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SHARAVATI BACKWATERS ISLAND TREK & JOG FALLS

Sharavathi Valley is also known as ‘The Valley of Water’ where small islands exist. The town nearest to Sharavathi Valley is Sagara Taluk which is 30 kms before the Sharavthi Valley. It has tropical rainforests spread around it adding the thrill of the unkown which is what distinguishes this trek into the wilderness from the others. Sharavathi Valley is dominated by the deciduous trees, arce nut and coconut trees and very rare birds which sing a song with every sunrise and sunset. The world famous Jog Falls is formed by Sharavathi River and the backwater are formed by the presence of a dam in Sagara Taluk of Shimoga District of Karnataka, India. No adventure enthusiast can afford to miss Sharavathi Valley Trek for such a place cannot be found anywhere else.

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ITINERARY

DAY 0 Pick up from Bangalore
DAY 1 Reach homestay – Breakfast & Freshening up in homestay washrooms – Leave for Backwaters – Swimming & other water activities – Lunch – Reach Camping Area – Island Dawn Mini Trek/Hike – Sunset – Evening Tea/Coffee/Snacks – Campfire (if permitted by situations) – Dinner
DAY 2 Lite snacks like Fruits etc – Early Morning Swim/Exploration – Reach Homestay & Freshening up in washrooms – Lunch on the way (self sponsored) – Visit Jog Falls – Bangalore

Our core team is handled by people who have done multiple mountaineering courses, summited several mountains and have the experience of leading treks for several years.
We don't compromise when it comes to safety equipments like oxygen cylinder (in the Himalayan Treks), stretcher (in the Himalayan Treks), medical kits etc. Our leaders are trained to use them in any situation.
Our local support from the mountains is always supporting right from the beginning of the trek to the end. We have hand picked the right people to do the right thing.
Get Beyond Limits has done more than 700 treks and catered to around 12,000 different people in a span of 4.3+ years. Our experience caters safety more than anything when it comes to a trek.
Travelling alone may not be easy for some of us as we might be coming from different corners of India. To take care of this, we even connect people before a trek so that they can plan their travel together if they want to and make things much easier and convenient.
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We provide separate accommodations for men and women on all our treks, be it the homestays or the tents at a campsite.
Our team promotes women being Outdoor Leaders. We have a good number of women Outdoor Leaders to lead the treks.


DAY 1

The curvy highways of the ghat section and the unexpected speed breakers before reaching shimoga will not allow anyone to sleep peacefully in the morning. Our destination is yet another 30kms from sagar , a village which despite its few huts and people inhabiting them is very hospitable. On one side of the destination there is a wide dense village which at times is no less than a green jungle. There is a range of hills which gain a very slow height and on top of the highest peak in the Sharavathi Valley Range you can see all the backwaters spreading over the land.

Sharavathi Valley is a very less known Bangalore Weekend getaway destination, a hub for water-sport activities and trekking to various waterfalls around Sharavathi Valley. When you see a hut surrounded by the tallest tree, smell the country Areca Nut throughout and enjoy the beautiful view of the backwaters, that is where our homestay is and this will be the first checkpoint to freshen up and have the authentic country food.

The agriculture fields around the village huts with open ventilation and animals grazing around act as live examples of peaceful co existence with nature around Bangalore.


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Going below the fields, a small channel of water can be seen. These are the Sharavathi Valley Backwaters which were formed by the presence of a dam around Linganamakki of Sagara Taluk which created various islands. The Sharavathi Valley Backwaters are 60 km in length and 15 km wide and is a habitat to rare vegetation and rare bird species.

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The farthest Island seen is where our next destination will be riding the Coracles. It is very important to maintain a weight balance while entering a coracle and also wearing life jackets should be a compulsory measure. Coracles are small round boats which are used as a mode of transport like any other boat mostly in South Indian Coastal and Backwater regions. The rowing is very technical over here. You cannot always front row, since it is round shaped, so the coracle will just rotate around at one place only.

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The Coracle rowing should always be alternate to one forward or side force. The Sharavathi Valley backwaters are portable and are a source of water to many villages around.

