Write-up and Video-log from the recent trek to Nagari by the team:
Venkat Ram shares his first trek experiences:
This so happened to be my 1st Actual Trekking experience . The day before the trek I was packing all the eatables in my new backpack because it’s a 2 day long trek.
1st day was bloody fun, Literally 😛 . We started the day by walking to SadaShiva kona. The gang was moving forward at quite a rapid pace . I got stalled in the back with tummy full of tiffin. Thats when I had to puke 😀 (Well Kept secret) .Thanks to Prasanthi and Dharma again for having the patience for walking back with me to the falls.
After the initial struggle my body got a hang of the walking and I started moving at a good pace with the team. There was NO TALK, ONLY WALK movement till we stopped for lunch .
The lunch was short but not sweet. But yeah we were not there to eat. So, up to peak we started the climb again.
Descent: Yeah morning happened as usual and we started the descent. The descent was the most adventurous part of the trek with Rock slides, Mullu chedi and more mullu chedi. Team work made us stick together. Legs became numb after a while. After we reached the valley it was a brisk walk for another 2 hours till we reached the village. Village and civilization was another welcome sight. Got a pretty bumpy ride back to Bypass road . The other fun starts now . We waited for the van and after the van reached everyone sort of let out themselves. This was the most happiest part in the trek for most of us 😀 The van journey back home was filled with Silk Smitha and other old folk songs ;)Never ever I have been so hard, pushed by a trek. Initially I thought I can’t walk a full mountain, reach its peek at 1095Metres altitude and descent back. Thanks to the organizers for instilling confidence in us and keeping the team moving 🙂 Thanks everyone for being friendly and social in the trek
Rajkumar Sundaram on his experience:
Though we started a little late in Chennai, we managed to reach the base by 9.30 AM and begun to trek. I met new trekkers for the first time in this trek. The energy and the spirit was great till the end I would say. It’s my second trek to Nagari. I was told that Nagari would be a bit dry generally. But I did’t feel that way. The first one was during the monsoon and it was raining at that time. This time the weather was good almost for the entire trek.
I believe we didn’t waste much of time on day one. By the evening we reached the peak a we got the opportunity to sit and enjoy the amazing view from the peak. Later we were heading to our camp site when it was just started to getting dark. This is where some of us faced our real challenge. We never expected that night will be this cold. Those who didn’t bring their sleeping bag or any dress which can fully cover them, had a long night ! Sooner we have started the fire and sat around it. Some us tried to sleep close it as well. We were just waiting to sun to come up. It was indeed a night we would remember.
Well the other half who came prepared and who have good tolerance for this cold, might have not felt the same way. We started reasonably earlier on the second day. The trail / Valley we went on that day was really amazing. Some time it’s had to describe the natures beauty in ordinary words. Except for couple of places it was not that hard on the second day.
I would like to personally thank each of you for sharing your food and snacks among each other. Though I would recommend you all to cut down the snacks a little bit. My reason for trekking is get out of our comfort zone. Starting from our phone, computer, sound system or the place we live and work, we choose or customize it make ourselves comfortable. These treks helps me realize that I can live without that and makes me understand my physical and mental capabilities. A youngster feels that riding his bike faster than every one is an adventurous thing. But it is not the adventure. Surviving the cold night without roof over our head is an adventure. Everything we could do in that days counts as a real adventure.