Trek to Vikatgad (Peb Fort)

Location
:Vikatgad
Season
:Oct
Duration
:1 Day
Event Type
:Adventure, Experience
Level
:Easy
Start From
:S.P college Tilak road, Pune
Ends
:S.P college Tilak road, Pune

Trek to Vikatgad (Peb Fort)

Vikatgad
1 Day

Event Overview

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.
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Event Details

Schedule

Day 1 - Trek to Vikatgad
  • 05.00 am: Gather at S. P. College Tilak Road. Give attendance to Team
  • 05.30 am: After attendance Depart for Peb fort. Tea & Breakfast on the way.
  • 08.30 am: Reach Neral. Depart by local car towards Water Pipe Railway Station.
  • 09.30 am: After Briefing Start trek towards Peb fort. Collect the pack lunch from Leader. Toilets are not available throughout the Trek.
  • 11.30 am: Reach top of Peb fort. Explore the Peb fort.
  • 01.00 pm: Lunch time.
  • 02.00 pm: Start Descending to the Peb fort.
  • 04.00 pm: Reach at Water Pipe Railway Station & depart for neral by Local car.
  • 05.00 pm: Start return journey from neral towards Pune with happy memories. Evening Tea on the way.
  • 08.30 pm: Reach SP College, Tilak Road via same route.

Meal

Breakfast
Lunch
High Tea

Adventure Activities

Trekking

Amenities

Firstaid
Guide
Transport

Transportation

Private Vehicle

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 05.00 AM Drop Time: 08.30 PM

Things To Carry

  • A Good Quality of Rucksack with all inside luggage packed in a plastic bag.
  • Minimum 3 Ltr. Water.
  • Extra Dress in a plastic Bag.
  • Rainproof / Sun Cap / Warm Wear as per Season.
  • Napkin/ Towel.
  • Glucon – D OR Electrol – Optional
  • Shoes Compulsory in a Good Condition while trekking.
  • Dress Code – T-shirt, Flexible Track pant. (HALF PANT NOT ALLOWED.)
  • Any type of addictions like tobacco, Liquor, etc is strictly not allowed.
  • Personal Medicines, if any.

Policy

Included

  • Transportation by Non AC Private Vehicle (Pune – Neral – Pune).
  • Transportation by Non AC Local Taxi (Neral – Matheran – Neral).
  • Toll, Parking, Permits, etc.
  • Morning Tea, Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Evening Tea.
  • Adventure Experts & Leaders
  • First aid kit.
  • Safety & Tested Equipments.
  • GST

Excluded

  • Cold drinks, Mineral water, Energy Drinks, etc.
  • Private orders of Tea, Breakfast, Meals, etc.
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Any type of Insurance Coverage
  • Medical expenses other than “First aid”.
  • Any other charges not mentioned in “Fees Include“.

Terms & Conditions

During the Camp all the participants should obey all the Instructions and Decisions taken by the authorised representative of Team or Camp Leader. During any type of event, in case of any dispute for whatsoever reasons, the decision of the Camp Leader
Don’t keep valuable things while trekking.
Use plastic carry bags to save your mobile & Wallet.
Avoid Jean pant for inconvenience in Walking / Climbing.
Always keep your Original Photo ID with you.
Follow all the Instructions given by Team
Don’t expect similiar food quality of your home town. Try local food to have some different experience.
Respect the Local Religion & Traditions.
While taking photographs don’t click photo’s of local people without their permission.
Keep Healthy environment & helpful nature while Trekking & at the time of Activity.
Don’t keep anything like mobile, Wallet, Gold ornaments at the time of Adventure Activity.

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