WSR Monsoon Trek to Peb (Vikatgad) Fort on 11th August 2019
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2100 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Base Village: Neral
Cost: 550/- Per Person
500/- WSR Members
Trek Lead: Deepak / Tanmay
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)
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
Transportation from Matheran to Neral
Breakfast and Evening refreshments.
WSR Expertise Charges
Any kind of Insurance
Lunch for the day
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)
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)
If not reachable do sms or whatsapp.
E-mail id: [email protected]
One needs to pay 100% advance at the time of booking.
Account No: 029101300001801
Name: Swarnalata D Jat.
IFS code: PMCB0000029
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.
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.