Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek
Panvel, Maharashtra, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Embark on this short trek to Prabalmachi plateau and see the wonderful dance of the fireflies all around you. Far from light pollution, you will get to trek in the forests of Western Ghats and see the magnificent fireflies. You'll spend a night in alpine tents under the starry skies, in the shadow of the imposing peaks of Prabalgad and Kalavanti. You'll also visit the Kalavanti Pinnacle on the second day of the trip, where you will be treated with the gorgeous views of the green Western Ghats.

    Destination

    Prabalmachi is located at the base of the Prabalgad Fort, at the foothills of the Sahyadri Mountain ranges. With a dense forest around, it is a perfect location for spotting fireflies during their mating season. The location is also far from light pollution, which is an added advantage to the firefly spotting.

    Destination highlights

    • Trek through dense forests at night in the company of countless fireflies.
    • Spot thousands of fireflies during your trek.
    • Spend a night at the foothills of the Sahyadri Mountaians under the starry sky.
    • Enjoy the gorgeous view from the top of the Kalavannti Pinnacle.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

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

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Prabalmachi fireflies.

    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 more than 15 days before departure of the Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-10 days before departure of the Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 9-7 days before departure of the Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    No refunds will be given if the trip is cancelled due to weather conditions or any unforeseen conditions.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are requested to be punctual and arrive at the pick-up point of the trek on time.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the Prabalmachi fireflies trek.

    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
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    Drop off point
    Panvel Railway Station
    Mode of transport
    Private shared vehicle
    Start point
    Thakurwadi
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    End point
    Thakurwadi
    Time of departure
    06:00 PM
    Time of return
    12:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    6 hrs
    Total distance covered
    10 kms
    Start point elevation
    32 feet
    Maximum elevation
    2300 feet
    Minimum elevation
    32 feet
    Average per day distance
    5 kms
  • Day 1 of the Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek: Spot the fireflies

    Today, you will report at the Panvel Railway Station at 18:00 hrs, from where you will be transferred to Thakurwadi. From there, you will trek to Prabalmachi and enjoy the lightshow of fireflies as dusk falls. After dinner, you will go on a short hike through the dense forest to see even more fireflies. Overnight in tents at Prabalmachi campsite.

    Day 2 of the Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek: Visit the Kalavantin Pinnacle

    Today, you will begin your day with a trek to Kalavanti Pinnacle. Upon returning, breakfast will be served to you and you will start your descent to Thakurwadi. From there, you will be driven to Panvel Railway Station. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thakurwadi
    End point
    Prabalmachi
    Day start time
    06:00 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

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

      Includes
    • Transportation from Panvel to Thakurwadi and back by private shared vehicle
    • Meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast to Day 2
    • Accommodation in tents/homestay on triple sharing basis
    • All the equipment required for camping, trekking
    • Basic first aid kit
    • Changing rooms
    • Services of experienced guide and trek leader
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Transport from homecity to Panvel
    • Lunch on Day 2
    • Mineral water
    • 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.
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Comfortable, quick try apparel
    • Full trek pants
    • Trekking shoes with good grip
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Sandals/slippers/floaters
    • Any gold jewellery

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All equipment required for camping
    • Transportation in private shared vehicle from Panvel to Thakurwadi and back
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Government issued ID card
    • Water bottle (3 ltrs)
    • Torch with spare batteries
    • Dry snacks like chikki, dry fruits, energy bar, etc.
    • Umbrella, raincoat, poncho or windcheater
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Personal medicines and first aid kit
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek: Spot the fireflies

    Overnight in tents at Prabalmachi campsite.

    Today, only dinner will be served to you at the Prabalmachi campsite before you head out for your night trek.

    Day 2 of the Prabalmachi Fireflies Trek: Visit the Kalavantin Pinnacle

    Your journey ends before nightfall.

    Today, only breakfast will be served to you return from your trek to Kalavanti Pinnacle.

    Food

    Dinner
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    Food

    Breakfast
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  • Marker on map shows trip start point.