Monday, April 19, 2010

A Dream Trek after long time....

A Dream Trek after long time....


Usually people enjoy the trek in many of their own way, like some people enjoy climbing to the peaks, some people enjoy trekking on snow clad mountains etc., but I enjoy walking along with the streams and watching water falls in evergreen forests a lot. So in every trek route of ours, we include at least 1 water falls. So far we have had at least 2 water falls in all our trek routes.
It has been our endeavor to keep exploring new water falls in the western ghat and take the true nature lovers to these serene water falls and make them enjoy. As part of this. this year i had requested our trek guides there to search for new water falls. About 2 weeks back, finally our guides found out about new water falls and informed me about the same. Usually i go and align the trek trails always when we make new trek trails. This time i decide to trek on 17/18th April 2010 weekend and align the trail. Initially i thought i will go alone with my guides, but i decided against it and decide to have few of my old trek pals. Accordingly, i fired a mail to some , whom i could remember. response was not that great but few replied and i too wanted very few for the exploration trek. But finally whoever had confirmed they also started having some or other personnel issues. so i was forced to fire mail in google group. But that could bring only one addition. Whatever, we had decided and finally we were five of us. Me, Ananth, Mahesh, Samit and siddarth were in the group. we booked the bus ticket in Linganamakki Bus. On 16th friday night we met up at mejestic and got in to bus. After intial hand shake and introduction we all fell asleep. Bus was punctual and reached the Kargal in time. By then jeep was also ready to pick us up and drop to trek starting point as we had informed earlier. It was pleasant morning. We reached kallugodlu after an hour jeep journey. Kallugodlu was our trek starting point. Dharma, our cook, had gone there on previous day itself and had camped there in a tribals house. We reached the house and dhrama invited us with the same smile. We had a quick freshen up session. After that it was time for hogging :p. Dharma had prepared nice masala "Idli , sambar, chatni". It was awesome taste as usual. We were hogging like anything but, there was a newbie in our team. He is siddarth. After having 2 idlis , he was getting ready to wash his hands!! then we explained about whats in store for rest of the day and adviced him to do what we were doing !. He reluctantly fallowed our advice and he came to know the importance of the advice after we returned from trek!. After the breakfast, as usual there was a tea and Khshaya. Mahesh started coursing me for the heavy food as he wanted to reduce some weight by trekking :p. this curse he continued for all 2 days !. After nice breakfast we wasted no time and started off the trek. Our guides yoga and dharma lead us and i was in the back. After a km of flat walk we started off descent to the stream. The trail had a loose sail and slope was too steep. Everyone had a great deal of fall and moved on by hanging on to the shrubs. Finally we got in to the stream.
It was a very pleasant feeling as there was cool breeze. All of us had stomach full of water, some drank like cow, tiger etc :p. Rested for a while and then stated off towards our destination in the stream. After Trekking in stream for a while, our navigator diverted us out of the stream and we had to claimb up. Again the trail was full of loose soil , so it was really tough patch. after just 10 mins of claimb all of us collapsed on a flat land !. After this pit stop we never stopped. The trails was full thorny bush. Everyone were bruised with the daggers like thorns. Now the next and important strech of trail. we had to go down the valley to reach the falls. This is what the most important aspect of the whole trek. The trail was almost like Trail of DABBE falls. But in Dabbe trail there were bushes, routes, creepers to hold on...But here there was abs no such facility !. Added to the misery, the soils was so loose and small stone slabs were hidden in the loose soil. One foot u keep, we used to go down about 4 to 5 feet down !! If there was little mistake by us, we would have fallen on rocks which were about 200ft down the gorge !. Finally with all the pain and fun we got down the valley and we were greeted by an amazing, awesome sight! There the majestic "Thumbe" Water falls!. It was amazing.....just awesome. I had experienced this pleasure when i had visited the Dabbe falls in way back in 1998. After that this is was the first time i was seeing such a place. It was worth taking all the risks and pain.
Water fall is almost 200 ft deep. But what makes this so great is it falls in a completely rock covered narrow gorge. This makes falls so elegant. It was a rare treat for eyes and soul. The weather was was bit cloudy but it was so humid. So all of us just stripped and jumped in to the pool formed by falls. Samit swam till the falls edge, which was about 100ft from the shore. But others did not dare to swim till there as the pool is supposed to b very deep. Meanwhile dharma (our cook) started off lunch preparation. We played in the water for almost an hour. By then we were hungry to the core. But we were not ready to leave the pool !. Dharma gave a final call! "saar ooTa Ready !". Dharma had prepared the mouth watering drumstick "Sambaar". Menu was rice, sambaar, pickle and papad!. We hogged like anything. After nice lunch some napped, some had a photo shoot session. We spent about an hour more and then decided to trek back. Coming up the valley was equally tough as the loose soil used to drag us down many times. We wanted to see the falls from top tip of the falls, so we trek down to the stream again. We went near the tip of the falls and had a photo shoot. It was an amazing gorge view. Started off the trek back along with the stream. On the way back we came across lots off falls. Mahesh decided to take dip in every falls and pool he finds on the way !!. The Stream was so beautiful. It had many hidden falls. Dharma quit us and rushed back home to prepare food for us. In the last falls, samit and mahesh took dip again in the falls. We trekked back to the tribals house. As it was humid, we were sweating again. So decide to take a final dip of the day. We rushed to the stream near the house. we played in the water for almost 30 mins and came back. By then dharma had prepared nice "Mirchi bajji , Tea and Khshaya". Bajji was superb. Dharma has become finest chef of late!. After the high tea, we had great deal of debate over many (unwanted) debates on politics etc., Later we had a call from dharma for dinner. Menu was chapathi, palya, pulav and payasa. We hogged again as the food was superb. then we wasted no time and we slept off in the open to sky platform (KaNa) in front of the house.
Woke up for a refreshing morning after a nice sleep. Bed tea was ready by then had tea, freshened up quickly and got ready. After a while breakfast was ready. It was authentic Malnad "Akki rotti and brinjal chutney". It was awesome. I stuffed in 4 rottis, so others !!. We had another round of tea and kashaya. This time kashaya was prepared with "Joni bella (Liquid joggery)". It was just superb, we drank like drinking fruit juice !!. we wasted no time and stared off trek to BR falls. It was humid again but it was cloudy. We trekked in jeep track for a while and then got in to the thick vegetation. it was again descanting in a loose soil trail to the valley. After some time we got in to the stream. The stream was just superb. The nature at was its best. We trekked along with the stream. On the way we found one water falls, it was a too scenic. I called it "Sharada Pheeta" !!!. Coz the scene was like the one we see in the portrait of Goddess "saraswathi" in which a water falls behind and stream flowing in the backdrop drawn. We enjoyed this part of the trek. Stream was serene at its best. Finally we were at the top tip of the water falls !. Oh, what a gorge it was !!!. Almost 100+ feet deep, but there was no way to go down. We really risked our lives and held on to a dry bush and crawled down to the gorge. Finally we got down to the gorge. falls was not single lap, it had many laps. Its almost 150 ft fall. But it was very scenic. As usual, all of us stripped off and jumped in to a small pool which was infront of the falls. Pool was not as big as the one found in thumbe falls. So we could not stay in the water for long time. Lunch was prepared by dharma meanwhile. It was an another mouth watering sambaar. We had stomach full. then we napped for a while and decided to start the trek back. Trek back was not that eventful as we were saying goodbye to the valley. But the mahesh was having a dip in all pools and falls we got on the way back!!. finally we reached the tribals house, by then our pickup vehicle had arrived. We had quick freshen up. by then Dharma had prepared "Nimbe juice". Had juice and then had a group photo session. Greeted goodbye to the hosts and started back journey to Kargal. We took local bus to Sagar. Reached sagar and had dinner. Our bus was at 8:45pm. Got in to the bus and we were back to bangalore on time.
It was an awesome memorable trek after long time. It was memorable in many ways. i had a small and like minded team. I Will cherish the trek for long time.

