Tung Fort Trek & Camping

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About Tung Fort

Tung Fort also called Kathingad; difficult fort in Marathi is a hill fort in Pune District, Maharashtra, India. Tung Fort was built before 1600 CE. It was built by the Adil Shahi dynasty but was captured by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj . It is small, and not able to hold more than 200 troops at a time. As such, it would not have been able to defend itself on its own for a long time. Its shape and structure suggest that its main function was as a watchtower guarding the road to Pune city. The Dhamale family, one of the Deshmukh from the Maval region, was charged with ensuring the security of Tung Fort. During invasion, it served to provide a temporary distraction for invaders. Thus, the major forts of Visapur and Lohagad would have time to prepare themselves to meet the invading army. This fort served as a watchtower in the past because from top of the fort, a lot of area in the Maval region of the Pawana and Mulshi valleys can be seen, and thus, from the top of the fort, a watch on these areas can be kept. In 1657, it became a part of Swarajya with all other forts situated in Maval region. In 1660, Netaji Palkar was appointed to protect this region. In 1665, Jay Singh invaded this region. Diler khan and others destroyed the villages around Tung & Tikona, but were unable to conquer these forts. Then, according to Treaty of Purandar (signed on 12th June 1665), Kubad khan with Halal khan and others took over fort on 18 June 1665. Its sharp, conical peak makes Tung Fort a prominent landmark, even from a distance. It has an oval shape, thick walls and numerous bastions. A steep climb on grassy slopes leads to the ruins of a temple at the summit. A rocky staircase leads several feet down to a water reservoir. From the top of the fort, the Lohagad, Visapur, Tikona and Korigad forts are clearly visible.

Batches for Tung Fort

  • Registration is Closed for 26th 27th May 2018
  • 2nd 3rd June 2018
  • 9th 10th June 2018
  • 17th June 2018 (Monsoon Trek)
  • 24th June 2018 (Monsoon Trek)
  • 1st July 2018 (Monsoon Trek)

Event Details

Tung Fort Details

Tung Fort Trek Difficulty Level: Easy.

Base Village for Tung Fort: Tungwadi.

Region: Lonavala.

Total time required for climbing Tung Fort: 1 hour one way.

Duration: 1 Day & 1 Night.

Tung Fort Height: 3000 ft. (approx.).

Cost: Rs 1800

Event Itinerary

Tung Fort event Itinerary

We meet at 17:30 Hrs. (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on Saturday.

From Mumbai you can board: Sinhagad Express 11009 - Mumbai to Pune Junction.

14:30 - CST.

14:40 - Dadar.

15:08 - Thane.

15:28 - Kalyan.

16:08 - Karjat.

17:08 - Lonavala.

Saturday

17:20 - Meet at Lonavala Railway Station near Ticket Counter.

17:30 - Move towards Campsite by Jeep.

19:00 – Reach Campsite, Campfire and Relax

21:00 – Dinner

Sunday

05:00 - Wake Up and Freshen Up.

05:30 - Start Tung fort trek.

06:30 – Reach on top, watch sunrise and explore fort.

07:30 – Start descend.

08:30 – Reach at base village.

09:00 – Breakfast.

09:30 - Start journey towards Lonavala station.

11:00 – Reach at Lonavala station. Trek and Camping ends here.

Cost Includes

  • 1 Evening tea, 1 Dinner and 1 Veg Breakfast.
  • Treks and Trails India charges.
  • Travel by Jeep for Tung village to Lonavala.
  • Tent Stay on sharing basis.

Cost Excludes

  • All kinds of Extra Meals / Drinks Ordered.
  • Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost, which is not mentioned in the cost, includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.

Tung Fort Monsoon Trek Event Itinerary

Train timings for Mumbai participants

Indrayani Express

05:40 CSMT

05:51 Dadar

06:14 Thane

06:33 Kalyan

07:58 Lonavala

Train timings for Pune participants

Lonavala Local Train

06:30 Pune

06:35 Shivaji nagar

07:50 Lonavala

08:00 Meet at Lonavala station.

