This monsoon, Jack and Hill Adventures wants to take you to one of Maharashtra’s favourite one-day trek, to PEB fort! Peb Fort gets its name from the local goddess 'Pebi'. The fort is also known as 'Vikatgad Fort'. It is one of the many forts near the Matheran range that makes the view from the summit an incredible one, and offers a picturesque view of Malang gad, Tauli Hill and Chanderi fort.
Peb has dramatically sloping sides that are covered in grass during the monsoon season. Charming little trails lead up these slopes, into the misty summit, offering views of the rain clouds coming in from all sides. From the top, you can see far into the distance on a clear day. There are some fairly big streams and pools on your way to the top, so be prepared to get your shoes wet!
About the location : Peb Fort / Vikatgad Fort is a fort located 19 km from Karjat, in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. This fort is in continuation with the Malang gad, Tauli Hill and Chanderi fort of the Matheran Hill Range. The fort was used by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to store food grains and ammunition.
There are also a few more exciting things to pay attention to: the caves that are enroute the summit, meditation chambers and a number of temples too. The fort was visited by Captain Dickinson in 1818.
Difficulty level: -
The difficulty level of this trek is EASY TO MODERATE.
This means the ease of climbing up to the summit is Easy to Moderate, however the duration of the trek is long. Participants must be mentally ready to walk for a few hours.
Uphill is approx 3 to 3.30 hours of trekking while downhill is shorter. There will be stops during the trek for rest and rehydration.
If you haven't been for a trek, you should know that there is a lot of walking. At every summit, you are welcomed by the most majestic views & at the end of every trek, you learn that you are taking back home a lifetime of memories
- Meet at CST Station at 6.20 am
- Catch a Karjat-bound train to Neral
- Reach Neral, and enjoy a quick breakfast
- Board vehicle to base village at 9.30
- Start trek to Peb Fort at 10 am
- Reach summit of Peb Fort
- Explore the topography of the fort
- Begin our trek back through a separate route that bypasses through Matheran
- Reach Matheran entrance and board vehicle to Neral station
- Grab a train to CST reaching Mumbai by late evening
Inclusions: - Guidance by Certified Mountaineers trained at Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering, Jammu & Kashmir.
- First Aid by Certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR), trained by Wilderness Medical Associates International, USA.
- Local transport from Mumbai to summit and back.
- Morning breakfast, high tea and evening snacks
How to pack and prepare:
- Grab a small to medium-sized bag and put in items mentioned in our Essentials list.
The less heavier your bag is, the easier your trek will be.
- 2-3 litres of water
- Snacks and munchies to keep you high on energy - Personal Identification
- Personal medication if any (Please do let us know in advance about medical conditions, if any)
A Sturdy Pair Of Shoes: - This is CRUCIAL as a bad pair could turn your trek into a nightmare. Check your shoes for possible wear and tear.
The Right Clothing: - T-shirt & shorts/full pants are ideal. Ensure that you are comfortable in what you choose to wear and that the material does not restrict your movement while trekking and climbing. Full clothing is recommended.
Evening Tea & Snacks
Trek Gyaan / Attitude: Staying open minded, positive & faithful
A trek in the forest requires for one to stay positive and open minded at all times regardless of the situation. Mind you, this is not a picnic but a trek in the mountains. Mother nature could choose for the weather and environment to be tough or easy on us. However it is important for us to stay grounded and keep our heads over our shoulders, not to panic and to keep confidence in the decision of the trek leaders.
50% Cancellation Fee will apply if your booking is cancelled before 5 days from the day of trip
100% Cancellation Fee will apply if your booking is cancelled within 5 days from the date of trip
To ensure we maintain a high standard of outdoor experiences with sufficient attention to safety, this trip is restricted to a limited group size.
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