Kalavantin Durg Trek

A nice and fresh monsoon adventure Trek just a couple of hours drive from Mumbai set up in a rustic rural countryside on a Mountain top. 

Experiences involve a mix is easy trek along with countryside followed by a steady uphill climb and climaxing finally with a bit of easy grade basic rock climbing towards to the summit. The climax also involves negotiating a few exposed rock surfaces and stairs.

Add a few more toppings to the experience with the opportunity to explore rural countryside, rural village, farms, village Food...

Location: Close to Panvel (Next to Prabalgad).

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

Picture shows the last 15 to 20 minutes of climb to the summit. The route involves negotiating these exposed rock surfaces.
Suggested Schedule:

8:30 am arrival at base village, start the trek
10:15 am Breakfast and short break at Prabal Machi. 
11:00 am to 1:30 pm Kalavantin Durg 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


Rs.1300/- per person. (Minimum billing for 10 persons) - 2 Mountain Guide with safety ropes and basic first aid.

Mountain Guides, Safety Rope, General Medical Kit
Village Meals (Breakfast and Lunch)
Trek Support / Program Management Overhead.

Transport / Forest Entry Tolls / Road Tolls / Parking fee
Food is not included, Bottled Water or other beverages other than those mentioned above not included, Tips not included.
Anything that is not included is excluded.

Contact for Inquiries and Booking: 

9619182010 / asif@natureknights.net

Note: Our guide/s will travel with the guest from Mumbai or will join on the way.

    At a village home, Prabalmachi

    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.. 


     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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    Exploring rural countryside at Prabalmachi (base village just below Kalavantindurg) 
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