 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.

Sanman Hikers reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.


Team- Sanman Hikers, “Adventure Begins Here...”

1 votes