Best Trekking Tours in Madikeri - 2020 (with 99 Reviews)

Popular Madikeri Trekking Tour Packages

Package Name Duration Price Rating Details
Nishani - Blue Ridge Walk Trek, Coorg 6H ₹ 800 4.0 star View Details
Adventure Activities near Coorg 6H ₹ 750 4.0 star View Details
Kote Betta Trek 3D/2N ₹ 3200 4.0 star View Details

Madikeri is quite a delightful destination for trekkers. If you are someone who likes to stay out in the nature, soak in the raw vibes of the wilderness, gaze at the magnetic vistas for hours, and perhaps, explore the wild a little bit, then trekking in Madikeri should be on your bucket list. 

One of the most breathtaking treks in the mountain ranges of Western Ghats, you can find aromatic coffee estates, enthralling spice plantations, vibrant orange groves, mystical caves, splendorous jungles, emerald hill sides, mesmerizing meadows, dancing rivers and waterfalls in Madikeri. For its abundant greenery, lush hillside, deep ravines, misty valley, and rich flora and fauna, Madikeri is also often referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’. 

If you are a pro at trekking, you will enjoy conquering the magnificent Tadiandamol Peak, the highest mountain peak in Coorg, gloriously settled amid the splendorous Shola forest. If you are an intermittent hiker, you will fall in love with the idea of hiking frequently. For spiritual souls, there are numerous holy temples, such as Shri Shringeri Shankar Math, Golden Temple Monastery, Omkareshwara Temple, Raghavendra Temple, and Muneshwara temple. 

For those looking for fun and adventure, the Madikeri treks come with some wild trails and waterfalls, like Iruppu Falls, Galibeedu – Subramanian – Shanivarasanthe trek, Pushpagiri trek, Burude Falls, etc. There are amazing tourist places to visit in Madikeri, if you aren’t much of a trekker and just want to rejuvenate your mind and body, then relax near the pristine waters of River Cauvery. Basically, this trek has something for everyone. 

Apart from the above attractions, the path to Madikeri is also home to Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary which encompasses perennial streams, great mountain ranges, dense forests, and rare species of flora and fauna. Some of the other popular attractions of Madikeri trek include Raja’s seat, Madikeri Fort, Gaddige, Dubare Elephant Training Camp, and Chettali Village. 

In a nutshell, this trek is the perfect way to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

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Nishani - Blue Ridge Walk Trek, Coorg Featured
Nishani - Blue Ridge Walk Trek, Coorg

6H

Madikeri

About the Activity:  If you are a coffee lover and enjoy spending time outdoors, then Coorg is the place for you! Located in the Western Ghats of South-Western Karnataka, this quaint peaceful hill station has become a favourite tourist spot for many an adventurer! The most loved and explored aspects of Coorg are its famous coffee plantations as well as the ethnic diversity of the people who reside there.Nishani Betta, or Nishani Motte is a mysterious, beautiful peak located away in the Talacauvery/ Brahmagiri Range of Coorg. Due to its exquisite splendour, many have compared its peaks to that of those abroad. The latitude of this peak is about 60 degrees, making it a challenging and fun hike for you. The view of the landscape around is brilliant and gives you a 360 degree view of the place.Bird Watchers, photographers and anybody who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors are meant to try the Blue Ridge trek to Nishani Motte. The hike up the peak is bound to give you goosebumps and leave you in awe as you witness the different coffee plantations along the way and smooth emerald green plains of Coorg.The final Blue Ridge trek of 1 km is difficult and may be challenging; and a piece of cake for the true adventurer!  Total trekking distance: 10-12 KM that will take around 4-6 hours to finish.There are two packages available:1) Trekking only for a group of 4 or more, 2) Trekking to Nishani, Zip line, off-road jeep drive
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Adventure Activities near Coorg Featured
Adventure Activities near Coorg

