About the Tour :

Fireflies Festival :
We are all set to host one of the most eye-catching outing of this season – The Fireflies Festival. Pre-monsoon climate is the ideal period for fireflies and glow-worms for mating and in pursuit of the mate, hundreds of fireflies gather together on a tree displaying their bio-luminescent lights in the dark nights. Dense forests is just the perfect place for these twinkling creatures for this kind of ritual and this is the exact time when we can experience synchronous twinkling of hundreds of fireflies- one of the most beautiful phenomena in nature.

Peth Fort is situated in Shahapur taluka, Karjat district. Height of this fort is 3100 ft above sea level. This fort is also known as Kothaligad because of the internally excavated stairs at the fort top. During the specific period of pre-monsoon, thousands of fireflies males glow in mating display to attract females. This is one of the best natural phenomena one can expect…This fort is very small in size but was used as an ammunition storage and defense station during Sambhaji Maharaj’s era. This fort is surrounded with other forts like Bhimashankar, Rajmachi, Dhak, Sidhhagad and Prabalgad

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  1. OUTING DATES

    Batch 01 : 02nd-03rd June 2018
    Batch 02 : 09th-10th June 2018

  2. SHORT INFORMATION

    Category : Trekking
    Duration : 01 Night / 02 Day
    Level : Easy

  3. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TREK
    • Pinnacle of the Peth fort with internally carved stairs
    • Bhairoba Mandir
    • Bhairoba Cave. This cave is well-sculpted and accommodate 30 to 40 people
    • Water cisterns
    • Bastions of the fort well in condition
    • From the Fort top we can have glimpse of Bhimashankar, Rajmachi, Dhak and Siddhagad
  4. ITINERARY

    Day 01 : Depart to Karjat by Fast Local Train from CSTM departing by 04:30 pm. Reach Karjat by 06:30 pm. On arrival at Karjat we will proceed towards Ambivali village in Tumtum(auto rickshaws : 8 seater). Have introduction and briefing round. Freshen-up and start ascending. Enjoy the glowing fireflies while ascending till Pethwadi. We are staying at the villager’s homestay at Pethwadi village and will have simple homely local food in dinner. Post dinner, wander around for a short night trail for Fireflies activity. Overnight at Pethwadi.

    Day 02 : Morning freshen up at Pethwadi village followed by breakfast and hot cup of tea. Post breakfast climb atop to visit Pinnacle of Peth fort, caves, enjoy the scenic view from the top. After some happening photography session on the top of pinnacle, descend down to Pethwadi. Lunch at Pethwadi village and then start descending towards Ambivali. Further back to Karjat by local transport. Reach Mumbai by 3 pm.

    Tour Concludes with Happy Memories 🙂

  5. PRICE

    Tour Price : Rs.1,300/- per person + Taxes as applicable *
    For Lifetime Members : Rs.1,250/-per member + Taxes as applicable *
    * – Refer to Cancellation & Refund Policy before booking
    For Lifetime Membership Details (Rs.1000/- only), click here

    Inclusions :
    1. Transportation from Karjat to Ambivali and back by local transport

    2. Dinner, Tea, Breakfast, Lunch
    3. Accommodation in local home-stay
    4. Guide & Expertise Charges

    Exclusions :
    1. Anything mentioned then above other expenses.
    2. Any applicable taxes
    3. Any other personal expenses

  6. CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
    • All cancellations must be intimated to our head office on phone followed by a written confirmation via email. Telephonic cancellation will not be accepted as ‘Cancellation Request’.
    • For Long (3-Days & 2-Nights and More) Tour/Event/Activity like Special Tour, Backpacking, etc.)
      • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 45 days of Tour/Event/Activity 100% of total price will be refunded. (Condition Apply- Check Note Below)
      • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 30 days of Tour/Event/Activity 75% of total price will be refunded.
      • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 21 days of Tour/Event/Activity 50% of total price will be refunded.
      • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 15 days of Tour/Event/Activity 25% of total price will be refunded.
      • After that no refund will be provided on Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant, irrespective even if you’ve booked within the last 15 days of Tour
    • For Trekking/Cycling/Camping/Ecotours (2-Days & 1-Night and Less) Activity
      • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 21 days of Tour/Event/Activity 100% of total price will be refunded. (Condition Apply- Check Note Below)
      • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 15 days of Tour/Event/Activity 75% of total price will be refunded.
      • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 7 days of Tour/Event/Activity 50% of total price will be refunded.
      • After that no refund will be provided on Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant, irrespective even if you’ve booked within the last 7 days.
    • For Wildlife Tours (7-Days, 5 Days & 1 Nights and Less) Tour / Expedition / Trail
      • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 90 days of Tour/Event/Activity 80% of total price will be refunded. (Condition Apply- Check Note Below)
      • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 60 days of Tour/Event/Activity 60% of total price will be refunded.
      • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 30 days of Tour/Event/Activity 40% of total price will be refunded.
      • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 15 days of Tour/Event/Activity 20% of total price will be refunded
      • If Tour/Event/Activity cancellation done by participant prior to 14 days or less of Tour/Event/Activity No refund will be provided.
    • Refund amount will be initiated after deducting upto 2.5% of the refund amount. The applicable refund will be settled within 7 to 10 business days, after the cancellation request is approved by GO TRAVELLISM PRIVATE LIMITED.
    • If Entire Tour/Event/Activity cancelled by GO TRAVELLISM PRIVATE LIMITED, then refund will be processed within 7 to 10 business days of informing to the customer about cancellation of Tour/Event/Activity.
    • No refund will be provided, if customer claim any kind of refund after 30 days of services provided.

