One of the most popular treks of the Sahyadri range, Katraj to Sinhgad Fort or K2S trek promises you a memorable experience. It starts from Katraj Ghat in the south of Pune and ends at Sinhgad Fort which lies in the southwest direction of Pune. Doing the trek through a series of 13+ mountains for a distance of approx. 15 km.; it challenges your mental and physical capabilities and at the same time amply rewards you with unforgettable sceneries of nature.
The trek route is ideal for both amateurs and professional trekkers and is capable to satisfy the cravings of adventure lovers with a scope to test physical fitness, stamina, and willpower.
Witness a wide view of Pune city and surroundings, valleys with different shades of nature in daylight; while feeling a fresh breeze brushing through your face as you conquer a mountain in front of you as well as the mountain within you.
Extra infoKatraj Ghat
The mountain pass which connects Pune to south Maharashtra offers a fascinating view of peaks and valleys of the mountain ranges of the Sahyadri along with a night view of Pune city lodged amid glittering stars and moonlight. There is a 300-meter long tunnel in Katraj Ghat.
Extra infoSinhgad Fort – 4,320 ft.
Sinhgad is a fortress located roughly 30 kilometres southwest of Pune, India. Perched on an isolated cliff of the Bhuleshwar range of the Sahyadri Mountains, it is situated on a hill rising 1312 meters above sea level.
Sinhgad Fort previously called “Kondhana”, the fort has been the site of many important battles, most notably the battle of Sinhgad Fort in 1670. It was also strategically located at the center of a string of other forts such as Rajgad Fort, Purandar Fort and the highest mountain of Pune district i.e. Torna Fort.
Given natural protection by its very steep slopes, the walls and bastions were constructed at only key places; it has two gates – the Kalyan Darwaja in the southeast and the Pune Darwaja in the north-east. The top of the fort also offers a mesmerizing view of the Khadakwasla Dam, a dam on the Mutha River which supplies water to Pune.
Day 1K2S Day Trek
06:00 Please reach your reporting venue and meet with SG-Trekkers representatives to mark your attendance.
06:30 You will be transferred by public bus (PMPML Bus) to the starting point of the trek.
07:00 Reach Katraj’s old tunnel. This is your starting point of the trek. Our field experts will provide pre-trek information and instructions to all participants.
07:15 Now, you start your long journey from Katraj to Sinhgad fort. This is a moderate endurance trek. You need to go up & down about 13 hills. You need to keep your walking speed the same.
After walking for a few hours, you will reach the junction point on the main road of Sinhgad fort.
13:30 Now this time you reach the junction point. Take the main road to Sinhgad fort.
16:00 – 17:00 Reach Sinhgad fort. Refresh yourself. (Toilets are not allowed here.) Let’s have a hot and tasty Sinhgad special meal together.
17:00 – 21:00 Start descending Sinhgad fort to the parking lot. Take a jeep to the bus stop and start the journey back to Pune with very pleasant memories and non-biodegradable garbage.
21:00 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 1: Highlights
• Altitude Gain / Loss (ft.): 1,550 / 1,550 • Walk (approx.): 7 hrs., 15 km. • Meals: Sinhgad Spl. Meal
Sat, 19 Mar 2022, 06:00 hrs.
PMPML Bus: Pune to Pune Jeep: Sinhgad to Base village