Bandaje Mansoon Trek
This is my fifth trek with PTU and each one of them were special in their own way. I have made countless memories and friends for life, that kept me going from first. My favourite ones are Kuduremukh, Bandaje and Gokarna, if you ask me I would do them all over again.
Stay: I always got good and safe accommodation with clean toilets.
Food: Hygienic,Healthy, Local and Yummy.
Trek leads:Talented, Well Informed, Motivating, and great entertainers.
Games: The best. Maybe it’s on the day of trek or while travelling.
Locations:Great as always. I would like to specifically talk about Bandaje trek. We stayed in a great homestay which was in the middle of a coffee plantation which had the spectacular view of a tea plantation and remote.
We trekked to Bandaje falls directly from Raani Jari and visited historical Ballarayana Durga Fort on our way back. It was the best Monsoon trek that I have ever been to. The entire western Ghat range was covered in mist, but rain also took breaks to allow us to have spectacular views. It wasn’t a tough trail, but monsoon rains and wind made it difficult and beautiful. Leaches were always there but the trek leads had given us great tips to get rid of them.Our packed lunch was tasty, but the dinner was best of all(We had authentic malnad style Bamboo shoots curry and Colocasia leaves curry). For Morning breakfast, we had idli and Pundi(kadabu). On our way back we had the famous neer dosa sponsored by PTU in Kottigehara. I am amazed to see how Jatin(Founder PTU) always comes up with great games every single time. Our trek lead Jolly played some amazing music from Harmonica on the night of the trek. People always come back to PTU for the next trek for the experience that they get. I have made some great friends from across the country and still in touch with most of them. Read more