A day out in the leech territory
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.