Trek to Kolukkumalai Tea Estate [20th - 21st May 2017] - Registration is ON

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Credits: Alan K Thomson

Being the highest organic tea estate in the world, Kolukkumalai is one of the best places to have a refreshing cup of tea and trek around. There is a tea factory building built in 1930 where the tea is processed in a traditional way.

The trek starts from Kurangani village at 3,800 Feet and continues up toward a grassland till a single pine tree which is a resting point before entering the forest. From here, the trail is steeply uninterrupted and traverses right into the forest. While hiking through this trail we get mesmerizing views of Kurangani hills and cool breeze continuously hits our face. Once we hit the forest we are completely covered with the jungle canopy all the way till Kolukkumalai. There are around forty to fifty hairpin bends we have to criss-cross throughout and the only way to reach our destination. As we hit the last stretch of the trek, the pine trees welcome us with unique high altitude environment with birds chirping around in the fog covered tea estates.

Kolukkumalai is at 6,800 Feet above sea level and it has some excellent views of the far off plains in the bordering state of Tamilnadu. It's a charming sight to witness the distant hills slipping in and out of the mist. After reaching the destination, we will relax for some time with little exploration around the tea gardens and head toward the camping site for overnight stay in tents followed by a dinner and camp fire. 

Difficulty Level Moderate - Difficult
Trekking Distance :
Trekking Time :
28 KM (up and down)
5 - 6 Hours depending on your pace.
Temperature Day : 25 - 35 Degrees C
Night : 05 - 15 Degrees C
Accomodation Type Tented Accomodation with Sleeping Bags
Washrooms Only Toilets, Difficult to get Shower / Hot Water etc.
Food Basic Veg Food
Transport Non - A/C Tempo Traveler.
Distance From Bangalore 480 KM
Attraction Waterfall, Tea Estates.

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                             Grasslands                                                               Sunrise                                               View of Kerala from Tamilnadu

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Tentative Schedule:

Friday:   19th May 2017
06:30PM : Pick-up from BMC, Indiranagar
06:45PM : Pick-up from New Shanthi Sagar Hotel, Domlur
07:00PM : Pick up from Lifestyle, Magrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)
08:00PM : Pick up from Silkboard Junction, Hosur Road.

Saturday: 20th May 2017
06:00AM : Reach Base - Freshen-up & Breakfast
08:30AM : Proceed to Kurangani Hills & Start the trek
                    : Trek to peak - Have packed Lunch on the way up
01:30PM  : Reach Kolukkumalai
05:00 PM : Camping.

Sunday: 21st May 2017
05:30AM : Wake up - Freshen-up - Breakfast.
08:30AM : Pack your bag & Trek down to Kurangani
02:30PM : Start back to Bangalore - Have self sponsored lunch on the way.
11:50PM  : Reach Bangalore.

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

Charges: Rs.4250/- per participant

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Inclusions:
* Transport from Bangalore to Bangalore
* Accomodation
* Veg Food
* Forest Permissions
* Instuructor
* Tents
* Sleeping Bags

Exclusions:
Anything not mentioned above.

Suggested things to carry:
PACK LIGHT, CARRY ONLY WHAT IS NECESSARY

- Personal medication (if any)
- Sweaters (Suggested)
- Strong backpack (Preferably water proof)
- Fresh pair of clothes for two days.
- Toiletries.
- Mosquito Reppellent Cream
- Water bottles (at least 2 liters of water)
- A torch with new batteries (must in case of emergency)
- You can carry Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucose etc.)
- Sunglasses, Sunscreen.
- Camera (Optional)

Read our Cancellation Policy, just in case you have to cancel your 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 [email protected] 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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