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In June 2013 – We planned to do something interesting in Himachal Pradesh. “Pin Parvati” seemed like a good challenge. Having zeroed in on the objective the next step was to find someone who could assist in organizing this trek. That choice was easy – leave it to Vishwanath at Summiters who had assisted us on the EBC trek in 2011. We are now back in Mumbai after becoming the first team to make the pass crossing in 2013!!! This is largely due to the fantastic support team provided through Summiters. Route finding is crucial for this trek (particularly early in the season when there is so much of snow) and we had the guide and mate who had between them done the crossing more than 10 times. Thanks once again to Vishwanath and Sathya for the guidance and support in organizing this unforgettable trek.
Date of Posting: 08 April 2014
Posted By: Bharat VenkatRamani
Head of Research & Pricing, Munich Re India Services Private Limited, Mumbai
Murkannu Gudda & Hadlu Waterfalls Trek
It was really great meeting and knowing you. Both are really looking forward to do more treks with you.Thank you for being an excellent host throughout the trip - we enjoyed Murkannu Gudda trek .Looking forward to meet you soon :)
Date of Posting: 16 January 2014
Posted By: Divya Rao and Ashwin
Capgemini , Bangalore
Kudremukh Trans Trek
Had a great time with Summiters exploring the Kudremukh hill ranges as we climbed up Hiremaleguppi and then descended down the valley. One of the highlights of the trek was the amazing views of Kudremukh peak, with the rolling grass lands and shola forest around it. Also, the view of the twin peaks (Hiremaleguppi and Thirumaleguppi) is only available on this trans-western ghats trek. I also loved the green grass lands en route Hiremaleguppi, with a golden hue as the summer is approaching.
All permissions, travel, food and accomodation issues were very well taken care by Vishwa and team to ensure that we all had a great time! This is already my 3rd trek with Summiters and I would love to go with them again.
Date of Posting: 06 January 2014
Posted By: Sandeep Unnimadhavan
Senior Staff Engineer at Aruba Networks, Inc, Bangalore
Kudremukh Trans Trek
Kudremukh Trans trek was very good; it had variants of climbing up a peak and descend down to a different district. Challenges of trekking with no definite path/trail for a good part of the trek and exploring it all the way added to delight of a trekker. It was very well organized and executed. Over all a great trek after a very long time.
Date of Posting: 06 January 2014
Posted By: Ananth. H.V
Avid trekker and Mountaineer, Bangalore
It is around 8 am and I am on the banks of Deban river and my hands are frozen stiff. I am thankful for the appropriate gift on my birthday. It has added to the general warm feeling that have had for the past few days on this trek. I think it may kindle my budding interest in nature and writing. I thank you for organizing such a trek to such a heavenly place.
The sight of small Hollock Gibbon staring at me till its curiosity is out and hops away is unforgettable..!.Even the less glamorous sights of red fungi on the fallen tree and sight of shimmering leaves in morning sun. How can I forget the flash of red on a tree and I think Instinctively a ‘male minivet ’.This has been a incredible excursion. Thank you…!!
Date of Posting: 09 December 2013
Posted By: Rukmini Vasanth
Student, Class : XII Standard ; Centre For Learning, Bangalore
Well coordinated, timely, cordial and very friendly in-town and on-field support. It is important to understand the abilities and exposure to new climbers, which Summiters do so very well. Great food, entirely safe, flexible with change in plans, supportive. All this and more made it a beautiful and memorable 7-day trip.
Thank you, Summiters!
Date of Posting: 15 November 2013
Posted By: Tarsh Williams
Former Instructor in Training at NOLS India.
Bhaba pass Trek.
Trek was a mind-boggling experience with suspense from Day 1 . Since it was early October ,we were not sure ,whether we can cross the pass because of accumulated snow and weather conditions. Summiters ensured that we are safe hands . Our guide Vedh and his team did an excellent work ensuring that we cross the pass . They ensured the safety of team members clearly.
- Sriram Balakrishnan ; Chennai
Date of Posting: 28 October 2013
Posted By: Sriram Balakrishnan
To say it in a nutshell way, spending a weekend in the national forest of Mukurti made my dream come true. A quiet place in South India with a beautiful landscape that I will never forget. On top of that it is a special adventure to be in a sanctuary, where you might never, if and what kind of an animal might be behind the next stone.
Date of Posting: 24 April 2013
Posted By: Steve Ohnoits Ian
Works at Bridge to India, Bangalore, India
We were inspired by mountains! Particularly by the mornings in our mountain lifestyle, as the first light cuts through the mist and shimmers on the snow of Himalayas or the dew drops on the Shola grasslands high up in Western Ghats. Summiters Adventure had been a passionate enterprise that made it possible to relive my childhood paintings of hills, rocks and animals.
It was a winter evening when Vishwa, and I met to set Summiters as an enterprise in 2006 and now it has become what it aspired. I handled the operations of treks in Western Ghats. It was nice working with such a eco friendly organisation, during my Engineering days, and getting to know wildlife.
With this benchmark, I began to lead groups with Summiters and then learnt more on snakes at Agumbe Rainforest Research Station. Then I guided at King Sanctuary, Nagarhole, Orange County, Kabini, Leisure hotels, Corbett and Rajaji National parks and Taj Safaris - & Beyond lodges, Madhya Pradesh.
I currently lead wildlife/birding groups with Summiters during my break from being Manager at Karnataka Government undertaking, Jungle Lodges and Resorts.
Date of Posting: 17 April 2013
Posted By: Vineith Malbaricus
Naturalist and Manager at Jungle Lodges and Resorts, Jungle Lodges and Resorts
Even though the rains and landslides had postponed the trek dates of Tri Col - Pathangani Dhar - Audens col and Mayali pass ( Gangotri to Kedarnath ) the spirits weren't down ,the start of the trek was bright as a sunshine
I have always fancied trekking on mountains and snow and that too himalayas was a great fascination. So i decided somehow i need to make it happen. Vishwanath, our trek Lead , is a very knowledgeable person. Trekking with him you can definitely be sure about your safety as he takes up some unimaginable responsibility for your life.. however he can get into your nerves sometimes.
Now about the trek.. to say the least, the trek was very very adventurous..12 Days in the himalayas.. of which 4 days was on top of the snow.. It was terrific!
The glamour, beauty of the mountains and the nature was reduced a little by the altitude sickness (shows up as headaches and fatigues), constant walk for hours, camping in some 45 degree slopes, some near-death crevices waterfall crossings, eating boring roti-dal at 7AM, being in hunger for long periods of time and to say the least - very very cold... guess its all part of the deal...
May look complaining, but all these added to the overall adventure. I had seen some of the jaw-dropping vistas that i had only seen in movies..
Looking at the snout (the origin of river), glacier, avalanches, snow walks, long stretches of snow covered on all sides with mountains, camp-fires all these the fruit of the journey.
I remember a part where i could not believe i was alive after crossing a water fall... the worst part was the waterfall started increasing when i crossed... that too in that cold weather..
I would definitely do a Himalayan trek again!
Date of Posting: 31 March 2013
Posted By: Santhanam Sridharan
Instructor at Bharat Thakurs Artistic Yoga , Mumbai