Welcome to my group! My agenda for this group is to meet other trekking enthusiasts and plan treks in the Sahyadris but with a twist! You will find many groups here organising treks and other activities to places which are frequented by large crowds. What I plan to do is explore forts and other places that are less frequented. Usually when I plan a trek with my friends I try my best to land us on a fort where we are the only group. This gives immense satisfaction of being actually in the wilderness and away from the crowd.
So if you are one of those adventure seekers who love to explore the less frequented places and enjoy the tranquillity that they have to offer, please join me!
The last trek to Morgiri fort was a blast and I feel it is worth another visit before the end of monsoon. Morgiri is one of the less known or visited forts in the Lonavala region with not much history associated. One can find a rock cut temple on the way along with a few water cisterns on the top of the fort. The initial path goes through forest land and then leads to an open plateau with magnificent views of the fort on one side and the entire landscape surrounding Tung fort on the other. From here there is a steep and slippery path that leads us to the top of the fort. On the way there is a small rock patch and a ladder climb that helps us get to the top of the fort.
Difficulty level: Moderate (Prior experience preferred)
Endurance level: Moderate
What to expect: Slippery ground
Things to carry: Min. 3L of water, small backpack, trekking shoes, snacks, personal medicines and rain wear (Optional).
5.45am Assemble at Pimple Saudagar / Wakad Flyover
9:00am Have breakfast on the way and reach fort base
11:00am Start descending
1:00pm Leave for Pune and have lunch on the way
4:00pm Arrive at Pimple Saudagar / Wakad Flyover
Cost: At actual (non commercial)
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Hope to see you all on Saturday!
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