6H

Madikeri

When on your next visit to Madiker/Coorg, you can spend your time visiting the regular sights of this beautiful region, or you can go the extra mile and take to the adventures that await you in the unusal setting of a quarry. The activities that are on offer will thrill you, something otherwise unimaginable in this region. Here is what this place has to offer1. Rainforest walk: They say the forests have a story to tell. This is a must do to be amidst old rain forest in the Western Ghats which are a few centuries old. The quietness of the forest with a number of birds and insects humming to various tunes is sure to leave you bedazzled. Follow your instructors into our very own rainforest. Please follow and remain on the paths at all times.2. Selfie station and viewpoints: Once you get to the top of the rock face, please stay behind the fences. We highly suggest for your own safety, that you don’t lean on the fences. Photography is encouraged at this location, but please stay away from the edges. An open window for the creativity of getting some of the best selfies and wind angle landscape photos of the Western Ghats in the background.3. Treetop adventure: Activities suspended 15 to 20 feet above the forest floor, on trees, you begin the tree top adventure. Created out of natural wood and steel cables you will climb up the first treetop activity. a. Wobbling Bridge- Ensure to be connected to your safety line before you start crossing the bridge. Once you reach the end of theWobbling bridge, disconnect your safety line and connect to the safety line of the next activityb. The Pole Walk- Transition would be from the wobbling bridge on to the ladder and then on to the poles. Holding on to the wire rope above the pole walk to the end of the 2 poles, at the end of which is a ladder for you to get down.c. Twin Cable Walk across a gorge- Connect your safety line to the yellow rope and walk across the valley. Stop in the center andenjoy the views.d. Tyre Bridge- here we attach your pulley to the wire rope & walk on the bridge of tyres towards the giant Hammock.e. Giant Hammock- Once inside the net area, remove your pulley from the safety line & climb down the giant hammock.4. Zip 1: Stretched across the Quarry, with the wall face to your left and the valley to your right, you will be flying at over 40 km per hour. We recommend you brake at the beginning and keep the pressure on thewire throughout your flight. You will be helped down from the wires at the end platform.5. Zip2: Stretched from the cliff across the Quarry flying down over the common area, moving from the east to the west, you will enjoy the beautiful valley and hills on this thrilling yet enjoyable zipline. You willdisengage your pulleys at the end of zipline at the landing platform.6. Rock climbing: Our Rock face is 250m in width and 50metres high. There are faces of the rock wall which are at 90°. For beginners we have selected a route which is at 60° incline and the climb is fairly simple,with enough natural foot and hand holds. In case you get tired of climbing, you can climb the wire rope ladder to reach the top. Complete safety harness, shoes and helmet is mandatory. Top belay will be employed for this activity.7. Rappelling: Descend down the same rock face using a static rope and figure of 8.8. Common Area: All adventurers are requested to wait at this location until your entire group arrives here. You will then return your gear, have a debriefing, some reminiscing & photo exchange.Experience location- Quarry Adventures, Madenad, MadikeriName and about the package- The Full Dosage (Rs.1999 per head)Inclusions: food and beverages, equipment, assistance, activities, transportation(if any)Activities Included: Rainforest Walk, Treetop adventure, 2 ziplines, rock climbing & Rappelling.All required adventure equipments, Instructor at all times, Drinking water bottle, biscuits & teaExclusions Shoes & raincoatMinimum and maximum number of participants Minimum 1, Maximum 12 per slotItinerary A detailed description of the activities on this 3- hour tour is as below1. Rainforest