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  • Trip introduction

    What better way to spend the new years if not with some beach fun? You'll spend a whole day trekking along several golden beaches of Kumta, including a mystery cave, and enjoy cliffside views and fresh sea breeze. The next day, you'll take a ferry ride to explore the breath-taking beaches of Gokarna, experience deep-sea swimming and watch one of the most beautiful beachside sunset from Nirvana Cliff. You'll eat dinner around warm bonfires with your fellow trekkers. Bring in the New Year 2020 singing and dancing your heart out on the beach campsite and sleep under starry skies in tents pitched right on the beach.

    NOTE: A minimum number of 8 travellers are required to book this trip.

    Destination

    Kumta is a beautiful coastal town known for its spectacular beaches, surrounding cliffs and lush greenery. On this beach trek, you'll start from Kumta Beach and trek up to Kagal fort. You'll then hike through Heaven beach, Small heaven beach, Mystery cave beach, Mangodlu beach and Vannalli beach.

    The next day, you'll enjoy a ferry ride across many Gokarna beaches including Paradise, Half moon, Dolphin viewpoint, Om beach, Kudle beach, lighthouse, Sangam beach and watch the sunset from Nirvana cliff.

    Although both Kumta and Gokarna beaches lie in different towns, they are both situated in the Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to several secluded beaches of Kumta and explore a mystery cave. | Celebrate New Year 2020 under a star lit sky on a campsite on Kumta Beach. | Enjoy a ferry ride across many pristine beaches of Gokarna. | Experience deep-sea swimming at Gokarna beach. | Marvel at beautiful beachside sunsets.

    Activity Details

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    10 km

    8 hrs

    10 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the New Year 2020 Kumta-Gokarna beach trek: Bangalore to Kumta Beach

    Arrive at one of the three pick-up points at the scheduled time and board an AC Tempo traveller or minibus waiting to pick you up. Once in the vehicle, you'll meet your operator and your fellow travellers and settle in for a long journey towards coastal Karnataka. Overnight in transit vehicle.

    Overnight in transit vehicle

    Arrive at the scheduled time at one of the three pickup points around Bangalore. No meals are included in your package for today; hence, be sure to have dinner before arriving at the pick-up point. Wear comfortable clothing for the overnight journey and carry some snacks for the road.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bangalore

    Kumta Beach

    18:00 PM

    Food

    No meals are provided

    Veg
    Day 2 of the New Year 2020 Kumta-Gokarna beach trek: Explore Kumta Beach
    Day 3 of the New Year 2020 Kumta-Gokarna beach trek: Explore Gokarna Beach and celebrate New Year
    Day 4 of the New Year 2020 Kumta-Gokarna beach trek: Gokarna Beach to Bangalore
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 10 days before departure of the New Year 2020 Kumta-Gokarna beach trek: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made 3-10 days before departure of the New Year 2020 Kumta-Gokarna beach trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 0-3 days before departure of the New Year 2020 Kumta-Gokarna beach trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the trek leader during the New Year 2020 Kumta-Gokarna beach trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing a general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the New Year 2020 Kumta-Gokarna beach trek.

    Kindly do not carry any valuables, jewellery, etc. The operator will not be responsible for any loss of personal possessions.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    You can upgrade your accommodation on a twin-sharing basis for an additional cost of INR 200 per person.

    Travellers can select from three pick-up/drop-off points - Swad E Punjab in Koramangala, New Shanti Sagar Hotel in Domlur and KTM Mekhri Circle in Armane Nagar and the reporting time for each are 18:00 hrs, 18:45 hrs and 19:30 hrs respectively.

    Tardiness in arriving at the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek, without any refund. The drop-off points will be the same as the pick-up points.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during this New Year 2020 Kumta-Gokarna beach trek.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, roadblocks etc.

    You can optionally carry along a volleyball, frisbee, uno or any other games, aux cable, bluetooth speaker, guitar/any musical instrument.
    • New Year Kumta Gokarna Beach Trek Camping Bangalore The Great Next
    • New Year Kumta Gokarna Beach Trek Camping Bangalore The Great Next
    • New Year Kumta Gokarna Beach Trek Camping Bangalore The Great Next
    • New Year Kumta Gokarna Beach Trek Camping Bangalore The Great Next
    • New Year Kumta Gokarna Beach Trek Camping Bangalore The Great Next
    • New Year Kumta Gokarna Beach Trek Camping Bangalore The Great Next
    • New Year Kumta Gokarna Beach Trek Camping Bangalore The Great Next
    • New Year Kumta Gokarna Beach Trek Camping Bangalore The Great Next
    • New Year Kumta Gokarna Beach Trek Camping Bangalore The Great Next
    • New Year Kumta Gokarna Beach Trek Camping Bangalore The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Bangalore and Kumta in an A/C tempo traveller or mini-bus

    • Accommodation in tents on multi-sharing basis
    • Access to common washrooms and changing room facilities
    • All vegetarian meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner on Day 2 and on Day 3, and breakfast on Day 1
    • Boat for travel to Gokarna and back
    • Life jackets
    • Beach games like cricket, football, volleyball and frisbee
    • Campfire and music session on 30th and 31st night
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and campsite staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Upgrade accommodation to twin-sharing basis for an additional cost of INR 200 per person

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Bangalore
    • Meals during the transit journey
    • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions
    • Personal expenses such as additional meals or beverages, apparel and gear, etc.
    • Any water sports activities
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, etc.
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking shoes
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Raincoat
    • Shirt/t-shirt and track pants/shorts
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Denim jeans

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • AC Tempo Traveller or mini-bus for transfers between Bangalore-Kumta-Gokarna
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, mattresses, sleeping bags
    • Any equipment required for trekking

    You need to get

    • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
    • Raincoat and bag covers
    • 2 water bottles – 1 litre each
    • Lunch box and spoon to carry your packed lunch
    • Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
    • Torch/headlamp to be used at night
    • Portable chargers for your electronics
    • Extra pair of clothes to change into
    • Polybags to pack your wet clothes in
    • Extra cash for meals not included in the itinerary
    • Energy food ( chocolate bars, electrolyte drinks – Glucon-D, etc. )
    • Toiletries
    • Towel
    • First Aid Kit (along with personal medications, if any)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.