Kalavatin Fort- One Day Trek

Charges 800/- per person. Join Mumbai's renowned trekking team Mischief Treks for an amazing experience at "Kalavantin". This Trekking event is safe and suitable for girls, women, kids, families, groups, and solo travelers coming alone. It is a Moderate-grade trek/trail near Mumbai/Pune/Nashik. Pickup and drop facility is available from Mumbai - Borivali, Goregaon, Andheri, Bandra, Sion, Chembur, Vashi and Khargar, and Kalamboli.

Kalavntin Fort Trek - thrilling trek for this monsoon

Kalavantin fort is located at a height of 2330 ft ASL, adjacent to Prabalgad and can be seen from the Mumbai- Pune Expressway. The view of the city from the top is absolutely stunning. You can also locate Matheran, Irshalgad, Shrimallang, Chanderi, Karnala, Manikgad, and the adjacent Prabalgad from the top. If you have not yet experienced climbing on rock-cut stairs that face the valley, with zero support, then this ones for you. Kalvantin trek is bliss during Monsoons. Confront your wilder side and jump in with Mischief Treks on our intoxicating weekend escape.

  • Venue: Mumbai - Kalvantin - Mumbai

  • Address: Panvel, Maharashtra.

  • Category: Weekend getaway. Easy level trek/hike suitable for beginners.

  • Duration: One day trek

  • Height: 710 Meters / 2330 feet

  • Base Village: Thakurwadi

  • Batch Size: 25 Participants only
    (We do not take a crowd of 80-100 people on treks, it's against our safety policy.)

  • Fees: β‚Ή750.00 per participant.
    (website booking discount)
    Rs.1100 750/- per person participants need to reach the base village in their own vehicle.
    Rs.1400 1200/- per person with a pickup and drop from Mumbai

Kalavantin Fort Trek Dates:

⚠️ Booking closes once seats are sold out, book well in advance to avoid missing out on the slots.

Kalavantin Fort - Major attractions:

  • The thrill of walking through Lush green forest

  • View the early morning from the top.

  • A near-vertical stairway to the pinnacle

  • The mesmerizing view of Irshalgad, Shrimallang, Chanderi, Karnala, Manikgad, and the adjacent Prabalgad from the top.

  • One gets to experience trekking through the uneven trail, thick vegetation, and the thrill of reaching the top

  • Photography - be ready to get clicked.

  • All the "Masti" which is a USP of Mischief Treks.

So, unleash your wild side and get going.

Click Here to view Photo Album of out earlier Kalavantin Trek : https://photos.app.goo.gl/ANTLHDRsnctJB6wq9

Detailed Itinerary - Kalavantin Fort Trek

Meeting Point: SNGP Gate, Borivali.
Three hours prior to the event date and time, we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination purposes.
Exact GPS locations for each pickup point, coordinator contact, Live location of bus etc will be shared in the group.

Pickup locations and timings for Kalavantin Fort Trek
05.45am: 🚐 Borivli - SGNP Gate
05:55am : 🚐 Goregaon - Pathanwadi Oberoi Mall
06:05am : 🚐 Andheri - Start of andheri flyover
06:20 am : 🚐 Bandra - Kala Nagar
06:30 am : 🚐 Sion - Station gate
06:50 am : 🚐 Chembur - Ch.Shivaji Statue
07:10 am : 🚐 Vashi - Opp. Central Mall
07:20 am : 🚐 Kharghar - Hotel 3 star
07:30 am : 🚐 Kalamboli McDonalds
Those coming by own vehicle need to reach at the meeting point Kalamboli, before 7.25am and follow our vehicles till trek location.

Plan for the Day

  • Reach base village approximately by 8:30 am

  • Start ascend by 08:45 am and reach Prabalmachi (Plateau) by 9.45 am and have breakfast

  • Start second leg of the ascend and trek to the top by 11:00 am

  • Rest and enjoy the skyline and mesmerizing view from the top of Kalavantin fort

  • Start descend by 12:00 pm

  • Reach Prabalmachi by 01:00 pm. Refresh, have lunch and start further descend by 03:00 pm

  • Descend back to base by 05:00 PM

  • Start return journey to Mumbai

  • Reach Mumbai tentatively by 07:30 pm depending on traffic conditions.

Kalavantin trek fees include

  • Pickup and drop from Mumbai ( If opted for )

  • Lunch (pure veg)

  • Breakfast and Tea

  • Govt / Local Body Charges as applicable

  • Trek expertise charges

  • Basic First Aid

Exclusions

  • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.

  • Any emergency evacuations/rescue (if required)

  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned above.

Things to carry for Kalavantin Fort Trek

  1. Identity proof.

  2. Good and reliable trekking shoes and extra pair of floaters.

  3. Water (minimum 2 Ltrs) Compulsory.

  4. Torch with extra batteries - do not depend on the phone.

  5. Keep your phone fully charged.

  6. Mosquito repellent (optional)

  7. Some ready-to-eat food like biscuits, plum cake, etc to keep your tummy happy.

  8. Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder (We will have a basic first aid kit with us).

  9. A haversack to put all your things. Your hands need to be free while trekking.

You should not carry:

  • Jholas/sling bag.

  • Do not wear sandals, floater, chappal, or ballerinas.

  • Please avoid wearing Jewelry.

  • Alcohol or any narcotic substance.

Caution:

  • Avoid wearing jewelry.

  • Consumption of alcohol or any narcotic substance is strictly prohibited.

  • Wear full clothes and do not use deodorant or perfume

  • IMPORTANT: Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and before booking you have gone through all the details, FAQ, Points to note, and Disclaimer.

