Brace up for this amazing camping and a day trek to Kalavantin Durg which was initially used as a watchtower. Located right next to Prabhalgad fort, this stunning ancient watchtower is situated on the old Mumbai-Pune route. Get ready to cut through lush-green thickets while you trek to Kalavantin Durg. While in the peaceful environs of this place, gather your wits for an amazing trek and a fun loving camping experience.
The mesmerizing scenery from this watchtower will definitely give you a memory to cherish for a lifetime. The remarkable thing of this trek is the amazing rock-cut steps that wind up their way up the mountain to take you to the top of the fort. Enthral in the panoramic view from the top, feel the thrill of an exposed climb via the stairs. Kalavantin Durg is also listed among 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in one of the blogs. Witness a wide variety of flora and fauna as you trek. Enjoy the wide shots of lovely green mountains and narrow valleys as you continue your trail. Enjoy the journey, mesmerize with the beautiful winding trails leading you to the top with this pleasing trek to Kalavantin Durg.
EVENT ITINERARY :
DAY 1 - Saturday 06:00 pm Meet the Team at Panvel Station
06:15 pm Move towards Thakurwadi (Base Village) in our private vehicle.
07:15 pm Start trek towards Prabalmachi after a short introduction round.
08:45 pm Reach campsite at Prabalmachi & freshen up.
09:30 pm Prepare for a night under the sky, have delicious local cuisine, let the Arijit Singh in you come out, play a few games, share stories (especially ghost stories), make new friends and enjoy the campfire.
11:30 pm Off to the tents for sound sleep (For those who are very sleepy :P).
DAY 2 - Sunday 07:00 am Wake up call, get refreshed by a hot cup of tea and breakfast.
08:00 am Move towards Kalavantin Durg, for those who would like to trek. Others can enjoy their morning at Prabalmachi.
09:30 am Reach the pinnacle, enjoy the majestic view from the top, take selfies with an amazing background.
10:00 am Start the descend towards Prabalmachi
11:00 am Reach Prabalmachi Campsite.
11:30 am Start to descend towards Thakurwadi (After a mandatory group pic!!!)
12:30 pm Reach Thakurwadi, say your goodbyes with a promise to meet again, leave for Panvel in our private vehicle.
This brings us to the end of our trip, Or rather just the new beginning.
Things To Carry:
Torch (Lead torch is preferable)
A bottle of water (atleast 1 Ltrs)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Mats, Sleeping Bags, etc.(Optional)
Medicine those u require usually.
Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Sunscreen & Sunglasses.
Note: > Torch - VERY IMPORTANT (Headlamp is preferable)
Trek Tip: > The One and only, the biggest and the greatest companion on the trek is your own shoes! Please wear a nice pair of trekking shoes, avoid old shoes as they can give up at any point in time. Imagine yourself on the trek with shoe failure. Also, you can carry floaters but use it before and after the trek
> Jackets and woollens as it would get cold in the night.