Trek Type : Pre & Post Monsoon
Departure Dates 2017
Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Trek Grade : Moderate to Hard
Duration : 14 Days
Cost : ₹ 64,000/-
Group Size : 11 & above
A Fort of Annihilation
Not many know about the Navadurgas or 9 Forts around Bangalore. These Hills Forts which served as Sentinels from Invasions are today abandoned. History of these hills forts or Navadurgas ( Nine Forts ) surprisingly is limited along with the ambiguity about the nine forts and the basis of them being called as Navadurgas. The eight forts out of the nine are namely Savanadurga, Kabbaladurga, Huthridurga, Devarayanadurga, Makalidurga, Channarayanadurga, Nandidurga, and Huliyurdurga. Not much of history of this place is known except that it was built by Kempe Gowda II and later was conquered by Tippu Sultan and the British. Bhairava is a wandering form of Shiva associated with annihilation who guards the cardinal points. Bhairavadurga is toughest of all the climbs. Not much of fort or ramparts to see at the top, but the actual trail leads the hiker through the forests and open lands. Not much of history of this place is known except that it was built by Kempe Gowda II and later was conquered by Tippu Sultan and the British. Bhairava Durga, located at a distance of 60 km from Bengaluru has the legendary Byraveshwara temple dedicated to lord himself and a fort built by Kempegowda. This is a spine-chilling place for trekkers and a view atop of the hill is simply magnificent. The view of Devarakere, Shivagange peak resembling a lingam, Kengal Betta, Greenfields is a feast to eyes!
Surprising 9 Hills
Ombattu Gudda, one of the highest hill ranges of the Western Ghats is located along the borderline of Chikmagalur and Dakshina Kannada. The entire to and fro trekking activity of the peak which derives its name from the Kannada word ‘ombattu’ (meaning 9) and ‘gudda’ (meaning hills) due to its location and appearance is said to be one of the mysterious and challenging treks of Western Ghats. - would cover around 18km over in a day. Thus, the trek is bound to showcase beautiful landscapes all along. You will encounter a lot of streams along the way. The best time to complete the stretch would be before sunset. The trail offers a panoramic view of the entire hill range and the surroundings.
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Trek To Buddhas peak : Shingani Gudda
It is one of the major peaks in Charmadi range and is also known as Buddha's Peak. This is a 3 hour trek and being a moderate one, ideal for beginners too. The peak resembles the forehead of elephant and often referred to as gigantic elephant too. One passes through thick jungles adjoining Amedikallu and Sibile Gudda peaks, Minchukallu and Kumbhakallu peaks.
On the Ridge
Tavoor Hills Traverse is one of the lesser known Picturesque treks in Bhagamandala range, Coorg of Karnataka which makes this place one of the perfect weekend trekking destinations from Bangalore. From the summit here offers the best of the scenic views of Coorg. The trail in the Tavoor Hills is also known as Dumachi Gudde by the locals. The trail offers everything that a trekking enthusiasts expectation. On one side during the traverse, it has deep dense forests and streams and on the other there’s a beautiful ridge walk towards the peak. Standing tall on the Tavoor Hill Peak, one can also see the beautiful Kopatty Hill Range. As the legends say, Lord Vishnu, Brahman and Shiva surveyed Talacauvery Hill and Tavooru Hill to decide the origin of the river Cauvery which would then nurture and nourish the surrounding forests and the lives of so many living beings. Bagamandala being the holy Place, trimurthis decided and thus originated here.
OOty of Karnataka
A green patch of forest situated at 3400m above sea level, in the rocky region of Chitradurga - Popularly known as a 7 hill fort in history is a place called Jogimatti. Amidst prevailing heat wave and perennial drought, the green cover prevailing at the edge of the city has created a climate that resembles Ooty. Hence, the region is also called as ‘OOty of Central Karnataka’. Presence of heavy breeze, misty mountains and greenery are attracting the people from far away places. It is very clear that the forest got its name from a saint called ‘Jogi’, who was known for his social services, and a natural cave that houses a Shiva Linga and idols of Veerbhadra and Basavanna. Jogimatti is home for rare animals, including leopards and sloth bear that are on the verge of extinction, and the plants with medicinal value. In the midst of the forest, there is a waterfall called ‘Himavad Kedara’ that rejuvenates the visitor. Jogimatti is a trekkers delight and must see the place for nature lovers in the pristine state.
