Trek Mates India invites you Karnataka Jungle Camping - Christmas Special On 23rd-25th Dec 16 (Leaving on Thursday Night).
Key Information about the Karnataka Jungle Camping
Date : 23rd-25th Dec 16
Type: Hill Fort, Forest and River Trail
Base Village: Kankumbhi, Karnataka
Sada Fort and Caves:
In the ranges of the Western ghats, just 60 kms from Belgaum, this fort having resisted the hard test of time for about three centuries, is in a little ruined condition and speaks of the great Maratha warriors who ruled this remote territory. Physically, Fort Sada is located on the edge of a hill, being surrounded by dense forests at its east and south. To the north & the west are very deep forested valleys of Maharashtra and Goa respectively. This must have added for the security of the fort making it practically impossible, least difficult, for enemies. Still more, thick jungles and breath-taking valleys add to the simply magnificent scenic beauty of the fort.
Another exciting part of Sada is the underground caves which have been formed due to volcanic eruptions some thousands years ago. A visit to fort Sada can be designed to the need of anyone – a petty walker, an athlete or a serious trekker.
One of the best and all time treks in this region of Kankumbi forests is avoided in heavy rains. In the beginning of the trek we cross the Kalsa Stream, reach the head of the Kalsa Waterfall and after a couple steep descends and ascends reach the base of the waterfall. We need to cross the river again which is now swollen more.
Hopping through the boulders in the river and thus negotiating our way, we reach the head of the 350 feet Sural Waterfall. Here onwards it is a steep ascend before reaching the village Sural in Goa.
Vajrapoha River Trail and Falls
Vajrapoha Falls (also Vajrapoya waterfalls), a waterfall in the Belgaum district of Karnataka in South West India, is situated about in the mountainous forest 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the village of Jamboti. Between the village of Gavali and Chapoli on an elevated hillock, the Mandovi River that flows to the beautiful Vajrapoha Falls that fall for up to 200 metres (660 ft) and are best seen after the monsoon season. You need to negotiate a jungle route & river trail through Mandovi River. This is an exciting trail amidst dense forest.
Itinerary of the event:
Day 0: Thursday, 22nd Dec 16
Board PUDUCHERRY EXP (11005) from Dadar at 09:30 pm for Belgaum
Day 1: Friday, 23rd Dec 16
Reach Belgaum at 09:03 am and proceed to Vajrapoha River Trail (Packed Breakfast and Lunch will be provided)
Reach Campsite after trek
Check in to Tents or Cottages as available at Jungle Campsite
Dinner and rest
Day 2 : Saturday, 24th Dec 16
Wake up early, Freshen up and start for Kalsa-Sural Waterfalls at 08:00 am
Explore the mighty Falls and Jungle treks
Back by 04:00 pm Lunch, Tea
Dinner, Campfire and Rest
Day 3 : Sunday, 25th Dec 16
Wake up early, Freshen up and start for Visit Sada Fort, Volcanic Caves at 07:00 am
Explore and back to Campsite by 01:00 pm
Pack up and leave the site by 03:30 pm
Catch Chalukya Express (11006) from Belgaum at 06:05 pm
Reach Dadar by 05:50 am
The Cost of the Trek is INR 4500/-
Things to Carry:
Full length Lowers to wear on trek / Trail and T-shirts (Preferably of Quick Dry material)
Extra pair of clothes (as per need your requirement)
Shoes either trekking or sports (Good firm Sole)
Floaters to wear at night
Torch (High Quality) with extra pair of batteries
Zip Lock Plastics to keep wallet , Cash, Mobile etc
Windcheaters, Poncho, Cap, Camera (Optional) etc
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc
Sunscreen Lotion, Medicine those that you require usually.
Personal care stuff
A Daypack to carry stuff on everyday trail / Trek
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. (Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Transport from Belgaum to Belgaum
Food (Beginning from the Breakfast of Day 1 till the Lunch of Day 3 with Non Veg for Day 1 and Day 2 Dinners)
Accommodation (Two Night Stay) in Jungle Tents / Cottages on 4-6 sharing basis
Use of Equipment if any
Train ticket from Mumbai to Belgaum and Back and food during the train.
Mineral Water, Cold-drink
Anything which is not mentioned above.
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