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A day out in the leech territory

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Had been to beautiful Western ghats again. Third time in less than 2 month span. And each time it was a different experience. Earlier two times in Western ghats were during summer. And this time it was mid-monsoon. I got to see leeches for the first time in my life and donated lot of blood to those blood-suckers.

I had been trekking to Kumara Parvatha a.k.a Pushpagiri with four others. And that’s where we encountered these leeches. Bad execution of our trek plan made us to return half way and we were not able to reach the summit :(. But it was an amazing experience trekking in rain, donating our blood. Though we did miss the camping at the summit, we got to see the majestic Mallalli falls the next day instead.

Kumara Parvatha, I’ll be back again. Soon, very soon.

Here is a glimpse of our legs – before, during & after the trek –

  

And I’ll be back with full story of this unaccomplished trek. Soon, very soon.

5 Comments

  1. I had been to Kumara Parvata in April. What an amazing experience it was…. Even we had encountered millions of leaches coz of 20 days of rain in Western ghats during mid March. But still we could reach the top.
    Here is my experience…..

    Do visit
    http://www.sharatchandras.blogspot.com

    Regds,
    Sharat

  2. read the full report in srik’s blog wonderful and you guys are really enjoying and adventurous. leaches and all can not do anything as you are much more determined to face them.
    munduvarisi nimma i payana
    tarali nimagella anubhavagala rasa male
    namege nidi nivu barahada chitragala rasadauthana

    looking forward for more interesting and adventurous write up and amazing photos

    pranesh

  3. Now my curiosity kicks in. Was the “before” shot made actually before the trek? ;)

  4. The pictures!!!

    Hahahaha… it was such a wonderful experience… Man…we came back alive…be proud of the fact!

    My take on this wonderful extravaganza is here.

  5. Too bad you had to abandon the trek, but walking in the rain is a lot of fun. Yuck about the leeches, hated looking at it and its handiwork!

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