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Prabalmachi Fireflies Camping

Prabalmachi

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  • 2 Days  1 Nights 
  • Difficulty - Easy
  • For 12+ years
  • Best Season - May June

Prabalmachi is the base village to two of the most popular trekking destinations around Mumbai. It is an ideal place for camping with breathtaking views of the Panvel region and the majestic Kalavantin and Prabalgad.

Kalavantin Fort built at the peak of a rocky plateau is situated between Matheran and Panvel in the Western Ghats. The fort top commands an excellent view of the surroundings with Prabal in the front. Kalavantin Fort is an adjoining hill (pinnacle) to Prabalgad.

Our campsite, Prabalmachi village, is located at a height of 1500ft from sea level on the Prabal plateau, a part of Western Ghats.


About Fireflies:

Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. This breath-taking show put on by nature resembles a psychedelic combination of stars falling and fireworks exploding It is an immersive experience you will never forget.

The fireflies do not always flash in unison. They may flash in waves across hillsides, and at other times will flash randomly. Synchrony occurs in short bursts that end with abrupt periods of darkness.

Come spend your weekend under the starry surroundings

Please Note:

  • Bioluminescence by Fireflies is a natural phenomenon. The trip dates have been planned as per the mating season of fireflies i.e pre-monsoon during which we witness this phenomenon. We may or may not get to witness it. Wandering Souls won’t be held responsible for low or no sightings.

Private Vehicle

Tents

Dinner

  • 4:00 pm – Report at Panvel Station Ticket Counter , meet the team and leave for base village in our private vehicle
  • 4:45 pm – Reach Thakurwadi
  • 5:00 pm – Start trek towards Prabalmachi after a brief intro session
  • 6:30 pm – Reach campsite at Prabalmachi, settle in your tents and have your evening snacks.
  • 7:30 pm – Prepare for a night under the sky, have delicious local cuisine for dinner, play a few games, share stories (especially ghost stories), make new friends and enjoy the campfire
  • 10:00 pm – Go out in search of the fireflies.
  • 11:30 pm – Off to the tents for a sound sleep (For those who are very sleepy :P). Day Ends

Private Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast

  • 05:00 am - Wake up call, we leave for kalavantin early morning(those who want to)
  • 07:00 am - Reach the peak, bask in the surrounding beauty and start the return journey
  • 08:30 am - Reach Prabalmachi, freshen up, have breakfast and prepare to leave
  • 10:00 am - Start descend towards Thakurwadi (After a mandatory group pic!!!)
  • 11:00 hrs - Reach Thakurwadi, say your goodbyes with a promise to meet again, leave for Panvel Station in our private vehicle. This brings us to the end of our trip, Or rather just the beginning of your adventures with Wandering Souls

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We’re a team of travellers and dreamers who know how to inspire the memories you’ll have for the rest of your life. Our team consists of people from various backgrounds such as travel & adventure experts, event managers & ex-MNC employees. We have been in the travel industry for 5+ years and have organised 1000+ trips and events. We create travel experiences that exceed clients' expectations. Come discover what you have been missing!

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Reviews
Amisha jain
Amisha jain

went on garbett plateau trek on them good experience, everything nicely organised,

Shilpa Nair
Shilpa Nair

Trekking with wandering souls was a safe and good experience. The team leads were genuinely caring and made sure of everyone's safety despite having a large group.The trek was well designed and it also had an introduction session which served as an icebreaker and made the batch more friendly towards eachother. The crowd was decent and blending, you can meet and make new friends. It was my first time trekking with a group and I would join them soon 💪🏽👍🏽

Shiavngi Singh
Shiavngi Singh

It was my first trekking experience and I am glad I planned it with the best. Overall experience was very great. The weather, the people, the view everything at its best. Wandering souls made my first trekking experience memorable. Looking forward to planning more trips with them.

Rutika Joshi
Rutika Joshi

Your search for amazing adventures ends here. The most reliable and trustworthy group I have been with. The coordinators are excellent. The arrangements are great and you'll have a best experience in every events. I joined their first event back in 2018 and enjoyed each events since then :) Kudos team! you're doing fab job.

Amisha jain
Amisha jain

went on garbett plateau trek on them good experience, everything nicely organised,

Shilpa Nair
Shilpa Nair

Trekking with wandering souls was a safe and good experience. The team leads were genuinely caring and made sure of everyone's safety despite having a large group.The trek was well designed and it also had an introduction session which served as an icebreaker and made the batch more friendly towards eachother. The crowd was decent and blending, you can meet and make new friends. It was my first time trekking with a group and I would join them soon 💪🏽👍🏽


Inclusions

  • Panvel to Panvel Transport
  • Evening Tea & Snacks on Day 1
  • Dinner(Veg/Non-Veg/Jain) on Day 1
  • Breakfast & Tea on Day 2
  • Accommodation in Tents
  • Entry Fees & Permit
  • Campfire
  • Expertise and Guide charges
  • First Aid
  • Wash Rooms & Changing rooms facilities

Exclusions

  • Anything other than the above-mentioned things
  • Any Personal Expenses

THINGS TO CARRY

  • Identity Proof (Mandatory)
  • Bottle of Water (at least 2 litres)
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • Ready to eat food like plum cakes, dry fruits etc.
  • Cap, Camera
  • Exrta Bedsheet / Pull Over / blanket /Sleeping Bag (A pair would be provided)
  • Good Trekking shoes
  • Jacket / Wind cheater as it could get cold in the night
  • Personal care stuff, ORS, medicines which you require usually
  • Haversack to put all the things in, please do not carry sling bags or jholas


PICKUP LOCATIONS

Panvel Station


Own Vehicle




Frequest Questions

How will you contact me once I register?

  • We will be mailing you the details a day or two before the event.

Can I come alone?

  • Yes, many of our participants are solo travellers.

Is it safe for a female solo traveller?

  • It is completely safe for a female solo traveller as our representatives will be there with you all the time. Moreover, most of our events have 60% female participation.

Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

  • Smoking or drinking alcohol is prohibited.

What if I have a medical emergency?

  • We will carry first aid kit with us. The coordinators will be first aid certified. If the problem increases, we will quickly get you to closest medical attention possible.

Will I get cellular connectivity during the trek and at campsite?

  • You will get limited connectivity during the trek. At the campsite you will get connectivity.

What is the pickup location for Prabalmachi Camping?

  • The Pickup location is Panvel station ticket Counter, and the reporting time is 4.00pm

Would I get cellular connectivity during the trek?

  • You will get limited connectivity during the trek.

Will I be able to do this trek? I have not trekked before.

  • We encourage you to come and experience the trek with us. Trekking is not about speed and our representatives will be there to encourage you to complete the trek

What is the age limit for this trek?

  • The age limit for the trek is 18 years with no upper limit. Participants below the age of 18yrs need to be accompanied by a guardian

Can I Bring my Car?

  • Yes, you can bring your car. Parking is available at the base village

Are washrooms available during the trek?

  • You will not get washrooms during the trek. Washrooms are available at the base village.

What type of food will I get?

  • We will be having locally cooked breakfast & dinner

Do I need special shoes?

  • We recommend trekking shoes or good quality sports shoes with firm sole

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