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Camping at Prabalmachi and trek to Kalawantin on 21st & 22nd March!

21st Mar 2015


Photo of Camping at Prabalmachi and trek to Kalawantin on 21st & 22nd March! by Mapping Journeys

Prabalmachi is a quaint little village hidden in the hills of old Mumbai-Pune highway. This village is the base-camp to trek up the Prabalgad/ Kalavantin forts. We plan to climb up to Prabalmachi in the late evening, stay up there at a village home and spend the night with campfires and conversations.

Height: Appx 2300 ft .
Region: Panvel
Grade: Medium
Date: 21st and 22nd March

Day 1
Participants can board 05.04 pm CST - Panvel slow.
Train timings are as follows:
05.04 pm : CST
05.32 pm : Kurla
05.37 pm : Chembur
05.51 pm : Vashi
06.00 pm : Nerul
06.21 pm : Panvel
Participants from Thane have to opt for the 05.20pm Thane-Panvel train.

Meeting Point for everyone:
06:30 pm - Panvel ST Depot
06.45 pm : Move to Thakurwadi by public transport
07.45 pm : Start the ascend
09.15 pm : Reach Prabalmachi where we will be spending the night. Freshen up. Have dinner. Sing songs and play a few games around a campfire.
11.00 pm : Take some sleep

Day 2
06.30 am : Wake up call
07.00 am: Breakfast
07.30 am : Move towards Kalavantin Pinnacle
09.00 am : Reach the top
09.45 am : Start the descend
11.00 am : Reach Prabalmachi, have Lunch and enjoy the views from the plateau.
12.30 pm: Start the descend
02.00 pm: Reach the base village
02.30 pm: Move towards Panvel

Cost: Rs. 950 per person