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One Day Trek to Karnala Fort

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Sun, 5 Aug 2018 7:30AM - 4:00PM
Rs 750
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Summary

Summary
Highlights
  • Trek in Karnala fort
  • Bird watching
  • Photo session
Outdoors / Open Air
Transportation Avaliable : Yes
Alcohol Allowed : No
Venue Type : Hilltop
Activity : Trekking
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Details

Details

Karnala fort is surrounded by a forest which is also famous for the bird sanctuary. There is thumb like basalt rock structure standing tall on the mountain is nothing but the Karnala fort visible from the Mumbai Goa Highway. There are many routes to reach the top but one with the entry gate is more famous and frequently used by trekkers. There are no local vendors or any stalls on top due to forest rules and regulations.

Type: Hillfort
Height: 1440 ft
Grade: Easy
Endurance: Medium
Base Village: Karnala Bird Sanctuary
Region: Panvel
Dates: 10th June & 24th June 2018

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Itinerary

Itinerary
  • 07:00 am: Meeting at Panvel railway station and move towards Karnala.
  • 08:00 am: Reach to Karnala base, enter the forest after round of introduction.
  • 08:30 am: Breakfast and bird watching.
  • 09:00 am: Start trek towards Karnala fort.
  • 12:15 pm: Reach to top of Karnala fort and photo session and start descending.
  • 02:30 pm: Lunch break and relaxation.
  • 03:00 pm: Start our journey towards Panvel.
  • 04:00 pm: Reach Panvel station.
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Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Panvel to Panvel transport
  • Forest entry Fees
  • Trek expertise

Exclusions: Anything that not mentioned in inclusions & GST

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Things to Carry

Things to Carry
  • At least 2 liters of drinking water.
  • Photo ID card.
  • Good trekking or sports shoes (Compulsory).
  • Some ready to eat food (plum cakes, biscuits).
  • Electral/Tang powder/Glucose-D/salt.
  • Cap, camera, mobiles phones, socks, extra pairs of clothes (if required).
  • Any personal medicine.
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Rules

Rules
  • In mountains & jungles, smoking attracts honeybees and one has to face dangerous "honeybee attack" where survival of the person is difficult, hence smoking is strictly prohibited.
  • Drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • Leader's decision will be final and binding.
  • Small Steps Adventures reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
  • Telephonic confirmation for booking is mandatory; if unable to contact us then send a text message and we will call you back.
  • Please do not carry handbags or Jholas or Sling bags on treks.
  • Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc. If carried, then we do not take any liability for the same.
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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellation & Refund Policy
  • If cancellation is done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
  • If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded.
  • After that, no refund will be provided.
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Map & Directions

Map & Directions
Karnala Fort,Karnala, Maharashtra 410207
Reviews 4.8 (5)
Reviews 4.8
Really loved this trek.. while going in , the uphill task is a little daunting.

The woods are real thick at some places and ambiance is quite refreshing.

The climb is difficult at some places as there are not well constructed steps.

However, some parts up the fort are steep and takes a challenging climb.

The paths are streams of either bogs or mossy rocks -- each having their own fun hazards.

But that is what keeps the trek natural and exciting.

There are pretty white crabs in the stream-paths -- very interesting.

The trip to top was awesome.

The strong breeze blowing at the top quickly dries off the sweat from the climb too.

This was the week of onslaught of the monsoon, so it was amazing warm monsoon rain and as we got closer there was also mist and fog.

It was green and wet all over.

The view of the surrounding countryside from the top is simply breathtaking. Well worth the climb up.

The fort is in ruins and makes a beautiful place for pictures..

The greenery just added to the awesomeness. the view from top is gorgeous..

There is nothing much to see atop the fort except some water cisterns and the thumbs up point.

The shape of the hill-top is fascinating. It replicates your mood giving you a thumbs up when you finish a couple of tough climbs,

but also taking the opportunity of showing a ""up yours"" when you're struggling.

From the top you can really appreciate the control this fort would have given the incumbent in seasons like this.

Really loved the time spent on top.

There is nothing much to see at the top of the fort except the surroundings.

However, we were treated to a spectacular view from the top.

It indeed feels great once we have reached the top.

But the moment we reached the top, clouds began moving in and all of a sudden it just started pouring..

The sudden change was indeed welcome.

But due to the rains, the path down had become super slippery..

Coming down was difficult in the bad patches due to steepness of the rocky roads.

My research had dismissed the climb as an ""easy"" one: I can attest that in the monsoon rain and fog it is definitely close to the top rating on difficulty.

