Monsoon Trek To Vikatgad(PEB)

Starting Point
Vikatgad (Vikatgad Peb Fort)
Start : Sun, 6 Oct , 7:00AM
End : Sun, 6 Oct , 6:00PM
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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 Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.


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

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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Destination Info

Destination Info
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

Map & Directions

Map & Directions
Vikatgad ( Vikatgad Peb Fort )
Organizer Reviews 4.0 (20)
Reviews for Organizer 4.0
Firstly, if you are planning for the monsoon treks around the season, they are gonna be a good experience because the weather is awesome. If you are taking the help of an events organizer, you want them to add to the experience rather than making you feel annoyed even admist the pleasant surroundings. Live before you die is a poor organizer of Kalsubai trek and it is better to avoid them. Both the trek leaders Smit and Kaustubh were lacking in experience of leading a trek. I have done treks previously on my own as well as with event organisers but this one with Live before you die was one of the worst experiences I have had. Both the trek leaders had no value for time and from the start itself were not at all bothered to go as per the plan. We finally left at 7 pm against the plan of 4 pm and it would have been even more late if left up to the organziers. There was even no proper planning to have the size of the group equal to the capacity of bus and last minute adjustments were being made. The same was an issue while return as well. Both the trek leaders failed to help the group in crucial moments of ascent as well as descent during the trek and people were doing it on their own. The trek isn't hard but rain had made the tracks very slippery. I have saved the worst part for last. The trek leaders instead of letting the group sleep the night before in the bus played music throughout with singing and antakshiri which made it more of a picnic and was evident in how some of the people not being able to handle the strain tge next day because of lack of sleep. There are other pointers as well but I guess I would have made myself clear. Please go to Kalsubai trek but not with Live before you die. - by Abishake Koul for Monsoon Special Trek To Mt. Kalsubai organized by Live Before You Die .

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. Will this event be planned in September ? I would like to participate for the same.
    10:02 AM, 24 Aug, 2018
  •     A. We are checking with the organizer on this email about the re-occurrence of the event. In the meanwhile, you can check their other upcoming events using the link below. Thanks, EH
          10:28 AM, 27 Aug, 2018
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