walk2. Selfie station and viewpoints3. Treetop adventure4. Zip 15. Zip26. Rock climbing7. Rappelling:8. Common AreaThings to carry Sunglasses and a cap/hatCameraPersonal medication (if any)A light sweater/jacketEnergy bars and energy drinksInsect repellent (in case you are allergic)BinocularsAvoid extra packaging, travel lightAvoid carrying plastic bags or any other waste products that may result in litteringDuration- approx 3-4 Hours Time slots Please pre book at least 24 hours in advanceKids price( if any) None*Minimum/maximum age required to avail the experiences 13 upwardsName and about the package RainForest Walk & 2 Ziplines (Rs.1499 per head)Inclusions: food and beverages, equipment, assistance, activities, transportation (if any)Activities Included: Rainforest Walk, & 2 ziplines.All required adventure equipments, Instructor at all times,Drinking water bottle, biscuits & teaExclusions Shoes & raincoatMinimum and maximum number of participants Minimum 1, Maximum 12 per slotItinerary A detailed description of the activities on this 1-2hour tour is as below1. Rainforest walk2. Selfie station and viewpoints3. Zip 14. Zip25. Common AreaThings to carrySunglasses and a cap/hatCameraPersonal medication (if any)A light sweater/jacketEnergy bars and energy drinksInsect repellent (in case you are allergic)BinocularsAvoid extra packaging, travel lightAvoid carrying plastic bags or any other waste products that may result in litteringDuration approx 1-2 HoursTime slots Please pre book at least 24 hours in advanceKids price( if any) None*Minimum/maximum age required to avail the experiences 13 upwardsName and about the package Rainforest Walk & TreeTop Adventure (Rs. 750 per head)Inclusions: food and beverages, equipment, assistance, activities, transportation (if any)Activities Included: Rainforest Walk & Treetop adventure. All required adventure equipments, Instructor at all times, Drinking water bottle, biscuits & teaExclusions Shoes & raincoatMinimum and maximum number of particpiants Minimum 1, Maximum 12 per slotItinerary A detailed description of the activities on this 1-2 hour tour is as below1. Rainforest walk2. Selfie station and viewpoints3. Treetop adventure4. Common AreaThings to carry Sunglasses and a cap/hatCameraPersonal medication (if any)A light sweater/jacketEnergy bars and energy drinksInsect repellent (in case you are allergic)BinocularsAvoid extra packaging, travel lightAvoid carrying plastic bags or any other waste products that may result in litteringDuration approx 1-2 Hours Time slots Please pre book at least 24 hours in advanceKids price( if any) None*Minimum/maximum age required to avail the experiences 13 upwardsName and about the package Rock climbing & Rapelling (Rs.999 per head)Inclusions: food and beverages, equipment, assistance, activities, transportation (if any)Activities Included: Rock climbing & Rappelling.All required adventure equipments, Instructor at all times, Drinking water bottle, biscuits & teaExclusions Rock climbing Shoes & raincoatMinimum and maximum number of participants Minimum 1, Maximum 12 per slotItinerary 1. Rock climbing2. Rappelling3. Common AreaThings to carry Sunglasses and a cap/hatCameraPersonal medication (if any)A light sweater/jacketEnergy bars and energy drinksInsect repellent (in case you are allergic)BinocularsAvoid extra packaging, travel lightAvoid carrying plastic bags or any other waste products that may result in litteringDuration approx 1-2 HoursTime slots Please pre book at least 24 hours in advanceKids price( if any) None*Minimum/maximum age required to avail the experiences 13 upwardsName and about the package Guided Half Day Trek (Rs.800 per head)Inclusions: food and beverages, equipment, assistance, activities, transportation (if any)Activities Included: Guided Trek to Karkette Peak in theNishani Range of the Western Ghats.Guide at all times, Drinking water bottle, biscuits & teaExclusions Shoes & raincoatMinimum and maximum number of participants Minimum 1, Maximum 40Itinerary As soon as you arrive you will be directed to a parking lot where you will