Sunday, July 27, 2008

trekking on August 1st week

Hi Guys, We have trekking on August 1st week.

Trek Date:- From 2-08-2008 to 3-08-2008 (2 days)

Trek Route:- Yadamane---->Basavana baayi--->Belligundi--->Goodanagundi falls--->Kattinakaru.

Departure from Bangalore to SAGAR:- 1-08-2008. night from KempeGowda Bus stand by Rajahmasa Bus..

Return from SAGAR to Bangalore:- 4-08-2008 by around 6:00 AM.

Date:- 1-08-2008

* Deaprture from Bangalore by around 10:30 PM.

Date:- 2-08-2008

* Reach Sagar by early morning.
* Freshen Up, Have Break fast and Catch a local bus or hired jeep to the trek point by 8:00 AM
* Reach Hoge hundi , the Trek start point by 10:30 AM and Start the trek
* Reach Basavana baayi peak by afternoon. Play in the water falls and Have lunch.
* Start the Trek towards Yadamane and camp in a tribals house by 6:00 PM.
* Have a Camp fire and enjoy the evening(Depends on rain situation). Also interact with Tribals.
* Have dinner and retire for the day

Date:-3-08-2008


* Wake up by 6:00 AM and get freshen up quickly.
* Have Breakfast and start the trek by 7:30AM to Belligundi water falls.
* Spend time in valley view and belligundi view
* Trek to Goodanagundi water falls and if possible Enjoy in the Water fall (depends on the water level.
* Have luch and Trek to Kattinakaru.
* Catch a local bus or hired jeep to Sagar.
* Reach Sagar and have dinner.
* Start the journey back to Bangalore by around 10:00 PM

Please click on the below link to have a glimpse of small part of the route
http://srikslib.blogspot.com/2007/02/meghane-trek-log-iv.html


Please MAIL me to prapancha@gmail.com if u need any more information .

Below are our previous trek snaps
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/stanfrancis/MonsoonTreckToSharavathyValley
& http://picasaweb.google.com/pradeepthanraj/SharavathiValleyTrek?authkey=NhgBkkpKrAs

Monday, July 21, 2008

Visual tour of our 19-20th July Trek


Starting off the trek @ Hogehundi

A Lovely Green patch on the way to Basavana baayi

A Lovely Green patch on the way to Basavana baayi

Cameraman trying some shots!!

Basavanabaayi water falls!














Trekkers Playing in the falls

Hiss....A snake spoted on the way

The Group with Narayana

Belligundi at its best


Arjun pose please...!
Furious Goodana Gundi water fall

Cameramen trying to capture the falls from far

Group at Ganganadu Bare..viewing the magnificiant valley

2 Days Trek on 26-27th July

Dear Trekkers, Mansoon always mesmarises trekkers and nature lovers. We have had couple of successive weekend's mansoon trek, all of them were really awesome.

Now our next trek plan,
Route:- Hogehundi-->Basavanabaayi-->Yadamane Gudda-->Belligundi->Goodanagundi falls
Level of Trek:- Moderate
Departure:- 25-07-2008 Friday night.
Transport:- KSRTC Rajahamsa Bus to Sagar.

Itinerary:-

Date:- 25-07-2008
* Deaprture from Bangalore by around 10:00 PM.

Date:- 26-07-2008
* Reach Sagar by early morning.
* Freshen Up, Have Break fast, travel to the trek point by hired jeep.
* Reach Hoge hundi , the Trek start point by 10:30 AM and Start the trek
* Reach Basavana baayi peak by afternoon. Play in the water falls and Have lunch.
* Start the Trek towards Yadamane and camp in a tribals house by 6:00 PM.
* Have a Camp fire and enjoy the evening(Depends on rain situation). Also interact with Tribals.
* Have dinner and retire for the day

Date:-27-07-2008
* Wake up by 6:00 AM and get freshen up quickly.
* Have Breakfast and start the trek by 7:30AM to Belligundi water falls.
* Spend time in valley view and belligundi view
* Trek to Goodanagundi water falls and if possible Enjoy in the Water fall (depends on the water level.
* Have luch and Trek to Kattinakaru.
* Catch a local bus or hired jeep to Sagar.
* Reach Sagar and have dinner.
* Start the journey back to Bangalore by around 10:00 PM

Please click on the below link to have a glimpse of small part of the route
http://srikslib.blogspot.com/2007/02/meghane-trek-log-iv.html

Anybody interested in joining us, please confirm ASAP as we need to reserve the bus ticket.

