The 160th trek of Eco Treks, a trekking and adventure sports club, which was scheduled to be at Kumthal, Sattari, on January 7, 2024, has been shifted to Vazara Sakla waterfall bordering Goa due to some unforeseen restrictions.
The last time Eco Treks went on a trek to this beautiful waterfall was in December 2019. This was its 137th trek and it was organised much before Covid struck. So this trek is happening after a gap of four years.
The trek to Vazara Sakla is both moderate and tough on the difficulty level. Walking into the lush green forests of the Western Ghats, the real challenge of this trek is crossing boulders on the semi-dried riverbed. Once at the waterfall, trekkers forget their tiredness and packed lunch.
The deep pond formed due to thousands of years of falling water is an attraction, but those desiring to swim have to be careful.
Participants will be served breakfast at the starting point of the trek. Dry lunch packs, including fruits, will also be provided. Trekkers are requested to carry cloth bags and tiffins and desist from using plastic bags to carry their dry lunch. At the end of the trek, tea and bhajis will be served.
A special bus will leave from Panjim's Heera Petrol pump, opposite the KTC Bus Stand, sharp by 7.10 am and from Mapusa Gandhi Circle by 7.30 am, Assonora by 7.45 am, Bicholim by 8 am and Sanquelim by 8.10 am.
Participants will be charged a fee of Rs 1,000 per head. The fee includes to and fro travel by bus, breakfast, packed dry lunch and evening tea with bhajis.
For breakfast, one has to carry own re-usable plate (no throwaway plastic or paper plates will be allowed). Stainless steel cups for tea will be provided. A participant is advised to carry at least 3 litres of drinking water.
Those who want to take a bath, have to be careful while entering the water. Participants are requested to follow the instructions given by guides/leaders and should not venture on their own. They will be required to have bath in safe marked places only.
There are only 30 seats available for this trek.
Trekkers are advised to carry a haversack or a shoulder bag so that hands will be free while walking. Shoes are a must for this trek.
Although this trek is open to all, organisers desire physical fitness of each and every one because participants have to climb up and down a distance of nearly 13 kilometres in thick forest and on dry and wet riverbed.
For bookings and payment, contact Durgadas Parab 9422445444/ 7588445444 (Mapusa), Rajesh 9833155713 (Porvorim), Nitendra 8698757744 (Vasco) and Sulekha 9764965195 (Margao). Only cash payment will be accepted. Confirmation of participation will be given only after receiving full payment.