Trek to Karnala Fort

Monsoon Trek to Karnala Fort

Summary:
Name: Trek to Karnala fort.
Type: Hill Fort
Trek difficulty: Easy level
Trek distance: 3 km approx. one way
Washroom at base: Yes
Nearest train station: Panvel in Navi Mumbai
Karnala Fort Height: 1440 ft. approx.
Minimum: 5 participants
Maximum: 50 participants
Base village: Shirdhon
District: Raigad
Cost Per Person: Rs 600.00

Event Dates:
07 July 2018 Saturday
14 July 2018 Saturday
21 July 2018 Saturday
28 July 2018 Saturday

Why do we trek?
Sometimes we see pics of Friends and their friends who been on an awesome weekend adventure with lots of green view that refresh your mind. The green scenic mountain suddenly becomes magnetic. This ignites the desire in us to go trekking and explore adventurously. It is rightly said “all those who wander are not lost”

Where to start?
This is where the fun begins. Join us for a trek to Karnala fort approx. 10 km from Panvel city in Navi Mumbai on the national Highway 66 (Old NH 17). Located mist the Karnala bird Sanctuary. The fort of Karnala is famous for its thumb shaped pinnacle. Climbing this pinnacle is prohibited. Most of the fort is in ruins but still the ancient 400 year structure still attracts a host of hiking enthusiastic people. Best time to visit Karnala fort for trek is during the monsoons and early winters between the months of October and Jan when we get to see birds like magpie robin, bee-eater, copper smith, myna, drongo etc. A common sight is the troublesome monkeys (Rhesus and Languor family)

More about Karnala
At the base near the forest office there are few aviary birds kept for ornamental attraction such and the peacock and common love birds. Other animals that we can see here are the rabbits. It has been observed that there are honey bee hives around the main caves on top. Thus one should be very careful while visiting these places. Proper care should be taken to not wear perfume or deodorants to irate the bees during this trek. If a honey bee is spotted please don’t panic, remain clam. Slowly try and move yourself and everyone away from that area. Please note that this is a no plastic zone. Carrying of plastic in the Bird Sanctuary is prohibited and a punishable offence.

Karnala Fort Trek Itinerary
07:30 Assemble at Panvel railway station near Harbor Line ticket counter.
08:00 Breakfast at Hotel Visawa
09:00 Reach Karnala fort base by State transport (ST) bus or shared auto
11:00 Explore around on top, have lunch
12:30 Start descending from Karnala Fort
15:30 Travel back to Panvel railway station
16:30 Karnala Fort Trek Ends as we disperse at Pavel ST depot

Cost Includes
1 Veg Breakfast and morning tea, Travel from Panvel ST depot – to Karnala Fort base – and back to Panvel ST depot by tumtum / ST. Karnala Bird Sanctuary entry fee only.

Cost Excludes
Emergency Medical evacuations if any required. Insurance and any item/event not mentioned in the inclusion list. Camera fees and Lunch for the day.

ChalNikalPade Rules
Wear dark coloured full sleeves clothes so that we can camouflage ourselves with nature. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding. ChalNikalPade reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the event without prior notice. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Do not carry handbags or jolas.

ChalNikalPade Recommends things to carry:
Carry your things in a daypack to keep hands free, 3ltsof water. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Camera (Optional) Electoral powder and other personal medicines. Carry your own personal lunch for this trek.

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Call Muhammed Yahya Virani +91 9768143706 / +91 9970043706

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