Links of Photos of the trek
Photos By Ananth
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/ananth.hv/ThumbheAndBRFallsTrek?locked=true&feat=email#

Photos By Samit thange
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/samitthange/ShravathiValleyTrek?authkey=Gv1sRgCJqv0uSj0_q_sQE

Photos by Sampath
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/prapancha/1718042010ExploraoryTrek#

24 comments:

GeraldF_Rotter雅慧 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

sampath,
when can you take me to 'tumbey' falls?

Sharavathi Valley said...

Any time Rajesh :)
u have not visited our camp place still !

珮瑜珮瑜 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
興偉 said...

Very good stories~~ Thanks for ur sharing~~!! ........................................

BlancaMcleroy1230 said...

Very good stories~~ Thanks for ur sharing~~!! ........................................

維青 said...

thx rfor you sharing~~learn it by heart ........................................

Kartik Kumar said...

Thanks for sharing. Its a pleasure reading your blog.

上心 said...

幸福是人人都要,又怎麼可能都歸你所有?要知道這世界幸福本來就不多........................................

伯函 said...

路過--你好嗎..很棒的BLOG.

韋于倫成 said...

當身處逆境時,要能忍一時之氣,吃一時之苦,並及早確立自己的目標,總有一天,你會嘗到那甘美的果實。........................................

HeribertoGarber said...

成人遊戲 視訊美女影音 高雄聊天聯盟 免費av1 g8mm視訊影音交友 日本女優貼圖 性感 av影片 做愛偷拍 聊天室 愛愛自拍 夫妻情趣 線上成人18 少女裸體貼圖 色情片影城 免付費a片 免費情色影片線上 免費色情影片網 一夜情的網站 一葉情貼圖片區 383 完美女人視訊聊天室 玩美女人美腿 屎尿美女 性感辣妹介紹 人妻聊天網 熟女做愛自拍 護士做愛 免費一對多 a圖分享區 舒舒 85cc成人片無碼 成人免費a片 嘟嘟 線上a片777 熟女貼圖 台灣援交妹影片 情人視訊聊天 偷拍鋼管秀 免費av電影 洪爺影成 大奶圖片 sex做愛影片 金瓶梅下載 日本巨乳美女 性愛自拍圖 後宮 限制級視訊 免費0204情色 免費性愛 比基尼走光

730A_ngelinaRabideau0 said...

Everything comes if a man will only wait. ....................................................

sharmila said...

Indeed it's a pleasure reading our blog ... u guys must had a GREAT time ... the pics tell it all :) i too love nature love treaking ... but no one to go with - so make myself feel good by reading it !!

Jeffre鳳珠yM_Mc鳳珠glo said...

your son/daughter is so cute............................................................

王周宏儒 said...

君子立恆志,小人恆立志。..................................................

rakesh holla said...

Oh...!One more Beautiful waterfall..Thanks...
Good writup...

MinB2139 said...

想要推動天下,先要發動自己。..................................................

義珊 said...

要持續更新下去喲!!祝你心情愉快.................................................................

ravindra said...

hi can anybody give me the complete detalis of sharavathi nature trails & how is the back waters,weather,travel etc????

ravindra said...

hi can anybody give me the complete detalis of sharavathi nature trails & how is the back waters,weather,travel etc????

Sharavathi Valley said...

Hi ravindra,
u drop a mail id, i will fwd a mail which contains details of the program
sam

貢慧 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德....................................................................

貞合 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。.................................................................