We got ready around 8 a.m by packing the lunch for afternoon as advised by the trek guide, Thimappa who was already present near our hotel. Mallya had arranged for the share cab to drop us to the starting point of the trek i.e Mallandur.
We fixed the trek guide charges as Rs 2800/- for a team of 7 members and
We paid the forest entry fee of Rs 200/- per head and started the trek.
The major attractions of this trek as seen by me are as follows,
1) You will encounter the stream that forms Barkhana waterfalls. It's a pleasant place,where you can take bath and fill up the water before proceeding further.
2) Breathtaking view of Western ghat mountains from the mouth of Barkhana waterfalls.
3) Adventurous and challenging forest trial. You can encounter Elephants midway if you are lucky. Remember to stay calm and cool. They never hurt you unless you disturb them.
4) Ferns and Meadows as you approach the peak of Narasinhaparvata are a sweetfull feast to the eyes.
This trek of around 14km ended at around 4 p.m in Kigga,Sringeri from where the share cab picked us back to Mallya Residency .
We paid Rs 300/- per head for the share cab for pick up and drop.