Please MAIL me to
prapancha@gmail.com if u need any more information

Below links are our previous trek snaps
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/stanfrancis/MonsoonTreckToSharavathyValley
http://picasaweb.google.com/pradeepthanraj/SharavathiValleyTrek?authkey=NhgBkkpKrAs

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

One more mansoon trek on 12/13-07-2008

In sharavathi valley, Kattinakaru surroundings has a beautiful landscapes. It has beautiful grass patches amidst thick rain forest. And there are many beautiful, virgin water falls.
As usual i had anounced bit early on this trek. The route i fixed was Meghane-->Bsavana baayi-->Belligundi falls. But later litle modification had to be done because of some disturbance in the valley. So the deviated route was Hoge hundi-->Basavana baayi-->Avathi mane-->Padubeedu-->Belligundi--->Goodanagundi. We had 2 different groups coming for the trek, one was from chennai and the other one is from Bangalore. Mostly it was again a IT people gang. Chennai team hired a private vehicle as they had to catch train while going back by Sunday evening itself. So i decided to accompany them from Bangalore in their vehicle And asked Bangalore team to come to Sagar and handed over tickets to them. We started off in TT by around 11:00pm from Bangalore.
We reached Sagar by 6:30am. By then our Trek leader Narayana had arranged a room in the lodge to get freshen up. We let chennai team to get freshen up first. Once they were through they left the place as they wanted to see theJ og falls. Then Bangalore team got the chance to get freshen up and we all had tea in near by hotel and started off to Jog. After a stop over in Jog , we left to Kargal and we all of us had a nice breakfast. Later we left to our trek starting point Hoge hundi. As soon as we reached the spot, mats were rolled and fastened to Backpack and groceries were distributed among all equally. All of us packed the back pack with grocery and moved about half a KM to have first introductory session. I requested everyone to farm a circle and introduce themselves. I briefed about our organization and few rules to be fallowed in the trek and we were ready to start the trek.
We started the trek towards Basavana baayi. The patches in the think forest were awesome to watch. It was a great moment to watch such a lovely scenery of different green shades with clud playing hide and seek game. Our photographers had a great day too... After an hour and half trek we were in Basavana baayi.
Basavana baayi is an hillock in the thick forest. There is a temple and there is a basava (BULL) statue, through its mouth water is to fall out, so this name. After about 10 mins of relaxation and de-leaching by our fellow trekkers, we asked every one to accompany us to Basavana baayi Water fall. On the way the to the falls, boulders in the stream were very damn slippery! most of us fell down due to skidding. Finally reached the great water fall. Even though the falls height is small, the location makes it a great place to be. This falls is under a canopy of huge trees, falls in the middle of a huge monolithic Black rock and this fall has a made a ovel shape pond after the falls. So all these reminds us that a bollywood settings for a romantic song!!!. Trekkers went crazy looking at the falls and jumped in to the fall without even removing the dress they were wearing!. Most of us enjoyed in the falls for about half an hour and got back to the temple.

By the time we were back, yummy food was ready!. Our cook Dharmanna had prepared rice, sambar, papad and pickle !!. Even though i had sent a mail, many had not brought plates to eat. They manged with group eating on a large plates used for cooking!!.
After about couple of minutes rest, Our trek leader narayana requested to start the trek towards Yadamane gudda. The trek was in

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

2 days trek out of Bangalore to Sharavathi Valley

Dear Trekkers Mansoon always mesmarises trekkers and nature lovers. We have had 3 successive weekends mansoon trek, all of them were awesome..

Now our next trek plan,
Route:- Meghane--->Basavana baayi--->Kattinakaru.
Level of Trek:- Moderate
Departure:- 11-07-2008 Friday night.
Transport:- KSRTC Rajahamsa Bus to Bhatkal.

Itinerary:-
Date:- 11-07-2008

* Deaprture from Bangalore by around 9:00 PM.

