Conquering Kudhuremukh Part1

I didnt have any plans for the weekend as i had lotz of work on friday….and for the weekend too.
Then on friday i came out of office around 9:00 pm to go home….venki (my room mate) called me and asked me too wait as he has something to carry home and he needed the byke for that, Then he came out with two trekking bags with 5 sleeping bags inside….As soon as i saw that i asked him why is he carrying that….he told maga kuduremukh trekking hoguttiddeve …..baruttiya……….

It was testing time for me…since i had code delivery..lotz of things were pending……but couldnt resist….Then in a minute i was ready…we went to HR to collect another sleeping bag for me…..he had already left….Later we searched whole mangalore to buy one ……..couldnt get…..then i decided to go with out sleeping bag….Then the challenge was to complete the work ….came back to office after the dinner and could work until 2pm….

We were suppose to catch the bus to kudhuremukh at 4:30 so we thought if i sleep now …there is no chance..i will not getup…and we tried not to sleep….we started watching tv…..3:00am started watching match…………6:00 am…suddenly i got up…we were….gone….then just stuffed in some clothes and left the house….GR8 start isnt it…..

we were supposed to reach a place by name samse which is aroun 20 km beyond kudhuremukh…starting place of our trekking..Boyz from blore will reach there by 8:30 and even we were supposed to reach there by the same time….it was around 4 hours drive from mangalore……when we will reach…around 10:30 that if we get the bus at correct time……

Since samse doesnot come under any mobile coverage….venky’s house is our centre pt of communication….so we called his brother and told that we have just left the place (mlore) and we will be reaching the samse by 10:30. The guyz after reaching samse called venkys brother and got the news that we will reach late……..

After reaching the bus stop we got know that the 6:15 bus is already left and the next bus is at 7:45…..but that busdriver will have itz breakfast at karkala…so he will stop there for 30 minutes…………hence we caught some othere bus and reached karkala…….we wrer waiting for the bus to kudhuremukh…..suddenly i heard somebody shouting my name….i started looking here and there….venky was having tender coconut he asked me to get into the bus………..i got into the bus still thinking who called my name….the i could see Shilpa,Tripti (PMI INFY) and her roomies……… they were going to horanadu temple…… me and venky got down at samse they all continued………………….yup we were able to catch that 6:15 bus at karkala…….
Then finally at 10:30 we both reached samse….guyz were waiting for us from 7:30…they had reached that place bit early…Isn’t it a gr8 adventure by itself..?

Then we started our actual trekking…but soon we came to know that we dont have a proper vessel for cooking….Thank god we could buy one over there…………

Then we got into the jungle…..just after 10 mts we were lost ….we didnt know…which side to go…..we just knew that by the end of the day… we should reach a place by name Lobo’s house (priest who lived over thereonce upon a time). but we could get the proper way……we didnt know how much is the distance …but only thing in our was to reach the Lobos house by 6:30….after that it gets dark…and itz very difficult…..

Each one with 10-15 kgs on their back….easily got tired after walking 30 minutes….The sun was really hot…we were sweating…hungry….tired….but we decide to continue..until 1:30….and we will take a break then……so everybody had only one AIM in their life i.e to walk until 1:30…..

Huh after a long time…………our watch showed the time 1:30…..yo every body in the group was very
happy…..threw their bag down and slept on the road (if u can call it a road)……Then we had some chapatis….which suddeps mom had prepared…..had a lotz of them with jam, pickles…etc…..

and at 2:00 clock we started again……we got a very old fellow in the jungle…who asked us to follow him…and he will show the way for us…….we atarted to walk briskly….it was difficult to catch his speed..after following for for half an hour….we took a break…and he left……….

Then we lost our way………..then one of went further….and searched for somebody’s presence…..luckily we found a person…and he showed the way to reach the Lobo’s house…..and then came hill which was very steep to climb…….everybody were on the ground after climbing the same…….there was a very small stream the water in that was very cold…so we had that water ………….

Like this after taking 5/6 breaks we reached Lobo’s house….we were not sure it was Lobo’s house since it was already 5:30 we decided to spend the night over there……Then we started preparing to face the night midst the jungle….
We collected the water from a near by stream……collected the wood for cooking and camp fire…luckily the Lobo’s house (or which we thought as Lobo’s house had some stock of wood).

Then we started to plan for tomorrow (sunday) and about todays night….we decided that we will start cook at 8’o clock…The menu we had was Tomoto soup and B3 (b cube…bisi bele bath)…….I started put fire for cooking…as i had more experience in putting the fire……we had nice Tomoto soup….it was really tasty…hot…spicy..since it was already dark…the temparature started to drop suddenly….so the tomoto soup was really Gr8…..

Then i was transfered to maintain the the Camp fire started by Chetan…and chetan took over cooking and he preared Bisi bele bath..it was GR8…..Then came the time when everybody sat around the fire and started to speak out….whatever they know…from infy….girlz…marriage….future…money….sex…..what else everything…..it was already 9……some of us started feeling sleepy….so we were divided into two group of 3 each…and each team will guard the other team for 3.5 hours…..since i was in the second tem i slept…..my shift started from 1.30 pm i had VEnky and papu (sudeep) to give me the company….we had nice fun..talking about GFs..money…work and infy…..we guys started to put big fire..then it was already 4.30…it was our time again to go back to sleep….we slept again…….

We got up at 5.30…by the time already…Chetan had got water from near by stream even thought it was dark he had the gutz to go there….and they had already prepared some food for us….Concrete and some nudles….my second day in the jungle started…..

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