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It is very difficult to resist the urge to jump in water when the water has been calling from the beginning of the day. Once we reach the island it is time to jump into the water with life jackets and explore the borders of the island. Sometimes the wind is not easy on water which makes it very difficult to swim against the current. The Sharavathi Valley backwater is not just clear but also tastes good for drinking.

The best meals are made with fire and a well-deserved lunch after swimming at Sharavathi Valley Backwaters will be made on the spot. The vegetables used are all organic and are prepared in the traditional way of the Sharavathi Valley. If you can bring a plate and a glass it will save a lot of pollution that comes from the packaging of food in plastic.

Don’t settle for anything less. It is time to explore the virgin islands of Sharavathi Valley Backwaters and understand the life force over these places. This is your chance to row and explore the islands.

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They say never leave Sharavathi Valley Backwater without learning the art of rowing.

The most beautiful sunset is not one seen from atop the highest peak but the one from Sharavathi valley backwaters where, the backwater kisses the sun which, in turn, turns a brighter shade of red with every revolution of the earth towards the sun. Soon after the darkness the stars show their charm and play around the sky with shooting stars.

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This is a moment which no one can experience unless one is physically present there. Ask yourself out of all the people, were you the chosen one to experience something this different, something which brings you a chance to live so closely with sky, earth and water.

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The fire is an essential part which keeps the animals away, makes our food, gives us warmth and never ending conversations at the campfire. A wise man once said, ‘what happens at the campfire stays at campfire’. Lighting a campfire is an art and no place better than here to learn from the experts. And also try out making roasted potatoes which can be served as late night snacks or morning breakfast.

DAY 2


Never in life, miss the sunrise that comes all the way to spread light to our lives. The eastern sky turn before the sun comes back into glory. It is time to pack all the tents and have some breakfast before we start our journey towards Jog Falls. Jog Falls is an hour distance from Sagara and is also the 2nd largest plunge waterfall of India after Nohkalikai Falls in Meghalaya. The water of Jog falls comes from the Sharavathi Backwaters. The amount of water in Jog falls is monsoon dependent. In Kannada language, Joga means falls and hence Jog Falls is also known as Joga Falls.

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The only thing we can take from Sharavathi valley backwater is the pristine nature. We should take the mountains back to the city and not the city to the mountain. This attitude of yours will make it a successful event.

THINGS TO CARRY


ITEM DESCRIPTION QUANTITY
RUCKSACK/DAY PACK The broader the straps are the better you will feel. A frame oriented distributes the weight supporting the back. Suggested Capacity: 40L 1
JACKET/SWEATER The weather changes drastically, carrying a light jacket or a sweater is required at night and morning as it is cold. 1
CARGOS/ TRACK PANTS A light synthetic track pant that can easily dry when wet in case of rainfall. Cargos are rugged and are good on jungle terrains which gives it a less chance to be torn down by thorns 2
T-SHIRT/SHIRT T-shirt/Shirt Carry light cotton t-shirts preferably full sleeves to avoid sun burn. Avoid carry black as it is a heat absorber. 2-3
CAP/HAT A cap or a hat that can cover the head and face against the direct sunlight during peak hours. 1
SHOES A pair of shoe with good traction and water proof body is an ideal match. Ensure that the shoes are not old or new, get used to the shoe if it is new, as a rule you should be comfortable to walk in difficult terrain for 6 hours at least. 1 Pair
SLIPPERS/FLIP FLOPS Comfortable slippers or flip flops for the homestay and the return journey. 1
SOCKS Sports or cotton socks that don’t make your feet sweat on long walks. Carrying few extra pair is always a good idea in case they get wet 3 Pairs
RAIN COAT/PONCHO A compact raincoat or a poncho that can quickly dry when wet is very important considering the amount of rain-shower that happens especially in Monsoon. 1
WATER BOTTLE A 2 litre good leak proof water bottle. Don’t miss the chance to drink spring water, if any. 1
TORCH A small sized torch is mandatory. You would not like be in limits after the sunset. 1
PERSONAL MEDICATION KIT Crocin, Combiflam, Dettol, ORS, Betadine Cream, Volini Spray, Digene, Cotton, Crape Bandage and Band Aid or any other medicine which you take frequently. 1 Set
REPAIR KIT Even if you don’t know how to use thread and needle still carry them, sometimes they can be the last resort. 1 Each
TOWEL It should be light and easily dry after use. 1
TOILETRIES Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Toilet paper, Sunscreen, etc. for your convenience. 1 Each
SUN GLASSES Sturdy, convenient to carry sun glasses for eye protection. 1

