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The Best Trek in Monsoon - Peb fort (Vikatgad)

Peb fort, also known as Vikatgad is situated at a distance of 3-4 km on west side of Neral. This is the most beautiful one-day trek near Mumbai, especially in monsoon. To avoid crowd at hill stations like Matheran, nature lovers must visit this fort. The fort derives it name from the Goddess ‘Pebi’; The fort is also named as ‘VikatGad’ for its supposed shape of the Elephant Headed God, ‘Ganesh’. Historical references clearly indicate that Shivaji Maharaj used the caves on the fort as silos for grain storage.

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Trip Date: 3rd July 2016
Trek Cost: Rs.499/-
For backpacker Club Members: Rs. 449/-  Click here for Backpacker Club Member Details

Group Size: 20 Guests (Maximum)

 To register, get in touch with us on:
Dimesh Patel: (+91) – 887 994 1420
Whatsapp: 9892974968

Registration will be confirmed on receipt of full payment.

You need to deposit Full amount (No Cash Deposit) in following Account:
Bank Name: Corporation Bank 
Branch: Yogi Nagar (0648)
Account Holders name:
 Backpack Holidays 
Account Number: 064800201100166
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Board the first fast local for Karjat & Alight at Neral, the timings for the same are given below:
CSTM – 06.16, Byculla – 06.23, Dadar – 06.30, Kurla – 06.37, Ghatkopar – 06.41, Thane – 06.56, Dombivali – 07.08, Kalyan – 07.16
  • Train from Dadar to Neral (~1.75hrs)
  • Introductions & Instructions (~0.5hrs)
  • Breakfast & Snacks (~0.5hrs)
  • Hike to Peb (~3.5hrs)
  • Explore & Enjoy the panoramic & expansive view
  • Lunch 
  • Walk towards Dasturi naka
  • Take transport back to Neral station
  • Arrive in Mumbai/Dadar by 8.00PM
 Cost Includes:
  • Breakfast & Refreshments
  • Travel from Dasturi naka to Neral station
  • Expertise & Guide charges
Cost Excludes:
  • Packaged Water, Cold Drinks, etc
  • Anything other than that mentioned in the inclusions above
Important Notes:
  • The Trek is graded as Easy because there are no exposed patches or technical climbs involved; The Endurance level is Medium as the trek takes a good 3.5hrs to get to Matheran
  • The hike up from Neral to Peb passes through a mix of forest cover & open patches. The trek is gradual with a few steep patches towards the end.
  • Full Clothes (Track Pants & Full Sleeve T-Shirts) are advised to prevent cuts/bruises during the hike & also protects the skin from insects.
  • Shoes are advised as it is better to have completely covered feet. Extra Chappals/Floaters would be a good idea to change into post Trek OR as a backup in case the Shoes give up (Sports Shoes Tend to Open Up).
  • Cap/Hat advised to factor for sunny spells.
  • A windcheater or Poncho would be advisable to factor for Rain.
  • All belongings to be packed in Polythene before putting them in the Rucksack.
  • Atleast 2 Liters of Water is Compulsory as there is no water source along the trekking route.
  • Carrying an Extra set of clothes would be advisable to change into once the trek is over.
  • No Washroom/Changing facility is available on the trek
  • Washroom would only be available at Railway Station/Bus Stand/Restaurant in Matheran
 Our Belief System:

  • Possession and/or consumption of Alcohol will not be permitted & flouting of this basic rule will lead to immediate expulsion from the group.
  • Smoking will only be permitted after consultation with the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke. Smoking will only be permitted while we stop at a clearing and not otherwise.
  • The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
  • Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
  • Please do not wear any jewelry or gold chains/rings.
  • Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “Leave only footprints, Take back only memories”
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