Trek Distance [to and fro]: no idea, just started measuring the time taken through rocks, a crazy ladder and some major scrambling on rocks at the last stretch!
From Base Village: Ekole
Fort Elevation: 3000ft
Time taken: ~2hrs, this one I forgot
While the trail head is marked and easy to find a little further from Ekole at another small settlement, the trail keep branching without direction boards. Sheer luck will take you down the right path. Keep right, and keep the fort in sight on your right all the time!
We did that after one false turn and trudged up relatively straightforward forest trails and rock paths. Till we came to the cave and the crazy ladder. This was the craziest thing I've ever done on a trek! Beyond that, the last stretch on a pile of rock wet from the rains was too hard for me and I sat that one out while B pushed ahead and got his "selfie with the flag". The place where the ladder sits is a nice place to hang out and grab a meal, soaking in the panoramic views of the valley down below. Further down a few steps near the "loo" is another nice cozy spot with a view. These treks are getting scarier each week, and I have no idea why I'm waiting for the next one!