Seshachalam Thumburu Trekking and Training Expedition-2024
5 / 5 Tirupati
REPORTING PLACE:Kukkaladoddi Village (Before 10 AM), from Renugunta Railway Station, and 30 Kms form Tirupati railway Station. (Tirupati – Kadapa Highway)
Tirupati to koduru, Rajampeta, Kadapa ….RTC Buses, Jeeps, Autos Transportation is available
NAME OF THE PROG CO-ORDINATOR: K.V.E.Prasad, AP State Branch, Ph:94412 46987
NAME OF THE PROG DIRECTOR :Mr. B Bala Subramanyan (Balu) Tirupati , Mob.98484 29244
COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS:Md, Mazhar Ibrahim, State Secretary-Yhai, AP State Branch, D.No 39-33-108/9, Plot No 297, Phase 1 Extension, Madhavadhara VUDA Colony, Visakhapatnam -530018 AP , Contact No. 9550860049
BREIF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM: TIRUMALA TIRUPATHI is famous as the abode of SRI BALAJI, the Lord of Seven Hills where Tens of Thousands of pilgrims throng every day seeking His Blessings. But very few are aware of astounding variety of the Fauna and Flora that abounds in the dense forests surrounding this Holy Shrine. Secret Canyons, perennial springs, cascading waterfalls, century’s old tall trees, caves, and prehistoric rock paintings are located off the beaten track and are reachable only by Trekking under the canopy of dense jungle on footpaths known only to the local tribal and the experience Trekkers of Youth Hostels Association of India.
DAY 1: Report at kukkaladoddi and Trek to Chakirevubana Water falls-06 Kms- Night Halt: Training, Orientation & Instructions and Trek to Chakirevubana Waterfalls.
DAY 2: Trek to Tumburu Valley & Theertham: 08 Km-Night Halt
It is religious Theertham where many "Rishis" did penance in the ancient times. The trek through the canyon with towering hills of more than 200 feet height with a clearance of 20 to 30 feet only between the vertical rock walls climbing over boulders wading through pools of water ultimately reaching the water fall where the two hills join together is an unforgettable experience. Nature has provided swimming pools of different depths all along route inviting both swimmers and non swimmers to enjoy frolicking in the water after the bath under the waterfall at the end of the Thumburu Kona where a small idol of Tumburu, the celestial horse-headed musician is installed. On the way Trekkers will have the opportunity to witness some of the rare cave paintings and caves where ancient men dwelt in the prehistoric age.
DAY 3: Trek to Papavinasanam Theertham – 08 kms –Trek Ends,
Starting from Thumburu Valley one has to trek 8 kms. Including 6 km. ascent and 2 kms. Descent to down a narrow water course to reach the Papavinasanam Theertham and Trek Ends.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Any member of the Association who is physically fit can join the program.
HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP: Kukkaladoddi Village, 20 Kms form Renugunta Railway Station, and 30 Kms form Thirupathi railway Station.
HOW TO JOIN:
Online through YHAI, New Delhi web site /Offline through AP state branch A/c no .-Members desirous of joining this program may apply on the prescribed registration form duly supported by a latest passport size Photo, Duly filled Registration form, Aadhar card and Deposit the Registration fees to our State Bank Of India Bank, Ukkunagaram Branch, Visakhapatnam, Current A/c No: 35195966786 , IFSC Code:SBIN0008054 send the counterfoil along with the registration form to us at the following address.
Md, Mazhar Ibrahim, State Secretary-Yhai, AP State Branch,
D.No 39-33-108/9, Plot No 297, Phase 1 Extension,
Madhavadhara VUDA Colony, Visakhapatnam -530018 AP
Contact No. 9550860049
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Reporting Point : Kukkaladoddi Village (Before 10 AM)
ACOMMODATION FACILITIES: Every place is open to sky.
Fee includes: Good Vegetarian Food, Accommodation (Open to Sky) , Expert Guidance, Group Insurance, Supervision, Forest permissions
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING IN THE CORONA AGE: : Bed Sheet ? Sleeping Bag ? Trekking Shoe with Socks ? Sun Cap ? Light Rain Coat ? Torch Light with additional batteries? Water Bottle ? Lunch Box ? Mug ? Plate ? Spoon ?Toilet Kit ? Cold Cream ? Camera (Optional). ?Regular Medicines if you are using.. ?Rucksack? Plastic sheet ? Gloves
NOTE: participants must come with fewer luggages
SAFETY & SECURITY: Extensive and pain taking preparation has gone into the planning of the Trek route. Our experienced field staff and camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all the details. While every care has been taken to ensure your safety & health, the YHAI, AP State Branch cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: The program schedule and routes are subject to change without prior notice
CANCELLATION RULES: In case you are unable to join the Expedition after paying the participation fee, you will get Rs.2,750/- as refund of participation fee, provided your request is received directly to the Secretary, AP State branch-YHAI, by email, 15 days before the date of reporting. Whatsapp messages, mobile messages, oral conversations will not be entertained.
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