In The Scotland of India
Kopatty Hills Trek in Coorg is one of the best weekend treks around Bangalore where you can experience the bliss of the Coorg lifestyle and the endless tropical trails of the Western Ghats in the Coorg district of Karnataka. Kopatty is one the tallest peak in the region. Situated at a height of 1375 meters in the Tala Cauvery Range adjoining to Bhagamandala town.
There are jeep trails, dense jungles, Waterfalls, Streams, Vast green Grasslands and meadows to experience for a trekking passionate person. Atop a fantastic view awaits and Erulli Vana Pradesh - Forests (which are considered sacred by Kodava Community)
About the Climb :
The Markha Valley trek runs very close to the mighty Kangyatse peak. A short one hour detour from the trail takes you the BC of Kangyatse. Kangyatse 2 offers a perfect challenge for seasoned trekkers wanting to explore technical climbs.
Trek Details :
As the day breaks in at Campsite...
As you step in, post a short briefing session for the day which is to share individual expectations and safety practices, a nice little-planned itinerary is set. A quick healthy breakfast awaiting you and will be ready to do some Abseiling or Rappelling rope activity. Hand on experience Rock-Craft in natural forest environs. For the young seeking thrill, we also on offer Paintball. After an adrenaline pumping game, enthusiastic team will now get together for challenging and fun-filled team building activities. After a very active 4 hour unwind time at the outdoors, a good healthy meal is waiting for you amidst serenity.
Take a 15-minute break post lunch to re-energize yourself for the next round of activities in the pipeline which will test your endurance levels. Get ready to hit the “Tree challenge course”- A set of obstacles set up in between trees which is a lot of fun. And then the best part of the day! Watersports!! . Who doesn't like water and chill it out..“Kayaking, Swimming” or “sleeping on the water with a floating pillow attached to the life jacket” facing sky is a sheer joy within and experience to cherish. This part is a back to nature experience and non-swimmers will definitely get confidence and out of all fears.
Finally, this brings you to the end of a very active day at the ‘Outdoors’ and you can now wind down with a much-needed cup of hot tea and a light snack. As the sun goes down, its time to head back, refreshed and rejuvenated after a much-needed break.
Located at a brief expanse of 50km from the garden city Bangalore, the Camp at Kanakpura is home to the exquisite lake of Hosadoddi. A stone’s throw away from the Forest estate of Bananthimari, this pristine camping experience offers you a wide range of experiences ranging from trekking to historical exploration to spotting the bountiful excitement of wildlife.
About the Activities
Engage in an exciting experience that caters to corporate training, team visits, college fun, and family outings! Surrounded by the gorgeous mountains skirted by a pristine lake, one can enjoy trekking amidst the Bananthimari hills or feel the rush of adrenaline while kayaking in here. Recruit a paddle raft or a canoe and experience nature in all its plush richness.
You rock here....!
The sugar bowl of Karnataka , Mandya is known for pictureque locations and hillocks. Among them is Kunti Betta is a picturesque hill in the quaint town of Padavapura, marked by the two hills at an elevation of 2882m, the Kunti betta. Locals believe as per mythology the Pandavas and Kunti lived in the area during their exile. Mythology states that the Pandavas during their period of exile stayed here for some time, and Kunti, mother of the Pandavas, liked the hillock so much that it became one of her favorite haunts. The town is also named after the Pandavas because of their brief stay in this region. The name "French Rock" dates back to India's Pre-Independence days, the place was used as the camping ground by the French army, which came to help Tippu Sultan in his war against the British. It is believed that French named the small town as "French Rocks", as the town is in the vicinity of two rocky hills. After Indian Independence, these rocky hills called as "Kunti Betta" by locals. It is a trekkers paradise, they stand apart and one of the most sought day hikes for those who want to seek adventure, it is thrilling to trek amidst bushes and rock faces. A trek during dark adds thrill tends to sharpen the body sensations and ignites a feeling of uncertainty and curiosity about your trail. As one reached the pinnacle , the view from atop is a feast to eyes with view so lakes, light and shadow play, clouds engulfing mountains and paddy fields. During the night trekking adventure accompanied with fire flies, a starry night and local anecdotes make this a magical experience.
