Kalsa and Vajra Waterfall Trek, Belgaum
In the dense jungles of Kankumbi- a cusp region lying in the virgin valley bordering Karnataka and Goa - this overnight guided trek runs on the rocky bed of Kalsa stream. On the trail down Sural Valley you’ll camp in the Kankumbi forests, experience green landscape of the Sahayadri thickets en route waterfall treks to Kalsa and Vajra Falls. These tedious yet moderate level treks distanced around 5km will take you about 4-6 hours each to complete. The trail will have you climb boulders, cross the Kalsa River, and finally arrive at your destination to relax in tents pitched in the wilderness.
Around 7am on day one, you’ll be transferred from your hotel in Belgaum to Kankumbi base camp. Head for Kalsa (6m) after breakfast to start your trek by the Kalsa stream towards Kalsa Falls. You could rappel down to the fall base and end your trek at Sural Village, Goa. Take the road to get back at Kankumbi. You can have packed lunch on the way or at Kankumbi upon reaching. With the day’s adventure behind you, unwind for the evening over hi-tea, bonfire, followed by dinner, and sleepover in tents.
Ahead on your second day, around 9am lies a short and tedious trek (5km) to Vajra Waterfalls. Chapoli (27km) is an hour’s drive and the start point. The mighty Vajra (160ft) lies in the dense forest of Jamboti Ranges. You’ll either rappel up the fall or descend between the falls and its rocky backrest. Have packed lunch and head for Chapoli. Refresh and head for Kankumbi. Around 6pm, you’ll be transferred to Belgaum.
Duration: 2 days
Difficulty level: Moderate