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  • Trip introduction

    Summit the highest peak in Karnataka, Mullayanagiri, trekking along a serpentine forest trail, through coffee estates and lush meadows. Explore a small temple and ancient caves that are perched on the peak of this misty mountain and take a splash in the Buttermilk Falls on your way down. You’ll negotiate a steep climb and rough edges to Bababundagiri and soak in mesmerising views from this hill top. You will sleep in comfortable homestays and also chance upon a visit to the Belur Temple. This moderate trek is most ideal for someone seeking an adventurous getaway with gorgeous views of the best hills in the southern Sahyadris.

    Destination

    Mullayanagiri mountain lies in Chikmagalur about 280 kms from Bangalore. The mountain is part of the Baba Budangiri range and there are 3 caves in Baba Budangiri that are considered holy and revered by both Hindus and Muslims alike. The trail goes through the forested Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to elephants, tigers and leopards. En route, you'll pass waterfalls and vast meadows, and enjoy misty mornings and starry nights.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to an altitude of 6330 feet to the highest mountain in Karnataka. | Take a splash in the cascading Buttermilk Falls. | Stay in local homestays and experience their lifestyle.

    Activity Details

    5500

    6630

    3576

    15 kms

    10 hours

    15 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Mullayanagiri trek: Drive to base

    You will be picked up from the specified pick-up points in Bangalore by 21:30 and will have an overnight journey to Chikamagalur, the base of Mullayanagiri. It is 242 kms from Bangalore and you will reach your homestay at 05:00 hours.

    Overnight in bus.

    You'll board the bus at about 21:30 hrs, and will reach Chikamagalur by 05:00 hrs. Try and catch some sleep on the bus. You will check into a homestay on arrival to freshen up and have breakfast etc.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bangalore

    Chikamagalur

    05:30 AM

    Food

    No meals will be provided today

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Mullayanagiri trek: Summit Mullayanagiri
    Day 3 of the Mullayanagiri trek: Trek and return journey
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 0-24 hours before the departure date of the Mullayanagiri trek: No refund.

    For cancellations made 24 hours or more before the departure date of the Mullayanagiri trek: 90% of the trip cost minus any transaction charges will be refunded.

    In case of unforeseen conditions during the Mullayanagiri trek, alternate feasible activity will be provided. However, no refund is provided.

    If the Mullayanagiri night trek is cancelled by the operator anytime before to start of event, full refund will be given.

    No refund will be given for participant's unavailability; due to personal reasons or miscommunication with booking website or operator or lack of pickup information.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking or consumption of alcohol or any drugs is strictly prohibited on the Mullayanagiri 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 Mullayanagiri trek. Their return costs will be at their own expense and no refunds will be given in such a case.

    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 Mullayanagiri 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 Mullayanagiri 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 Mullayanagiri 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 Mullayanagiri and back

    • Accomodation in homestay for one night
    • All veg meals from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 3
    • Campfire
    • Guide for activities
    • Visit to Buttermilk Falls
    • Visit to Belur Temple
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Insurance

    • Any meals during travel
    • 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 comfortable 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 Mullayanagiri and back
    • Campfire
    • Accommodation in homestays

    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
    • Insect repellent

    Medical Kit

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