Sahyavede's Full Moon Special Katraj to Sinhgad on 3 – 4 May Night

A very famous fort near Pune. The fort has been very important in the History of Pune for various reasons. There are many Historical incidents are related to the fort, Tanaji Malusare’s death in 1670, while fighting for the Fort to be taken from Surybhan, being one of the major incidents.

Katraj Ghat:
the Route which connects Pune to the South Maharashtra.

Both, Katraj Tunnel and Sinhgad are connected by a single mountain range of Sahyadri Mountains.

This range of around 17 hills has become very famous in Pune for Trekking due to various features.

The Cool breeze, views of Pune City and the Lights, Millions of Stars, the up trail which goes up and down. 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 favorites amongst the Pune Trekkers.

It normally takes 5 to 6 hours to complete the trek. The Record time
to complete the trek is said to be 4 hours.

The Trek:

Location: Katraj Ghat, Sinhgad Fort
Grade: Easy+
Height: 1300 MTR from MSL
District: Pune

Plan –

21:30 – Swargate to Katraj Ghat by PMPML Bus. (1 hr)

11:00 – Reach Katraj Ghat and Start the trek after the Instructions.

06:00 – Reach Sinhgad (6.5 hrs)


08:30 – Tea and Breakfast (30 min)

9:30 – Start descend to the Atkar wadi. (1 hour)

10:30 – reach the Base village and start journey to Swargate by the
earliest available transport.

***** People coming from MUMBAI can avail anyone of them…

PRAGATI EXPRESS starts from CST at 16:25 and Reaches PUNE Stn. at 19:50
DECCAN QUEEN starts from CST at 17:10 and reaches PUNE Stn. at 20:25

Please remember that We are taking the Last bus at 21:30 from Swargate.
There is regular Public/Private Transport available from Pune Stn to Swargate. The distance is around 5 K.M.

Things to Remember:

The Plan has been mentioned as per the ideal scenarios. It may vary as per the real time Conditions.

Cost of the trek would be Rs 300/-

For registration kindly transfer Rs 200/- per head in the following A/c (NON-REFUNDABLE)

Name: Vinayak V. Belose

Bank: CitiBank

Account No.: 5065606706

Branch: Pune

The above mentioned cost includes –

Transport from Swargate to Swargate by Public Transport
Tea and Breakfast
Expertise and Guide Charges

For the registration for this event, Contact:

Vinayak Belose – 9850887432

Rahul Bulbule – 9762458473

Prachi Shinde – 9623886282

Note: Registrations can only be done through Phone Calls.

Checklist for the Trek –

Identity Proof (in Case of any Emergency)
A Haversack / rucksack to carry things on Trek.
Water (at least 3-4 ltr)
Bedding equipment (Sleeping Bag, Shawl etc.)
Windcheater (Remember it’s Winter)
Trekking Shoes (Shoes with Good Grip)
A Working Torch (As it’s a night Trek)
Camera to Click around (who misses that?)
Any Personal Medicines (If your Doctors have told you so…)

Rules & Regulations: (Not just to read, but to follow)

No littering on the Trek, whatsoever.
Carrying or consumption of Alcohol or Smoking is Strictly NOT ALLOWED.
Everybody must follow the instruction given by the Volunteers.

We, Sahyavede, believe in being a part of the Nature to enjoy it and to preserve it the way it is for the Generations to follow.

On the Way Back home, We only leave the Footprints and Carry a lot of Memories and Madness for Sahyadri.

Team सह्यवेडे Trekkers

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