You’ll recall from my previous post on off-roading, I had intended to get to Uttara Kannada for some exhilarating off-roading escapades. I hadn’t realized it would be this fast an opportunity.
It has taken well over a month and a half in research, planning and execution (Phase 1 done and 2 and 3 to go still) and getting my new Thar for off-roading was in itself a learning experience, let alone the art of off-roading, which has well and truly begun with this outing.
After the stupendous success of our last HAT (High Altitude Trek) to the Valley of Flowers and Hemkunt Sahib (in August 2016), we were looking at other options from IndiaHikes (yup, we are now convinced they offer the best experience, are priced right and are run professionally for treks in the Himalayas), preferably in the snowy season (safer half of the season:)). One of the guests to Suragi over the new year’s eve suggested Kedarakanta and the team nodded in unison, although not all of the previous ones joined and some new ones stepped in.
When the gang asked us if we can make a new year’s eve memorable at Uttara Kannada, it was a challenge of sorts for us. Not withstanding how new year’s eve party’s are held in the city:( how would one make such a thing memorable in a eco location like Uttara Kannada, in a eco friendly fashion by a eco tourism firm, for the CITY crowd.
A challenge indeed:)