One Day Trek to Peb Fort on Sat 9th Aug 08 Nisarga Bhraman

Hey there Friends,

The rains have come back with a bang after a long break, we at Nisarga Bhraman, have decided to have a One Day trek to Peb fort on 9th August ‘08

Here is some Info about Peb:

Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2100 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Difficulty: Easy
Endurance: Medium
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:
6.40AM (Sharp) on Saturday at Dadar Station (Central) P.F no.4 at the Extreme Thane(North) end WITH ur own Return Ticket till Karjat.
The train is a Karjat Fast leaving CST at 6.50AM; ppl wishing to take the train from any station En-Route can do so.
Missing this train would mean taking the Mum-Pune Deccan Express leaving Dadar at 7.20 from PF.5 on your own.

The itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

Saturday


Meet at 6.40AM Sharp@Dadar

Train journey to Neral(~1.75hrs)

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

Breakfast(~0.25hrs)

Walk from Neral to Base of Peb(~0.75hrs)

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

Break(~0.25hrs)

1st Tower to 2nd Tower(0.5hrs)

Break(~0.25hrs)

2nd Tower to Col between Peb and Nakhind(0.75hrs)

Col to Caves(0.5hrs)

Break for Lunch and Sightseeing(0.5hrs)

Caves to the top of the fort(0.5hrs)

Sightseeing on the fort(1.0hrs)

Once we are done with sightseeing and photography, we will start back for Neral.

We should be back at Neral at 6.30PM(Subjective)


The cost of this trek would be Rs.100/- only and would include:

>Breakfast

>A Memorable trek amidst the lap of nature.


If interested, please contact on the nos. below for registration:

Sameer: 9820972043 (Western)
Parag: 9820973705 (W)
Mandar: 9869269928(Central)


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

To be carried:

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

2. A bottle of water(2.0 Ltrs)

3. Lunch for the day.

4. Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

5. Camera(Optional)

A Few rules that we would like ppl follow:


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.
(Nisarga Bhraman)