Mumbai Trek list

Trek to Prabalgad & Kalwantin Durg on 8th June 2008

Dear All,

After a long long gap .. I have planned to do a one day trek coming sunday i.e. on 8th June 2008... so finally here one & near one ...

Brief Introduction about Prabalgad / Kalwantin Durg: -

Height: 2300 ft
Grade: Prabalgad Easy ... Kalwantin Medium
Time: ~ 3 hrs from Thakurwadi, Base Village
Location: Prabalgad is a fort located near Panvel..

Fort Prabalgad is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road. Can see it from express highway a V-Shaped one. The Left one is Kalwantin Durg & right side is Prabalgad. But there is a dense forest on the way till the the top of fort Prabal. Historical references indicate that Freedom fighter Umaji Naik made a stay here in 1826.

Journey Details: -

The bus scheduled @ 07:00 hrs from Panvel bus depo that will drop us at Thakurwadi around 07:30 Hrs.
Pls be sure about the timing ...its sharp 7 am ...
Get down @ last stop ...

Trek Details: -

08:00 Hrs --- Move towards Prabalgad fort from Thakurwadi village ...
09:00 Hrs --- @ Thakarwadi ... 1st Halt ... BreakFast Time ...
11:00 Hrs --- on Top of fort ... by taking right side route ... where left side one goes for Kalwantin

I guess 2 hrs for Fort Exploration, Lunch etc. is enough.

We will descend the fort around 13:30 Hrs ...

15:00 Hrs --- @ Thakarwadi
15:45 Hrs --- @ Kalwantin Durg Pinnacle

Kalwantin durg pinnacle is tougher than Prabalgad.
it has some rock cut steps intially. & then few more but mittiwala near the pinnacle ... will be slippery ... but real adventure ...
hopefully we are going to scale them ...
just check da following link about Kalwantin ...

16:30 Hrs --- @ Descend from Kalwantin
18:00 Hrs --- @ Thakurwadi ...

From here we will catch the last Bus for Panvel .. or take a Rick if its available towards Scheduling Fata and henceforth to Panvel

Have Snack / Tea @ Panvel

& then departs for Home ...
The Estimated initial expenditure is about Rs. 100 / -

This includes Panvel to Panvel fare for Bus/ Rick ... Veg Sandwiches as Morning Breakfast, Theplas with Chutni /Chunda as Lunch and Evening Snacks/Tea

Things To Carry: -

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs)

Rain cheater (Optional)

Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

1 torch (if u had any please bring)

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)

Extra Pair of clothes,

A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil : 09869369836