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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nov 22-23: IAC's Trek to Ombattu Gudda - 22nd & 23rd Nov 2008 
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Trek to Ombattu
Gudda - 22nd & 23rd Nov 2008

IAC is dependent on the travel agency to send the vehicle on time. Hence there might be some delay in the arrival of vehicle at the pick-up point. We request you to please cooperate - IAC Team

Ombattu Gudda is a peak at about 971 meters above sea level, and at a distance of about 20 kms from Gundiya Check post, inside the Kabbinale Reserved Forest. The peak is so named because there are 9 prominent humps on top, almost in a straight line (Ombattu in Kannada means nine, while Gudda means hill).

Ombattu Gudda peak is an uphill trek of approximately 6 hours from Gundiya check post. The trek starts along the NH27 for about an hour and then we say good-bye to civilization. The initial route winds along a jeep track where you would come across interesting wildlife! The path mostly goes along a stream where we can practice some diving. The forest is extremely virgin with huge bamboos and dense foliage playing host to a range of wildlife from the tiger, leopard, jungle cat, barking deer to gaur, sloth bear and, of course, the wild elephant. There will be tons of fresh elephant dung along the way. As you go along the jeep track, there are many places where one can get lost and hit dead ends. This route is noted as one of the most mysterious routes in the Western Ghats.
Location Sakleshpur, Karnataka
Coordinates 12°50'13"N   75°33'16"E
Distance from Bangalore 360 kilometers

Tentative Trip Scheduled

21st November 2008 07.00 PM Start from Opp Hotel Leela Palace, Airport Road.
07.15 PM 1st Pickup Point - Honda Showroom, Domlur.
07.30 PM 2nd Pickup Point - Symphony Theater, M. G Road.
07.45 PM Start from M G Road, Bangalore
22nd November 2008

06.00 AM Reach Gundiya Check post ,Breakfast
                  Trek starts along jeep trail, walking trail, no trail
                  Trek through dense forest, mountain streams
                  Reach base of Ombattu Gudda  mountains before nightfall
                  Climb up local peak, set up camp near water source

23rd November 2008

06.00 AM Breakfast
                  Proceed uphill climb to Ombattu Gudda
                  Conquer the peak before noon, have lunch
                  Proceed along jeep track towards Laxmi estates,Hosakere
                  Proceed along tar road.
                  Departure to Bangalore reach at midnight.
                  Drops will be provided on the main route, inside the city.

Participation cost per member
(Insurance Cover is not included)
For Insurance coverage

Camping in Tent, Sleeping Bag,2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner, Guide Charges, Transport, etc…
Alcohol consumption is strictly not allowed.

Not including Food on the way
Essentials to carry Torch, Cap / Hat,
Raincoat / Jacket,
Water Bottle,
Chocolates, Fruits etc.
Energy Drinks
Shoes- with minimum grips
Trekking difficulty level Difficult
Trekking distance 35 Kms Both  way

Payment Modes

Cheque/ Cash /Demand Draft IAC also offers payments via Cheque/ Demand Draft. You can send the Cheque in favor of "Indian Adventure Club" to the address given below:

Indian Adventure Club
No.35, 3rd Cross,
Byrsandra Main Road,
G.M. Palya Road, New Thippsandra,
Bangalore - 560 075.
Net Banking Indian Adventure Club
ICICI Bank A/C No.016905500018
Axis Bank A/C No. 114010200013758
Bank Deposit You can directly deposit the Cheque at your nearest  branch in our Indian Adventure Club
Branch - Indira Nagar
ICICI Bank A/C No. 016905500018
Axis Bank A/C No. 114010200013758
Registration fees are not refundable.
For enquiries or assistance on registration matters, please contact:
Mobile: +91 9008362005
              +91 9449077022
Tel:       +91 08042063624/ 25
Email:  admin@iacindia. org


Indian Adventure Club
Phone:+91 80 42063624/5
Mobile:+91 9449077022 /9008362005


This particular event I was with IAC, They organized in worst manner, on first AID kid at all.
Don't go with IAC, so far they haven't reach the summit.(this is their first experience and failed one) As they said guide charge incl while paying amount and they will not appoint any guide, Wast of Money by going through IAC. We are paying money to IAC for taking us to peak and our expectation was that IAC aware of this place; so far IAC didn't pitch their TENT.
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