Challenge yourselves!!! Rajgad Fort-Torna Fort trek

  • October 10, 2013 · 8:15 PM
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Aim: Trek: Gunjavne - Rajgad Fort - Torna Fort

Difficulty level: Medium - Difficult

Risk: Steep slopes, scrambling at heights, some V0+ rock climbing.

When: Thursday, 10th October 8.30 PM to Monday, 13th October 6:00 AM

For: Aged 18-45 yrs and fit trekkers only, If you are interested, add yourself to WL, Selection might be at Organizer's discretion, so bare with us.

Team Size: 14

Trek Route:
Gunjavne > Rajgad Fort ( Chordarwaja ) -> Padmavathi machi -> Suvela machi/Balle killa -> Sanjeevani Machi -> ( 6hrs trekking to Torna Base) -> Budla machi ( Torna ) -> Trek to Mengai Temple -> Zunzar machi -> Velhe

Price: Rs 2250 per person. Any excess money will be shared and remaining money  will be refunded before the trek ends.















Photo credits: Rama Raju














Photo credits: Rama Raju

Pictures from previous meetup here :

Brief Description

Rajgad Fort ? The name describes the place itself. The King of all the forts. It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji on any fort. He spent almost 25/30 yrs here. Rajgad is famous for its construction. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. These are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjevani Machee, and at the centre is the Ballekilla.














Photo credits: Rama Raju


Rajgad and Torna Forts are joined by a scenic and often dangerous pathway in the green patches of the Sahyadris. This is some times called the 'King Trek of Sahyadri' for its popularity among backpackers.


Torna Fort :- The fort is also known as Prachandagad (huge fort), due to its massive size. In 1646, when Shivaji was 16, he launched his first military attack by capturing Torna fort, paving the way for the great empire. Many battles have been fought on this fort. The fort is truly grand and stretches for couple of kilometers.

Photo credits: Rama Raju


Tentative Itinerary:


8.30 PM - Catch MUMBAI EXPRESS (17032) from Hyd to Pune


9:00 am -  Reach Pune,

11:00 am - Start trek from Gunjavne towards Chor-darwaja

3:00 pm - Reach Rajgad Fort and Explore Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Ballekilla.

6:00 pm - Relax, Camp preparation, Dinner, Fun time at Padmavathi Temple


5:00 am -  Wake-up Call

6:00 am -  Start for Torna fort from Sanjeevani Machee

1:00 pm - Reach Torna Fort and explore

6:00 pm - Camp, Dinner, Fun time at Mangai Temple


5:00 am - Wake-up Call

6:00 am - Explore Zunzar machi

9:00 am - Start descent towards velhe

12:00 pm - Start to pune

6:00 pm - Reach Pune

7.00 pm - Catch Konark express to sec-bad


5:55 am - Reach Nampally, Tata, tata, Bye, Bye


The trek will be a group effort that also demands sharing, endurance, adjustment and discipline. Please be prepared.

This trek is a bit challenging and requires experience due to climatic conditions also.

Be prepared for anything and DO NOT GRUMBLE

No guests allowed. Please ask them to create an account, which is very simple, and RSVP for themselves.




2250 / - Might increase or decrease. We will share the cost if it is more than this, mostly it won't be. Excess money will be refunded before meetup ends. Breakup: 

Train - 700+(300 if bus), Local transport - 350,  Org reimbursement - 300, GHAC fund(18%) - 300, Misc - 250
food is not included at any stage...v will have to share the food expense 

(Exact expense statement will be shared after the trek ends)





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TRANSACTION REMARK:[masked] _Yourname ([masked] _Manohar). NO CASH DEPOSITS PLEASE.

[masked] is the meetup id which you can see in the weblink above. If you do not provide the meetup id in transaction remark, its difficult to track your payment.

