Kumara Parvata & Kabini Backwater Camping and Jungle Safari - [21-22-23rd Dec 2007]
HOUSEFULL!!! - All Registration from now on will be on waiting list, Do not transfer money till we call and confirm you.

Kumara Parvata

Peak also known by the name ‘Pushpagiri’ lies in the backdrop of ancient shrine of Kukke Subramanya. ‘Giri’ in Kannada means Peak. Kumara Parvata is the third tallest peak in Karnataka, Mullianagiri in Chickmaglur being the tallest and Thadiyendamol in Coorg being the second tallest. The peak, almost always playing ‘hide and seek’ with the clouds, is one of the most beautiful sections of the Western Ghats. The region is habituated to dense fogs and heavy winds and is rampant with leech and snakes, especially cobras
 
Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary or Pushpagiri Forest Range spreads from Subramanya in Mangalore District to Somwarpet in Coorg district covering an area of 102 sq km. This range is abode to many gigantic peaks in the Western Ghats. Kumara Parvata Peak stands the tallest amongst the peaks in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary at an altitude of 5136 ft (1712 mts) above Sea level.
 

Kabini

Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in south India. Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary houses a number of endangered and rare species of animals. Some of the animals found here are leopard, panther, sambhar, spotted deer, cheetal, panther and 250 species of birds. The Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is considered as one of the best bird sanctuaries in India.
The water body inside the forest is unique to the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. The dam across the river near Beechanahalli adds beauty to the wildlife reserve.

Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Nagarahole)

Located in the Kodagu and Mysore districts is a fresh, green world rich in forests, little streams, undulating valleys and facintanig waterfalls.The Nagahole National Park. A perfect get-away for nature-lovers. Deriving its name from Kannada,’Naga’ meaning snake and ‘hole’ Referring to streams, Nagarahole is truly a delightful spot, bubbling with the activity of some of the most magnificent animals and trees. Rosewood, teak, Sandal, silver oak the deep, fresh aroma of these trees mingling with the sounds of the wildlife –ah! A perfect holiday treat. No wonder this was also an exclusive hunting preserve of the erstwhile rulers of Mysore.

Renamed as the "Rajiv Gandhi National Park", Nagarhole National Park, 643.30 sq. km, is part of the 5500 sq km Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It is located in the districts of Kodagu & Mysore. This is easily the best habitat for the Asian Elephant. Tigers & leopards roam in this forest. Over 250 species of birds have been identified in this park which lies at the foothills of the towering Western Ghats Mountain Range.

 

Distance: Kumar Parvata Trek 14-15 Kms approx. (one way)

Difficulty level: High

Tentative Schedule:
20th Dec 2007 10:00 PM    Meet up at "Symphony Theater - MG Road, Bangalore"
10:30 PM    Start from Bangalore.
21st Dec 2007 08.00 AM    Reach Base camp, Finish breakfast
10.00 AM    Trek to Kumara Parvata

01.00 PM    Finish lunch
08.00 PM    Reach
Setup Tents Campfire, Dinner 
22nd Dec 2007 07.30 AM    Finish breakfast
08.00 AM    Start from Kumara Parvata
01.30 PM    Reach base
03.00 PM    Finish lunch, Start to Kabini Camp Site
06.00 PM    Reach Kabini Camp Site

08:00PM   Barbeque, Campfire, Dinner.
23rd Dec 2007 09.30AM   Coracling in backwater.
12.00 PM   Lunch time
03.00 PM  
Visit the Nagarhole National Park
04.30 PM  
Head back to Bangalore

Participation Fees: Rs. 1800.00
Above charges includes: 2Breakfast,2Lunch, 2Dinner, Guard,
Boat charges, accommodation charges, tent, sleeping bag, Forest Office and Trek guide, First aid, Jungle safari
Above charges does not includes: lunch, dinner on the way

Please deposit Cheque/Cash to transfer online to follow Bank Account or Swipe your Credit Card at below address before registering for this event:

Bank Name Axis Bank
Account Holder Bangalore Mountaineering Club
Account Type Saving
Bank Account Number 300010100030913
Branch Marathahalli
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Address Gokulam, #1310, 6th Cross, 10th main,
HAL 3rd Stage ext, Bangalore - 560008.
 

Terms and Conditions:
1. Registration on First come First serve basis.
2. No Cancellation will be accepted. (No refund)
3. Need Advance payment for confirmation of registration. No on the spot payment will be accepted.
4. Consumption of alcohol is STRICTLY not allowed.
5. We are providing basic facilities, please do not expect luxury.
6. No facility of restrooms at Kabini Camp Site, one can use natural resources.
7. We will try our best to make it safe for all age group people, we expect people not to try extra adventure.
8. is Leading this trek, for any clarification call him at or email us at [email protected]org.

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