Fireflies Night Trek to Prabalmachi

Prabalgad Fire Flies


About Prabalmachi 

Prabalmachi Located near Shedung Phata is the base village for two famous treks Kalavantin Durg and Prabalgad. Prabalmachi Village offers basic camping comforts for enthusiast with great views. You can see Karnala Fort , Panvel City , Matheran , Irshalgad , Morbe Dam from Prabalmachi and by climbing near by forts. It is very popular trekking destination near Navi Mumbai. Lush green forest and excellent trekking opportunity are available around Prabalmachi. Locals take outmost care of campers by providing homestay or tents with home cooked food.


Who are these beautiful Fireflies ?

Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that helps to create light.


Batches for Trek to Prabalmachi

  • 16th 17th June 2018 - registration closed 

Event Details

Fireflies Night Trek to Prabalmachi Event Details

  • Prabalmachi night trek difficulty level: Medium.
  • Region: Panvel
  • Total time required for climbing: Maximum 2.5 hrs from Thakurwadi.
  • Duration: 1 day and 1 night.
  • Base Village Prabalmachi 
  • Prabalgad fort height: 2300 ft. (approx)
  • Cost: Rs 1300.


Event Itinerary

Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek Event Itinerary 


Train Timings

16:35 CSMT

17:04 Kurla

17:24 Vashi

17:33 Nerul

17:55 Panvel


Day 1 - Saturday

18:00 Assemble outside of Panvel Railway Station.

18:15 Move towards base village Thakurwadi by tumtum or local vehicle

19:00 Reach Thakurwadi and ascend to Prabalmachi.

Enjoy fireflies while ascending.

22:00 Reach Prabalmachi village and dinner.

After dinner go for fireflies walk around village.


Day 2 - Sunday

05:30 Wake up and freshen up.

06:00 View sunrise

06:30 Breakfast

07:30 Descend to Thakurwadi.

10:00 Reach at Thakurwadi and move toward Panvel.

11:00 Reach Panvel railway station


Cost Includes

  • Transportation from Panvel to Base village to Panvel by local vehicle.
  • 1 veg dinner and 1 veg breakfast.
  • Accommodation on sharing Basis.
  • Guide & expertise charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Travel cost from Mumbai to Panvel and back.
  • Travel from Pune to Panvel and back.
  • 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.


  • People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience.
  • Missing the train is missing Fireflies Night Trek to Prabalmachi, no refund will be provided.


How to Register

Batches for Trek to Prabalmachi

Registration closed - 16th 17th June 2018 - Buy Ticket - 

For Registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 1300.00 per person in the given a/c


Account Name - Treks and Trails 

Bank Name - Axis Bank

Account Number - 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code - UTIB0000695

Account Type - Current Account


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Please Call or email for any clarification: 

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai mobile / Whatsapp - 8828746865 / 8828004949 


Cancellation Policy - Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek

  • 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.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.


Things to Carry

Thing to carry

  • 2/3 liters of water.
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
  • Good Torch must with extra battery.
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek.
  • Sleeping material. (Sleeping bag or 2 bedsheets).
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters.
  • Extra pair of clothes.
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
  • Identity Proof.
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.
  • Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.
  • Double pack your valuables / phones in plastic bags.
  • Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet.


FAQ Fireflies Night Trek to Prabalmachi

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Can we drive till Thakurwadi?



2. Distance from Mumbai to Thakurwadi?

Two hours drive from Mumbai 55 km approx.


 3. Distance from Pune to Thakurwadi?

Three hours drive from Pune - 125 km approx.


4. Number of days required for this event?

One day and one night.


5. Is there food available on Prabalmachi?



6. How much time required to climb Prabalmachi?

2.5-3 hours (one way)


7. Where can we park our cars?

Base Village at your own risk.


8. Is there any parking charge?



9. Do Single travellers female sign up for these events?

We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events.

Many Single Travelling Female join our events.


10. Are Kids allowed on treks?

Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only.


11. What type of food will be provided?

Only Veg local home cooked food is available.


12. Phone Connectivity?

Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular service.


13. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?

Cash payment is not accepted.


Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS /  Payment   Gateway.

On the spot payment not accepted.

We need to book in advance bus / jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is must.


14. Will I get bottled water?

Normal well water shall be provided.


15. Can I charge my phone?

No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required.


16. How is the weather now?

Summer Temperature Night 20oC - Day 39°C approx.

Monsoon it rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets


17. Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

NO. People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis.


18. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speaker?

Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay.


19. How do I make payment?

You can pay online on our website in how to register tabs.


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