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"Back to Nature" Dudhsagar Falls Railway Track Trekking - 28 -29th June,2014

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20 people went

Price: $28.00 /per person

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Details

Dudhsagar falls trek - Considered as one of the best trekking trips in India. A must visit to experience the greenery of Western Ghats and an awesome waterfall in Monsoon.

Trek Notes : Please read the risks before RSVP'ng.

Age 18+ and should be fit to walk for 16 kms in rain.
Risks: Leeches, being in rain/wet environment for all 2 days.
Difficulty level - Medium, FIRST TIMERS welcome.

Procedure to join the trek: 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.

Everyone would be carrying/sharing tents weight. Please do not rsvp if you are not ok with it.

We will be camping outside in nature near the falls.

Where ?

DudhSagar Falls located on the Mandovi River in the state of Goa, on Goa's border with Karnataka. Dudhsagar Falls is listed as India's 5th tallest waterfall,and is 227th in the world at 310 m.
This is a four tiered waterfall with a total height of 310 meters (1017 feet) and an average width of 30 meters (100 feet).

What we try to do ? :

Railway track [in operation] runs close to the falls , which also has few tunnels on the way to the falls, we will get down at Castle Rock station and trek 14km to water falls. Camp near the falls and trek back to Dudhsagar station next day and board a goods/passenger train back to Londa and then to Hyderabad. We will be back by 7am Monday. Whole place will be so pristine in monsoon and added to that different experience of trekking through tunnels. Camping in nature .. best part is we have to find the place is to where to stay ... :)
Expect few leeches but you will get used to that :)

Tentative Itinerary: [ things may vary later ]

Friday 9pm : Kacheguda Train to Castle rock station
Sat 11am: Arrival / Refresh
Sat 12pm : Trek to falls 14km.
Sat 05pm : Spend time near falls
Sat 07pm : Camp in our own tents which will be next to the railway tracks/ Dinner.
Sun 05am : Wakeup call
Sun 06am : Early morning trek
Sun 09am : Lunch / Board Goodstrain to Londa Junction / Or catch taxi to Londa junction [1hr travel]
Sun 12pm : Train from Londa Jn. to reach Hyderabad on Monday by 07 am.

Things to bring: [ All are must ] and wrap everything in polythene so that they do not get wet..

1) A Rucksack / haversack, in other words a bag u can put all your stuff in and hang on ur back, try to keep the bag less then 5 kgs with 2 lts water
2) Raincoat/poncho for yourself with rain cover for bag
3) Trekking /sport shoes with extra pair of socks [Preferably shoes which cover till your ankle]
4) Torch / Flashlight /headlight
5) 1 track pants/ loose trousers - full length & a T Shirt and other Toiletries needed.
6) Mosquito repellent.
7) Toiletries required
8) Sleeping bags or blankets are must.
9) Photo Id (any valid card with your photograph and signature on it)

10) Signed Disclaimer form.

http://files.meetup.com/1166925/GHAC%20Disclaimer%202012.pdf

Cost :
Rs.1400 / - . We will share the cost if it is more than this , mostly it wont be ..
[ Food is excluded]
GHAC refund rules apply. http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/pages/Club_Guidelines/

Breakup approximately: Train tickets:850; GHAC Fund:158; ServiceTax:37; Organiser reimbursement: 120 ;Emergency/Misc fund:200(will be refunded if not used).

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Payment Details: Transfer the amount , to confirm your place.

Account Holder Name: Great Hyderabad Adventure Club

Account No.: 912010045737832
Account Type: Savings
Bank: AXIS BANK Road no:2, Banjarahills Branch
Branch: Road No 12, Banjara Hills
IFSC Code: UTIB0001379

Mandatory Transaction/Payment Remark:174653222_your name

Ex : 174653222_Sharath

Once payment is done, mention the details in the comments.UTR/NEFT number should be mentioned.

Credit card payment link:

http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=174653222

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Few things in between are not planned and these things are must in an adventure trek.

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, 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, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable
4) Ladies and gents accommodation is separate in tents.
5) Food will be mostly vegetarian
6) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers
7) If you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.
8) If you can't swim don't go deep into the water

Important : Answers all the questions otherwise your RSVP will not be considered

Contact :

Sharath : 9581888678

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Due to the popularity of this trek, we have a few other Dudhsagar events available..before making the payment do check if the slots are available in each event separately..

1)28 -29th June,2014 : http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/events/174653222/

2)4 - 6 July, 2014: http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/events/167455902/

3)11 - 13 July, 2014 : http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/events/173928242/

4)18 - 20 July, 2014 : http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/events/173931612/

5)25 -27 July,2014 : http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/events/173490822/

6)4 - 6 Aug, 2014 : http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/events/173952022/

7)14 - 16 Aug,2014 : http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/events/175612942/

8)5 - 8 Sep, 2014: http://www.meetup.com/great-hyderabad-adventure-club/events/173494082/

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