Camping in the Hills – Prabalmachi By Wandering Souls

Prabalmachi is the base village to two of the most popular trekking destinations around Mumbai. It is an ideal place for camping with breathtaking views of the Panvel region and the majestic Kalavantin and Prabalgad.

Our campsite, Prabalmachi village, is located at a height of 1500ft from sea level on the Prabal plateau, a part of western ghats. The peak of Kalavantin Durg is approximately at a height of 1800 ft from sea level. So you need to trek additional 300ft to reach to the peak of Kalavantin Durg next morning if you like.

Come spend your weekend under the starry sky.

Cost: 1250/-

Itinerary

DAY 1 -Saturay

  • 17:00 hrs Meet at Panvel Station
  • 17:30 hrs Move towards Thakurwadi (Base Village) in our transfer vehicle
  • 18:15 hrs Start trek towards Prabalmachi after a brief session
  • 20:00 hrs Reach campsite at Prabalmachi, after a brief introduction have your evening snacks and get ready for tent pitching activity
  • 20:30 hrs Prepare for a night under the sky, have delicious local cuisine for dinner, let the Arijit Singh in you come out, play a few games, share stories (especially ghost stories), make new friends and enjoy the campfire
  • 23:30 hrs Off to the tents for a sound sleep (For those who are very sleepy :P). Day Ends

DAY 2 – Sunday

  • 06:00 hrs Wake up call, get refreshed by a hot cup of tea and breakfast
  • 07:30 hrs Enjoy a beautiful morning among the mountains
  • 08:00 hrs Pack up your bags and get ready to leave the campsite
  • 08:30 hrs Start descend towards Thakurwadi (After a mandatory group pic!!!)
  • 10:00 hrs Reach Thakurwadi, say your goodbyes with a promise to meet again, leave for Panvel in our transfer vehicle. This brings us to the end of our trip, Or rather just the beginning.

 

Inclusions/Exclusion

Inclusions:

  • Panvel to Panvel Transport
  • Evening Snacks and Dinner on Day 1
  • Breakfast on Day 2
  • Accommodation in Tents on Double Sharing basis
  • Expertise and Guide charges
  • Wash Rooms & Changing rooms facilities

Exclusions:

  • Anything other than the above-mentioned things

 

Things to Carry

  • Identity Proof
  • Bottle of Water (at least 2 litres)
  • Ready to eat food like plum cakes, dry fruits etc.
  • Torch
  • Bedsheet / Pull Over / blanket /Sleeping Bag (Carpets would be provided with the tents)
  • Jackets and woollens as it would get cold in the evening and morning.
  • Cap, Camera
  • Good Trekking shoes
  • Personal care stuff, ORS, medicines which you require usually
  • Haversack to put all the things in, please do not carry sling bags or jholas

 

Disclaimer

  • Basic Washroom facility (Indian Toilets) available at campsite, it is camping activity and not a leisure trip so one needs to prepare themselves accordingly
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery
  • A planned activity or programs may be cancelled or revised depending on the weather or any other unavoidable circumstances

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