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Dates Rescheduled -Monsoon Mania - Royal Rajgad to Tricky Torna Fort Trek

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  •                            Rajgad Fort to Torna Fort Trek

    Aim: Trek: Gunjavne - Rajgad Fort -Torna Fort

    Difficulty: Medium - Difficult

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

    When: Thursday, 4th Sep, 2014, 8 PM to Monday, 8th Sep7:00 AM

    For: Aged 18-45yrs and fit trekkers only, people will be picked from waiting list.

    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 2100 per person. Any excess money will be shared and remaining money  will be refunded before the trek ends.

    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               

    Rajgad Fort is the capital of the Maratha resistance under Shivaji. It is surrounded by Sinhagad, Torna Fort and Lingana. We will explore this fort for a few hours.



    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 kilometres.

    Visit the travelogue: http://mohitkharb.wordpress.com/travellogues-and-treks/monsoon-madness-rajgad-fort-to-torna-fort/

    Tentative Itinerary:

    Itinerary(Tentative)

    Thursday:

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

    Friday:

    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

    Saturday:

    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

    Sunday:

    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

    Monday:

    7.00 am - Reach Nampally, Tata, tata, Bye, Bye

    Note:

    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.

    DAMAGES

    Rs.2100/-

    More or less will be shared.

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

    Payment Details:

    AXIS BANK 

    Great Hyderabad Adventure Club 

    A/c no:[masked] 

    IFCS Code: UTIB[masked] 

    Road no:2, Banjarahills Branch 

    Transaction/Payment Remark:[masked]_your name

    eg;[masked]_ Prasad

    You can also pay through credit card:

    http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=176725752&inr=2100/

    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 :http://meetup.ghac.in/pages/Club_Guidelines

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

    Contact: Prasad @ [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)

    http://shridharattrekking.blogspot.in/2009/09/rajgad-fort-to-torna-fort-awe-inspiring.html

    http://trekwiki.wetpaint.com/page/Rajgad+Fort+to+Torna+Fort

    http://www.indiatrekkingtrails.com/2009/12/rajgad2torna-fort-trek-blog.html

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  • Diyanat A.

    anyone else who has not got the refunds can please email to [masked] with Account Name, Account Number. Bank Name, Bank Branch and IFSC code

    November 16, 2014

  • Jyostna

    Its been 4 months but still we are waiting for refund
    Can anyone tell us when can we expect that.

    November 11, 2014

    • Diyanat A.

      Jyostna please send your bank details with IFSC code to [masked]

      November 16, 2014

  • Srinivas P.

    Its too late, I never expected such from GHAC,
    hope Quick recovery of my amount..

    October 8, 2014

  • Jyostna

    Refund payment is not made from last 3 months. Don't u think u guys are taking too long to refund our money.

    October 4, 2014

  • SHYAM R.

    Hi Prasad please initiate my refund.

    September 5, 2014

  • Prasad C.

    Hi, We are canceling this event due to non-availability of train tickets.

    August 20, 2014

  • shashi

    hi prasad any slots available??

    August 18, 2014

  • Chandra

    @Yogi
    I will not able to attend the trek, I changed my RSVP status to no going, could you guys refund the amount, Payment Made on July 9th for two people thanks
    -Chandra.

    July 30, 2014

    • Yogi G.

      No worries, Prasad will refund your money. pls get in touch with him and i will also inform the same.

      July 31, 2014

  • Srinivas P.

    Hi done a payment of RS 2100 through event dunia txn no: ghad[masked],,

    July 28, 2014

  • Sourish

    Hi IS there any vacancy , Could u please let me know so that i can transfer the money

    July 25, 2014

  • SHYAM R.

    Hii yogi please move me to the yes list

    July 21, 2014

  • SHYAM R.

    Hi done a payment of RS 2100 through event dunia txn no: ghad[masked]

    July 17, 2014

    • sonali p.

      @SHYAM RAJENDRA - confirm received amount of 2101 vide trx ref ghad[masked]

      July 19, 2014

  • Yogi G.

    Hi All,
    pls make the payment to make the arrangements.

    May 28, 2014

    • sonali p.

      @Chandra - confirmed received amount of 4200 vide trx ref NEFT/IBR[masked]/Mr GUDEY RAKESH CHANDRA

      June 9, 2014

    • Chandra

      @Yogi
      I will not able to attend the trek, I changed my RSVP status to no going, could you guys refund the amount, thanks
      -Chandra.

      July 17, 2014

  • mridul

    Hi, I am Mridul based out of Pune, Please let me kno how i can tag along with you guys and what will be the fee

    July 14, 2014

  • Jyostna

    I can't make it on Aug 15. Have to attend cousin marriage.

    July 13, 2014

  • Arvind P.

    Any more slots available? So that I can pay.

    July 10, 2014

  • Prasad C.

    People in the waiting list, Please transfer the amount in order to get the train tickets and your spot confirmed. only 3 spots left

    June 20, 2014

  • Raju G.

    what is cost ?

    April 14, 2014

    • Prasad C.

      We will update the cost details in one or two days.

      April 14, 2014

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