Trek to Tadiyandmol, Coorg

Trek to Tadiyandmol, Coorg

 

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Located in Coorg, Tadiyandamol is the second highest peak in Karnataka. A combination of scenic beauty yet being not too strenuous, Tadiandamol is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to take up trekking. 

We start from Bangalore on Friday night and reach Coorg between 5 and 6 AM on saturday morning. At about 8 AM after freshening up, and a quick breakfast, we will proceed to the trailhead, a short drive away. A quick introduction and briefing and we begin our trek to Tadiyandamol from where the vehicle trail ends. The trail is quite well defined and is more or less level for the first four odd kilometers until we reach the big boulder for a brief rest. The incline of the trail from here on gradually increases as we cut left past a hillock on the right and get onto a ridge that leads to the Tadiandamol peak. 10 minutes from here we enter into the shola jungle. The trail from here on becomes very steep. Twenty odd minutes later, we leave the jungle to hit the last and final stretch that leads to the peak. This stretch is approximately 300 meters long but will seem much more longer (just like any other final ascent.) The top is usually covered in low, moving clouds. We will spend some time at the peak to rest, have our packed lunch and enjoy the panoramic views, after which we will descend at a slow comfortable pace back to the base.

A short drive later we are back at our homestay for tea and snacks, followed by dinner and a blissful night’s rest. Next morning we wake up by 7 AM to freshen up and have breakfast, following which we will continue to a nearby falls for a refreshing dip. We begin for Bangalore a little before noon and are likely to reach here by about 9PM in the evening.

Overall, Tadyandamol offers enchanting views while at the same time not demanding too much physically (in comparison to treks such as Kumara Parvatha, Mullayanagiri/Bababudangiri, etc.), which makes it the perfect initiation trek for anyone looking to take up trekking seriously.

NOTE: 
- Carry a raincoat. The weather here is volatile and can change drastically on short notice.
- Torch is mandatory.
- Pack light. Carry only what is necessary.
- Expect leeches in the monsoon and post-monsoon seasons.

 

Difficulty level Moderate
Approx Temperature Max 32 degrees C
Accommodation type
Depending on the availability: 
Either A) Tented Accommodation with sleeping bags OR
B) Dormitories: Ideally big room where people sleep in sleeping bags provided by us. There will be separate rooms for girls and guys.
Washrooms Only at base camp. Difficult to get shower/hotwater etc.
Food Veg food (2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 1 tea/coffee and snacks, 1 Dinner)
Transport Non A/c. Depending on number of participants it can be Tavera/Qualis, Tempo Traveller, MiniBus, Bus, others.
Distance from Bangalore 260 kms (one way)
Total trekking distance 8 kms approx. (one way)


Tentative Schedule:


Friday:    6th December 2013

 
09:30 PM - Pick-up from BMC, Jeevanbhima Nagar
09:45 PM - Pick-up from New Shanthi Sagar hotel, Domlur
10:00 PM - Pick-up from Lifestyle, Magrath road (Near Garuda Mall)


Saturday:  7th December 2013

 
05:00 AM - Reach base camp, Freshen up & Have Breakfast
              - Proceed for the Trek to Tadiyandmol Peak.
              - Reach the peak
, take rest and have lunch
              - Trek down to base & come to the campsite 
              - Tea/coffee/snacks
08:00 PM - Enjoy Campfire & Have dinner and retire for the day
Sunday: 
   8th December 2013
06:00AM - Freshen up - Breakfast and pack-up the luggage 
             - Visit a nearby waterfall
             - Start back to Bangalore
03:00PM  - Lunch (Self-sponsored)
10:00PM  - Reach back to Bangalore


Participation Fees: Rs.2800.00



Above charges include: Non-A/C Transport, Basic Veg. Food (2 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 evening snacks, 1 dinner), Tented accommodation with sleeping bags or Homestay, Permission, First-aid kit, Guide/Coordinator/Instructor charges & miscellaneous charges



Above charges does not include: Anything not mentioned above

Suggested things to carry

 
-    Please carry one strong back-pack
-  2 litres water bottle
-  Head wear like Caps, hats or bandanas
-  Sunscreen lotion
-  Toiletries (Comb, shampoo, tissue paper, soap, toothbrush, etc.)
-  Small torch with new batteries
-  Shoes for trekking
-  Change of clothes enough for two days & water activities
-  Energy food such as Chocolates, Nutri-bars, juice packs etc.
- Rain coat/Umbrella/Poncho (Highly suggested)

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