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Rajgad Fort to Torna Fort trek

  • Dec 12, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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Aim: Trek: Gunjavne - Rajgad Fort - Torna Fort

Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult

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

When: Thursday, 12st December 8.30 PM to Monday, 16th december 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 2500 per person(will be less if we get train tickets) excluding food. 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.



(will be 1800 if we gt train tickets)

Food and other cost is not included at any stage.More or less will be shared.

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





IFS CODE: ICIC[masked]

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.

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)

Contact :

Praveen Kumar :

Goutham :

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  • Praveen

    I have finished uploading all the pics. See the exclusive Flickr link below. All the photos have my copyrights, you can download/use it only for non commercial/ personal use only. Enjoy ! Thanks again and hope to see you all in some other trek...

    3 · December 16, 2013

    • seetha l.

      nice pics :)

      1 · December 19, 2013

    • Praveen

      Thanks... The view around was really scenic... While it might be hot and dry, the advantage of going this time of the year is quite evident... this is something we cannot experience in monsoon.

      December 20, 2013

  • Srikanth C.

    Started uploading pics from my phone to SkyDrive...

    December 17, 2013

  • Phani Bhushan M.

    Finished uploading pics to picasa..... it was just awsome trek with you people with somw jaw dropping moments in peaks (especially the last streatch where only me,praveen1,2 and srikanth were there ).

    Just awsome and had loads of fun and food ...thanks guys for bringing such good food ...Cheers;)

    Here we go the link for all the pics from my side...

    Phani M

    December 16, 2013

  • Phani Bhushan M.


    December 16, 2013

  • R.D.Praveen K.

    You guys really rocked!!
    Every one did a great job. Couldn't have completed the trek without your patience during "wrong turns".
    This is one of the best treks i have done with all your support.


    5 · December 16, 2013

  • Praveen

    Thanks each and everyone for making it a great trip to remember... Special thanks to Event hosts, especially Praveen for helping me out when I almost lost the grip at the slope ;) The only sad part is, we could not explore the forts completely due to time constraints. Anyways... here's a teaser pic... Will try post the complete set over 300+ on flickr later tonight night or tomorrow.

    2 · December 16, 2013

  • lavanya

    [masked]_Naresh Bank : HDFC . Please confirm

    December 9, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Lavanya, your payment of Rs.5000/- vide NEFT/[masked] is received

      December 13, 2013


    if any incident happen on mountain how would we face?

    December 13, 2013

  • Praveen

    Delayed by over an hour ;)

    December 12, 2013

  • R.D.Praveen K.

    Guys hope every one is exited for the trek.
    2 days to GO!!!

    Here goes the train details:

    Mumbai express - 17032

    you can board at the following stations
    Nampally - 8:40 PM
    Begumpet - 9:15 PM
    Lingampalli - 9:37 PM

    Guys ! Do let me know where each one of you will board the train.

    Any questions you can always contact me.

    December 11, 2013

    • Praveen

      Can you please confirm the coach #?

      December 12, 2013

    • Rishi D.

      Can you please tell the coach number??

      December 12, 2013

  • Charitha

    i miss the chance was very enthused to go... but exams :((

    December 12, 2013

  • Rishi D.

    Should I carry Tripod, would it be of any use?? Seems it would be very cold, is it?

    December 12, 2013

  • Venu N.

    What about food?
    Is it available at some points or should we pack before train?

    December 12, 2013

    • R.D.Praveen K.

      Pack some ready to eat food- we will get food for friday.But for saturday we have to depend on what we carry.Be prepared with bread/chapatis/dates/dry­fruits/biscuts

      December 12, 2013

  • Saketh S.

    Payment Has been done.
    Transaction ID:gh[masked]

    December 10, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Saketh, your payment of Rs.2500/- is received

      December 11, 2013

  • Venu N.

    I have made a payment of 5000/- for venu(myself) and shiva.
    Transaction ID: M3154326.
    I might have made a trouble for you by doing cash deposit. so please excuse me and do confirm the payment.

    December 6, 2013

    • Venu N.

      scanned copy is sent to ur mail....

      December 11, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Received the amount of Rs.5000/-

      December 11, 2013

  • Rishi D.

    I hope the train tickets are confirmed. Please let us know if we need to carry something specific, not mentioned above or anything else we need me be intimated about. Looking forward for the trek!!
    Less than 2 Days left :)

    December 10, 2013

  • chaitanya

    payment done:2500

    December 7, 2013

  • yashwanth m.

    hi goutham i made payment on 7/11/2013 with reference payment id is:[masked] and reference remarks is[masked]_Yashwanth

    November 15, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Yashwant, your payment of Rs.2500/- vide NEFT/[masked] is recieved

      November 20, 2013

    • R.D.Praveen K.

      Hi Yaswanth I dont have your contact number.Did you change your RSVP to No? Please confirm if you are not coming to trek.

      December 10, 2013

  • ajay

    is it that green, just saw on gmaps..its like dessert from above :) .,+Pune+District,+Maharashtra,+in

    December 6, 2013

  • rahul

    UTR NO. ANDBN13336823184.. i hav made the payment of 2500/- through NEFT transaction ..can u please confirm whether the payment has been received successfully or not ..

    December 4, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Rahul, yopur payment of Rs.2500/- vide NEFT-ANDBN[masked] is received

      December 5, 2013

  • sainagabharadwaj p.

    Payment done for an amount of 2500
    Transaction Reference Number:[masked]
    Transaction Remarks:[masked]_bharat

    November 30, 2013

  • R.D.Praveen K.

    Ppl who are not sure of attending please change your RSVP's.

    December 1, 2013

  • SWAMY U.

    I have an important work on that week.

    November 30, 2013

  • R.D.Praveen K.

    Guys in Waitlist make payments ASAP.

    November 28, 2013

  • Praveen

    Hi, Please confirm the Transaction ID #[masked], Remark:[masked] _Praveen Ramavath_Dec12Trek

    November 26, 2013

    • Praveen

      Oops I think I got the meetup ID wrong is it[masked]? Anyways do check for the above remark, I have mentioned the trek date after my name.

      November 26, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Praveen your payment of Rs.2500/- is received. you mentioned the correct UTR no: atleast. Appreciatee it!!

      1 · November 26, 2013

  • Rishi D.

    I've made the payment from HDFC Bank. Following is the reference number 0777323137090755. Please confirm.

    November 19, 2013

    • maneesh k p

      Rishi, your payment of Rs.2500/- vide NEFT[masked] is recieved

      1 · November 20, 2013

  • Krishna

    i am in waiting list shld i transfer de amount..

    November 18, 2013

  • Krishna

    wen shld i pay de amount ..

    November 18, 2013

  • R.D.Praveen K.

    Guys Make payments ASAP

    November 18, 2013

    • Anurag K.

      Hi can I still make the payment? are the slots available?

      November 18, 2013

  • Rishi D.

    any more slots... should i make the payment??

    November 17, 2013

  • SWAMY U.

    Hi Goutham,

    Please confirm about the Mode of transport from HYD.

    November 4, 2013

    • SWAMY U.

      Hi gautham..plz chk the availability for train reservation...we are 4 people and we all wanna come by train only...plz chk and confirm the tickets availability so that we all transfer the money that u can start booking the train tickets right.

      November 7, 2013

    • SWAMY U.

      Gautham..I see 158 tickets available for Mumbai express. But we have to book tickets from Secunderabad/lingampally­ to Mumbai.

      November 7, 2013

  • muniappa

    already engaged with vayanad trekk.

    November 5, 2013

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