Date:- 12-07-2008

* Reach Bhatkal by early morning.
* Freshen Up, Have Break fast and Catch a local bus or hired jeep to the trek point by 8:00 AM
* Reach Nagavalli , the Trek point by 10:30 AM and Start the trek
* Reach Meghane peak by afternoon. Have lunch.
* Start the Trek towards Meghane and camp in a tribals house by 6:00 PM.
* Have a Camp fire and enjoy the evening(Depends on rain situation). Also interact with Tribals.
* Have dinner and retire for the day

Date:-13-07-2008

* Wake up by 6:00 AM and get freshen up quickly.
* Have Breakfast and start the trek by 7:30AM to Basavana baayi.
* Reach Basavana baayi and Enjoy in the Water falls
* Have luch and Trek to Kattinakaru.
* Catch a local bus or hired jeep to Sagar.
* Reach Sagar and have dinner.
* Start the journey back to Bangalore by around 10:00 PM

Please click on the below link to have a glimpse of small part of the route
http://srikslib.blogspot.com/2007/02/meghane-trek-log-iv.html

Anybody interested to joining us, please confirm as soon as possible as we need to reserve the bus ticket.

Please MAIL me to prapancha@gmail.com if u need any more information .

Our Previous [ 28/29-06-2008] Bheeshwara-->dabbe Trek Snaps
http://picasaweb.google.com/subbukl/Bheemeshwar_dabbeFalls_hosagadde_30June08
&
Our Previous [ 14-15th June] Basavana baayi-->Goodana Gundi falls Trek Snaps
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/Hemanth.Nirvani/GoodanaGundiTrek

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Bheemeshwara to Dabbe falls Trek on 28/29-06-2008


Mungaaru Maleye yenu ninna hanigala leele....this is the first line of a famous kannada film "Mungaru Male", meaning "Oh! monsoon rain what a beautiful play of your drops!(aprox. transliteration)" etc., As everyone enjoys listening to this melodious song, we experienced the song literally during our 2 days trek to sharavathi valley on 28/29th June weekend.

As i had announced earlier about the week end trek, finally 15 of them confirmed. I had a very tense moment till last moment as few of them gave a sleepless nights till the end. First they said they are confirmed and later backed out. I had terrible time to sell those and i canceled some of them and i lost few hundred rupees in that process!.

Finally we 6 of us got in to Bangalore --> Kumta bus at 11:15pm at Mejestic. 8 of tartiaus friends decided to travel in their car and 2 of guru friends traveled from mysore directly.

I had reserved tickets in Rajahamsa service of KSRTC. So the journey was comfortable and we slept peacefully. We reached Sagar by 6:45 AM and our trek leader Narayana had arranged a room in a hotel for us to get freshen up, so we all barged in to room and got ready within no time. But our fellow trekkers who were coming in different mode of travel were yet to reach. Finally they landed and they too got freshened up. Quickly we all barged in to a hotel nearby and tried every dish which was available there!!!.

Narayana had arranged a vehicle to take us to trek point. we all got stuffed in to the vehicle and left for the trek point. By 11:30 am we e the trek point, quickly got the grocery distributed. I asked everyone to circle up for the introductory session. Everyone briefed about themselves and i gave few instruction and briefed about some rules to be fallowed in the trek. We started the trek towards Bheemeshwara.

After some distance of trek we were confronted by a over flowing stream. Then we had to take deviation to trek a along with the stream to find the SANKA(bridge). All of us crossed the sanka in break dance style! and for some narayana helped them. Rain god was laughing all the way...It just started pouring....Finally we reached the bheemshwara temple's priest cottage. Immediately our cook Dharmanna started preparing the lunch. We then decided to go to falls next to the temple.

To see Bheemshwara in rainy season is a treat for the eyes. It is a heaven on earth. It is an hillock. There is a 14th century temple constructed in stone slabs. There are caves, which locals say they lead to KAASHI (Benaras)!!. According to mythological story, Bheema of Mahabaratha had visited this place when he was on way to get the "sougandhika pushpa" for Draupadi. He worshiped lord Shiva here and continued his onward journey. There is a beautiful water fall next to the temple. It is a 3 cascading water fall. There are orchid flowers along with the fall and they are of purple color, makes it so beauty to watch. Even though it is damn slippery, it is safe place to play in the falls. We all had a great time.
After the play in falls, visited the temple and prayed. Later came back to the priest cottage , by then hot lunch was ready :-p. As we had played in water falls, we were all hungry and hogged like anything....!. It was tasty sambar with full of all kinds of vegitables. Rested for couple of minutes after lunch and packed off from Bheemeshwara towards a tribal's house where we were supposed to camp for the night.
As soon as we started the next leg of trek, rain started pouring like anything. We experienced what a western ghat rain will be..!. But as or trek track was covered with canopy of huge tree, we were not troubled by the pouring.

video

For More Photos of this trek, Please click on the link
http://picasaweb.google.com/subbukl/55_bheemeshwar_dabbeFalls_hosagadde_30June08#