Trek to Mullayanagiri - [1st - 2nd April 2017] - Registration is ON
A 280 kilometer drive from Bangalore,
Mullayanagiri is a peak located in Chikmagalur, Karnataka. Being the highest
peak in Karnataka, it offers larger than life views and the some very
interesting trails (includes ridge hiking).
We start from Bangalore on Friday night and reach our campsite between 5 and 6 AM on saturday morning. At about 8 AM after freshening up, and a quick breakfast, we will proceed to the trailhead, a short drive away. A quick introduction and briefing and we enter the trailhead off the ghat-road known as Sarpadhari that leads to the Mullayanagiri peak. This stretch is fairly steep (almost 60 degrees) and first passes through brush and low trees until it turns right alongside a ravine on the right. The trail can be very slippery in the monsoons. We keep climbing uphill with very brief breaks in between. The trail snakes along the side of the mountain until we reach the black cliffs of Mullayanagiri and pass through an opening between them. From here, the trail starts to relent as we pass through a small field of short flowering shrubs. Here on, we hit the last and final stretch to the Mullayanagiri peak. The incline gradually increases once again until we see the temple flag at the peak. About 15 minutes of steady plodding and we will have reached the Mullayanagiri peak. The place is extremely silent and still, almost meditative - a perfect spot for the temple to exist.
After a short rest, and a visit to the temple for those that are interested, we descend the peak and head toward the Hebbe Falls. The trail goes over rolling hills, with hill grassland and stretches of shola forests on either side, all of which make for some very breathtaking scenery (the incline is quite gentle apart from a couple of very steep, risky descents). Approximately 2 hours later we reach the forest check post at Gundi where we stop for a quick lunch.
A 20 minute hike downhill from here and we reach the staircase to a waterfall. After spending some time recovering and reveling in our accomplishment, we drive back to our campsite for a well deserved dinner and rest.
We will wake at 6AM the next morning to freshen up, followed by breakfast. We leave the campsite for sight-seeing around and after spending about an hour or two, we will start our way back to reach Bangalore by 9 PM.
- Carry a raincoat. The weather here is volatile and can change drastically on short notice.
- Torch is mandatory.
- Pack light. Carry only what is necessary.
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|Approx Temperature||10-25 degrees C|
Depending on the availability:
a) If weather is good, we will prefer to camp out. Be noted its a place in middle of nowhere, NO restrooms are accessible (one has to be dependent on natural resources)
b) Dormitories: Ideally big room where people sleep in sleeping bags provided by us. There will be separate rooms for girls and guys.
|Washrooms||Only at base camp. Only toilets, difficult to get shower/hot water etc.|
|Food||Basic Vegetarian Food|
|Transport||Non A/c. Depending on number of participants it can be Tavera/Qualis, Tempo Traveler, Minibus, Bus, others.|
|Distance from Bangalore||275 KM|
|Total trekking distance||10 KM (total)|
Credits: Srijal Sahu
Friday 31st March 2017
09:30PM Pick up from BMC, Indiranagar
Pick up from New Shanti sagar hotel,
10:00PM Pick up from Lifestyle, Magrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)
1st April 2017
06:30 AM Reach the place - Freshen up - Breakfast
Trek from Sarpadhari to Mullyangiri
02:00 PM Reach and Have packed lunch
Trek down to Hebbe Falls.
Reach base camp - Dinner - Night stay
Sunday 2nd April 2017
06:00AM Pack up things and Leave to water falls
visit Belur Temple
Start back to Bangalore
10:00PM Reach Bangalore
Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up points
Suggested things to carry:
--One back pack
--Water bottles 2 liters
--Change of clothes for two days
--Sunscreen & sunglasses
--Toiletries (Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, etc.)
--Allergy medication (if any)
--Energy food like chocolate, nutrition bars etc
--Juice packs, Glucose-D etc.
--Torches with new batteries.
-- Camera (optional)
-- Rain Coat / jacket
Important points to be noted before registering
Participation Fees: Rs. 3,250/-
Above charges includes: Non-AC Transport, Vegetarian Food (2 Breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner), Tented accommodation with Sleeping bags, Trek Guide charges, Instructor charges.
Above charges does not include: Dinner on the way back to Bangalore
just in case you have to cancel participation
Read our Refund Policy, in case we are forced to cancel this event.
For any clarification email us at [email protected] or call on 9611102222
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80 Ft Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage,
Opp BSNL Telephone Exchange,
Landmark - Jeevan Bhima Nagar Main Rd.
Bangalore - 560 075