Trek to Gray Hill, Coonoor - Ooty [2nd - 3rd December 2017] - Registration is ON

We start on Friday night for a 300 km drive from Bangalore and enter the majestic Nilgiri Hills. We drive past Wellington (the home of the Madras Regiment) into the expansive tea estates in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Segotaraayar Peak (1800 meters) is located right on the Border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and overlooks The Palakad Silent valley on the south in the distance and Mukurthi National Park on the West. This range has a number of tribal settlements including the Irula, Toda and the Badaga communities.

The trek begins at the Irula hamlet called Mooperkaad bordering the forest. The trek to the peak takes us through mixed terrain including shola forest, tea and coffee estates. One of the features of this trek is that you will have the opportunity to spot wildlife including Gaur (Indian Bison), Barking deer, and come across plenty of signs of Sloth bears.

This trek is an excellent choice for first-time trekkers, nature photographers, children and corporate teams. We recommend this trek for anyone who would like to getaway from the city and have a laidback adventure over the weekend.

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NOTE:
- Carry a raincoat. The weather is volatile and can change drastically on short notice.
- Torch is mandatory.

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Difficulty level  Easy - Moderate
Accommodation type 3 or 4 sharing cottages
Washrooms Only at base camp
Food Basic Veg food
Transport Non-A/C
Distance from Bangalore 290 kms (one way)
Total trekking distance 12 kms approx.
Attraction Spotting Wildlife, Breathtaking scenery, Tea estates, Niligiri Biosphere,
Segotaraayar Peak.

Tentative Schedule:
Friday: 1st December 2017

08:00PM - Pick-up at BMC office, Indiranagar
08:15PM - Pick-up at New Shanthi Sagar Hotel, Domlur
08:30PM - Pick-up at
Lifestyle, Margrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)

Saturday: 2nd December 2017
08:00 AM - Reach - Freshen up - Breakfast
10:00 AM - Start trek

01:00 PM - Reach the Peak & explore (Segotaraayar Peak)
02:00 PM - Trek back to camp.
03:30 PM - Reach back to camp - Lunch
06:30 PM - Come back to camp - Freshen up
08:00 PM - Camp fire - Dinner - Night stay.

Sunday: 3rd
December 2017
07:00 AM - Wake up and freshen up
08
:00 AM - Have Breakfast
09:00 AM - Visit Lamb's Rock
01:00 PM - Lunch (self-sponsored)
10:00 PM - Reach bangalore

Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up points.

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Read thru Things to Carry page and make your best judgment on packing your backpack.

Charges: Rs.4,000/- per participant

Above Charges include:

Transportation from Bangalore to Bangalore
Accommodation
2 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Local Guide
Instructor from BMC
Adventure Insurance

Above Charges does not include: Lunch, Dinner on Sunday.

Read thru Cancellation Policy page, just in case you have to cancel participation
Read our Refund Policy, in case we are forced to cancel this event.

Important points to be noted before registering

For any clarification email us at team@bmcaindia.org or call on 9611102222

BMC Office Address:
#472, 1st Floor,
80 Ft Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage,
Opp BSNL Telephone Exchange,
Landmark - Jeevan Bhima Nagar Main Rd.
Bangalore - 560 075

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