Write Up by Saranya
After getting the results of my fitness test for Trekking with CTC, I was little upset about my timing and about not being shortlisted for the trek to Nagala but fortunately I was shortlisted for weekday camping and morning trekking to Kumili which was organized byVanathi O Positive with about 30 + adventurer explorers. We, amidst the busy city life ,started at around from different places via bike and carpooling to make this adventure and to cast our daybreak with nature .
It was my first trek with CTC I was super excited about it, we gathered in front of VIT around and had a Quick Chit Chat with other groups who reached before us. We waited there for couple of minutes for other groups to join. Once we all gathered we started to Kumili . On the way ,we were stopped by a person .This man asked our license and all other documents .To our surprise he was a local villager who stays there and once he was satisfied checking , he happily allowed us to go inside.
We proceeded to a Base camping spot , On the way there was a minor block created by one big tree .We cleared everything and reached there by 9 :00 PM . The camping place was around the hills and it was near to an orphanage house when we reached we heard the dinner bells there but we were yet to cook ours.
We separated as 4 groups . One group started collecting the water ,second was to cut the vegies third was trying to lit the fire to cook and fourth group started making chapathis or rather we could term it as phulka . Luckily we had slicer dicer which made our job easy to cut all the vegies, we sliced down all in max 20 mins and started preparing the dinner. The menu was,
" NON - VEG Chicken gravy, Chapatti ,
VEG - potato fry , Rasam, Potato gravy, tomato gravy and papad"
The Food was ready by Srini Chef cook of the day , Rasam was awesome which turned out to be a soup for the chill weather. and we started having our yummy dinner, the taste of the Food was so delicious! special thanks to
“Special thanks to Srini and raj Our Head chef cook for Veg and Non veg”
After finishing our sumptuous meal we gathered to have a small intro session. Rather than an intro session it ended up as an entertainment session. Some of intro session highlights are
“ Yoganathan to become Ayogiyanathan story “. And “how to cook hot water story “and Raja’s counters, all was unforgettable! And lot more inspirational stories .
After the intro session We all prepared for our sleep , some of them had bought tent and others slept in the open space on Tarp sheet it was full wet and chill but We all had a nice deep sleep.We woke up by 5 :30 Am in the morning , quickly cleaned up all the vessels and cleaned the place. Packed all and were set for the trek.
The Trek started in the morning around 6 climbing the steep hill. Managed to climb the hill once we reached the top we saw such a beautiful view. The sun rise was mesmerizing. Took as many pictures as we can in all the places so we can paste it in our life page.
Climbing down using roots of tree gave us the experience as the one we have seen only in the discovery channel programs "man vs wild" .We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Special Thanks to Jagan for the wonderful pictures Had a nice swim in the lake for around 20 minutes. Tried and took few under water pics for everyone’s profile pic.
Last but not least we came to know that the trip was exciting when we are with like-minded people. We gathered new friends and memories through this trek. "Life is short ,time is fast, no replay no rewind ,enjoy every moments as it comes"
I would definitely say in a time of 12 to 13 hours no one can experience this much Excitements and adventurers , with the help of CTC can be possible!!. With lots and lots of memories we headed back to city life.
Thanks to CTC for organizing such a nice trek and gave us this wonderful opportunity! Waiting for next trekking....
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