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Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek and Camping

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  • Best Season - May June July

Imagine yourself camping in a dense forest on a cold night, starry sky and…. surrounded by bright shining light illuminated by twinkling fireflies!!! Imagine walking on a mysterious dark trail brightened by fireflies flying all around you. Sounds enthralling, doesn’t it? In reality, this can be much more beautiful and captivating. Prabalmachi and Kalavantin Durg trekking is the best that nature has to offer and is the perfect getaway if you are looking for something like this!


About Prabalmachi Trek:

  • Prabalmachi as the name itself indicates is a huge gigantic plateau situated at a massive height of more than 1200 feet above mean sea level. It is a little hamlet hiding in the hills, close to our megacity - Mumbai! Prabalmachi camping offers breathtaking picturesque of the two magnificent and gigantic peaks of Sahyadri - Prabalgad and Kalavantin forts. Because of these two glorious forts and the bewitching natural beauty of the surroundings, many visitors are attracted to this place. Being an ancient and beautiful village situated halfway up a mountain it is an ideal place to pitch your tents and experience outdoors. Apart from being a camping place, it is also the base village for the Kalavantin trek and Prabalgad trek. One will also get to explore beautiful village homes; small farms; dense forests; in and around this hamlet. Prabalmachi camping and trekking transport you to a whole new world of scenic beauty and peace.
  • A little something about Kalavantin Durg, Kalavantin, a 2,250 ft high summit, is a beautiful steep fort that lies to the north of Prablagad, which was initially used as a watchtower. Kalavantin Fort is also renowned as the ‘Climb to Heaven’. You get to witness a wide variety of flora and fauna as you ascend. The mesmerizing scenery from this watchtower gives you a memory to cherish for a lifetime. One remarkable thing about the Kalavantin Durg trek that takes you to the top of the fort is the amazing rock-cut steps that zig-zag their way up to the mountains.

Highlights

Prabalmachi Fireflies Trekking and Camping Details:

Prabalmachi: Thakurwadi acts as a base village in the Prabalmachi trek. The trek is two hours ascend that starts at night from Thakurwadi till Prabalmachi which is approx 2.5 km. Even though it is a night trek, this is an opportunity one cannot miss. The presence of a gazillion brightly colored yellow fireflies glimmering all around you is what makes this night trek to Prabalmachi an enthralling experience. Once you have completed the hike uphill through the wilderness, with fluttering fireflies decorating your path, the overnight camping takes place on a vast meadow of Prabalmachi. Prabalmachi Camping is an exhilarating and fun-filled experience with unexploited nature, inside a blanket beneath the star-studded sky and in the midst of a forest full of glowing fireflies.

  • Overview Region: Sahyadris
  • Elevation: 1500 feet above mean sea level (approx)
  • Grade: Easy
  • Base camp: Thakurwadi village
  • Best time to visit for fireflies: Premonsoon and monsoon | May to September

Kalavantin Durg: After having spent a memorable and beautiful night at Prabalmachi many trekking enthusiasts wish to ascend the majestic fort of Kalavantin Durg. If you wish to witness mesmerizing sunrise view and the immense beauty of Kalavantin Fort that awaits atop you should start your climb early in the morning. The trek to this adrenaline-sparking Kalavantin fort can take about three hours. After having enjoyed the panoramic view from the top, start descending towards Prabalmachi. You can have breakfast or lunch here and continue the descent back to the base village-Thakurwadi.

While in the peaceful surroundings of Prabalmachi and Kalavantin Durg, brace yourself for an amazing trek and enjoy the journey!

  • Overview About Type: Hill
  • Fort Region: Sahyadris
  • Elevation: 2300 feet (701 m) above mean sea level (approx)
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Grade: Medium
  • Base camp: Thakurwadi village
  • Best time to visit: Throughout the year | Preferably - Winter

Private Vehicle

Tents

Breakfast, Dinner

MUMBAI / PUNE (Panvel To Panvel) 

DAY 1:

  • 04:00 PM: Reach Panvel Railway station and report to the trek leaders at Ticket Counter
  • 04:30 PM: Start Journey with Private Vehicle Towards the Base Village of Thakhurwadi.
  • 05:30 PM: Reach Thakurwadi base of Prabalmachi. Introduction session.
  • 06:30 PM: Start trek towards Prabalmachi. Enjoy the mesmerizing view of fireflies on the Trail.
  • 08:00 PM: Reach Prabalmachi,  Briefing session and Tent allotment, by Trek leaders.
  • 09:00 PM: Have Dinner and enjoy an overnight camping stay with Bornfire and Group games with a view of the stars and mountains.