follow sign boards to either refresh yourself or head straight up to the common area for your basic orientation. Our instructors will help get ready for the trek. The trek takes you through thick forests and grasslands. Be careful of undergrowth and thorns.Trek distance : 5kmTrek Difficulty: Medium.Things to carry Sunglasses and a cap/hatCameraPersonal medication (if any)A light sweater/jacketEnergy bars and energy drinksInsect repellent (in case you are allergic)BinocularsAvoid extra packaging, travel lightAvoid carrying plastic bags or any other waste products that may result in litteringDuration approx 3-4 HoursTime slots Please pre book at least 24 hours in advanceKids price( if any) None*Minimum/maximum age required to avail the experiences 7 upwardsName and about the package Sunset & Date Night Dinner (Rs.5000 for 2 people)Inclusions: food and beverages, equipment, assistance, activities, transportation (if any)2 Starters, 2 main courses, dessert & Campfire.Exclusions Shoes & raincoatMinimum and maximum number of participants Minimum 2, Maximum 6Itinerary after Arrival you will be taken on a guided short trek around the property which has a few viewpoints overlooking the stunning hills of the Western Ghats. You will then head over to the ‘common area’ where you experience sunset, post which you will be given a brief of what is planned for the evening and few instructions about the property.A candle lit table a 5 course meal (details on booking) will be laid out and you may feel free to help yourself at any point. Team will set up a bonfire to keep you warm through the evening and additional blankets will be kept in case the temperature drops further.If you wish to arrange for flowers and champagne, it would require a 48 hour notice and depending on availability. However that would be at an additional cost.You may remain in the property until 10.00pm post which one of the team members will arrive to escort you to your car. Considering the terrain, it is highly recommended you wear proper outdoor shoes to be able to move around comfortably. In order to book the sunset dinner, it would require a 48 hour notice to make arrangements for the same. Things to carry CameraA light sweater/jacketInsect repellent (in case you are allergic)BinocularsAvoid extra packaging, travel lightAvoid carrying plastic bags or any other waste products that may result in litteringDuration approx 4-6 HoursTime slots Please pre book at least 48 hours in advanceName and about the package Sunset & BBQ (Rs.750 per head)Inclusions: food and beverages, equipment, assistance, activities, transportation(if any)Chicken, Pork, Paneer, Corn & Pineapple BBQ, 2 maincourses, dessert & Campfire.Exclusions Shoes & raincoatMinimum and maximum number of pax Minimum 10, Maximum 25Itinerary you will be taken on a guided short trek around the propertywhich has a few viewpoints overlooking the stunning hills of the Western Ghats. You will then head over to the ‘common area’ where you experience sunset, post which you will be given a brief of what is planned for the evening and few instructions about the property.BBQ will begin at 1800 hrs and dinner will be served at 2000 hrs meal (details on booking) you may feel free to help yourself at any point.Team will set up a bonfire to keep you warm through the evening.You may remain in the property until 10.00pm post which one of the team members will escort you to your vehicle.Considering the terrain it is highly recommended you wear proper outdoor shoes to be able to move around comfortably. In order to book the sunset BBQ dinner it would require a 48 hour notice to make arrangements for the same.Things to carry CameraA light sweater/jacketInsect repellent (in case you are allergic)BinocularsAvoid extra packaging, travel lightAvoid carrying plastic bags or any other waste products that may result in litteringDuration approx 4-6 HoursTime slots Please pre book at least 48 hours in advanceKids price( if any) None*Minimum/maximum age required to avail the experiences 7 upwards
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INR 750

