We start on Friday night for a 300 km drive from Bangalore and enter the majestic Nilgiri Hills. We drive past Wellington (the home of the Madras Regiment) into the expansive tea estates in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Segotaraayar Peak (1800 meters) is located right on the Border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and overlooks The Palakad Silent valley on the south in the distance and Mukurthi National Park on the West. This range has a number of tribal settlements including the Irula, Toda and the Badaga communities.
The trek begins at the Irula hamlet called Mooperkaad bordering the forest. The trek to the peak takes us through mixed terrain including shola forest, tea and coffee estates. One of the features of this trek is that you will have the opportunity to spot wildlife including Gaur (Indian Bison), Barking deer, and come across plenty of signs of Sloth bears.
This trek is an excellent choice for first-time trekkers, nature photographers, children and corporate teams. We recommend this trek for anyone who would like to getaway from the city and have a laidback adventure over the weekend.
What is included in the tour
Above Charges include:
- Transportation from Bangalore to Bangalore
- 2 Breakfast
- 1 Lunch
- 1 Dinner
- Local Guide
- Instructor from BMC
What is NOT included in the tour
Above Charges does not include:
- Lunch, Dinner on Sunday.
- Anything not mentioned above.
Suggested things to carry:
-- One back pack
-- Water bottles 2 litres
-- Change of clothes for two days
-- Sunscreen & sunglasses
-- Toiletries (Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, etc.)
-- Allergy medication (if any)
-- Energy food like chocolate, nutribars etc (If you wish)
-- Juice packs, Glucon-D etc. (If you wish)
-- Mosquito Repellent Cream
-- Torches with new batteries
-- Camera (Optional)
-- Rain coat ( During rainy season time )
Friday: 1st December 2017
08:00PM - Pick-up at BMC office, Indiranagar
08:15PM - Pick-up at New Shanthi Sagar Hotel, Domlur
08:30PM - Pick-up at Lifestyle, Margrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)
Saturday: 2nd December 2017
08:00 AM - Reach - Freshen up - Breakfast
10:00 AM - Start trek
01:00 PM - Reach the Peak & explore
02:00 PM - Trek back to camp.
03:30 PM - Reach back to camp - Lunch
06:30 PM - Come back to camp - Freshen up
08:00 PM - Camp fire - Dinner - Night stay.
Sunday: 3rd December 2017
07:00 AM - Wake up and freshen up
08:00 AM - Have Breakfast
09:00 AM - Visit Lamb's Rock
01:00 PM - Lunch (self-sponsored)
10:00 PM - Reach bangalore
Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up points.