DAY 2

  • 05:00 AM: Wake up call, Get freshen up and Get ready for the Kalavantin trek for those who would like to trek. Others can enjoy their morning at Prabalmachi.
  • 06:00 AM: Start trek towards Kalavantin Durg.
  • 07:30 AM: Reach the Peak. Click the pictures and explore the mesmerizing view.
  • 08:00 Am: Take a Group photo and we start descending towards Prabalmachi. 
  • 09:00 AM: Have Breakfast and Tea.  Relax at Prabalmachi.
  • 10:00 AM: Start Descending to Thakhurwadi (Base Village)
  • 12:00 PM: Reach Thakhurwadi 
  • 12:15 PM: Time to head back to & say goodbye to Prabalmachi.
  • 01:30 PM: Reach Panvel. Adios! Back to the mundane city life. Until next time!

PUNE TO PUNE (With Bus Transportation)

DAY 1:

  • 04:00 PM: Report to the Trek Leaders at Fergusson College Main Gate, FC Road (opposite Starbucks) ( https://goo.gl/maps/53XNsyDPwcSVReZW9 )
  • 04:30 PM: Start Journey with Private Vehicle Towards the Base Village of Thakhurwadi.
  • 07:30 PM: Reach Thakurwadi base of Prabalmachi. Introduction session.
  • 08:00 PM: Start trek towards Prabalmachi. Enjoy the mesmerizing view of fireflies on the Trail.
  • 09:30 PM: Reach Prabalmachi,  Briefing session and Tent allotment, by Trek leaders.
  • 10:30 PM: Have Dinner and enjoy an overnight camping stay with Bornfire and Group games with a view of the stars and mountains.

DAY 2

  • 05:00 AM: Wake up call, Get freshen up and Get ready for the Kalavantin trek for those who would like to trek. Others can enjoy their morning at Prabalmachi.
  • 06:00 AM: Start trek towards Kalavantin Durg.
  • 07:30 AM: Reach the Peak. Click the pictures and explore the mesmerizing view.
  • 08:00 Am: Take a Group photo and we start descending towards Prabalmachi. 
  • 09:00 AM: Have Breakfast and Tea.  Relax at Prabalmachi.
  • 10:00 AM: Start Descending to Thakhurwadi (Base Village)
  • 12:00 PM: Reach Thakhurwadi 
  • 12:15 PM: Time to head back to & say goodbye to Prabalmachi. We will take a Hault for Lunch.
  • 04:00 PM: Reach Pune. Adios! Back to the mundane city life. Until next time!

Reporting Point :

  • Panvel: 04:00 PM on Saturday at Panvel Station Ticket Counter.
  • Pune: 04:00 PM on Saturday at Panvel Station Ticket Counter.

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Inclusions

  • Travel from Panvel Station by Private Bus/Cab/Jeep
  • Pune to Pune transportation by Bus
  • Meals: Day 1 Dinner, Day 2 Breakfast
  • Tent Stay (Triple sharing) without bedding
  • Forest Entry Charges.
  • Experienced Trek Leaders
  • Trek Expertise Charges. 
  • First Aid Charges.

Exclusions

  • 5% Gst
  • Lunch 
  • Bedding inside the tents
  • Travel till pickup points
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
  • Insurance

THINGS TO CARRY

(Highly Required and Mandatory Things)

  • ID proof
  • backpack (waterproof or covered with waterproof cover) 
  • trekking shoes or any sports shoes with a Good grip
  • Trekking pants (compulsory), 2 T-Shirts (Preferably full sleeves or Half T-shirt with sleeves), Raincoat/ waterproof jacket/ windcheater, Handnapkin/Towel, etc
  • Water 2-3 liters.
  • Ready-to-eat food like plum cakes, Dry fruits, dry snacks and biscuits, Chikki, chocolate bars, etc.
  • Torch 
  • Personal Medicines and Personal First aid 

(Required but Optional Things)

  • To change after trekking - Facewash, Extra pants/ shorts, Extra T-shirt, sleeper/ floaters, an extra bag to carry your trekking shoes, innerwear, etc
  • Sweater For bus journey
  • Electoral or Glucose D powder. 
  • Portable Phone Charger, Earphones, etc.
  • Sun protection cap, sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, toothbrush-toothpaste, etc
  • Proper face mask or shield 
  • Sanitizer 
  • Extra Pair of clothes.


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Policy and Terms

  • 100% amount is to be paid in advance to book the trip.
  • If the booking is canceled 10 days or before the event date then 50% of the booking amount will be refunded.
  • No refund if canceled 9 days before the event.
  • No show = No refund.

Terms and Conditions

  • Seats will be reserved only after full payment.
  • Fees paid are non-refundable but transferable on the same event.
  • The complete schedule of the trek will be given later to registered participants
  • Organizers have all the right to modify or change the schedule in case
  • Organizers hold the right to cancel any event and refund with prior notice.
  • We strictly follow a no alcohol, no drugs, and no litter policy.

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