Details on Sombasson Waterfall
SATURDAY 03RD OCTOBER 2020
BELLY BURNERS EVENT
Meeting place: The "EXIT" Pricesmart, Churchill Roosevelt Highway, ARIMA
Meeting time: 6:00am SHARP
Estimated arrival time at the start of the hike: 7:00am
Estimated completion time of the hike: 4:30pm LATEST
The rating of this hike is (6) Challenging
We park on the entrance to Lalaja Road and will be shuttled in to the start point of our trek. We start our trek all along undulating and a great dirt road with great vistas of the Central Plains to our right. We will eventually come at the end of the dirt road, and the road will eventually narrow down to a hike trail, and the forest will slowly engulf herself around us hereby giving us much need tree shade during the rest of our journey onwards. As we reach to our first turn off from Lalaja Road, average time for us to reach at this point is about 1 hour 30 minutes most.
From the turn off, we are now officially inside the Grand Caura Valley area and more undulating terrain along the way with the occasional ups and downhill through abandoned cocoa estates for the next 45 minutes will eventually lead us to the first waterfall known as "LALAJA FALLS". We stop here a bit for photos and those who have the desire to have a swim.
The last leg of our trek takes us to the most difficult part of the hike where we have to endure 30-35 minutes of constant uphill trekking until at last, SOMBASSON WATERFALLS.....we are here. Great swimming and relaxation here.
Departing Sombasson Waterfall, when we reach back to Lalaja Road, we take another route to get back to our transport which will be much shorter than the route we took, but there is an uphill we will have to negotiate, but in the end, that uphill leads us right to our waiting transport. Average time on this new route is 1 hour 15 minutes.
Duration & Cost
Duration to the waterfalls (one way) : 2 hours 30 minutes
TTD $100. per person
Kindly make payment to any branch of Republic Bank Limited
In the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T"
Once payment is made, kindly Whatsapp or email a copy of the receipt as proof of payment
Persons wishing to make direct payments, touch base with me and arrangements will be made
Please note that persons making advanced payments will be acknowledged first and foremost
Attire & General Information
Wear long/short trousers.….. Your choice.
Wear long/short sleeve tops…. Your choice.
Wear hiking shoes/trainers/sandals with good grips under the soles . No slippers please.
Use a backpack thereby keeping both hands completely free.
Bring mosquito repellent. Optional
Bring a change of clothing which will be left in the vehicles.
Bring a waterproof camera. Other cameras would be used at your own risk.
Important Notice - Re: COVID-19
Due to the state of this pandemic the Coronavirus epidemic, in order to maintain my usual high standard of service on to my fellow hikers and fitness enthusiasts, for this "Belly Burner Event", no more than "(10) ten hikers" will be entertained whatsoever. Safety, and security is NTITT's utmost prime focus and of course, your well-being will be monitored every step of the way throughout the duration of the expedition.
Please read the guidelines carefully that will be the order of the day:
At the meeting point, you are to remain in your respective vehicles. I will entertain each of you by the car window.
A 15 minute grace will be given for late comers. At 6:15am, we depart the Pricesmart to our destination. The objective here is to "START EARLY AND FINISH EARLY".
At the meeting point, everybody will be checked for their body temperature to ensure all is well with each and every body on the hike.