Meeting point: Rethifile Bus Stop, Secunderabad @ 6.30 AM sharp
For: Above 18 yrs whoever has a Scrambling experience can join
Trek Duration: 7-8 hrs
Distance: 60 kms From Hyderabad
Cost: Rs 500 per person for travel expenses (Extra amount will be refunded)
Charikonda is a village in Amangal mandal of Mahbubnagar. The granite hills around this small village rise steeply to 100m from ground level near Charikonda. The more interesting part though is the thick vegetation that extends to its west for over 12 km. The western border of these hills is the famous Maisigandi Maisamma temple of Kadthal. A small Rama temple is located on a hillock near Govindayapally.
The target is to explore as much as possible in the hills near Charikonda. The terrain contains lots of thorns, so be prepared for it. We might be trekking under the hot sun which will make the trek even more difficult. We will be scrambling among the rocks too.
Pic: Terrain view of the place
Things to Bring: Good shoes, Backpack, 3x1L water, Your regular/asthma medication, Energy bars (Chikki &c.) and a bag to put all these in. Keep the bag as light as possible.
6.30 AM Start from Hyderabad, 8.30 AM Reach Charikonda, 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM Explore as much as possible (of course breaks will be there), 6.00 PM Head back to the Charikonda village, 8.30 PM - Back to Hyderabad
Mode of transport: By Car
Note: Most of us may not be serious trekkers but all of us have equal responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology. Try to avoid plastics as much as possible.
This trek is exploratory. Last time we explored a good deal. This time we'll be continuing that exploration. Be prepared for all from everything to nothing.
Selection is based upon organizer's discretion. Place yourself in the waiting list to start with. No guests allowed. Answer all the questions.
No shows will be taken very seriously. Last evening dropouts will be treated as no shows.
This is not a luxury trip. You are responsible for yourself. Travel and trek may be harsh and uncomfortable at times.