7 am – 8 am – Bhagamandala HomestayReaching Bhagamandala in morning. Fresh up at the homestay and Set up for the trek after a nice breakfast.10 am – 11 noon – Charambane VillageAfter breakfast we would take a bus ride of about 8 -9 km from homestay to the Charambane Village. The Trek would start at the Arc on the road. Walk past the playground on your right as the road takes the wide curve besides some pretty plantation house
11am – 11.30am – Paddy Fields and gardens
The Initial stretch of half km is of the concrete road rounded by paddy fields, pineapples gardens and small village house.
11.30am – 12 pm – Water Stream
A Water stream coming straight from the mountain cross your path. It is the initial water source is the purest form of drinking water one can witness on this trek.
12 pm – 1 pm – The last house
The road continues to climb gently past coffee plantation. After the concrete road, a jeep track would direct you to the last house of this mountain. The hospitality of coorg people is something one should at-least witness once in his/her lifetime.
The house would offer you shelter and water for some time. And one can explore the different variety of coffee plants as this house is also a kind of nursery.
1 pm – 1.30pm – Entering forest
Right to the house, the path leads us into the dense jungle of Kopatty Mountain. The trail transverse the undergrowth quickly and plunges into a thick mixed forest in five minutes. The Forest is dark and dense and light hardly filters in as the trail weaves in and out around the roots of the trees.
During monsoon season, one can witness lots of leeches, so, we request you should take proper precaution before entering into this jungle. Please look out for professional guidance before embarking your journey on this mountain.
1.30 pm – 2 pm – Halting point
After a 12-20 min walk, you would witness the last source of water. Halting at the place is not recommended but one can use the help of the nature walkers outdoor leaders to fill in you water bottles.
Coming out of the jungle, you can witness one of the best natural scenery in your lifetime. The stretch of the grassland to the peak is clearly visible which lead you into the foggy cloud covering the mountain peak. Another 2 km walk would take you to your destination.
2 pm – 2.30 pm – The Kopatty Peak
Reaching the top, you would be blessed with a breath taking view of Erullivana Forest and various mountain range emerging from the land you are standing upon.
After spending a while we, would start out journey back to the foot hills of the mountain and then to the bus and back to homestay for campfire and hot dinner and of course camp fire.
Next Day :
7:30 am – 11 am
Next day, after breakfast we would hop on our bus to Shivappa Nayaka Fort. Spend some time at the fort and then back to Bangalore.1 am – 10.30 pm – Return Journey to Bangalore.
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Things to carry :-
Two litres of water bottles
Rain coat – if in case it rains
Personal medical kit
Extra trousers and inner-wears
One cover sheet – Good to have one
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