Rajgad fort Trek

Brief Description

The Rajgad fort trek is a beautiful trek, which makes a perfect weekend getaway for you and your group. This trek can be completed in two days. The entire trail of the trek is lush green and has some of the most beautiful flowers which are found along the way. The spectacular views of the Sahyadri mountains and the Machee around the fort are something you cannot miss. The Rajgad fort is huge and gives a glimpse into the cultural and religious heritage of the state. Situated in the Pune district, the Rajgad Fort is around 60 km from Pune and is built on the Murumbadevi Dongar, locally referred to as the Mountain of Goddess Murumba. The fort is too huge to be explored in a single day, thus the visitors consider an overnight stay at the Padmavati Temple on the fort to gain the best experience. With the availability of an ample amount of water source and local items sold by the villagers at the fort, the Rajgad Fort trek is a perfect weekend trek from Pune for nature lovers and history buffs. Stay on this page for more information on the Rajgad Fort Trek - FAQs, Itinerary, etc.

Why Bikat?

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Bikat community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped the region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice axe, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Itinerary

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1 Day 1
Day 1 - Gunjavane Village to Rajgad Fort
2 Day 2
Day 2 - Rajgad Fort to Gunjavane Village

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Rajgad Fort Trek is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Mumbai and Pune. Giving you glorious views of the Sahyadris from the top of the fort, the Rajgad Fort Trek is perfect for beginners and experienced trekkers alike who wish to explore the best of Western Ghats. Being an easy trek, no prior trekking experience is required.

Eligibility: Experience required

Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although one is required to have mental preparedness and stamina before he begins the trek. Running exercise is recommended.

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Rajgad Fort Trek

The Rajgad fort trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the Pune district. It has a lush green trail and offers spectacular views of mountains all around. The Rajgad fort boasts of housing Shivaji for the longest period and gives you a chance to dive into the rich history of Maharashtra.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

September to October are the best seasons to do this trek. The winter and the monsoon months are the ideal seasons to explore this trail. However, during the monsoons, it gets difficult to explore the entire fort and enjoy the views due to heavy mist.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

September to October are the best months to do this trek.

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Anyone who is new to the trekking and wants to venture into the experience should begin with this trek. This trek is easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune. Taking you to one of the finest historical forts in the Western Ghats, the Rajgad Fort Trek hosts beautiful green valleys and an adventurous climb to the fort with a chance to camp at the fort itself.

Eligibility: Experience required

Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although one is required to have mental preparedness and stamina before he begins the trek. Running exercise is recommended.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Rajgad Fort Trek

Anyone who is new to the trekking and wants to venture into the experience should begin with this trek. This trek is easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune. Being one of the most historically significant forts in the Western Ghats, this trek gives you unparalleled views of the lush green valleys and panoramic view of a wide range of hills. With an eventfully historic backstory and an unmatched view of nature at its best, the Rajgad Fort Trek is indeed a treat for all- history buffs, adventure mongers and nature enthusiasts.

Best Season:

The best season to do the Visapur Fort trek would be from the beginning of monsoons in mid-June to end of winters, which is around the end of Feb. However, the trek and views of the surroundings are especially beautiful during monsoons, which is when this trek is most popular.

Packing List: What to pack

It is recommended to pack a backpack with a rain cover, poncho, trekking poles, food and snacks, waterproof shoes, etc.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The base of the trek Gunjavane Village is easily accessible from Pune.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

Intermittent cellular network throughout the trek.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

1. How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
2. How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.

Packing List: What to pack



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Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The base of the trek is the Gunjavane Village located 58 km from Pune and 194 km from Mumbai. Both are well connected by regular trains and buses. One can hire a private taxi to reach Gunjavane as well.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

Intermittent cellular network on trekking days.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 9 years. However, minors aged between 9 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

Accommodation on trek days is in tents on a twin sharing basis.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

We use four-season Gipfel tents and sleeping bags. If you carry your own sleeping bag, you will get a cashback reward, provided that you inform us as soon as you have booked your trek.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

Toilet tents will be provided to you on the trek.These are portable toilets tents where a deep pit will be dug. A shovel will be provided inside the tent to cover the waste after you have made your business. You can take a toilet roll inside. Make sure you dig used toilet paper along with the waste. Though water is recommended in place of toilet paper. Please refrain from using wet wipes as they are non-biodegradable. There will be no facility for bathing on the trek. Go through our blog section for tips on how to maintain personal hygiene on treks.

Equipment and facilities: If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

There will be no snow on this trek.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. The only non-vegetarian item served on our treks are eggs. Our kitchen staff follows a proper menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfil the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes, bread and butter served for breakfast. Rice or simple roti sabzi will be packed for lunch. In dinner, you will have dal, egg curry or any other vegetarian dish along with rice, roti, and a dessert item. Packed lunch will be provided to you on the days you are trekking. You are requested to carry your own tiffin box and a mug to consume food. The meals consumed on journey and arrival day are not included in our cost.

Equipment and facilities: What equipment can I rent from you?

You can rent the following items from us- Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

Monsoon season will see a significant amount of rainfall with temperatures ranging from 30 to 20 degree celsius. Winter months will be much cooler with temperatures dropping down to as low as 10 degrees at night.

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

No, there will be no snow on this trek.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option to offload my backpack?

No, there is no option to offload your backpack.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A team of participant will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by what their leader says. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have a certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

No, trekking pole is not necessary.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

It is recommended that you come prepared with all the stuff. Please do not leave anything for last-minute buying.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing tent with each other. In case you are the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.

Miscellaneous : Will you give certificates on completion of trek?

Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

You will be picked up from Pune and dropped at the same.

Transport: What time will you drop us at the end point on last day of the trek?

Expect to reach Mumbai by late afternoon.

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

No mandatory documents required for the trek.

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Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • Meals during Trek
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Safety Equipment
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers.
  • Services of a Trek Leader
  • Accommodation during the trek (Tents/Guesthouses)
  • Transportation from Pune to the base and back to Pune

What's not Included

  • Meals during road journeys
  • Cost of any kind of travel insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
  • Portage of personal rucksacks

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund
  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 5% deduction
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure - 50% deduction
  • Less than 15 days of departure - No Cash Refund
Voucher Refund
  • Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date - No deduction
  • Cencellations within 5 days prior to departure - No Refund
*Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
*Please note that this is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy

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