Monsoon Madness : Wilderness Survival Trek in Godavari Forest

4 Days Monsoon Wilderness Survival Trek  to a unexplored virgin forest belt that lies between West Godavari and Khammam district.

Dates : 10-13 July 2014

When its raining cats and dogs in the lush green forests with a varied flora and fauna. The forest belt is full of Hills ranging from 200 to 800 meters.  The trek will pass by the river Godavari with distant views of Papikondalu mountain range. This is a grueling climb of 6 KMs uphill and downhill over flowing streams, rocks and steep hills and can be challenging and difficult for most

Toughness : Extreme

Doing the trek in the monsoons is the ultimate survival.Members with good fitness level and a good trekking record need only RSVP.

 

Risks: Snakes, Scorpions, Flesh Eating Mites, Wasps, Honey Bees, Fire Ants, Wild Animals, Slippery Waterfall. Steep Hills, Falling Rocks. Hunger, Thirst , Strain, Pain, Dehydration, Fatigue and all other things that comes with a wilderness Trek.

Temperature in this forest area is about 10 degrees in mid july and gets cooler in the night. The forest is Dry deciduous with Teak,  Bamboo, Terminalia, Pterocarpus Vegetation. Animals which are usually  found are  Gaur, Cheetal, Chowsingha, Sambar, black buck, Mouse deer, Barking deer, Sloth bear, Wild dog, Hyena, Jackal, Wild boar. There are 100 of species of butterflies. The forest is home to many  birds like Peafowl, Jungle fowl, spur fowl, Patridge, Imperial pigeon and Quails.

Variety of reptiles like lizards and snakes are also found here. The python, cobra,  viper and the green snake are common.  Marsh crocodile and a variety of birds like Praticoles, Snipes, Brahmini ducks,  Malabar pied hornbills  and other migratory birds are found near the shores of the godavari river. The view of the gorge and the river Godavari is very appealing from the shores.

This will be an Wild adventure trek you should not miss but comes at some risk. Trek restricted to members who have done more then five 2-3 days  trips in the wilderness or have undergone wilderness survival workshops with GHAC

Itinerary:

Exploratory trek so nothing is planned. we leave on Wednesday 9th July 9 PM via Rajhamundhray and are back in Hyderabad on Monday 14th Nov morning positively. More details will be posted Shortly

How to RSVP:  Please add yourself to the waiting list and I will move you to confirm list if you qualify.

Cost: Estimated Rs 1800 but will be shared at actual.

Payments not to be made before the team gets finalized.

Responsible Trekking: 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, especially plastic smiles.

Important Instructions:
1) No smoking and no alcohol
2) No littering, no pollution of water
3) This is not a luxury trip and can be uncomfortable
4) We carry Basic First Aid, please do inform us if you need any special attention.
5) if you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.
6) If you cant swim don't go deep into the water

Things to get:

This list is only an indication. please use your judgement and pack light.

1) A good and positive and roughing it out  mood
2) 2 track pants/ loose trousers  - full length
3) 2 full sleeve T-shirt - ( please avoid bright colored and shiny clothes and get earthly colours)
4) Mosquito cream and insect repellent
5) sun hat/ screen ( for the ladies and fair and handsome)
6) Trekking Anklet Shoes or Trekking shoes with gaitor
7) Digi / Video Camera
8) Torch / Flashlight /headlight with spare batteries
9) Medicines you need
10) Refreshments / chocolates / energy bars/ Energy Drinks / sugar salt mixture ( for the poor)
11) water bottle - 2 Litres
12) Toiletries ( tooth brush, paste, small towel, toilet paper in small quantities enough for 2 days)
13) 2 plastic bags medium size to carry waste
14) Photo Id ( passport, Employee/College Id, Pan card/Election Card/ Driving License) with a xerox copy
15) 2 Labled emergency Notes with your name and address, phone numbers, emergency contact name and number, Blood Group, doctors name and number, with information on any medicines you take and any allergies you have with food or medicines, keep 1 in pocket and 1 in bag.
16) Sleeping Bag or a bedsheet
17) Light wind sheeter.

18)  Camping Knife (less then 6 inch), 10 meter cotton / nylon rope, Tarpulin 9 x12 size, Lighter, Emergency food, Whistle. (Must carry)

Organiser: Explorer Mohit

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  • veerakumar.k

    hey guys please upload the pics

    July 14

  • veerakumar.k

    just amazing

    July 14

  • dhaval s.

    Awsum team thanx to babaji,mohit,shariq,thepla team,arvind n veera de jungle boy

    2 · July 14

  • Prashant K.

    Hi Mohit, I am very much interested in this Survival Trek. Please let me know when to make the payment.

    July 3

  • venkat

    Hi Mohit. I dnt wanna miss this trek. Please let me know when can i make the payment. thank you

    July 1

  • Koti K.

    @Mohit, I fear i may not be able to attend this also. Some other work popped on that weekend. Let me see how can i adjust this.

    June 26

  • Koti K.

    Mohit, Rakesh just mailed me saying that my refund will be given after that event. So, let me pay you directly. I will do this EOD tomorrow.

    June 19

  • Koti K.

    Mohit; Originally, i have RSVPed to Kumarparvata Trek scheduled on 03rd July,2014. I paid Rs.3,750 for the same. Now, I RSPVed NO for Kumarparvata Trek as i was selected for this one. Just now, posted a comment there requesting the organizer to utilize Rs.1,800 for this trek. I think it should be fine; Let me know.

    1 · June 14

    • Mohit K.

      Sir, you need to call the other organizer and resolve the case with him.

      June 19

    • Rakesh A.

      Hi Koti Krishna, I called you on Monday to address this issue, but could not get hold of you. I will call you tomm

      June 19

  • veerakumar.k

    ok guys get ready for this mighty trek . if u can't do it now it's not possible in our life time because this area will be in under waters of polavaram dam in future .

    1 · June 12

  • Mohit K.

    Hi all,
    Some good news and some bad news.
    For the selected people in going list, congratulations.
    Now shell out 1800 from your account to GHAC account to get your slot confirmed. Second, brace yourselves for a hell of an experience (I will send out a mail in next week regarding the trek)
    For the people moved to not going list, this trek is a big physical as well as mental torture and I suggest you to try other meetups rather. Still if you want to join, give me a call.

    2 · June 12

  • dhaval s.

    Mohit I dnt wanna miss this take me in..

    June 11

    • Mohit K.

      your rsvp says "not attending"

      June 12

  • Anubha T.

    do it on the 3rd weekend of July. precipitation maps show little rain..animals will be out in open

    2 · June 11

    • Mohit K.

      Rains might be an issue for transportation till the trek base point

      June 11

  • Sha A.

    Ramadan!! will miss it..

    June 5

  • veerakumar.k

    hello guys keep me in. iam very famelier to this route

    1 · May 27

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