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  • Trip introduction

    This weekend, plan a night trek to the mesmerising hills of Ramanagara for a fun session of midnight rappelling. You’ll experience the thrills of trekking in the night with only torches to light your trail as the eerie sounds of the forest surround you. It's a short, easy trek along a trail covered with sparse vegetation, rocks, and loose soil, and after that, you'll strap into a harness for a thrilling rappelling session. At the end, you'll gather around a campfire and relax for a while, and then drift off to sleep in sleeping bags, under the clear, starry skies. In the morning, you'll head back to Bangalore. This is a great trip for a gang of friends looking for a quick, offbeat getaway from the city.

    NOTE: Sleeping bags will be handed out at the start of the trek, and each participant will have to carry their own.

    Destination

    Ramanagara is about 50 kms from Bangalore city, and has huge mountains and granite boulders that are great for activities like rock climbing, rappelling and trekking. Its proximity to Bangalore makes it a popular weekend getaway for trekking, photography and nature enthusiasts, and it's also famous for being the location for some scenes from the Bollywood blockbuster 'Sholay'. The rocky terrain of Ramanagara is surrounded by the Magadi forest on one side, which is a protected reserve for the Asian vulture, and there have been some rare sightings of the Indian bear and leopards.

    Destination highlights

    Trek in the rugged hills of Ramanagara. | Try your hand at midnight rappelling on huge granite boulders. | Scramble over rocks and loose soil and experience the fun of a night trek. | Gather around a campfire and sleep under the stars.

    Activity Details

    2450

    3018

    2450

    6 km

    3 hrs

    6 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Ramanagara night trek: Drive to the base

    You will be picked up from the specified pick-up points in Bangalore, starting at 21:30 hours and then driven to Ramanagara campsite. It is a 50 kms drive and you will reach the start point of the trek by 23:00 hours. After a brief introduction, you will start the trek by 23:30 hours.

    Overnight in bus.

    You'll be picked up from the scheduled pick-up points and be driven from Bangalore to Ramanagara. Do carry a light shawl or jacket to stay warm, and some light snacks and a bottle of water for a comfortable journey.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bangalore

    Ramanagara

    05:30 AM

    Food

    No meals will be provided today.

    Veg
    Day 2 of Ramanagara night trek: Midnight rappelling and trekking
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  • Cancellation policy

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

    For cancellations made 24 hrs or more before the departure date of the Ramanagara night trek: 90% of trip cost, minus any transaction fees, will be refunded.

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

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

    If the Ramanagara night 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 Ramanagara night 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 Ramanagara night 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 Ramanagara night 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 Ramanagara night 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 Ramanagara night 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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    • Ramanagara Night Trek Rappelling Bangalore Karnataka The Great Next
    • Ramanagara Night Trek Rappelling Bangalore Karnataka The Great Next
    • Ramanagara Night Trek Rappelling Bangalore Karnataka The Great Next
    • Ramanagara Night Trek Rappelling Bangalore Karnataka The Great Next
    • Ramanagara Night Trek Rappelling Bangalore Karnataka The Great Next
    • Ramanagara Night Trek Rappelling Bangalore Karnataka The Great Next
    • Ramanagara Night Trek Rappelling Bangalore Karnataka The Great Next
    • Ramanagara Night Trek Rappelling Bangalore Karnataka The Great Next
    • Ramanagara Night Trek Rappelling Bangalore Karnataka The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Bangalore to Ramanagara base and back

    • Breakfast on Day 2
    • Guide for activities
    • 1 rappelling session with all equipment
    • Campfire
    • Sleeping bags
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • 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 comfortable 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
    • 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 shared vehicle from Bangalore to Ramanagara and back
    • Campfire
    • Sleeping bags
    • All rappelling 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
    • Insect repellent

    Medical Kit

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