Kote Betta Trek
Kote Betta Trek

3D/2N

Bangalore

Coorg, the Scotland of India, has rightfully earned all the titles that the place carries with it. Dotted with hills all around it, this coffee heaven in Karnataka is just 265 kms away from the capital of Bangalore, and is one of the favorite hill station getaways for Southern India. This tour takes you on a trip to one of the most iconic trekking routes near Coorg, the Kote Betta Trek. You will be greeted by green expanses wherever you go on this trek, that's for sure. But what is really stunning and once in a lifetime chance is the opportunity to see the sunset from the Raja's seat, which is also included in the trek.About the activity:You will be picked up at the pre-decided pickup locations in Bangalore and taken overnight to Coorg, where you will check into the homestay upon arrivalAfter breakfast, the trek will start to take you to the third highest peak of Coorg, the Kote BettaAfter lunch, you will be starting to reach the Rajaseat viewpoint for experiencing the sunrise from there. You will then descend from there to reach the Homestay for a rejuvenating campfire and stargazing experience, which will be arranged for you after dinnerCheckout the next morning after breakfast and leave for Kotte Abbey Falls, before beginning the return to Bangalore to end the tripGroup Size- Maximum 30 people
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37 Ratings

4.0

37 Ratings

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INR 3,200

Madikeri Top Experiences

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14 February 2017
Excellent
"Fantastic experience!! We went in the summer(may) , still the weather was very pleasant and cloudy. Spending 1 day among those hills without any gadgets has given me a lifetime memory. The weather has changed so many times which made me feel like a couple of days have passed. Best part is camping and trekking, it was a moderate trek, but the leeches tortured us a little, the camp location is breathtaking, calm and beautiful. Highly recommended for nature enthusiasts and adventurers!! ????"
04 January 2016
Anasuya Patil Kotebetta Trek, Coorg
Excellent
This is an awesome treking place.Its located 22kms away from madikeri.In case you are like treking you have to go to kotebetta.Also there is an awesome waterfall on the top.There is also a clean streram and shiva temple on the top
04 January 2016
Chandani Guha Kotebetta Trek, Coorg
Excellent
This place have a breathtaking view of the Coorg valley. And the sunset was just amazing. One can spend qualty time in the evenings. It was well organised trek and we had lot of fun in this trek.
04 January 2016
Giriraaj Marar Kotebetta Trek, Coorg
Excellent
Awesome place. Heaven on earth. Nice experience of trekking and camping. The view from the top was mind blowing...Enjoyed a lot. Our guide was very friendly and food was also good. Overall a weekend well spent.
28 March 2017
Excellent
"AMAZING place and experience... the organizer and the property where the base camp was there was just worth every penny... nature, thrill and satisfaction is guaranteed????????"
13 December 2018
Excellent
I didn’t really know what to expect on this trip as this was my first experience with Thrillophilia, but I was very happy with the entire trip. The team handled my booking, and I didn’t have any trouble finding the place either. We were served all three meals by the caretaker, Raju, and we also did some fun adventure activities like trekking, and ziplining, which was my favourite part of the entire trip.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Trekking in Madikeri

  1. What are the best one day treks near Madkeri where I can avail upto 25% Off?

    Coorg is a district in the state of Karnataka and Madikeri is the district headquarters. So, Madikeri being a part of Coorg offers a wide range of trekking trails nearby.

    Nishani –Blue Ridge Walk Trek
    - Nishani Peak is located in the magnificent Brahmagiri or Talacauvery range. This awe-inspiring trek will take you through long but aromatic stretches of coffee gardens, paddy fields, mesmerizing rain forests, untouched trails, trickling waterfalls, and stunning streams. This trek is a paradise for nature and wilderness lovers. 

    Kote Betta Trek
     – This splendorous trek takes about two days to finish. It is known for its beautiful sunrise and sunset, night sky, a holy Shiva temple, and of course, abundant nature. To get the best out of this trek, pitch a tent amid the wilderness and sleep under a sky full of stTadiandamol Trek – Surrounded by the scenic views of the Western Ghats, Tadiandamol is the highest mountain peak in Coorg. Some of the highlights of this trek are Shola Forest trails, coffee plantations, and stay at Nalknad Palace. 

    Kumara Parvatha Trek
     – It is the second highest peak in Coorg. Located at an elevation of 1,712 feet, Kumara Paravatha is nestled amid lush green forests and enriching meadows. It is dotted with unexplored trails, meandering streams, large volcanic rock formations, and verdant landscapes. It also home to Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Kopatty Hills Trek
     –The scintillating valley of Kopatty Hills is embellished with unexplored trails, meandering streams, lush green meadows, intense forest, paddy fields, and majestic mountain views. An offbeat place for trekking in Madikeri.

    Tadiandamol Trek
     – This trek is an absolute delight for travel enthusiasts and nature lovers. It is advisable to stay at a local Homestay, instead of a hotel, when you go for this trekkers.
  2. What are the most adventurous tours in Madkeri fall under Rs. 800/- only?

    Madikeri near Coorg is overflowing with options for nature enthusiasts. You will be spoiled for choice in Madikeri by all the things it has to offer. Click here to explore the list now.

    1. Jeep Drive to Mallalli Water Falls at Rs. 3250/-
    2. Nishani Blue Ridge Walk Trek at Rs. 800/-
    3. Thrilling 90° Rock Climbing Near at Rs. 999/-
    4. Adventure Activities Near Coorg at Rs. 750/-
  3. Which are the best Madikeri camping tours with special offers?

    Madikeri being a part of Coorg offers a vivid range of campsites nearby, Click here to explore the best camping tours near Madikeri with best deals and offers. 