You can also pay through credit card:


Things to bring (ALL ARE MUST):

1. 2 Track pants, 2 T-shirts, Raincoat or a poncho

2. Trekking shoes with good grip, and used before. 2 extra pair of socks.

3. Personnel medicines if you use any

4. Sleeping bag and a proper rucksack (both are mandatory).

5.  Water : 2-3 litres per head. To discourage buying plastic, we request you to get filled bottles from home.

6. Food: Chapatis, Jam, Dry Fruits, Energy Bars, Keera (Cucumber), Beetroot, Carrots, dates, Cashew etc.

7. Head Torch or a good Torch light

8. Lighter and a Magnetic compass (optional)

9. Sun cap or Sunscreen lotion (spf 15 or above)

9. A daredevil attitude with a big smile :)


Important Instructions:

1. Do not Carry any other extra weight

2. Do not Bring shoulder bags, sling bags etc

3. Do not RSVP if you are not fit enough for the trek or if you are afraid of heights

4. Smoking and Liquor are strictly prohibited during the trek (includes travel)

5. No littering, no pollution of water

6. We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers

7. If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.

8. Do not take unnecessary risks and always follow the organizers' directions

All GHAC Meetup Guidelines Apply :

Anybody not following this guidelines and rules will be asked to leave immediately and removed from the group.

Contact Details : would be better if contact is by text ... thanks!!

BRUGU :[masked]  [masked]

CH.Uday Kiran :[masked]    [masked]


NOTE: Event Hosts have all the rights to add or remove any member and do necessary changes in route, activity, time, duration depending on the situations and climate conditions. ORGANIZER'S DECISION IS FINAL (ITS ALL ABOUT SAFETY, PLZ CO-OPERATE)

these are some of the blogs you can read to get an idea of what we will go through...

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  • Radhika J.

    Hi Guys!! (So true as I was the only girl)
    As the name says "Challenge Yourselves" this trek was quite a challenge (at least for me). I had an amazing experience, one of the memorable moments in life. This trek was a roller coaster ride of emotions just like the ridges that were traversed. At times I felt precarious, scared,excited and rush of adrenaline. The beauty and landscape of the mountains was breathtaking. What can I say about the team;it was absolutely, positutly fantabulas. Thank you every one for your help,support and encouragement. Brugu(Burugu) and Uday you were great organizers and leaders. I would love to do this trek all over again with this awesome team.(all over again ! I must be kidding).

    4 · October 15, 2013

  • Sree H.

    trip - OMER jouney = awsome...

    3 · October 14, 2013

  • Brugu K.

    As I strongly believe great treks are always made by the ppl rather than the was proved true again...had a great experience meeting each and everyone of you and had a lot of fun....keep exploring :)

    2 · October 14, 2013

  • Brugu K.

    Hi guys!!!!
    We will start on thursday itself as planned before as tickets are not available for friday!!!!
    The bus pick points are
    -Paradise secunderabad - 6:30 PM
    -Bharat petroleum Alvin x road Miyapur - 7:30 PM

    Some Basic instructions and things to get for the trek:
    -Extra set of clothes and socks
    -Basic toiletries and personal medicines(if any)
    -Rain jacket/poncho
    -Bag cover/pack all your stuff in covers
    -Ready to eat stuff(bread/roti),some snacks,fruits
    -Good trekking shoes and slippers(optional)
    -Water(3 L per person)
    -camera( for pics :P)

    -pack as light as possible(avoid useless baggage)
    -Basic first aid available with organisers(inform if any difficulty immediately)
    Any queries call us

    PS: plz comment below where you are going to board the bus
    Thank you

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • M S G.

    Hi. I shall connect you.


    October 10, 2013

  • Brugu K.

    Hi everyone...people who are boarding at secunderabad paradise can call me once you reach there....the rest of the people boarding at miyapur can contact uday...thanks!

    October 9, 2013

  • Sujala K.

    Is it too late to make a payment for 2 people ??

    October 8, 2013

    • Brugu K.

      Yes Sujala...No spots left

      October 9, 2013

  • Vickey M.

