Torna Trek is a popular trek in Maharashtra, India. It is located in the Western Ghats and is known for its scenic beauty and rich history. The trek involves steep climbs and rocky terrain, making it suitable for experienced trekkers. Here is a detailed itinerary, essential trekking information, things to carry, training and fitness tips, safety tips, and costs for the Torna Trek.

Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Pune to Velhe

  • Reach Swargate Bus Station by 6:00 am and take a bus to Velhe
  • Reach Velhe by 8:00 am and start the trek to Torna Fort
  • Reach Torna Fort and camp overnight

Day 2: Torna Fort to Pune

  • Wake up early and watch the sunrise from the peak
  • Explore the historic Torna Fort
  • Descend to Velhe village
  • Take a bus to Pune
  • Reach Pune by late evening

Essential Trekking Information:

  • Trek Distance: 14 km (approx.)
  • Trek Duration: 2 days
  • Trek Grade: Moderate to Difficult
  • Altitude: 4,603 ft. (1,403 m)
  • Best Time to Visit: October to February
  • Terrain: Steep climbs and rocky terrain
  • Water Sources: Streams and waterfalls along the route
Torna Trek

Things to Carry:

  • Comfortable trekking shoes with good grip
  • Warm clothes and rain gear
  • Sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, and a hat
  • Water bottles and energy bars
  • Torch and extra batteries
  • First aid kit and personal medication
  • Tent, sleeping bag, and camping gear (if camping overnight)
  • Map and compass

Training and Fitness Tips:

  • Build up endurance by going for regular walks and runs
  • Train your legs and core muscles with squats, lunges, and planks
  • Practice breathing exercises to improve lung capacity
  • Carry a backpack during your training sessions to build stamina

Safety Tips:

  • Always follow the trail markers and stay on the designated path
  • Carry enough water and stay hydrated
  • Do not litter or harm the environment in any way
  • Do not disturb the local flora and fauna
  • In case of an emergency, call for help immediately


  • The trek can be done independently or with the help of a local trekking company
  • The cost will vary depending on the mode of transportation, food, and accommodation
  • On average, the cost of the trek can range from INR 1,500 – 3,000 per person.

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