Reaching for the stars with a camping trip in Canacona

Rohan Fernandes

'Itsin Experiences Goa', a Goa-based trekking company, recently organised an overnight camping and hiking trip to the hills of Canacona, South Goa.

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The trek kicked off at 10 pm from the verdant village of Cotigao.

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During the hike, the total distance covered on foot, to the destination and back down to the starting point, was 8 km.

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The trekkers stopped for a 20-minute break at an abandoned village en route to the camp site.

Goa|camping in Goa|trekking in Goa|abandoned village in Goa | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

Upon reaching the camp site at the top of the hill, the view of the Milky Way was simply out of this world!

Goa|camping in Goa|trekking in Goa| night sky | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

The sunrise, peeking from behind the mountains at 6.30 am, was a sight to behold.

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The descent from the camp site gave the trekkers some fantastic aerial views of the villages down below.

Goa|camping in Goa|trekking in Goa | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

If you'd like to enjoy this experience, 'Itsin Experiences Goa' is organising another overnight hiking & camping trip. Details are as follows:

WHEN: May 27 - 28

CHARGES: ₹ 3,000 per head (includes transport, breakfast, dinner, tents)

DISCOUNT: Early bird bookings @ ₹ 2,500 per head

CONTACT: +91 80106 63687

INSTAGRAM: itsingoa

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