One Day Trek to Horagina Betta

One Day Trek to Horagina Betta


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About The Event

About Horagina Betta   :

  Horagina Betta meaning The outside hillock (Aka Nandi One), 65 kms from Bangalore is one of the major hillocks on route to the Nandi Hill Mountain. Due to the presence of Nandi Hills which is a popular tourist destination. Horagina Betta has never been visited by trekkers. The peak hosts a very beautiful Lord Shani-Eshwara temple. A nice drive from Bangalore and good trek makes Channagiri an ideal destination for a day trip. Do carry lots of water and beware of the naughty monkeys at the temple. It is 4724ft. (1440 meters) above sea level. The terrain is very diverse, rocky at some places & evergreen forest on the slopes. The hills are very rich in birdlife making it a very popular location for birdwatchers and bird photographers. The evergreen forest patch on top of the hill being a favored wintering location for many migrant species of warblers, flycatchers and thrushes. The forest patch is also home for a relict population of the Nilgiri Woodpigeon. A breeding pair of Shaheen Falcon, the resident race of the Peregrine Falcon is also often seen here. The Malabar Whistling Thrush, Uropeltid snakes and Pill millipedes which are otherwise known only from the Western Ghats ranges are also found here. The hill slopes are the home of the Yellow-throated Bulbul, a species endemic to the hills of peninsular India.

Distance: From Bangalore: 65 km

Route: Bangalore - Chikkaballapur - Nandi Hills Cross -(4 kms) towards Nandi Hills .

Difficulty level: Moderate-difficult

Saturday 26th October 2013

06:30AM   Pick up from BMC, Jeevanbhima nagar 
06:45AM   Pickup from New Shanti Sagar Hotel, Domlur
07:00AM   Pickup From Lifestyle, Magrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)
Have breakfast on the way and pack lunch
Start Trekking to Horagina betta, Reach peak, explore. Have packed lunch 
Trek down and Depart to Bangalore
Have tea coffee on the way back                    
08:30PM   Reach 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)
- Light-coloured full arm clothes (preferable)
- Sports shoes (for better grip)
- Camera
- Rain coat (Highly suggested)

Participation Fees: Rs.950.00

Above charges includes:

Transport, 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, Evening Snacks, First- aid kit, safety gears, Instructor and miscellaneous

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