But this shouldn't daunt you since you're likely to be surrounded

by singing dancing dare-devil fellow trekkers in this season.

There is a small bird sanctuary just at the base.

We were treated to the sights of peacocks and a few little rabbits.

All is well that ends well. It was worth the while, and the victory of surmounting the difficult is always sweet.

Overall Experience was amazing...Simply wow... cannot get over with the great experience...totally spellbound by the beauty of the place...

never felt so close to nature especially after the concrete jungle that is Mumbai

The initial climb is a tough one, the middle is a ridge -- a reward with great views.

The climb is steep but on the bright side very short ( barely 3 kms).

However I feel that this trek does offer a great break from busy and polluted citylife.

In conclusion, trekking up Karnala is a fun and enriching experience.

Thanks to SSA for this beautiful memorable experience... Team leaders were very polite and helpful...The food was provided just like ghar ka khana... Fellow trekkers were so good and friendly... really enjoyed...Once again Thank you SSA....
- by PRERANA JAGANNATH BHATADE for One Day Trek to Karnala Fort .
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Organizer Reviews 4.0 (20)
Reviews for Organizer 4.0
Really loved this trek.. while going in , the uphill task is a little daunting.

The woods are real thick at some places and ambiance is quite refreshing.

The climb is difficult at some places as there are not well constructed steps.

However, some parts up the fort are steep and takes a challenging climb.

The paths are streams of either bogs or mossy rocks -- each having their own fun hazards.

But that is what keeps the trek natural and exciting.

There are pretty white crabs in the stream-paths -- very interesting.

The trip to top was awesome.

The strong breeze blowing at the top quickly dries off the sweat from the climb too.

This was the week of onslaught of the monsoon, so it was amazing warm monsoon rain and as we got closer there was also mist and fog.

It was green and wet all over.

The view of the surrounding countryside from the top is simply breathtaking. Well worth the climb up.

The fort is in ruins and makes a beautiful place for pictures..

The greenery just added to the awesomeness. the view from top is gorgeous..

There is nothing much to see atop the fort except some water cisterns and the thumbs up point.

The shape of the hill-top is fascinating. It replicates your mood giving you a thumbs up when you finish a couple of tough climbs,

but also taking the opportunity of showing a ""up yours"" when you're struggling.

From the top you can really appreciate the control this fort would have given the incumbent in seasons like this.

Really loved the time spent on top.

There is nothing much to see at the top of the fort except the surroundings.

However, we were treated to a spectacular view from the top.

It indeed feels great once we have reached the top.

But the moment we reached the top, clouds began moving in and all of a sudden it just started pouring..

The sudden change was indeed welcome.

But due to the rains, the path down had become super slippery..

Coming down was difficult in the bad patches due to steepness of the rocky roads.

My research had dismissed the climb as an ""easy"" one: I can attest that in the monsoon rain and fog it is definitely close to the top rating on difficulty.

But this shouldn't daunt you since you're likely to be surrounded

by singing dancing dare-devil fellow trekkers in this season.

There is a small bird sanctuary just at the base.

We were treated to the sights of peacocks and a few little rabbits.

All is well that ends well. It was worth the while, and the victory of surmounting the difficult is always sweet.

Overall Experience was amazing...Simply wow... cannot get over with the great experience...totally spellbound by the beauty of the place...

never felt so close to nature especially after the concrete jungle that is Mumbai

The initial climb is a tough one, the middle is a ridge -- a reward with great views.

The climb is steep but on the bright side very short ( barely 3 kms).

However I feel that this trek does offer a great break from busy and polluted citylife.

In conclusion, trekking up Karnala is a fun and enriching experience.

Thanks to SSA for this beautiful memorable experience... Team leaders were very polite and helpful...The food was provided just like ghar ka khana... Fellow trekkers were so good and friendly... really enjoyed...Once again Thank you SSA....
- by PRERANA JAGANNATH BHATADE for One Day Trek to Karnala Fort organized by Small Steps Adventures .
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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs
  • Q. Can a 12 year old boy accompany?
    10:28 AM, 04 Aug, 2017
  • Q. What is the average age of your group? what is the age of the oldest person went on trek? Thanks, aruna
    3:10 PM, 09 Dec, 2017
  •     A. Hi, Karnala is a medium level trek. Ascending is medium for regular trekkers or the person who do exercise. Location is beautiful. For more details you can contact me on 7738073691 - Ravi
          3:14 PM, 09 Dec, 2017
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