We Start On
Our next monsoon adventure is taking us once again to the benevolent mountains of the Western Ghats. The trekking trail is a steady descent through the Andharban or quite literally the "dark forest". This walk is sure to challenge your endurance but is perfect for those who prefer the way down rather than uphill! We start our trek at a height of 2,160 feet and make our way through dense evergreens, across gushing streams and over-looking misty valleys. During the first half, we will navigate across two out of three large riverlets that are rushing down the rocks. Most of the walk consists of shady sloping trails with patches of paddy fields and forest clearing. Our lunch stop will be at the village of Hirdi with a picteresque view of the Plus valley below. We continue onwards, trekking along narrow winding trails forming a U-shape along the backwaters of Bhira Dam until we reach Bhira village.
Our Alpha Mike Foxtrot (military slang for Adios, motherf*****s!) program is the best job in the world: 3 hosts travel for 6 months straight!
You’ll be travelling on this one with Chief Alpha. Like all our chiefs, Alpha’s a die-hard travel junkie, and has shed the city-slicker persona to go exploring with you. We’ve heard Alpha’s trips are all non-stop parties – lots of laughing and harmless prank-playing – sure to be a hoot!
As we walk up, basking in the glory of Mother Nature and washing off the grime of city life, we’ll be collecting trash. It’s the least we can do in exchange for the rejuvenation that the hills provide us with, after all!
As they say, only the locals know the best kept secrets! We have local hosts to help us as guides and all-round knowledge boosters on the trek. They will also be cooking fresh, organic meals for us in their own kitchens.
Another opportunity we will be seizing is one that fits with our philosophy, and we’re sure it fits yours, too! We will share part of our proceeds with an initiative in our host village as another way of giving thanks for the hospitality, love and time they offer us.
All our trekkers are encouraged to bring along stuff like art supplies, old clothes, and stationery, and household items like quilts, bed sheets, and umbrellas (since it is the monsoon season!) to give the members of our host village.
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The best thing about WCH is that these guys are totally customer centric, right from booking accommodations to setting an itinerary! The itinerary itself doesn't feel like you're on some tour with a rigid schedule. It is pretty free flowing, but extremely well thought out at the same time. I recently went for their Windrush Rising trip in place of my cancelled Eurotrip and I genuinely believe it was one of the best decisions I made.
Trekking with WHC has been one of the most beautiful experience & with perfect team cordination & arrangments provided even at the top of the mountain Wouldn"t expected more, the vibe was just right with like minded people waiting for sunrise. Would highly reccomend everybody to go with WHC (you guys rock!!) thanks for being patient. Thanks Kunal for helping me till the end & Kuntal for sharing your experiences. & would love to trek again in any furture treks.