    Please Note :

    • Amount will be refunded through Electronic Transfer or by the card (Debit/Credit)
    • Refund of amount will initiate after deducting the applicable cancellation Charges and service charge and both will be settled within 7 to 10 days of the day of cancellation request approved by GO TRAVELLISM PRIVATE LIMITED.
  7. THINGS TO CARRY

    Things to carry : Id Proof Compulsory
    1. Lunch / Dinner as per schedule.
    2. Water Bottle (2 Liters Compulsory)
    3. Electral Powder / Energy bars / Dry Snacks (dry fruits. biscuits, plum cakes etc).
    4. Good grip quality trekking shoes – Must (Please check soles of your shoes and get them stitched if necessary).
    5. Personal Medication / First Aid kit
    6. Toiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper etc.).
    7.  Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent etc. (as per season)
    8. Proper Backpack to carry all these things (No handbags, duffle bag or jholas)
    9. Camera (Optional)
    10. Rainwear (Jacket / Ponchos ) or Winter wear (Jackets, warmers or sweaters) – (as per season).
    11. Carry your own glass, bowl, spoon and plate (if necessary)
    12. Extra Pair of Clothes (as per schedule)
    13. Sleeping bag / mat / bedsheet (as per schedule)
    14. Slippers (optional – at the end of day / trek so that your feet can relax).

  8. FAQS

    a. Who can trek
    Anyone who is physically fit can trek. Weve trekked with all ranging from 6 years to 65 years old.

    b. Where should I trek / adventure And with whom should I register
    You can trek to any places near your current residing town. There are many groups who conduct such activities. Speak to your friend or their friends who can always suggest you whom to trek with. They can suggest you websites or provide you the contact of leaders with whom they have trekked before.

    c. What are the Basic requirement for trekking
    Some treks are strenuous and strictly not for novices. As an amateur trekker, you may feel nervous as to what you should do and what you should not during treks. Just follow the simple basic instructions or tips given by the trek leaders, while on trek.
    Get your medical check-up done before planning a trekking trip, just in case you have any previous medical or injury history. During trekking, many suffer from cold, cough, stomach upset, dizziness, headaches or vertigo etc. It is your foremost responsibility to inform the trek leader if you have any medical issues.

    d. How to choose a trek
    If you are a beginner, choose and easy trek. You should not go for the tough/difficult level treks as they are generally meant for the experts. Choosing an easy trek first will give you experience & youll enjoy the thrill. A difficult level trek might ruin your experience. In case of any doubt call the office for more info and speak to an expert / division head.

    e. What to carry in a backpack
    Carry only bare essentials. An extra pair of clothes, some energy bars or protein snacks, your first aid kit and personal medication, personal hygiene products, towel or napkin, extra clothing such as Jackets (according to season).

    f. What should we wear
    Clothing should be according to season. Always wear long pants, and full sleeves clothes, they protect you from sunburn in summer, from cold in winter & Dri-fit clothing in rainy season.

    g. What type of footwear
    Choosing the right footwear is important for any outing. For any outdoor event we prefer proper trekking shoes. Try to get high ankle shoe if possible. Always buy a shoe size 1 number extra from your normal size (if size 6 fits tightly buy size 7). When buying shoes try them in the shop, check if they are comfortable and your toe can move in freely after wearing socks. Check brands like Action, Quechua, Merrell Salomon, Adidas.

    h. What type of Backpack
    Backpack is the most essential part of any outing. A normal 20 litre or 30 litre backpack is good for normal day outing. 30 litre or 40 litre backpack for overnight or 2 day outing. 50 litre backpack to carry 2-3 days outings loaded to carry extra essentials.

    i. What food to carry ?
    Carry homemade food, dry snacks, some mix dry fruits, dates, glucose powder, water 2 litre is enough for a days outing. Carry food according to your outing.

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