A Road Trip to camp under a starry night

A Road Trip to camp under a starry night


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About The Event

Ever felt like leaving it all and running away to the mountains? How about a Quickie Road Trip not so far from Mumbai? Away from the loud crackers and obnoxious Halloween party scenes, away from the pollution? And instead listen to some soothing guitar music, sleep under a billion stars and wake up to fresh cold mountain air! 

We’re thrilled to bring to you a Halloween special Camp night at Prabalmachi on 31st Oct 2016. Expect camp fire, BBQ, acoustic guitar, and of course, Horror Stories!

Prabalmachi is a huge meadow perched on a hilltop which is not too high above the sea level. It’s an ideal setting for camping as it’s got all the basic amenities (washroom etc.). Interestingly, Prabalmachi is also the base village for a popular trek in the area, Kalavantin Durg. Enthusiasts can join us for a morning trek to catch the first sunrise from the top of this geological wonder! 

Drive down from Panvel towards Pune - Panvel bypass and take a left at Shedung. Drive towards Prabalmachi start point. (The place itself is described as Prabalmachi) Park your cars and get ready for an easy hike of 1.5 hour, which then opens up to a huge pasture of green meadow. As we reach the top, the ground dropping cliff unfolds a never ending sea of greenery. 

As the sun sets into the fading horizon, the campfire will fill the darkness; and we will pitch our tents, play games, barbeque, share horror stories and sing away the night. 

Detailed Itinerary:

02:00 PM – Meeting point – Sion Circle
03:00 PM – Meeting point 2 - Kalamboli Mc Donald’s
04:00 PM – Reach at the base village, Introduction session 
04:30 PM – Start hiking through the jungle
06:30 PM – Reach Prabalmachi, have fresh lime juice, explore the place and enjoy the setting sun
07:00 PM – Start pitching tents, collect wood for camp fire
08:00 PM – Enjoy the Barbeque
09:00 PM – Dinner (authentic local food)
10:00 PM – Time for unplugged live music and then Ghost stories
11:30 PM – Get inside your cozy tent and retire for the night.
06:00 AM – Wakeup call and Tea
06:30 AM – Start trek for Kalavantin Durg
08:00 AM – Reach at Top and enjoy the view
10:00 AM – Start descending
11:00 AM – Reach Prabal Machi, Debrief and start descending from there. 
12:30 AM – Reach Base Village and depart.

Dates – 31st October - 1st November 2016
Final Meeting point – Sion Circle, Mumbai
Time – 2:00 PM
Charges – Rs. 1000 per person
Includes – Dinner, breakfast, Barbeque, Camping equipments, Expertise charges
Excludes – Transport, Lunch and other charges not mentioned.
Contact number – 08976949403, 08080479069
Email Id - carvantrips@gmail.com

IMP NOTE – The Idea behind this trip is to encourage people to bring their own vehicle (Be it Car, Bike, Bus, etc.) for a fun ride. But for those who do not have access to a vehicle, please inform us accordingly; we will accommodate the person in another vehicle where there is space. The cost of fuel will be equally divided. 
Or the participant can also arrive directly by local train till Panvel (train chart below) and then we will arrange a Tuk Tuk (Rickshaw cost 100 Rs per person) to the base village of Prabal Machi.

Things to wear:
• Full/ Half sleeve T-shirt with stretchable Gym Pants/ Yoga/ Track pants/ Shorts. Please DO NOT WEAR Denims or formals.
• Trekking/ Hiking shoes (Floaters and Sandals are not allowed) or a comfortable pair of sport shoes with a good grip.

Things to be carried by you:
• Water (2 Litres) Compulsory
• Torch (compulsory) 
• Personal First Aid Kit 
• Jacket/ Sweater/ Blanket for the night
• Cap, goggles, sunscreen etc. 
• Electral powder / Glucon D / Tang
• A backpack to carry everything (No handbags or jholas)
• Personal Sanitary Kit
• Extra Pair of Clothes and socks
• A light pair of slippers in the bag (for post trek)
• Sleeping bag, Mat
• Snacks/ Thepla/ Plum cakes/ Buiscits 

How to reach?
For those coming by their own vehicle – 
We will be travelling together from Sion. However, in case you miss us, here’s the link of the route - https://goo.gl/maps/z2SijCabhus 

For those who do not have vehicle but intend to come in one – 
Please inform us in advance so that we can try to accommodate you into any vehicle available. Please note that this is subjected to availability and we do not guarantee it. 

For those who are coming by local Train – Catch a train CST – Panvel bound train.
Timings mentioned below
01:30 PM – CST
01:50 PM – Vadala Road
02:01 PM – Kurla
02:20 PM – Vashi
02:50 PM – Panvel

Once you reach Panvel, inform us and we will arrange a vehicle (tuk-tuk) for you. Cost for which would be 100rs per person.
For any clarification, feel free to call us.

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