Rupin pass

A lot of credit goes to the immense inordinate planning and research for choosing rupin pass over the others from the available cluster of Himalayan treks 😛 . The most befitting option for the first time Himalayan trekkers like us were Hampta pass or Buran Ghati as guided by Indiahikes. There was uncertainty of seeing…

Anthargange cave exportation

Anthargange is a cluster of caves near Kolar disctrict. It’s a very nice one day trek. It’s a wise choice to opt for a guide once you reach there, as most of the lurky dark caves are small and difficult to traverse. Having said that, beware of the monkeys in this region as they extra…

Paithalmala – paradise in the god’s own country

Paithalmala is situated close to Kannur. The place is thickly vegetated and one of the best parts of the Western ghats. This region receives immense rainfall. This trek was a unique trek as this was my first monsoon trek. Out and about is a group which organised this trek. We did this in the month…

Skandagiri- An indelible night trek

Skandagiri, also historically known as Kalwarbetta or Kalavara Durga, is a mountain fortress located around 70 km from Bangalore. It was built by Tippu Sultan. Skandagiri is famous for the walking over the clouds feel. The night camping at the top is no longer allowed here. Hence, we went to the base at around 2am…

Bandaje Arbi trek

Come the December ’18, I was pretty much pumped up to do any trek in the Western ghats which could offer an extreme challenge as well as scenic beauty. I was looking upon Kudremukh and Bandaje falls as the options per se. We chose Bandaje arbi falls. My colleagues in Intel joined me for the…

Makalidurga Trek

This was one of the first treks which I tried to organize seeing the enthusiasm and like minded souls in my Intel office. This was planned to be a trial/practice trek for one of my neighbour teammates who was shit afraid about the idea of trekking, who lacked confidence for bandaje Trek which we planned…