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  • Trip introduction

    Spend your holiday away from the city on a trek in the scenic mountains of Sakleshpur near Bangalore. Your adventure begins with a trek to Agni Gudda, or the fiery mountain. Climbing over lush, green trails in the countryside, you'll reach the peak and enjoy stunning views of the valley. After descending down from the mountain, you'll visit the nearby Magajahalli waterfalls and take a dip in its cool water. The next day, you'll also visit the star-shaped Manjarabad Fort to explore ruins that date back to the 17th century. This Sakleshpur trek is a great option for travellers looking for a nature-rich, weekend adventure near Bangalore.

    Destination

    A small part of the long range of the Western Ghats, the hill-station of Sakleshpur is a popular attraction for hiking enthusiasts. Located 5-hr drive away from Bangalore, the hill-station's mountains and grasslands are easily accessible. These mountains are decorated with vast plantations of coffee and spices that give an aromatic touch to sprawling expanse of the monsoon-fed forests. The waterfalls breathe away your inhibitions with cool water, making way for fun memories of a short weekend spent in nature.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to Sakleshpur and reach the peak of Agni Gudda, or the fiery mountain. | Stay in a quaint home-stay at the hill-station of Sakleshpur. | Take a bath in the gushing waters of Magajahalli waterfalls. | Spend a merry night around the campfire with light music. | Visit the ruins of Manjarabad, a 16th century fort built by Tipu Sultan.

    Activity Details

    3130

    3900

    3130

    10 kms

    4 hrs

    10 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Sakleshpur trek: Bangalore to Sakleshpur

    Arrive at the pick-up point in Bangalore and meet your trek leader. A private bus will pick-up your fellow trekkers as well and travel to Sakleshpur, 4-hr drive away from Bangalore. Settle in for the long drive. Overnight in transit.

    Overnight in transit.

    Report to pick-up point and travel to Sakleshpur. No meals are provided on this day so make sure to have dinner and carry snacks for the overnight journey. Keeping a shawl is recommended for comfort.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bangalore

    Sakleshpur

    21:30 PM

    Food

    No meals are provided today

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Sakleshpur trek: Trek to Agni Gudda and Magajahalli falls
    Day 3 of the Sakleshpur trek: Visit Manjarabad Fort, depart for Bangalore
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 24 hrs or more before departure of the Sakleshpur trek: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 24 hrs before departure of the Sakleshpur trek: no refund.

    For cancellations made by the tour operator due to unforeseen circumstances: 100% 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 requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Sakleshpur trek.

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    You can be picked-up from multiple pick-up points located all across Bangalore. These include: Marathahalli in Kala Mandir by 21:30 hrs, Pizza Hut near the Silk Board bus stop by 22:00 hrs, Udupi Garden bus stop in BTM layout by 22:10 hrs, Banashankari bus stop by 22:30 hrs and Gopalan Arcade in RR Nagar by 23:15 hrs.

    Subject to traffic conditions, pick-up timings may be delayed. However, tardiness in arriving at the pick-up point may lead to missing the trip, without any refund.
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    • Trekking Sakleshpur Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Sakleshpur Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Sakleshpur Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Sakleshpur Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Sakleshpur Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Sakleshpur Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements, as per itinerary, between Bangalore and Sakleshpur

    • Accommodation in a home-stay for 1 night on twin/triple/quad-sharing basis
    • All meals from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 3
    • Evening bonfire (subject to weather conditions)
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and pick-up/drop-off point

    • Personal expenses such as apparel, extra food and beverages etc.
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Quick-dry track pants
    • Light t-shirt/shirt
    • Trekking shoes
    • Hoodie/sweatshirt
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches, jewellery or gadgets
    • 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

    • Private bus or similar vehicle for transport between Bangalore and Sakleshpur
    • Campfire set-up

    You need to get

    • Daypack
    • Water bottle
    • Dry snacks (energy bars, chocolates etc.)
    • Small torch
    • Camera (optional)
    • Sweater for the night
    • Light shawl or light blanket
    • Insect repellent

    Medical Kit

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