Night Trek to Peb fort 26th April 2008

Hey there Friends,

The heat is getting more and more unbearable by the day, but the thirst for treks and the love for the mountains just couldn’t keep us away from coming up with a plan!
We, at Nisarga Bhraman, have decided to have a ‘Nite’ Trek to Peb fort next to Matheran this coming weekend, i.e: 26th April 2008.

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Here is some Info about Peb:


Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2100 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium (3.0 hrs)
District: Raigad
Region: Karjat
Base Village: Neral

Peb
: Located in the same mountain range as Matheran, Peb fort is a enjoyable trek for a days outing.

The fort derives it 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 Swammi 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 ppl to sit and meditate.

The fort also has a temple dedicated to Swammi 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.

Plan:

Rendezvous: 14.40hrs (Sharp) on Saturday, 26th April 08 at Dadar Station (Central) P.F no.4 twds to Extreme Thane(North) end WITH ur own Return Ticket till Karjat.
The train is a Karjat Fast leaving Dadar at 15.00hrs, Halting at Kurla, Ghatkopar, Thane, Dombivali, Kalyan, and all stations there after.

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Sat

Meet at 14.40hrs Sharp@Dadar

Train journey to Neral(~1.5hrs)

Walk from Neral station to Mango Tree(~0.5hrs)

Round of Introductions and Briefing on Rules and Regulations(~0.25hrs)

Walk from Mango Tree to Base of Peb(~0.5hrs)

Trek from Base to 1st Plateau/Electric Tower(~0.5hrs)

Break(~0.15hrs)

1st Plateau/Electric Tower to 2nd Plateau/Electric Tower(~0.5hrs)

Break(~0.15hrs)

2nd Plateau to Col between Peb and Nakhind(~1.0hrs)

Col to Ladder(~0.5hrs)

Ladder to Temple on top of the fort(~0.25hrs)

On getting to the top, we will start preparing dinner and post dinner, head to the top most point on the fort to spend some time under the blanket of stars.

Sun

“Early to bed, Early to rise, maketh a trekker…groggy, soggy, but full of respite!”

Wake up in the morning at 05.00hrs

Finish with Morning chores and Breakfast(~1.5hrs)

Sightseeing atop Peb Fort(~1.5hrs)

Trek back down to Neral(~3.0hrs)

We should be back at Dadar by 14.00hrs(Subjective)

Those interested in having a look at the aerial view of the region can click on this link:

http://wikimapia.org/#lat=19.029868&lon=73.278122&z=15&l=0&m=a&v=2

The cost of this trek would be Rs.120/- only and would include:

Dinner on Sat Nite

Breakfast on Sunday Morning



If interested contact us on the nos given below by Friday evening latest.

Sameer: 9820972043

Rohit: 9820454738

To be carried:

1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking.Pls do not carry sling bags or Jholas.

2. Atleast 1 sets of spare clothes with a towel and napkin.

3. A good torch with 2 spare set of batteries.(COMPULSORY)


4. A sleeping bag/Foam Mat/Blanket to sleep on with a pillow and blanket.

5. Soap and other accompaniments.

6. Optional:Camera & something to munch on.

7. Atleast 2.0 ltrs of water.


8. A plate, spoon and Mug

NOTE: Torch and 2.0 Ltrs of water is an absolute must.



Rules & Regulations:


1. Alcohol will strictly not be permitted on the event. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. No REFUND will be provided.

2. Smoking will only be permitted while we stop at a clearing, after consultation with the ‘Leader’ and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke.

3. The ‘Leader’s’ decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

4. It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group, in the event of any ‘deviation’ by the participant without the consent of the ‘Trek Leader’, he/she/they will be considered as ‘Independent/s’ and will no longer be considered as a part of the group.
In the event of any Mishap/Eventuality, Nisarga Bhraman & its Leaders will not be held responsible.
{Deviation: For E.g.: Participant decides to go sightseeing on his own, decides to stray away from the group, etc}

5. Nisarga Bhraman reserves the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

6. Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

7. Please do not wear any jewelry or gold chains/rings.


Regards,

Rohit Nayak.