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  • Trip introduction

    Go on one of the most adventurous treks in Karnataka and scale the peak of Savandurga on a short day trek from Bangalore. The Savandurga trek takes you on a steep trail through the gorgeous Magadi forests, past giant rocks and boulders. Navigating a narrow and tricky route over the mountains, the trail leads you to glorious views from the top of Savandurga. Views of the Arkavathi River and the mountains of the Savandurga State Forest will reward you for completing one of the more challenging treks of Karnataka.

    Destination

    Located at an altitude of over 4,000 feet, the mountain of Savandurga stands tall as one of the largest monolith hills of Asia. Easily accessibly via a 3-hr drive from Bangalore, the peak is a popular trekking destination for adventure enthusiasts. The mountain, covered by rich and magnificent Magadi forests of the Savandurga State Forest, forms part of the Deccan Plateau. Views of the beautiful Manchanabele Reservoir greet trekkers after they've climbed over steep and slippery trails over the mountain.

    Destination highlights

    Experience the Savandurga trek, one of the most gorgeous treks in Karnataka. | Catch stunning views of surrounding mountains and forests from the top. | Trek through the rough wilderness of countryside Karnataka. | Go trekking on a short day itinerary from Bangalore.

    Activity Details

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    6 kms

    5 hrs

    6 kms

    Trip details
  • Go on a day trek to Savandurga!

    Meet your fellow trekkers at one of the several pick-up points located in Bangalore. From here, you'll be travelling to the base village of the Savandurga trek in a non-AC vehicle. A 3-hr drive later, you'll arrive at base camp and begin scaling the mountain. The steep trail takes you through the thick Magadi forests, past giant rocks and boulders. Navigating over narrow and tricky route over the mountains, you'll reach the top.

    Spend some at the summit, overlooking the valley, and begin the return trek. Retrace your steps back to the base over the same route. You'll board vehicles and settle in for the 3-hr drive back to Bangalore. Subject to traffic conditions, you'll reach back in the city by 19:30 hrs.

    You're trip ends by 19:30 hrs.

    Arrive at one of the pick-up points in Bangalore at 06:00 hrs. Travel to the base village will be arranged in private, non-AC vehicle. Today's meal package includes a packed lunch, served during the rest stop while trekking. Subject to traffic conditions, you'll reach Bangalore by 19:30 hrs.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bangalore

    Bangalore

    00:25 AM

    Food

    Lunch

    Veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made on or more than 7 days before departure of the Savandurga trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 3-6 days before departure of the Savandurga trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 3 days before departure of the Savandurga trek: no 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 required to follow the instructions of the trek leader during this trek to Savandurga.

    Travellers are required to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during this trek to Savandurga.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers can select from three pick-up/drop-off points - Fabindia in Koramangala, New Shanti Sagar Hotel in Domlur and St. Marks Cathedral in Ashok Nagar.

    Exact timings for pick-up, based on the pick-up point selected will be communicated a day prior to the trek. Tardiness in arriving at the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek, without any refund.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during this trek to Savandurga.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Savandurga due to any unforeseen circumstances for the safety of travellers as well as staff. Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to such circumstances.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Pick-up and drop-off between Bangalore-Savandurga base in a shared, non-AC vehicle

    • Vegetarian lunch
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support crew
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city-Bangalore

    • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions
    • Personal expenses such as additional meals or beverages, apparel and gear etc.
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes
    • Shirt/t-shirt and track pants/shorts
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Denim jeans
    • Flip-flops/slippers

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Non-AC Tempo Traveller or mini-bus for transfers between Bangalore-Savandurga base

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • ID proof
    • Towel or napkins
    • Water bottle
    • Deodorant
    • Torch
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific or prescribed medicines and medical kit.