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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    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.

    Destination highlights

    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.

    Activity Details

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    3600

    3018

    8 kms

    4 hours

    8 kms

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

    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.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bangalore

    Kabbal Durga base

    21:30 PM

    Food

    No meals will be provided today.

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    Day 2 of the night trek to Kabbal Durga: Summit
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  • Cancellation policy

    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.

    Rules on trip

    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.

    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 Kabbal Durga 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 Kabbal Durga 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 Kabbal Durga 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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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Bangalore to Kabbal durga base and back

    • Sleeping bags
    • Breakfast on day 2
    • Campfire
    • Guide for all adventure activity
    • 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 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 watch
    • Electronic items
    • 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

    • Transport by private vehicle from Bangalore to Kabbal Durga and back
    • Campfire
    • Sleeping bags
    • Any equipment if required

    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
    • Insect repellent

    Medical Kit

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