Brief Introduction about Prabalgad / Kalwantin Durg: -
Height: 2300 ft
Grade: Prabalgad Easy ... Kalwantin TOUGH kalavantin there is 1 tough patch trekking experience at least 3 treks except lohagad
Time: ~ 3 hrs from Thakurwadi, Base Village
Location: Prabalgad is a fort located near Panvel..
Date of trek is 2ndof august (2/8/08)
meeting point : panvel railway station 6.30 am sharp
we will wait only 10 min for latecomers
Fort Prabalgad is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road. Can see it frm 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 Historical references indicate that Freedom fighter Umaji Naik made a stay here in 1826.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 abt the timing ...its sharp 7 am ...
Get down @ last stop ...
Trek Details: -
08:00 Hrs --- Move 2wards 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 r gng to scale them ...
just check da following link abt Kalwantin ...
16:30 Hrs --- @ Descend from Kalwantin
18:00 Hrs --- @ Thakurwadi ...
The Estimated initial expenditure is about Rs. 100 / -
tha includes tea, break fast, travelling from panvel to panvel by bus or ric agin evening tea & breakfast
trekking experience atleast 3 treks except lohagad
interested candidate can call me
Mangesh halbe -9766131763
The things one needs to carry are:
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. Lunch for the day.
3. Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry.
4. wincheater and an extra pair of clothes (and socks).
5. Camera (Optional)
plz check this view of kalavantin from prabalgad