Mahalangur Range ; Nepal Himalayas
South Everest Base Camp is situated at a Altitude of 17,592 ft and Kalapathar at 18, 517 ft.
It is a beaten trail and well marked with gradual descents and ascents.
Food & Accommodation
Lodges & Guest Houses
130 km Lukla to Lukla
Khumbu Glacier and Icefall
Mount Everest 8848 m
Highest peak on the Earth Known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetan language In China as Chomolungma.
Pumori 7161 m
It is opposite to Everest peak ."Pumo" means young girl or daughter and "Ri" means mountain in Sherpa language.
Ama Dablam 6812 m
Name Ama Dablam is derived from two words: “ama,” meaning mother, and “dablam,” meaning pendant. Together the name Ama Dablam means mother’s necklace.
Kang Tega 6782 m
It is known as the Snow Saddle peak.
Thamserku 6608 m & Lobuche 6119 m
Nuptse 7861 m
Its name is derived from the Tibetan words nup,which means west, and tse, which means peak.
Lhotse 8516 m
Next to Mount Everest stands Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 meters. Located in Sagamartha National Park, Lhotse and another mountain called Nuptse are connected to Mount Everest and form the group of mountains called the Everest massif. The name Lhotse comes from the Tibetan words lho, meaning south, and tse, meaning peak - hence the name “South Peak”.
Tengboche Monastery 3,867 m
Known as Dawa Choling Gompa, in the Tengboche village in Khumjung in the Khumbu region is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community.
Pre Monsoon March - May – Post Monsoon September - November
Entry to Nepal
Indians require Voter Id issued by Govt of India ( OR ) Valid Passport with minimum 3 months validity.
One rest day at Namche Bazaar at 3513 m and hike to Kumjung Kunde 3883 m. Following Climb High ; Sleep Low adage and do a short hike.
Tap and Mineral water is available in Lodges. We recommend you carrying water purification Iodine tablets or drinking hot water.
Siddahartha Bank ATM is in Namche Bazaar
Helicopter or Chopper facility is available at all campsites. Contact Guest houses for Assistance. Evacuation would cost 1200 $ and Above
Available at Periche along the EBC trail. Available at Gokyo & Machermo Along Gokyo trail.
By Air : Thribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu
By Road : Sunauli Border of Nepal – India. About 70 km from Gorakpur
Mountain Flight in Nepal, only awe-stricken silence can come close to matching the experience of going on a mountain flight to encounter the tallest mountains of the earth. Mountain flights offer the closest possible aerial views of Mt. Everest 8848m, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and the Tibetan Plateau. Mountain flights appeal to all categories of travelers and have become a popular tourist attraction of Nepal.
The mountains of Nepal are one of the natural wonders of the world, but sadly climbing or trekking is not for everyone. Health problems or a busy schedule mean that some people may not be able to make the arduous trek into the mountains. It would be a shame to miss out on the glory of these sights. For those who are restricted by time or other considerations from going trekking, these flights offers a panoramic views of the Himalayas in just one hour.
Daily Mountain Flight
Mountain Flight Cost : INR 8000/- Per Person.
Duration of flight : 1 hour.
Mountain Flight Itinerary:
Drive to Airport/Mountain flight and back to Hotel.
Transportation by Car (Hotel/Domestic Airport/Hotel), Mountain Flight Air Ticket & domestic Airport Tax.
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