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Trek Fee: Rs 3999/- Rs 2399/- (5% GST applicable)

  • - Bangalore to Bangalore All Private Transportation
  • - Tented Accommodation on sharing basis
  • - Island Exploration
  • - 2 Breakfasts
  • - 1 Lunch
  • - 1 Dinner
  • - Snacks
  • - Campfire (if permitted by situations)
  • - Jeep Ride
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  • - Life Jackets

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WHAT WE DO: We make you believe that you are stronger than what you might believe through the outdoors.

EXPERIENCE: We have done more than 900 treks and camping events and catered around 12,000 people in a span of 5+ years.

MOUNTAIN MANNERS: Our idea is to not bring the city to mountains but bring the mountains to the city. Understand and learn from the qualities of a mountain person.

LEARN FROM OUR SURROUNDINGS: Our idea is not just do a trek and come back after learning the lessons nature and locals have to offer along with enhancing our outdoor skills like pitching tents and basic outdoor lessons.

PROJECT GREEN: Under Project Green we have collected around 12,000 kgs of litter in a span of 5+ years. This is an opportunity for everyone to give back to nature even on the trails of mountains.

EXPERIENCED TEAM: Our core team, outdoor leaders, local guides and local support are all experienced on mountains. We have hand picked the right people to handle the right task.

MEMORIES: We might start the trek as individuals but end up become one team of friends which sticks together during the entire experience.

SAFETY: Safety is something that should never be compromised. Right from an experienced Core team, to experienced Outdoor Leaders, well defined local support and safety equipments we do it the right way. MORE ON SAFETY.

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KEY FACTS

ALTITUDE 2,395 ft.t

TRAIL TYPE Dense tropical rain forest surround the Sharavathi Backwater
DIFFICULTY Easy to moderate, no prior experience required.
HIKING DISTANCE 2 - 3 kms (approximately)
ATTRACTION Sharavathi Valley is a tropical rain forest which can be the best destination for trekking to the various waterfalls. Dabbe Falls, Kannur Fort & Gudangundi Falls. Aghoreshwara Temple of 1560 AD-1640 AD, in Hoysala-Kadamba architecture, Keladi Nayaka period is 6kms to the South of Sagara District.
BEST SEASON All seasons have their own charm. The change in the colours of meadows, woods and rains always makes it appealing to the eyes of a trekker.
ADVISORY During Monsoons it rains very heavily and it is advised to be prepared to enjoy the rains in the right way. Carry a raincoat or poncho and covering all the clothing with a waterproof layer.
WATER SOURCES There are several freshwater streams in Sharavathi Valley and also the Sharavathi Backwaters are one of the best source of drinkable water
REGION Sagara in Shimoga District of Karnataka
COORDINATES 14°19′27″N 75°18′8″E

HOW TO REACH

DISTANCE 393 kms from Bangalore
ROAD Sagar is well connected by roads. There are several State Transport Buses from Majestic Bus Stand to Sagar in Shivmoga. From Sagar Bus Stand there are several buses that go to Sharavathi Valley which is 40 kms further.
ROUTE (via Bangalore) Bangalore - Tumkur - Arasikere - Shimoga - Sagar - Sharavathi Valley
ROUTE (via Bangalore) Mysore - Channarayapattana - Arasikere - Kadur - Shimoga - Sagar - Sharavathi Valley
NEAREST RAILWAY STATION Tallaguppa Railway Station is 30kms the closest from Sharavathi Valley.
NEAREST AIRPORT Mangalore International Airport.