Lohagad Fort trek is a standout amongst the most prevalent trek points near Pune/Mumbai .Out of the numerous forts located in the region, We would rate this as one of the most effortless and secure forts to climb.You will love the place if you are a history lover. This place holds very important mark in the history of Maharashtra. It contains many reminiscences.
If you want to go to some different location then its a place worth going. There are several forts which one can spot, prominent among them are Tikona, Visapur and Tung. This was basically used as a watchtower during Maratha rule and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj has graced this fort at least twice - once when coming back from Surat after siege of Surat and second time after the battle of Umbarkhind when 3000 maratha light infantry beat a 20000 strong Mughal forces headed by kartalabkhan.
On climbing the steps one can get beautiful view of Pavana lake and other green mountains, the fort remains cover with clouds during monsoon. On reaching the top one can get magnificent view of the surroundings and the green valleys.On the top there is a dargah, a temple and Vinchukata Point(Scorpion Tail). The trek may get a bit tiring but once you are on top you really forget your tiredness.
Type: Hill Fort
Difficulty Level: Easy
Base village: Lohagad Wadi
Total distance for climbing: 5 km approx.
5.30AM Start from Mumbai/Pune by private vehicle
8.00AM Breakfast on the way
9.20AM Reach base village of Lohagad
9.30AM Briefing and start the trek
11.00AM Reach and Explore the fort
13.00PM Start descent from fort
14.00PM Have Lunch
15.00PM Start return journey to Mumbai / Pune
19.00PM Reach Mumbai
What is included in the tour
Private Non-AC Transportation
Breakfast & Tea
Basic First Aid
Necessary equipment for trek
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any kind of personal expenses
- Id Proof compulsory
- Water bottles (2 litters compulsory)
- Trekking shoes compulsory (good grip one)
- Hat/Cap, Goggles, Sunscreen, odomos etc
- Personal Medication
- Rainwear (as per season)
- Energy Bar, Dry fruits, Glucose
- Rucksack (to carry all the things)
- Extra pair of clothes
- Camera (optional)