08:15 Breakfast.

08:45 Move towards Tungwadi by Jeep.

10:00 Reach at base village and start ascend.

12:00 Reach on top of Tung fort. Exploration, Lunch and rest. (2 hrs. approx.)

14:00 Descend.

15:30 Reach base and move towards Lonavala station by Jeep.

17:00 Departure for Mumbai / Pune from Lonavala station.

Note

  • People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience.
  • Missing the train is missing Monsoon Trek to Tung, no refund will be provided.
  • Trekkers should carry packed Lunch for this Trek.

Cost Includes

  • 1 veg Breakfast and Evening tea.
  • Trek Leader Expertise Charges.
  • Lonavala to base village by local vehicle.

Cost Excludes

  • Travel cost from Mumbai to Lonavala and back.
  • Travel from Pune to Lonavala and back.
  • Lunch for the trek.
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.

Cost Rs: 900

How to Register

Batches for Tung Fort

Registration is Closed for 26th 27th May 2018 

2nd 3rd June 2018 - Buy Ticket - 

9th 10th June 2018 - Buy Ticket - 

For Registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 1800.00 per person in the given a/c

Account Name - Treks and Trails 

Bank Name - Axis Bank

Account Number - 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code - UTIB0000695

Account Type - Current Account

Once payment is done, please send an email to      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   with Transaction ID, Participant Names, email ID, Whatsapp mobile number, emergency contact number.

Please Call or email for any clarification: 

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai mobile/Whatsapp - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

Batches for Tung Fort

17th June 2018 - Buy Ticket - 

24th June 2018 - Buy Ticket - 

1st July 2018 - Buy Ticket - 

 

For Registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 900.00 per person in the given a/c

 

Account Name - Treks and Trails 

Bank Name - Axis Bank

Account Number - 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code - UTIB0000695

Account Type - Current Account

 

Once payment is done, please send an email to      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   with Transaction ID, Participant Names, email ID, Whatsapp mobile number, emergency contact number.

 

Please Call or email for any clarification: 

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai mobile/Whatsapp - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

 

Things to Carry

Thing to Carry

  • 2/3 litters of water.
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
  • Good Torch must with extra battery.
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek.
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 litters.
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
  • Identity Proof.
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.

{FAQ Tung fort trek}

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1.  Can we drive till Tung village?

Yes.

 2. Distance from Mumbai to Tung village?

Three hours drive from Mumbai 110 km approx.

 3. Distance from Pune to Tung village?

            Two and half hour’s drive from Pune - 95 km approx.

  4. Number of days required for this event?

            One day and one night

  5. Is there food available on Tung fort?

            No. Food available at base village

  6. How much time required climbing Tung fort?

            1 hour (one way).

  7. Where can we park our cars?

            Base Village at your own risk

  8. Is there any parking charge?

Yes.

  9. Are Toilet Available on Tung fort?

Not available. During the trek toilets are not available.

            Provision for toilet tents will be made at Villagers House - eastern style commode.

  10. Do single traveller’s female sign up for these events?

            We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events.

            Many Single Travelling Female join our events.

 11. Are Kids allowed on treks?

            Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only

 12. What type of food will be provided?

            Only Veg local home cooked food is available.

 13. Phone Connectivity?

            Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular service

 15. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?

            Cash payment is not accepted.

Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS / Payment   Gateway

On the spot payment not accepted.

We need to book in advance bus / jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is must.

 16. Will I get bottled water?

            Normal well water shall be provided

 17. Can I charge my phone?

            No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required

 18. How is the weather now?

            Summer Temperature Night 20oC - Day 39°C approx

            Monsoon it rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets

 19. Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

NO. People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis.

20. Can we listen to music on bluetooth speaker?

Listening to music on earphones or bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay

 21. How do I make payment?

            You can pay online on our website in how to register tabs.

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