Night Trek to Makalidurga

Night Trek to Makalidurga

 

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Night Trek to Makalidurga

 


Forty-five kilometers from Bengaluru, ten kilometers after Dodda Ballapur on the road to Ghati Subramanya is Makalidurga. Also known as Gunjur Hill, Makalidurga is a great weekend trek for just about anyone wanting to do a fun, easy trek over the weekend.



The trek begins with a kilometer long walk past some cottages and a temple, after which the entry into the hill-trail has to be located (small red arrows painted on rocks at intervals constantly point you in the right direction). The trail is a little hard to locate at the beginning but once you're on it, its hard to get lost. The terrain consists of volcanic rocks, boulders, short trees and shrub that are typical of the deccan plateau region. The trail is slightly technical because of its steep incline and portions that require scrambling. The trail ends at the remains of an ancient pre-British era fort on the top of the hill within which there is a temple with the statue of Linga and Nandi. The Rishi Markandeya (mentioned in a number of stories in the Puranas) is said to have stayed here and performed penance for a very long time. Strong wind and fog is to be expected.



Overall Makalidurga is a short (1 and a half hour) burst of intense physical activity* followed by rewarding 360 degree views of the whole landscape. A lake, fields, hillocks in the surrounding region and a train chugging at the foot of the hill, all together make for a picture straight out of a children’s storybook.



*Caution:

 
-Please don't register if you are very unfit or suffer from weak joints. This event requires basic fitness and a decent amount of stamina.

 

 

Tentative Schedule:


Saturday:  26th October 2013


09:30PM    Pick up from BMC, Jeevanbhima Nagar 

10:00PM    Pick up from New Shantisagar Hotel, Domlur
10:15PM    Pick up from Lifestyle, Magrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)    
12:00AM    Reach Makkalidurga base and Trek up
02:00AM    Reach on the top, Explore, Take rest/sleep
05:30AM    Start Trek down 
07:30AM    Start back to Bangalore, Have breakfast on the way 
11:00AM    Reach back Bangalore 

 

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



To Carry: 


- Personal medication (if any) 

- One strong backpack
- Water bottles (enough to carry at least 2 liters of water)
- Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucon-D, etc)
Rain coats or jackets and Umbrellas (in case of rain)
- Sports shoes (for better grip)
- Camera


Participation Fees: Rs.850.00


 
Above charges includes: Non A/C Transport, Breakfast, First aid kit, sleeping bags, instructor and miscellaneous charges

 
Above charges do not include: Dinner before leaving Bangalore

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