WSR Monsoon Trek to Peb (Vikatgad) Fort on 11th August 2019

 

Short Info:

Type: Hill Fort

Height: 2100 Feet above MSL (Approx)

Grade: Medium

District: Raigad

Region: Karjat

Base Village: Neral

Cost: 550/- Per Person

500/- WSR Members

Trek Lead: Deepak  / Tanmay

 

About:

Located in the same mountain range as Matheran, Peb fort is an enjoyable trek for a day’s outing.

The fort derives its 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 Swami 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 Swami 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.

 

The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below:

We will be starting with the CST – Karjat Fast Local (Time table given below)

People may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second boggy from CST side)

Train Timing

CST – Karjat Fast Local (Diva Halt)

06:10 am, CST

06:18 am, Byculla

06:24 am, Dadar

06:31 am, Kurla

06:35 am, Ghatkopar

06:49 am, Thane

07:02 am, Dombivli

07:13 am, Kalyan

07:49 am, Neral

 

Meeting point for Pune people: Neral Station at 8.00 am on West side ticket counter.

Breakfast at Neral

Start trek at around 9:00 am.

Reach Vikatgad Fort by 12:30 pm

Have Lunch @ Vikatgad Fort.

Leave for Matheran by 2 pm

Reach Matheran by 5 pm and proceed towards Dasturi Naka.

Take Taxi till Neral Station

Reach Neral Station by 6 pm.

Evening Refreshment @ Neral.

Catch the train from Neral.

Reach Dadar by 9.30 pm – 10 pm

Members are requested to take return ticket till Neral by their own.

Board the second last compartment which is the second one from CST side. Everybody will board the same local and we meet in the train itself

 

Includes:

Transportation from Matheran to Neral

Breakfast and Evening refreshments.

WSR Expertise Charges

 

Excludes:

Any kind of Insurance

Lunch for the day

Train Tickets

Anything which is not mentioned in Includes.

 

Things to be carried: 

Identity proof (Must)

A bottle of water (atleast 3 Liters) must

Lunch for the day

1 torch (a must) with spare batteries (a must)

Rain cheater

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

Bunch of Papers, Camera, Cap etc.

Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)

A good trekking shoes, extra pair of floaters.

A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

 

Registration accepted only through 100% Advance payment of Rs. 550/- (Non-refundable)

Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis.

 

Please read our “Terms & Conditions” before joining for any events.

 

For Registrations call Team WSR:

Deepak: 8830325868 / 9699648235 (What’s App)

Tanmay: 9773691236

If not reachable do sms or whatsapp.

E-mail id: [email protected]

Website: www.wanderingsoulriders.jimdo.com

 

Payment:

One needs to pay 100% advance at the time of booking.

Account No: 029101300001801

Name: Swarnalata D Jat.

IFS code: PMCB0000029

Type: Saving

Bank Name: PMC Bank

Branch: Ambernath (w)

Once payment is done, please send an email to [email protected] with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

1. If cancellation done prior to 10 days of outing 75% will be refunded.

2. If done prior to 5 days of outing 50% will be refunded

3. After that no refund will be provided.

 

Medical Disclaimer:

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.

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