    Hi i made the payment for two 4500 with
    trancaction id- SBIN[masked]

    October 8, 2013

  • Bharat Singh R.

    Payment made. Please find the details below
    NEFT Dr-ICIC[masked]-Great Hyderabad Adventure Club-NETBANK, MUM[masked]

    Please confrim it.

    October 5, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Bharat, your payment of Rs.2250/- vide NEFT[masked] is credited to ghac account

      October 7, 2013

  • Sree H.

    Transferred - Referece[masked]

    October 6, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Sree, harsha, your payment of Rs.2250/- vide NEFT/[masked] is recieved

      October 7, 2013

  • Hemant R.

    Transaction Reference Number:[masked], pls confirm

    October 6, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Hemanth, your payment of RS.2250/- is recieved vide NEFT/[masked]

      October 7, 2013

  • shafeen

    As discussed i made the payement, below are the details Event ID:[masked]
    Trx no; gh[masked]

    October 4, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Shafeen, your payment of Rs.2250/- is recieved

      October 4, 2013

  • Bharat Singh R.

    Any spots left?

    October 3, 2013

    • Brugu K.

      I have moved you to Going list...make the payment ASAP!

      October 4, 2013

    • Brugu K.

      Hi, Bharat could u provide your contact info... or contact me ASAP...

      October 4, 2013

  • R.D.Praveen K.

    Guys most of you didnt answer RSVP questions, Please take a moment and fill in all the questions.

    October 4, 2013

  • Anil A.

    are we going by train or by bus?

    October 3, 2013

    • Brugu K.

      By bus...All the details will be updated by the weekend

      October 3, 2013

  • Brugu K.

    Final call for payments!! If anyone wants to join in plz call us ASAP...we will not accept anyone once the tickets are booked ...Thank you!!

    September 30, 2013

  • Anil A.

    can we join now??

    September 25, 2013

    • Brugu K.

      yes you can join...but make the payment asap..

      September 25, 2013

  • Sree H.

    [masked]_sreeharsha... check and confirm..

    September 14, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Harsha, your apyment of Rs.2250/- vide NEFT/[masked] is receieved

      September 16, 2013

  • Brugu K.

    Hi maneesh ,this transaction is for radhika and sashi,
    Transaction Ref Number:[masked]
    Message/Ref:[masked] Radhika - Shashi

    September 3, 2013

    • Radhika J.

      Made another payment of Rs.4500,Reference Number: 0777259130925244. Please confirm. Thank you

      September 16, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Radhika, your payment of Rs.4500/- is receieved vide NEFT[masked]

      September 16, 2013

  • Brugu K.

    Guys ...make your payments and confirm your slot!!...vll nly accept till the train tickets are available and they are finishing fast :)

    September 7, 2013

  • Astitva

    As Monday Oct 14 th is a holiday for vijaydashmi...Is it possible to shift the event by a day so that we could avoid taking leave.

    September 7, 2013

    • Brugu K.

      HI astitva!!!
      Unfortunately the desired tickets are not available for those dates!! :)

      September 7, 2013

  • SWAMY U.

    Hi is it possible to change the date to OCT12th

    August 19, 2013

    • Brugu K.

      Hi swamy..these dates have been set as it's weekend and people need to take 1 leave only if it comes to the dates cannot be changed..sorry..

      August 19, 2013

    • Astitva

      As Monday Oct 14 th is a holiday for vijaydashmi...Is it possible to shift the event by a day so that we could avoid taking leave.

      September 7, 2013

  • Abhinandan P.

    Transaction Reference Number:[masked]
    -Abhinandan Prateek

    September 3, 2013

  • Brugu K.

    Hi..request all the members in the waiting list to go ahead with the payments and confirm your slot...payments will be accepted as long as train tickets are available hurry up!!!
    Thanks and regards,
    brugu praveen

    August 20, 2013

  • R.D.Praveen K.

    Guys answer all the the questions.

    August 10, 2013

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