Katraj to Sinhagad or as we call it “K2S” is a popular night trek for professional trekkers, amateurs and newbie’s. The route starts from the Katraj Tunnel Top travels through a series of mountains and hills (more than 15) and approximately (16kms.) which leads to the destination the Top of Sinhagad Fort. It is definitely a trek which will test your physical fitness, stamina and endurance. The trek ends at Sinhagad.
Information about the places:-
Katraj Ghat: The Route which connects Pune to the South Maharashtra. Both, Katraj Tunnel and Sinhagad are connected by a single mountain range. This connecting mountain range gives fascinating view of slopes and valleys surrounded by Pune and the amazing view of Pune city. All these things make one test the stamina, patience and endurance. Which makes the trek, a perfect one to start off the trekking, and for this reason the Trek has become one of the favourites amongst the Trekkers.
Sinhagad: Sinhagad is a fortress located roughly 30 kilometres 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 centre 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 Kalyan Darwaja in the south-east and the Pune Darwaja in the north-east.
Event Date – 3rd February 2018 night (Saturday) to 4th February 2018 Morning (Sunday)
Assembly Point – Plus Valley Adventure Office, 3, Anand Complex, Alkapuri Society, Opp. Hotel Kinara, Above Bata Showroom, Vanaz Corner, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune- 411038.
Assembly Time–08.00 PM.
Things To Carry
- Water is not available anywhere in this route, due to exhaustive nature of this route; make sure to carry at least 3 litres 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 jacket, protects 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 good day pack (preferably 22-30 liter backpack), all luggage wrapped in plastic bags to avoid getting wet (compulsory)
- Complete spare set of clothes.
- Personal medication. (If any)
– Keep your backpack weight minimum. (Remember you have to carry things on your own.)
1. Assembly time 08.00 PM at Plus Valley Adventure Office.
2. Departure towards Katraj by Private Transport by 08.30 PM.
3. Reach the Katraj Tunnel by 09.00 PM
5. Start the Trek by 09.30 PM
6. En-route Food/Dinner (By own) by midnight.
7. Reach Sinhagad by Early morning around 06.00 AM
8. Leave towards Pune by 07.00 AM by Public Transport
Activity Cost – INR 570/- only
Cost Includes –
• Travel by Private/Public Transport from Plus Valley Adventure Office to Katraj New Tunnel and Base village Sinhagad by Private Vehicle from Road head of the trek & & back to Mhatre Bridge (Swargate) by Public Transport
• Morning Breakfast and Tea (Limited)
• Expertise charges.
• First Aid Kit.
Cost does not includes –
• Night Dinner/Food
• Mineral Water/Cold Drinks
• Anything that is not mentioned in included list.
Difficulty level: - Hard (due to slippery descending, heavy ups and downs, and distance to be covered ~ 17 kilometres)
Time Taken – 8 to 9 hrs.
Hills to Cross – 16 Hills