Kodachadri Trek

This 3-day trek to Kodachadri is perfect for those looking for a weekend getaway near Bangalore. It is a moderately difficult trek through the dense tropical forest of Karnataka and has a steep incline. This thrilling trek lets you explore the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary and trek to the Kodachadri peak, from where you can sometimes see clouds below the peak. You will spend a night in a cosy homestay, go on an off-road jeep drive through dense forest, visit the sunset point and also the Hidlumane Waterfalls. You will also make a short halt at Nagara Fort which was built in the eighteenth century.

Destination

The Kodachadri Peak is the tenth highest peak of Karnataka, located in Shimoga district in the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary. The peak is located at an altitude of 4406 feet above sea level. The landscape here resembles the famous Amazonian rainforests, and has a rich biodiversity, including some wild animals like tiger, leopard, deer, etc. This trek lets you explore this rich biodiversity and the lush landscape of this protected sanctuary.

Destination highlights

Embark on an off-road jeep ride through the dense forest of Mookambika. | Explore the rich biodiversity of the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary. | Trek to the Kodachadri Peak and watch the sun set over the dense greenery of Kodachadri.

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14 km

7 hrs

14 km

Bengaluru at 22:15 hrs. The pick-up time varies depending on your choice of pick-up location.

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22:00

21:30

Today, you will be picked up from the pick-up point at 22:00 hrs and begin your 400 kms drive to Kodachadri. During the overnight drive, you will be aquainted with your fellow travellers and briefed about the trip. Overnight in the transport vehicle.

Overnight in transit vehicle.

No meals will be provided today.

Food

No meals provided today.

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Day 1 Milestone

Bangalore

Bangalore

10:00 AM

Today, you will reach Kodachadri in the morning and your room at the homestay will be allotted to you. You will then head out for your trek. The trail starts from the jeep stand with long tress on both the sides, from where you will trek to the Hidlumane Falls through a dense jungle. You will then begin your ascent to the Kodachadri Peak. After spending some time at the peak, you will head back to the Kalabairava Temple, from where you will begin your off-road jeep ride back to the homestay. Overnight in homestay at Kodachadri.

Overnight in homestay at Kodachadri base.

Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be served to you at the homestay, packed lunch on your trek, and dinner will be served at the homestay.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Day 2 Milestone

Kodachadri

Kodachadri

07:00 AM

Today, you will depart from Kodachadri in a private shared vehicle. You will first be driven to the Nagara Fort, where you will halt for some time. From there, you will begin your drive for Bangalore. You will reach Bangalore by 21:30 hrs. Your trip ends here.

Your journey ends before nightfall.

Today, only breakfast will be served at the homestay before you begin your drive to Bangalore. You will halt at a road-side restaurant for lunch on the way to Bangalore; lunch will be on your expense.

Food

Breakfast

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Day 3 Milestone

Kodachadri

Bangalore

07:00 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Accommodation at a homestay on twin/triple sharing basis
  • Meals from breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 3
  • Transport from Bangalore to Kodachadri and back in a private shared vehicle
  • Off-road jeep ride
  • Services of experienced trek leader and support crew
  • First aid kit
  • Campfire (if the situation permits)
  • All applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Blankets/mattresses/sleeping bags
  • Personal expenses such as gear, apparel, extra meals etc.
  • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Trekking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Sunglasses/sun-cap
  • Jacket/sweater
  • Slippers/flip flops
  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
  • Restrictive clothing

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • All technical equipment, if required
  • Transport from Bangalore to Kodachadri and back in a private shared vehicle/bus
  • Off-road jeep ride
  • First aid kit

You need to get

  • Blanket/sleeping bag/mattress
  • Backpack
  • Water bottle (2 ltrs)
  • Torch
  • Hand towel
  • Personal toiletries
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Personal first aid kit

Medical Kit

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

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made more than 7 day before the start of the Kodachadri trek: 100% refund.

For cancellations made 3-6 days before the start of the Kodachadri trek: 50% refund.

For cancellations made less than 2 days before the start of the Kodachadri trek: No refund.

In case of 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 Kodachadri trek.

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

Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Kodachadri trek.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

Travellers can choose from 3 pick-up and drop-off points: Swad E Punjab in HSR Layout, New Shanti Sagar Hotel in Domlur, and St. Marks Cathedral in Ashok Nagar.

The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Kodachadri trek to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

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

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