Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sunrise Trek to Skandagiri

Always sunrise and sunset are unique to trekkers/nature lovers. Many of our treks, literally ran to view this glorious nature moments. It may not be so great to others, but sure it is one of the most precious moments to trekkers.

I did very rare ONE day treks around namma Bengaluru. We Prakruti Payana guys decided to witness the sunrise on the Skandagiri. There was a restriction to venture this hill, now the forest department is offering with permission. Either you can book online or can get the permission at venue. Permission at venue is subject to condition of the crowd.

We finalized the date on 1st July 2018 with 16 members team size. Booked online not to taking the risk. Decided to vehicle pooling is the only option to manage the time.

In three cars we left the Bengaluru midnight around 2 am, reached the base point by 3.30 am. Our perception was wrong, there was huge crowd welcomed us. Not sure, may be around 200 – 300 people were gathered to venture the Skandagiri.

Certainly, it was disappointment to the nature lovers, however we have to through this crowd to reach the peak. Finished the forest permission formalities, team is ready to start the trek.

It is easy trail marked by people foot print. Overtaking the crowd, making our own way continued the hike. The day was near full moon, we not needed the torch.

Cool wind was making chilled on the top of Skandagiri. Slowly mist was covering the valley. We settled down to witness the beautiful sunrise. Crowd slowly getting to mount, the entire range become fish market.

Clouds were not much, sun rise was not so beautiful as we expected. However we not let down to enjoy the nature. Spent some good time with photography. Now the time to head back, very quickly descended and said adieu to the team.

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