    1. Camping In Madikeri, Coorg @ Rs 1700/-
    2. Wild Monsoon Adventure Series Camping at Rs. 3985/-
    3. Coorg Camping Experience at Rs.1650/-
    4. Riverside Camping In Coorg, With Rafting at Rs.2100/-
    5. Camping In Coorg with stargazing at Rs. 1820/-
  4. What is the best time for trekking in Madikeri?

    Trekking in Madikeri can be done at any time of the year. You can choose the apt time for yourself depending on your favorite season. The best time for trekking in Madikeri during monsoon is from July to September. The best time to visit during the winter season is from December to February. However, the temperature during winters dabbles between 14 degree Celsius and 29 degree Celsius.

    If you want to soak in the sunshine of the valley and witness the lush green hills dotted with vibrant flowers, then go here between March and June. The average temperature during this time is 21 degree Celsius and 34 degree Celsius.

  5. How fit should I be for trekking in Madikeri? What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

    Most of the treks in Western Ghats can be completed in one day, or maximum, two. You don’t need to have to be extremely fit to finish your trek to Madikeri. Even so, it is advisable to get your heart rate and breathing tested before going for one of the trekking tours in Madikeri.

    A few weeks before trekking in Madikeri, you can start with some easy exercises, such as walking, running, cycling, breathing techniques, yoga, etc. In case you want to take it up a notch, you can try climbing and squatting as well. A normal fitness routine is also enough to match this trek.

  6. How much water should I drink while trekking in Madikeri?

    When you go on a hike, you sweat a considerable amount of minerals. In the same way, demands you to stay hydrated until it is completed. It is quite tricky to know the exact amount of water needed for Madikeri trekking, but carry at least 2 liters of water per person.

  7. What are the difficulties which we can face while trekking?

    As much as it is fun, trekking also comes with unseen troubles and difficulties, such as harsh weather, bad condition of trails, acute mountain sickness, blisters, cough and cold, swollen joints, etc. However, a well-prepared mind and body is an answer to all the difficulties that come across during trekking. Remember to dress according to the weather and keep extra clothing. If the climate demands, wear good quality hiking shoes, take the required medicine to avoid any kind of sickness. Trekking is already a challenging activity no matter how adventurous it seems. So, make sure that you are well-prepared to face any difficulty that comes your way during these hikes.

  8. What do we do with garbage which is produced during a trek?

    We have a strong policy against waste pollution. We don’t support littering waste or garbage before, during, or after trekking in Madikeri. To avoid littering, we carry eco-bags to carry the waste during treks. It is also requested to collect any waste found during the trek and dispose it in a dustbin.

  9. What are the equipment that need to be purchased from our end?

    Even though this trek is an easy one, you must be prepared for anything and everything that comes your way at the time of hiking. For this very reason, you must gear yourself up with some important trekking equipment.Some of the necessary equipment that you must buy includes a light trekking backpack, camping tent, hiking shoes or boots with good grip, insect repellant, trekking poles, eco-friendly waste bags, sleeping mat, powerbank, smartwatch, torch or flash light, etc. 

    Before you go ahead with the purchase of your trekking gear, please keep in mind that you do not need to bring everything with you on the trek. Try to carry equipment that you feel are absolutely necessary for you. Keep it light and easy.

  10. Do you think I should bring some medicines along with me while on the trek?

    If it’s Madikeri or any other trek, it should be your own responsibility to carry a medicine kit or first-aid kit. You do not have to carry a whole box of medicines with you, but make sure that you have some basic medicines with you all the time. Some of the must-carry medicines on a regular trek are Crocin, Allegra, Combiflam, Vomistop (only for high altitude), Strepsils, Antibiotics, Avomine (for motion sickness), mosquito/insect repellant, Spasmonil (for abdominal cramps), Dcold, and Cetirizine (for allergies).

    You must also keep crepe bandage, band-aid, and antibiotic ointment. For altitude sickness, you can carry Diamox, Nifedipine, and Dexamethasone, but do not forget to ask for your doctor’s advice before taking any medicine.

  11. What will be the cost of trekking near Madikeri?

    The average cost for trekking in Madikeri ranges from 6,000 to 8,000 per person. The cost of trekking also depends on the package you choose. For one night and two-day stay, the price ranges from 3,000 to 4,000 per person. For two-night and three-day stay, the charges applicable would be between 5,000 and 7,000, and so on.

