Prabalmachi is an unseen offbeat village en-route of Kalavantin & Prabalgad Trek, its name itself indicates its huge plateau & offering a magnificent view of Prabalgad Fort & Kalavantin Pinnacle. Prabalgad Fort is located in between Matheran and Panvel in Raigad District in Maharashtra State. The structure is built at a height of 2300 feet in the Sahyadris Mountain Range. Prabalgad Fort is settled on a top of a plateau. Prabalgad consists of a sister fort which is named as Irshalgad Fort. It is situated in the vicinity of the main fort. Irshalgad is comparatively smaller in area. However, there is numerous water reservoir that was cut from the rock. It is a huge Plateau provides one of the best locations for camping.
About Fireflies: Fireflies belong to the family of beetles, and not flies as they are commonly mistaken for. These nocturnal winged beetles use bioluminescence, a chemical reaction when oxygen combines with luciferin, which is present in the lower abdomen of the insect to produce light. All fireflies glow as larvae. Bioluminescence serves a different function in the larvae than in adults. It appears to be a warning signal to predators, for, the larvae contain chemicals that are either distasteful or toxic. The adult male beetles use light to primarily attract their mates. The interested female flashes back from her lower perch and the male flit overhead. What a romantic way of courting! The first few showers of monsoon are the best time to witness the fireflies since this is the time best fit for fireflies to start darting around. Fireflies cannot tolerate heavy raindrops and die. So, make sure you get to witness these lightning bugs with us.
Best suited for groups, solo campers, corporate, couples, families, and pets.
Event: Prabalmachi- A Fireflies Special Event. Region: Panvel. Grade: Easy. Max Altitude: 2320 ft Date: June - 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd. Charges: 1,300/- Per person
Detailed Itinerary :
DAY 1 - Saturday
Meet us at Panvel Railway Station ticket counter by 06:00 pm.
06:15 pm - Move towards Thakurwadi village by private vehicle
07:00 pm - Reach Thakurwadi village and move towards Prabalmachi.
While ascending you will witness thousands of fireflies around you.
09:00 pm - Reach Prabalmachi, Freshen up and have dinner.
After Dinner, we will go for a night walk in the forest.
12:00 pm - After night walk you can laze around as long as you want or chose to sleep.
Stay in Tents/ village home (depending on weather conditions)
DAY 2 - Sunday
05:00 am - Wake up call. Get ready for Kalavantin Pinnacle Trek (Optional).
05:15 am - Start trek towards Kalavantin Pinnacle.
06:15 am - Reach Top and Enjoy Sunrise, Photography, Take rest for some time.
09:00 am - Reach Campsite and have Breakfast.
09:15 am - Descend to the base village Thakurwadi.
Accommodation: Village Homestay (dormitory) / Tents.
Transport: Transportation from Panvel to Base village to Panvel by private vehicle.
Washroom Facility Available.
Travel cost from Mumbai to Panvel and back.
Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption and any kind of personal expenses.
Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.
NOTE: People may board the same train from their respective stations of convenience. Missing the train is missing Fireflies Night Trek to Prabalmachi, no refund will be provided.
Things To Carry:
Identity proof (must)
A haversack / Backpack
Torch with Extra batteries - (Compulsory Per Person)
Water bottle (at least 2 - 3 Litters Compulsory).
Personal Medical Kit
Extra pair of clothes
Double pack your valuables/phones in plastic bags.
Trek in charge's decision will be final and binding.
Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
Under unavoidable situations organizing team reserves all the right to change/deviate/ cancel the plans without prior notice.
Once the booking is confirmed refund will not be possible in any situation until and unless the event gets cancelled by the organiser.
It's important to fill the personal details form 24 hours prior to the event. Non-submission of the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided.
The personal details form will be sent to you via email after making payment for the booking.
Liquor not allowed
Disclaimer The participants who wish to reach the event starting point in their own vehicle have to reach the meeting point at a given time, a post that organisers may go out of network range and won't be able to assist. In such a situation, the organiser shall not be liable for any inconvenience what-so-ever and the participants will be considered as dropouts against which no refund will be made. The organiser reserves the right to make the necessary change in the itinerary at any time before or during the event based on the situation at hand. Trek leaders decision will be final and binding, no arguments will be entertained. During the event, if any participant or group does not follow safety instructions and indulges in acts that lead to physical harm, or gets lost in the forest/mountain the organisers will not be held liable for it. Tickets can be cancelled 7 days prior to the event and 90% amount will be refunded. No refund will be made in case a person misses the train/bus mentioned in the itinerary. All participants are deemed to be physically fit for the event. In case a participant decides to drop out during the event he/she has to bear the extra cost of arranging his/her return. This cost will be charged at-actual-basis. If the event gets cancelled due to natural calamities, rains, landslide, snowfall, avalanche only 50% refund will be made. Stay options mentioned in the itinerary are subject to natural conditions i.e tents cant be pitched if rains and/or rain storm is being predicted. In such cases, an attempt will be made to provide shelter for the night. Food during the trekking and camping events is sourced locally from villages and we put in our best efforts to provide the best, participants should acknowledge the fact that remote village people are not trained for catering services and our expectations should be accommodating. MischiefTreks has a reputation of providing a memorable experience for trekkers and adventure lovers our events are not designed for tourists or fussy people. Trekking and Camping belong to the adventure sports industry where the participants are part of a "team" here there are no waiters, caterers, guests/clients.
90% will be refunded if cancelled 60 days in advance. 75% will be refunded if cancelled 50 days in advance. 50% will be refunded if cancelled 40 days in advance. 25% will be refunded if cancelled 30 days in advance. 0% refund if cancelled 0-to-29 days from date of trek.
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