This beautiful trek is a measurement of your stamina and fitness. The full moonlight makes it more beautiful, memorable, and adventurous. Trek is also called “K2S” Trek. The route starts from the Katraj Tunnel Top (Old), and travels through a series of mountains and hills (more than 15) and approximately (16kms.) which leads to the destination the Top of Sinhagad Fort.
Information about the places:-
KatrajGhat: The Route which connects Pune to South Maharashtra. A single mountain range connects both, Katraj Tunnel and Sinhagad. This connecting mountain range gives a fascinating view of slopes and valleys surrounded by Pune and the amazing view of Pune city. All these things make one test stamina, patience and endurance. This makes the trek, a perfect one to start off trekking, and for this reason, the Trek has become one of the favorites amongst Trekkers.
Sinhagad: Sinhagad is a fortress located roughly 30 kilometers southwest of the city of Pune, India. Previously called Kondhana, the fort has been the site of many important battles, most notably the battle of Sinhagad in 1670. It was also strategically located at the center of a string of other forts such as Rajgad, Purandar, and Torna. Perched on an isolated cliff of the Bhuleswar range of the Sahyadri Mountains, it is situated on a hill rising 1312 meters above sea level. Given natural protection by its very steep slopes, the walls and bastions were constructed at only key places; it has two gates – the KalyanDarwaja in the southeast and the Pune Darwaja in the northeast.
Things we need to carry
– Water is not available anywhere in this route, due to the exhaustive nature of this route; make sure to carry at least 3 liters of water per person (Compulsory)
– Shoes must be in really good condition since the land is slippery (Compulsory)
-Carry your own Food/Dinner (Either Tiffin/packed dinner) (Compulsory)
– Carry a jacket, that protects you when u stop for a rest facing chilling winds. (Compulsory)
– Head/Hand Torch with Spare battery set. (Compulsory)
– Camera (Optional)
– Walking stick (Optional)
– Luggage packed in a good day pack (preferably 22-30 liter backpack), all luggage wrapped in plastic bags to avoid getting wet (compulsory)
– Complete spare set of clothes during Rainy season.
– Personal medication. (If any)
– Keep your backpack weight minimum. (Remember you have to carry things on your own.)