Trek to Sengottaraayar Malai, Coonoor Ooty - [15th - 16th April 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.

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 sharing cottages
Washrooms Only at base camp
Food Basic Veg food
Transport Non-A/C
Distance from Bangalore 400 kms (one way)
Total trekking distance 12 kms approx.
Attraction Spotting Wildlife, Breathtaking scenery, Tea estates, Niligiri Biosphere

Tentative Schedule:
Friday       14th April 2017

08:00PM    Pick-up at BMC office, 80ft Road Indiranagar
08:15PM    Pick-up at New Shanthi Sagar Hotel, Domlur
08:30PM    Pick-up at
Lifestyle, Margrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)
Saturday   15th April 2017
08:00AM    Reach - Freshen up - Breakfast
10:00AM    Start trek

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

Sunday   
  16th April 2017
07:00AM    Wake up and freshen up
08
:00AM    Have Breakfast and start for Bangalore
01:00PM    In between have lunch (self-sponsored)
10:00PM   
Reach bangalore

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

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 in non-a/c vehicle
Stay in Dormitory
Basic Veg food (2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)
Fist aid
Coordinators/Guides through out the trip from BMC
Insurance

Above Charges does not include: Lunch, Dinner on Sunday or any other food which are not mentioned in the inclusions, Anything not mentioned above.

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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