A wide range of skillful and physically demanding activities such as river-crossing, rappelling and jummaring are needed in Hiking, Trekking and Rock-Climbing. Rappelling involves descending rock faces with the help of a descended, rope harness and mittens. Jummaring is nothing but the art of ascending a slope by rope, using a toothed, metal clamp. The techniques of going up a fixed rope on the rock, a steep cliff, an overhang or inside cascading waterfalls. Rock-climbing is an art and technique of climbing rock or cliff faces. It is an extreme sport, not an easy one. Although modern techniques and equipment, safety levels have been greatly enhanced. A plenty of adventure options are available for tourists for visiting Goa.
Where to Go :
Running through Goa, the lush Sahyadri Hills(Western Ghats) make it a very pleasant trekking experience. Nearly all types of mountain sports nestle in the interiors of Goa. If you visit Valpoi, Mollem and Sanguem, you are going to be assured of abundant natural beauty. Some of the popular points include Mahavir wildlife Sanctuary, Devil's Canyon, Tambdi Surla Temple, Vageri Hill, Krishnapur Canyon and Chandrasurya Temple.
Best time for Hiking ,Trekking and Rock Climbing:
You can go there anytime but the best season is October-December.
Some Tips :
You have no space for individual heroics as these adventure sports are a team sports. Proper planning, physical stamina, hiking, trekking and climbing skills besides a strong sense of direction can be a crucial life-savers in this sports.
Stick to the tried and tested paths and stay within your limits.
Summer hikes can be very tiresome and exhausting. So you are advised to keep fluids in sufficient amount. You should also keep a safety and survival kit along with you.
Behave in an eco-friendly manner so never litter or spoil the trail in any way. Always follow the instructions very strictly. It means that you don't leave the trek/trail without informing a camp member or guide.