Why Vikatgad should be your next trekking destination this monsoon? Fort Peb, also known as Vikatgad is situated at a distance of 3-4 km on the west side of Neral. This is one of the most beautiful one-day treks near Mumbai, especially in monsoon. To avoid the crowd at hill stations like Matheran, nature lovers must visit this fort.
The fort derives its 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 Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.
BASIC DETAIL :
Day: Sunday Location: Neral (Karjat) Type: Hill Fort Height: 2100 Feet above MSL (Approx) Grade: Moderate Trek Time: 3 hrs Ascend with sufficient rest Duration: 1 Day
Highlights : Scaling the Thrilling peak of Maharashtra. Rainy season first trek. Surreal greenery and blissful environment while trekking Panoramic view of several mountains Mesmerizing views. Breathtaking beauty.
Detailed Itinerary : Day 1 : Train Details: 06:10 am CSMT 06:24 am Dadar 06:49 am Thane 07:49 am Neral 08:00 am Gather outside the Neral station. (our trek leader would be waiting for you all.) 08:15 am Time to grab some healthy breakfast. 09:00 am Leave for the starting point. 09:30 am Buckel up your shoes to start the trek. 12:30 pm Reach the top and have your lunch. Capture some pictures to store it as a memory. 01:30 pm Its time to start the descent. 04:00 pm Reach the station. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)
Inclusions : Transportation from Neral to Neral Breakfast & Lunch (Packed Lunch) Expertise and Guide Charges
Exclusions: Anything & Everything not mentioned in inclusions.
Think To be carried: Identity Proof (Must) A bottle of water (2 Litres) Some ready to eat food - Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc. ORS, Glucose, Electrol, Personal Care Medicine those which u require usually. A good Trekking Shoes, Extra pair of Socks. Rain cheater, Umbrella A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has one's hands-free while trekking. Camera Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas. Please avoid wearing Gold and other Ornaments.
Special Instructions: Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 3 - 6 days will incur a 70% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 48 hours to the event will receive no refund.
Rules: Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader's decisions will be final and binding. Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage. The team reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Note: There is no freshen up / washroom facility at the top. There is the only toilet in the base village. Avoid carrying heavyweight for the trek. Floaters and Sandals are not allowed, please wear sports shoes or trekking shoes of good quality.
IMPORTANT: Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The "LiveB4YouDie" will not be responsible for injury/accident/death to the participants. Participants with any medical issues /history are not allowed to opt for this event. If he/she does so that it is done at the participant's risk. The management won't be responsible for any incident.
This is the perfect location to have a one day trek this monsoon. 117 km from Pune near Matheran hill station lies 2100 feet fort named after the Goddess Pebi as well as the Lord Ganesha given its Elephant Headed shape. Be sure to visit one of the many caves which are now maintained by disciples of Swami Samartha. Pass through a local village on your way up and experience the rich cultures of this region. You can also test your trekking skills, passing through these taking but fun joints of ladders, rock patches, caves, dense forest, ridge walking. ... Read More
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