Fireflies Trek to Prabalmachi
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Spot bioluminescent fireflies, trek to the Prabalmachi, stay in alpine tents pitched at a beautiful campsite and escape into the forests of the Western Ghats. On this fireflies trek to Prabalmachi, you’ll trek through dense wilderness to explore the trees, shrubs and bushes of the Western Ghats. En route, you’ll spot several bright, yellow fireflies that nestle in the monsoon-fed forests of Prabalmachi. A sight to behold, especially in the darkness of the night, these twinkling fireflies will adorn your trail to Prabalmachi. Another highlight of the trip, you’ll come back from an exhilarating trek and have fun with your fellow campers with campfire stories before drifting into sleep inside alpine tents.

    Destination

    Located near the foothills of the Western Ghats, Prabalmachi is a small village in the shadows of two towering peaks of Prabalgad and Kalavantin. The village often serves the base village for trekkers looking to visit the two mountain peaks. Your campsite on this trek will be located on a mountain slope surrounded by dense forests. With views of rolling hills of the Sahyadri ranges, you'll sleep in tents to wake up to a mesmerizing morning sunrise.

    Destination highlights

    • Spot the glowing fireflies on a trek to Prabalmachi.
    • Stay in alpine tents pitched at a picturesque campsite.
    • Make a quick getaway from the city life into the lap of nature.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the tour guide during the fireflies trek to Prabalmachi.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited while camping.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 10 days or more before departure of the Prabalmachi fireflies trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 5-10 days before departure of the Prabalmachi fireflies trek: 50% will be refund.

    For cancellations made 0-5 days before departure of the Prabalmachi fireflies trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are requested to be punctual. Travellers that miss the pick-up due to tardiness will not be eligible for a refund.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the fireflies trek to Prabalmachi to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Panvel railway station by 18:15 hrs
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    Drop off point
    Panvel railway station by 11:00 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Shared vehicles
    Start point
    Thakurwadi
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    End point
    Thakurwadi
    Time of departure
    05:30 AM
    Time of return
    11:00 AM

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  • Day 1 of fireflies trek to Prabalmachi: Spotting fireflies

    Arrive at the Panvel railway station by 18:15 hrs. From Mumbai, you can board the 16:51 hrs fast train from CST to Panvel. From here, you'll board shared, local transport vehicles that will take you to the base village of Thakurwadi. Begin trekking from the village and head towards Prabalmachi. You'll reach your campsite at Prabalmachi by evening and set out for a trek in the surrounding forests. As the sun sets over the horizon in the evening, you'll spot twinkling dim fireflies in the trees and shrubs. By night, you'll return back to the campsite. Overnight at Prabalmachi in tents.

    Day 2 of fireflies trek to Prabalmachi: Return to Mumbai

    Wake up early morning to the peace and quiet of nature. Today, you'll descend back from the campsite to Thakurwadi and board vehicles to Panvel. By 11:00 hrs, you'll reach Panvel railway station, where you can board a train back to Mumbai. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Panvel
    End point
    Prabalmachi
    Day start time
    06:15 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Prabalmachi
    End point
    Panvel
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements from Panvel-Panvel in shared vehicles
    • Accommodation in alpine tents for one night on twin-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping
    • Alpine tents, pillows and blankets
    • Meals consisting of dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2
    • Services of experienced trek leader
    • Permit charges and entry fees
    • Basic first aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel costs between base city and Panvel
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking footwear
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Shirt/t-shirt and track pants
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Denim jeans
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases, trolley bags

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Vehicles for transport from Panvel-Panvel
    • All equipment required for camping
    • Alpine tents, pillows and blankets
    • Basic first aid kit
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of fireflies trek to Prabalmachi: Spotting fireflies

    Overnight at Prabalmachi in tents.

    Your trip begins from Pavel railway station on 18:15 hrs. Travel to the Prabalmachi village will be arranged in shared vehicles. Today's meal package includes dinner served upon reaching Prabalmachi. You will be accommodated in alpine tents on twin-sharing basis. The alpine tents come with bedding and pillows for a restful night's sleep.

    Day 2 of fireflies trek to Prabalmachi: Return to Mumbai

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast with tea before departure to Panvel. You'll arrive at the Panvel railway station by 11:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

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