Monsoon Mania - Rajgad Fort to Torna Fort trek

  • June 19, 2014 · 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, june 19th-8.30 PM to Monday,  23rd june 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 2000 per person including 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 :

https://plus.google.com/photos/107182921576168578728/albums/5782683673595191585



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:

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:

5:55 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.2000

Breakup:

Train : hyd-pune hyd : 600, local transport : 300 , Ghac : 150 , organizers reimbursment : 300, emergency expenses: 150. food:500

anything more or less will be shared.

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



PAYMENT DETAILS: (ONLY IF YOU ARE CONFIRMED IN YES LIST)

1. NEFT Transfer the amount to the below mentioned account.

Account Holder Name: Great Hyderabad Adventure Club 

Account No.:[masked] 

Account Type: Savings 

Bank: AXIS BANK Road no:2, Banjarahills Branch 

Branch: Road No 12, Banjara Hills 

IFSC Code: UTIB[masked]

Mandatory Transaction/Payment Remark:[masked]_your name.NO CASH DEPOSITS PLEASE. 

You can also pay through credit card: 

http://eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=181648092




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 Details :

jamila:[masked]

manjusha-




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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  • Priyanka P.

    How long would it take for the refund of the two spots?

    June 29, 2014

    • jamila k.

      priyanka, i had informed you earlier that it would take two weeks minimum post the end of the event. it still holds the same

      June 29, 2014

  • SaM

    SPARTANSSS!!!! WAT IS UA PROFESSION?????? ;) :P

    1 · June 23, 2014

    • Vikram

      Pehle ye bata... Sab log whatsapp me masti karein... aur tu bahaar khaali peeli time waste kaiku karra rei....

      1 · June 23, 2014

    • SaM

      Aisa kya?? Den add me yar...8019979250

      June 24, 2014

  • Chandu

    Organizerrrrrrrrrr

    5 · June 23, 2014

  • Siva S.

    I'm soooo happy guys we made this TREK successfully and it was just awesome and adventurous... All of us done great job. The ORGANIZERs performance and taking care & responsibility is good with TEAM...
    It is best one of my great trek... I'm so thank-full to ORGANIZERs... This team is ROCKING like "SPARTANS" :) Uploaded pics in BOX... :) :)

    3 · June 23, 2014

  • Chandu

    Great team and an excellent trek.

    6 · June 23, 2014

  • Jayashankar

    That was a kick ass trek, with a dedicated pack and amazing pack leaders! Great job Orgs

    5 · June 23, 2014

    • SaM

      ek dum kiraaaak treck!!!

      3 · June 23, 2014

    • SaM

      pani pani !! :D :P

      1 · June 23, 2014

  • Rini B.

    It was challenging but awesome!

    2 · June 23, 2014

  • Bangla Bharathi. G

    Hey... the Transaction id is N[masked] for Rs. 2000 for Chaitanya

    June 19, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Confirmed Txn:N[masked] Amount: Rs 2,000.00/-

      June 19, 2014

  • chaitanya

    Hey jamila amount 2000 paid .
    Txn ref no :[masked]_chaitu
    By hdfc bank net banking

    1 · June 19, 2014

  • Chandu

    Train number. 17032
    Mumbai express.
    Departure timings.
    Nampally - 8.40 pm
    Begumpet - 8.51 pm
    Lingampally - 9.13 pm.

    Seat no.s S9-14,26,27,29,30,32
    S7- 50,56

    3 · June 18, 2014

  • Bangla Bharathi. G

    Hey Jamila...Can my nephew join?

    June 17, 2014

  • Vikram

    Hi... In the description it says.. Payments only if in confirmed list... I'm still in the waiting list... Can I make the payment...???

    June 4, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Vikram, received Rs.2000/- vide CITIN[masked]

      June 18, 2014

    • Vikram

      :) Thank you Siri... :)

      June 19, 2014

  • jamila k.

    2 spots have opened up. let me know if anyone is interested. contact me @[masked]

    1 · June 17, 2014

    • Sriram A.

      Reference number[masked]

      June 18, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Confirmed Txn:[masked] Amount: Rs 2,200.00/-

      June 18, 2014

  • jamila k.

    guys forgot to mention it in the "things to bring list" but please do carry a rain coat or a poncho

    June 18, 2014

  • Priyanka P.

    hey ppl.. due to some reasons me and my friend shivanand are dropping out from the trek.. so anybody is willing to fill in?

