Event Details: Event Grade: Medium Endurance Level: Medium Height of fort: 2100ft approx. Location: Matheran, Karjat Total time required for climbing: 3 hours of normal climb Duration: 1 Night Cost: Rs.500/-
Event Link: https://www.mumbaipuneadventures.com/destination/peb-vikatgad-night-trekking-near-matheran-mumbai/ About Peb Vikatgad: The fort derives its name from the Goddess ‘Pebi’; Peb is also called ‘Vikatgad’ for its supposed shape of the Elephant Headed God, ‘Ganesh’. The trek to the top involves surmounting a small rock patch and a ladder. The fort is famous for its caves which are maintained by disciples of Swami Samartha and the meditation chambers carved out from the rock inside the mountain. To get inside the meditation chamber, one has to crawl through a narrow passage in the rock and then climb down into the meditation chamber. The chamber is very well maintained with tiles on the floor for people to sit and meditate. The fort also has a temple dedicated to Swami Samartha on the top and has the footwear or ‘Padukas’ worn by the great saint kept on the top. The view of the entire Neral and Karjat region from the top is worth the climb. Another attraction of the trek is the only standing Bastion or Buruj facing the Panorama point of Matheran, the view from here is just too beautiful to describe.
Major Attractions: ● Adventurous night trek ● Thrilling trails into the woods ● Panoramic view of the Matheran and Karjat hills on either sides ● Ladder enroute, which makes the hike easier ● Valley exposure, which gives us an adrenaline rush
Please Note: We’ll be boarding the below train from nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience: Khopoli Fast 10:04 pm CST 10:11 pm Byculla 10:18 pm Dadar 10:26 pm Kurla 10:30 pm Ghatkopar 10:38 pm Bhandup 10:46 pm Thane 10:58 pm Dombivli 11:05 pm Kalyan 11:15 pm Ambernath 11:31 pm Vangani 11:35 pm Shelu 11:39 pm Neral
Meeting Point : Neral Railway Station at 11.40 pm
Itinerary: 11:40 pm Meet-up, freshen up, gear up for the trek 11:50 pm Introduction round and brief on rules and regulations to be followed by everyone on the event 03:00 am Reach Peb Vikatgad, take some rest and then explore the surrounding 06:00 am Sunrise, click pics with the sun rise 06:30 am Post sunrise and after clicking loads of pics, we will move towards our taxi 09:00 am Reach Neral station, freshen-up and have breakfast and tea 10:00 am Take a return train to mumbai 11:30 am Reach Mumbai and bid adieu with a promise to meet soon.
Event Fee: Rs.500/- per person. Payment once done is non-refundable, do check for availability before making a payment.
Includes: The cost per head includes the following. ● Unlimited breakfast in the morning ● Tea in the morning ● Local guidance ● First aid and first responder assistance in case required ● MPA administration charges if any ● Do read our terms and conditions before registration.
Cost Excludes: ● 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.
Things to carry: ● Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc ● 2 Litres of water must ● Good trekking shoes ● Extra pair of clothes, socks optional ● Cap, Camera as Optional ● 1 packet of electrol, enerzal, glucon-D ● Medications if required for individual ● Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible ● And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.