The pick-up schedule begins in Marathahalli at 21:30 hrs and goes on to five other pick-up points. Please find the closest pick-up spot to you from the Additional Instructions section.
This night trek to Kabbal Durga takes you on a mystery-filled trail to see ancient goddesses and the ruins of a fort that lies at an altitude of 3,600 feet and is edged by dense forests. You’ll be scrambling over the steep rocks and crude stone-cut steps, till you get to the summit. Here you'll gather around a campfire and tell stories, or drift off to sleep in your sleeping bags under star-studded skies.
You’ll wake up at the break of dawn and soak in the first views of sunrise over the tiny hamlets and dense Sahyadri forests. This moderate trek will test your strength but the captivating views are rewarding enough for all the strenuous effort.
NOTE: Sleeping bags will be handed out at the start of the trek, and each participant will have to carry their own.
Kabbal Durga is located nearly 80 kms from Bangalore and is a wonderful weekend getaway from the city. The night trek to Kabbal Durga is a thrilling adventure that takes you up a hill, to a fort in ruins. The hill has steep slopes on 3 sides but you will be trekking up the 4th side which is not as steep. The incline of the slopes on an average is about 40 degrees and can go up to even 60 degrees steep. The summit is one of the best vantage points to witness a scenic sunrise in Bangalore and you’ll also have plenty of time to explore the ruins of the fort and a temple of Goddess Kabbalamma.
Scramble up steep rock slopes and crude steps on your way to the summit of the Kabbal durga trek. | Explore the eerie ruins of an ancient fort in the moonlight. | Gather around a campfire and sleep under the stars. | Wake up to a gorgeous sunrise over the scattered hamlets and dense forests.
You will be picked up from the scheduled pick up points starting 21:30 hours and driven to Kabbal Durga base. Kabbal Durga is 80 kms from Bangalore. It is a 4 hour journey to the base and you should reach by 01:00 hours.
Transit to the base in bus.
You'll board the bus by 21:30 hours and should reach Kabbal durga by 01:15 hours. You will also take a pit stop at Ramanagara campsite to freshen up and use the washroom. Try and catch some sleep on the bus. You'll begin the trek by 01:15 hours and you'll reach the summit by 03:00 hours. Enjoy a campfire and then retire for the night in sleeping bags under starry skies.
Kabbal Durga base
No meals will be provided today.
For cancellations made 0-24 hours before the departure date of the Kabbal Durga night trek: No refund.
For cancellations made 24 hours or more before the departure date of the Kabbal Durga night trek: 90% of trip cost, minus any transaction charges, 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 Kabbal Durga night trek due to unforeseen conditions: Alternate feasible activity will be provided, but no refund will be given.
If the Kabbal Durga night trek is cancelled by the operator due to weather changes, wildlife movements or permission issues before the departure: 100% refund will be given.
Smoking or consumption of alcohol or any drugs is strictly prohibited on the night trek to Kabbal Durga Fort.
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 night trek to Kabbal Durga Fort. Their return costs will be at their own expense and no refunds will be given in such a case.
Sleeping bags will be handed out at the start of the trek, and each participant will have to carry their own.