Trek To Vikatgad
Trekking near Mumbai to Peb Fort or Vikatgad around 4 km from Neral Station a very enjoyable trek passing through a local village, this trek offers all ladders, rock patches, caves, dense forest, ridge walking. Trek can be combined with Matheran visit or you can trek till Panorama point Matheran till here. Excellent for new trekkers a village guide or guided tour will make the trek more enjoyable.
Peb Fort History:
It is assumed that this fort derived its name Peb from the 'Goddess Pebi' at the base of the fort. Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.
The cave on the fort is occupied by disciples of Swami Samarth, a great saint. They have contributed a lot to development on this fort from last ten years. They have managed successfully to keep the cave and the fort clean, and maintained the dignity of the fort. Near to this cave are meditation caverns, which are underground. These caverns are still in good condition. One has to crawl into these and only one man can enter at one time. In monsoon two of these are filled with water. On the top we can go by climbing the wall of the fort. On the top we can see some remnants. The main attraction here is the bastion on the topmost part. This faces the mountain of Matheran. Here we can clearly see the ridge connecting mountains of Matheran and Peb. When we stand here we feel to be at the top of the world.
On the other side of the fort is a temple of a deity. Here is a big cistern. The disciples are constructing a good temple here. We can reside here for some time. Surrounding scenery looks marvelous from the cave in the monsoon. From here we also see the pinnacles of Navara-Navari, Bhatoba and Irshaal, along with forts of Chanderi, Prabalgad and Malanggad and also Nakhind. This trekking is pleasant in all seasons.
06:24 am Dadar
06:49 am Thane
07:49 am Neral
08:00 am Gather outside the Neral station.(our trek leader would be waiting for you all.)
08:15 am Time to grab some healthy breakfast.
09:00 am Leave for the starting point.
09:30 am Buckel up your shoes to start the trek.
12:30 pm Reach the top and have your lunch.
Capture some pictures to store it as memory.
01:30 pm Its time to start the descend.
04:00 pm Reach the station. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)
Breakfast & Lunch.
Safety & First Aid.
Experienced Bhatakna Representatives.
EXTRA MEALS COLD DRINKS.
ANYTHING NOT MENTIONED ABOVE. CONFIRMATION ONLY AFTER FULL PAYMENT ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.
SO PLEASE REGISTER AT EARLIEST AND BOOK YOUR TENTS IN ADVANCE!
BOOKING IS NON REFUNDABLE.
NOTE ENTRY WILL BE CONFIRMED ONLY AFTER THE FULL PAYMENT.
Things to carry : Id Proof Compulsory
2. Electral Powder / Energy bars / Dry Snacks (dry fruits. biscuits, plum cakes etc).
3. Good grip quality trekking shoes Must (Please check soles of your shoes and get them stitched if necessary).
4. Personal Medication / First Aid kit
5 Toiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper etc.).
6. Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent etc. (as per season)
7. Proper Backpack to carry all these things (No handbags, duffle bag or jholas)
8. Camera (Optional)
9. Rainwear (Jacket / Ponchos ) or Winter wear (Jackets, warmers or sweaters) (as per season).
10. Carry your own glass, bowl, spoon and plate (if necessary)
11. Extra Pair of Clothes (as per schedule)
12. Sleeping bag / mat / bedsheet (as per schedule)
13. Slippers (optional at the end of day / trek so that your feet can relax)
Trek Leader Decision will be final. No argument will be entrained.
Weekends Hub reserved the right to change/deviate/cancel the plan without any prior notice.
Participants Safety is the prime concern for us and will not compromise for the same.
Registration Form should be filled up after the registration is done, so we will have the emergency contact database.
Weekends Hub is not Responsible for any baggage or personal belonging loss/damage and participant are responsible for the same.
CST, Fort, Mumbai