The pick-up schedule begins in RR Nagar at 21:00 hrs, and goes on to five other pick-up points. Please find the closest pick-up spot to you from the Additional Instructions section.
On this trek to Makalidurga, you will summit a hill at 4,430 feet above sea level and explore an ancient fort in the ghostly hours of the night. On this moderately easy trek, you will negotiate a rugged hilly terrain that goes through dense grasslands and a green carpeted trail. At the top, you'll enjoy a campfire, and then drift off to sleep in sleeping bags under starry skies. The lake below shimmers in the moonlight and the early sunrays light up the scenic surroundings. It is an ideal weekend getaway for anyone looking for adventure close to home.
NOTE: Sleeping bags will be handed out at the start of the trek, and each participant will have to carry their own.
Makalidurga is located around 60 km from Bangalore near Doddaballapur on the way to Gauribidanur, making it perfect for a quick, overnight getaway. The easy trail makes it a popular spot for trekking, rappelling and other adventure activities. The sunrise from Makalidurga hill is spectacular as you can see a panoramic view of the lake below bathed in golden light.
Trek to an ancient fort in the ghostly hours of the night. | Soak in the scenic views of the shimmering lake under the moon and in the golden dawn. | Enjoy a warm bonfire and sleep in sleeping bags under open skies.
You will be picked up from the scheduled pick up points and driven to Makalidurga base. Makalidurga is 60 kms from Bangalore. It is a 3 hour journey to the base and you should reach by 00:00 hours.
Transit in bus.
You'll board the bus at about 21:00 hours, and should reach Makalidurga shortly after midnight. Try and catch some sleep on the bus. Enjoy a campfire and then retire for the night in sleeping bags under the open skies.
No meals will be provided today.
For cancellations made 0-24 hours before the departure date of the Makalidurga night trek: No refund.
For cancellations made 24 hrs or more before the departure date of the Makalidurga 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 Makalidurga night trek due to unforeseen conditions: Alternate feasible activity will be provided, but no refund will be given.
If the Makalidurga 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 Makalidurga 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 Makalidurga night trek. 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.
There are no washrooms on the trek, but you will be able to use the washroom in a restaurant on Day 2.