Torna Fort also known as Prachandagad is a large fort located near Pune. It is historically significant because it is the first fort captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1643, at the age of 16 forming the nucleus of the Maratha empire. The hill has an elevation of 1,403 metres (4,603 ft) above sea level, making it the highest hill-fort in the district.
The Trek Being the highest in the region this fort can be a tough trek for first timers, but regulars find thrill in trekking it all the way from Rajgad fort. To present forth a similar thrill we have planned for one day trek from Rajgad side. We'll ascend the fort trekking on a long ridge from Rajgad side up to the top and then we'll descend to the opposite side down to Velhe village covering the entire length of the fort. Please note that we won't be trekking any part of the Rajgad fort.
Base Village: Velhe Grade: Medium to Difficult depending on the rain Endurance: Medium Weather: Cloudy
The Plan Saturday, 11th June 2016. 0430 hrs: Pick up starts from Pune 0700 hrs: Reach base, breakfast 0800 hrs: Trek starts through the Rajgad Torna ridge 1100 hrs: Reach Top 1300 hrs: Start descending towards Velhe 1700 hrs: Reach base Velhe, Evening meal 1830 hrs: Depart for Pune
Note - Trek starts from Rajgad Torna ridge, no part of Rajgad fort would lie en route - Packed lunch/snacks to be brought by self for the course of the trek. - Difficulty would depend on rains on that and the previous day. - End time can extend by 2+ hours depending on the speed of slowest participant in the trek.
Fee: Rs. 950 per person Includes travel by non AC private vehicle, breakfast, evening refreshment and expertise. Excludes Packed lunch, mineral water, anything which is not mentioned.
Guidelines - Please come in proper trekking attire and trekking/sports shoes - Carry some snacks, energy bars, electral and ** 3 Litres of water ** - Carry personal medicines, first aid - Do not participate if not well or injured - Please inform us if you have any medical condition - DO NOT LITTER - Trek fee is non refundable - One has to follow the guidelines by the trek lead at all times, failing which may result in exclusion from the event. - Smoking/Drinking prohibited
Note: It is an adventure activity, we do take all the precautions for safety and timings but, things may go off-schedule a bit due to weather, injuries or other emergency situations. Please enjoy the trek and be a team. Trek leads decision would be final.
Please contact/ping team RACE for more queries: Shalini: 8888839753 Anant: 8888861671 Ashu: 8888859646