Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Trek on 14/15th Feb 2009 weekend

Dear All,
Most of you have trekked in our evergreen route Basavana baayi -->Belligundi Falls --> Goodana gundi falls. And most of u have liked the belligundi falls a lot. In this route we have just seen beauti of this falls from far in belligundi view point enroute to Goodananagundi falls. The view point is amazing as you have seen it and now it is time to see this falls from the just top of the falls and if everyone is able to trek we can even go to the bottom of the falls too.!!.
We are planning to trek along with Belligundi stream from KAARNI. Enroute to the main Belligundi water falls, we can come accross many mini water falls.

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.

Likey Itinerary ,

Date:- 13-02-2009

Departure from Bangalore at around 10PM.

Date:- 14-02-2009
  • Arrive at Kargal, Freshen up, Have breakfast and leave to Trek starting point by hired jeep
  • Start the Trek from Karni along with the Belligundi stream
  • Have lunch on the way and continue
  • Reach the top of the falls and enjoy the beauti
  • Trek to Padubeedu and camp at a tribal house
  • Wake up very early in the morning, have tea.
  • Start the trek towards the bottom of the Belligundi falls. (Depends on Trekkers enthu)
  • Reach the bottom of the falls and enjoy at the falls
  • Trek back to Padubeedu and catch Jeep back to Sagar
  • Reach Sagar and Have dinner
  • Catch bus back to Bangalore
The above itinerary is totally tentative. It all depends on how people trek. The trek will be bit hard.

The above route is completely new route and it is in the core forest. So no snaps of the route is available. But below are some portion trek route snaps.


Please reply me, if u guys wish to join us.

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