Kalavantin Durg Trek

One Day Trek, Basic Rock Climbing and Summit Climb for Beginners and Trekkers.

December 8, 2013

Experiences
Trekking in country side and Hills, Summit Climb, a bit of basic rock climbing towards to the summit, Exploring countryside, hill climbing, exploring rural village,  Village Food..

Location: Close to Panvel (Next to Prabalgad).

Rating: Medium difficulty trek, but the rains make it more challenging and Interesting.


 



Camp Fee
Rs.990/- per head. Includes (Transport, Road Tolls, Tech Support, Trek Management Charges). Village Lunch and Evening Tea / Biscuits.



Excludes
Breakfast
Bottled Water
Anything food item order that is not part of standard pre-decided menu.
Anything that is not included is excluded.
un-utilized resources will not be refunded.

Buy tickets online with Credit Card or Debit Card.


Planned Schedule
 
Pickup Points:
6:00 am Andheri West, S.V. Road, Near Merwans Bakery opp. Brahmakumari Hospital, Outside Bus Depot
6:15 am Valoka Junction (Santacruz East) / Bandra, Kalanagar Junction (Bandra East), Near exit of Sky Walk
6:20 am Outside Sion Station
6:30 am Chembur (Opp. Akbar Allis Departmental Stores)
6:45 am Vashi, Highway and station Road Cross Junction, Near Volvo Bus pickup point
Breakfast on the way

8:00 am Take Packed Breakfast from Mc Donald (Cost to be borne by participants).
Introduction / Induction in Bus.
9:00 am arrival at base village, start the trek
11:00 am Trek to Prabalmachi, short break at Prabal Machi. 
11:30 am to 1:30 pm Summit Climb and Back at Village
1:30 to 3:00 pm Lunch at Prabalmachi Village and Exploring Countryside.
3:00 pm start return trek to base village
5:00 pm reach Base village (Sedung Village)
Return journey
8:30 pm expected return time to Mumbai (Andheri).

Kalavantin Durg

How to Reach and more about the place: Base village of Thakurwadi – 4 to 5 KM off Highway (Mumbai-Pune), Near Setung Phata (http://wikimapia.org/1380474/Shedung-Village)
While reaching Thakurwadi village for start of trek, look out for Zoia resort, there's a road which goes left from there, and after walking about 1 hour on a broad village trail that leads you to the village at the foot of Kalavantin pinnacle (this village is common for Kalavantin durg and Prabalgad).

From here the trail gets narrow and steep. One thing to make sure is that the shoes are good, in monsoon this patch can get slippery.

After climbing for an hour more you reach the notch from where there are steps dug out in the rocks to climb the pinnacle from its southern end. The force of wind is freaking awesome at this notch, and throughout the climb. One gets to see few amazing landscape views as you climb higher. In all a very good climb for a beginner to experience a firsthand trek in Western Ghats. Also opportunity to checkout local village food at Prabalgad wadi, pictures of Village life and farms.

Those who are not interested to climb up right till the sumit (The last part of the climb).. there is lots of interesting things to do at Prabalgad base village.. View from the plateau, exploring rural village, farms, jungle trails around the village, village food etc..




Attire

 T-Shirts - Dry Fits or Cotton and comfortable (T-Shirt - thin Full Sleeves is advantage)
Track Pants or Dry Fits: Avoid thick jeans
Hat or Cap 
Sun Glasses
Trekking or Canvas Shoe (Avoid regular sports running shoe)
You may carry one set of change clothes

Other Items
Personal Snacks (few snacks to munch (Preferably fruits / salad items / Chocolates / Energy Bars etc)..
2 to 3 liters of water per head.
Flash Lights (Preferably Head Lamp)
Personal Medical kit (General Medical Kit will be available with Nature Knights Group Leader)
Hand Sanitizer, Sun Screen and Mosquito Repellent.



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