Night trek to Peb Fort - Vitakgad - 20 Dec 2015

Summary: 
Category: Night Trek 
Level: Medium 
Duration: 1 Night and 1 Day 
Cost: Rs.500.00
About Peb:
Fort Peb, also known as Vikatgad is situated at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day trek near Mumbai, especially in monsoon. To avoid crowd at hill stations like Matheran, nature lovers must visit this fort. The fort derives it 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 Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.
Event Summary: Saturday:
Board the Karjat fast local departing from CST by 16:30 and reach Neral by 18:04 pm. 
Meet the leader and proceed towards Fanaswadi which is the base village for the Vikatgad Trek. 
Start trekking. Reach at the top and rest for the night.
Sunday
Early morning, wake up call. Explore the Fort and enjoy the scenic view from the top. 
Start Descending via Matheran route and reach till dasturi naka. 
Take the cab to Neral. Trek concludes
Inclusions:
Breakfast on Sunday, travel from Matheran roadhead to Nearl on Sunday by shared cab. 
1 veg morning breakfast and guide & expertise charges if any
Exclusions: Dinner for the night on Saturday
Exclusion: Lunch for the day, Emergency Medical evacuations if any required, Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list.
List of things required:
Carry your own personal Haversack and windcheaters to keep hands free. Carry 3 Litres of water to drink. Personal medicines recommended by your family doctor. ***Carry one time meal for the trek. *** Camera (Optional). Electoral or GluconD powder, dry ration such as light snacks & biscuits. Wear good trekking shoes, carry one extra pair of clothes. Sleeping bag, carry matt.
TreksandTrails rules:
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. 
Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding. ***Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer. *** 
TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. 
Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact, send us a text message. 
Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. 
Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags.
Cancellation Policy:
50% will be refunded if cancel request is 3 day or more prior to the event 
No refund if less than 3 days.
Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile: 
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees. 
Wear good trekking shoes. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside. Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition. This trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.
UPCOMING EVENT THIS WEEK

Trek to Kalavantin Durg 20th August 2016 Learn More -
http://ow.ly/3e0a303hjZc

Trek to Rajmachi and Kondane Caves 20th 21st August 2016 Learn More
http://ow.ly/up1Q303hkvi


Summary
Height: 1564 feet
Region: Matheran
Duration: 1 Day
Assembly: Neral Railway station
Contribution: Rs 500.00
About:
Fort Peb is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai - Pune road, at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day trek. But there is a dense forest on the way to the fort Peb. The fort is also named as ‘Vikatgad’. Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.
TreksandTrails recommends travel to Neral by Karjat local by the recommended train timings:
CST 05:18
Dadar 05:36
Thane 06:14
Kalyan 06:46
Neral 07:20
Note:
Participation confirmation only via confirmed bank transfer.
Participation contribution is non refundable and NOT transferable.
Telephonic confirmation required to confirm participation.
Remember if you miss this train you miss the trek. We shall travel together as a group. 
Itinerary:
07:20 Report at Neral railway station
08:00 Introduction, Breakfast in Neral
08:30 Start trek towards Peb Fort,
11:00 Reach on top of Peb Fort.
12:30 Lunch on Peb Fort & explore Fort
14:30 Start descending from fort.
18:00 Reach Neral.
18:00 Disperse at Neral Railway Station.
TreksandTrails recommends things to carry
1. Haversack and sweater/wind cheater to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts.
2. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
3. Camera (Optional), please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at own risk)
4. Electoral or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder.
5. Personal medicines. Please do not carry handbags or jolas for this trek.
6. Good trekking shoes, Extra Pair of Clothes.
7. Please carry your personal tea mugs, spoon and a small Swiss-knife.
***** Carry one time meal (Lunch) for the trek. *****
We shall be in Mumbai around 18:00 Hrs (Subjective) The cost of the Trek will be Rs. 500.00 per person.
This includes Transportation from Matheran road to Neral, light morning breakfast, evening tea, Treks and Trails charges if any. TreksandTrails common info for every trek during monsoon season: - Due to the Monsoon season we recommend you to please take care at every place while walking /climbing / trekking. Rains are expected so please double pack your valuables in plastic bags to save them from getting wet. ***No plastic littering on the way or in hills/mountains. ***
TreksandTrails advisory Note:
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking exploration. Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments. Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking. Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or even local people.
TreksandTrails rules:
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.
5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
6. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at your own risk)
7. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags. Payment made is non refundable and non transferable.
For Registration transfer Rs. 500.00 per person 
Disclosures on medical conditions
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.

Whatsapp Broadcast list regular update 

Step 1 : Save number in your phone book -Treks and Trails Mumbai - 8828004949

Step 2 : Ping us your name and email 

Congratulations you will receive regular event updates now 

Email -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/TreksandTrailsMumbai

Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/TreksandTrails-Mumbai-Meetup/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/treksNtrailsInd

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/treksandtrails/ 

Snap Chat - ttreksandtrail9

Call / Whatsapp Treks and Trails Mumbai - 8828746865 / 8828004949  ( Monday to Saturday - 11 am to 7 pm only )

Surfy Roxxx!