Netravathi Peak Trek, Chikmagalur [6th - 7th November 2021] - Registration is ON

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A lesser known yet beautiful trek is what makes the Nethravti peak stand out! Located in the Kudremukh forest range, in the Chikkmagalur district, this no trail trek calls for more excitement and adventure. The seeking one has to follow and find a path through the lush green forests of the Western Ghats. There is no man movement and one might be lucky to find a few Sambar Deers, Bisons and Bears too!

We start the journey from Bangalore at around 9:00 in the night, directly reaching our home stay in the Kudremukh district at 5:00 am. We freshen up, have our breakfast and carry our packed lunches and start for the trek.

A small jeep ride of 7 kms awaits us from the home stay to the base of out trek. With lush vibrant green paddy fields and tea plantations on either side, this is an experience in itself. :)

As we start trekking, the first 500 mts is a small patch of forest, with beautiful huge trees giving a lovely canopy! We hike the next two kms through a valley with a drop on one side and forest on the other. The drop gives us scenic and extensive view of the Kudremukh forest range.

To refresh ourselves a little through the trek, we find a two tire waterfall, in which we play, get wet and unleash the child within us.

The next 3 kms is again through the valleys and some grass lands. The view is breathtaking, and in the rainy season its all green everywhere. :) At the end of the 3 kms we find a hunting spot of the animals that has a gentle stream flowing by. This is a no man area zone. Animal bones are something that one can find by serendipity!

The last 4 kms of the hike are through vast grasslands with a steady incline. And the sight on the top is worth the sweat.

Once we reach the peak, a feeling of immense gratitude and love for the forest satiates us. A spectacular 360 degree view with cloud laden mountains greets us. We can behold the Nethravathi River and even catch a glimpse of Ujire. Clear skies bring to us the view of the very famous Kudremukh peak!

We spend some relaxed time on the peak, soaking the beauty around. We then, have our packed lunches and start heading back to the base, taking the same route back, through the grasslands, valleys and the forest but with a longing to stay for more time on the peak. :)

We reach the home stay, tired yet contented. We freshen up, have a nice warm dinner, spend some time bonding with our fellow members and hit the bed.

Early next morning we wake up, freshen up, have breakfast and hit the road to get back to Bengaluru, stopping on the way back for a self sponsored lunch and reaching by 9:00 pm.

We cherish the memories for a good long time and long to get back on another tete a tete with nature soon! :)

Difficulty level

Moderate

Approx Temperature

20C - 27C

Accommodation type

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

Toilets Only at Base Camp. Hotwater etc, as Per Availability.

Food

Basic Veg Meals (2 Breakfasts, Evening Tea Snacks, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)

Transport

Non A/c. Depending on number of participants it can be Tavera/Qualis, Tempo Traveller, MiniBus, Bus, others.

Distance from Bangalore

340 kms (one way)

Total trekking distance

16 kms approx.

Attraction

Beautiful landscape, Ermaayi Waterfall.

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Tentative Schedule:
Friday
: 5th November 2021
09:30 PM - Pick-up from BMC, Indiranagar
09:45 PM - Pick-up from New Shanthi Sagar hotel, Domlur
10:00 PM - Pick up from Sapphire Toys, Richmond Road (Near Sacred Heart Church)
10:30 PM - Pick up from Yesvantpur, Elite Restaurant


Saturday: 6th November 2021

06:30 AM Reach Base camp, Leave extra luggage
07:30 AM Have breakfast, Avail permission
08:30 AM Start trekking to Netravathi Peak
12:00 PM Reach the peak. Have packed lunch on the way
01:30 PM Start climbing down
05:00 PM Reach base camp, Campfire (Optional) - Dinner


Sunday: 7th November 2021
08:00 AM - Have breakfast, Start back to Bangalore
10:00 AM - Visit Elaneeru falls, Have lunch (Self-sponsored) on the way
08:00 PM - Reach back to Bangalore

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

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Suggested things to carry:
-- One back pack
-- Water bottles 2 litres
-- Change of clothes for two days
-- Sunscreen & sunglasses
-- Toiletries (Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, etc.)
-- Allergy medication (if any)
-- Energy food like chocolate, nutribars etc (If you wish)
-- Juice packs, Glucon-D etc. (If you wish)
-- Mosquito Repellent Cream
-- Torches with new batteries
-- Camera (Optional)
-- Rain coat (suggested)

Read our Cancellation Policy, 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

Participation Fees: Rs.3,800/-


Above charges include:

1. Forest permssion charges
2. Non A/C Transport from Bangalore to Bangalore
3. Accommodation
4. Veg Meals (2 Breakfast, 1 lunch & 1 Dinner)
5. Basic First aid Support
6. Instructor from BMC
7. GST

Above charges does not include:
Food on the way i.e., Sunday Lunch

Payment options:
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For any clarification email us at [email protected] or call on 9611102222

BMC Office Address:

#778, 9th 'A' Main Road,
1st Stage, Indiranagar
Bangalore, Karnataka
Pin-560038
Landmark - Indiranagar Metro Station
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