Kodachadri Trek

Kodachadri is also called the Cheerapunji of the South, as it receives the most rainfall in the district. It's a green, green trek that takes you up through a rain-drenched tropical forest, with the Hidlumane waterfall and gushing streams to stop at. The trek takes about 3 hours one way, so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy this experience. But the adventure carries on into the next day when you head out fot an exciting visit to the historical Nagara Fort on your way back. It's the perfect weekend getaway for a gang of adventurous friends!

NOTE: The kayaking session depends on the water level on the day of the trek. No refunds will be given if kayaking is not possible.


Kodachadri mountain is located 422km from Bangalore and stands at 4406 feet. It is a hot spot for thrilling adventure activities like trekking, forest exploration and rappelling. You'll be surrounded by forests throughout this trip.

Destination highlights

Trek to the highest peak in Shimoga district. | Take photographs of the unhindered views of the Western Ghats from the Kodachadri peak. | Trek through rain drenched forests in the Cherrapunji of Karnataka. | Visit the ancient Nagara Fort on this adventure-packed weekend.




10 kms

5 hrs

10 kms

Marathahalli, Bangalore

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Marathahalli, Bangalore

Private vehicle

Kodachadri Base

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You will be picked up from the specified pick-up points in Bangalore by 21:30 and then driven to Kodachadri base. It is an overnight drive and you will reach your homestay at 06:30 hours.

You will be driven from Bangalore to Kodachadri base. Do carry a light shawl or jacket to stay warm, and some light snacks and a small bottle of water for a comfortable journey.


No meals will be provided today.


Day 1 Milestone



21:30 PM

After freshening up and eating a wholesome breakfast, you will start your trek to Kodachadri at 09:30 hours. The trek to the peak is strenuous and exhausting but worth every step. The trail leads to the Hidlumane waterfall, and you'll have some time to enjoy it before you proceed onwards. By 14:00 hrs, you'll be at the top of Kodachadri. You'll have time to explore and enjoy a packed lunch. By 14:30 hrs, you'll begin your descent back to the homestay. You'll reach by about 18:30 hrs, in time for a cup of tea. Enjoy a campfire and relax as you exchange stories with other travellers. Overnight in homestay.

Your overnight stay is clean and comfortable. Unwind by the campfire that will be organised by the tour operator if weather permits. All meals are provided today.


Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 2 Milestone



06:30 AM

You'll wake up by 07:30 and eat a good breakfast, after which you set off for a kayaking session. You'll check out of the homestay after this, and begin the journey back to Bangalore. Keep your camera handy for a quick pit-stop at the Nagara Fort. You will reach Bangalore by 19:30 hours. Trip ends here.

After a fun morning, you'll board vehicles and will be driven back to Bangalore today. You should be back in Bangalore by 19:30 hrs. Trip ends here.




Day 3 Milestone



07:30 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • Transport from Bangalore to Kodachadri base and back
  • Sharing accommodation in homestays
  • Guide and activity cost
  •  Campfire
  • All meals on day 2 and breakfast on day 3
  • Visit to Nagara Fort
  • All applicable taxes


  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses including telephone calls, meals on transit, tips, etc.
  • Additional costs incurred due to weather or other unforeseen situations
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • A pair of quick dry trousers/ track pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt or t-shirt
  • Warm fleece jacket/ sweater
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Sunhat
  • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery
  • Wrist watches
  • Expensive electronic gear
  • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Transportation by private vehicle from Bangalore to Kodachadri base and back
  • Campfire
  • All kayaking equipment and safety gear

You need to get

  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Sturdy water bottle
  • Energy bars
  • Torch/flashlight
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Camera (if you like; with batteries fully charged)
  • Sunglasses
  • Keep a few poly bags handy for your belongings in case of heavy rain
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Relispray
  • Dettol solution

Medical Kit

  • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made 0-24 hours before the departure date of the Kodachadri trek: No refund.

For cancellations made 24 hrs or more before the departure date of the Kodachadri trek: 90% of trip cost will be refunded.

For no show, due to any reasons, including personal reasons, miscommunication with booking website/operator: No refund.

For changes in itinerary during the Kodachadri trek due to unforeseen conditions: Alternate feasible activity will be provided, but no refund will be given.

If the Kodachadri trek is cancelled by the operator due to weather changes, wildlife movements or permission issues before the departure: 100% refund will be given.

Rules on trip

Smoking or consumption of alcohol or any drugs is strictly prohibited on the Kodachadri trek.

A strict no littering policy must be followed by all participants.

Participants consuming alcohol, misbehaving or causing delays will be immediately banned from the rest of the Kodachadri trek. Their return costs will be at their own expense and no refunds will be given in such a case.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

The operator will not be responsible for any loss including damage to property, injury or death of a person during the Kodachadri trek.

No insurance is included in the trip cost.

In case of damage or loss of any of the equipment or items of the operator, the responsible traveller has to bear the cost.

There are designated pick up and drop points for the Kodachadri trek. Please make your own arrangements for transport to the specified pick-up point accordingly.

The transport for all trips is organized by third party transport agency and is not under the control of the operator. Participants are requested to co-operate in case of minor delay in pick-ups and drops, if any.

NOTE: These are the pick up points for the Kodachadri trek: Marathahalli, near Kalamandir (21:30 hrs); Silk Board bus stop opposit Pizza Hut (22:00 hrs); BTM, Udupi Garden bus stop opposite A2B (22:10 hrs); Banashankari bus stop (22:30 hrs); RR Nagar, Gopalan Arcade, Mysore Road (23:15 hrs).

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