Camping & Kalavantin Durg Trek

Situated at a massive height of more than 1200 feet above mean sea level, Prabalmachi is a strategically located plateau that forms the base village for Kalavantin Durg and Prabalgad. This plateau overlooks a beautiful valley which eventually slopes down to join the shimmering Arabian Sea (which is visible from the top on a clear day). This is an ideal site to pitch your tents and experience outdoors.

Our team will provide you the necessary support of clearing the ground, pitching a tent, helping you set up a bonfire and provide you with sumptuous home cooked food along with a barbecue facility for you to enjoy grilling meat and vegetables under the stars.

Thrill seekers and adventure lovers it’s the time to climb the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ – the magnificent Kalavantin Durg, a unique surveillance post set up by the Marathas by carving steps into the face of the rock. Be cautious and walk slowly as on one side a deep valley stares at you as you climb up the strong steps that have endured the test of time. On the peak, a small rock patch awaits you, scale it and you will be rewarded with magnificent views, gentle breeze and the feeling of accomplishment.

  • StartPanvel
  • AgesMIN 8
  • FinishPanvel
  • Group sizeMin 1, Max 100
  • CountryMaharashtra/ India
  • Duration1 Day/ 1 Night
  • BudgetRs.799
  • Per Person

camping and kalavantin durg trek


Day 1 - Saturday

  • 06:00 pm: Meet at Panvel Station
  • 06:15 pm: Move towards Thakurwadi (base village) in our transfer vehicle driver or trek Leader will be with you.
  • 06:15 pm: Local trek guide will join you and we will start the trek towards Prabalmachi Campsite
  • 08:00 pm: Reach campsite at Prabalmachi and get refreshed
  • 08:05 pm: Tent allocation
  • Accommodation in the best camp of Prabalmachi Hilltop camps on a double and triple sharing basis as per your request.
  • 08:20 pm: Welcome tea, enjoy sunset and mountains view from the campsite.
  • 09:00 pm: Dinner
  • 09.45 pm: Start campfire, play and share stories (especially ghost stories), make new friends and enjoy the campfire.
  • 11:30 pm: Off to the tents for a night of sound sleep (For those who are very sleepy).
  • Day Ends

Day 2 - Sunday

  • 07:00 am: Wake up call, get refreshed by a hot cup of tea and breakfast
  • 08:00 am: Move towards Kalavantin Durg, for those who would like to trek. Others can enjoy their morning at Prabalmachi
  • 09:30 am: Reach the pinnacle, bask in the majestic view from the top, take photos with an amazing mountain top view
  • 10:00 am: Start the descend towards Prabalmachi
  • 11:00 am: Reach Prabalmachi, Campsite
  • 11:30 am: Start to descend towards Thakurwadi (After a mandatory group pic!!!)
  • 12:30 pm: Reach Thakurwadi, say your goodbyes with a promise to meet again, leave for Panvel in our transfer vehicle. With our driver

Other Inclusions

  • 1. Transportation from Panvel to Base village to Panvel by private vehicle.
  • 2. 1 Breakfast- Sunday
  • 3. 1 Dinner - Buffet (Veg/Non-Veg) (Saturday)
  • 4. Tent 2 People or 3 people sharing basis on your request. (Blanket, mattress and pillows)
  • 5. Toilet Facilities (2 Indian and 1 western)
  • 6. Basic First Aid
  • 7. Guide and expertise charges.
  • 8. Forest entry fee
  • 9. Transport-Pick up and drop from Panvel.

Things to carry

  • 1. Reusable bottle with water (at least 1 liter)
  • 2. Identity Proof
  • 3. Ready to eat food like plum cakes, dry fruits, etc.
  • 4. Torch
  • 5. Jackets and woolens as it would get cold in the evening and morning.
  • 6. Cap, Camera
  • 7. Good trekking shoes
  • 8. Personal care stuff, ORS, medicines which you require usually
  • 9. A haversack to put all the things in, please do not carry sling bags or jholas


  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • Trek leader's decisions will be final and binding.
  • Participants or members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage
  • There is a freshen up / washroom facility at the campsite. There are 2 Indian and 1 western toilet
  • Avoid carrying heavy items for the trek.
  • Floaters and Sandals are not allowed, please wear sports shoes or trekking shoes of good quality

Important: Participants with any medical issues /history are not allowed to opt for this event. If he/she does so, that it is done at the participant's risk. The management won't be responsible for any incident.

Trip Inclutions


Breakfast- (Poha/Maggi and Tea) Limited

Dinner - Buffet (Veg Non-Veg) (including local delicacies)


Bus/Auto/Taxi from Panvel to Thakurwadi


Camping, Campfire, Trekking, Hiking , Natural Trail,


Campsite Guide, Proper Toilets & Changing Room and Washroom
Games - Carrom, Badminton, Boardgames, Ludo snakes, Cards /Uno, archery

Unique Campsite

Safe and well developed campsite near valley view