So we got down at kalasa bus stand and we had informed Mr.Rajegowda(he owns a home stay near to the trekking spot
P.s- do call him atleast 4 days before the trek.... he can arrange for the jeep from kalasa to his homestay)
So coming back to the description a jeep was waiting for us at kalasa and from there we needed to make a journey to mullodi i.e. the name of the location where Mr. Rajegowda's homestay is located. The jeep proceeded and as usual our talks continued this tym the jeep driver also joined us in our funny talks????.
The jeep proceeded towards mullodi where the last 6 kms is a complete test for the drivers. This is bcoz there are no roads only slush and only a 4 wheel drive vehicle can be driven (Though i had been on my bike last december - the roads were not too slushy ) but monsoons as the name suggests rain is a must in that season and if it doesn rain when u r there man thats ur luck????????.
So we reached the homestay got freshned and breakfast was ready. Man we were waiting for this moment ????. After breakfast packed lunch was ready and then comes the title ready,set,whoa------ trek started at 8.30am and a guide will be accompanied with us. Frstly u need to obtain permission from the forest department which is not difficult at all.( i have included all the rates at the end of the blog)
>So the frst stretch is comparitively easy where u find flat stretches of land with a bit of elevation in between and thereby u reach onti mara ( single tree) which is the mid point of our trek that comes after 5 kms.
>the next stretch tests ur patience and stamina especially if its sunny coz the elevation is really high. This stretch stretches out each of the nerves in the legs???????? this stretch continues for another 4 kms and then u find flat land for another 1 km which makes it a total of 10 kms.
P.s. i have not included each of the stops bcoz i dont remember them....will update as soon as i get them. Asking for ur apology????
So we reached the peak at 1.30 and one more thing is that u r not supposed to stay on the peak after 2pm. Have the packed lunch at the peak and start to descend. For me descend is the toughest part with rains and slush all over its gonna slip really badly so please wear appropriate shoes if u r goin in the monsoon and also beware of leaches????.
The descend usually takes more time if its raining and we reached the home stay at 5.30.
Snacks and tea were ready and as i mentioned food is that one word which everyone craves for????...... hot water was ready and had bath and stayed in the rooms for that nyt.
Dinner will be served in the home stay so had dinner and slept nicely.