The Dhodap Fort Trek takes you to the second-highest fort in Maharashtra.
Unknown to many, the fort offers great trekking experiences one can ask for. Packed with many surprises the Dhodap Fort Trek has a variety that stands out to make it one of the best treks to do in Maharashtra. It is a joy and a trekker’s paradise.
Dhodap Fort trek is a delight and a treat for those who like exploring and you get the right dose of adventure.
The trek has so much to offer that we have heard trekkers saying of ending up with a feeling of not exploring the trek enough, even after having done this multiple times. The trek is on the vast and wide plateau that climbs up into three levelled forts.
It has a rich history where the fort belonged to Nizams up to the 16th century. Later it was captured by the Peshwas until the Marathas took over this fort and used it as a jail. The fort later went into the hands of the British when they conquered the Marathas in 1818.
Day 0Night Travelling
22:00 Please reach your pickup point and meet with SG-Trekkers representatives to mark your attendance.
22:30 You will be transferred by private bus to base camp or the starting point of the trek.
Day 1Dhodap Fort
04:30 We arrive at the base of the Dhodap Fort.
05:00 – 06:00 Refresh yourself. (Toilets are available there.) Have breakfast & tea.
06:00 Our field experts will provide pre-trek information and instructions to all participants.
06:15 – 09:15 Now we start the trek to the Dhodap fort. We need to ascend approximately 1,640 ft. It takes about three hours to reach the top from the base.
08:30 – 12:00 Explore Dhodap Fort.
12:00 – 14:00 Now we start descending to the base village via the same route. Reach base village & Refresh yourself.
14:00 – 15:00 Let’s have a meal together. Served hot and tasty vegetarian food.
15:00 – 18:00 We will visit some ancient places near the base village.
20:00 Have a Dinner.
21:00 Rest for the day.
Day 1: Highlights
• Altitude Gain / Loss (ft.): 1,500 / 1,500 • Walk (approx.): 7 hrs., 13 km. • Accommodation: MH Forest Rest House • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2Ramshej Fort
04:00 – 06:00 Start your day early in the morning. Get refreshed & travel to the base village of Ramshej fort.
06:00 Reach base village. Have breakfast & tea.
06:30 – 07:00 Start trek to Ramshej fort. Easy trek of a half hour.
07:00 – 09:30 Explore Ramshej Fort.
10:00 Now we start descending to the base village via the same route. Reach base village.
10:00 – 12:00 Visit Chamar Caves.
12:00-14:00 Have a delicious lunch in Nashik city.
15:00 – 20:00 Start the journey back to Pune with very pleasant memories and non-biodegradable garbage. We are going to take a short break for tea.
20:00 Reach Pune and now it’s time to say goodbye to your travel companion. Let’s keep in touch via phone / social media and meet again on another memorable trip.
SEE YOU SOON! 😀
Day 2: Highlights
• Altitude Gain / Loss (ft.): 350 / 350 • Walk (approx.): 4 hrs., 5 km. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch