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Meetup details changed: Ahobilam: Trek into the beautiful Nallamala's

From: Manideep K
Sent on: Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:29 PM

I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/events/169532792/

When: Friday, March 28,[masked]:30 PM

Where: ahobilam
allagadda
Kurnool

Venue: Ahobilam, Nallamala Forest, Kurnool District (360KM from Hyderabad)

Difficulty: Medium and Fun

Age: 18 - 50 yrs

Risk: Dehydration, Strain, monkeys. Summer is setting in, so might be hot.

Trek days: Two Days

Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Camping, Bon Fire and lots of fun.

Procedure: RSVP, answer all the questions, join the waiting list, make the payment and once we receive the payment you will be moved into going list.

Ahobilam:

There are nine temples around the Nallamala Forest range, and in terms of sculpture and architecture all these nine temples stands to be an ultimate testament for the ancient sthapathis in planning and sculpting these temples. A few temples can be reached through trekking. Some temples are inside the cave. Some temples are very difficult to trek to. The paths take us through some scenic and beautiful Nalamalla forest.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahobilam

On all the 9 places :http://www.trawell.in/andhra/ahobilam

The view from Ugrastambham:

The route through the forest to visit all the places:

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Tentative Itinerary: We will be covering ~35kms on foot in 2 days.

Friday

9.00P.M: Travel to Allagadda from Hyderabad.We will use non-ac apsrtc delux bus.

Saturday

6.00 A.M: Reach Allagadda and then take another bus to Ahobilam.

8.00 A.M: Get rooms, freshen up, eat breakfast and start the Trek to Ugrastambham and back to Lower Ahobilam. We will cover some temples in the forest on the way.

7.00 P.M: Back have Dinner, Relax with trees surrounded. Maybe a short night trek.

Sunday

5.00 A.M: Trek at Pavana, have some fun in the pond and visit some places in lower Ahobilam.

8.00 P.M: Bus from Ahobilam to Hyderabad.

Food: We will eat in satrams and local shops.

Monday

8.00 am: Back to Hyderabad.

IMP:YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO EAT AT THE SATRAMS AS THAT IS WHERE WE WILL BE EATING SOME OF OUR MEALS WHEN WE PASS FROM PLACE TO PLACE. IN CASE WE DO NOT GET ROOMS AT THE AHOBILAM GUEST HOUSE BE PREPARED TO STAY IN THE SATRAMS AS WELL. DO JOIN IF YOU ARE READY TO EXPERIENCE THIS AS WELL :)

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THINGS TO CARRY

1. Full Sleeve Tshirt, loose trouser/track pant. One extra pair of clothes for water and one jacket for the cold. We will pass through some holy places where we will see some piligrims/temples. So dress accordingly.

2. Good Trekking shoes.

3. 2 Pairs of socks/Sun cap/Windcheater/Plastic Covers (for wet clothes)

4. Torch light(Mandatory)

5.Sleeping bag (else get 2 blankets one to put on the floor and one to cover yourself up).It might be cold, so plan accordingly. We will mostly stay in guest house, but we need to be prepared in case we do not get rooms.

6. 2-3L of water. We will refill when ever we get a chance.Do avoid buying plastic bottles and get some from home.

7. Snacks like chocolates/Dates/DryFruits/Carrots/Chana/Energy Bars which provide easy energy.

8. Toiletry.

9.A small backpack where you can put your stuff in while we trek. We will put our main bags somewhere and just carry our water with us. Hence a small bag.

10. Please bring a signed copy of this declaration + an original ID proof

http://files.meetup.com/1166925/GHAC-Disclaimer-2012.pdf

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Important Instructions:

1) no smoking and no alcohol

2) No littering, no pollution of water

3) We would carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers

4) if you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.

5) Do not shout unnecessarily and become a nuisance to the others.

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Cost

1900 / - .might increase or decrease. we will share the cost if it is more than this .

Bus 700 ; local transport - 200; Accommodation - 250; Organizer refund - 150; Food - 250 (Food in Train/Bus and water excluded); GHAC fund - 275; misc/emergency -100

 

 

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