If you are staying nearby mountains full of greenery, nothing can make your weekend wonderful except to visit it. Well I wanted to go for trekking for so long time, but till now some how it got delayed. Few days ago, my colleagues were discussing about a club (BMC) which organizes trekking program. I visited their site, they gave full description of full schedule, i went through it and I registered my self along with my two friends (Amit & Santosh).
We started this trip/trekking at Friday night (11th of Jan). We reached Mullyangiri base camp very early in the morning (4:30 am). It was very cold there. Quickly we made our self comfortable under blankets/sleeping bags. After couple of hours we made our self ready for trekking which includes light breakfast. Then organizers gave us some instruction about trekking. Like
- No alcohol during trekking
- Watch your step
- Don’t go ahead of person in group and don’t stay behind of the last person in group.
Then we had some light moments, starting with introduction of every one and answer to the question, “Which is the thing you will carry, if you’re going to stuck on lonely island?”. Everybody gave different interesting answers like, Swiss knife, Laptop, husband, good rope, Diary etc etc…
After this light/happy moments we reached to starting point of trekking which was 8 km away from base camp. For starting of trekking this part was bit difficult because straight away we had to go for very steep part of trekking. But I was confident on my self. In the description only organizers informed us that level of trekking would be Moderate to Difficult.
After 4 km of steep climbing we were on the peak Mullayangiri. We visited couple of caves there. We prayed in the temple situated on the peak. Took so many photographs. Though the sun was shining we were not feeling the temperature very much. I have to stay that this part of India has best of the conditions. After few minutes of rest at this point we were headed to our next destination. This part of trekking was around 3 km long and very easy, we just had to walk.
At around 12-1 pm (not sure) we reached forest check point, I am not sure about the name of this check point. After few minutes, lunch came from base camp. We were so tired that though we were eating veg biryani with raita/achar, it felt so delicious. I had two plates of Biryani 😀 . Some of the experienced guys were telling that in last few years they didn’t had this kind of tasty food. Well, it was not the effect of food, it was effect of the trekking and nice weather.
At around 3 pm started for second part of trekking. Well have to say that this part of trekking was the difficult one, specially after the heavy lunch. For this part of trekking we were suppose to cross one hill, and the path was on it’s peak. Some parts of this was so dangerous that if you lose a step, not a bone will be in a single piece. That part lasted for around 3 km. Now stamina of different persons were coming in to picture. Some professional trekkers were way ahead(2-3 kms, if I am not exaggerating). I was average in stamina. For this part we were suppose to reach mobile towers near Manikyadhara Falls and then to Manikyadhara. At around 5 pm I was at that destination, did some chatting with so called professional trekkers. One of them had done trekking in Himalayas. They were carrying all the branded stuff. They greeted me for completing this trek. They told me that you have lots of things to share with your friends. They added that right then I was very tired but when you share that experience with my friend I will bluff that that was very easy, I can do it any time :P. After few minutes Santo and Amit also joined me. We had few snaps there.
Then after few minutes we were at Manikyadhara falls, due to cold weather and monkeys I decided not to go near by falls. The fall was very small, it was pilgrimage of both hindu and muslim religion. I took rest there for few minutes. Then again in cab we reached our base camp again. We sat near bonfire, we ate dinner. We were suppose sleep in tents, that’s nice experience everybody should take. After sleeping I don’t know how night passed.
In morning organizers waked us up at 7 am. After breakfast we headed toward Dabedabe falls (I am not sure about the name). To visit that fall we had to go 1km downhill, but it was worth. That fall was very beautiful. Though weather was cold, water was cold everybody could not resist them slef to get wet in that fall. If you go under that fall, in few seconds your body will loose all senses. For me it is like brainwash.
Well this was the last part of this adventure. Thanks to BMC for organizing such a wonderful-adventurous event. Thanks Santo & Amit for giving me company.
Following is the summary of this adventure.
Duration: 2 nights 2 days
Starting Point: Bangalore
Date : 11th jan to 13 jan 2013.
Organizer: BMC, Bangalore