  12. Is it safe for a solo traveler to do trek?

    It is absolutely safe for anyone to go for trekking in Madikeri. It is the perfect trek for solo travelers as well. Even women solo travelers can enjoy hiking through the forest trails of Madikeri. Even so, one must always take care of his or her surroundings, and it is advisable for anyone trekking in this area to avoid going for the trek during late hours.

  13. How many trekkers are there in one group?

    On an average, there are 5-6 trekkers in one group. However, high number trekkers in one group are safer, better and definitely more fun. There is no set limit for a number of trekkers required to start a trek, but the minimum number should be around 5 and the maximum should be around 15.

  14. What sort of food will be there? Packed or Instant Cooked?

    There are many local restaurants and food joints available near Madikeri trek. In case, you are looking to have food during the trekking hours, it will be packed stuff, such as energy bars, chips, sandwiches, burgers, along with beverages. The food will be served warm and cooked at the time of your stay, in hotel, homestay, or tent.

  15. Can we do trekking during nighttime?

    There aren’t a lot of trekking tours in Madikeri that offer night treks in the area. Tourists usually opt for day trekking since it takes about 24 hours to complete the whole hike. However, a night trek can be arranged on request for those who are interested. You can even pitch a tent amid the wilderness and enjoy a night full of stars in Madikeri.

  16. Is there any specific type of clothing recommended for the trek?

    The best hiking clothes are made of synthetic material. Synthetic is known to absorb sweat quickly. Thus, this will help your body cool down during long hours of hiking during the trek. Since trekking in Madikeri is an easy one, you can wear normal T-shirt and pants. It is advisable to wear full sleeved T-shirt and pants/ trekking suit/ tights/ etc. since in the wilderness, you never know what kind of insects or plants you might come across. Do not forget to carry a rain jacket, coat, pullover, etc. since the temperature keeps changing in Madikeri. It’s best to wear three-layered clothing in case you are trekking during the winter season.

  17. Which type of shoes should I buy?

    There are few points to keep in mind when you are choosing shoes for trekking activity –grip, waterproofing, and breathability. We all are aware about the grip part, that is, to avoid slipping on the trails. Please note that it is quite usual for the trekking trails to be damped or worse, flooded. Thus, it is better to splurge on trekking shoes that are waterproofed, than save on the ones that aren’t. Also, for Madikeri trekking, it is highly recommended that you buy shoes that easily allow moisture to pass through. The weather changes dramatically there, and so, this is an important factor to consider when buying trekking shoes.

  18. How safe is trekking in Madikeri?

    Madikeri trekking is quite safe for trekkers. Even so, every trekker must stay aware about his or her surroundings during the trek. You might come across wild animals during the jungle trails, but that’s quite rare since most of them are deep down in the forest, and probably more scared of you than the other way around.

    The trek is safe even for solo women trekkers, but is still recommended to not go into the woods alone during late hours. Remember to carry a jacket or coat during your treks, since the weather in this region is quite unpredictable. Keep water bottles and munchies with you to be on the safer side.

  19. What things should I carry for trekking in Madikeri?

    The trek of Madikeri is not a difficult one. However, it is advisable to carry some of the equipment that would contribute in making your trek comfortable. Some of the important things to carry at this trek are Water bottle; munching and food items such as chocolates, chips, dry fruits, and energy bars; a good backpack; an extra pair of trekking shoes; a multi-purpose tool set such as Swiss knife; torch or flashlight; hand sanitizer, mouthwash, extra pair of jacket, cap, and other woolen clothes, sunscreen, lip balm, first-aid or medical kit, trek map, compact camera, phone, phone charger, sunglasses, medicines for mountain illness, etc.

  20. Can we have liquor/smoke while on the trek?

    It is advisable to not drink or smoke during trekking hours since your body loses a lot of sweat, moisture, and salt when you are hiking through the dense forest. It is actually very crucial for you to stay focused at the time of trekking. There is however, no restriction as such on smoking or drinking.

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