Points to Note and FAQ's

Following are the frequently asked questions regarding Kalavantin Fort Trek

Q: I have booked/paid for the Kalavantin trek, is my booking confirmed ?

Ans. No ! , your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details atleast 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of emergency, and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent along the ticket confirmation email. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. How do I get all the details about this trek like charges, meeting time, pickup time and location, inclusion, exclusion, things to carry etc? Can someone read out the details mentioned on this page for me on a phone call?

Ans. All the details are mentioned on this page itself, once you scroll up you will all info on your screen. Sorry we do not verbally provide details on phone as it usually creates lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication. Also, its extremely important to read and understand all the details before you book the event so that you have absolute clarity. If something mentioned on this page is confusing , you can get clarity on chat by clicking on chat with us button on top. To discuss things that are not mentioned on this website we can arrange a callback from one of our trek leaders.

Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?

Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. You will not be allowed to participate in the event.

Q. If I have opted for "with transport", which vehicle will be provided?

Ans. Transport from Mumbai is generally provided by bus. The bus capacity varies with reference to participant count. 17 seater, 26 Seater, 32 seater etc .. , if the participant count is low we may opt for Qualis/Sumo/ Tavera for transport

Q. Does the cancellation policy/rescheduling policy apply to me if I book on event day or last day?

Ans: Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request sent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant.

Q. What is the basis of cancellation/reschedule policy in case of medical or personal emergency of participant or organizing team?

Ans: The cancellation policy is based on fairness towards the participant and the organizing team. In case of medical/personal emergency, the loss arising out of cancellation/reschedule will be borne by the respective person. i.e. if the organizing team faces an emergency situation and the event gets canceled, the participant will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if the participant faces an emergency situation, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss. The cancellation policy is designed with a completely unbiased approach towards the participant and organizing team and is aimed at fairness towards both.

Q. What if there is an issue with transport, i.e. the bus breaks down, AC is not working, tyre gets punctured? will we get a refund?

Ans. Mischief Treks as a team conducts treks only. All the support functions like transport, food etc are sourced from various other vendors to help the participants have it streamlined. Equipment failure can happen any time with any piece of machinery and we can try to get a replacement/repair from the vendor. This may consume time and the trek leader may decide to continue the trek as deemed fit to get the event completed. We as well as the participants have to bare with it. There are no refunds possible in such case. The Trek leader's decision to terminate the trek or continue the trek with available resources will be final and binding.

Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach for Kalavantin trek?

Ans. You need to reach Kalamboli pickup point at scheduled meeting time. This is where we will be meeting , from here you can follow our vehicles. You will be given exact coordinated after you finish booking formalities.

Q. Is Kalavantin trek safe for solo participants?

Ans. Yes, mostly 30% of participants come up solo and blend in.

Q. Is Kalavantin trek safe for girls / women ?

Ans. Apart from standard risks involved in any outdoor activity, Mischief Treks has a track record of making our events extremely safe for females and especially males. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females.

Q. How long is the Kalavantin trek?

Ans. Normally it takes three hours to ascend and two hours to descend.

Q. Whats included in meals at Kalavantin trek?

Ans. Generally the breakfast consists of Poha and tea. The lunch is veg thali. Its local village home cooked food and if you are cranky about food and expect food from restaurant , cafe of hotels, we request you to bring your own food as this is a trekking event and food is not the focus here.

Q. Is Jain food available at Kalavantin trek?

Ans. Preparing separate food may not be possible at certain situations. We can try to provide Jain food but cannot assure it.

Q. Is washroom available at Kalavantin trek?

Ans. Before the trek starts there is a washroom at base. During the trek on the mountains there are no washrooms available.

Q. Is there a place to change clothes at Kalavantin trek?

Ans. although clothes can be changed in washrooms at base, but during all our previous batches people preferred to change clothes in bus by putting up blinds on windows of the bus.

Q. Can we pay in cash or instalment for Kalavantin trek?

Ans. Sorry we do not accept cash payments. For instalment scheme you will have to pay one-time processing fee of Rs.500 per person in addition to trek charges.

Q. What is the last date of booking for Kalavantin trek?

Ans. Bookings close once the tickets are sold out. Ideally you need to book atleast 2-3 days in advance.

Q. How many people will be in our group for Kalavantin trek?

Ans. Actual count depends on number of people booking/cancelling the tickets. Generally the batch size is approximately 15-20 participants. We do not overcrowd our group.

Q. How should I book the Kalavantin trek?

Ans. All you have to do is press the "Book tickets" button on this page and follow the instructions.

Q. How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point for Kalavantin trek?

Ans. We will be creating a whatsapp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc.. This whatsapp group will be created 8 to 16 hours prior to the scheduled time of the event.

Cancellation, Rescheduling & Refund Policy.

  • 90% will be refunded if canceled 15 days (360+ hrs) in advance.

  • 75% will be refunded if canceled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.

  • 50% will be refunded if canceled 05 days (120+ hrs) in advance.

  • 0% refund if canceled in less than 05 days (120 hours) of the event date and time.

  • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, does not reach the meeting point on the scheduled date and time.

If the event itself gets canceled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for 100% refund. If you need to cancel your current booking and/or reschedule your booking to any other date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 120 hours prior to the trek. From 0hrs - 120 hours prior to trek date and time, free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours of event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek in the last 5days. The basis of the cancelation policy is to protect the participant and the organizers from undue financial losses arising out of unforeseen situations. If the event gets canceled due to the medical/personal emergency of the organising team member, the participants will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if there is a medical/personal emergency at the participant's end, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss.