Monday, January 17, 2011

Trek on 22/23rd Janurary 2011

Hi All
This weekend ie., on 22/23rd Jan 2011, we have organised a open group trek to the fallowing route. Those who have not done this route can join us. If joining us, please send me scaned copy of some ID proof like DL, PAN card etc ASAP.

Welcome to Sharavathi Nature Trails.....

Who we are?:- The sharavathi Nature Trails. is a non-profit Registered organization working on nature conservation and to generate rural employment. We conduct island camping, kayaking, canoeing in Sharavathi backwater and Trekking to very serene tarils in sharavathi valley where u will be exploring lots of hidden 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.

Accomdation:- Stay in tribals house.
Food:- Food is going to be Simple Vegetarian food and it will be freshly cooked food at the camp site.

Route:- Veegi falls ---> Melnur --> Kanoor Fort ---> Hebbayana keri --> kanoor..


* Deaprture from Bangalore by around 10:00 PM.

* Reach Sagar by 6:00 AM in the morning.
* Catch a jeep or van to reach trek starting point and freshen up on the way in a stream.
* Reach Trek starting point and have Breakfast.
* Start the trek towards first veegi falls. Spend some time in falls
* Trek to second veegi falls. Play in the falls if interested.
* Have lunch and trek towards melnur tribals house..
* Reach Melnur and Camp in tribal's house.
* Have fun time around camp fire.
* Have dinner and retire for the day.

* Wake up by 5:00 AM and get freshen up quickly.
* Have Tea and start the trek towards Kanoor fort.
* Reach kanoor fort lake and have breakfast
* Trek inside and ruined fort and then trek towards Hebbayyana keri
* Have lunch and play in the river and trek to kanoor
* Start the journey back to Bangalore

For part of trek blog and photos, check the fallowing link

Nature Etiquette (Every campers must fallow):-
  • Our programs are basic and minimalist; do not expect city-like comfort, adjust with what ever is being provided. Any additional requests need to be made prior to the start of the program
  • We strictly do not allow smoking, drinking (alcohol) and consumption of non-veg on our programs. (If anyone voilates these rules, we will stop the activities right at that point)
  • We follow the 'leave no trace' & 'zero impact camping' practice; do not litter on the trail, please carry back all the material garbage you generate on the program
  • The forests have their own orchestra of sounds; use of Walkman's & music systems is strictly prohibited; we would like you listen to birds, animals, leaves and the wind
  • The locals, animals, birds have the right of 'way' and 'say' in our programs. We wish to respect their dignity to the fullest extent possible.
Things to bring for the camping:-
  • A proper BackPack. (A bag which can be put on our back and other kinds of bags wont do).
  • A plate with a spoon for eating food. (Must) (please dont bring disposable like paper plate etc))
  • One cup for drinking water, tea etc. (Must) (please dont bring disposable like paper plate etc))
  • Please bring One lite bed sheet. Foam sleeping Mat will be arranged by us.
  • A small hand torche. (Must)
  • A 1 ltr. water bottle.
  • Please wear sandals, wearing shoe may be a problem as u have to removing when u r getting in to Boat.
  • Toilet kit (brush, toothpaste, comb
  • Sun cap and Sun lotion.
  • Please carry only items which we have mentioned. Please dont carry anything extra, if ur bag weighs heavy it will be discomfort to u.
Please feel free Mail to or call me on my mobile if you need any more information

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