Friday, November 21, 2008

2 days Trekking on 29/30th Nov Weekend

Dear All
We have 2 days trek on 29/30th Nov Weekend. This is one of the beautiful route, which is a must do route for a passionate trekker/nature lover. This route has 3 water falls and 2 view points and many streams....

Below is the route details.

The Sharavathi Valley:- The Sharavathi river valley nestled in the central Western Ghats, Shimoga district has been an ecological paradise. The Sharavathi River, rising at Ambuthirtha in Thirthahalli taluk flows north-west and drops down in the Ghats at the world famous Jog falls. The sharavathi Valley is home for many water falls and to some of the beautiful streams. The valley is evergreen to semi-evergreen forest along with moist deciduous type of forests dominate the entire basin along with scrub savannah, grasslands, marshy areas and plantation of acacia, cash crops like areca and rubber providing diverse niches for a variety of taxa. Rare evergreen species such as Dipterocarpus, Syzygium, Cinnamon, Diospyros, Aglaia, endemic Palms along with the globally endangered Myrist-icasps makes this an ecologically sensitive region to be conserved and not marketed.

Trek Date:- From 29-11-2008 to 30-11-2008 (2 days)

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

Departure from Bangalore to SAGAR:- 28-11-2008. Friday night...

Return from SAGAR to Bangalore:- 1-12-2008 by around 6:00 AM.

Date:- 28-11-2008
* Deaprture from Bangalore by around 9:30 PM.

Tentative Itinerary,
Date:- 29-11-2008

* 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 Hogevaddi , 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 Padubeedu 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


* 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

For photos of the route and blog write up pls visit this link

If you wish to join us, please confirm me ASAP, as i need to reserve the BUS tickets

Sampath Kumar
The Sharavathi Nature Trails.....

"Save Water, Save Energy and Save Earth for our next Generation"

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