    June 17, 2014

    • Sriram A.

      I m willing but i am not even in the wait list and i stay in pune ... Is there a way to accomodate me jamila please let me know

      June 18, 2014

  • jamila k.

    sent a mail across to everyone about the things to bring. please check it

    2 · June 17, 2014

    • Vikram

      Yea got the mail... So this confirms my place right...???

      June 17, 2014

    • jamila k.

      vikram you need to provide the correct reference number before i can confirm you.

      June 17, 2014

  • Chandu

    Payment made... ghad[masked]

    1 · June 14, 2014

    • jamila k.

      siri need confirmation

      June 14, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Confirmed Txn:ghad[masked] Amount: Rs 2000/-

      June 14, 2014

  • jamila k.

    We have no more slots open right now...in case one opens up shall inform you

    June 14, 2014

  • Bangla Bharathi. G

    My nephew Chaitanya wishes to come. Any slots available? He accompanied me earlier to araku, water rappelling, chikmaglur and he is 18 yes old.

    June 13, 2014

  • Mahender V.

    i want to join this trip , is there an vacancy still ?

    June 12, 2014

  • kotha.siva durga p.

    Dear kotha.siva durga pradeep,
    Event:[masked]
    Organizer:ghad
    Date :[masked]:55:37
    Status:Success
    Amount:[masked]
    trx no: ghad[masked]
    Powered by www.eventdunia.com

    May 31, 2014

  • Shiv A N.

    payment is made. looking forward for the trek !

    1 · May 21, 2014

  • Priyanka P.

    heyy.. payment is done ! trx no. gh[masked]

    May 20, 2014

  • SaM

    hey..i want to join dis trip! i il transfer d amount tday itself if a slot is open...plzz rply!!

    June 3, 2014

    • SaM

      plz confirm!!

      June 4, 2014

    • sonali p.

      @SaM - confirm received amount of 2000 vide trx ref NEFT/N[masked]/BASA NAVEEN KUMAR

      June 6, 2014

  • Jayashankar

    Paid 2000, HDFC NEFT
    N[masked]
    Please confirm.

    May 22, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Received Rs.2000/- vide NEFT/N[masked]/JAYASHANK­AR KARNAM

      May 28, 2014

    • jamila k.

      please answer your rsvp question

      June 4, 2014

  • kotha.siva durga p.

    Hi friends due to some personal reasons I m going to drop out from this event...can anyone replace me

    June 3, 2014

  • jamila k.

    those who are in the going list and are first timers, please work on your fitness. remember that we have to trek at least 10km in a day. so at least start walking everyday in the morning if you are not into any physical activity. :) :)

    3 · June 3, 2014

  • jamila k.

    Priyanka. Jayashankar, Shiv A nand please fill in the rsvp questions after which i shall put you in the going list

    June 3, 2014

  • Siva S.

    Hi,If slots are available I will make payment ASAP...

    May 24, 2014

    • manju

      Yes .slots are available .

      May 25, 2014

    • Siva S.

      paid -Transaction Id: ghad[masked]

      May 25, 2014

  • manju

    Guys in the waiting list .please make the payments early so that we can plan ahead !!!!

    May 20, 2014

  • Rini B.

    Hi, I have made the payment. Here is my transaction details - Transaction Id: gh[masked]_Rini Biswas

    Please confirm the same. Cheers :)

    1 · May 17, 2014

    • sonali p.

      @Rini Biswas - confirm received amount of 2000 vide trx ref gh[masked]

      1 · May 20, 2014

    • Rini B.

      Awesome! Looking forward to the trek :D

      May 20, 2014

  • MANISH S.

    any slots available?? Can I make the payment

    May 19, 2014

    • jamila k.

      yes we do have slots available

      May 19, 2014

  • Rini B.

    Hi Jamila. Could you check the link? I tried today also. It's not working. :(

    May 16, 2014

  • Rini B.

    There is a mismatch of dates. Please check and confirm which is the correct date, 3rd July or 1st August?

    May 7, 2014

    • jamila k.

      Lemme check that

      May 16, 2014

    • Rini B.

      Sure. Let me know and I shall make the payment immediately.

      May 16, 2014

  • manju

    Guys .start making payments !!! We would start booking tickets asap !!!

    May 15, 2014

  • jamila k.

    guys dates are changed to jume 19th.please make a note of the new dates

    May 9, 2014

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