Introduction and Event Summary:
Difficulty Level: Medium – thrilling
Endurance Level: High
Food Arrangement: Food and water is available at Prabal machi
Transport: Limited frequency of ST bus come to here. However one could hire private auto rickshaws
Height of watch tower: 2000 ft approx.
Base Village: Thakurwadi (road ends here)
Region: Panvel - Karjat
Route from Pune: Pune - Lonavala - Panvel - Kalavanti durg
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Panvel - Kalavanti durg
Distance from Mumbai: 80 km approx.
Distance from Pune: 145 km approx.
Total time required for climbing: 75 minutes to climb till Prabal machi then 2 hours till Kalavanti top.
Total distance for climbing: 8 km one way
Minimum participants required: 5
Duration: 1 day trek
Cost: Rs 650.00
Kalavanti durg was used as a watch tower and is located right next to Prabhalgad fort on the old Mumbai-Pune route. The beauty of this trek is the amazing rock cut steps that zig-zag their way up the mountain to take you to the top of the fort. One can get a panoramic view from the top, not to mention the thrill of an exposed climb via the stairs.
06:45 Meet at Panvel railway station
07:00 Breakfast at Panvel station
07:45 Depart from Panvel bus depot to Thakurwadi by ST / tumtum
08:25 Thakurwadi base
08:30 Start trek from Thakurwadi to Kalavanti
11:30 Kalavanti durg summit.
12:00 Start descend
13:30 Lunch at Prabal machi
14:00 Start descend down from Prabal machi to Thakurwadi
16:00 Travel to Panvel
17:00 Disperse at Panvel bus depot
Travel from Panvel-Thakurwadi-Panvel by Tumtum / ST, 1 veg breakfast, 1 veg Lunch
Expertise and TreksandTrails, India charges if any.
All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered. Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc. 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 road blocks, bad weather.
What's in it for me?
- Offbeat trek
Missing any items from the recommended things to carry?
Call us and we shall help you in getting the best cameras, zoom lenses, telephoto lenses on hire (hire charges to be paid by the participants separately).
Things to carry
Haversack to keep hands free while walking. Water 3lts. Extra pair of clothes. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Electoral or GluconD powder. Personal medicines. Sun protection cap, googles, some ready to eat food like plumb cake, biscuit, fruits. Torch with spare set of batteries, Light weight towel. Extra set of clothes. A sweater.
TreksandTrails, India rules:
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please 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.
What to wear for this trek?
Cotton t-shirts, full sleeves recommended. Full length trousers or track pants. Wear dry fit if possible.
50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
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.
We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. 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. Note, this trek route does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.