Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is a moist deciduous and Shola type of forests surrounded by the Brahmagiri Peak. The Irupu falls during monsoon would be full and gushing down to Lakshmana Theerta waterfalls.
The sanctuary is home to Elephants, Indian Gaur, Sambar, Chital, Wild Pigs, Giant Squirrel, Civets, Southern plains gray Langur, Leopards and endangered Lion-tailed macaque. With over 300 species birds found during this trek through misty grasslands, Brahmagiri is truly the monsoon magic spot.
If you have thought Coorg has only coffee and misty mountains, there is more to it; the Chai Patti or Tea Gardens that catch rains and drain to Barpole, and the White Water Rafting is best experienced in Coorg only here!
Duration: 1 Night/ 2 Days, Ex Bangalore
Night 1 : Pick-up form common points by Tempo traveller at 10 PM onwards. Overnight Journey from Bangalore - Mysore - Virajpet - Srimangala - 7 hours.
Day 01 : Check-in to a homestay near Srimangala - Kutta, Coorg fresh-up and early breakfast with Malnad dishes like Kadabu, Dosas and fruits with the obvious Coffee! You shall prepare with leech socks to begin your trek to Brahmagiri Peak. It is a 9 km trek and takes 4 hours to reach the peak for a regular trekker. 6 for for occasional and first timers. We would carry lunch, packed parotas and packed juice. We camp at Narimale Forest Rest House, 5 kilometers descend from the peak and stay overnight. Dinner would be vegetarian Rice and curry with curds and pickle.
Day 02 : Descend from Narimale to Irupu waterfalls after light breakfast (Bread, Butter and Jam, fruits and beverages) After spending time at Irupu falls, we return to Srimangala for Brunch; a Kodava lunch to savor. After a seista, retire back in the homestay overnight and enjoy a homely meal. Campfire would be subject to availability due to monsoons, but we would spend our evening with a conservationist who would share his experiences and challenges faced in resolving issues.
Day 03 : Morning Safari by Bus at Nagarhole National Park, Return for breakfast at the homestay and check-out by 12 noon. Visit Gurupura Tibetan colony enroute and return to Bangalore via Nagarhole - Mysore ( 5 hours )
Cost : ₹ 3,500*/- (per person) from Bangalore to Bangalore for group size 10 members
|10 people||₹ 3,500*/- per person|
- For group size of 4 to 7 people, SUV Chervolet (NON AC) will be mode of transportation provided from Bangalore to Bangalore.
For group size between 8-11 people, Tempo Traveler (Pushback NON AC) will be the mode of transportation provided from Bangalore to Bangalore.
Summiters will try to keep an optimal group size of 9-10 to keep the cost to a minimal. The initial fees could be collected assuming a group size of 9-10 people. However, in case the group size is smaller Summiters will inform the participants a month in advance of the departure date, the group size of the program. The participants would be requested to pay "the difference amount" as per the size of the group.
- Accommodation for 1 nights
- 3 meals and 1 light refreshments
- Bangalore - Bangalore transport
- Naturalist and Guide charges
- Rafting in Baraphole can be arranged at a extra cost Seasonal in Monsoon.June - August.
- Forest entry permits
- Toll charges
- Cost Excludes
- Additional beverages and food not included
- Alcohol and cigarettes
- Camera charges
- Laundry charges
- Extra distances covered beyond the said itinerary
Q: Who can do this trek?
A: If you can walk on an average of 5 to 6km without a problem, then you can! If you have specific health issues like asthma, heart issues or the likes, consult your doctor before participating in the trek.
Q: What should we carry?
A: The following items are a must-carry:
Shoes: A good pair of shoes is a must - a good pair does not mean your Adidas/ Nike/ Reebok/ Puma sport shoe. You need a pair that can withstand the wear and tear of walking for many days. A bad shoe can ruin your trek by causing blisters. Ask us, we can help you in choosing the right one for your budget.
The other things you need to carry are : gloves, a skull cap, a sun hat/cap, your personal clothes and toiletry kit, a good pair of sun glasses, a water bottle and your personal medicines (if necessary). Your sleeping bag, mat and tents will be provided to you by Summiters.
Q: What food do you provide?
A: We provide simple vegetarian food that is light and suitable for trekking. Don’t expect pizza hut or an Anand Bhavan - nor will you have to go hunting. You will have enough and when you are tired – anything served will taste superb!
Q: Is the mountain water safe to drink?
A: Yes. It’s as pure as it can be. But if you are finicky – you can buy mineral water
Q: Can I charge my phone on the trek?
A: You cannot charge your phone on the trek. You have to get your phone charged in Bangalore before coming for the trek.
Q: How can I prepare myself?
A: Take daily long walks or jogs.
Terms and Conditions
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Here are our conditions:
- Summiters will try to keep an optimal group size of 9-10 to keep the cost to a minimal. The initial fees could be collected assuming a group size of 9-10 people. However, in case the group size is smaller Summiters will inform the participants a month in advance of the departure date,the group size of the program. The participants would be requested to pay "the difference amount" as per the current size of the group.
Booking must be confirmed 30 days prior to date of departure by paying the full amount – It takes lot of effort, time and money in planning the trek in remote locations. So please give us enough time to make your journey a lifetime’s journey.
All expenses accruing from change in schedule due to weather conditions or health issues are to be borne by the participants. Summiters will not be responsible for the weather or your personal health issues.
Cancellation policy – We plan everything for you well in advance, so that your trip is hassle-free and as smooth as possible. This means that porter fees, permits, accommodation expenses are all paid in advance. Any cancellation will mean inconvenience and loss to all the people involved in making your journey successful. Therefore, it is only fair to pass on the accrued costs to you. Our policy is:-
- Cancellation prior to 30 days from date of departure : Full Refund
- Cancellation between 30 days to 20 days prior to date of departure: 50% Refund
- Cancellation between 20 days prior to date of departure and departure date:No Refund
- No Show : No Refund